Experience Description

I felt a couple of jolts through my body as if I was being shocked. After the shock had disappeared, I looked down toward earth to find that the dentist was still trying to take out my wisdom teeth.

After looking down, I couldn't help but go to houses of family members. Some of them were drinking and some were sitting down chatting or watching television. As I drifted up further to this white light, I heard a voice calling me. This voice was peaceful and heartwarming. As I was about to go further into this light, I was approached by a man dressed in white with his hair down to his shoulders.

He showed me the sky and said, ‘Son, this is what you've been doing with your life. I am quite pleased and will reward you with pleasurable eternal life for the wrongs that have been put against you.’ This man showed me a time in my life where he saw it was the lowest, when I lost my twin brother to suicide. He also showed me a meadow that was filled with people going across a river. A peaceful river. Those who were thirsty drank of it.

This man put my brother's hand in mine then told him to bring me back. I felt a big swoosh and was struggling to get back into my body. I saw doctors and nurses using all their might and will to try to get me back. After a half an hour of trying, they got me back and stabilized.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: October 2003

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Surgery-related Getting my wisdom teeth removed and some other gum surgery Clinical death I was under anesthesiaI was in the out of body state for thirty minutes. They had to shock me back.

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 I felt at peace. I was suffering clinical death for a half an hour.

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

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? One big swoosh.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes I found a man dressed in white. Birds were chirping. I saw a great big waterfall before entering back into my body.

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes Deceased family members and friends.

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes The light was peaceful, bright, and made me feel worry free.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? A mixture of happiness and sadness.

The experience included: Life review

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control In their homes, seventy five miles away.

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 to return to my body by my great grandmother. It was not time to go home yet.

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I lowered the level of arguments with family members. I had a positive outlook on life after the death of my twin brother, and I was more loving towards the people that despised me.

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

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? The worst was that I had to return. I felt people trying to hold me back. It felt awful. I heard people crying as I was descending to my body.

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