Experience Description

When I was playing with my young sister 'to hide' I was running towards our home's roof to hide from my sister. While I was trying to go upstairs by the stair I thought to try to go down to the under stairs through the gutter pipes. When I climbed the gutter pipes, it broke down and I fell from eight meters high on my head and back. My breath was stopped and I felt I wanted to scream or to talk, but I couldn't - the world was in 'circles - rounding'. I had a strange feeling as if in another different world, a world than cannot be reached except by the dead ones. I couldn't feel my body. The darkness was overwhelming. I was unconscious for two minutes. I started screaming because of intense pain. There was a break in my back and hand, and now I am well, thanks to God.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 9-15-1988

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) Fell from a building.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Frightening

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes
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? Normal consciousness and alertness

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 I felt that I am in a strange world that nobody on earth can understand it, I felt I am in a strange and new dimension.

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Did your vision differ in any way from normal? I saw a world around me as a 'moving circle', and unclear and mixed colors.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I couldn't hear anything.

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

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt sorrow because I can't talk or express my feeling during the accident.

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

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I am now afraid from the death, and I always think to act well in my life before dying.

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I am now afraid from the death, and I always think to act well in my life before dying.

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? Uncertain That strange feeling. I had difficulty breathing and I didn't feel my body.

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? I felt how much life is precious, and now I know what the separation of body from the soul means.

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 felt I am so lucky that I have other chance to live and come back to life!

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. Because I heard and read a lot about death.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No