I was trying to get into my house through a second floor window that was about 4 meters from the ground. My father had died some months previously and scaffolding was there from building work on the property. I walked through the structures and one of them was not set properly. The structure collapsed to the floor with me. I managed to turn around and saw how everything had fallen. I told myself, 'This is it.' My life went past in a second and I was on the floor. The impact was on my head. I was radiating a blue light while I was falling. Then a Being, who was like a shadow twice my height, took me by the hand. It guided me through a dark desert, like an enormous field with hills but it was very dark. It was as if I was the only one who shone with blue light. I saw people there that I don't know. There was no fear, just tranquility and the Being who took me from this place to another; I understood that I shouldn't be there. I don't know how much time passed. Later, I opened my eyes, and my uncle and my mother were resuscitating me and I returned to consciousness.
Date NDE Occurred: Nov 2009
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No. Accident Other: Caída de gran altura. Inconciencia
A fall from a great height loss of consciousness
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? Yes I saw my family trying to resuscitate me.
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? Less consciousness and alertness than normal It was slower than normal.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I understood that I was out of my body just as I received the bang on the head.
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
I didn't know how much time had elapsed.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? No
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. It was like seeing more, seeing through 360 degrees.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I never heard anything.
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
The experience included: Darkness
The experience included: Unearthly light
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? An unusually bright light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes I myself shone.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Some unfamiliar and strange place A valley or a very dark desert with mountains.
The experience included: Hellish imagery
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Tranquility
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
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
The experience included: Life review
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Greatly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Other Christian
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I became agnostic.
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Not important to me
What is your religion now? Unaffiliated- Agnostic
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience I don't believe that Hell exists; nevertheless, it seems I was in a place that was quite similar to that which they say it is.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
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 It was a giant shadow that guided me.
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? God definitely exists
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? Are not meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No Actually no, the people there were there against their will. This was why this being took me there. I felt like I was visiting Hell for one second.
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? I was uncertain if an afterlife exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes While walking in this desert, I believed I recognized people as if imprisoned there.
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I greatly feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Greatly fearful in living my earthly life
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Greatly 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? Yes The people there were there against their will. This was why this being took me there. I felt like I was visiting Hell for one second.
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
Were you compassionate after your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? I have lost my fear of death. I have lost my fear of death.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
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 less accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of th The experience came to me after the sessions of relaxation. When it occurred, it was for just a second that I went away and then returned. Afterwards I was able to assimilate this puzzle completely.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? It is almost a secret. Few people know about it.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes 14 years later, I shared it with someone and he confided a similar experience as mine
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 probably not real I was confused. For this reason, I didn't believe it. It was hard to keep the story whole.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real After reading about the subject, I went to therapists, and discovered that that which I went through was very similar to what others had.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
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