Experience Description

There was about twenty-five minutes from when I slid off a bed to waking up in an ambulance. The person I was with punched me in the chest and I breathed in deep and laid on my side. Ambulance and fire came. They rolled me on my back - heart stopped for two minutes and they brought me back - picked me up to put me on stretcher and died again for two minutes. Switched paramedic. Firefighter broke ribs. Brought me back. They didn't move me for fifteen minutes. (All according to a girl that saved me, and a neighbor, and paramedics) Then off to hospital. I regained consciousness in ambulance.

While out...

Very short time. Silhouette of women in black. Remember black patent leather shoes and either holding black lace or black lace around her waist. Couldn't see her but knew it was my grandmother that had died before I was born. There was a faint light behind her. No tunnel. I can see how people mistake a tunnel. It's more that there is just darkness everywhere else and just a light. No tunnel.

That's it and I woke up. Though I am very different today. The same but different.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: March 27, 2006

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Allergic reaction Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) . Flat lined twice for two minutes. Brought back by paramedics.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

Did you feel separated from your body? No
I lost awareness of my body

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 not the same. Though I don't recall being super aware or far away. It just was. I don't know how to explain. There were no regular body feelings. I just was there.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? While seeing light and grandmother.

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 hearing differ in any way from normal? I don't remember hearing anything.

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

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

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 Saw grandmother. No talking. There was a 'Knowing'. She sent me back or stepped in between.

The experience included: Darkness

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 the place where i saw my grandmother. though dark and not visually beautiful had a peace to it

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Calm. No feeling. Safe. It's hard to have feelings without a body I guess.

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

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 I am having an awful a lot of coincidences.

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? Moderate

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I have a peaceful feeling inside me that has not wavered.

What is your religion now? Liberal

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I have a peaceful feeling inside me that has not wavered.

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 I knew that she intervened and that I had a purpose and to not turn my back again. I don't know the purpose just that I'm not done here.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I don't judge people.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes To express that there was a feeling that has no words. It just was.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I told siblings. I don't want to tell anyone else because I can't put into words what happened.

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.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real.

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