I was choking on a piece of candy I was given. It was early morning. Everyone had been asleep. I woke my family up choking. No one knew what to do. No one could help. I passed out on the floor in the kitchen, my family around me. Suddenly I was looking down at my body. I felt so peaceful. No fear just peace. Suddenly I was in my body again. I sat up coughed and the candy dislodged.
Date NDE Occurred: 'April,1968'
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Accident Life threatening event, but not clinical death .
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain I lost awareness of my body
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness During the out of body experience.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? During the out of body experience.
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
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
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
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? Fear before passing out. But total peace upon passing out.
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? Moderate
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Liberal 'pagan, to many considered weird experiences to be anything else!!'
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
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? No
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 I have had so many unusual experiences. I have sensed and seen spirits. Have intuitive abilities. It opened up a doorway for me. I never knew how or why until I realized and remembered this incident from my childhood.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Seeing my body as I floated above it is a big thing for a kid. But I knew not to tell anyone.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Last year I told a friend about my near death experience. She too is a believer and was just happy I remembered why I have this gift.
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. I knew it was real. I do not know why I have always been so calm about the experience. I just was.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. I know now after years of listening and being involved in paranormal stuff, my experience was normal.
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? None.