My younger sister and I had been celebrating the birth of my cousin. We had been at a pizza and beer pub. We consumed a beer or two each, and then decided we should be getting home. I was almost twenty years old and my sister was seventeen, soon to be eighteen. It had been raining on and off throughout the day and it was starting to get dark out. Anyway, my sister had decided to show off her driving skills (which wasn't a good idea). I had told her that the Ford Torino that she was driving couldn't cut corners the way my Pinto station wagon could and she shouldn't try! I then preceded to tell her that she would lose control of the car in this rain. As I said those very words, she lost control of the car and it spun around slamming into a telephone pole! We were not more than five blocks from our home. My side of the car hit the telephone pole. Next thing I knew, my sister was calling out my name, 'Sandy, Sandy are you okay?' I could hear myself answering, 'YES, YES I'm okay.' But she kept calling out to me as if I wasn't answering.Finally, I looked up to see if she was okay. That's when I noticed I was hovering just above our bodies, about where the roof of the car was. I again answered my sister's cries but this time I could see myself knocked out with my head in my chest. I was outside my body long enough to realize that she couldn't hear me because I wasn't in my physical body therefore I had no vocal cords. What was weird though was I could hear my voice just as I did when I was in my body. What happened next was, since I couldn't reply to my sister's pleas, she reached over to shake me awake. When she did this, she let out this scream of pain (I watched this all happen). The next thing I know I'm somehow back in my body again. I immediately woke up and got out of the car to help her. Her collarbone was broken in the crash and she needed me! I didn't remember this experience right away. I believe the reason I have to come back to life is that my physical body wasn't broken beyond repair. Therefore, I got to return to it.One thing has changed in my life, and that is, I now have to some degree psychic abilities. Not real in-depth abilities, nevertheless true premonition abilities and a few others. I took two hours of ESP testing and I scored in the 96-98% in these test scores. I took these tests twice and scored the same each time! Now I don't run around telling people that I have these abilities, at first I was afraid of them. I didn't want to see ghosts or see murders and stuff, so I tried not to delve into it to much. I also can now understand how ghosts feel. We can't see them or hear them for the most part but it's probably the same as when I was out of body, I was talking to my sister and she heard nothing. It must be terribly frustrating for them. Anyway, this is my story I hope you enjoy and learn from it!
Date NDE Occurred: 'February 20,1980'
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Other 'I was in a car accident, which my side of the car hit the telephone pole. I found myself hovering above myself. I could see and hear everything, i could see myself but i couldn't tell if i was dead or just knocked out. until this day I still am not sure.
I was in a car accident and found my soul or consciousness (whichever one it was) no longer in my physical 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? Normal consciousness and alertness The whole time I was out of my body!
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? The whole time I was out of my body!
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
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I think the actual field of vision may have been different.
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
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
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? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Confusion at first, then frustration because no one could hear me. Then desperate to help my sister.
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 'not baptised, butI believe in god!'
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Moderate imp still not baptized but I'm seriously considering getting my son and I baptized catholic!
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? No
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I just seemed to know who was going to die next in my family. I also knew whether or not things were going to happen to my family. It's hard to explain, I just seem to know things. Especially dangerous surroundings or dangerous circumstances, etc.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Why did I return to my body so fast? One minute I was out, the next minute I was back in. Very strange, was I dead or just knocked out? I really will never know!
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes Just what I saw on TV.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real
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? I overdosed on drugs at least twice and I didn't have any out of body experience. One of those times I almost didn't make it back alive!
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