I woke up with a feeling like heart burn in the middle of my chest at 6 am. Spent three hours trying to make it go away when I decided to go to emergency room. Got to emergency room and they made arrangements to fly me there by helicopter to the Cath Lab for surgery. Went into surgery and saw my heart on a monitor being pumped with some kind of dye. Passed out and had the NDE. I found myself in God's presence. No light, just a soft grey haze around everywhere. Jesus put His hand on my right should and said 'This one belongs to Me'. I was informed that it was not my time yet. I could go back but the choice was mine to make. I was welcome there, but must chose what I want to do. Feeling safe and loved and all knowledge available. No secrets. No wanting for anything. Very safe from any harm. I found myself waking up in the recovery room with nurses and doctors by my side. Everything haze with a glow around it. I did not feel like myself anymore. Like a stranger in a different place I did not belong. My body felt like someone else's body.
Date NDE Occurred: April 10th 2005
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack Other Massive heart attack. Left side of heart not functioning. Blood clot.
Massive heart attack.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
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 soon as I arrived in the presence of God.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? As soon as I arrived in the presence of God.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
Time had no value as it does here.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I could see anywhere I wanted to just with a thought.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Very sensitive.
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
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? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Dimension.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? LOVE and TRUST.
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
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future Very hard to explain. Hard for me to comprehend.
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 Christion. Believe in God and Jesus.
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes Do not fear death any longer, but long to return from where I came.
What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist Christion. Believe in God and Jesus.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Do not fear death any longer, but long to return from where I came.
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 True value and purpose.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I seem to be able to see through lies and tell if someone means me harm from a long way away.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Communication was done with thought and not words. Normal English vocabulary not necessary.
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 hear birds makes sense out of chirping. Animals really like me now. Really hard to explain.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? it was all significant to me..!!
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes My wife, and one friend. My wife just passed away from pancreatic cancer.
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 Experience was definitely real I had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes three weeks before the heart attack. Three months after the heart attack, my pancreas started up again and now am type 2 diabetic. Pancreas getting stronger and eye sight is almost 20/20 again. Doctors said I shouldn't be alive and should be a type 1 diabetic. I really don't understand all this at all. I have real problems getting along with anyone back here. Everything is so corrupt and evil, so much lying and cheating, hurting. Very hard to deal with. I don't belong here. Seems like I have one foot here and the other on the other side.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes three weeks before the heart attack. Three months after the heart attack, my pancreas started up again and now am type 2 diabetic. Pancreas getting stronger and eye sight is almost 20/20 again
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? I wish there was someone I could talk to without them thinking I was crazy.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Ask about the value (not the measurement) of time. Also ask what you are allowed to take with you when you die. I know the answers to these questions.