Experience Description

I remember being transported from Sandusky Michigan via ambulance to the hospital. I am not sure that I remember the arrival at Lapeer, only the departure from Sandusky. I found myself in a dark void. Total blackness. No boundaries, nothing to touch, nothing to see, nothing to smell, nothing to taste. I was totally separated from all creation. There was no floating sensation, yet there was nothing solid around, above or below me, that I could see or touch. There was nothing there except me. Alone in the dark.

I could think clearly, there was just nothing to interact with. No joy, no happiness, no fear, no sadness -- just empty, alone.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: June 21, 1997 thru June 28, 1997

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No CVA Cardio induced stroke. Blood clot was pushed into my brain, stroke occured. Life threatening event, but not 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? Uncertain I appeared to be in my body in this void of darkness, yet my body was in the hospital room under very bright lights.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? HIGH level of awareness, fully aware of my displacement from the reality of the hospital setting, yet no awareness of those who claim to have been beside my bed, and body.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No There was only darkness, no tunnel, no anything, just darkness.

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

The experience included: Void

The experience included: Darkness

Did you see an unearthly light? No

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm The place I was in could not be of this dimension.

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:

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes My belief in creation and the order of that creation has compounded many fold. I know that I have been given a glimpse of life without the beauty of GOD all around us. If there is a purgatory, I have been there.

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? Uncertain An affirmation of the order of existence.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The only good thing from this experience was my being returned to the hospital room and life whatever it may bring. The experience goes down in my memory as the worst thing to have ever happened to me, no part of it was better in any way, bad across the board.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Those who have heard of my experience have all been affected by it. The miracle of science, the miracle of GOD. The doctors test me monthly to see why I am alive; they say I should not be. The religious know that I was in the waiting room for hell. I know that GOD has given me a second chance.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes Reading the accounts of others who have had similar experiences both good, bad, and worst has cause a 're-visiting' of the events, they scare me even more if that is possible than the experience itself. The fear of returning there.

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? One only has to experience this once to realize just how important life is, and just how great this gift of life we have been given is.