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Dave D's Experience

Experience description:   

I remember very little about my early childhood as is probably the case with most people.  What happened to me is that one day on or around my second birthday, I fell out of my hi chair and broke my left arm.  I don't remember the event per say, but remember falling one time, then hitting the ground followed by about 15 seconds of excruciating , throbbing pain, then at the point where the pain was most unbearable, going through a tunnel at great speed and then becoming conscious in what I can only describe as a garden or a place with really vivid green features.  I also remember hearing water like a brook.  I seem to remember myself as a ball of light at the time, and within a short time was greeted by another entity that also appeared as a ball of light but when I concentrated,  I could see the profile of a human form.  The personality of the entity can only be described as complete love and compassion for me and only seemed concerned about my well being.  I do not remember what we communicated as it was a long time ago.  I remember at first really being overwhelmed by my surroundings that, if I remember correctly, was up in the sky sometimes and at other times in the garden that I described.  

One event that I remember was that one time when I was out of my body , the entity took me down to see my body.  I remember seeing myself playing on a sidewalk.  I watched from above as my body fell on the side walk and my knee was cut by a sharp rock.  Keep in mind that all the time I was watching my body from above.  To this day, I have a scar above my left knee and that is the only event that i can remember to explain it.  

My OBE was different from most in that I was out of my body for a long time as I remember.  When I left my body,  my family was living in England.  When I returned to my body,  it was at my Grandmother's house in Pennsylvania. I actually remember when I returned to my body.  I remember suddenly being in the air above my grandmother's house and the entity telling me that it was time for me to return to my body.  He also communicated to me that he would not be there when I actually died but there would be another entity to greet me when my time to die would come.  I watched the entity float away and I descended through the roof of my grandmother's house and re-entered my body through my left temple if I remember correctly.  I remember being happy to see my two older brothers who were strangely bigger and more strange to me was that I suddenly had two younger brothers as well.  I have no memory of my two younger brothers until that point.  Based on the timeline as best as I can put together,  this had to have happened sometime in the late spring or early summer of 1964 so somewhere around eighteen months.   

During the time of my OBE, My parents did notice that my personality was different.  They would always joke with me about how I would use my cast on my arm as a club to hit my older brothers.  I, of course, have no memory of doing that.   

One last point is that over time, my view of the other realm changed as I eventually wanted to go back for no other reason than to feel air going through my lungs again and blood pumping through my veins and to be with my family again.    I think that I was given a choice to stay but that drive to be alive again was stronger. The place that I was in was kind of like limbo I think.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes     It was such a long time ago and the communications were by thought.

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          No      

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    When I returned to my body

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?    Normal consciousness and alertness

            When I returned to my body

Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)?  No      

Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?
            Yes     An uncomfortable buzzing noise when I left my body

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Pure joy at first but then wanted to return after a while

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?          Yes     Very rapidly through a tunnel

Did you see a light?           Yes     Just the being of light described above

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     Just the one described above

Did you experience a review of past events in your life?    No      

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          No       Just the event where I cut my knee and left the scar.

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?            Yes     But can't really remember or describe

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   No      

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?     No      

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No      

Did you become aware of future events?       No           

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?     No      

Have you shared this experience with others?         No      

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?    No      

How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:            Experience was probably real   

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?   

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:            Experience was probably real   

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?           No      

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?           

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No       I sprained my ankle when I was 22 and temporarily went through the tunnel          

Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?         Yes