Nancy C NDE
About 6 other girls were taking turns breathing and exhaling 10 times and then someone would come from behind you and squeeze very hard around your chest. The next thing I remember is floating in the corner of the ceiling at least 15 - 20 feet high. Below me was the circle of students around my body. I fully realized where I was yet, I felt no anxiety or fear. It was just floating. I can't remember the specific conversation but I do know it was going on. I don't know how long I was up there but it was more than a minute or two. It seemed to last quite a while. I never moved past the ceiling, it seemed that it was holding me at that level. But I was floating.
The next thing I remember is waking up on the floor and then nothing. I suppose no one thought it was fun anymore, and we all went about our business with never a word or conversation about what had happened. I guess as a child, I just was so overwhelmed that I pushed it back, yet never, ever forgetting the experience. This remained my biggest secret until recently. And that is the honest to God truth. When others comment on what happens to us after death, I feel secure in knowing, "It's not over!!"
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes I never told anyone until about 5 years ago. I thought people would think I was insane.
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Uncertain Other than I stopped breathing in the girl's bathroom.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I assume the whole time
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness
I assume the whole time
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 I certainly had a different angle of vision than normally.
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.)? No
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Uncertain
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I don't remember feeling anything. I was overly excited but certainly not afraid either.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
Did you see a light? Uncertain It seemed dark grey except for the circle of people surrounding my body. It seemed illuminated.
Did you meet or see any other beings? No
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? Uncertain Like I said, I think it was so scary for young girls that no one ever brought it up again.
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? Yes The space was different for obvious reasons. I was floating. The time is very unclear to me. I don't know how long I was dead. And I say that in all honesty.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes The ceiling was limiting.
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 with my best friend of 40 years after we starting questioning life after death. She accepted the story and knew it was the truth because we have known each other's darkest secrets for so many years. It was definitely something I kept to myself until then. After telling her, I told my daughter and sisters in a conversation about (NDEs)
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 There was never any question in my young mind what had happened to me. I had died and gone to a different level.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? Only that I knew I had died and been spared or returned.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real I know what happened to me and when I realized there were other people out there with similar stories, I was relieved for the first time about it.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? No I didn't tell anyone.
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes But only after I matured and started embracing what had happened to me.
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