Experience Description

Floating in the orange glow of light, feeling overwhelmed by the joy and happiness I felt.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: march,9,1996

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident car was hit by 2 tractor trailers Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) My car was hit by a tractor trailer going about seventy miles an hour.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? No

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 It was a total feeling and understanding of what I felt looking down on the accident as it was going to look like when the accident was finished. I felt no connection to earth other than observation of the scene. I was floating in the light going upward and feeling a joy and happiness so far beyond anything I've ever felt on earth.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Floating upward as if on an escalator inside of an orange glow of light.

Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast

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

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? Yes

Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

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? Yes

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm the orange glow as if an aura within which i was floating

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Joy and happiness.

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness

Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy

Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world

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

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future

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 Christian

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Moderate Christian

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? 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 That when we do die it is the most wonderful and joyful experience on our way to the next journey.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes It was such a joyful beautiful happy experience that nothing on this earth compares to it.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes What to expect when we pass from this world.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? All of it.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes A week and then many times since, people were very encouraged by my experience.

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. Viewed the reality of it always the same as a gift given to me to cherish.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. Same as above response.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No I wish everyone could feel and see what I felt and saw and there would never be a fear of death.