I had an automobile accident in 1991. An Isuzu Trooper ran into me in my
Nissan 200zx. I was dragged into the other lane when I was hit on the right
side of the car. The passenger seat came out of it's place and struck me on
the right side of my head. They had to cut the door of the car off with
hydraulic shears since the other side couldn't be opened because it was
caught in a fence. They realized that I wasn't responding and that my
vital signs were weak so they knew I had gone into cardiac and respiratory
arrest. They tried to revive me but could see I wasn't responding. My
pupils had dilated. I was in a coma. They transferred me to the Medical
Center in San Juan to give me first aid. Three weeks later they transferred
me after I came out of my coma. They operated on my right eye twice for
diplopia (that is double vision and my eye changed its orientation). When I
awakened I didn't recognize my husband. Speaking with all candor, I did not
like him at all. I recognized my mom and dad and my siblings, but not my
husband. I always ask myself, "Why?" I asked him and he told me he didn't
know. It finally came out that he abused me verbally. You might ask
yourself how I found this out and the answer is that I found a diary where I
wrote EVERYTHING. My taste in clothing changed, my favorite colors are now
When I came out of my coma I
remembered hearing the cries of two babies. I remember there were twins, a
boy and a girl. My mom told me they never existed but I said that they
did. About a year later I was feeling very sad in the kitchen of my house.
I suddenly began crying out of the blue and saw a small child about 2 years
old who looked and me and smiled. A child who radiated much light. My
sadness rapidly left me when I went to touch him and he disappeared.
I got pregnant while in the hospital.
I had a beautiful baby boy who was born with good health, thank God. He
weighed 10 lbs and is the light of my life. My son gave me the strength to
continue struggling and because of him I kept on going with much optimism.
The doctor who took care of me when I
had my accident told me I wouldn't be the same. (It's true I'm not the
same. I'm a better human being.) He told my parents that I wouldn't be
able to study because my memory couldn't retain information. He said I
wouldn't be able to drive a car again. I couldn't write nor walk. I
surprised him by giving my best effort. Today I drive, I write, I study. I
finished high school in education, I walk really well, I write pretty well
although I write slowly.
My recuperation was slow. I was often
in a bad mood because it took me so long to do anything specific, but this
helped me develop tolerance, it taught me to be patient, above all else I
learned that we don't achieve things when we want to, but rather when it is
right for us to do so.
I now value life more. I am more
sensitive to the pain of others. I value my family more. I love with
greater intensity. Now I have another husband who loves me, who values me
and accepts me as I am.
Was the kind of experience difficult
to express in words?
Yes I learned to speak, eat and to get about.
At the time of this experience, was
there an associated life threatening event?
Yes I was in a coma from a car accident. I suffered cardiac and
respiratory arrest and they resuscitated me with electroshock.
At what time during the experience
were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?
I was in a coma the whole time.
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:
Now I sleep less, I'm more aware of everything around me. I give greater
importance to everything and everybody.
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.)?
Uncertain When I came out of the coma I had to use dark glasses because
the light bothered me.
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.)?
Did you experience a separation of
your consciousness from your body?
What emotions did you feel during the
experience? I felt
a degree of happiness as never before. I didn't want to return. I felt
peace, security as never before. I felt love, I felt joy, Purity, there was
no time or space, there was an incredible scent of roses among other
Did you pass into or through a tunnel
or enclosure? Yes
It was incredible. I was in a completely dark tunnel. There was no floor.
I was floating. At the end I saw a very small light. I heard voices in the
distance but couldn't understand what they said. It was like being in a
library where you hear people speaking softly. There was an incredible
scent of red roses. I began to walk and walk and walk. I wanted to get to
the light because it would take me to a special place. I noticed I wasn't
getting any closer to the light and I began to raise my hands. I began
praying and said, "Lord, my soul praises and glorifies you. Help me God. I
want to get to the light and I can't. Suddenly I did.
Did you see a light?
Yes It was such a strong light you couldn't look at it much without going
blind. The time came when I looked at it so much everything turned white.
Did you meet or see any other beings?
Yes When I was in the tunnel and began to pray, an angel appeared to me.
When the angel appeared, the scent of roses became stronger and he spoke to
me in a perfect tone of voice. The smell that came out of his mouth was of
roses. He told me, "Daughter, do not worry. You have chosen the correct
path." When he told me this I began to get nearer to the light, and when I
saw that I could enter into this light, I did and it was as if throwing
myself into a void. I began seeing everything as really too white and of
much clarity. Suddenly I saw clouds, birds, I saw a very beautiful garden,
I saw flowers. Suddenly I saw a large door and I drew close in order to
enter it. The door was closed. I began to open the door in order to enter
through it. A venerable man dressed in white came near to me and said,
"Daughter, NO. It is not your time yet. You have to go back. There are
things left for you to accomplish. Abruptly, I began to be without air when
I tried to breath because I was out of breath. My mother was touching me.
It was at that point that my great adventure of "returning to planet earth"
Did you experience a review of past
events in your life?
Did you observe or hear anything
regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified
Did you see or visit any beautiful or
otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?
Yes I told about it in the previous paragraph.
Did you have any sense of altered
space or time? Yes It
was like another world.
Did you have a sense of knowing
special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?
Yes In heaven there is peace and love as it says in the Bible.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting
Did you become aware of future events?
Did you have any psychic, paranormal
or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to
Yes I foresee things.
Have you shared this experience with
others? Yes With
everybody who comes near me. In church, parents, friends.
Did you have any knowledge of near
death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?
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?
Yes I will explain shortly.
Have your religious
beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your
Yes They have increased positively.
Following the experience, have you had
any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced
any part of the experience?
Is there anything else you would like
to add concerning the experience?
At another time.
Did the questions asked and
information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your
Are there any other questions we could
ask to help you communicate your experience?
Everything is perfect. I'm happy because I was looking for you and I found