Experience Description

I was in the process of having an angioplasty, when I heard myself tell the doctor, 'I don't feel that well.' All of a sudden, I felt my upper body being flung back like the bed was being laid straight back. Then I was at the ceiling, looking down towards myself on the bed. The doctor and his two nurses were alongside the bed. I knew instantly that they were the medical team doing my procedure. I knew it was my body on the bed. The doctor and the staff were standing in what appeared to be a sea of black ink. The colors of their uniforms were outstandingly brilliant. I felt just wonderful, not frightened in any sense but was stunned at the brilliance of the colors I saw. The next thing I was aware of was waking up in the intensive care unit with the staff asking me if I saw the light, did I see a tunnel, and did I see anyone I knew? I kept dozing off after asking several times for a cup of tea but falling back to sleep before I could partake. I imagine it was the medication that I was then given.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 2008

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Surgery-related. During an angioplasty

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain I could see my body lying on the bed however, I was also aware that I was floating up at the level of the ceiling.

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? I FELT QUITE 'AWAKE' HOWEVER I AM ASSUMING MEDICATION WAS GIVEN TO ME AS I BELIEVE MY HEART HAD STOPPED.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I felt quite awake; however, I am assuming medication was given to me, as I believe my heart had stopped.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Heightened sense of colors

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

Did you see an unearthly light? No

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

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Wonderment

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

The experience included: Features consistent with your beliefs at the time

Did scenes from the future come to you? No

Did you come to a border or point of no return? No

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate GREEK ORTHODOX

What is your religion now? Moderate GREEK ORTHODOX

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Uncertain I believe that I experienced something special.

After the NDE:

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

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Best was wonderment, nothing negative at all.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Friends who were totally mystified

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? I wish it would happen again.