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Dwight M's Experience

Experience description:   

It was 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.

Thanks for listening.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No      

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?    the whole time

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               the whole time

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.)?  Uncertain      only 4 colors, white, black, blue and grey

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.)?            No      

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Uncertain
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?          No      

Did you see a light?           Uncertain     

Did you 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.

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      

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?           No           

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?     Yes            Knew that I was about to die

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes     if I had passed the boundary  the people were waiting to take me home

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?         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 others listen

Did you 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

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

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