I was driving to
work at night and it was sleeting and raining heavily. I was running late and
was speeding. I was driving at 100 mph when I hit the brakes too hard to take a
corner. I ran off the road and struck 2 marker posts on the side of the road.
Then everything went black. I then was out of my body floating above the car
looking down at myself slumped forward in the drivers seat, I was bleeding
heavily from cuts on my head and for a few moments was transfixed watching
myself bleed to death. I felt the greatest peace I have ever known and fell
nothing but goodness flowing around me.
Although it was pitch
black and raining I could see clearly because there was a bright light behind me
(I was 25 km from the nearest light source, I was on a country road).
Then my whole life
flashed before me on fast forward. I saw myself being born then it would pause a
little at every major event that had happened to me. It seemed to take only a
second or two from start to finish.
Then a voice said to me
"Do you want to live or die" By the tone of the voice it was saying to make up
my mind quickly or else I wouldn't have a choice. I thought about how sad my
family would be if I died so I said "Live" and I was instantly back in my body.
I got out of the car
and walked up to the road and got a lift to my workplace where I was immediately
sent to hospital. But apart from a lot of cuts and bruises I wasn't badly hurt.
I was released from hospital after 2 days of observation.
was told later that it looked like the car had flipped end over end 3 times,
landed on the roof then rolled over onto it's wheels. When I went and saw the
car in daylight I was shocked at the amount of damage done to the car. The roof
was pushed down so low I couldn't get in the car and sit in the drivers seat.
associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the
the kind of experience difficult to express in words?
Yes No-one will believe it happened
the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?
high I had never known such a feeling of peace and well being
Was the experience dream like in any way?
don't think so. Dreams are mostly weird and not real where this wasn't like that
you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?
Yes I was floating about 2 to 3 meters above my body looking down, I didn't
have another body it's as if only my mind was there
What emotions did you feel during the experience?
Extreme well being and peacefulness and no pain whatsoever
you hear any unusual sounds or noises?
the voice asking me if I wanted to live or die
Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar
religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or
you see a light?
Yes There was a very bright light, lighting the scene up like daylight. It
was behind me and I didn't turn to look at it. Probably lucky I didn't over wise
I might have gone to it.
you meet or see any other beings?
you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state?
you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience
that could be verified later?
you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they
Yes Every part of me was at the highest level
you have any sense of altered space or time?
you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or
you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?
you become aware of future events?
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the
Yes I chose life and was immediately back in my body
you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience
that you did not have prior to the experience?
No not really but I did discover metaphysics after that while looking for
an explanation as to what happened to me
you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
No but it set me on the path to Metaphysics
has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices?
hasn't really affected me too much. Its a pain that only people who have
experienced this themselves will believe me
your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?
Yes Found an explanation for it all through metaphysics
Have you shared this experience with others?
Yes Only on rare occasions, I get too much flack over it
What emotions did you experience following your experience?
much really didn't realize what it was till much later
What was the best and worst part of your experience?
best was that wonderful feeling I got being out of my body. The worst part is
wondering whether I did the right thing in choosing life. But when I look at my
wonderful wife I say yes I did the right thing
there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?
have had two other out of body experiences but not near death, I just left my
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 left my body one time after the experience and one time before it
when I was a child.
the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively
describe your experience?
Yes It is very well put together this questionnaire makes things easy
Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.
don't think so you seemed to have it all covered