From: Joseph (Original Message) Sent: 06/06/2002 1:13 p.m.
I got crushed to death!
I was unloading coils of steel off a semi-truck. The load was short blocked, so I cut the steel banding. Then the coil rolled forward, bounced and rolled back pushing me onto the forks of the forklift.
The next thing I saw was me, doing the post-mortem kick. Then the angel holding my hand told me, 'You're not done here!' He took me to a place that I can only describe as a Light and Sound, and the feeling of Love like in my mother's arms. Knowing that I was safe, I wanted to stay there!
The angel told me, 'You're not done here, you have to go back!' The next thing that I saw was the paramedics putting the pads to me. Pain, fear, I can't breathe, went into shock. After eight hours of the doctors trying save my life, I was moved to the intensive care unit. When I woke up my mother was holding my hand - I passed out! Sometime later - about eighteen hours - I woke-up again in pain. My mom was still holding my hand. I started to cry!
Light and Love to All!
Date NDE Occurred: 7-7-1994
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Clinical death Crushed by an 8,642 pound coil of steel. Dead on arrival.
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 Like an astral body! Not like the other souls that were moving around me!
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? OBE, Very High!
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning It seemed I was gone days! Then I saw the paramedics put the pads to me!
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? The most wonderful music I'd ever heard!
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes A friend that had died years before! In the lights and sound! Yes, Lee R.! He told me that it was good to see me!
The experience included: Light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes One Very bright, and hundreds of thousands of smaller lights!
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Light and Sound!
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe A purpose, duty, and task! I still don't know what it is! Yet!!
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control The one holding my hand said, 'You are not finished here! You have to go back!'
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
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 'You are not finished here! You have to go back!'
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Conservative/fundamentalist
What is your religion now? Liberal
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I became a lord - 'Reverend of The Church of Light Works.'
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Yes, The Love, Light, Sound!
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I saw an angel stop traffic, and then a big truck (eighteen wheeler) drove right through the intersection!
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Love and Light! The pain!
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes June of 1998 IANDS (International Association for Near-Death Studies) Seattle, Washington.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No