‘One of his most interesting stories happened to him personally at the age of 11 when he was growing up on his parents’ farm in Iowa.
On a day in late August of 1947, Steiger was severely injured in an accident with some farm equipment. As he lay dying, he realized that he felt the “concern and panic” of his seven-year-old sister as she ran for help, but he felt “no connection to the emotions she felt.”
Steiger said he “had become an orange colored spheroid intent only on soaring toward an incredibly beautiful and brilliant light” above him. “I felt blissfully euphoric, and I began to revel in the glory of a marvelous sense of oneness with the power and intelligence of All-That-Is,” said Steiger.’