The first experience was in 1995. I had an allergic reaction to Sulfa. After taking it, I went to the bathroom. I fell over while sitting on the toilet. I screamed, ‘Someone help me, I can't get up!’ My mom came running and my nephew got me up from the toilet and I remember walking out to the living room, really out of it. I heard, ‘Lay her down here.’ My nephew said, ‘Should we call 911?’ My dad said, ‘No, just wait, she will be okay.’ All I remember is a paramedic saying, ‘Kelly, stay with us!’ over and over again. Then I saw this tunnel with a bright light and I walked through it and on the other side, I saw my late grandmother and God, all in white, glowing. My grandmother turned to God and said, ‘She isn't ready to come in here.’ God said something, and I woke up in the emergency room. I turned to my dad, who was sitting beside my mom on my right, and I said to him, ‘Dad, Grandma says she is okay, and to stop worrying about her, she is fine.’ Dad was in tears. I went home the same day, which baffled doctors and nurses. I said, ‘I'm fine!’ and I left the emergency room. I said, ‘I'm hungry,’ so we went to McDonald's and I got a double cheeseburger, fries, and a milkshake. I was fine after that. When I got home, I asked, ‘What happened to me?’ My mom said, ‘You were dead for forty-five minutes and that nurse was yelling at me about you.’ They had to use the paddles on me, but nothing worked; that's what my Mom said. I don't remember anything after the paramedic was saying, ‘Kelly, stay with us.’ The second experience was in 1998. I took the Sulfa drug, but I don't remember where that was. I also had a very high fever. I remember going to the emergency room in the car. Next, I saw the tunnel that turned into a bright light and I walked through it. I saw my mom's best friend's late son and he turned to me and said, ‘Tell my mom, I'm fine and stop worrying about us.’ I woke up in the emergency room, turned, told Marge that Mike is fine, and to stop worrying about them. Marge was in tears. My mom said I was dead almost thirty-eight minutes. The third experience was in 1999. I took Biaxan (drug) in Los Angeles. All I remember is the tunnel, bright light, and God all in white and my best friend who passed away in 1987. She said, ‘I'm fine.’ and I woke up. She had died from a drive-by shooting that happened in Long Beach. She was holding her then thirteen-month old daughter, who died eighteen years later from a drug overdose.
Date NDE Occurred: 1995, 1998, 1999
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness. Allergic reaction. Drug or medication overdose. Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
I died three times from taking prescriptions.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Both pleasant AND distressing
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain
I clearly left my body and existed outside it
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I woke up.
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Were your senses more vivid than usual? No
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I didn't hear anything prior to when I went in the tunnel or the bright light. My hearing was fine when I came out of it.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, but the facts have not been checked out
The experience included: Tunnel
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes Three times.
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 My late grandmother, my mom's best friend's late son, and my late friend.
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? An unusually bright light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes Three times.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt fine.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world
The experience included: Special knowledge or purpose
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
The experience included: Life review
Did scenes from your past come back to you? I remembered many past events
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No I don't understand this question. My late grandmother told God that I wasn't ready to come in there and I woke up.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Slightly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Other or several faiths Catholic, Baptist, Wicca, Methodist
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Uncertain I don't understand this question.
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Other or several faiths Catholic, Wicca, Methodist
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I found out I have the touched spirits. I see dead people and spirits. I had a dream about my baby brother's death before anyone. It included an angel who said it must be done tonight. That was September 25, 2011. A week later, my baby brother passed away. This happened with four other members of my family, too. My Dad, who died January 10, 2011, Oreo, who died June 15, 2011, my mom, who died December 18, 2011, and my uncle, who died January 10, 2013.
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 Someone laughed in my television. It was an evil laugh.
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? Yes I was born on a Indian res. in Arizona
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Yes There is a heaven!!
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? I was uncertain if God exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Yes same as what I said above Yes
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God definitely exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are possibly meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Yes God all in white & glowing and no feet
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? I was uncertain if an afterlife exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes There is a God and there is a true Heaven, life after death
Did you fear death prior to your experience? Unknown
Do you fear death after your experience? Unknown
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Unknown
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Unknown
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are meaningful and significant
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? Yes Believe in God
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life I saw Hank Williams and he wants to give a message to his son, but his son doesn't believe in ghosts. I have tried to give him this message from his dad. I said to his dad, 'He doesn't like me, he hates me.' Hank Williams said, ‘He doesn't hate you, it makes me sad.’ And there were other things he said.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Yes I have a new boyfriend, Gary. We are dating now and my best friend of sixteen years left me and called me ‘crazy’ and a ‘liar’ and had her phone number disconnected. Then the harassing and death threats started after Mother's Day, 2012 until December 15, 2012. I was involved in a hit and run with a van that came out of nowhere and I saw a man on the side where I fell. He wasn't there before and I had three witnesses who saw the accident.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I have the touched spirit world. I see dead people from long ago, including children and adults who went missing that want to be found. I have posted on BriansPredictions.com. Search on Google, I'm under screen name ‘Craftslady2008’.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes My dad believed and my mom's friend believed. But not my boyfriend. I don't think he believes in ghosts.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real
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? Uncertain I don't understand this question.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? There could be fewer questions. They seem to be all the same thing.
©1998-2018 NDERF, Jody Long & Jeffrey Long, MD. All Rights Reserved.