I was driving a car in a monotonous road in morning light. At one moment I was thinking of a song in radio, that the song was too boring song to listen at night (5am). Next thing I realized, I saw myself (my car & me) coming against "me" on the road. That was quite confusing experience, and I was startled. Then I was "back" at the car and started to keep the car on the road, and breaking heavily. After short moment, I ended up to a ditch backwards unharmed. I am not sure if my external me helped me to stop or slow the car in time so that nothing worse happened - car was damaged, but I was basically fine and feeling very alert and swift at thought. I think that the same song, that I remember hearing was still playing when I returned to the normal speed.
I still don't
understand how the car ended up to the ditch backwards- so the most of the
damage went to the rear of the car - even the airbag didn't open and most of the
hit was to my back. My cervical spine was X-rayed later, and there was nothing
wrong, despites that upper back muscles hurt a bit like after heavy exercise,
but that has almost passed now.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes See below.
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? Calm at the beginning and hyper fast during the experience.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes I think I was flying a bit over the car's front window in some "airy" form.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Amazed, startled, quick-thinking.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? Just some faint roaring - could have been the car.
LOCATION DESCRIPTION: Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures? Uncertain My first thought was that my soul went ahead of me before the accident or some guardian angel was present. Although I'm not sure if the cause of the accident was my own, or if the cause was a broken tire, but still it was weird.
Did you see a light? No
Did you meet or see any other beings? Uncertain I saw just myself.
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Uncertain
Either 'my presence' helped stop the car, but the experience was so fast, so cannot be certain.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Uncertain I was wondering the stopping distance while breaking. On the tracks there was a straight breaking point and then it curved. I don't realize breaking while going straight; because I was already trying to keep the car on the road.
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? Yes Enhanced.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes It felt like going at least double speed - 1 second seemed like minutes.
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes My after thoughts are of not wasting time to useless things.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events? Uncertain I'm waiting what is to come...
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? Uncertain I was aware, as I was coming against me, that I should return to correct the situation.
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? Uncertain Sense of urgency. To make best of the available time.
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? Decided to pursue my studying goals even more determination. To do my best .
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No response
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes They were amazed. Fragility of life dawned on them.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? Amazed, frightened but still happy. I feel like that I was lucky, but on the other hand I'm sad and disturbed that the accident had to happen.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Best: I coped the event as a whole.