Joop NDE

Experience Description


It was in October 1972 after an LSD trip my NDE started.


At a certain moment, I left my body and floated above it, I saw everything happening in the room. Everybody panicked because they thought I was going to die. I was sucked into a tunnel where I floated, there were many animals (like birds) around me that made the most wonderful music, and it was as if I was being welcomed.


Floating, I went in the direction of the light that I felt I had to go to.


Having arrived there, I felt so much happiness and love that I couldn't continue further up to the transition (threshold) between the tunnel and the light. Telepathically they told me everything. When I wanted to make a move forward a girl appeared with beautiful red hair. Then I had to leave all this and floated through the planetary system, back into my body, I felt reborn and full of energy.


Then I didn't know what this was and thought it was part of the LSD trip. All the people that saw me later felt like I had changed a lot (positively) which I didn't understand.


In 1975, I met my wife in a bar, there was an angel with red hair, and I just knew that she was mine. We are now married for twenty-five years. That all of this was a NDE I only found out twenty-five years later when there was a television program about children that made drawings of a tunnel with light.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: October 1972

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes lsd trip lsd gebruik.Suicide attempt.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Native American

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes Floating through a room and seeing everybody lying there.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? No idea.

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 or space.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? A lot of music being made by the animals (like birds).

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes Through a tunnel.

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes Animals like birds, telepathically.

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes Yes, at the end of the tunnel.

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

The experience included: Special Knowledge

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe That it is all not so important.

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control

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 Not wanting to go back but simply send back through the universe.

God, Spiritual and Religion:

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

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist niets

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

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I didn't know about NDEs, thought it was part of the LSD trip.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Always the feeling whether something was good or bad.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The best was knowing everything, worst having to go back.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Reacted very badly though they had lots of spiritual background.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No