Experience Description

We were on vacation. I was running to the bathroom from the campsite. I had told the children to never go anyplace alone. But I did not think of this because I really had to go. I just jumped up and ran to the secluded bathroom. As I was running there, someone grabbed my long hair from behind me, slinging me around so he could hit me with his knuckled hands. I felt being thrown around and then a very sharp pain.

After that I felt nothing because I was floating! As my body started falling down on the ground, time seemed to slow down. Then suddenly, I was floating upwards with this feeling of wonderfully warm and secure LOVE! This warmth BLANKET of engulfing love surrounded me. I can still shut my eyes and feel the love and secure feeling, as if everyone on Earth loved me. There is just NO human words to describe the warmth and the love I was engulfed in. I then was walking with my eyes closed. I could FEEL that there were two angelic beings, one on each side of me, as we walked. I could hear people as we walked, but was told to keep walking. I was being shown a beautiful place and I felt I had a choice to remain if I wanted to. Somehow, I had Fulfilled whatever I was supposed to do. I then was thinking how wonderful it would be to remain there, when I suddenly heard my baby daughter crying and calling out to God to save her MAMA!

I was back in my body, in a painful state again and then passed out from the pain. I came to consciousness a couple of days later. My head was swollen so large I had to have two pillows to place my head on. I had broken facial bones, a broken skull, and bruises everywhere on my body. I heard a few months later that my daughter had been riding in a police car on the way to the hospital when over the police scanner she heard, 'Take the minor child on to CPS as the victim has expired.' She then started crying out to God to bring her mama back. They must have taken her to CPS [child protective services] where later she was told her mother had actually been REVIVED.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: July 3,1990

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Criminal attack. CPR given. Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function) Mugged in park while being robbed. My face was bashed in, breaking my facial bones, cheek bones, and skull.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I was aware of all going on in and around my life and being. I heard my baby daughter crying out to God when she heard her mother had died. 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 More sharper, clearer, and more AWARE OF EVERYTHING GOING ON

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? All the time after time slowed

Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Time seemed to go faster or slower than usual

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I was told to keep my eyes closed

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Very sharp

Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out

The experience included: Tunnel

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes There is no way to describe it really, it HAPPENED.

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

Did you see any beings in your experience? No

The experience included: Void

The experience included: Unearthly 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 It was all around me, even though I was told to keep my eyes shut. I could feel that there was light all around.

The experience included: A landscape or city

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm It was all like I was taken to my new home if I wanted to stay there.

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? No hate, no fear, no negative feelings at all.

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

The experience included: Special knowledge or purpose

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about myself or others

Did scenes from your past come back to you? No

The experience included: Awareness of the future

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 importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Moderately important to me

What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Protestant I had been brought up with many family members ministers. i.e., dad, uncles, etc

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes

What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me

What is your religion now? Christian- Protestant I am more tolerant of ALL religions now.

Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes

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 I FELT as if I KNEW them. Yet, I also felt the voice was new to me like meeting a new friend.

Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No

During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No

During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Yes to share love

Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God probably exists

During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Yes I felt that all that I had learned about my ideas of GOD, were true yet MORE than.Like my version had been limited, where it wasn't really.

Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God definitely exists

Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:


During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes

Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are not meaningful and significant

During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Yes to care and love everyone

Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife probably exists

Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists No

Did you fear death prior to your experience? I greatly feared death

Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death

Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Greatly fearful in living my earthly life

Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life

Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are not meaningful and significant

Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are meaningful and significant

Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No

During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? Yes Life on earth is slighting, and to remember the most important fact is to LOVE

Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others

During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes It is overwhelming!

Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others

What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? After dying and being allowed to return to my child, I feel so humble but loved. After dying and being allowed to return to my child, I feel so humble but loved.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes

After the NDE:


Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes No humanly words to describe what I felt.

How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of th I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of th

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The feeling of overwhelming love and oneness with all!

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes

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

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? No