I went to reach for the bubble bath but somehow my perception was impaired. I hit my forehead on the tile surround, I tried again and hit the bridge of my nose then I blacked out. The next thing I knew, I was in the tub full of water. My forehead and back were aching immensely and my nose was bleeding, I didn't know where I was for a moment or two. I then tried to reach for the knob to operate the bath tub plug but I kept on slipping in further, almost if I were being pushed down. I couldn't breathe and I swallowed water. After struggling and struggling to get out, I felt incredible pain in my knees, elbows, head and nose. Then I just opened my eyes and felt no pain or discomfort at all. All I could see was clear water and I could hear its peaceful sound.
Date NDE Occurred: 12/17/2009
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes AccidentIllness 'Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening' Drowning in bath tub
How do you consider the content of your experience? Frightening
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes
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? More consciousness and alertness than normal
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I hit the bridge of my nose and it started bleeding.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
I couldn’t tell time on the other side. However, all of this took place while at my parents house so I must have been dead for about 45 minutes.
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. Transparency.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. A loud sound, like from an electrical outlet.
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? Uncertain Dark beings?
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? No It was around my eyes and almost flickering as if it could not make up it's mind.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Contentedness.
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 I know that something was meant to happen to me that night but exactly what I don't know. I dream now and see my hair floating in water and there is a red sweater there. I don't own one.
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future A clear picture of my future and somehow I am supposed to design women’s shoes or jewellery which are things I know nothing about.
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain
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? Conservative/fundamentalist
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I give thanks every time I remember.
What is your religion now? Moderate
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I give thanks every time I remember.
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
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? Uncertain
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No Yes. I have forgiven others and myself. I have opened the line of communication with my parents and siblings.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Yes. When I fell in the bath tub it was full to the top, I had hit my head twice and my reflexes were impaired. I swallowed water and remember that I could not get out because it was too slippery. My head was hurting immensely and blood was coming out of my nose, but in one moment I just laid with my eyes open at peace.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I can now tell if someone is thinking of suicide or feels lonely.
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 It has been less than 4 days and I can't go in to the tub to shower. I have more questions than answers. When I was taken to the hospital I heard people pounding on my chest, saying how young I was. I thought what a time to die just before the holidays.
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? No
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I don't know when it will be my time to die, but I am not afraid.