Sandra V NDE 2271OBE
I remember that it was pretty early in the morning. I was 3 1/2 months pregnant at the time so I liked to sleep late due to fatigue caused by pregnancy. I remember that I had to take my brother in law to work and he had to be there by 8 am and I had to hurry home to take my nephew to school. I was on my way back home to pick up my nephew after dropping off my brother in law at work and I was going probably around 60 mph when the accident occurred. I was trying to put a CD in and the CD I wanted was on the floor so I reached down to get it. When I looked back up I was going off the road and I remember seeing some type of animal. It looked kind of like a dog but it wasn't. I tried to get back on to the road completely, I only had half a tire off the road but still I was trying to get straight. When I turned the wheel to left just a little the car started going out of control, which we later found out was due to a malfunction with the car that my brother in law had not told me about. So when I would steer to the left a little the car would jerk completely to the left. So I then steered to the right and a first it would not turn and then it just completely changed direction.
I then turned the wheel to the left again and when I did so that time is when I knew I was going to die. The car started flipping. At first I could feel all the jolting going on and I remember thinking, "Oh my God, I don't want to die Im scared!" And then I guess I just closed my eyes because I started seeing a darkness that was filled with all types of memories, things that I had not thought about in a long time and some very important times in my life. At that moment I also saw a vision of my daughter that at that time I was not far enough along to be medically told I was having a girl, but I knew that I was having a baby girl and I saw her, I saw what she would look like and everything. I then remember seeing my husbands face and that was the last thing I saw in the darkness. It was like I opened my eyes next but when I opened them I wasn't me in my body anymore, it was me looking at my body from the other side of the windshield.
I couldn't hear or feel anything anymore and all the while it was like time just slowed down and every second felt like such a long time. I remember seeing myself just sitting in the drivers seat not moving at all, not screaming, not doing anything! I just remember myself being so lifeless with such a blank look on my face. My eyes were closed and the only time a part of my body moved was when the car jerked one way or the other. Then it was like I closed my eyes again because I was so scared I knew I was dying! I don't remembered what happened next except that I felt a pulling and all the sudden I could feel the car jolting again and I opened my eyes and all I saw was colors spinning around me and then I saw a huge brown line.
That brown line ended up being the tree that I hit upside down and that flipped me upright. I don't know how long it was from when I hit the tree until I opened my eyes to get out of the car. I remember my head hurt so bad and I was trying so hard to get out and walk. The next thing I remember is being on the persons doorstep who's yard I flipped into ringing a doorbell but nobody was home. Then I was climbing over their barbed wire fence to get back to the road as a lady slowed down in her van and tried to help me. I don't remember how I got to the doorstep or how I got all the way to the fence. The fence was about 100- 150 ft from the house. The lady took me back to my brother in law job since I was about 2 miles away from it. When I got there I remember his bosses giving me ice for my head and him come running out and then we were in a truck and he was going to drive the car out and back to the jobsite.
we arrived at the scene of the accident he got out of the truck, as did I, I
just kept apologizing to him, and he looked at the car and started freaking out
saying he had to get me to the hospital. We drove to his house so someone could
take me to the hospital and I went into shock. I remember one of their friends
drove me to the hospital and when I arrived someone had called to police and
they sent an ambulance and the paramedic had apparently told the people at the
hospital that they expected a DOA and they couldn't find the body. I then showed
up at the hospital and I remember nurses and doctors were waiting on me to get
there just incase I survived and was on my way. After that I just remember
people coming to touch me because I was a miracle and angels were with me that
morning. I don't know the injuries I sustained from the accident except probable
rib injuries and head injuries because I was pregnant so the doctor wouldn't
touch me. At first I was fine and didn't feel a thing except my head hurting and
I returned a couple hours after being discharge because I could not breath I was
in so much pain. But no medical tests or whatever were ever don't to see what
was wrong with me.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain Its hard to describe everything in words. The fear of what happened causes me to have anxiety attacks almost every time I talk about it.
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes I was in a car accident that paramedics did not believe I would live from.
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? It was like I was completely conscious and alert but my body was lifeless.
Was the experience dream like in any way? It felt like a dream that was so real it was scary to me!
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes I don't really think I had a form, but I was told by police that everything was damaged on the car including the roof of the car crushed on my head but half of the windshield (which was the drivers side) and the drivers side window were the only ones not shattered or broken. Somewhat like whatever my form was protecting my body in some way.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt scared but at the same time so serene.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? It was like the serenity caused it to be so quiet and calm. I couldn't hear anything.
LOCATION DESCRIPTION: Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures? No
Did you see a light? Uncertain I remember as I was changing from seeing all my memories when I opened my eyes at first there was a light until I saw my lifeless body.
Did you meet or see any other beings? No The only being I saw was before the accident and it was that dog like creature, but its almost like I feel like someone else was with me when all that happened.
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes
Somehow when I was seeing the visions of my life I was able to see my daughter that I was pregnant with and did not yet know was a girl.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Uncertain The only thing that was verified was the windshield and the drivers side window like I was protecting my body or like I really was out of my body looking at myself.
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? Yes My senses were deadened. I couldn't hear, feel, smell, or taste anything. But when I was looking at my body I could see every detail though it was somewhat foggy or cloudy.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes It felt like time was moving at such a slow pace almost like it stood still.
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes I just knew that I was dying. But when I woke up and lived I couldn't help but know.. I cant explain it I just know that something or someone told me I couldn't go to heaven because I had something important to do here on Earth. There is something important that I have to do, the person just didn't tell me what it is!
Did you become aware of future events? Yes I knew I was going to have a daughter. The baby I was pregnant with I knew was going to be a girl because I saw her!
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? Uncertain I just know that I felt like something was pulling me back to my body.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? Yes I have always been able to dream thing that were going to occur in the future but it would only happen on very rare instances and it would be things that would happen years later. But since the accident I have dreams like that on a regular basis about things that are going to happen in a day or a week, etc. And there are times when I just know that something is going to happen involving certain things. I don't know how I know, I just do.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes I know that its very real to have an experience like this and I know that God has me here for a reason and I didn't die on that day for a reason. I believe in God a lot more now than I ever have.
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? It makes life hard for me because now I am constantly afraid of dying. I think that every little thing is going to cause me to have a heart attack or a stroke or something that's going to kill me and I am going to feel what happened in the accident again. It has also made me very stressed when I drive now. I get anxiety attacks often when I drive because I am scared I am going to have another accident. I have learned to control it lately and get it under control to where I can drive most of the time with nothing happening to me i.e. no anxiety attacks.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes All of the anxiety issues I suffer from.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes They just don't understand. Some don't believe me.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? Just anxiety and fear, but knowledge of a reason for being here.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? There is no best part except that I am alive and here to see my children. The worst part is the fact that I have been so traumatized by this accident.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? This experience has been horrific on my life but somehow when I think of the accident it was so serene even though I was scared.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? Yes Only when I dream of dying. I always dream or have a deep fear of having a heart attack and I dream of all types of scenarios where I see myself having a heart attack and dying.
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes I described everything the best way I know how when typing. I don't know if it would be much different to hear the story in person.