I was floating across the floor, and then stopped at the door to my intensive care room. I turned around and saw the doctors scrambling to save me, after the third injection into my heart, and no response from the paddles, the doctor pronounced me dead.
Above the TV up in the corner was a beautiful Chinese dragon, next to the head of my bed was a crimson red scorpion the size of a collie. I heard some children singing behind me and I could see the reflection of my parents in the dark TV screen.
I turned to see where the singing was coming from; it was coming from outside the door. There were six beautiful children all dressed up playing ring around the rosy, around a large pillar in the hall. Behind them was the most beautiful amber glow, soothing and warm. I realized I wasn't in pain anymore. I felt happy, relieved and at peace. I started to go to the children but I couldn't step through the door.
I turned and looked at the dragon, he smiled and said I wasn't done yet, I still had tasks to perform. I told him like hell, I'm old, tired, and I want to go. He said I couldn't go. The scorpion came over and touched me. The next thing I remember was waking up and seeing what I assume were ghosts walking past me and out through the back wall. I could still see my parents in the dark TV screen. When I was conscious, enough to understand the doctor said I had been gone for forty minutes. And that they weren't the ones who saved me. And, since I wasn't religious in their context, it was probably hard for me to understand.
They gave me two and half transfusions of blood. Then I began healing at a rate that greatly alarmed the doctors. After twelve days they sent me home to recover.
Date NDE Occurred: 04/29/2000
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Had the duodenal/pancreatic artery rupture due to a duodenal ulcer rupturing. I died from shock due to rapid blood lose. Clinical death
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? That is hard to answer I think I was quite coherent.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes See above.
The experience included: Light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes See above.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? See above.
The experience included: Special Knowledge
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe See above.
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 See above.
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes See above.
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 See above.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes What I saw and felt.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I'd rather not.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Neither.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? It was good.