Maxine M's Fear NDE
later, a man had the same accident as we had, in the same place, but he died.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes A car accident.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I was sliding down the tunnel, because I knew that when I stopped sliding I would know if I had died or not.
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: I knew at that time that I was unable to control anything and that I would have to accept the outcome. I am a very controlled person with a very strong will - a sort of mind over matter person, but here I knew I wasn't controlling anything. I just had to accept what was going to happen.
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 I was transparent when I floated out of the car and saw what was happening outside, but once in the tunnel everything was terribly bright and the actual tunnel was more like a pipeline or something - not as spacious as a tunnel.
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 The sound of swishing as I slid down the tunnel at great speed, was extremely loud and frightening. There was a sound of bells in the distance.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Fright at not knowing whether I was going to die or not, but then a sort of resignation.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Yes A sort of grey pipeline with colors like rays of light - red and gold.
Did you see a light? Yes A bright yellow light at the end of the tunnel with red and gold rays of light due to the speed at which I slid down the tunnel.
Did you meet or see any other beings? No
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? Uncertain I'm not afraid of dying. As if when you are about to die, you are disconnected from your body and feel no physical pain.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes I became interested in NDE and read about people's experiences. I read experiences that were similar to mine. I think that my experience did not last very long.
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? No
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Uncertain The experience seemed to last for a long time, but in earthly terms it only happened in a few minutes or seconds.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes Just a certainty that what has to be will be.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
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? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes Only with close friends a few days afterwards. They thought I had dreamed up the whole thing.
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 When I saw my car a day after the accident, at the garage, it was a complete wreck, but on the sides, the paint had been damaged by stones, and this is what I saw when I was 'out of my body' before the car went into the ditch.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real Every time I have to drive at night, I think about my experience and I'm scared to death of falling asleep again !
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your 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
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes