I was playing on the sidewalk in front of my home with a plastic truck, I wanted to fill it with sand on the opposite sidewalk and when I crossed a car hit me, I got up returned to my sidewalk and was feeling that I was urinating on me, I sat down and blacked out completely.I'm stretched out on our couch at home, I'm seeing in rainbow colors people in white coats with the inscription Samu 93 (ambulance staff, transl.), I only understood a long time after what this meant.Beside the doctors, my mother in my fathers arms, both crying, a horrible vision seeing them like this.I'm seeing a child stretched out, but I don't realize that this is me.And I am like glued on the ceiling, I feel nothing, as if I was floating like in water, but without any feeling of weight, or pain, or heaviness, I have no weight at all.Only the vision of my parents is scaring me, everybody is very agitated around this child, me of course.If I had not this vision of my parents I could say that it is pleasant, strange to say this.I'm hearing what is said, but some other person is talking to me, I don't see it, I don't understand it, I'm listening to the other persons who are taking care of me, to my mother begging me to come back.But the well-being that I feel up there is stronger. The other voice is getting stronger, it is screaming scaring me and I only here this one, it comes to capture my attention, I still don't see it, I don't understand why.I don't here the doctors nor my parents anymore, only this voice which is talking to me, as if it was saying to go home, that it is time and that my parents would be very happy. This voice tells me to listen and to behave.I wake up at the hospital, my mother enters my room with a gift, I'm getting up and I'm playing with it, I feel much better, but time had passed.I never knew the duration of the coma, my mother never wanted to talk about.
Date NDE Occurred: 02/10/76
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Accident. Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function).
I was playing on the sidewalk, but had no awareness of danger.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Neither pleasant NOR distressing
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain
I lost awareness of my body
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal A stronger sensibility, as if my senses were more developed as in everyday life.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I was able to listen to the voice.
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
Time had no value at all.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I was too young at the time of the accident, had not had enough references about what was before.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Much more developed, at the end I could pay attention to several conversations.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? No
Did you see an unearthly light? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Culpability, calm
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
Did you have a feeling of joy? No
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? No
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Unknown
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic Trop jeune pour avoir conscience de la religion
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Not important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Catholic
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience Too young
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Frankness, respect are strong values.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I heard a voice I could not identify
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? No
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? I am uncertain if God exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? Unknown
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes After many long years I realized that life or death are but stages.
Did you fear death prior to your experience? Unknown
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Unknown
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are meaningful and significant
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life Very open minded, tolerant, loving nature, loving encounters....
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I am listening more, since I became aware of this experience.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience as accurately as other life events that occurred around the time of the experience. e experience This experience is engraved for life with minute details, while after this, my childhood memories begin around 10/12 years of age.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes 25 years later with my wife, her listening helped me a lot to analyze it.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real Too young
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I'm sure that this was effectively real a dream is completely different.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes When I had my son, one evening I found myself with his mother looking at him and I got a strange sensation of having experienced this already. My wife was in my arms, (like my parents, at the moment of my experience), but with happiness; and I said to my wife what a pity it was that my father, who died shortly before, hasn't known his grandson. At the same time I felt an air stream passing in my neck, I turned to my wife and our looks were enough to make us understand that we had been heard.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? My comparison marks between before and after, I only could do them 25 years later, therefore I sometime lack references with the time before.
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