I do not at this time have the time to finish this so I will submit this now and perhaps tell as much as I can about it at another time, if I feel that there is any interest in my experience. This is almost an Omni-present thing where the knowledge gained through that experience continues as if I have a special channel of communications to the 'other side' or something. Very difficult to explain in only the time I now have available to me. I apologize for this and sincerely hope that you do not think I'm just messing with you, as I'm not - what happened to me was as real as me sitting here typing this up to submit it to you.
Date NDE Occurred: summer of 1967?
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Accident Other 'My mother was there and had been employed as a Registered Nurse. She told me afterwards that she had searched for a pulse, breathing, any signs that I was still alive and she thought that I was dead.'
My mother, who had been employed as a Registered Nurse, could not believe that I was unharmed. TOTALLY unharmed, after falling off the peak of our garage roof and having no breath or pulse. She brought me to the doctor against my wishes and the doctor could find no signs of injury anywhere on my body.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes
I clearly left my body and existed outside it
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 As above.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I'd say that it was probably when 'He' was trying to talk me out of coming back by telling me things about my future, all of which have come to be as 'He' said it would, except for the cause of my 'real' death - so far.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
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. The only part that had 'normal' color was the area behind the 'tear' in space, or time, or whatever it was that that was behind the person I was speaking with. This tear opened up as I began to go towards this person. I could hear children laughing, playing and it looked like what a nice park here on earth looks like - nice green grass cut short, trees, blue sky and clouds. Everything else was basically different shades of the color you see when you close your eyes outside in daylight.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I could still hear my mother screaming my name 'back on earth' and this is why I couldn't go with 'Him' then, as I told Him so. I apologized, cried, laid back down in my body (though I never once felt that I was doing anything but standing straight up) and just like that I was back here, in my back yard where I must have ended up after bouncing off the ground and 'leaving' before I hit the ground again.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No I went back before going through that 'tear' into the 'park'. As I was leaving my body a tearing, vacuum type of sound and feeling passed through me and I thought then that if I exited my body completely that I wouldn't be able to go back to my mother who judging from the sound of her voice believed, or feared greatly, that I was dead and gone. I believe that I was dead, just not gone yet?
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes Many were in a line shoulder to shoulder to my left and that line of people went on beyond my vision, but the one I was speaking to was to my right and higher, or bigger, or both, than the others. It was also obvious though I have no idea why it was obvious, but it was obvious that the man to my right was/is THE authority there. There is no doubt in my mind that 'He' was someone who when He spoke, you listened, period. I even told that to my mother when she asked why I hadn't responded to her screams after telling her that I heard her the whole time. I said, 'I was talking to Him.' She wondered whom, dad, who was nearby? 'No, not dad - Him!' I could sense that He was still there and was beginning to think that my mother was blind or something. When I turned to point Him out to her, He was no longer there, and where He had been would have put him floating about six or seven feet off the ground with His body half in the garage and the other half of his body out of the garage, sticking out through the roof of the garage.
The experience included: Void
The experience included: Darkness
The experience included: Light
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? A light clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin
Did you see an unearthly light? Uncertain I saw both darkness outside the 'tear' and a bright, sunny day inside the 'tear'.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No I left "early".
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Sadness for my mother, sadness that I couldn't go with 'Him' but other than that no fear whatsoever of anyone there, but I was for a short time afraid for the person who 'disappeared', until I was reassured that he was okay, and that he just wasn't here, or there, anymore.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world
The experience included: Special Knowledge
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control
The experience included: Vision of the future
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future Not enough time to go into all of that right now.
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? 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 was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate I was around 7 years old and had no solid beliefs yet other than what a 7 year old has been taught in Sunday School or church.
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes
What is your religion now? Moderate I don't believe in separate divisions within ANY religion of ANY kind. The whole idea that there can even be such divisions is absolutely ridiculous to me. Nonsensical crap is what that is.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes As I said previously, I have been getting accurate premonitions ever since.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Got to go for now, sorry.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain The 'laws' of gravity had no 'authority' there. One person 'disappeared' right before my eyes. I didn't know if others and I were actually 'speaking' or communicating through some kind of telepathy, mind reading, thought implanting, or what? I learned things about the future that have come true time and time again and continue getting what I have been calling premonitions about future events and people.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Premonitions and information that suddenly came to the front of my mind
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Many years passed because my mother threatened to punish me by grounding me if I ever spoke about it again.
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 Because it WAS real, it IS real and it WILL BE real.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real Because it WAS real, it IS real and WILL BE real.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes Dreams.
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