name is Michale Thomas Carey, a 38 year old male. In 1967,
a four year old boy was on an afternoon outing with his
siblings and babysitter. Parents being away for the day
was cause enough to spend the afternoon out of the house.
Not sure why he left the safety of the familiar surroundings,
the boy followed the group in hopes of new discovery. When
the day was complete, the babysitter had decided to cut
the trip short and take a path not normally taken by people.
The group arrived at an opening in a fence line at the top
of a large hill and at the far end was another fence line
at the top of another hill. You see the boy, babysitter
and the boys siblings were staring down at what would be
the one of the cities busiest freeways in its birthing stage.
The freeway had
been completed enough for the cities population to use,
but, had not been used extensively as of yet. Most traffic
had been accustomed to using the highway, leading north
to weekend getaways.
The babysitter didn't
think twice about using this as an alternative route to
return the boy and his siblings safely home. What ensued
at the bottom of the hill would change a four year old boy's
life forever. This 4 year old boy, if you had not guessed,
A lot of what happened
when reaching the bottom of the hill is still blurry. From
what I have been told by my siblings and parents, it is
amazing that I made it through on of the most trying and
most cherished times of my life.
The babysitter had
crossed the freeway and had motioned for the five boys,
including myself, to hurry across. As I stood, watching
what was happening, confusion set in as I had been told
on many occasions to not cross the street unless my hand
was being held. A lot of coaxing took place in a very short
amount of time, and I had decided that it must be safe if
a couple of my brothers had began to run across. (From here,
to a certain point, the story had been injected by family
On my way across
the freeway, a vehicle had appeared. And then another. The
person in the first vehicle had no way of knowing what was
about to take place. Alcohol and driving a stolen vehicle
made him care even less.
The vehicle had
been speeding at the point of impact. You see, he had been
being pursued by his first victim - the owner of the vehicle
he had recently stolen. The impact had caused me to be catapulted
into the air somewhere in the vicinity of 100 feet, leaving
my shoes on the ground. Without a second thought, the first
vehicle had vanished, as if into thin air. The horror that
engulfed everyone who witnessed this scene still lies within
my brothers and my hero. God wanted me to have a choice
and left in place several factors.
Without any concern
for what he had just lost, the second driver had pulled
over and placed me in his vehicle. Formerly named Ramsey
Hospital had been only within five minutes from the scene.
The second driver had dropped me off and I never knew who
this person was.
The hospital happened
to have a specialist in when I arrived who performed the
delicate operation and fight to save my life - not knowing
that it was not his decision to make whether or not I would
live after applying all of his talents to a very grim situation.
As I said, I do
not recall much of what happened on this day. What I do
recall, I recall as if it happened earlier today.
A bright light had
appeared and nothing was said. There were no voices. Comfort
consumed me and I had to follow this light. I was not sure
what was happening to me and it did not concern me. I recall
looking down in the operating room where my physical self
At this point, I
had been given a choice. Remember, that there were no spoken
words. Language, time, site (as we know it) and physical
presence were not part of the world I was existing in, only
emotions - powerful, calming, beautiful emotions. There
had been no person waiting for me which leads me to believe
I had been between the now and forever worlds.
I made my choice
based on a feeling, as if I had some play to continue. Something
needed to be attended to in this world, in this life. This
was not an easy decision to make, even as a four year old
boy. I felt an overwhelming want to stay, yet, I knew I
needed to return to this world.
The next thing I
remember is having my parents by my side. One of them had
been holding a malt and I knew I had to have it.
I am not aware of
how much time went between these instances and was not fully
aware of what had happened to me.
As for the first
driver, he was eventually incarcerated. He did not spend
much time behind bars from what I am told. He paid a visit
to my families residence when I was a teenager. Being that
my mother answered the door he had no chance of seeing me.
My mother no sooner opened the door, spoke a few words and
the door slammed. She was unaware of me eavesdropping at
the top of the stairs.
All of us, who have
experienced this, feels that there was a reason. The question,
I believe, will be answered when we take our place among
those who have made the choice to stay and not return to
this world. Those of us should not live our lives looking
for the answer, for the question will always remain for
an answer that may have already been given.
We also do not fear
death. Some people who have not had a similar experience
say they do not fear death, not knowing what to expect.
When it comes, I will welcome it like I had wrapped myself
with an old lost blanket for comfort.
I am not and will
never be consumed with the thoughts of death and dying.
I have been told that there is something different about
my approach to life. No matter what happens in my life,
there is nothing in this world so terrible that it cannot
If a scientific fact is based on scientific evidence and
that evidence, on this subject, shows that the brain has
a chemical reaction in which the brain starts to rely on
all of its past experiences (i.e., reading literature or
taking in all of the media that is afforded to us.) and
this is what is mistaken for NDE, how could the brain of
a four year old boy, who had not been exposed to or have
an understanding of religion and its media, have a reaction
such as the scientists say?