Experience Description

I had a temporary job driving an 18 wheeler truck, was driving on I-10 in Arizona. Suddenly I felt nausea in my stomach and began to get very confused in what was happing. I felt as I was going into a deep sleep fighting to try to stay awake. I pulled off to the side of the road...somehow I managed to stop the truck. I parked on the side of the road. I was still fighting to stay awake, felt like I was passing-out.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 3 March 1990

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Stroke Don't know what you want to call it, I was not seen untill after the incidentI thought for sure I was leaving this world. But as I got closer to the end of the tunnel I heard a voice telling me that "No, it’s not your time yet... you have more to accomplish with your family."

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

Did you feel separated from your body? No

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I was in the tunnel I was fully alert. Everything was very clear and very detailed, all colors were bright and clear, every line in the tunnel was clear.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning lost 30-45 minutes that were unaccounted for.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Voices as stated above

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes as I stated above

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No heard voices as stated above

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes bright colors and bright light at the end of the tunnel

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Don't recall, except I was very impressed overjoyed of the wonderful tunnel. I believe at first I was afraid of what I had entered, but as I traveled it began to look wonderful.

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? Scenes from the world's future Family members needed guidence. The problems with family members became real.

Did you come to a border or point of no return? No I heard the voice say that it was not time for me to go yet.

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 look at life totally differently.

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes So much happened in that time and it is hard to recall the event as it happened. I recall things out of order and can still picture most of what had happened.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain Not sure, but I know when something is wrong with any of my kids.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Worst was staggering around after the experience and the beginning before I passed out or entered the tunnel.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes My wife, she believed me, she is very religious and understood everything I had told her

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? It was something that I never dreamed of experiencing, but it happened.