D.I. Fear Death Experience
left work around 9:30 pm. It was raining steady but not hard. I was heading
toward the interstate on-ramp that I always take to head home. I saw the on-ramp
speed limit sign. As soon as I did...I turned my wheel to take the right turn.
At which point my car went off the road to a wet grassy shoulder, with a line of
trees dead ahead. As soon as my car left the road, everything seemed to slow
down. I remember being able to think and figure out what do, figure out all the
outcomes. I saw my wife as clear as day standing right before me. After what
seemed like a few moments, I remember pushing my clutch in and jamming the
brakes. The car slid to a stop, about 3 feet from smashing into a tree. Once I
had stopped, I got out the car. Had I not stopped the car, it would have smashed
into several trees that lined along side a ditch.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
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? As soon as my car left the road.
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal
As soon as my car left the road.
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 I could see further, and almost a night vision type look sight. I could see the trees perfectly clear. Even though my headlights weren't showing them, and their were no street lights.
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? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Scared. Thought only about my wife.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
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? Yes I saw my wife. I was only thinking about her, and if I had died, how much pain and suffering it would have caused.
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? Yes As soon as my car went off the road, time stopped. I could think about what I needed to do, all my options, and how to execute them.
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? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes That night. With my wife. She was scared, but grateful I made it home safe.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes Through out my life, I have had SEVERAL NDE, all of which involved motor vehicles. I crashed a motorcycle, which ended me up in a hospital for a day, and I couldn't remember being the crash because I was knocked out. When I awoke the next day, I was fine.
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? It made me see how much I really do love my wife.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your 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 so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes