I was on a motor scooter and all of a sudden a car appeared in front of us. I was sitting behind, on the back seat. I was catapulted over the car but in that moment everything slowed down and I saw my body flying. I thought of how my family would react if I died and that I needed to do something to save my life. There was only the void but at the same time, it was as though someone was holding me. Then everything went back to normal, back to reality, and I found myself on the ground, unharmed.
Date NDE Occurred: 1981
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Other incidente in motorino
I could have been severely injured but I came away without a scratch. I saw my body flying over the car and time slowed down.
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 Yes.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Yes.
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
It was as though I was in another dimension and time passed extremely slowly, so slowly it seemed to stand still.
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. It was like watching a film, I could see all around from any direction
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I didn't hear anything
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? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Void
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? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I knew that I had to make a quick decision and was able to analyze the problem in an instant.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
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
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
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 I no longer find the need to go to church to find God. He is in all of us and in everything that surrounds us. We ourselves are God. We come from him and we return to Him.
What is your religion now? Liberal 'credo in dio come ''il tutto'''
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I no longer find the need to go to church to find God. He is in all of us and in everything that surrounds us. We ourselves are God. We come from him and we return to Him.
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? No
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I think we are all part of a Great Plan wherein only love counts and all the rest is just an illusion.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes One afternoon I dreamed that I was at the foot of a mountain covered both in virgin snow and also grass and daisies. Jesus was there just a few meters in front of me and we spoke telepathically. I asked and He answered, but all the answers and concepts boiled down to one thing only: LOVE. He still stood meters away from me but I felt him hug me and it was as though He was within me and outside of me. I was filled with his love. It was immense, amazing, perfect!
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I don't know. I feel as though I am a miracle, as though I was 'miraculously' cured.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Years later but everybody was skeptical.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes My father had had an NDE. He was in the tunnel then he found himself in a stupendous light where music was playing, he says you can't recreate that kind of music here on earth. There were people there but he didn't know them. He wanted to stay but he returned for his children. We were very small at the time. He also saw his body from above lying in the hospital bed.
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 I really don't know how to explain it.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes While I was sleeping one night I went into anaphylactic shock. Suddenly I heard thundering voices that called to me, they told me to get up and I saw hands hitting my throat and chest. I woke up and ran to the mirror. I could barely breathe; my throat was almost completely closed up. I ran to the doctor's office. He gave me an injection. I could never have gotten the help I needed, those angels saved me.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? My spirituality has changed. What makes me sad is the emptiness inside all those who don't believe.