Experience Description 8135

I awoke with really bad chest pain. At first, I thought it was bad heartburn, but then the pain became unbearable. I knew I was having a heart attack and called 911. The first call didn't go through and was just digital noise. I called again and it rang. A 911 operator answered and the first thing I did, in case I passed out, was give her my address. Then I explained that I was having a heart attack. She asked a bunch of questions like ‘was I in a cold sweat?’ I answered, 'yes.' ‘Did I have bad chest and arm pain?’ I answered, 'yes.' She said it sounded like a heart attack and had me keep the telephone line open until the medics arrived. They arrive in 4 minutes. I had gotten up to unlock the door so they could get in and then went back to the bed. I was in extreme pain. The emergency medical technicians came in, gave me aspirin, and starting hooking up wires to my chest. After about 5 minutes, my arms went numb and I was panicking. I knew that was it. For some unknown reason, I jumped off the bed onto the carpet. I don't remember hitting the floor.

Then after what seemed like a few seconds, I was on the floor and surrounded by a green mist or fog in a real low light. I felt no pain. The place, where I was, seemed so surreal and so pleasant. I was very conscious but seemed to be in another place. I couldn't see anyone, no paramedics or other people. Then I realized that I was dead and I said aloud, 'I'm dead.' I heard a very pleasant woman's voice say 'Yes,' but I didn't see her. It seemed like I was there for at least 20 minutes, but after they revived me I guess my heart only stopped for about 15 seconds. It was as if time was stretched out where I was or maybe it just seemed like a long time to me. I seemed to be planted on the floor. I could move from the waist up with ease but my legs seemed very heavy and I couldn't move. My body was different, so it must have been my spirit body. I could feel everything but had no sensation of pain; it was such a pleasant feeling but very surreal. I wasn't afraid at all and almost didn't want to leave, but I felt like it wasn't my time and wanted to go back to my body. I reached out my arm and after a little while, went into a dream state. I was no longer conscious but was asleep dreaming. I think this is when the paramedics must have revived me.

I woke up to a large group of medics all around me, one told me, 'Sir, you just had a heart attack and your heart stopped.' I sat there for a minute and asked them, 'My heart stopped?' They said, 'Yes.' The only thing I could think of to say was, 'Holy crap!' Everyone seemed quite upset since they had just seen me die. I didn't say anything about the experience because I was still trying to process what had just happened to me. I will never forget it. It was a bad and good thing that I went through. It was bad that I had a heart attack but good that I know the answer to a question humanity had wondered about forever - Does our consciousness go on after our body dies. The answer is 100% yes, it does.

Background Information:


Gender: Male


Date NDE Occurred: 11/27/2015

NDE Elements:


At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack CPR given Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function)


How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant


The experience included: Out of body experience


Did you feel separated from your body? No

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 I felt such a clear sense of consciousness, I knew where I was and that I had died, my vision was fine even though I wear glasses, I had no pain. I was so extremely happy at that instant to know that we never really die; It was a revelation to me. I was in awe and still am.


At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? The instant I was on the other side.


Were your thoughts speeded up? No


Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Time seemed to go faster or slower than usual

My heart stopped for 15 seconds, I felt like I was there for 15 to 20 minutes, time slowed down.


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. My vision was normal on the other side, but my everyday vision is poor.


Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. My hearing was fine there and I have never had hearing problems prior.


Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No


Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No


Did you see any beings in your experience? No


Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No


The experience included: Void


The experience included: Unearthly 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 I was surrounded in a low light of green fog or mist, all around me.


Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I was surrounded in a low light of green mist or fog.


The experience included: Strong emotional tone


What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peace, calmness, joy, revelation that our consciousness goes on well after our body has died. A feeling of awe that is hard to explain, I know now are consciousness never dies.


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? 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? I came to a definite conscious decision to return to life I was torn between staying because of how pleasant it felt and returning to life but felt as if it wasn't my time. I wasn't sure if I had a choice but reached out my hand for a little while and came back.



God, Spiritual and Religion:



What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Unknown


What was your religion prior to your experience? Unaffiliated- Agnostic I know there are spirits I have seen them, I have not seen god or angels but feel that they may exist, I have always been a person that needs to see things for myself, I do not believe something just because someone else believes in it, I always need facts or to see for myself.


Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No


What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Unknown


What is your religion now? Unaffiliated- Agnostic


Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience I have seen spirits in life so to have clinically died and found myself in spirit form I have no doubt whatsoever that we do have a spirit and that our consciousness remains well after our physical body has died. It is not a hallucination from our dying brain at the time of our death as some doctors and scientists seem to think.


Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I pretty much knew we had a spirit from the fact that I have seen them, but this experience confirms my belief that we have a spirit. I don't believe we have a spirit, I know we have a spirit.


Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I heard a voice I could not identify I said I'm dead, and a woman's pleasant voice said 'Yes'.


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


Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? Unknown


During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No


Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? Unknown



Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:



During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No


Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are meaningful and significant


During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No


Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife definitely exists


Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes I knew my heart had stopped and I was almost instantly in another realm or dimension even though I knew I was clinically dead.


Did you fear death prior to your experience? I slightly feared death


Do you fear death after your experience? I slightly fear death


Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life


Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life


Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are meaningful and significant


Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are meaningful and significant


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


Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others


During your experience, did you gain information about love? No


Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others


What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life I am a lot nicer to people than I used to be, I try not to let little things bother me too much anymore.


Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I not sure why, but I'm just a nicer person now.


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 I remember all of it perfectly. I will never forget it, as long as I live. It wasn't like a dream state, I was conscious when this happened, maybe more conscious than I have ever been. It is so clear in my memory I could never forget a second of it.


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 Some people believe me and some are skeptical or think I'm nuts. It doesn't bother me if people don't believe me because you have to experience it for yourself to truly believe something like this. I have no problem telling people about my experience.


Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I had heard about it here and there but never put too much thought into it.


What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real I knew it was real 2 seconds after I popped up on the other side, I have never experienced anything like that before and it was a total revelation.


What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I remember it like it was yesterday, every detail.


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


Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? I think you covered it very well, good job!



Experience Description 7853

I was at home. I felt like I had a bad case of heartburn, but it seemed more painful than any heartburn I had ever had before. The heartburn finally stopped and I went to bed for about four hours. When I woke up, the pain in my chest returned but was much worse than before. My shoulder hurt, my arms where going numb, and I was in a cold sweat. I called 911 and they arrived after about five minutes. I went from sitting on the bed to collapsing on the floor. I woke up and everything was very dark. I wasn't in any pain but felt very heavy. My body looked different and shapeless. I felt as though I had slowly come out of my body. I had this extreme feeling of heaviness; I wasn't scared, it was more of a pleasant feeling. Then a hand reached out to take mine so I reached out for it. Then I fell into a pleasant dream-state that felt as though I had been sleeping for like a half hour. All off a sudden, I woke up on the bed with paramedics all around me. I felt upset because I was having such a pleasant dream and they had awakened me. Then one of them said, 'Sir, you have just had a heart attack. Your heart stopped for 15 seconds and we had to do CPR and shock you.' It felt like I had a pleasant nap for like a half hour. My main artery was blocked and they put two stents in my heart at the hospital. They kept me in the hospital for a week. I have some heart damage but I'm alive, thanks to the paramedics. After deep thought about this experience, I feel that spirits were there to take me to the afterlife as the paramedics were trying to bring me back.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 11/27/2015

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack. CPR given. Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function) Heart attack. My heart stopped for 15 seconds.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I felt as if I was conscious but couldn't see or hear much around me even though there were around eight paramedics in the room. 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? Less consciousness and alertness than normal I felt very heavy; I didn't see the paramedics in the room just an arm reaching for me in the darkness.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I was on the floor with a hand reaching out of the darkness for me.

Were your thoughts speeded up? No

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Time seemed to go faster or slower than usual My heart stopped for 15 seconds. It felt like a half hour.

Were your senses more vivid than usual? No

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. It was dark, I could only see like a foot around me and I didn't seem to have a normal shape to me.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. It was total silence.

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

Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

The experience included: Darkness

Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? No

Did you see an unearthly light? No

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Some unfamiliar and strange place Darkness

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt peaceful and no pain.

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? 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 importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Not important to me

What was your religion prior to your experience? Select Agnostic

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Not important to me

What is your religion now? Unaffiliated- Agnostic

Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience It was vert peaceful.

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I have become more kind to people. I'm less apt to get upset with people or let things go faster if I do get upset.

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 An arm reached out for me.

Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them

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

Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? I was uncertain if God exists

During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No

Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? I am uncertain if God exists

Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:


During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No

Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are meaningful and significant

During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No

Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife definitely exists

Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes I was dead but still conscious.

Did you fear death prior to your experience? I did not fear death

Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death

Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life

Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life

Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are meaningful and significant

Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are meaningful and significant

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

Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others

During your experience, did you gain information about love? Uncertain An arm reached out for me, I felt kindness from this.

Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others

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 as accurately as other life events that occurred around the time of the ex I remember this very clearly.

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? I already knew that we have a spirit, as I have seen them; this just confirms what I already knew.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes People seem to listen but don't seem to believe me; this doesn't bother me. You have to experience this for yourself.

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 When I was having this experience, I knew I was passing.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I flat lined, I came out of my body, no doubt at all.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes I saw a spirit many times.

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? I think you covered it very well. I've known for a very long time that only our body dies but our spirit moves on, there's a difference between believing and knowing, I never try to convince anyone that we have a spirit, you have to experience it for yourself. It comforts me greatly.