Experience Description

I was playing during recess at school, with my friends, and a friend told me that he knew a game that was really fun - I didn't know that squeezing the arteries in your neck would make you pass out. I agreed to play in order to appear tough and he told me to take a breath and hold it. I did while he supported me against the wall and put his two hands around my neck and squeezed the arteries against the wall. Around eight seconds later, I felt dizzy and lost consciousness.

Suddenly I saw myself floating about two meters from my body. As I said, I was twelve years old and felt that floating out of my body was the most normal thing in the world. I looked at the scene with my friends laughing and hitting me to get me up. I don't know how to explain it, but I was only consciousness. I didn't move from the site while I saw myself on the ground. Suddenly I raised my eyes up towards heaven and felt an inexplicable force that pulled me at full speed. Stopping all at once, I looked down and could see the entrance to the school. It's about eight hundred or nine hundred meters from the porch where I lost consciousness to the door into the school where I could clearly see a group of women waiting in the doorway. I couldn't think. I was only conscious of everything around me.

Once again, that force returned in a second to pull me away and I found myself back in my body. I came to and realized what had happened. My friends went away laughing but I didn't care. In that moment, I realized what we are and what awaits everybody. Friends, earth life is not the only thing we experience.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 1995

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No jugando Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) .

How do you consider the content of your experience?

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? Normal consciousness and alertness When the force pulled me the first time and I saw the door of the school and a group of women waiting.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When the force pulled me the first time and I saw the door of the school and a group of women waiting.

Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Did your vision differ in any way from normal? I didn't feel either hot or cold; I only felt I was part of the surroundings. I saw everything as normal with a clarity the same as usual. I saw the sky and the earth, the color of the trees. Everything around me seemed normal.

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? No

The experience included: Light

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 Only for an instant. That force that pulled me felt like a light that enveloped me.

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

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness

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

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future It's incredible that you should ask me this. I have never told anyone. A few years after my experience I was in a plaza of my neighborhood playing soccer with my colleagues and I had a kind of vision that happened in a second. It was of my brother and his girlfriend making love. I thought about it a minute and although surprised by this strange vision, I just started playing with my friends once again.

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

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Liberal

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

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? No

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No

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 Not that I know of.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? No

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No Being only a kid, these topics never caught my attention.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real.

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