Chris O NDE
5/17/11. edited for clarity by Judy Shea
There were about six, maybe seven, of us kids, the oldest maybe 13. it was a cool autumn day and after wandering about our little town, we found ourselves at a bridge with a small, shallow creek running underneath. Well, we decided to pass some time target practicing. Target practicing consisted of dropping small pieces of trash off one side of the bridge, waiting for it to appear on the other, and then commencing to throw rocks at it to try and hit the target. But the bridge hadn't but a 1 ft. rail to keep things from falling off, so that made this activity somewhat risky. Now my memory begins to blur. I remember where the sun was in the sky right then, but I do not remember falling... The next thing I do remember is the light, not collapsing, but rather fading much like it does at the end of a Looney Tunes cartoon. All right. It's dark, but before I have a chance to absorb any info, I see myself standing over there in the darkness and I was asking both of my-selves simultaneously: What are you doing there? you don't belong there. It lasted, to me, about 2-3 seconds. In the next memory, I'm being dragged by some of the bigger boys. As I start to get my feet back underneath me I have an indescribable sense of ... elation? euphoria? Having regained consciousness, I tell my friends that "I feel like I just came from home!" And, just as quick, I hear some one quip "that's because the garbage-dump is your home" (The local community dump was betwixt said bridge and our local community.) And that's it. I've told several people as I grew up. Not sure if they believed me. It matters not.
I know what I
know and what I don't know.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes I was so young then. Also, I remember after having revived, I felt a most definite sense of peace
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? No
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I do not understand the text-content of the word "consciousness". I will, however take a stab in the dark, ha-ha, get it? and answer: the second the lights went out.
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness
If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain: I do not understand the text-content of the word "consciousness". I will, however take a stab in the dark, ha ha, get it? and answer: the second the lights went out.
Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)? No
Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)? No
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I sincerely felt I was in a quandary.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Yes As stated, much like when a Looney Tunes cartoon ends, that circle that telescopes down: sort of like a tunnel.
Did you see a light? No
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes Myself.
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? No
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Uncertain Altered time, no. Unless you are referring to the fact that, to me, this happened within a few seconds, when it really must have been longer.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events? No
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Uncertain I've had, and have, my share of dreams, with a sense of foreboding. don't you?
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes For the last 10 years? more than likely I have, and it's usually met with utter disbelief.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real The constant presence of friends before and after my experience is proof, to me, that something happened because to this day, they, too, remember me falling off that bridge.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? Significant, of course!! I saw myself asking myself a question! That had never happened to me before or since. Meaningful? Yes, I experienced something of a strange or questionable nature. But ultimately it was a peaceful experience that felt good.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real. I see the event as one that befell one clumsy boy (me) that had gotten a bit too excited in trying to prove himself to those that were older: I fell off the bridge. Does time alter that fact? No. Does time obscure exact efficient recall? I'm sure it must, and yet I really do remember.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Uncertain
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Uncertain
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? I do not wish it upon anyone else...
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes it got to the heart of what I wanted to say, share with you and all else.