I was working in a restaurant (second shift) and was cleaning up. I climbed on the chair to put something on a high shelf (as I did every night) and when I was going to come down, I slipped. I thought one of the bars was going to go right through me and was sure I was going to die.
I saw a man (like a father figure, although my father was alive at the time) next to a huge screen like a TV. I was shown my life on this screen - it wasn't like a movie - it was more like one picture after another but there were hundreds of pictures in this second or two.
The fatherly figure communicated to me that my life wasn't over yet, that I hadn't lived long enough and then it was over.
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? I was on a chair that had the back off & had 2 wooden spikes for the back of the chair still there. I was coming down from the chair & thought one of the spikes was going to go right through me starting at my crotch. I was on a chair that had the back off & had 2 wooden spikes for the back of the chair still there. I was coming down from the chair & thought one of the spikes was going to go right through me starting at my crotch.
Did you feel separated from your body? No
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Totally conscious and alert.
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? Uncertain Just the fatherly figure.
Did you see an unearthly light? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Life review
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control See narrative above.
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
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 The fatherly figure communicated to me that my life wasn't over yet, that I hadn't lived long enough and then it was over.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate was raised catholic
What is your religion now? Liberal independent spiritualist
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I always thought that when some would say 'I saw my life flash before my eyes' that it was just a saying - I didn't know it really happens to people.
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I have two sisters that RV with me sometimes. They're the only people who really believe all this stuff. Everyone else thinks it was just a dream.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Uncertain