The third strike of the club put me down to the floor almost instantly. I felt no fear no pain it felt really comfortable not breathing. I felt safe and protected and like I wanted to stay in this state of euphoria. Then a dark space drew me in. Straight after that, I was drawn in to a really bright light where it seemed my whole life flashed by in clips. I mean everything, in seconds. After seeing this, I didn't want to stay here any more. (However comfortable it was.) It felt like I had something I had to come back and do, something to live for, it also felt that something didn't want me to pass over yet. At that point, I heard a voice, I don't know whose it was, unfamiliar, it said calmly, 'You can either stay down and die or stand up and live.' I was given a choice. I took my choice to stand up and live and then felt someone pull my arm through all this. I was completely paralyzed until I felt the pull on my arm. Then I regained mobility and stood up for some reason during all this I was aware of my surroundings.
Date NDE Occurred: 12/8/05
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Direct head injury attacked i was hit in the head with a golf club 3 times Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
Someone tried to kill me with a golf club by striking me in the head.
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 Towards the end.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Towards the end.
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 if time had stopped for me, like I had all the time in the world but things were happening really fast.
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. Things went blurry then clear then fast then slow but I was very aware.
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? Yes Through darkness into light wasn't a tunnel more like a space enclosure.
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain I didn't see anyone but someone was there, I felt a presence and heard a voice.
The experience included: Void
The experience included: Darkness
The experience included: Light
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? Yes A really bright hazy light around the outside and such a bright light in the middle almost a creamy color.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm i was definitely somewhere else i don't know where but it wasn't earth like a different level of being
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Interest, happy, safe, warm, it was a really good experience.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world
The experience included: Special Knowledge
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe
The experience included: Life review
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control Only the fact that there is so much out there to learn and a desire to attain understanding and knowledge of life and things in life.
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future I knew I wasn't going to die after this I wasn't scared I knew I would have my operation wake up and get on the road to recovery.
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? Uncertain I'm not sure there are so many different religions out there it's not easy to say if I believe in one. All I know is I have faith that there is something out there, I've had firsthand experience and I don't need to prove it to nobody.
What is your religion now? Moderate I know something exists i just don't know what
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Uncertain I'm not sure there are so many different religions out there it's not easy to say if I believe in one. All I know is I have faith that there is something out there, I've had firsthand experience and I don't need to prove it to nobody.
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? Yes Only to acquire as much knowledge and understanding about life before it ends.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I'm a different person to the one I was. My personality changed and I now get angry with people because they don't understand me my theories or the way I look at things.
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 Things I talk about or mention or people I talk about who I haven't seen for years. Appear or happen too often to be coincidence and small insights.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Yes, my choice and will to live and the knowledge acquired from this experience.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I have been with certain people on more than one occasion when this has happened and they think themselves that it is more than coincidence, they used to get freaked out but now are used to it.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real To be honest it didn't sink in for months it was so unexplainable at the time but now it is clear.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I don't know how to put this in words.
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? I'm just thankful that I had it and it wasn't a bad experience at all it was enlightening. I think if everyone went through a NDE, at some point in their life, people would understand the purpose of life the understanding of it and how precious it is and to make the most of it before it's gone. My motto is love life and die well.