I was in a car accident and I suffered a fractured skull in three places. When the police arrived, I had lost all of my blood through my eyes, ears, nose and mouth, while lying in the road for over forty-five minutes. This is when I experienced a feeling of comfort beyond any feeling that one could feel in the physical life. At that point, it was black with small specs of light as stars appear. I noticed that I was not a physical being. I was instead a pin cushion of electric energy. I noticed to my right a similar being, that it felt so comforting to be with, taking me on a determined path up and away from earth. Then is when this other being telepathically conveyed a feeling that is very difficult to put in words with the exception of one word, which was the word FACTORY. More or less it was, (don't feel incomplete or you will go back to the FACTORY) I looked down to the left and saw factory buildings with smoke stacks and conveyor belts. That is actually what the town consisted of that I was taken to where the hospital was. I did have a feeling that I was not complete in some way or another. That's when I was returned to my physical self. I was told that when I came back to life I then remained in a comma for three days. When I woke from the coma, I was in intensive care for six weeks prior to being released from the hospital. I was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by the police which I failed to mention at the beginning.
Date NDE Occurred: 02/15/62
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain AccidentDirect head injury Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) I don't understand the question.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I clearly left my body and existed outside it
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal This was due to the experience of absorbing an entire feeling that would and does fall way short when put in words. From the other being to me.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? During the point of communication with the being that was to my right.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning I knew I was not viewing any of this from normal space or time.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? I did not see any extreme clarity in my vision due to it being somewhat dark throughout this experience. As if it were during the night.
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I don't recall any sound at all.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I was to the left of the other being and whoever or whatever the other being was, it felt as it were closer to me than any human could ever be although I know not who it was.
The experience included: Darkness
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? A light clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes I was light and so was the other being beside me.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Serenity and overwhelming feeling of comfort.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control I learned that I am here to become complete in some way, then is when I can graduate so to speak. If I don't gather this completeness I will have to return until I'm ready it seems!
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future
Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Liberal None
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Liberal None
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes The knowledge that had I felt complete, I was to travel a determined path somewhere. Not sure where.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Due to the comfort I felt after death it changed my entire life to live knowing I'll never reach that level of comfort in this life is depressing.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes The telepathic message was not spoken in words but a complete feeling.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain Sometimes I feel as if I have contact with people who have passed away in a sleep state.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The comfort was wonderful and the feeling so close to the other being or spirit that joined me.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes It was approximately ten years after when I shared it with others and it was of comfort to them to know it was such a feeling of comfort to die.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real. Everything about it was real I could not at that age have imagined what I experienced.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? Nothing I can think of at this time.