This is pretty simple experience. It happened at night. After a few hours in a blackout, I saw myself flying in the sky. Then I was inside myself, flying, and I began to see things on the ground below. From, like, four hundred feet up in the air, I saw streets, I saw a soccer field and a basketball court, and then I saw the hospital. I was very familiar with the locations of all these landmarks. Then, from up there, I saw a blue car, an old Dodge Dart taxi, driving up to the entrance of the hospital. What I remember the most is watching the beam of the taxi's headlights on the ground as it moved closer and closer to the entrance of the little hospital's emergency room. Then I felt myself free falling for a second. I opened my eyes, physically, and I saw the faces of my mom and dad. They were transporting me in the back seat of a car. That's where I woke up, in the back seat of the car. Then, through the car's window, I saw the hospital's entrance. I remembered what I had just seen while I was flying, so I stuck my head through the open window and saw that it was the same blue car I had just seen from the sky, and it was in the same location! I got so scared and so confused that I fainted again. One more blackout. The next day, I woke up at home.
Date NDE Occurred: 1984
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident. Direct head injury. Other: I'm not sure if I was clinically dead. because my experience was on the way to a hospital
I was at the town park watching a parade with live music and dancers and a lot of people riding horses. Then a bus was trying to pass through the horses, and the driver honked his horn. The horses got very scared by the loud noise. One of the riders fell off his horse, got up, and stood right in front of the bus and kept arguing with the driver. Some people exited the bus and stood in a group with some other people who had come over to watch. Then one of the horse riders got out a gun (who knows from where) and started shooting it up in the air. People started running. I was on my bike and some of these people bumped into me and pushed me so hard that I fell off my bike and hit the back of my head on the pavement really hard. I stood up and grabbed my bike. I don't remember how I got home. At home, I started saying strange things, and that was followed by my blacking out. I don't know if I was clinically dead. But they did take me to the hospital a few hours later. That's when I saw what I saw!
How do you consider the content of your experience? Neither pleasant NOR distressing
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? No
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? Normal consciousness and alertness
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Through the whole experience. It was short.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Time seemed to go faster or slower than usual
I felt like things happened faster.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? More vivid than usual
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I can say that my vision was almost the same. I remember I could feel the wind blowing through my hair and the feeling of it on my ears and on my arms and body.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I heard the wind while flying and when starting to free fall downward.
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? Uncertain During the first blackout, right before I went into free fall, I felt and also saw that I was flying. It is possible I passed through something. Some portal maybe. But I can't say a ‘tunnel.’
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? No
Did you see an unearthly light? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Some unfamiliar and strange place I chose this answer because I know that I did go somewhere, but I don't remember where. And then my spirit or soul or my other kind of body was delivered back there, close to my physical body. That's when I was flying. After that, I woke up in my physical body. Then I got so confused and scared that I fainted.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt confusion and some fear because when I found out that my body was inside the very car that I had seen from the sky, I realized I had really been dead for a while. But I didn't know what had happened during that time. What had been going on with me during those minutes or hours?
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt no longer in conflict with nature
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
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 I think I was told something and sent back to life.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Moderately important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic Family with high morals.
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Catholic
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Since then, I have been more considerate of others and their feelings and needs.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? No
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God probably exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Yes I say yes because all that couldn't bee possible just by itself or because of ourselves.I dont believe we exist because of ourselves.
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God definitely exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife probably exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes That experience makes me feel positive about the existence of an afterlife and very superior consciousness and existence than our actual condition on earth.
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I greatly feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I moderately fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Slightly fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are meaningful and significant
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I wonder where I came from when I noticed myself flying over the hospital.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
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
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes Once I was taking a nap and I became aware, with a vivid and happy feeling, that I had woken up and was floating in the air. Then I opened my eyes and I saw my room's ceiling like three inches above my eyes. Then the happiness turned into some fear of ‘what if I can't get back down to my bed?’ I seemed to be totally awake. I started trying to force myself to go down. Then I felt like an electric discharge, and I opened my physical eyes, very happy. I was back on my bed.
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