Near Death Experiences are they real?

Make of it What You Will

There is much debate about whether or not the whole Near Death Experience is real or just a hallucination. I am not going to enter into this debate as many more able people have written about this aspect already. Instead I am going to share with you my own NDE and some of the effects it had on my life, make of it what you will, I know I have.

This hub is written in answer to the request, "Have you ever had a Near Death Experience?" http://hubpages.com/request/12568/

This is me at about the same age as when the accident occurred

My brother and I on holiday. This was taken at round about the age I was when the accident occurred.
My brother and I on holiday. This was taken at round about the age I was when the accident occurred. | Source

This is my NDE

I was eleven years old and the school that I went to was about two miles away from where I lived. I had a nice two-wheeled bicycle, which meant that I could do the journey to school in about fifteen minutes.

I loved school but I didn’t like the school dinners so I use to cycle home at lunchtime and have my lunch at home. This particular day I had had my lunch and I was on my way back to school.

I had ridden my cycle through the small terraced streets and I pulled up and stopped at the junction with Wilford Road, which was a main road. As I was waiting for the traffic to clear I was a little pre occupied with the little shop on the opposite side of the road. I was debating whether or not to go in and get some sweets.

I had just made up my mind that if I hurried I would have time. I checked the road and started to ride my bicycle across the road. I was about halfway across when I saw this car heading straight for me. Where it came from I don’t know, all I knew that it was heading straight for me.

At this point everything seemed to go into slow motion. I was peddling as hard and fast as I could but it felt like every second was taking about a minute. I was inching across the road it was like I was cycling in treacle and I could see the man in the car, the look on his face was one of shock.

The man’s facial features like every thing else were only moving in slow motion. I could see him almost lifting out his seat from standing on the car’s breaks.

Hovering ten feet off the ground

The next moment I was no longer on my bicycle but I was hovering about ten feet off the ground trying to see what was going on. There was a crowd of people all gathered round something that I couldn’t see. It didn’t seem at all strange that I was in this peculiar position floating above the ground.

I thought I don’t have time to stand around here I have got to get back to school. So I went into the shop. The man behind the counter was talking to a lady about the child that had been knocked down by a car outside. I thought well that’s what all those outside are looking at then. I tried to get the shopkeepers attention but he acted like I just wasn't there.

Again I thought I better get back outside and ride back to school. I went outside and I could see lots of people still crowding round something. I recognised some of my schoolmates in the crowd so I went over to where they were.

Remember I was still hovering up above the ground and it still hadn't dawned on me that this was not my usual mode of travel. I got near my schoolmates and I could hear them talking. I heard one of them say my name they were saying that I was dead, that it was me that had been knocked down.

Revelation time! Floating ten feet above the ground is not normal

For the first time I realised something strange was going on. I went cold from head to foot and I became very frightened. I moved over the crowd I looked down and there I was lying on the road.

I then saw a friend of my mother’s she lived in the house on the corner of the road that I had come out from. I saw her walk from her house she was carrying a blanket and a pillow. They put the blanket over me as I lay in the road and the pillow they placed under my head. Now I was beginning to feel really scared. I suddenly realised that floating above the ground was abnormal.

I knew now why the man in the shop and my schoolmates ignored me it was because they couldn't see me. My body was lying in the road not moving and I had some how come out or been knocked out of my body and was floating about.

How I got out of my body I didn't know, I was beginning to panic, I didn't know what to do.

Liquid Love

It was at this moment that I became aware of a being, that seemed to be very big and made of light. The light that the being was made of, was very bright, but I could some how look at him and not hurt my eyes.

This being just held my hand and said “Do not worry, your time has not yet come. Just wait with me a little while and then you will go back.” His voice seemed to be like liquid love and I heard it not with my ears but somehow with my whole body.

His voice was rich and deep and warm and so comforting and it seemed to fill my whole being. I held his hand and I felt so safe and secure.

There was no fear in me now; in fact I couldn't have cared less if my time had come. I was not at all sure at that moment that I wanted to go back.

In fact I think that if I had been asked at that moment to choose between going back into my body or go somewhere with this wonderful being, I think I would have gone with him.

While this wonderful man of light was holding my hand I was no longer in a hurry to go anywhere. I was content to stand holding his hand, I felt safe content and full of joy.

I was back again

Then all of a sudden I seemed to be falling down what seemed to be a tunnel and I was back again in my body looking up at faces looking down at me. A ripple of relief went out as I opened my eyes and looked up at them all. The lady who knew my mum had put a hot water bottle under the blanket and I could feel its warmth. People were telling me to lay still. Then the ambulance arrived and I was carted off to hospital.

My injuries were not great; I had a broken leg and a bad concussion. I was out of hospital in a few days and back to school as soon as they took the cast off my leg. That day changed me. It made me a little more careful on my bicycle, but the real change was that I knew from that moment on that I had an allotted time.

Psalms 139:16 (Living) 16 You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Every day was recorded in your book!

I knew that no only did I have an allotted time but I also had things to do with that time. I knew that God numbered my days and that I would not go one minute before it was my time. I knew that when that time came it would be fine with me. God is perfect and so are all His ways. God has plans for my life and they are good plans. That being was right my time had not yet come.

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K.D. Clement 7 years ago from USA

What a fascinating an most excellent NDE story! I can relate to so much of this...especially the slowing of time and "the voice." I have speculated on who the voice is...an angel? God? What an amazing experience to have so young. Thank you for sharing this.


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reggieTull 7 years ago from Virtual Space

Thank you, Maggs224, for responding to my request. The responses have been incredibly interesting and touching. It was inspirational for me to read you story. I love the liquid love...thank you for sharing with all of us...and keep writing!


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maggs224 7 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

KD and reggie thank you both so much for your encouraging words. reggie thanks for posting the request it gave me something to write about.


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lxxy 7 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

"Revelation time! Floating ten feet above the ground is not normal"

Very funny. =) Wow, Maggs, thanks for sharing this with us. A lot of my time is spent on the ethereal plane when I'm not using G|M or John Titor's body. I'll admit it is a hard concept to grasp when you first learn that the afterlife is very real!


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Profmaggy 7 years ago from Boston MA

What a wonderful hub. So inspiring. You are fortunate to have this memory. Thank you for sharing.


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maggs224 7 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

Profmaggy thanks so much for the encouraging words


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maggs224 7 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

lxxy thanks for your comments you are a real treasure I am sorry it takes me so long to respond. I find it takes me so much time to read the hubs in this challenge that I don't have much left to do the other stuff. lol


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raleyfamily 7 years ago

That's some story! I'm glad you are still here to write to us!


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RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

Oh, maggs, such a lovely Hub! I love the way you put words together, as well as your style, your humor, and your loving heart. I came looking for inspiration and affirmation, and I certainly found it here. Thanks so much for sharing this.


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maggs224 7 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

Hi raleyfamily I am glad that I am still here and I am loving hubpages and the oportunity to wrote.


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maggs224 7 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

RedElf thanks for your kind and encouraging comments they mean so much to me.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas

Thanks so much for sharing this Maggs! I've been so busy, I'm just now getting around to doing some reading.

I've often wondered if my son experienced this type of feeling when he died. I got an overwhelming sense that he was with me in the car when I was trying to rush the 27 miles to be where he was when he had his accident. Over and over I felt him telling me not to rush or worry and that everything was fine.


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maggs224 7 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

I wouldn't be at all surprised if your son was in the car with you, I know I only went into the shop close by and into my mum's friends house but I also know that I could have gone anywhere on or off the planet almost instantaneously so the 27 miles separating you and your son were no obstacle at all.

When you had the feeling that he was telling you not to hurry or worry it seems to me to be very consistent with what you would expect someone to say while they were having a near death experience. This feeling of pure love, peace and security that accompanies the near death experience I think will only be magnified when we do actually die.


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

An amazing experience from an amazing woman. Thumbs up Maggie and praise God indeed for allowing us to experience things that could help us live a fuller life by being an inspiration. Thank you and blessings of love and light:)


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maggs224 7 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

Wow thanks for the hub love and generous comments they are much appreciated.


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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

A most extraordinary experience, maggs! The good thing about it is the fact that you were shown how to appreciate life`s beauty and the kindness of the Great Architect!

God Bless you maggs, you were touched by the Light!

Two thumbs up!

warm greetings and blessings to you,

Al


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maggs224 6 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

Mystique it was indeed a most extraordinary experience which did change the way I looked at life. Thanks for the kind words and the thumbs up


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Sara Tonyn 6 years ago from Ohio, the Buckeye State

I love reading about NDEs and OOBEs! I've never had either but I'm comforted by the descriptions of what may be on the other side of life. Thanks for writing this hub!


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maggs224 6 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

Hi Sara, I know that this experience changed my life and gave me great comfort and I am glad that you enjoyed reading about it. I did also have a couple of OOBE’s when I was a young girl, which is many moons ago now. Lol


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seamist 6 years ago from Northern Minnesota

Thank you for sharing your experience. I am so glad the being of love was with you when you finally realized you were dead. That would have been a terrifying moment without him. I wonder whether it was Jesus or an angel...


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maggs224 6 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

hi seamist, I wonder that too.


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glassvisage 6 years ago from Northern California

This was a fascinating read. People say that youth think they're invincible, but I think every day how lucky I am to be alive and well. That said, I also think about how thiings could go wrong and the dangers people face in everyday life. It's interesting to read about one of these experiences to draw away from the mystery... Thanks for this Hub.


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maggs224 6 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

Thank you for your kind comments, if you have learned to live with a thankful heart then you are set to enjoy your life to the full. It is good to learn these lessons early on.


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Scribenet 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

maggs What a wonderful inspiring experience . Thanks for sharing it with us. Great for all of us who have lost a loved one.


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maggs224 6 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

Hi Scribenet, Thank you so much for your comment I am glad that you found this hub interesting.


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

That is incredible. I was glued to your story. Loved it.


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maggs224 5 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

Thank you for your kind comments Mrs J.B. I really appreciate them.


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Stories like yours makes one think. I loved it


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maggs224 5 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

Thank you you are so kind :)


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viveresperando 5 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

Loved reading this, it is moments like these that shape our hearts and spirits.


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maggs224 5 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

Thank you for your comment viveresperando, this experience certainly did shape mine :)


vinsanity 5 years ago

This was a crazy story. I'm glad that you were able to make it back to your body and tell us this. I can't imagine what it will be like to die, but i'll know one day...


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maggs224 5 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

I am glad too vinsanity, thank you for taking the time to leave a comment I appreciate you doing that : )


Somebody 4 years ago

Seems like everyone is making up an NDE story these days...


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maggs224 4 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

Thank you somebody for leaving your comment, if this had not happened to me I think that I would have difficulty believing it too :)


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innerspin 4 years ago from uk

Golly, that was fascinating, thank you so much for sharing your story.


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maggs224 4 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

It is my pleasure innerspin I am pleased that you enjoyed it and thank you so much for leaving a comment it is very much appreciated.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

I always like to hear stories like this one to see what I might learn and what information I might glean from them. Your story is particularly interesting because it seems very authentic. Glad I chose this hub to read. Voted up, etc., and will share with my followers!


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maggs224 3 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

I am glad that you found this interesting Au Fait, it was a powerful experience that changed the way I looked at so many things, death being one of them.

As for its authenticity I have told you to the best of my recollection exactly what I experienced that day.

I realise that this took place fifty seven years ago but for some reason this memory has stayed quite fresh in my mind.

Thank you so much for commenting voting up and sharing all of which are very much appreciated :D maggs


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Maggs,

Just last week 2 people on television related their near death experiences and while different...they both expressed the feeling of overwhelming love. I have written a hub titled Stories - My Personal Profe of an Afterlife...and it is just from observation of family members, etc. It would be a life changer to experience one in person such as you have. Thanks for relating your story. Many up votes and sharing.


mours sshields 3 years ago from Elwood, Indiana

Wonderful story of your NDE!

Marcia Ours


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maggs224 3 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

It is really nice to see your name in my comments box Peggy, it makes me so happy to get comments from a writer who I have a high regard for.

Thanks so much for the vote up and for the sharing I appreciate both and I will be checking out your hub soon :D maggs


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maggs224 3 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

Thank you Marcia I am so pleased that you have read and enjoyed my NDE account.

I have been reading some of your hubs I have been moved by them :D

maggs


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dragonflyfla 3 years ago from South Florida

Thanks for sharing Maggs224. What a great gift at such a young age.


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maggs224 3 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

Thank you Dragonfly, I am glad that you enjoyed reading, and I agree with you it is a great gift it transformed the way I look at a lot of things :D


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bac2basics 3 years ago from Spain

Hi Maggs.

I´m so pleased I read a comment from you on another hub and followed you up, we have much in common.

I believe very strongly in the spirit world and NDE, there´s too much evidence not to. I once worked with a lady who also had a NDE and she said it was the most marvellous thing she had ever experienced and like you now knows there´s a wonderful place waiting for us all.


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maggs224 3 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

Thank you so much for commenting, we do have some things in common and I see that we are both living in Spain, what part of Spain are you in? I am a British ex- pat on the Costa Blanca.


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bac2basics 3 years ago from Spain

Hi Maggs.

I´m from Yorkshire originally but have lived in Valencia ( inland) for the past 11 years. That´s why I commented we had a lot in common. Like you I have also written a few hubs about life in the late 50´s, read "camping with the cows a trip down memory lane ", I´m sure you will relate and have a good laugh too.


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maggs224 3 years ago from Sunny Spain Author

I will see you soon on"camping with the cows a trip down memory lane " , I had a lovely day in Valencia last year. I went in the big indoor market, what a stunning building that is, and the stalls are beautifully laid out. The modern architecture as you enter the city from the south is incredible, such a beautiful city, with just the right mix of old and new.

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