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