When I got to the emergency room lying on stretcher, it was like I was looking down on myself and body, no pain. Could hear nurses and doctors talking. They were cutting my pants and clothes off. Nurse saying get a catheter, me peeing everywhere, laughing. Everything seemed real white, clear, vivid 3D. Then I black out, the pain, seeing my bones popped out and blood. I survived emergency surgery and two days later get pneumonia, lungs, feel like dying hurts to breathe. When I was age five my uncle died, my mom's brother, had vision everything goes white, then see big blue Olympic size pool and my uncles there. We jump off the diving board and into pool, rest on the side of pool, he tells me everything is going to be okay and I will live, felt peace, joy, happiness.
Date NDE Occurred: 10-3-1989
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes AccidentSurgery-related 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death'
Motorcycle wreck 10-03-1989 age eighteen. Broke right femur hip two places, ruptured spleen, compound fracture left wrist both bones popped out. Pneumonia lungs.
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 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? When I came out of the vision or dream and told my mom and everyone.
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
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. Color was Digital vivid and Bright white.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Was crystal clear, maybe even mind reading don't remember my uncle's lips moving as he consoled me.
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
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 dead uncle that I would live and everything would be okay.
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 Bright white light then colors.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Joy, Happiness, Peace, Serenity, on Fire. Fear also at first.
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? Conservative/fundamentalist
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes In beginning read, researched and went to church every Sunday for years. Now go to church when I can and feel the need to. But not as often as my wife and kids do.
What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes In beginning read, researched and went to church every Sunday for years. Now go to church when I can and feel the need to. But not as often as my wife and kids do.
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 That there is a God of love.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I changed and grew more spiritual, closer to my wife and her family, than to my family members not close to some.
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 Sometimes I will know or feel things before they happen. Someone will be sick, hurt, or in accident and I will know prior to finding out. Songs on Radio hear, and then they come on. Know what wife is thinking. Yes and 3-2006 had out of body experience, after my best friend committed suicide 1-2006. Saw bright white light and sphere figure eight rainbow of colors, flew up into sky, space black, stars bright, stars swirled into older man's face, said I AM, I AM, Body felt on fire, joy, could feel tears running down face, opened my eyes there was my ceiling fan, closed eyes see his face. Is this real, dream or a vision? I asked to see heaven, purple/pink haze surrounded me flew into tunnel fast in space worm hole, to city oval shaped big as earth, in 3D red, purple lines buildings skyscrapers odd shaped angles, with golden haze, then city expanded vertical and thousands of cities on top of cities, plants huge and animals like dinosaurs beautiful. Then flew back to body did not want to go back. Cried woke up my wife told her.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? My uncle, mom's brother, was like my father figure when he died I was age five. The pool was significant because he taught me how to swim age four to five. My parents divorced when I was age one.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Few, my close family only.
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 Vivid vision and I was still alive, view life a lot different,
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I felt Love, Peace, Joy, beyond human feelings.
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? The spirit, soul, and body are real. God is real, heaven is real place.
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