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The View From Above


This happened to me when I was nine years old. Our family was invited to a swimming party. I didn't know how to swim. I was holding on to the edge of the pool as I made my way around the pool. The pool was deeper in the middle, and had a sharp drop off. I lost my footing and slipped into the deep end.

I was in a state of panic, and thrashing around trying to get back to the side of the pool. I was thinking why isn't anyone trying to save me? I tried to hold my breath as long as I could. When I couldn't hold it any longer I took a deep breath and in came the water. A peace came over me. No more pain or panic.

When they say that you see your life flash before you, it's true! It was like I was watching a movie reel on fast forward. Everything that I did, or said, or thought was on that movie reel.

I floated above my body. I could see myself going down in the water. My younger brother Mike was sitting on the latter to the pool. He was saying to my Mom "Mom, Shawn's drowning". My Mom said, "Oh she's just playing". My brother again told her "MOM, SHAWN'S DROWNING!"

My Mom had been sitting with her friends talking. She got up and screamed "OH MY GOD". She jumped over my brother and got in the pool and grabbed me. At that moment I slammed back into my body! My Mom had me on my stomach and was pushing on my back. I can remember all this water coming out of me. It seemed like gallons. I was crying, and telling her to "Take me to the hospital because I had drowned and was dead!"

She told me that "I was going to be okay". I asked her why she didn't listen to Mike when he told her that I was drowning? She asked me what I was talking about? I told her that "I saw her laughing and talking when Mike told her. She asked me how. I told her that, "I was dead, and floating above!" She never questioned me about that again.

After that she make all of us kids take swimming lessons.

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angleGirl111 (1 stories) (113 posts)
15 years ago (2009-03-07)
your mom probaly thought you where playing
But she dident want to tell you cuase she was giulty
Of course I don't get how you drown just kick your legs
master_of_darkness (2 stories) (21 posts)
16 years ago (2008-09-19)
you didn't die your spirit left your body wich kept you alive even if you hardly survived. I done this 5-10 times already. It shuts down the need of the body like oxygen and stuff.
alphaxys (guest)
16 years ago (2008-09-19)
this happened to me also when I was a kid! I was the exact same age, except in this case I was stuck under my aunt's float in the pool, and she didn't notice. It was a very scary feeling to watch her on the float as I was under her near drowning. Also when I was five I fell asleep in the bath tub with a bucket on my head and saw my aunt, grandma, and mom all rush in, and start screaming and pulling me out of the water and trying to wake me up. It was an extremely intense experience. I guess I have no luck with water!
ALeoaVigilante (5 posts)
16 years ago (2008-09-18)
❤ Wow amazing! You mother did not want to deal with the reality of the "unreal and unseen". It definately scared her, but mental strongholds are tough! I love Out-of-body experience stories! Purely amazing, but tell me, do you remember coming back into your body and the "transition" of that? 😉 😆

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