Tara NDE

Experience Description


When I was 7 years old, I went to a beach with a friend. We decided to climb a cliff. We were up about 20 meters when I became stuck.


My friend went around the cliff face to tell her mother.


My hands began to slip and my legs shook uncontrollably. My fingers slipped off the rocks and I began to fall backwards.


As I was falling, I opened my eyes to see that I was upside down and that I seemed to be looking out of a tunnel. I couldn't hear or feel anything. I had opened my eyes 2 times on the way down and I was still upside down. I still couldn't hear or feel anything. I was conscious to the fact that I was bouncing and hitting the cliff. I remember thinking it was taking a long time to get to the bottom. Everything was in slow motion, but at no point was I scared.


I wasn't aware of landing, but I opened my eyes to find I was laying on the ground with my head tilted back. I still couldn't feel or hear, but I saw a lady standing a couple of meters away from me. This lady was white. She had a long white see-through dress with long white hair. She seemed to glow. I was wondering why she wasn't helping me. She just stood there and smiled at me. I thought I must have been dead. That's why she wouldn't help me. When I decided to ask her for help, she seemed to read my mind. I was asking, but I wasn't saying it out loud; I just seemed to think it. I asked her to help me, but she just stood there. I kept asking. The more I asked, the more she wouldn't help, the more I became distressed. I had asked her approximately 3 or 4 times. On the last time I asked, she replied, ‘You're all right,’ and smiled. I said, ‘No, I'm not,’ as she smiled and went away.


I closed my eyes, then my senses started coming back. I could now feel and hear. I started screaming, when my friend’s mother came. I asked if I was dead. The obvious answer was ‘No’. I told her the lady wouldn't help me. She asked ‘What lady?’ I said the white lady, but there was nobody around.


As I was lifted to my feet, the only injuries I had were grazes to my legs. When we looked up the cliff face, I should have been dead or seriously injured.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 1977

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Life threatening event, but not clinical death I fell off a 20 meter high cliff.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain Maybe, but I didn't see myself falling; however, I knew I was, but wasn't experiencing the fall.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Not sure. I could see but not hear or feel.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning I wasn't aware of the length of time it was taking to fall, only that it was taking a long time to get there.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I couldn't hear anything.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Uncertain As I opened my eyes to see that I was falling, I could see people on the beach upside down, but it appeared to be as if I was looking out of a tunnel.

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain Only my guardian angel after the event.

Did you see an unearthly light? Uncertain Only the light of the world outside of where I was looking from.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Complete calmness whilst falling. Whilst seeing my vision (guardian angel), I was confused to why she wasn't helping me.

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control

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 Only that my guardian angel told me I would be all right.

God, Spiritual and Religion:

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Not at the time, but I definitely do now.

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain I wasn't sure at the time what had happened. I was too young.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain I have had many ADCs from an early age, but I'm not sure when they started.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The best part was that I was spared the pain and fright of the fall and the worst is that I was too young to realize who this person really was.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Everybody that I have shared my experience with haven't said much, but do look at me strangely. I have recently shared my experience on another website and had a positive feedback. I know in my heart and mind what I saw and what I experienced was true to me and that's all that matters.

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

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? The experience of talking to people who have already crossed over. I've heard of many experiences where they have been given messages or were told something.