My sister, my best friend and I had been swimming in the river. Our father had told us not to do it, so in order not to get caught, my friend and I decided that we would ride on the hood of my sisters' car to dry off faster. I don't remember falling off the hood, but my friend said she tried to get my sister to stop and she wasn't paying any attention. I was dragged at least a quarter mile down a dirt road. I remember all of the sudden I was sitting on the very top of the car, and I was looking down at myself stuck under the car. I watched myself for a little bit and never saw myself move. I was in no pain at all, as I sat there. The next thing I remember, I was back in my body with the most horrible pain. My sister and my friend were looking at me screaming. I remember waking up on my stomach, but my back from my neck to the backs of my knees were full of rocks. I had no injuries on my stomach at all. How I ever turned over, I have no idea. Her car was very low to the ground. I crawled out from under the car and spent at least four days in the hospital after having surgery to remove the rocks from my back. I didn't tell anyone about what happened for the longest time, as I didn't want anyone to think I was crazy. It's an amazing experience, and I'm no worse for the wear. Thanks for listening.
Date NDE Occurred: June 1982
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident I'm not certain.
I was dragged under a car.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I felt none of the searing pain.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Total consciousness. I could see everything around me with perfect clarity.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
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? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I was seeing everything so clear. It was as if someone had turned up the colors.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Curiosity.
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? Moderate
What is your religion now? Moderate
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes
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 had certain gifts as long as I can remember. Such as foreboding right before something happens, but only some of the time can I pinpoint it. I am a little leery of developing it.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The best part was being separated from my body and experiencing no pain, and the colors around me. The worst part of course was re-connecting and experiencing the pain of the accident.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes But only with my 3 sisters. They were very interested.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
© 2014 NDERF, Jody Long & Jeffrey Long, MD. All Rights Reserved.