Just another cold January day in 1998, receiving another series of allergy injections for wasps. I didn't expect anything out of the ordinary, but then no one ever does. I had already received desensitizing injections for a bee allergy for four years and had recently started on the wasp injections. The doctors were humoring me since the wasp allergy didn't register on the series of allergy testing, however, I am certain that a previous sting that lead to severe anaphylactic shock was from a wasp sting. That day I received an injection that contained a thirty-three percent dose of venom of a wasp sting. Within minutes, with no physicians in attendance, I went into anaphylactic shock and coded. This is where my life-altering story begins.
This was the most painful experience I had ever encountered. I was feeling every system in my body shutting down. My throat was closing; heart was racing, excruciating pain circulating throughout my body. Before losing consciousness, with eyes open, I was blinded by a bright light. The pain ceased and a warmth came over me. From that point forward, I remember nothing in the human form but only that of spirit. I was taken to a place of torture, which to the world of the living is known as hell. I knew this was my destiny. I was conscious of a feeling of solitude and darkness. This was a place of no rest, gnashing of teeth. I thought I knew what it was to lead a good life, what it took to get into heaven. The end was here, for eternity.
Out of the darkness came a light and it was God. I felt his overwhelming presence, a safety I've never known before, a love so great that He chose to save me from the fiery death. Something I knew I did not deserve. Who was I to receive this grace? He sent me back to the flesh to tell others the truth before it's too late.
When returning home from the hospital life was different, everything had changed. I saw the world for what it really was, vile and not of God. It made me nauseous. My marriage to an alcoholic wife was brought into full view, my 60-70 hour job, as a car dealership service director, ranked in the top one percent of the nation, suddenly meant nothing. The next year and a half I struggled with my marriage, job, drug and other addictions, while seeking out God's plan for my life. I felt isolated. I was not part of any church, had no Christian friends and didn't know where to turn.
While on my ranch, God intervened. He told me to place a life size cross on the hill in my hay field, which is at the rear of the ranch, which I did on a rainy, spring day. This was my place of meditation and worship and my struggle for the truth began.
In the summer of 1998, I had an encounter with a fortuneteller. Although I now realize that they are the hand of Satan, she told me truths that could not be denied. Among other things, she told me of my past death experiences, that I would never die again and that I had thousands of angels at my side, with a look of astonishment on her face. She informed me that in the year 2000 I would drop everything I was doing and come to someone's side.
At that moment, of course I was thinking in earthly terms and assumed it would be one of my parents, but I realize now that it was the Lord she was referring to. That incident wouldn't leave my mind. I started thinking about how many times God had tried to get my attention and I ignored Him. The following are witnessed events that at the time they occurred should have dropped me to my knees, but in my worldly self, I labeled unlucky.
Spring 1982 spinal meningitis age twenty-two - woke up with severe headache and nausea, unable to open eyes due to pain. Trip to Plymouth Emergency Room and transferred to South Bend Hospital due to early diagnosis of aneurysm. Admitted to South Bend Hospital with spinal pressure at three times that of normal human, high fever, partial paralysis, on my left side. I was there for a week. I was heavily sedated, critical condition, chance of survival slim.
Summer 1984 while on maneuvers in northern Michigan with army reserves. Bitten by poisonous snake. Was unable to treat with antidote due to unknown type of snake. Airlifted by helicopter to a mash unit for observation for three days while in and out of consciousness.
1990 I acquired a death allergy to wasp stings only a handful of people in the world have a death allergy to insects, most are foods or food dyes.
Summer 1991 - while working on farm cleaning out old buildings, a wasp stung me. Went into severe anaphylactic shock, which resulted in unconsciousness, closing of airway and shutdown of bodily functions. After a thirteen mile drive to the hospital, I was resuscitated in the emergency room.
Summer 1994 - while working on the farm I was stung by a bee and suffered a severe reaction. Proceeded to undergo allergy testing which determined an allergy to bees. Started to undergo four years of allergy desensitizing injections for bees.
Returning to my struggle in 1998, the next year and a half was a time of trials and tribulations. My marriage was deteriorating rapidly in spite of counseling, and the pressure for performance at work was beyond what I was able to give. I was seeking God with daily visits to my sanctuary on the hill but was still struggling to make sense of it all.
Date NDE Occurred: 1/20/1998
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain AccidentIllnessAllergic reaction Other multiple other events over many years 20.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Frightening
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 As above.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? In the dark abyss: had no five senses, cold/hot, sick, warm, no body, 360 view of dark.
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 Seemed longer than it was.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? No five senses.
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? Uncertain Just fell into blackness.
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
The experience included: Void
The experience included: Darkness
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 After being in the dark, it seemed like hours, came this marvelous light and lifted me out.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Remorse filled me, dread, knowing I was dead.
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
The experience included: Special Knowledge
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 lord revealed to me things that would come to pass, and so far all five still four more.
The experience included: Vision of the future
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future All I was given has come to pass and verified.
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? Liberal
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I'm a new and different man, born of the spirit.
What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist a GOD GUY /JESUS IS MY LORD.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I'm a new and different man, born of the spirit.
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 The lord revealed to me things that would come to pass, and so far all five still four more, and the word of God leaped off the pages of his word. With great insight.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I have no old friends and few new ones due to my narrow insight to Christ.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Prophecies.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Just the true saving grace and mercy of God to a gross sinner.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes One year.
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 probably real. Life afterward was different, all aspects; marriage, drug habits, porn, speech.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. My life has changed, when I sing in church, prior to that I couldn't sing to save my life, people started crying and coming to the lord, I became spirit filled.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No Just meditation on the word and pray.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? We are heading in the wrong direction, and many woes are here now, be warned God has not been wrong or will be!
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? No, great job.