Experience Description

I was crossing a four lane highway. The cars by my side of the road had stopped at a red light that was half a block down. I went between the cars on my side and ran thru them thinking that the other lanes where clear because of the red light. I heard the screeching of tires, felt a heavy bump, and felt myself spinning thru the air. I then slid to a stop with my head on the curb and my body in the street. I was looking up at the sky. I could not hear, I was not feeling anything, and I could not move. The edges of my vision were getting closer and closer until finally I blacked out. All of a sudden, I was high in the sky. I could see my body lying in the street. All the people were getting out of their cars. I had a panorama view of the whole area and I was slowly going higher. I saw the ambulance coming. I saw the paramedics get out. They started immediately cutting off my jacket and shirts. It was winter time. They hooked me up to a defibrillator and shocked me twice. At that time, they loaded me up on a gurney and started to put me in the back of the ambulance. When they closed the door, BAM, I woke up. I still couldn't move, hear, or speak, but I remember thinking, WOW, what just happened? I went back into unconsciousness and woke up two weeks later in the hospital with very serious injuries.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: Feb. 1973

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Life threatening event, but not clinical death Hit by high speed car. The paramedics said they had no pulse or respiration when they got there.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I 'felt' I had no physical body.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? High.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning During the initial car contact, everything kind of felt in slow motion, it seemed like it took a long time for me to finally come to a stop. When I was going up it was not fast, only a gradual ascent.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

Did you see an unearthly light? No

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Wonderment.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control

Did scenes from the future come to you? No

Did you come to a border or point of no return? No

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Liberal Child of God

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist Child of God

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I seemed to realize that death is not the final chapter.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? No

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? There was no best, but definitely the worst was the rehab.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes They just seemed to shrug and say wow.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No