Experience Description

I was at home with my daughter (she was two and a half then) when I began to feel very weak and ill. I managed to gather enough strength to call my neighbor across to watch my daughter. As soon as she took my daughter from my arms, she said I fell onto the bed and my eyes rolled up in my head.

At first, I felt like I was being drawn out of my body. Even though I was feeling like I was rising out of my body through my head, I was aware that my body was in the horizontal position. All pain and worry and every bad feeling was suddenly gone and I was content. I saw a large ship with a tall luminescent female-looking creature standing on it and drawing me towards the ship. I was going, when I thought to myself, 'No! I must see my daughter grow up!' and immediately was in my body again. I think I passed back into a dream afterwards with the same characters and settings but I knew it was a dream as it did not feel the same and I was yearning for that feeling of contentedness again. Needless to say it has never happened again.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 08/04/04

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No I just began feeling weak and then passed out Other I was at home and passed out

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes
I clearly left my body and existed outside it

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal No worries, no pain, weightless and aware.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? During the time when my 'soul' was leaving 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 It seemed endless.

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Did your vision differ in any way from normal? More blurred very white. I think it was like how a baby might view the world when his/her eyes first opens.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I can't recall.

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? No

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 On the ship. No words only an unspoken invitation.

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 No point of light but everything was bathed in white light.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peace, wonder, anticipation, anxiety.

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

Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness

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 Christian

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes Doubting the whole GOD thing.

What is your religion now? Moderate Christian

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Doubting the whole GOD thing.

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? Uncertain But wherever I was going it was promised.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? No

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? I was contemplating death and the fear of it for months before the experience. The experience gave me comfort that something is out there.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes

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.

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

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