Experience Description

I was having on and off high fever for the past two weeks. I went to see the doctor a week before but nothing happened. I was getting weaker day by day. On that particular day, I decided to go to another doctor. He gave me an injection and medication. Later that evening, I was feeling a bit better. After staying in my room for two weeks, I decided to go out to the night market near my campus. I was still weak, but I needed fresh air. My friend accompanied me and we walked to the night market. While my friend was busy choosing a shoe, my fingers started to tremble and I started to feel dizzy. That's when I fainted and fell to the road. Suddenly, I was floating and saw my friend screaming for help. That's when I saw my own body lying on the road. I couldn't believe my eyes and I started to scream, ‘am I dead,’ but nobody seemed to hear it. I saw crowds start gathering around my body. That's when I felt some sort of energy pulling me away from the crowd, sort of like sucking me out, then I turned myself and saw a bright light, too bright, but beautiful. I didn't know how to describe the light. I turned back to look at my body and at the same time I was floating away, towards the light, leaving the crowds at the roadside.

I was floating towards the light so fast. It was like a pathway with bright white light and along the pathway on both side there were colors. Some sort of colorful flowers. It was very beautiful. It felt like heaven. Then I started to cry. I told myself that I am too young to die. I don't want to die, not now. This is not the time for me yet. That's when I suddenly felt like I was being push away from the light. I was floating fast the opposite way and from above I could see my friend was holding my body and crying. It is like energy had pushed me back into my body and I woke up, sweating like hell. My friend told me that I fainted but I couldn't explain, even to myself, what actually happened that day.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 'February 3, 1999'

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes I had on and off high fever for 2 weeks. High FeverI was having on and off high fever for the past two weeks when this experience happened. I went to see the doctor and later that evening I fainted before I could take my medication.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes

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

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Sounds of wind. More like a breeze but very calm. Very soothing, actually.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes I am sure it is heaven. It is so beautiful and peaceful.

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I saw my friend screaming and crying and I saw crowds gathering around my body.

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes I saw a pathway with bright white light.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm All my five senses were working very well.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt confused and scared.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes My belief in God is stronger now.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain I actually saw my own body lying on the road and my friend was screaming for help. I am scared that nobody will believe what I had experienced.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The worst was to see my own lifeless body. It is scary. The best part is to feel heaven.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? No

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