Disassociation from body and personality. Travel to other place and time. Close association with others in a world at war and watching people die. Profound realization that I needed to be there in order to bring attention to what was happening as it was being ignored by a world populace.
Regaining consciousness repeatedly in hospital bed screaming that I needed to be back where I was before regaining this reality.
Watching people I knew (family and friends) gather around hospital bed trying to smile and cheer me up with tubes running in and out of an irreparably broken body. Indescribable pain and the conscious decision to stay knowing where I had been and what I had seen would always be there for me later.
Date NDE Occurred: September 9, 1979
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident. Direct head injury 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death' motor vehicle accident resulting in coma. Head injury, collapsed lung, spinal cord damage, ruptured disk, permanent nerve damage.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes 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? More consciousness and alertness than normal There was a transition while traveling from where I was back to this reality that was profound and undeniable. What you learn after death is everything you can't possibly know here. Society's belief in a consumerist society is a complete illusion and faith in this illusion is totally misplaced.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Before consciousness.
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 I traveled to a future war and watched people die.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? I saw beyond the illusion. There was in fact no sight but a sense that combined all sensory perception including hearing, sight, smell, touch etc., that paled all others (even combined) by comparison. This was experienced exclusively in the transitions between here and there.
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? As I said there was no difference between sight-sound-touch and emotional perception. They were all one sense combined with much, much more.
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 barrier of soft warm light - warm like a mother's breath to her baby.
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 The spirit, emotions dreams and pain of every man woman and child who've lived.
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 I didn't have to see it it was all around me and a part of me. I became one with the light and all before, after and beyond the light.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Man at war and children dying... being blown to ribbons
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Beyond euphoria, understanding, beyond calm, beyond resignation, complete love.
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
The experience included: Special Knowledge
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 I learned that the only thing that matters is how you make someone else feel.
The experience included: Vision of the future
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future Our world is entering a phase of unending war with an enemy it cannot defeat and no one recognizes it. There is no way to inform man of this folly.
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes I crossed the boundary and I chose to return. It was a mistake but I knew what I was returning to one day. I have no fear of death today.
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? Moderate none
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I've realized virtually all accepted norms of religion are either incorrect entirely or partial truth clouded by truckloads of irrelevant superstition and unnecessary dogma.
What is your religion now? Moderate none
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I've realized virtually all accepted norms of religion are either incorrect entirely or partial truth clouded by truckloads of irrelevant superstition and unnecessary dogma.
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? Yes The only thing that matters is how your actions or words make another feel. To kill someone is to rob them of their decision to live or die - that decision is sacrosanct even for an animal.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes No one can understand why what they hold dear means almost nothing to me. The beliefs of people I thought I once knew are almost embarrassingly simple and superficial. To discuss what I saw and experienced will often make them angry as we sometimes have no common reference.
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? Yes I foretold the future of many people I knew and told people I hadn't seen for years what had been happening in their lives including their interactions with people I had never met or had any way of knowing of.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The reality of a world at perpetual war and the transition as if being pulled back here. The transition was through the warm loving light of all those who have come and gone before me - they are God.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Days. Disbelief and condescension.
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. It was more real than sitting down with my parents for a meal after I was released from the hospital. There is no question whatsoever that what I experienced was and is real. This society's beliefs are illusion.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. I told people days afterward that I knew if I stuck my finger into a light socket it would blow me across the room. The belief I have in what I saw and experienced is every bit as definite as my belief in electricity.
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? I didn't think it would be so impossible to get anyone, especially those who knew me, to believe what I was trying to tell them.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? No, I think this is fairly comprehensive.