That morning my mom woke me up and told me to get ready to go to school and I told her I didn't wanted to go. She said, 'Okay don't go', but a couple minutes later she went back in the room and said, 'No, you're going to school, come on, get up and get ready.' I got up and got ready and went out the door with her, but forgot my backpack. My mom said to go back inside and get it and that she was going to be waiting for me in the car. I went in, got my backpack, and went outside. I had to cross the street to get to the car. My mom screamed at me, 'Cross now! Cross now!' I hesitated a little because a car was coming, but I crossed and that's when the car hit me. The next thing I remember is getting up from the floor but my body was still lying down. I saw white clouds all over. I looked up to sky and there were more clouds. I didn't see God but I had faith he was there and I knew I was dead. I saw a shadow of a thin tall man looking down at me from the cloud, this man was walking on the cloud. I started to beg God to let me live. I said, 'God please let me live; if I die my mom and my brothers are going to cry a lot for me. God please let me live. I don't want to die right now; I'm too young. I want to grow up get married and have children. After that, you can take me but not now.' I said this many times over and over.I looked up to the sky again and I saw a red, flying humanoid. It was like a human being but with large long wings and red all over. This humanoid was hovering at the edge of the cloud in the sky. I kept begging God to let me live and I saw my great grandma who had died more than twenty years from that day. My grandma screamed, 'My God!' and I breathed. I was back in my body. I opened my eyes and I saw two nurses coming down from the clouds toward me; one nurse went to my right side and the other nurse to my left side. All I could see were their silhouettes. There were two paramedics there, one on each side, but all I could see were their silhouettes. Their silhouettes were formed of many black dots and the outer of the silhouettes were many white dots. I lifted up my hand to touch the face of the nurse that was on my right side but my hand went through her face. I lifted my hand again to touch her face but the paramedic on my right side got my hand and placed it down. I have seen ghosts but I ignore them. I'm afraid that if they know I can see them they're going to bug me, use me or scare me. I have heard voices in the wind but pretend I can't hear. I have always had faith in God; it's something my mom taught me and I will always have faith in him.
Date NDE Occurred: August 25, 1986
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Accident Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
I knew I had died and that was it. So I asked God over and over to let me live that I didn't wanted to die.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Both pleasant AND unpleasant and/or frightening
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? No
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? As soon as I got up from the floor; leaving my body on the floor.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast
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. No difference.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. No difference.
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
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 My great grandma.
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 It was light blue sky and white clouds, all around me were white clouds and in the sky white clouds.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm It was like a platform and there were white clouds everywhere and the sky was blue and there were white clouds in the sky also.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was afraid because I knew I had died.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
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? No
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? 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? Greatly 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? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Catholic I'm catholic but I don't believe in saints.
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 I knew that God was everywhere and he is.
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 With faith I knew God was there, everywhere I knew he could hear me, see me and knew what was going on.
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.)? Yes With faith I knew God was there, everywhere I knew he could hear me, see me and knew what was going on.
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 definitely exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Yes My great gandma screamed at him "my God!" and that's when I took a breath in my body. Also because of my faith in God I knew he was listening and looking at me.
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? 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? I was uncertain if an afterlife exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes yes because I was alive with my soul.
Did you fear death prior to your experience? Unknown
Do you fear death after your experience? I moderately 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
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
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
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No Every now and then I'm able to see and hear ghost but I ignore them.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? When I saw my great grandma.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes
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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