Hit my head on a corner of cupboard door, long periods of sleep felt like my head was going to explode, went to friends house. When I left I fell down twice, second time saw myself laying in the street was getting farther away from my body and went into a tunnel. The further I got away from my body the brighter the light got.I started to sleep for long periods, went to the doctor. He said it was a viral infection go home, rest, and don't play in any soccer games. I played in an all-star game against the Germans I was running down the field fell down and blacked out. I went to my girlfriend's house coughed up some blood, and then went to a friend's house. I left there and that's when it happened. I was over my body. The order that happened after that gets confusing. When I got home, I asked my mom to go to the store. When she left my head started pounding, felt like it was going to explode. I managed to call my girlfriend's parents and told them I felt like I was dying and needed help right away. They called 911, when I was being put into the ambulance my mom had just got back from the store.
Date NDE Occurred: 1981
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes
Hit my head, had three blood clots, fractured skull, brain hemorrhage.
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes When I was floating above my body the body on the street just seemed like an empty shell.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Very alert.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Very quiet.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No At the time I was starting my senior year in high school, dated a lot, and really didn't think about religious beliefs. Now I believe in God but I don't attend church on a regular basis, but pray every night and I'm thankful for my kids and wife and my career.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Best part was I used to be afraid of dying now I'm not. The worst was remembering the pain.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes More at peace but was very curious about what had happened.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? Would like to learn more about NDE.
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