Experience Description

On 9/8/1995 I was in the hospital for a day surgery. Background: June 28 1994 Injury sustained from a head-on auto accident. My right ankle was crushed, and extreme and radical surgeries needed to repair the damage. My bone marrow had an infection earlier in 1994 and I had a Groshong catheter in my chest that went directly to the heart. I had finished using the catheter. I went in for the day surgery and they use the Groshong catheter thus flushing my body with gram-negative sepsis. I woke from surgery with the incredible desire to puke, and I tried with nothing in my stomach, I did not go home I was admitted for observation.

Around 4:30 a.m. I apparently woke for former wife and she came to my bedside. I am in a state darkness and clarity fading in and out of kind of a sleep. Cathy touched my forehead and called for a nurse explaining that I was burning up. The nurse came, took my temperature, and ran out of the room giving orders for Ice and ICU. During this time, I entered into a state I have never experienced before. First, I saw myself lying in bed at home. Then I was lying in bed with the nurses around me and Cathy was arguing with the neighbors about the DOG BARKING (key words) during this event, Cathy asked me where I was and I told her the hospital.

Ninety days later, I received a letter from the court to appear for a hearing about a complaint from the neighbor. We went to court, I had no lawyer (waste of resources) and during court, we got outside the boundaries typical of two lawyers arguing in court. The Judge stopped the words spoken and gave me direction that we could only argue what happened on what particular date. I explained to the Judge I was in the hospital dying of an extremely high temperature and yes, my dog was probably BARKING since I was not able to go home and let him in.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 9-08-1995

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes 107.4 fever Life threatening event, but not clinical death

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I was lying in bed at the time.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Fever of 107.4. I was dying.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I saw my nurses and heard my wife speaking to the neighbors.

The experience included: Darkness

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? None at the time.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

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? No

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate

What is your religion now? Moderate

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? It was very peaceful until I became conscious, then I felt like I was fighting.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes

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