In November 2009, I was admitted to a Katy, Texas hospital with ventricular tachycardia. At approximately 3:45 a.m., I started having symptoms of ventricular tachycardia and my blood pressure started dropping. The last thing I remember was my blood pressure was 60/40.
The next thing I know is that I am standing in a field and the grass was the greenest I have ever seen. I also saw that the sky was the bluest I have ever seen. Then the clouds were the whitest I have ever seen. It was so peaceful and the sun was shining brightly, even though I did not see the sun. I could feel the wind against my skin. I remember that it was very calm and I felt so serene and at peace. I said, 'Oh wow!'
Suddenly, I felt my body being pulled to the right side and I awoke and saw that they were placing the wooden board under my body in the hospital. They were preparing to shock me but when I awoke, the doctors saw that my heart rate had returned to normal. I asked the nurse why all the doctors were in my room and she said that I had gone into cardiac arrest and that they had lost me. I told the nurse about my experience and she said that I surely must have gone to the other side.
Date NDE Occurred: 'November 15, 2009'
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
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 As above.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was conscious and alert during the whole experience.
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? 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: 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 The only light I saw was the sunlight shining brightly but I did not actually see the sun only its light.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm the whole place was very beautiful.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt completely at peace and calm while I marveled at the colors in the experience. I felt happy.
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? Moderate
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I am no longer scared of death because I know that there is a beautiful place waiting for me to go to when I die. I started attending church services more frequently as a result of this experience.
What is your religion now? Moderate
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I am no longer scared of death because I know that there is a beautiful place waiting for me to go to when I die. I started attending church services more frequently as a result of this experience.
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? No
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? All parts of my experience.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I told the nurse immediately after I had the experience and she said that I must have gone to the other side. I do not know if she was influenced in any way by my experience as I was transferred to another hospital.
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 To this day I know that the experience was real.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I view the experience as real because I felt and saw everything clearly.
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? No.