I do believe in near-death experiences, as I happen to have experienced this once. Back when I was a kid, I used to climb trees with my friends. One of the best memories of my childhood, by the way. Anyhow, I cannot recall the exact details but for some reason I was alone at our neighbor's backyard where they have this huge cotton fruit tree. I decided to climb it. It was not my first time climbing this tree but perhaps I was not very careful at that time so I fell off. I swear I literally saw myself lying unconsciously on the ground. It was just like what you were saying--that the soul leaves the body. I was looking at myself for god knows how long. I was hoping someone will come and wake me up or at least send me to the hospital. But no one came. No one wake me up and until now I do not know I regained consciousness. Surprisingly, none of my bones got broken, my whole body does not even ache, and I went home like nothing happened.