Experience Description

I went through a tunnel there was a bright light. When I stepped out, I saw an old lady. She was scolding me, telling me I should not be here yet. I think she was my grandmother. I saw many people in white robes. As I looked at them, I saw their life, what they did and how they felt when they did it. I knew everything about life, what we were supposed to do and why it needed to be done. The people I saw did not talk with their mouth but with their minds. As I kept looking around at the many people and their life stories, I saw a man in a red robe with long hair. He was very beautiful. As he looked at me, I was back in my house with firemen working on me. I never forgot that I was only four, so did not know of any of these things but I do remember one thing - we are all connected to one another and have one thing on this earth to do.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 1949

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No eas gased in home Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) .

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

Did you feel separated from your body? No
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? More consciousness and alertness than normal

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? In the light.

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? Everything seemed bright and I was very smart.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Hear everything even from far away if I looked at a person no matter how far away they were I heard them.

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 Tunnel was dark I was spinning very fast but was not afraid.

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 Saw a older lady think she was my grandma she died when I was one.

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 Very bright light but not from a bulb or outside just bright.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Joy, peace, contentment, great happiness.

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 That all people are in some way connected.

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? Moderate catholic

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Moderate none

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? 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 I knew everything and why it was but when I came back did not know anything but did remember having great knowledge.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Was just a child.

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? Seeing every one's life stories seeing the man in the red robe such peace and love from him, would like to know who he was.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Told mother but she did not believe.

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. Cannot forget it, a child would not know these things.

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