Experience Description

Being out of my body: No, but I had the impression to be lying on something lukewarm and very flexible, (my mattress?) Maybe a feeling of floating? At any rate, I was in this 'stretched position'. I watched the scene uninvolved, that took place some 55 yards away from me, under no circumstances I felt a sensation of fear nor any emotion whatsoever, I was in peace, completely inaccessible, a simple observer.

The presence of unearthly beings: No, no 'extraordinary encounters', no little pink, blue dotted, angels, no persons of my family (close or far relatives, ascendants or descendants) giving me advice. But a foreign person (nurse, house surgeon, doctor?) wearing a white overall in both cases.

Light: The impression of strong brightness at my right side (the scene happened quite early in the morning; I thought I saw a radiant sun, through a plate glass window). Each time from a bird's eye view on this figure dressed in white, but what was characteristic was this brightness that wrapped everything and the impression of peace and quietness.

The first time, this person, quite young, black hair, looking kind, held his head between his hands and said: ' But this is not possible, it is not possible.'

The second time a figure (the same?), but still wearing white, phoning somebody saying: 'At the first accident, one chance in ten to get away, the second, one in a hundred'. The figure still seemed young, and I was perfectly hearing what he said, despite the distance. The plate glass window didn't prevent me from hearing what he said.

The presence of deceased persons: no, at no time

Darkness: no, not at all, at no time, only light

A landscape or a town: not really, but each time the figure was sitting on (white) stair steps, going towards a big hall (glass doors). The stairs were in the middle of a kind of garden or meadow (green grass, white and yellow flowers). All this 'landscape' was bathed in light.

A town: No

A boundary: No

Intense emotion: No, not at all, I watched the scene uninvolved, with no particular emotion. I didn't feel any particular sensation, I was totally indifferent and at peace.

A special knowledge: No

A life review: No, no scrolling of my past existence.

A vision of the future: No

Elements consistent with your beliefs of the moment: No, I don't think so.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 29 au 30 octobre 2000

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes État de santé après l’expérience: hémiplégi gauche, perte de sensibilité profonde gauche, hyperesthésie cutanée gauche, hémianopsie latérale homonyme gauch, négligence gauche corrigée par la suite État de santé actuel: pas de changement par rapport à l' Clinical death je ne sais pas exactement, mais je suis resté trois semaines sous respirateurHemorrhagic cerebrovascular accident (probably due to high blood pressure /HBP) happened in the night of 29th to 30th October 2000, around 10 PM Operation, then about three weeks in coma, during this time I have been on respirator and had different drugs, and I lived my experience(s).

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? No

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Very serious after effects of operation (The resuscitator team 'nicely' averted my wife: ' Your husband has a good heart, good lungs, good kidneys, but he's damned'?)

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? No, just a conversation between the figure and an unknown speaker.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes

The experience included: Darkness

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes The sky was very bright for the season. I thought being in spring or summer, during a beautiful morning, (while we were October or November, I don't know exactly).

The experience included: A landscape or city

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

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? None, I fully paid attention to what was said around me, but without apparent emotion.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

The experience included: Life review

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? No

Did you come to a border or point of no return? No

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Liberal cf plus haut

What is your religion now? Liberal

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I tried to find signs of NDE on the net, but none of them correspond to my own experience.

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? Nothing to say.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? No

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No I'm not using any psychodysleptic substances and I never tried to reproduce this experience.

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

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? This experience is inexpressible, as at no time I felt it to be strange, or dreamlike or otherwise.