I suffered a massive heart attack on March 14, 2005, at about 5pm in the evening. I could not breathe properly and was gasping madly for air. The paramedics were called at once and when they arrived, they immediately dropped a large electrical wheel on me, which hurt me severely, but my breathing improved slightly. I was bustled into an ambulance and taken to the nearest hospital’s emergency room. During the ride there, I apparently passed out, and when I next awoke, I was the intensive care unit. It was there; that I found out three days had passed. It was now Thursday, March 17, 2005. I was told that I had been placed in a medical induced coma for a while so that I would not move around and disturb the many tubes that were attached to my body.
The doctors informed me that I would need to undergo triple bypass surgery and a maze operation if I had any hopes of continuing to live. I was told, as was my wife, that the operation was dangerous and that my chances of living through it were about 50-50. However, I had developed pneumonia and, thus, had to wait until that cleared up before the surgery could take place. The surgery finally took place on March 24.
A few days prior to that surgery, I had an experience whereby I recalled clearly the details of my NDE. I realized I must have experienced the NDE during the 44 seconds that I flat lined on the cardio monitor while in the emergency room on March 14. It all then came back to me clearly and as I lay there in my hospital bed, actual chills occurred, as I re-lived it in my mind.
At first, there was total darkness, the blackest black I had ever seen. So black, in fact, I could not see anything, not even one inch in front of me. Then, there was a flash of brilliant light, extremely radiant and bright, white, blue and yellow in color. Then, very quickly, I was floating over a vast field of flowers. These flowers seemed to encompass acres and acres of land, and they were extremely beautiful, ranging in colors, many of which I had never seen before. I seemed to be in spirit form as I hovered over these beautiful flowerbeds, and I was only a few feet above them as I floated over them. I could smell them also and their aroma was a wonderful scent. Then, a bright light again appeared and I saw the outline of a man in white, but not his face. He told me very special things. Afterwards he disappeared quickly, but I know from what he told me that two things are certain, and that is: One, I am not to fear death at all, and two; that the future will bring certain things that are both good and bad, including the exact date when Jesus Christ will again appear on this earth. I hesitate to go into too much detail here because I am not at all sure that what happened to me on March 14th, 2005, should be shared with others or whether it was meant for me only. That was never told to me. I did not see a tunnel. I did not meet God, Jesus or any angels. I did not travel to heaven. My entire life did not pass before my eyes, nor did I see myself on that emergency room gurney via an out of body experience.
What took place is exactly as I have herein described, except for many more things that I was informed of during my NDE, by the man in white with no face. I know it was all real because prior to my heart attack, I had an intense fear of dying and also of hospitals and operations. I no longer have such fears at all! Two of the doctors involved later told me that it was a miracle I lived. They could not believe I survived such an attack. My heart is now 40% damaged and it is also dangerously enlarged. I can supply you with documents, charts, et al, and also the names of the doctors involved and bona fide proof that I actually did flat line for 44 seconds on the cardio monitor.
Date NDE Occurred: March 14, 2005
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack Other I suffered massive heart attack and was flattened out on cardio monitor for 44 seconds, I was later told. A code blue was issued at the time.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain I lost awareness of my body
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 It was EXTREMELY intense!
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When listening to what the person in white had to tell me.
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
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? I have poor vision, but could see very clearly in my NDE. The colors of the flowers were as though they were much, much brighter than normal, as was the whiteness of the person in white.
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Much more clear sounding than usual.
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 As described in above narrative.
The experience included: Darkness
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 As described in above narrative.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm The flowers, the man in white, the smells and feeling of peace.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Extreme peace and the smell of clean cool air and lovely flowers.
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
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 It was highly informative and very much appreciated!
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? Liberal
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 The future and my own eventual demise and what death really consists of, although I am not sure if that stands only for my death or for all deaths. I was not told this. Also, when Christ will next appear and not to fear death or things on this earth at all as I used to, and no longer do.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I think I am much nicer to people now, and much more tolerant and patient.
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 Knowledge of the future and of death.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Yes, the knowledge of the future and of what death really is!
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No Not until now, not even with my wife!
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. I don't quite understand your question here. Sorry.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. Because I no longer fear death, hospitals and operations as I once did.
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 would like to discuss the entire experience with others, I think, but don't wish to be laughed at.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? I don't think so.