I had a terrible toothache and I decided to go to the dentist to have my molar extracted. I received local anesthesia and I died. I left this world, I knew nothing, I felt nothing and I saw myself floating without feeling my body or mass, in the air. I looked up and I saw a very brilliant LIGHT, I saw downwards and I saw myself in the same dentist seat with the dentist trying to revive me, and trying to find out if my heart was beating. The feeling of abandonment, relaxation and happiness is difficult to describe and I wanted to remain in that condition. I suddenly saw that I was rapidly descending and entering my body, awaking from that marvelous sensation. The dentist was scared and she kept saying that I should have told her that I was a cardiac risk and that I was not to receive any anesthetic. I had this experience when nothing was known about this experience, especially in Cuba where we do not have any information on this regard.
Date NDE Occurred: 1970
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack Clinical death Reaction to local anesthesia.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? No
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Totally alert and aware of what was happening.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning Things happened too fast.
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? No sounds or voices as the dentist was calling me and I did not hear her.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes Light was brilliant and attracted me. I wanted to go into it even if it bothered me as I could not see if there was anything else.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No I was inside the room where she was extracting my molar I did not leave the premises.
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
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? No
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate católico practicante
What is your religion now? Moderate Cristiano evangelico
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? 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 best: That feeling of PEACE. The worst: To come back. I wanted to remain in that state of relaxation and PEACE.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes I had a very important one, but I would like to describe it independently and with more time, as that experience marked my life and my religious beliefs. I know that GOD in his generosity gave me the opportunity of talking about it and I would like to tell it to someone that can publish it. I had not mentioned this before as answering this questionnaire I have come to it.
Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Uncertain