I remember getting electrocuted and then darkness came. I was then five to six feet above my body, moving upwards, and looking down. I could see myself lying on the concrete floor. I could see much more than what my eyes normally could see. My scope of view and clarity were enhanced. I could see everything except what was behind me, above me technically. I could hear people talking upstairs but it was inaudible; it was as if they were very far away. I continued to float up into the air. It started to get dark but then I was covered in light. Pinkish light, the best I could compare it to would be: pink clouds at sunrise, but warmer. I was surrounded by it and it was moving around me in a downward motion. When it stopped, I could see the pink light all the way into the horizon. I saw no relatives or anyone else except one figure. I couldn't make out any features because it was too bright. It spoke to me but it only said ‘not yet’ and I fell back down and woke up uninjured on the floor. Since my experience, I have found it hard to justify my continued existence. I want to get back to the pink light.
Date NDE Occurred: 1995
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident. Other: Unknown. Medical treatment was not sought. I was alone at the time and after the event, I was afraid to say anything.
I was in the basement of my aunt’s house alone and I put my hand in an exposed electrical box. After that my experience began.
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? No Nothing that I could later verify. My scope of view was limited to the basement.
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? More consciousness and alertness than normal I could see more in my field of view, I could see everything like I had been looking at life through a hole in a wall and then I was free of it. Everything appeared to be more vibrant in color.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I was looking at my own body from the ceiling
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
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 have always had 20-20 vision. During the event I felt like I could see everything in front of me, it’s hard to explain. Colors popped. It looked clear, the clearest I have ever seen. It was almost magnified.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I could hear people talking but they seemed very far away and muffled.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
The experience included: Tunnel
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes Pinkish light flowed around me in a downward motion.
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: Darkness
The experience included: Unearthly 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 The pinkish light, it was like nothing I have ever seen before or after.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Flat, bright with a pinkish light that stretched to the horizon. It was lovely.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? No fear, never afraid or concerned. I felt peaceful with a sense of security.
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? I felt united or one with the world
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe I felt complete like there was nothing left to learn. Complete in every aspect.
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? Unknown
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Protestant I was 5 at the time so I don't think I was even capable of comprehending what religion was.
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I believe in God but not what the church teaches.
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Slightly important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Protestant I believe in a higher power but I do not attend church and have not for years.
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 I was bathed in light and spoke with one other being. I was 5 I didn't know what was suppose to happen.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
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 I saw the being in front of me humanoid in shape but no discernible features. It was very bright: pleasantly so. It spoke to me. It said ‘not yet’ in a strong, but pleasant voice.
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? No
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Yes Just the feeling of being complete.
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Yes One being bathed in a bright light. Humanoid in shape with a commanding voice.
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? No
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? Unknown
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes The tunnel skyward to the plain of pinkish light. And the being who spoke to me.
Did you fear death prior to your experience? Unknown
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Unknown
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? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes I felt love all around me. The light was love.
Were you compassionate after your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Unknown Unknown
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes There is nothing on earth that comes close to what I saw. I made the comparison of pink clouds but that really fails to do it justice.
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 It is a defining moment in my life, one that I would like to get back to. It sticks out as a shining memory compared to my child hood.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I have seen my sister that died before my birth. It was only verified because I was in the emergency room, my living sister had just given birth and there was a female standing beside her and she smiled at me and disappeared. Years later, I asked my mother about the woman and she started to cry and said that she saw it too. It was her daughter who had passed away from Leukemia before my time. On several occasions I have seen other-worldly figures.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Seeing my body and the light.
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 It was real. It happened. Being so young I didn't dwell on it for very long.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real It happened. I would like to go back and see the light again.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
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