Experience Description

I had been rushed to the hospital early one morning hemorrhaging very badly. My mom did not know what to do to stop it, so phoned an ambulance to take me to the hospital. When I arrived there, I was taken in almost immediately and some doctors worked on me to get the bleeding to stop. I was floating out of my body somewhere because I could see both my parents in a waiting room, and my mom was crying. The next thing that I saw was a tunnel with a bright light that I was being pulled into. I was not afraid because it was all so very peaceful. After a while, a grandmother that had passed on just about the time that I had this experience stopped me. She was a grandmother that I did not like. She was always very mean to me. She was waiting for me and said that I must go back as I had many things not yet done. The next thing I remember was seeing the doctors still working on me and then I was back in my body. One of the doctors some time later had asked if I had seen anything, and when I said that I had, he came to my bed after and asked a lot of questions.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 1945

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Surgery-related Clinical death . I had been hemorrhaging very badly and it took the doctors a long time to stabilize me. I would think that was life threatening.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? No

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was alert all the time, but was drugged with pain pills.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes A grandmother that had not long ago passed on.

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes In the tunnel was a bright, white light.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Happy, content, and peaceful. There was no fear.

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

Did scenes from the future come to you? No

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 My grandmother just said that I had unfinished things to do while on earth and I was to go back. It was not my time.

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 I feel that I am not afraid to die.

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? The best part was seeing the white light and the tunnel. The worst part was coming back.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes My ex-husband. He was very interested and wanted me to tell him all about it over again.

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? I had another experience just lately where I was out of my body for a time. This was only briefly as the doctors brought me right back. I did not see the tunnel, or the white light. I felt very disappointed.