Experience Description

It was a normal day. I had come into work early feeling good. I developed a headache and went to medical for an aspirin. As soon as I entered medical, my chest had exploded with pain. The nurse put me in a chair and started putting aspirin down my throat, and then called for an ambulance. I remember being put in the ambulance and then a second ambulance came in and everyone was running around.

Then I was watching them from above. I was staring right in their faces and laughing. I could see them sweating and sticking me with a needle and yelling. I really couldn't hear because of the static-like sound. I could see myself. It looked like my face had sagged and changed color. I began to yell at myself but nothing happened. Then I was free like a bird. I could see the guys I work with talking to the boss. Then I was where it was as bright as could be, not like the sun, but a white bright. It was cold, but not cold. It was peaceful. I could hear this static get louder and could see grayish smoke like figures that seemed to pass through me. Then I could feel memories of people that I had known and memories. The static became louder and it felt like men who were waiting for something had touched me.

Then I was being heated up with blankets and doctors checking me. I don't know what happened, all I know is that whatever it was - it was incredible.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 10/08/09

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack I had an embolism heart attack 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death' I DON'T KNOW I was dying.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

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 Near the end.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Near the end.

Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual

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

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. All static.

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

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

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain It was like having things pass through you.

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? No

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peacefulness.

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 Memories of me and people I had met.

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? Moderate

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

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? No

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I don't believe in these.

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? No

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 probably not real

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