I was sleeping in the passenger seat when we hit the back of a truck at 60 mph. At some time I'm not sure of, I went straight up through the air for lack of a better description and approached a cloud that became a cluster of beings. I knew that they knew everything about me and that there was no need to explain myself. As I approached, the cloud like figures became human-like and I knew that they had always known me and that I was returning home.
I became aware of incredible knowledge that I can't recall now. The sensation was as of a piece of a metal being swept into a magnet. The emotion was overwhelming with incredible love associated with the 'magnetic' effect. I sensed I always knew them but when I came upon one being, I wasn't sure who it was. I left and returned to my body, which seemed as if I were putting on soiled clothes.
I was worried about my child but got a sense that these matters were taken care of and not for me to worry about. I saw and heard wondrous things, most of which I can't describe but it seemed that there was a rhythm to everything with incredible music ever present. Everything in my life included long forgotten details made sense. In fact, everything made perfect sense. I didn't want to leave. I saw my life as a very brief time span relative to what I thought was a time before and a time after my earth life.
Date NDE Occurred: 12/20/94
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident. Direct head injury Life threatening event, but not clinical death Auto Accident
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
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? More consciousness and alertness than normal It seemed that I was using a different knowledge base than what I function within my normal life.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Coming in contact with the beings, I can't really answer that because it seems time had no meaning.
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 Time seemed like a distinctly earthly thing from that perspective.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? Everything was intense but the music was most memorable.
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Music as noted.
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? Uncertain Not sure. It seemed that I was just going through an atmosphere approaching a faraway cloud.
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I recall three beings.
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? Uncertain The focal point seemed to be more of a white cloud far away and I zoomed to it.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Can't find words to descibe details
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Incredible peace. Like every dream was fulfilled and was more than expected.
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
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 Don't recall specifics but do remember a lot of details that became clear as to why they happened.
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future
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? Moderate
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes More understanding of a variety of opinions, more active but stay a little reserved in church.
What is your religion now? Liberal
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes More understanding of a variety of opinions, more active but stay a little reserved in church.
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
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? Yes Everything made sense - the universe, the rhythms the world and the purpose of people. It seemed that there were beings who had been to earth and others who hadn't. Going to earth seemed to be some kind of odd learning experience.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Still searching for that purpose thing but as time goes on I realize that these things are not overnight but take time developing. Things are fine with me.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Events beyond imagination that are impossible to describe. Strong emotions to this day.
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? This world is entirely about love. Pity the fools that don't understand that.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes A few years passed before talking about it. Haven't met anyone who accepts the experience as being real.
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. I always knew that the experience was real and probably more real than anything in my life.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. Things noted are not inconsistent with normal life experiences. Falling in love, love for children. Even the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks - all touch those emotions but are not in themselves complete. The NDE was all of those emotions quenched.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No Only thing that came close was a trial for the wreck six years later when I saw some of the people who helped us that night. The experience didn't re-occur but it was very emotional for me.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Why do people think this is crazy talk when most of what I experienced is in the realm of what most folks claim to believe?