During my experience, the highlight of the whole thing was when I saw my father's parents. My mother's parents were nowhere to be seen. Then, I saw my great grandfather in a tattered uniform of the civil war.
I looked straight ahead to see what other relatives I could see besides the bright white light.
I saw what looked to be a battlefield of a battle fixing to take place between British troops and Indians with Mohawk haircuts, and I saw a relative on horseback. The horse was big and his coat was a beautiful brown-mixed-with-black color, and he was well kept.
Then, there was a black-shaded silhouette of a king's head above all of this, and I was stretching my neck, so to speak, to see more of this figure and a very blinding white light hit me square in the eyes through the jewelry in the top of this king's crown as I was trying to see more of him. He had large whiskers on his chin. I suddenly turned away from this blinding light shining through his crown because it hurt my eyes too much to continue looking at him. I turned my head away only to lose sight of him, never to see him again.
Then the scene shifted to a garage-like looking doorway where I, and more spirits by the hundreds, went streaming into this same blinding white light area. This bright light had really burned my eyes from looking directly in to it.
Date NDE Occurred: September 1980
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Also a head injury with broken bone fragments back of skull its self between the ears at base of skull bone Other 'I had died three times in the saint Mary's hospital of Yakima Washington.
I had ninety percent bodily injuries and was reported that I some how had gone a quarter of a mile falling down and getting up with this pelvic bone its self-broken and the L-4 anJust inside the tunnel of light was a pulling sensation towards a fiery area. This scared the willies out of me at the time.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes 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
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I believe the appearance was where I had this suddenly burning pain in the upper middle of my chest area over the breast bone where the doctor is said to have been using an electric shock to bring the heart back online. It felt like my whole breast bone was being pulled right out of me at this point.
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? Things appeared to me as being solid here where I was, other than the gentleman that I spoke to about whether anyone would be with me or not. He said that someone would be with me shortly. He was dressed in an Arab or Hebrew outfit with a cap on his like a round bowl with square sides to it like they wear in Jerusalem. Then he disappeared on me like he had just walked right through this solid marble-like fence that was taller than either of us.
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? Yes A very long tunnel where I finely ended up inside of, and floating along as if being pulled by some unknown force. There were spots in this tunnel where I could see sky and the puffy white clouds floating along beneath me. Weather-wise, I'd say the area was calm. But I saw no one walking at this time in the green grassy meadows below me when I did see meadows.
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
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 Only one being who was dressed like an Arab who could have been an angel in disguise or could have been Jesus. But he was not clean shaven, he just had short whiskers about his face and mouth area.
The experience included: Void
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 The light that I had seen was in the tunnel all around me, both sides in front of me and behind me.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Lightness and fear mostly.
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 Yes, I had finally got to see firsthand that there is another life to look forward to in life as I know it to be. I was not sure of this before.
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes A very tall and large stone fence not touched by man's tools. It was brick-like design.
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? Conservative/fundamentalist 'I was a member of the church of Christ then.
And now a member of the church of Jesus Christ of the latter day saints
But hardly attend any church now. no real reason not too of course'
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I now believe there is more to the bible than we are being told that there is.
What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist Mormon church
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I now believe there is more to the bible than we are being told that there is.
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? No
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain The whole experience was kind of spooky for me as a non-believer until I got into it, just inside the tunnel of light. I had this pulling sensation to my left until I looked to see what it was that was drawing me near it. I saw nothing or no one, but believed that the badness in me or in my past was part of me trying to pull me down this path to this fire-ball-looking area the same color of a fire burning trash. I started praying to god again to please don't let me die here.
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? Curiosity, more than anything, on the king.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I have tried to share this event with others out in real life, but it's been laughed off by friends as a joke to them.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I've heard of near death being spoke of, yes.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real. I was confused as to why I'm experiencing these things, and the doctor is telling me I had died. I was wondering what was in the doctor's pipe.
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