Experience Description

I was in a car accident in august of 1990. My boyfriend at the time was driving and I was in the front passenger seat. We came round a corner, he wasn’t looking ahead, and we crashed into a car that had stopped to turn right. My face smashed into the dashboard and the windscreen came in on me. My seat came un-welded from the floor and my head smashed into the roof of the vehicle. I also had quite a deep injury to my leg.

The next thing, I was screaming and being dragged out of the car by my boyfriend and neighbors that had come out of their houses. I then passed out on the ground, which was when I had my strange experience.

I felt as though I was looking down on myself for a brief moment and then there was a real feeling of peace and calm. I was no longer scared or in pain. I remember I was in a very beautiful and vast place with stunning landscapes of trees, lakes and waterfalls, and everything was blue. There were people around me. I am not sure how many, as I didn't really see them. I could just feel their presence and the feeling of love. They knew my name and they reassured me that everything was going to be all right; particularly one man who I believe could have been my grandfather. He died before I was born so I did not know what he looked like.

The next thing I know, I had come round and was back to reality. I felt a huge sense of sadness and longed to go back.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: August 2, 1990

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Accident Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes For a very brief moment, I was looking down at myself and the people that were around me.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Unconscious.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes The people were all around me. I didn't know them, but I felt they knew me. They reassured me that everything was going to be alright.

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Uncertain Everything was blue.

The experience included: A landscape or city

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm There were beautiful landscapes with trees, lakes and gushing waterfalls. Everything was blue.

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Love, peace, calm.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

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? No

Did you come to a border or point of no return? No

God, Spiritual and Religion:

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Only that I now believe that when we die there is nothing to be afraid of. We will meet our loved ones again in another place.

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? No

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The best part was the feeling of love and peacefulness around me. The worst was coming back to the reality of the car accident.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? No

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