Experience Description

I was twenty-one. My husband and I just finished making love, when all of a sudden I found myself in the worst pain I've ever been in. I felt like I was going to throw up and have diarrhea all at the same time. I went to bathroom. As the pain increased, I fell forward. My husband caught me and laid me down on the floor. He left to call 911, that's when all of a sudden I was standing on green grass. I believe I looked forward and saw my dead grandmother and my dead cousin. I felt no more pain; there was a brightness behind them. I felt happy, loved and realized I must have died. I said wait, I can't be dead I haven't had any children yet! Then I was back in my body, I awoke still with pain, my husband helped me to the couch and waited for 911. 911 only took a couple of minutes, but by the time they reached me the pain, and other symptoms were gone. I felt one hundred percent better. The paramedics took my blood pressure it was normal. I was normal, just as if nothing ever happened. We went on and had three beautiful girls, all healthy.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: July 4 1989

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening. I'm not sure. I had been using speed. I believe that is why my body shut down.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? I saw my dead grandma and cousin, and knew I must have died.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was unconscious.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes My grandmother and cousin.

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes There was a light behind my dead grandmother and cousin. It was very bright and felt warm.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I do remember feeling warm like the sun was all around me.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt such love. No pain. Happiness and peace.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe I knew I wanted children and hadn't had any as of that time.

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? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will I didn't feel like I had any choice. But I really wanted to have a baby.

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate I knew there was a God but didn't study or go to church

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I used to fear death before this happened to me. Not anymore.

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 worst part was the pain before I went. The best part was seeing my relatives, and feeling like I had made it to heaven.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I told my husband right away. He knew I wasn't lying, but he just ignored my experience.

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? It's a very embarrassing way to have this type of out of body experience. This is why I don't go around telling everyone.

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? All questions seemed to the point.