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Magalie's Experience

Experience description:   

Me and two friends came back with car from a holiday in Spain. Since my friends couldn't drive I had to drive alone all the way back. On the highway I had been driving non stop for eight hours. I was very tired, wanted to sleep, then we reached Lille, from that city it was only half hour away from my home. It's a place in France that has lights on the sides of the highway. The rest of the highway we did was mostly dark .

I looked at the highway lights, and than things suddenly changed. I'm walking on a road, no car anymore, and I'm all alone. The end of the road is a big bright light and I knew I had to go there.

On the side of that road was something ugly, it felt really bad.  I didn't wanted to look , something in me told me, don't look, don't look just go to the bright light. But I did look in an eye flash and see what was in the dark. I couldn't move anymore. I can only describe like arms of an octopus. Moving, wanted to grab me. They was black and darkness was surrounding them. Those octopus -like arms had me hypnotized . I didn't had my own will anymore. I wanted to move to them instead of going to the light front of me. Then behind me came a man,( I think He was Christ) he took my arm and helped me walk towards the big light. The octopus-like arms moved away when He passed with me. I remember he was wearing sandals and his feet was golden glow. I held my face down when going to the light.  We reached the light inside. There it was a feeling of peaceful, happiness.

The Man who saved me from the evil octopus shaped arms went to stand behind me. Didn't say anything. In the light was another man. He had white eyes, no pupils, had a long beard. He had also a stick like from grapevine in his hand .  He talked to me, but he didn't open his mouth. He talked in my head. I could hear what he said to me, without him moving lips. I could feel wisdom (that's kind of hard to explain). Than I felt like he was going through my head, my memories in a flash, extremely fast, very strange feeling. he said it wasn't my time yet. I had to go back.

Than in one second I was back in my car, and it was right on time cause I had to push the brakes immediately, the car was going to hit at 120 km an hour a big truck. My two friends who was in the car woke up from the noise of the brakes and they had horror on hem face. One said, "you know we just escaped death" I was still in chock of what all happened . Than 1000 questions came in my mind. Where was I been, how long was I away, and how I could have been driving the car when I was having a NDE...

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain     

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          Yes    

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    All the 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

            All the 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.)?  Yes     The light didn't gave pain to the eyes. Normally you can't look at the sun or you can become blind, but that light was brighter than the sun and still it wasn't difficult or painful to look at.

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     It was like I heard the voices and sounds in my head, not with ears..

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            scared, afraid, joyful, peaceful

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

Did you see a light?           Yes     It was a bright light, very white, not to big. Darkness was around it.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes    

Did you experience a review of past events in your life?    Yes     I learned that there is God, that death is not the end.

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    

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes    

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?     Yes            This one is hard to explain, but I did felt wisdom. Normally wisdom isn't something u can feel, but there it is.

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?     Yes     Sometimes I feel like someone or something is watching me. sometimes in the corner of my eyes I see a shadow, then I turn my head and nothing's there. but this don't happen a lot.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     I told to my close friends, some are asking me more things details that I can't remember, some try to find explanations, some just stare and change topic..

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   

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?            That everyone has a time to die. In life some things to fulfill

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?           
Yes     I was raised Catholic. When I was teenager I saw the world and all the wars, pain etc. I thought that time that there was no God that cared. After my NDE I needed years to read the Bible, understand things, I had all this questions. Now most of my questions I found answers from. I've become protestant, and my life has been easier ever since.

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