I was riding the bus from work at around the 17th around 5 p.m. Usually I took my car from work, but this time I opted to come back by public transportation. I stood up from my seat a half block before the station I was going to get off the bus. The street on which we were circulating was narrow. When I stood up, a car passed the bus, but had another car in front of it, so the bus driver had to make a violent maneuver. The front door of the bus was open and I fell out, head first against the pavement. The bus stopped 20 meters ahead from where I was. The bus driver backed up. At that moment, I saw myself on the floor, as if I was on top of the bus. The bus driver came out of the bus, and lifted my body. He continued his route and took me to the Carrillo Sanatorium. When we arrived there, the bus driver and a nurse took me in to see the doctor. He took my pulse in my wrists, examined my heart with the stethoscope and put a mirror in front of my mouth to check to see if I was breathing, 'He does not have any pressure and his heart is not functioning. This man is dead, go call a family member,’ he told the nurse and the driver. After that, he called another nurse who came with a stretcher and told them, ‘Take him to the second floor because there are no beds anywhere. Since he is dead, leave him there until someone comes to recognize him.’ While I was on the stretcher, I observed a very white light at a distance. While I was approaching the light, it was like floating in the air. When I reached the light, I entered it and my arms disappeared through it, but part of me was outside and did not cross that frontier. As my arms were entering, the people who were in the light came to get me. They were all my friends and family who had passed away, and I could see their complete bodies. At this point, I could hear my son calling the sanatorium personnel, because my left ear was bleeding. I started to feel a very strong headache; I could observe the sanatorium again and they took me to intensive care.
Date NDE Occurred: verano de 1982
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident. Direct head injury. Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
I fell out of a bus.
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? Yes See above
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
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? It was a different level of consciousness, compared to the one experienced on a daily basis; I could see that I did not feel any pain.
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Were your senses more vivid than usual? No
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. It was superior to the one I had before, because you are not in your body.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. During the experience I could listen to what the personnel at the sanatorium were saying, but nothing else.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Uncertain I don't know if it was a tunnel, I just went to the light.
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes Friendly and familiar relationships
The experience included: Unearthly light
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? No
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes It was a very white and distant light.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? 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? 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
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes The frontier where the light began
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? Slightly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Slightly important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Catholic
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely 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? No
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them
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? God probably 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 probably 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? Are 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 definitely exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Uncertain No se
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I slightly feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Not 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? Greatly 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? 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 It is very difficult to explain it to people who have not experienced it.
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 as accurately as 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? Uncertain They have told me I could have a certain gift, but I haven't experienced it.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? All of them were significant.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes About 10 years after it happened and they were incredulous people.
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
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
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