Experience Description

I was driving a single cab truck and was rear-ended driving at 55 mph. My head hit the roof of the truck two times before hitting the back window three times, shattering that window completely. I was in and out of consciousness on the way to the hospital and woke up three hours after arriving to the hospital.

The only thing I remembered for my NDE was there were two or three hooded shadows facing me, one was trying to touch me and I kept slapping at whatever he was trying to grab me with. It didn't look like a hand but more like a hooded sleeve. The weird thing about my NDE is that I was GIGGLING while trying to slap it away, when I think I should have been scared!! I wasn't scared though.

I couldn't get it out of my mind afterwards and was very depressed for months that I was met with a hooded creature. This experience has led me to believe I am going to hell, because I believe in God but I don't live exactly according to the ways.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 10/22/05

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Accident Concussion 'Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening'

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

Did you feel separated from your body? No No

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness As above.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? At the time I heard myself giggling at the hooded shadows!

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 There was no perception of time.

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 dim; I saw black and hooded shadows without any features.

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? Yes I did not know these shadows and I didn't feel afraid of them during the NDE.

The experience included: Darkness

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? Like that of a school girl.

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

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? Liberal

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Liberal

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

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? No

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes

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? No

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes A year later after the experience, I told my husband. He didn't know what to think and didn't really have a response other than it didn't sound good.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I read a book by Betty Eadie for spiritual purposes years before my NDE. I was very disappointed in my NDE because it presented things I loathe (darkness and gloom) I want to know why my NDE was like this.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was probably real

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was probably real

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No