Dwight M NDE

Experience Description

Next I awoke. Another lifeguard, Jeff, had come out to watch. After I stopped moving in the water, he quickly came out got me and applied backpressure arm lift resuscitation and I came to.

I was in a tunnel. Everything outside the tunnel was moving very fast. At the time, it seemed to be like looking outside a train window. Melvin Morse, MD has or had two websites; one opens showing a small figure inside a tunnel and my tunnel looked exactly like that. Nothing else I have found accurately describes the tunnel.

Afterward I was both exited and disappointed. I knew there was a lot more I didn't experience

NDERF note: we believe that he is describing the painting 'Ascent of the Blessed' by Hieronymus Bosch

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: July 1964

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Drowning Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) I swam the fifty meter pool underwater, daily. I was a lifeguard working at the pool and swam it before we opened. On that day, I decided to swim the fifty meters, turn and swim ten more strokes, before I surfaced for a breath. I remember turning at the wall and swimming 3 strokes, then I was gone." "Next I awoke. Another lifeguard, Jeff, had come out to watch. After I stopped moving in the water, he quickly came out got me and applied backpressure arm lift resuscitation and I came to. I was in a tunnel. Everything outside the tunnel was moving very fast. At the time, it seemed to be like looking outside a train window. Melvin Morse, MD has or had two websites; one opens showing a small figure inside a tunnel and my tunnel looked exactly like that. Nothing else I have found accurately describes the tunnel. Afterward I was both exited and disappointed. I knew there was a lot more I didn't experience NDERF note: we believe that he is describing the painting ‘Ascent of the Blessed’ by Hieronymus Bosch.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Both pleasant AND distressing

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? No I knew that this was not my body even though I had one. 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

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

Were your thoughts speeded up? No

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

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. My vision was the same.

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 the same.

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

The experience included: Tunnel

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes

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? No

Did you see an unearthly light? No

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt wonder and excitement.

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? No

Did you have a feeling of joy? No

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? Christian- Protestant

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Uncertain I don't know as it was over 4o years ago.

What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me

What is your religion now? No comment I am closely connected to the spirit world and I hold many Buddhist beliefs based on my past lives - which I remember. And my observation of the truth of those beliefs

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 went to church but didn't take it seriously

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Uncertain We are looking at a long period of time. I lived my life, as I knew it, the best I could. At age 45, I attended the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. During my year there I realized later that much of my working life had been preparation for healing work.

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

Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God probably 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? 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 not 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 probably exists

Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists No

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

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

Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Moderately 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 not 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? Unknown God is not defined as an individual being who is God; or I am unable to find such an individual in my travels within various spiritual realms.

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? Yes

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I felt disappointment. I knew even then that I had missed out on a lot of the experience.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I shared it immediately with my mother. She didn't seem very interested.

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 It was as real as the three dimensional world. I accepted it as real immediately.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real It was as real as the three dimensional world. I accepted it as real immediately.

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