Experience Description

I hyperventilating and stopped breathing. I saw beings in the form of 'aliens' but these may have been guardian angels lifting me away from earth into this amazing bright light that was like a tunnel. I felt so much love and beauty. It was such a peaceful experience that I did not want to leave. I was given a choice as I was travelling down this tunnel to live or carry on through the tunnel. I was going through a negotiation as to what would happen if I died and how badly it would affect my mother, husband etc. I also saw my future, that I had not experienced having children yet and had a lot more things to accomplish. It was not my time. I remember thinking we live on earth and we are humans and saw from a higher level how we exist on earth. I felt like it wasn't time yet so held my husband next to me and started breathing again and felt myself go back down to earth.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 31st Dec 1999/1st Jan 2000

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No AccidentAllergic reaction Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) HYPERVENTILATION

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

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? More consciousness and alertness than normal As above.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I felt I was going through a negotiation period and trying to make a choice.

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

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. The light was really bright.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Can't really remember.

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? Yes I went travelling through a tunnel. Almost like an egg yolk. Bright yellow on the inside but white around the outside. I didn't get to the end though but mid-way went through negotiation.

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 Like alien beings but didn't see them. Definitely felt like aliens. Two only but taking me to a higher place (they may have been angels) but I always said felt more like aliens.

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

The experience included: A landscape or city

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I REMEMBER FEELING LIKE I WAS IN SPACE OR THE UNIVERSE

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Love, beautiful, peace, serenity, overwhelming feeling of love and calmness.

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

The experience included: Special Knowledge

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe

The experience included: Life review

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control

The experience included: Vision of the future

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? Liberal

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes More spiritual but not religious.

What is your religion now? Moderate MORE SPIRITUAL

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes More spiritual but not religious.

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? Yes

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I am much deeper and open-minded. Have a great insight to life. I feel empowered.

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 I feel more psychic and see the world as one place.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The bright light. The feeling I had. It's not my time yet. I'm not scared to die. It really did happen and was extremely profound.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Some good, some thought I was strange.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No Didn't know anything about it. Truly knew nothing. The next day I went to a bookshop. I described the experience to my husband and then we read books and it matched many other experiences. But before then I never had an insight.

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

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? Why did it happen to me?