It was Halloween night; my dad took me trick or treating. It was dark going up the walkways; I had a mask that restricted my vision. I fell over a fence that was like chicken-wire fencing, they said there was a lit jack-a-lantern by it so kids could see it, guess I didn't. Anyway, I tripped over it. I was in a dark void. I was not scared. It was as if I was a pair of eyes and ears with pure consciousness, it was so real. Just about two years ago, I realized, after thinking about this event that I was an adult, as I existed in this void, anyway back to the details. I could not see anything in the distance, just darkness. All of a sudden, I heard a child crying. I said, 'Why is that child crying?' I moved, or gravitated toward the cry. It got louder and louder. I could see a child lying on the ground. She was a little girl with candy all over the ground around her. Someone was bending down to help her. All of a sudden, I was in this body, 'Oh, it's me,' I remember saying to myself but at the same time I was crying very loud, I was now a heavy body, and I was in pain. It turned out to be a broken arm, went through therapy and it never healed exactly correctly, it does not straighten all the way.
Date NDE Occurred: October 31, 1962
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Accident tripped on fence on cement and left my body, was knocked out accident Tripped over an unseen fence on hard cement and left my body
I came out of it with a broken arm but do not recall any conversation of whether or not there was any type of head injury. Both my parents are dead now so I cannot ask them, no one ever discussed any type of head injury at all, but I know I was gone, not in my body, in the void/darkness, I was pure consciousness, and it was more real than this chair I am sitting on right now.
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 Did not look at myself, but, I felt like a pair of eyes and ears and pure consciousness.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? More than I can describe, more than being totally awake right now.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No Never thought about that, time did not seem to be a factor.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Child crying.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Void
The experience included: Darkness
Did you see an unearthly light? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No But I do now, in dream time I am always going to other dimensions and places and meeting other people, including my spirit family.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Concern for the child crying.
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 I was too young to learn anything, but, I have always felt very keenly aware of all around me, things and peoples and animals etc.
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What is your religion now? Liberal its recommended that we should all stay with the religion of which we were born into, however, I have always felt, since childhood that the mainstream religions were leaving something out, I prefer Native American Spirituality
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Uncertain
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No I was only seven and do not recall ever talking it over with anyone or ever even telling anyone, like my parents, at the time. Afterward I was in physical therapy for a few weeks but never really thought about it being unusual until about the age of twenty or so, after I had my own children.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain I have always been sensitive to things, have precognitive dreams and precognitive awake experiences often, my sister is the same way, my daughter as well.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Worst: pain of broken arm. Best: being super conscious.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I don't think they were influenced, haven't shared with too many, those I have though have said things like, 'Oh that's normal, everyone has those.'
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
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