Dani S NDE
I was struck in the head with a pistol, the blow immediately forced me to the ground. There I was straddled and continuously struck in the head with the pistol, a small guitar and other items. The last item I was aware of in my body to hit me was the pistol, his first weapon. After a few strikes my mind went to a dark place with a huge light at the end, almost like a tunnel. The next thing I knew I was above my body, at ceiling height, and I could see him on top of me beating me, switching items when they got too bloody and slippery to grip. I didn't feel any pain or sense of panic during my out of body experience. I remember having thoughts like "What is he doing now?" and "Am I going to be ok?". I felt strangely happy, like if I had been in my physical form I would have a smile on my face. I felt no fear, pain, or concern with anything else. I remember my voice saying "When is he going to stop?" while looking at my lifeless body. I saw him kicking me in the face, my hands were still protecting my face but my inner self had let go of the fight. My eyes were closed and I was totally unconscious. I have no recollection of how it felt when he was attacking me, I only have visual images in my brain of the pain I should have felt.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain It is difficult to try to explain to the people in my life, it is an experience that only I went through, and to others it seems merely impossible. I have only shared the experience with a handful of people close to me.
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes I was physically assaulted by an ex-boyfriend. I was beaten in the head with the back end of a pistol, and other various items.
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? I was unconscious.
Was the experience dream like in any way? It felt dream-like. I was confused if I had really experienced an out of body experience for a long time, I didn't think they were possible until I started hearing other stories. For a few months I thought I was crazy to think I had seen myself out side of my body and did not try to share or express my experience.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes I was above my body at ceiling height and behind my attacker. I couldn't see myself but I knew I had no body form up there.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt very calm, I only asked myself questions but was not afraid of the out come. I knew I was not dead yet but I wondered if I was close to death or what would happen if I went back to my body. I didn't have a desire to go back to my physical form. In a sense I was worry free and felt nothing but an unconditional love surrounding me. I felt I had nothing to worry about. I was free from pain. I had no idea what pain even was, or concern of being hurt. I felt like I was ok. Like someone was with me letting me know it was going to be ok, I did not have to panic.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? There was a calm quietness. I could hear muffled yelling from my attacker only when I tried to focus on what he was saying. I was trying to figure out why he was hitting my body with such anger. When I realized I couldn't understand him completely I let myself listen to the quiet and felt peace.
LOCATION DESCRIPTION: Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures? No
Did you see a light? Yes When I left my body there was a black space, with a bright light in the middle. I only saw it briefly before leaving my body completely and viewing myself from above.
Did you meet or see any other beings? No
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Uncertain
My eyes were closed on my physical form. From above I could see him reaching for items and other things that were happening in the room. I had a bird's eye view.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? No
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? No Did you have any sense of altered space or time? No
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
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
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes Before I did not believe in the human soul. I never believed experiences like mine existed or were humanly possible. It made me think a lot about belief systems, God and the after life.
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? Over time accepting what I went through I have started to think more about my relationships and doing things the right way. After hearing other people's testimonials on events like mine I have a renewed strong faith in God and have decided to share my story to let people know there is more to the human body than science can explain.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes I've shared my story with maybe two or three people close to me. They didn't seem to believe me and thought I was a little crazy.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? I experienced these emotions; Denial, Confusion, Belief/Acceptance of what happened, heightened interest on why this happened.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The best part of my experience was feeling the sense of calm and love, feeling worry-free and my ignorance to the feeling of pain.
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