Experience Description

This dream I had was too real to call it a dream. It was very real. It's as if it just happened yesterday. This experience has been with me my entire life. I was an infant. I found myself in this pink and purple atmosphere floating slowly through clouds. I was an infant and carried over my grandmother's shoulder.

Following behind us were two Cherubs, very small, short curly hair, naked, neither sex, one was solid pink and the other one was solid purple. It was like they were trying to keep me entertained and they did. I was trying to catch or touch them with much laughter and giggles. They were fluttering around us like humming birds. The scenery changed to a beautiful landscape of green valleys and hills. To the left I could not see, but I could hear the laughter of children playing. I wanted to go there. I heard a voice in the distance saying, 'No! You're too young.' Then the scenery and atmosphere changed to a brilliant pastel blue. Standing in mid-air where these huge golden gates. Beyond the gates was nothing but a brilliant bright white light. We heard a loud voice neither male nor female coming from all around us saying, 'She needs to go back, and it's not her time.'

Through the years as a child, I questioned my mother about this experience, and told her I wanted to go back. I never got a clear answer. By the age of twelve, I questioned her again. She loved my story and was familiar with it but still did not have an answer. She then told me when I was around six months old, that I had died in my grandfather's arms. Believe it or not, I remembered this and said to my mom, 'Yes! I remembered him crying and screaming to me saying, that if I die he would too. Mom was in shock, how could I have known this, because I was around six months old. I just wanted to let you know, Yes! CHERUBS are real. I have been a 'Coast to Coast' (radio) fan since 1991. And still waiting to hear from someone that can match this experience of seeing Cherubs.

Thanks, Joann.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 1943

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death' Choking, stopped breathing.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain No

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 Every minute of it.

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

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. Could see in front, back, left, right, all at the same time. Very far distances.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Although everything was quiet and serene.

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? No

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 Just the two tiny Cherubs.

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 A brilliant bright light behind the Golden gates.

The experience included: A landscape or city

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Pink & Purple atmosphere,Green vallys, Very bright light beyound the Golden gates.

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Too beautiful to explain. I was very interested in the two Cherubs.

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

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

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

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? Moderate

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

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 Although being an Infant, I understood all.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No

After the NDE:


Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes All of it. I remember traveling, floating, and being carried by grandmother through a beautiful atmosphere of pink and purple clouds. Two tiny cherubs followed us to the golden gate. Then I was in green valleys with brilliant blue skies. I saw a huge golden gate in mid-air.

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? Pink and purple atmosphere, Cherubs, Golden gate, the sound of the voice telling me I had to go back.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Mother at twelve years old. And identical twin sister. As an adult I told the story to friends and family. Only to the ones I could trust and believe in me.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real Too young to realize a difference.

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? I always wanted to go back there, and kept asking my mother to bring me back there. Under the age of twelve.

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Only want to know if anyone else has seen Cherubs. I surely cannot be the only one. But I know one thing, they are real.