I was on a bicycle going back home. and suddenly I saw this huge cement truck overtaking me. I tried to turn away from it but it came closer. My bike's handle was stuck and I got thrown away when the truck hit me. I then remember lying on the road and the driver (Mr. A) coming to help me get up. I tried to, but when I got up my vision was blurry and I fell. I don't remember anything 'real' at that moment, only one thing, my vision was bright white and I couldn't hear nor see anything. I felt as if I was trapped in this white light and I couldn't go away from it. I felt relaxed. I could not feel any pain but at the same time, I was panicking. It seemed like it lasted so long could see shadows far away in the brightness. Then I felt myself shaking and my vision started to come back to normal (even though it took 20 minutes to fully come back to myself) and I saw this guy slapping me and saying 'Sir wake up, go away from the light' repeatedly and then I told him I was ok. He explained that I was 'out'(knocked out) for more than 10 minutes and that my body was convulsing. The ambulance arrived and they took me to the nearest hospital. I wasn't fully back to my normal state. My vision was faint and blurry and I could hear echoes. I had a fractured arm and a lot of bruises and scratches. I was in a state of shock at that moment.
Date NDE Occurred: 23 November 2011
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident. Direct head injury Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening
A car hit me.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Both pleasant AND distressing
Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain See narrative above.
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? Less consciousness and alertness than normal
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? In the ambulance.
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
That says it all.
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. Blurry and faint.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Echoes of everything being said.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? I sensed their presence
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Unearthly light
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? An unusually bright light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes It was blinding me.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Some unfamiliar and strange place I was blocked out in this place.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peace and calmness.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? No
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? 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
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? 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 importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Slightly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Uncertain
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Moderately important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Catholic
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely 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? Uncertain
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I heard a voice I could not identify Sounds and shadows in the back.
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I sensed their presence
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? I was uncertain if God exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No
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 not 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? I was uncertain if an afterlife exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife probably exists Yes i felt like i was going out to somewhere better
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I slightly feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I slightly 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? Moderately fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are probably 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? Yes
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Uncertain
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Moderate changes in my life Moderate changes in my life.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Uncertain Uncertain
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain I don't remember many details.
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 less 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? Uncertain
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I felt like I was going out to somewhere better.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Uncertain
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Uncertain
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 Although I remember the experience less accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Uncertain
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