Experience Description 4737

I had two heart attacks in 2007. The first attack was in January when they put in two stents. Then I had another heart attack in December of 2007. That's when I had the out of body experience when I was on the operating table. I watched them take off my socks and my pants. Then I saw my wife (she has gray hair now) but when I saw her, she had black hair like she had when we met. Then I saw the white light. It was the brightest light I ever saw.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 12-04 2007

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Heart attack Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)

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? Less consciousness and alertness than normal

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

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? Yes

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

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

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.

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

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Moderate

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

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? No

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

Have you ever shared this experience with others? No

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



Experience Description 22088

I had a heart attack that brought on the out body experience. I don't remember getting to the hospital. I was on the operating table, when it happened. It felt like I was floating. I watched them take off my socks and pants. Then I saw my wife. She has gray hair, but she had black hair back then. Then I saw the white light; there is nothing that bright on earth. I saw my dad's gray jacket laying in front of the tunnel. I don't know how long I was gone. Then they shocked me back to life.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: Dec 3 2007

NDE Elements:


At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Heart attack Clinical death

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I was outside of my body.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I don't know.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes A bright light.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? None.

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

God, Spiritual and Religion:


The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:


After the NDE:


Was the experience difficult to express in words? No

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The best part is that there is a heaven!

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes They wanted to know more.

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