Billy S NDEs

Experience Description 5069

I was practicing a choke hold on another Marine and then he held my neck and that was when I felt my spirit rise above my body. I looked up and saw a dark tunnel with the same bright light I saw when I was 11 and very sick. I saw my mom and dad standing on each side of the tunnel. Both are now deceased, but were alive at the time of this NDE. Again, I was pulled towards the light and felt a warm glowing light surround me. I had no worries. Time seemed to stop and I had no ill feelings of want or need or hurry. It felt amazing and wonderful. I knew I was headed home, as it seemed that way. The next moment I woke up with the drill instructor standing over me. It was rather disappointing when I realized where I was.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: August 1974

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Learning how to choke and kill people. We practiced on each other. Other Learning how to kill people. Cutting off blood supply to the brain through choking holds. If held long enough-it will kill you.

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? More consciousness and alertness than normal

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Yes.

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 No time seemed to exist.

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. I had heightened senses and clarity of mind. My vision was 20/20 and I could see very clearly those around me. However, the distance of vision was limited.

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 It was a dark tunnel with a very bright light.

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

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 My deceased parents and my grandma and grandpa.

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 It was a light brighter than the sun. It was at the end of the tunnel I was in.

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

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Very strong feelings of peace, tranquility and just a fitting in the whole picture of the universe. I felt completely loved and welcomed by those around me.

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 Deja vu

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 They've gotten stronger.

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes They've gotten stronger.

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? Yes Everything in the universe seemed to be in order.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I have become more spiritual since my experience.

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? Yes Deja vu

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? No, except I was expecting to see Jesus and did not reach that point.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes About 1 year.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes When I was extremely sick at age 11 I had a very similar experience when my heart stopped on a vacation.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real I just knew it was real, because the types of holds we were using were already proven to kill people. I was expecting to see Jesus and did not reach that point.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real My viewpoint has not changed since I was in boot camp.

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 am not afraid to die, because I know what is waiting for me!

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? You may want to ask people about whether they feel afraid of dying after the NDE. That seems to be a theme in my experiences.



Experience Description 5067

I can recall that I saw a bright light and was absorbed into the light. From this, I only recall walking and talking to Jesus. I didn't seem to have to talk, because it was simply understood between him and me. Also, we were walking on a shimmering road that was translucent, yet not totally. I don't recall music at all, but I was concentrating on Jesus. We didn't talk all that long, but it is pretty vivid to this day. I was upset and disappointed that he said I had to go back. He said I still had things to do in my life -nothing specific, though. I realized later on that I was to go on to help others in combat and various military experiences.

As time went on, I tried to see if the experience was related to anything else and other people. I told a few people, and there were a couple that had had similar NDEs.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: July 1966

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness Other Extremely High Temperature of 105 F degrees and spiking up to 108. My heart stopped 3 times and my mother had to start my heart 3 times. She was a Nurses Aide at the time.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

The experience included: Out of body experience

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? More consciousness and alertness than normal

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I started to recover, after massive amounts of penicillin. It was three days before I received the shots in the butt. Then it took a couple more days to fully recover. After the second recovery date, I recalled the experience fully. I told my sisters and my mom about it, and they said I had mumbled about snakes, having a job, and just rambled, but I don't recall any of that. The only true experience, to me, was the NDE.

Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning There was no time evident, and it didn't seem to matter.

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. There seemed to be a mist that was surrounding the area. It didn't really block the immediate view and was only at the edges of where I was with Jesus.

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 I met Jesus.

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 The light was the brightest I had ever seen, both then and now. It was warm and pulled me towards it. It didn't hurt my eyes.

The experience included: A landscape or city

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Heaven, I just knew that was where I was.

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt Great Love and Joy, and Warmth and Peace. It is difficult to put the strength of those emotions into words. They were extremely strong!

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 I seemed to have déjà vu from that point on. It still happens to this day.

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 They grew stronger.

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes They grew stronger.

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? Yes There was an experience of disappointment, because Jesus told me I had to go back, and I didn't want to go back. That is difficult to explain to someone.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? This experience made me not afraid to die. It helped me in combat and in talking to guys that were about to die.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I shared it three days later. They didn't argue and even laughed a bit. I don't know.

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 I had no doubt in my mind because I didn't recall my ramblings, but I distinctly remembered the experience with Christ.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I had no doubt then, and I had one more NDE later when I was 18.

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