Experience Description

I was riding my bicycle and I felt. I hurt my head on a wall. An ambulance took me to the emergency room.

I was projected to the light and when I came back through the tunnel, I was on the ceiling of the emergency room and I saw a body on the operating room table. I didn't recognize my body right away. I saw the nurses and the doctor taking off their gloves and I then recognized my body and went back into it. I heard the doctor say, 'He is back.'

It took me over five minutes to come back to full consciousness.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 1990

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Accident Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

The experience included: Out of body experience

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 It was the same during the entire experience.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? It was the same during the entire 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 It felt like there was not time or space.

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Everything was much brighter than usual.

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? Yes Only during the return and it was very fast.

Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I didn't know them and I didn't talk to them.

The experience included: Void

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 A very bright light which was gone after I went through the tunnel.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I couldn't care less about material things.

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

The experience included: Special Knowledge

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? Liberal catholic

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I don't believe in religion anymore. I still believe in a creator.

What is your religion now? Liberal none

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I don't believe in religion anymore. I still believe in a creator.

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

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? Yes But I didn't come back with it. It seems that it was erased from my memory.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I divorced because my wife did not want to accept my new reality. Then I met somebody else that accepts my reality.

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 I can pass the energy that I received and sometimes it relieves physical pain.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The importance of the light.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Ten days and the reaction was often negative.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I had read a book by Raymond Moody a long time ago but I never thought much about it prior to my experience.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real From the beginning I always believed it was real because I just felt it true.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real Just because the feeling is still strong. I can't help it.

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

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Is the person answering the questionnaire involved in a local, national or international organization?