Experience Description

I was at the classroom making an art project. Suddenly, I had a pain behind my left shoulder and when I sat down, I felt the pain in every joint in my body. Every time I moved, I felt pain in my joints, but the most pain was at the back of my left shoulder. The teacher went to call the nurse. When she left the classroom, I fainted. This is when my NDE began.

When I opened my eyes, I saw myself standing on my knees and arms. I was in a place that had no beginning and no ending. It was a white place, white everywhere. I was very tired and couldn't stand up. When I looked in front of me, I saw three tall men standing next to each other. The two on the sides were the same height, but the one in the middle was taller. Their faces were blurry. I couldn't see them clearly. The middleman (the tallest one) pointed at me. I felt that everything was shaking and I felt like something was pulling me. Then I saw myself back in the classroom. The nurse was holding me. He said that they had nearly lost me. I went to hospital, they gave me painkillers, and that was all. A few hours later, I felt good and there was no pain.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: between May and June 2007

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No I was making an art project and it just happened there was no circumstances Other I felt pain in my left shoulder than the pain spread to every joint in my body then I died or fainted I don't know. I was in class with four other students and the teacher. I was only doing my art work.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I lost awareness of my body

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Less consciousness and alertness than normal As above.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I lifted my head up and saw the man pointing at me and after that, in seconds, I was back in my body.

Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. This was the only time I have ever fainted in my life. It was bright white and I never had a dream or a vision that was bright white like that.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I didn't hear anything and it was so quiet. I was so tired I couldn't even speak.

Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Uncertain I opened my eyes and I was in a bright light with three men in black suits in front of me.

Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes Three men wearing black suits. Two were the same height and the middle one was the tallest. Their faces were blurry.

The experience included: Light

Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? A light clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes The light was white and it was everywhere.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt tired, but warm and it felt nice. I was relaxed and all the pain was gone.

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness

Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy

Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future

Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate none

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I started caring about my religion and doing everything I'm supposed to do.

What is your religion now? Moderate faith

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I started caring about my religion and doing everything I'm supposed to do.

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin

Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them

Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:

During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain I was so tired I couldn't stand up and everything went fast.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Only one.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I told my sister and mum and dad a day after the experience and they told me that it was just hesitation. On September 9, 2008, more than a year after the experience, I was asking through the internet and telling them what happened. People were telling me that I was chosen to do something. People were telling me those three men were angels or Jesus and many other stuff.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real I knew it was real when I got pulled back and my body was shaking and everything around me was shaking too. Then I was pulled so fast and I woke up. The nurse told me that they have nearly lost me.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real As above.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? No.