Experience Description

I had been admitted to hospital more than several times suffering complications of the stomach. I had been going in and out of the operating room more than several times and waking up with drips all over me.

My mother and maybe it was my aunt, were with me outside the operating room or some corridor of the hospital. I remember I was seated in a wheel chair dressed in hospital garments. All of a sudden, I felt pain. I was rushed back into the operating room and placed on a table. I remember all kinds of hospital instruments been stuck inside me by the doctors, nurses and surgeons working on me immediately.

Being a young child, I was physically in pain by the jabbing of sharp hospital instruments. I remember looking at the operating light above me and looking into it. At the moment of time and instant, I could see what seemed like colorful jellyfish-like beings. They were a living form radiating imminent light. Beautiful. There were hundreds, maybe thousands, or even millions.

At the same time, I could still see the doctors, nurses and surgeons working on me desperately doing what they had to do.

These beautiful colorful radiant jellyfish like beings felt like to me they were waiting for me to take me. They were rainbow colored but could change colors of the light that radiated off them. It's indescribable. I have never seen them in this world.

Now all I remember from then is waking up with drips and tubes inside.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 1973

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness Ruptured Appendix Other I'm not sure. I was too young at the time. Ruptured appendix.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain 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? Less consciousness and alertness than normal I was fully alert.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was fully alert.

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

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

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 When I think back, maybe I did, I'm not sure. Looking up into the round operating table light kind of makes me think that while I was been operated on, I know I was looking at some type of living form of colorful jellyfish-like beings and their surrounding was enclosed with a glowing white light which was radiant and emitting.

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? Uncertain I say the glowing white light which was radiant and emitting would have been the light.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was very young at the time so all I can say is I don't remember how I felt at the time of my experience.

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

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? Conservative/fundamentalist Catholic

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist Christian upbringing in teenage years

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

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? No

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I Couldn't explain it and it was hard to comprehend.

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 Twenty years later. A friend of mine experienced exactly what I experienced. He lost a lot of blood.

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

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? All questions have been answered correctly to my knowledge.