When I was six, my mother gave me chewable children's aspirin due to a fever. This caused the fever to go up and the doctor suggested giving me more. Finally In was at 106.5 degrees and I was rushed to the hospital. I went into a coma due to being diagnosed with Ryes Syndrome. During the coma, I was on life support and an instrument bolt was put in my head to measure brain pressure. My mother finally needed to leave my side to go to the restroom. Then my life support dropped to zero. The doctors tried to bring me back to life. They were successful but I remember passing down a hallway that had no doors that was a soft grey tone. At the end, there was an open door with an immense light emitting through it. I felt like I was floating down the hallway straight to the door. I passed through it and was in this vast space that was like a giant Styrofoam sphere, that I was stuck on. I could only travel round and around. I then heard crying, beeps, and turned to look where the sound was. Then I was back in my hospital bed surrounded by beings that were floating around me. Ever since then I have the repeat visions just described that happen to me many times a month that come with a very bad feeling. Throughout the years now, I have learned to shut of the visions but the feeling still comes. Because of this experience, I have premonitions that come true and have never steered me wrong for others or myself around me. I can sense the outcome.
Date NDE Occurred: 12/01/1984
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Allergic reaction Coma (ryes syndrome) Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) . I don't understand the question. I was in a coma and on life support so I guess that would classify as life threatening.
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 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? Normal consciousness and alertness When I came out of my coma after flat lining and was telling my family of the 'Aliens' that were floating around my hospital bed.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I came out of my coma after flat lining and was telling my family of the 'Aliens' that were floating around my hospital bed.
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
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? I believe I was seeing multiples of everything but I believe that to be due to the medications I was on.
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 A hallway that I traveled down that had no doors except at the end, which illuminated a bright light, which I passed through.
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain I didn't meet them and never spoke to them but the hovered around 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? Yes See above.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I don't know where I was but it was as if it was made of styrofoam and was a large sphere that I continued to travel across untill I stopped and stared at the ground beneath my feet.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt confused but calm, not scared.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
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
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes A sphere that I was on and could only travel about on.
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 none
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist none
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? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No The images and beings that were gathered around me as well as when I walked down a hallway and through a door out into a vast space.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I can tell when something is going to happen - something that might be a risk, I can tell if it will work out or not and then proceed accordingly to the feeling. I can feel it with other people in a predicament as well and see how it will work out before it does and then I tell them. Immediately following it comes true.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? There were constant visions of the experience that lasted for years until I learned how to control them and shut out the visions, I now just get the feelings that would accompany them.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Friends and family.
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 viewed it as being true once I was fully recovered and knew what happened to me because it was constantly put into my head, i.e. - visions.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. I feel like it was of complete reality since I have my medical record from the time and was told by my mother that I flat lined and my life support went to zero. I still have the premonitions that followed the experience to this day twenty-two years later and the feelings that the experience brought, monthly.
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? Don't think so.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Can't think of any.