Experience Description

I fell onto a metal railing in the city of London. I came home from a mate’s place and couldn't get into my flat (the misses wouldn't answer the buzzer), so me being clever, no sorry - me thinking I was clever, tried to climb up the front of the building. So now, I've stood on the railing. So now let me explain about the railing if you know the city of London you will have a better understanding of the picture. Anyway, you have a load of old Victorian houses joined side by side at the entrance you have an iron railing about five foot high on both sides with spikes. Right know the building is three stories high with a basement. So when I stood on the railing I had a drop of about twelve feet on one side then five feet on the other. Then up in front of me about one foot away was the balcony to first floor window. For some reason, I jumped up to the balcony and grabbed it. I didn't realize that it was made of cast iron. It broke off in my hand. I fell backwards towards the railing I was standing on so I naturally turned to my front, if not I would of landed backwards and may not of been here now telling my story. I landed left side down on railing; it pierced my clothing through my ribs breaking them and as this happened I pushed myself off. Suddenly, I stop breathing fell and the next thing I saw was I on the other side of the road on top of the building like a bird on the roof looking down across the road at myself. So know I'm thinking to myself it’s not time for me to go yet then all of a sudden I woke up in hospital. Thank God, to passing people who pulled the passing paramedics? Now that's another story.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: About 1991

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident. Not too sure but was impaled on a railing missed heart by 1 inch had experience and woke up in hospital

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes Like being a bird in the sky.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was fully alert. I knew it was a bad fall.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes Bright vision.

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? Confused.

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

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

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate

What is your religion now? Liberal

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes People often don't understand the truth.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Actually seeing the experience.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Family and friends.

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

Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Uncertain