I was leaving a learning center for adults, when I was hit by this bus. This happened some 40 kilometers from my home. Instantly, at unbelievable speed I was at my father's place. I was floating while roaming through the rooms of the house. Then I was back in my body within a few seconds. All this happened in such a state of abundance that it couldn’t be described with our words. I was in the hospital for a few months. Then I got back to my normal life, but with a certain sense of observation of human beings, that I didn't have before. I told this story to four people, as I didn't understand what had been happening to me. Since this experience, I'm not scared of death anymore.
Date NDE Occurred: 1984
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident. Life threatening event, but not clinical death.
I was hit by a bus, with loss of consciousness for a certain amount of time.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain See Experience
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 The speed, at which I was moving, the facility of understanding things, and without any fear
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I found myself at my father's place
Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Time seemed to go faster or slower than usual
The accident happened some 40 kilometers away from my place, and I had the impression to move in record time.
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. Incomparable
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I don't know.
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? I sensed their presence
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain My mother died when I was 3 years old.
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
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt good, relaxed in an indescribable peace.
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? 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? 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? Christian- Catholic chrétien non pratiquant
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I never said prayers before, but now I do.
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Catholic chretien non pratiquant
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
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I believe that there is a supreme power.
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I heard a voice I could not identify The voice that I heard was telling me, at a certain moment, to go back.
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I sensed their presence
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? I was uncertain if God 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? God definitely exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes Since then, I’ve developed the sense of observation for the human being.
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? An afterlife probably does not exist
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists No
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? Slightly 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 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? Slightly compassionate toward others
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 Before, I virtually believed in nothing, now I'm praying every night and speaking to my mother.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I'm more tolerant, I believe more in certain things, but I'm more careful about certain persons.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes The well-being in which I was basking
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 more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes The gift to understand people
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes There are some people that believed it, others not.
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. Indescribable
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real My experience was real, otherwise how would I have been at my father's place, while my body was kilometers away.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Make this kind of experience better known to doctors and surgeons.
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