Experience Description

I was in a coma, gangrene right leg, heart failure, lungs -- pulmonary edema.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: December 17 l998

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Surgery-related Clinical death

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes No pain, total peace and a glow around my body.

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

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning There is no time as we know it in the afterlife.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I could hear people speaking buzzing sounds just like when you are awake but others cannot hear or see you.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes When I went into the valley or tunnel until the light appearing.

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I spoke with the Lady who met me her name was Kathy she was a lady who had died years ago. She was a customer on my paper route when I was a teenager. I was told by her to wait that HE was coming to meet me that I would be back one day.

The experience included: Void

The experience included: Darkness

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes Light was total Love, Peace and the Power from it was awesome and unexplainable, the power of millions of atomic explosions would not even come close to the power.

The experience included: A landscape or city

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Stood in the entrance way of the Kingdom.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Total peace and love.

The experience included: Life review

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control Total review of my entire life from day one to me being taken to Emory It was like a stage play I could watch but not stop any part of it. It made me appreciate life, it's precious, and a beautiful gift, enjoy it.

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 I was told my time was not now, this made me sad to leave this beautiful Kingdom. I was cast back into darkness into earthly light and slammed into my body.

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Conservative/fundamentalist

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Life is a beautiful gift enjoy it while it lasts. I always did but even more now I believe in God Jesus and the life everlasting. Why I was chosen to experience this I have finally found out.

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? No

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Seeing the Kingdom and having to comeback.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes As usual people tend to be skeptical, the human nature comes in. It changed my life forever I am not afraid of death I welcome it when my time really comes. Humans cannot fathom what is really around them. Too much to experience too little time to do it.

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? Even if it was not the afterlife, or the brain just preparing to die, do not be afraid it's the easiest most beautiful thing you're ever going to do.