Colin S Probable NDE
edited for clarity by Judy Shea
Our house, situated in the bush three miles from town, relied for its water supply on a large concrete tank at the back of the house. No one much came to that spot. At the foot of the tank was an electric pump which came on when the faucet in the house was turned on. One day, the tail-end of a cyclone hit our area, and it knocked down some of the grid poles and we lost electric power. When the electricity was restored the next day, I walked around the house to check on the tank and noticed a dead bird floating in the water. Standing next to the pump motor, I took a rake, leaned up against the tank, and tried to pull the bird toward me. I was concentrating on what I was doing, and did not notice when my right leg touched the motor. Suddenly, with the electricity going through me, I became frozen to the tank and was unable to move. The electricity stopped my central nervous system from functioning and I was no longer able to breathe. I did realize, in a sort of hazy way, that this would be "over and out" for me. Well, one of our endeavors was a school bus service. In my mind, as I stood in this fixed state, I was driving my bus at breakneck speed down a bush lane with trees on both sides. No matter what I did, I was unable to get my foot off the accelerator. I felt great concern for the kids riding in my bus. It was quiet, I heard no sound of any kind. The image faded and I don't know how long I stood there, or what happened next. When I came to, one of our employees was standing over me.
three days before this event, he had read a brochure, issued by the SEC (State
Electricity Commission,) that explained what to do in case of an electrocution.
Also, fortunately, he decided to check on the water tank maybe minutes after I
did. He took me inside, and I sat there deep-breathing for at least half an
hour. Next I was examined at the local hospital, and it took some time to find
the burn mark on my calf. (This later became an open wound, and then it began to
heal – new tissue grew from both ends, meeting at the middle.) It took about a
year for certain simple words to come to me. I have had no farther ill-effects
from the experience. But since my experience, I have developed deeper insights
as to who and what "God" is. And I have served, for many years, until
recently, as a counselor to terminally ill people. Death is no concern to me,
knowing that it will be beautiful. It does concern me that I may cause grief to
family and friends. I'm also thankful for the experience, as it has enriched my
life greatly. Your work is equally interesting. I wish you well.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes. Body connected to live electric current.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I do not recall this happening during the event.
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. I do not recall this happening during the event.
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.)? Yes. Clouded.
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.)? Uncertain. Total silence.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Concern for those in the vision.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Uncertain. No, unless the wooded lane was the tunnel.
Did you see a light? No
Did you meet or see any other beings? No
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? Yes. The person who found me.
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? No. Unless that wooded lane was a location.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes. Time did not seem to exist.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes. The boundary seemed to be the fading of the image.
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? Yes. There seemed to be an answer to previously unknowable questions.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes. Years. They listened politely and said, "Oh, my gosh."
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. Several predetermined events lead to my life being saved. The Universe knew that this event was due to happen. I still have a feeling that none of this world we're in for a short time is real. It may not exist at all.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? Finding out for myself that this world and its workings are on an unbelievably grand scale. We don't know half of it yet. I hope and trust that my demise will be the greatest adventure yet.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real. My view hasn't altered in all these 30 years since.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes. It has changed to the degree that I now believe that my task is to do everything possible to make someone (my wife) happy and in return for that, I may receive (her) love.
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes. I now don't find meaning in any church. We, my wife and I, now communicate with loved ones that have gone before. They are ever in our consciousness. If we need help, they never fail, right down to a finding a us parking place.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? Yes. I have been saved from other potentially difficult situations, e.g. shipwreck at sea. Our angels will not deprive us of our experiences, but they influence the outcome.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? It has been fun to relive the entire happening in your questionnaire, and the outcome of it all is a warm feeling inside!
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes. Unless the brain plays tricks, I believe this is how it happened.
Are there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience? It's good just as it is. My thanks to you.