Basically I remember being in a queue, some people I knew or recognized and others I didn't. This part is a bit vague. The next stage I remember very clearly. I was in a tunnel, which seemed to be moving round/rotating. I was not rotating, just walking forward. As I walked through the tunnel, the walls were changing color all the time. The only way I can describe it was that it reminded me of a kaleidoscope toy a friend of mine had. The colors moved and were ever changing. The colors in the tunnel were not so strong. I remember blues and lemons. As I looked straight ahead, I could see a pinhead of white. I thought it was the end of the tunnel. It seemed like forever to get to the end and then suddenly all I could see was white light and nothing else. It was bright but didn't hurt my eyes. I could look into it.
Then I heard someone call my name. When I looked, I saw a man standing dressed in unusual, non-western clothes, like a plain robe. He had a small child at his side. He reached out his hand, called my name, and gestured for me to come over but I would not go.
Next, I remember a faint stinging sensation on my face and heard a woman calling my name. I was starting to regain consciousness. The dental staff was really slapping my face hard to wake me up. I told my mum what I experienced and I told her the man was Jesus. She told me not to be so stupid. I forgot about this incident until about 15 years ago. I needed my birth certificate and asked my mum if I could have it. She told it was in a drawer upstairs and to go get it. There were other certificates there. I came across a birth certificate but the date of birth was wrong. I thought she couldn't have gotten my birth date wrong. Then I looked at the year of birth, it was 10 years before me. So, I went downstairs to ask my mum. She told me it was her first baby that only lived for 2 hours after birth. Then my mind went back to the day I was at the dentist: the man, I thought, was Jesus and I wondered if the child beside him was maybe my dead sister. This is why I believe this was a near death experience.
Date NDE Occurred: 1970
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain. Was given gas anesthetic and went unconscious. Staff were unable to get a response for a long time. Other Was given gas anesthetic and went unconscious. Staff were unable to get a response for a long time.
I was unresponsive for a long time. I think I was given too much anesthetic. So I believe it could have been life threatening.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
Did you feel separated from your body? No
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? Normal consciousness and alertness I felt very calm when I hit the white light, it was peaceful.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I went through the white light.
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Were your senses more vivid than usual? No
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I don't understand the question, sorry.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. No changes
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
The experience included: Tunnel
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes It rotated, changed color and white light at the end of it.
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes Some were relatives and their friends and some old neighbors, they were deceased for some time at time of experience. The others I didn't know who they were.
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? An unusually bright light
Did you see an unearthly light? Uncertain White light is that unearthly.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt very calm.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? No
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? No
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes I reached the end of the tunnel and saw a man and a child.
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 He gestured for me to go with him but I would not go. Sounds bizarre but my mother had always drummed in to me not to go with strangers and this is the reason I would not go.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Unknown
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Protestant
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Moderately important to me
What is your religion now? Do not know Do not really follow a religion
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience At this time I was only a young child its would be really difficult for me to have a belief system at this age
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Uncertain I believed the man I saw was Jesus.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I heard a voice I could not identify I heard and saw a male and believed he was Jesus.
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? Yes jesus
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? Uncertain I felt it gave me a heightend awarness.
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Uncertain not really sure. Felt there was something more.
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? I was uncertain if God exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Uncertain I believed the man I saw was jesus
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? I am uncertain if God exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Uncertain I believe I was being taking from my world and going to another one.
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? I was uncertain if an afterlife exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife probably exists Uncertain /I believe I was being taking from my world and going to another one.
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I greatly feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Unknown
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Unknown
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are possibly meaningful and significant
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Uncertain Only felt the pain of not seeing my mum again
Were you compassionate after your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Slight changes in my life I think I had a more heightened awareness and I'm more sensitive. Slight changes in my life
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain Yes and no
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience Every thing around that time is a blur. T experience is clear
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain I felt I had a more heightened awareness.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The small child by the man's side, I wondered who it was. After finding out I had an older sister, who passed away years before, I believe it was her. I only felt the pain of not seeing my mum again. I felt there was something more. I felt it gave me a heightened awareness.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I told my mum when it happened; she told me not to be so stupid when I told her I saw Jesus. Looking back, I think she actually got a shock. I told a friend about 20 years later. They were surprised but interested.
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 It felt real and lucid.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real It was lucid and felt real.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Uncertain Only when I found out I had an older sister who passed away it brought it back to me. It hit me like a bolt of lightning and I was shocked.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I do believe what I experience was real. I wonder what would have happened if I went with him. Would I have died? At this time I was only a young child, it would be really difficult for me to have a belief system at this age. Everything around that time is a blur. The experience is clear.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Can't think of anything.