I had lost a lot of blood. I remember floating, and watching from above the scene of panic by hospital staff as I flat lined, I felt it was quite humorous.
Date NDE Occurred: 1978
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) . Floating away, felt great. Until I realized I had been bought around and described by doctors as dead.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
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? Normal consciousness and alertness I kind of went 'out' when I was injected with something by a doctor I would say.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I kind of went 'out' when I was injected with something by a doctor I would say.
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 your vision differ in any way from normal? Kind of 'floaty' and in slow motion - but it seems normal to you at the time.
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Not really. It's a little bit hard to explain, you are floating above people trying to eavesdrop, but really don't care so much that you can't hear what they are saying because you feel a little bit hyped up in a way.
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
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Venezuela. My fathers house...I described his furniture, though!
I never visited in body.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Pissed off when I awoke in pain with a bloody great wound.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
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 I learned not to be afraid of death, and I see tons of shit now that I don't want to know. I know who's on the other end of the phone before I pick it up - I don't want to know what I know.
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? Liberal none
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Liberal
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
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? Yes When I go to sleep. I am inundated with faces that are screaming to me to please help them. This, I have learned to control, as they are desperate trying to get through to their families - or so I've been told.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I am not afraid to die. I just don't want to go yet!
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
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 followed my hospital bed being pushed by nurses to emergency theatre, I awoke two days later to be told by nurses that I had actually died.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. I felt okay. It was a nice feeling. But I'm glad I survived.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No