I was about 9 years old. At school, I passed out. The kids pressed my chest. I have no idea how long I was unconscious. Instead of blacking out and coming back, it was very dark. A photo album opened up in front of me. I saw a boat, a picture of a young boy, and a middle-aged man. I do not know who these people were. It was so strange because it was as if I was looking through a camera looking at a book. I had no human body parts or anything. I just saw the book moved on its own and opened to different pages. The whole thing was sepia-tone with a pitch-black background. Black was everywhere. The only thing in my experience was a photo album. As soon as I got a good look at the photos or the pages, it turned over to a new page. I was bought back into reality with all my friends standing over me. I was on the floor. I have no idea how much time has passed and everyone was really worried that I had stopped breathing. I'm now 19 and curious about the afterlife in this point in my life. I've never had an experience like this since that time.
Date NDE Occurred: 2004
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No. Accident Other:
I blacked out
How do you consider the content of your experience? Neither pleasant NOR distressing
Did you feel separated from your body? No
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? Less consciousness and alertness than normal I was in another world
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was not conscious
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
It felt like hours had past when I woke up.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? More vivid than usual
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. No hearing and no sound that I can remember.
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: Void
The experience included: Darkness
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? No
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes Sepia tone
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Some unfamiliar and strange place Sepia-toned photo book
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Sad and happy at the same time.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness
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? No It could have been a middle-aged me with a son. I have no idea. I cannot remember their faces very well now.
The experience included: Awareness of the future
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from my personal future I have a feeling it was of my future but I can't prove that yet.
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? Not important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Unaffiliated- Atheist i am a man of science
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Slightly important to me
What is your religion now? Do not know science
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience well i have never had this experience again or anything like it.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
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? Yes i saw alot of photos i never saw any of them b4 this and i have not seen them since
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 probably does not exist
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God probably does not exist
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 possibly meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
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? I am uncertain if an afterlife exists Uncertain not to sure
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I did not fear death
Do you fear death after your experience? I moderately fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life
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 not 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? Moderately 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? Two NDEs but this one was the most vivid of the two. Two NDEs but this one was the most vivid of the two.
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 as accurately as other life events that occurred around the time of the ex I remember the experience as accurately as other life events that occurred around the time of the ex
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain I predicted a few events that have come true.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? No
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
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 I didn't think of it much
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real Eleven years later and I have not had anything like it ever again. I'm still puzzled.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? Not a dream. It was like I was alive in another place that was not of this world. Another life?
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