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Michael J's Experience

Experience description:   

When I was 12 years of age I was playing in the street in my neighborhood when I ran across the street without looking. I was struck by a car at was traveling at a high speed. My recollection of the accident and the activities surrounding the event remain vivid and they have throughout the years.  During the moments when I reflect upon it, I can remember the impact of the car and my body flying through the air. The right side of my face hit the street and was dragged for a number of feet until my body came to a halt .  I subsequently had a scab on the entire ride side of my body for months and for the next few years I had traces of tar on my jaw line.

I can still hear the voice of my friend repeatedly yelling, 'You stupid man, you stupid man!'  I can still hear the driver sit on the ground behind my body crying and me apologizing telling him that it was my fault. I can remember the trip to the hospital with my mother in the ambulance.

It is at the hospital that has prompted we to communicate. Over the years I have had recollections of me in the hospital operating /emergency room hovering over and looking down on the physicians who were attending to me. This part of the experience is not as vivid as the accident itself. I continue to wonder was I having an out of body experience or is it a memory that I have conjured up as the years have passed. I am a skeptic when it comes to Near Death Experiences and possess a similar attitude to out of body experiences. There is a piece of me that would like to get a better sense of what and where the truth is relative to my experience.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?   Uncertain   

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

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

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?   Very alert at the accident. Alertness faded over time

Was the experience dream like in any way?   Per the explanation, more so in the hospital operating room.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?    none that I can remember

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?    none that I can remember

Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures?    No   

Did you see a light?    No   

Did you meet or see any other beings?    No   

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state?   No   

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?   No   

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?    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?    No   

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?    No   

Did you become aware of future events?    No   

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?    No   

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

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   No   

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?    no impact. Very young at time of event

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?   No   

Have you shared this experience with others?    Yes    Curiosity but not influenced in any way

What was the best and worst part of your experience?   Fortunate to be alive and able to live a full life. I am glad the experience has stuck with me but I wish I could get a better handle on whether I have created this reality or was it a true experience

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?    No

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 accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?    Uncertain