When I was 14 or maybe 16 years old, I lived in Omaha, Nebraska. On the weekends, I would go to work with my uncle. He worked at a 24 hour gas station. On a Friday night, I went to sleep about 3 a.m. and it was cold in my uncle's car. Most of the time, I could stay up and work with him, but that night it was too cold. He asked me if I wanted the car engine left on until I went to sleep. I told him, 'No, I'll be all right.' After I went to sleep, he came and turned on the car, just out of thoughtfulness.
The car had an exhaust leak, so when we were in it, the windows had to be half way down. As he was starting the car, a customer pulled up, so he was interrupted and forgot to roll down the front windows of the car a little bit. He told me that the car was running for about 45 minutes.
I left my body. I traveled in darkness and sadness until I found light and comfort. A being was sitting on a throne and asked me to sit next to him. (Yes, it was a man.) Before I sat down, I saw others who were behind him. I asked, 'Who are they? My angels? Oh, am I an angel too?' I was told, 'Not at this time, soon you will be.' I could hear the voices saying, 'We'll miss you, remember you, and also wait for you.' Somehow, I knew that though.
Leaving was not what I wanted to do. I liked it there with the feeling of great compassion and I can't explain the wonderful feeling. The light told me that I had to go back. I asked, 'Why?' The reply was, 'Your life was not intended to be taken by another.' So, I sat down, knowing I couldn't stay.
He then showed me a little of my life in the past. He told me that I still had to learn one of life's lessons. He told me of the future that I will love the father of my children that I could touch the face of God with that kind of love. I remember feeling that I will return to this place. All of a sudden, the light started to go away, but the voice was still with me telling me that nobody was there to revive my earthly body. I was told, 'You must leave or your soul will live in mysteries forever. Wake up and urinate.'
My uncle told me that when he saw me crawling out of the car in what he called 'a deep sleepwalk'; he knew what had happened. I kept repeating, 'I must urinate now, I must urinate now…' He helped me to a chair. He was saying that my body was limp, as if I was dead. Then, I wet my pants because the voice had told me to urinate.
As my life continues on earth, I remember more of the experience and it seems as if my whole life time was spent there.
Date NDE Occurred: January 1975
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Accident breathing carbon monoxide was death
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
Did you feel separated from your body? No
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Nothing
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I believe that I met my 5th Great Grandfather there and walked with him. After the NDE, I told my mother that he is an Indian Chief.
The experience included: Darkness
The experience included: Light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes The light was a voice with smaller lights around it.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I think my Grandfather took me to his land before the white man came.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
The experience included: Special Knowledge
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe Just that I will love my children's father deeply.
The experience included: Life review
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control He showed me the good parts of the past.
The experience included: Vision of the future
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate
What is your religion now? Moderate
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? That my uncle would be blamed for killing me. My guide said that my life was not intended to be taken by another.
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
Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Uncertain
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? No