Experience Description

It was almost 4 am. I woke up with a sharp pain in my head and chest area. I went to the bathroom. I got out of bed and I passed out for almost twenty seconds, if not more. I saw myself from the ceiling and my body was laying on the floor. Then I came back to my body and called 911. In the emergency room, I was laying on my bed, and I felt something touching my hair. I opened my eyes. It was my grandmother. She had passed away a long time ago. She told me to light five candles. When I closed my eyes again, she was gone. I even felt her weight on my bed, and when she left, I felt the bed move.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 3-28-2007

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death' . It was the night I had a heart attack.

How do you consider the content of your experience?

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? No

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

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning

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

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes

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? There was love. I didn't want to come back here.

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

Did scenes from the future come to you? No

The experience included: Boundary

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes

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 best was when I went out of my body. The worst was the pain I experienced that night.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes They were amazed.