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John C's Experience

Experience description:   

I was viewing it from the side, me walking with my parents, alongside a pool, then I had slipped into the pool, the view that I was first viewing from was almost as if I was watching it from the opposite side of the pool, then I had fallen in, and when I fell in, I started to close into myself viewing it as if I was using a grappling hook to view it, then as soon as I had lost consciousness, I had viewed the lifeguards' view, in both third and first person, and as I had gotten up, I regained consciousness.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain      I remember it only in a third person view, Almost like the film feature in halo 3

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          Yes     I had fallen into a pool and was drowning

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    I started off at a curious state, I was outside of myself, its almost as if, I viewed myself as if I was looking into the past

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

If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain:            I started off at a curious state, I was outside of myself, its almost as if, I viewed myself as if I was looking into the past

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.)?  Yes     It felt almost as at the beginning, It was having it seem almost as if myself and parents where blocking out the sun.

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     I don't even know if I could even hear, I could have possibly even been deaf, or there was a barrier of sound from where I was.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I do not have a way to explain it.

Its almost as if there was a whole new emotion, I was just viewing it, silently.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?          No      

Did you see a light?           No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No      

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?            Yes     The way I was viewing it before I fell, was beautiful the way the sun looked as I and my parents partially blocked it out of view

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     I was outside of myself, An invisible bystander.

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

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain      I left my body, But I was still in the area which I was, I was almost like those characters that go forward in time and view the future, or go back and view the past, yet do not exist to anyone around.

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?     Yes     Soon, as I got older, I had taught myself to swim in that very pool, and oddly, I would often be around in the area which I had first started to drown in

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 definitely real    The experience happened, almost as if I was taken out of my body, to watch what was going to happen.

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?            The Fact that I was outside of myself, I viewed it in a different view, than I have heard of, And it was, I never saw myself fall and drown in my own view, As soon as it was going to be, I viewed it from a different position

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:            Experience was definitely real    I Am wishing that I could go back, and slowly, review the whole experience.

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?           Yes     As I got older, I soon taught myself to swim in that pool.

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?           
No           

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         Yes     The feeling of sadness, and need to read up on the afterlife and death.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        No, Although, If you would like, please email me if you would like to know of an NDE that my father had experienced one time.

Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?         Yes     If there where new words, or a way to extract memories from my head, it would even be better, But this is the best way I can describe it in legally known words.

Are there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience?   Possibly, allowing a way to find out weather or not a similar NDE has happened after submission.