Barry W's NDE
I was unconscious for the next day and a half, only awakening once when I realized that I was suffocating to death.
I was immediately taken up into a black void, where I began to see what I somehow instinctively knew were beings that had once been human. They were all composed of a condensed group of rainbow colored lights, but nothing that in any way appeared human. I could feel their thoughts like a cool breeze passing right through me.
My own identity appeared to also be composed of light and I noticed that my light had the ability to reach any where I wanted and whatever beam of light consciousness I chose to direct my attention to, I could instantly travel down. I did this and found myself in a floral shop. What I found extremely fascinating was that I was able to experience all of the flowers simultaneously, and that no matter where I went I was always at the center of everything!
associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes, the senses are expanded to the point of ineffability
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes
I was going home from Denny's Restaurant riding a motorcycle. At approximately 9PM, as I was proceeding through an intersection [a few seconds after the light had changed to green], I was hit by a car traveling from left to right. I woke up in a sitting position and realized that my left leg was missing from just below the knee. Almost immediately, paramedics arrived and began taking my vitals. They could not find any blood pressure.
your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?
higher than in a normal state
Was the experience dream like in any way? no, it was extremely lucid - if anything, it was like waking up!
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Uncertain
I was a ball of light.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? not that I can recall
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
Did you see a light? just the ones I described
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes, see above
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? No
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? No
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? Yes, Only what I've already mentioned
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes, it appeared to be irrelevant at the time, and the movement in space took zero time
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes, the event pretty much verified what I had previously been experiencing in visions over the past six years.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events? No
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? No
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? No
all of my paranormal experiences (of which there have been over two dozen) occurred previous to my near death experience. this does not include the visions which occurred at the rate of three to six a night over a period of approx. 3 1/2 years. I still receive them, but at a greatly diminished rate.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? No
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? I'm pretty reclusive
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes, I'm now slowly dying in a wheelchair
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes, normally, unless they give a 'Intro' I avoid the subject.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? I have remained pretty much the same.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The realization that while I didn't cause the accident, somehow I was responsible for allowing it to happen
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? no
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes, pretty much
Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire. none at this time