Experience Description

I began feeling a lack of air that got increasingly worse. I tried to get into the ambulance but I was so sick I couldn't do it even sitting down. I can't even remember everything that happened on the way to the hospital. I remember entering the hospital and being spoken to. After this, I remember:

There was a cone shaped tunnel that had walls made of a kind of gray cloud, pleasant to the touch. Inside this tunnel, it was very clear with a white light. I slowly went up in the tunnel and when I arrived at the widest part, I saw a lovely green field with a wood fence. Inside this fence were many people. I recognized one of my relatives who had died and another person who was still living. When I was very, very near to this fence some of the people joined hands and from this union emerged a very elastic, enormous gray colored hand with white rays that pushed me back away. I noticed that some people collaborated in the joining of hands, and others did not. My relative was not happy about what was happening and did not help like the person who is still alive. There was one person who smiled at me but I wasn't able to identify that person as someone I knew. I repeated this experience five or six times with the same outcome for me. I wasn't hurt, I felt no pain, I was inside the soft tunnel and with a great sense of well-being. At no time did I feel any discomfort. I have good memories of this experience and I was left with the sensation that the act of dying is good.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 05/30/1995

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness Edema agudo do pulmão Other Várias Paragens cardio respiratórias Death.

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 lost awareness of my body

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 I was very aware of the details.

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

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 hearing differ in any way from normal? The sounds were far away.

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 There was a cone shaped tunnel.

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 Inside this fence there were many people. I recognized one of my relatives who had died and another person who is still alive.

The experience included: Void

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 There was a white light.

The experience included: A landscape or city

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm o que vi foi um lindo campo verde com uma cerca de madeira

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Wellbeing, peace, happiness.

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

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 was given the feeling that the people who joined together to make the hand that pushed me away, wanted me to go back. At the height of all this I was confused as to why my relative was against my going back. I had a great feeling of longing and wanted to be with him.

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future I came to have the certainty that all who pass on are okay and are at peace, which allows me to live through this passage with calmness because I know that one day I will be okay and peaceful.

The experience included: Boundary

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain I knew I could easily go inside the fence and that I would be okay there, but they didn't let me!

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

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

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? Yes I became more self-controlled.

After the NDE:

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 sensation of tranquility was particularly impressive.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes The people were attentive and curious.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I never paid much attention.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real. I can still remember everything even today as if it had just happened.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. I can still remember everything even today as if it had just happened.

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 was very good.