around 11:30 PM on a Saturday night. I was driving down the interstate enjoying
the light traffic out for a Saturday night. I started to get a tingling feeling
and at first thought that I had forgotten to take my blood pressure medicine.
This went on a no more than a minute. I then started to feel objects all around
me, trying to close in but not to hurt me. The objects were very blurry but I
knew that it was people and didn't feel scared. Then I found that I was above
myself or my physical body looking at ME still driving the truck and the forms
were still surrounding me as I sat in the drivers seat, but now they were
starting to become focused, more clear and sharper imaged. As I drifted above
myself the people surrounding me became crystal clear and I saw that it was men
and women. The men were dressed in black pants and white shirts and all the
women had on a blue or gray dress like the early settlers wore and each had on a
bonnet. No one said anything, I didn't feel scared by them but as they became
as clear as day I knew that I was about to die. I told myself that it's
probably a heart attack. I don't remember if it was me sitting in the drivers
seat driving at 70 miles an hour or me (floating above me) that said it but I
said very forcefully I'M NOT READY TO GO. I'll be ready after I dance with my
granddaughter on her wedding day when she's 25 years old. I don't have a
granddaughter so don't know why I said that, but when I did the people around me
started to become unclear and fade away exactly the way they appeared when it
all started. When they disappeared I was back in my body and still driving the
truck. This seemed like it was over the course or 3 or 4 minutes and I try to
tell myself it was probably only a few seconds.
kind of experience difficult to express in words?
time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?
time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and
the whole time
your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare
to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?
Normal consciousness and alertness the whole time
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.)?
Uncertain only 4 colors, white, black, blue and grey
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.)?
experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?
pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?
see a light?
meet or see any other beings?
Yes Nothing communicated, but I knew these people. I feel they were from a
past life. When I first went out west I fell in love with the desert and have
thought for 30 plus years that I must have been a cowboy or Indian in a previous
life. I just feel connected to the west.
experience a review of past events in your life?
observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that
could be verified later?
see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or
have any sense of altered space or time?
have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?
Yes Knew that I was about to die
reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?
Yes if I had passed the boundary the people were waiting to take me home
become aware of future events?
have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you
did not have prior to the experience?
you shared this experience with others?
Yes I told me wife and son the same day, I'm sure they thought I needed to
be put in the happy hotel but I feel after telling the experience a few times
they believe me. I tell people from time to time and some roll their eyes but
have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?
Yes I listen to a lot of talk radio and had read stories about it. When I
read Walda Wood's book it made me feel that what I had thought about death for a
long time was accurate
you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it
Experience was definitely real
there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or
significant to you?
you currently view the reality of your experience:
Experience was definitely real
relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?
your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your
experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or
substances which reproduced any part of the experience?
questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and
comprehensively describe your experience?