Hit by lightning
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
From The New Children and Near Death experiences – P M H Atwater
Carl Allen Pierson of Hinto, West Virginia, he was 9 at the time of this incident
During a thunderstorm, with a metal washtub over my head, I went to untie the cow from the tree for my uncle. When I got approximately fifteen feet from the tree, lightning hit it and bounced to the tub. I was barefoot, standing on wet grass. Lightning took all galvanizing off the tub, and knocked me and the tub away from the tree. Turned the tub black. I was hovering above as my family encircled my body lying on the grass. It was communicated that I was dead. I was trying to tell them I was not dead, but made no sounds. Soft light, warm glowing feeling. Something or someone told me that everything would be okay, then blackness.
"Next I was lying in a dark house on a couch but could not hear or see, yet I was aware of what was going on. I could not move anything, like my body muscles were locked up. Great pain. Blackness. Then I was in a hospital or doctor's office on a gurney. I had a vision and saw myself hovering over my body again, but this time no one was present. My body was larger (adult size). I remember hearing the news on the radio, something about a boy who had been killed by lightning. There was mention of it in the local paper, too. Both turned out to be false reports, as you can readily see."