Jason C's Fear Death Experience
I had gone to a park with a friend of mine. We always went out and swam in the river. It wasn't deep just wide. There were old bridge supports made out of rock towers going up about 30 to 35 feet to the forest. The base of these towers were in the river. For whatever reason I decided I would free-climb (without a rope or harness) one of these rock towers. I was up about 25 feet when I got stuck. I knew where I needed to put my hand next to pull up. I only and three points of contact at that point on the rock tower (my feet and left hand) I sort of leaped/reached for it. I grabbed hold of the rock jutting out with my right and let go with my left hand. I still had my feet firmly planted in the holds when I reached this point. Physically I saw the rock fly out of the rock tower and I fell. I fell like one would be sitting up in a lounge chair. I hit tail bone first on a rock (shaped like two hands praying with the fingers pointing up). I was washed downstream came to while I was breathing water (drowning) with my head under a rock. Now I said that is what happened physically.
This is what I saw. I remember seeing the rock fly out of the hold and thinking "oh no". All of a sudden I was knocked out of my body. It was like someone pushed me hard but instead of my body going with the push it was just my soul. I saw myself fall down to the rocks below. At this point I got confused. I thought "Well, If I am up here who's down there". I remember bring my hands up or where they should've been and seeing something like a static light where they should've been. Right at this point for whatever reason I started noticing my surroundings. The river below me looked like a liquid crystal. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. The leaves on the trees were bright neon green. Then everything started getting extremely bright.
All of a sudden there was this brilliant flash of light. Then it went completely dark. I wasn't scared, I was still trying to figure out what was going on. Then I heard all these people talking (men, women). It sounded like I landed right in the middle of a cocktail party. I said "Where am I?" It was strange here because when I "spoke" this I thought it the same time. It was also strange because I felt like I here was for quiet sometime. I lost all sense of time. I heard a women tell me that I had a choice. Her voice was very peaceful and calming. I asked her what my choice was. She said, "You can come with us or go back and finish your work". I had no grasp of what was going on still. I said "Well, I need to get back because if I miss supper my mother is going to kill me".
soon as I said this I felt a tug and "Wham" I opened my eyes and realized I was
drowning. I pulled my head out from under the rock and pulled my self halfway
out of the water. My friend helped me out the rest of the way. He asked me what
had happened. He never saw me fall. In conclusion, I went to the Dr. who was
surprised I was alive one and two still walking. I told him how I fell He said I
should been killed instantly or paralyzed for life. Needless to say I couldn't
walk real well if at all for about 4 weeks.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain It's hard to convey what I saw in terms of the magnitude of the feeling and what I was seeing at the same time
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes I fell free climbing (rock climbing without a rope) from a height of somewhere between 20 to 25 feet
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I was looking at everything out-of-body (the forest, river, trees) I realized everything living was really and truly alive as much as I was.
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
If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain: When I was looking at everything out-of-body (the forest, river, trees) I realized everything living was really and truly alive as much as I was.
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 The colors of everything was extremely intense
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.)? Yes
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Uncertain
Did you see a light? Yes
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes
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? No
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? Yes
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain I just don't know
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 I seemingly even to this day call my friends whenever they need to hear from me most.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes Only my wife believes me
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
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?
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? Uncertain
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I don't think there is one singularly right answer to reaching God
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 very through