Experience Description

Six years ago, I was at a picnic with a bunch of friends. We were having a good time, fishing, playing baseball and Frisbee. Well, the heat got to me and so, I started to walk over to the table to sit down for a bit...

Everything suddenly faded away! Then, I'm in a wide open field. I felt the breeze blowing and the warmth from the sun. I could see thousands of miles in all directions. I could see and sense, every detail of every blade of grass that was in the field - from all directions too! The grass was in the field was bluish. Green, but blue in tone. Almost like turquoise in color. Then, I see something running towards me. It was a little puppy. It was blond or golden yellow in color and I pick it up. It seemed to be so happy to see me! I thought, 'He looks very familiar - where do I know you from?' I asked. 'I know you from somewhere!' He just kept licking my hands and tried to lick my face. His tail was wagging, a million miles a second. In the distance, I could see, what looked like a wall of people coming towards me. I never did see them as clearly as I saw the puppy, but I sensed I knew at least some of them. But who were all there others. I felt calm. Then suddenly, everything was gone.

Next thing I remember, I'm thinking to myself, 'I'm dying.' Then, I opened my eyes and sat up. There were two nurses in the room and they both looked at me in shock and then, ran out of the room! I get up off the mat I was on and look out the door. Wondering what happened - I try to wrap a sheet around me that was on the counter. I leave the room. Then, two doctors meet me in the hall and pull me back into the room again. They sit me down and start hooking everything up to me. All they kept saying was, 'Relax!' 'Be still!' 'Take it easy!' They also took the toe-tag off my big toe.

After twenty minutes or so, they then tell me what had happened. They said that I was brought into the Hospital at 1:23 pm, by ambulance - due to a heart attack. They rushed me into the emergency room! At 1:27 pm - I flat-lined. They worked on me for over fifteen minutes to try to revive me. They couldn't. They used the electro-paddles on me on three different occasions, but after that - they pronounced me dead at 1:41:23 pm.

After six hours, I wanted to go home. They said all my 'Vitals' looked good and perfect! But they wanted me to stay a few days, just in case. I said no. Against their advice, I took a cab home. I called my friend and he and his wife were just totally blown away! They couldn't believe it! They were told I was dead! They were hysterical! I told them to calm down - I'm okay now. Well it didn't take them long to get over to my house. I was making grilled cheese sandwiches when they arrived. We all sat down and they cried.

What's odd is, two days later I was sitting and watching TV, and I just shut the TV off when, a car pulls up into my driveway, and some guy gets out and comes to the door. All he asked was, 'You like animals, right?' I shrugged my shoulders, 'Yea...?' He goes to his car and gets out a big box from his back seat, brings it up to the porch and there inside it, was a puppy - no bigger than a loaf of rye bread. The same puppy I recall seeing in the hospital - in my dream. He was so happy to see me, he tried like hell to jump out of the box when he saw me! I pick him up and he licks at my face, madly! Wow he was feisty! Meanwhile, the guy was taken back a bit and says, 'Darn - he sure likes you. He never did this to anyone! He always nipped at people and growled! I only brought him over because a lady by the name of Norine said you liked animals and would take him.' I told him, 'I know, no woman by the name of Norine.' But, I said, 'Yes I will take the puppy anyways, though.'

My dogs name is Blu, he is a Shepherd/Collie mix. He's my buddy. And I believe in my heart - he was given to me, by God.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: June 8th 2000

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) Sudden heart attack, just passed out. They worked on me but I still died in hospital. Then I came back.

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

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 I could see for thousands of miles - clear as day. It was far away, but it was if I was right there looking at it directly. Just like the grass. I could see each blade from all directions - even though, I was standing up and above it - looking down. I knew the dog from somewhere - I just couldn't place where? I must have remembered him - prior to even being born. As for the people, I knew some of them and couldn't figure out who all the others were. The ones I did sense I knew - it didn't last long enough for me to find out who they really were.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I was in the field.

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 I felt like I was there before. Like, I knew the place already. But, can't recall when or where.

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Did your vision differ in any way from normal? I could see and sense everything from all directions and angles.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I don't even think I remembered hearing anything.

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 There were hundreds of people walking towards me in the distance. Some I felt I knew. The others I was unsure of.

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? No

The experience included: A landscape or city

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm The field of grass was abosultly beautiful! Turquoise is my favorite color, now!

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? At first I thought, 'What happened?' But things around me took the attention off myself and I focused on things around me. I felt like I was home OR I never left in the first place. And I felt calm.

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

The experience included: Vision of the future

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future When I saw Blu in the box.

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? No

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

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? No

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes People don't know what to think or say anymore to me. But they sure seem to know without a doubt - I'm wrong or am crazy.

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 The only 'gift' I got was Blu.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Blu, my dog, and the color of the grass.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Very few. But most just think I'm nuts. They know I died - but, they don't buy into what I experienced.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I use to listen to Art Bell's radio show. I read some things regarding NDE. I didn't really care about it. I am a Christian and when I die - I'll be present with the Lord. Maybe I didn't fully die? Maybe I did. I do know that at the time of this 'experience' I was upset with God - I always felt God never helped me. Everyone else had girlfriends or wives. And all the female friends had boyfriends or husbands. But I was always the single, one. I wanted someone in my life or something special to happen. I was lonely and God had to know it!

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definately not real It had to be a dream during the dying process????

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. It all came into focus, by the third day when I saw Blu in the box! Then I knew it was 'definitely real'.

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? Blu is a mid-aged dog now. But over those years. Well: I'll explain it this way.

Three years ago, a young guy, around the age of twenty-four to twenty-seven came to my door. Blu started to growl. Which is unusual - he usually just barks. I know every one of his barks, whines, growls - and what they all mean too. But this growl - I never heard before. Anyways, the young guy asked if I 'Needed my grass cut?' he was kind of nervous acting and out of place. And I felt uneasy. So I told him, 'No.' and shut the door. Blu was sitting straight up in the chair looking right at the door. Meanwhile, I go back into the hallway and continue painting my linen closet door. After a while, I hear a door slam shut! I get up, think, 'Now who's here?', and look out. I then noticed that my two-cement flower containers where gone, off the porch along with my eighteen year old Bonsai, that was on the table. I then knew - it was that young guy who did it. Blu knew.

Then two summers ago, there were kids outside playing in the big ditch. Well, they found a turtle. But they couldn't get to it, because of all the smelly muck. I walk across the street and think, 'I'll go and get it for ya's!' Then, that's when Blu started barking up a storm! He just wouldn't stop barking! I tell the kids to, 'Hold on and I'll be back.' I go in the house and tell blue to 'Shut up!' and then I hear breaks and a loud crash - right outside! What happened was, a car lost control and veered off into the ditch and crashed, right where the turtle was - right where I was going to be! One boy got a broken arm and the other one, a few scratches. The driver was okay. Blu knew.

Then this past February. Blu started scratching at the wall and woodwork in the kitchen. He never did that before - but I couldn't stop him. He ended up, tearing away the wallpaper and some of the floor molding. The next day I was woken up by the smell of smoke. I get up and the house just smelled bad - it was so strong. I could tell where it was coming from. I go outside and it wasn't outside - it was inside. I come back in and look all around. Then I see smoke coming from the wall where Blu was scratching the day before. The fire department came and tore down the wall, it was electrical problems and there was a fire in the wall trying to start-up. Blu knew.

That's all. I KNOW Blu was a gift from God.

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Nope - all was clear and accurate as far as I know.