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Don R's NDE

EXPERIENCE DESCRIPTION

I locked my keys in my car, got a ride to town but couldn't get any help and took a taxi back.  I apparently got into an argument with the taxi driver and he must have hit me with a black jack.  I woke up later on the side of the freeway and could see my car on the other side of the freeway (four lanes each way).  I couldn't get across and eventually someone parked behind my car and broke out the window.  I yelled for them to stop and the next thing I knew, I was crossing the freeway with cars going up to 80 mph toward me.  I crossed two lanes then a third and the car in the fourth lane was breaking for me but when I realized that I was going to be run over, I jumped up on the hood of the car with my elbow and my head hit the windshield.   

As soon as this happened, I remembered (later) yelling:  "Let me back in, let me back in".  The doctor later told me I had retrograde amnesia and had events confused. 

Apparently, the split second that my head hit the windshield and I started yelling, I had an out of body experience and felt myself hovering above my body about 10 feet up.  I remember a white light but I think that was from the black jack.  But I do remember that God spoke to me and said to come with Him and I said "No, I want to marry and have a son and daughter. (I put that wish in the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem 9 year later and have been happily married for 21 years with a daughter and son).

I also remember Him telling me to walk to Port Arthur, Texas (my hometown) and don't look back. 

That's it.  I had a mild concussion, burst some blood vessels in my arm but recovered. 

In 2002, I went into a 10 day diabetic coma and am now 67, partially paralyzed on my left side from having a blood sugar level of 1500mg/dL.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     No      


Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes    

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          Yes     I was hit by a car as described above.

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           conscious except for a brief moment.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I was crossing the freeway with cars going up to 80 mph toward me.  I crossed two lanes then a third and the car in the fourth lane was breaking for me but when I realized that I was going to be run over, I jumped up on the hood of the car with my elbow and my head hit the windshield.   

As soon as this happened, I remembered (later) yelling:  "Let me back in, let me back in".  The doctor later told me I had retrograde amnesia and had events confused.   

Apparently, the split second that my head hit the windshield and I started yelling, I had an out of body experience and felt myself hovering above my body about 10 feet up.  I remember a white light but I think that was from the black jack.  But I do remember that God spoke to me and said to come with Him and I said "No, I want to marry and have a son and daughter. (I put that wish in the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem 9 year later and have been happily married for 21 years with a daughter and son).

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Elation, joy and fear of the unknown.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           No

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?            Yes     Felt God's presence.

Did you see a light?           Yes     White, bright but soft.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     God, He asked me to come with Him.

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No      

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?          Yes     Surreal.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes            That I could have gone to heaven at the time but wanted to have a family first.

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?       Yes     I wanted to live, was not ready to die.

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     Firm belief in an afterlife.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Strongly believe in Judaism after being raised a Catholic.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes     I live a more meaningful life.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     One woman I told this to on an commercial airline asked if she could touch me.  An attorney friend of my suggested that I had an out of body experience.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Confusion, remorse, joy, elation

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Living another 33 years, married with son and daughter.  Worst was being hospitalized after the accident.

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