I had sudden severe chest pain while sitting on a table next to my father. My little sister was sitting on my lap. I asked Dad for a drink of his soda, because my chest hurt. The chest pain became unbearable, so I leaned back to stretch out my chest muscles. Then I passed out.Instantly, I was standing behind myself. I saw my dad jump up and I saw my own body leaning back in the chair. I saw my little sister fly off my lap into the counter and into the person sitting in front of me. On the floor to my left, there was a little kids' block with the letter A on it, and as I watched myself faint, I could see that my body, or my head, WAS going to hit that block. I thought, ‘That is going to hurt!’ Next, my dad was on top of me, smacking and shaking me. I came back into my body. When I looked up and saw my dad, I reached behind my head and there was the block. At that time, I could only cry, because I was so confused, having no real knowledge of these things or of God. There is no way anyone can tell me that this did not happen. I was a innocent child. Much later, I told my father the truth, and he understood completely. My father and my daughter have had their own experiences.
Date NDE Occurred: 1980
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No chest pain sudden severe chest pain sat a table next to my father with my little sister sitting on my lap ask dad for a drink of his soda because my chest hurt chest pain became unbearable leaned back to stretch the muscles
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? I felt very peaceful, except I was concerned about my sister and I knew the block was going to hurt my head when I landed on it.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I wasn't aware of several people in the room. I was not in pain or scared at the moment of the event, and I was aware I was watching myself and the room. I am very sure of what happened.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No The way it happened, time made sense. Like, my heart just stopped, and I stood right up and stepped back directly behind, and close to, myself.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Mostly just thoughts. No unusual sounds. I did hear my dad yell my name, and I heard the thuds of my sister hitting the counter.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No I had no religious understanding at all at that point in my life.
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 felt no pain. I had my visual senses, and I could hear sound. I felt anticipation about my head hitting the block, and was thinking that my mom was going to make me go back home, because she would think my dad wasn't taking good care of me. But also, I felt at peace within myself.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Concern, but really just knowing that it should hurt if, and when, my head hit. I was not floating, but I didn't really feel like I had any weight.
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
The experience included: Vision of the future
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future Hitting my head on a block and knowing I would have a knot on my head later.
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
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I was confused. I had never heard of such a thing.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Even though I'm unsatisfied because I have a need to understand it better, I am sure that there's more than most of us know.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes A few people were helped by hearing about my experience.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes I never had anything like that happen to me again, but I was with my daughter when she had hers.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I have never been so open about it, but I hope that I can find out about what I don't understand – maybe I can find that out here.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Very thorough.
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