When my experience happened, it made a huge impression on me. I was about five or six years old and had a cold with fever. Usually I would take cold medicine, but this time it was not working very well. Mom took me to the hospital to have an intravenous drip with penicillin. Thereafter, Mom told me that I am allergic to pencillin. Yet, I took the pills that contain penicillin quite often, so I am sure that I was not that sensitive to it. I might have been weaker because I did not have breakfast in the morning. I was shivering with cold as soon as the fluid injection was in my body. Mom and the nurse rushed me to a hospital bed and covered me with several blankets. I still felt chilled to the bone. I couldn't move, not even a finger, from the weight of all the blankets weighing down on me. I don't remember if I talked to my Mom or the nurse.
As my whole body was aching all over, I found myself floating and I passed through the heavy layers of blankets. I felt as light as a feather and there was nothing on me. I was buoyant in a face-downward position. I saw clearly that there was another “I” lying on the bed. I was watching the nurse walked back and forth and hearing her conversations with my Mom. It all felt hollow such as people talking in a cave without echoes. It was not comprehensible what they were saying.
In a split second, I came through a tunnel and to a place filled with bright light that did not hurt eyes. The soft bright light felt very comfortable and warm. I sensed this is a vast, boundless place. Even the area my feet stood on had that gentle white light. It felt not solid at all. There were no sounds or and nobody was there. I did not feel uncomfortable. On the contrary, I felt I was home.
The entire incident was short and no other special events happened afterward. Suddenly, I was pull back into my body. The pulling sensation felt like souls were ripped in some movie-scene I saw before. Coming back to body was fast, and all body parts were under control and I didn't feel cold anymore. With all the blankets piled up on me, I asked my Mom to remove them from me. My Mom was the pharmacist at this hospital. We used to live in the staff dormitory, so I am quite familiar with the surroundings there. I still have vivid memories of the treatment ward, where I was when I passed out.
Date NDE Occurred: around 1979
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No. Illness. Allergic Reaction. Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening
How do you consider the content of your experience? Neither pleasant NOR distressing
Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain While I was overlooking from the above, I saw the nurse and my Mom were very busy running around. Mom covered me with many layers of quilts.
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? Normal consciousness and alertness. Not very impressive
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? No particular feeling due to being too young
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning.
I was not paying attention to how time, then it took place too fast.
Were your senses More vivid than usual? More vivid than usual
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Eyesight was enhanced. It did not require a bird-eyes view to watch people's actions. I distinctly saw hairs on top of the nurse and my Mom's heads.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I could not hear clearly, it felt like in a muffler.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere, as if by ESP? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes it was a tunnel or a passage. It happened within seconds, very fast
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
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 A very gentle bright light emanated from everywhere. It seemed to be inborn naturally.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Some unfamiliar and strange place. The place was filled with a soft white light; it felt strange but there was no unease feeling.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I do remember.
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? No
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? No comment
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? No comment
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience. I was too young to understand religion when it happened, nor had I ever heard about it.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? No
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
During your experience, did you gain information about an afterlife? I am uncertain if an afterlife exists No
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Unknown
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I told Mom about my experience after Dad passed away. Mom felt comforted from her grief. I also mentioned it to friends but they appeared to care less, or never paid attention to it when I told them.
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
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
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