Experience Description

I saw myself in bed; I was at the ceiling and I thought that was fun, I loved the bird's eye view. I could see my mother beside me, with a sponge and ice water and I could hear her praying even though she was not speaking aloud. I could then see everything going on outside too. I was bored with the scene and just then a person spoke to me and I was embraced with great love. There were several of these people there with me and they told me I had found my way to a different place of life. They spoke to me just like you would speak to a child, they told me that I was very sick and to get better I would have to go with them. I was happy to do so. I then saw myself above my house and going higher and higher until I could see the planet from space. I traveled across space and I was told that I was being taken to the home planet of these people so I could get better.

When we got there, I made a comment about how much everything looked like the place I had just come from. They laughed and told me that in order for me to feel comfortable, and get better, that they had made everything to look like home.

They put me in bed, told me to sleep, and that I would wake up in three days.

On day three, I awoke already home and in the hospital. After that, I could leave my body any time and loved to do because I could talk to the other people by doing so.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 1964

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes IllnessChildbirth 'Other than the 1964 event, I was born without heart beat, cord wraped around my neck 3 times.' Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) . As child just pre-kindergarten, I had come down with Rubella. My fever shot up to 107, which at that point I fell into a coma at home. I was told that I was in the coma for 3 days. The doctors had told my parents that I was brain dead, that I would most likely die while in a coma, and if I were to awake, I would be in a vegetative state. On day three of the coma, I awoke from a wonderful experience to find everyone falling to their knees and weeping. Of course, I was fine.

How do you consider the content of your experience?

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? No
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? More consciousness and alertness than normal The whole time.

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

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

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I could hear everything and be aware of everything at once.

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? No See the above please

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? No

The experience included: A landscape or city

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm another dimensions with planets

What emotions did you feel during the experience? love love love

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

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. None really

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Uncertain

What is your religion now? Moderate. none

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Uncertain

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? Uncertain

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Uncertain

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 seeing the future, knowing peoples thoughts and so on.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I was born without a heartbeat, cord around my neck 3 times

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