My father died on the evening of 11/21/2010. It was the first time I've ever seen anyone die, or had anyone die, and he was the closest person to my life. On the morning of 11/23/2010, I passed out/fainted. I had two fainting spells. The first one was a complete blackout, no memory or recollection when I was out. The second one has a memory.
When I awoke, I had a vivid memory of what I saw and it actually felt as if I had been somewhere, and that I had returned from that 'happy place' and very loving. It did not feel like a dream at all - it felt I was there, and it was incredibly 'happy', exhilarating, and I was not content coming back to reality. The memory is vivid, stronger than a dream felt alert, aware, real, like being there, felt like I was awake, easy to recall. I saw people but no faces, just dark/shadowed bodies in the background. A person was next to me in the light - shining person, who looked like it might be a woman, don't know - but she had an enlightening feeling about her. People felt real, felt like I floated back to reality, floated through an area.
I don't know what this was other than it felt like I was somewhere else physically.
Date NDE Occurred: 11/23/2010
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain 'Fainted, passed out, noted to have very low blood pressure 70/40, and slowed down and faint breathing. I don't know if I went or not, but my sister said my skin was yellowish/green - same color as my father's when we saw him pass on 11/21/2010.' 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death' 'Fainted, passed out, noted to have very low blood pressure 70/40, and slowed down breathing. Paramedics said I could've died. I don't know if I went or not, but my sister said my skin was yellowish/green - same color as my father's when we saw him pass
Fainted, passed out, noted to have very low blood pressure 70/40, and slowed down breathing. Paramedics said I could've died. I don't know if I went or not, but my sister said my skin was yellowish/green - same color as my father's when we saw him pass on 11/21/2010.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
Did you feel separated from your body? No
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness As above.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Entire experience - I believe it was short. My sister says I blacked out for just a few minutes only. She said she was getting ready to do CPR when I finally awoke.
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
I felt I was at a different place - not like a dream. It was completely different than a dream, felt real.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Only my sense of love and emotion and feeling was stronger than usual.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Only my sense of love and emotion and feeling was stronger than usual.
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 Dark shadowed people, and the light of the person next to me looking over at me.
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? Uncertain Only the light of the person standing next to me.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Only my sense of love and emotion and feeling was stronger than usual. Love, happy, and intense emotion of beauty.
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? Conservative/fundamentalist
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I believe I need to research more and find out what this spiritual meaning is.
What is your religion now? Moderate 'Believe in god or source of some sort, but do not practice any religion.'
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I believe I need to research more and find out what this spiritual meaning is.
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 When I awoke, I felt I had to say my children's name to stay here. I also immediately thought that I had been to where I'd been to so I can know that my father is in a good place.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Uncertain
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? All of them, the entire experience is vivid - seeing the shadowed people, who were they? Who was the person in the light seeing over me?
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Immediately after I went home from the hospital. I told my sisters and family. Some believed I crossed over, some did not because their religion does not allow them to believe that.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Uncertain Heard of it, but did not know the specifics surrounding it.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real I just feel it's real - it felt so real the minute I woke up, and even now. I've been having dreams since the experience, and the feelings felt during and after the dreams are clearly different than the feeling I had with the 11/23 experience.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real Same as above.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I read through the NDE stories, they are different than mine. I haven't found anything similar to mine, so I would like an assessment from someone that knows of NDEs.