Experience Description

On the night of February 3, 2002 I had a very strange dream (this story is not a dream as you will see later on).

I saw myself standing in an open, I guess the best words are, dead desert, there a was blackish grey sky and the ground was like hard dry cracked sand. In front of me were three hooded spirits with a well-like thing in front of them. It was long four to five feet in height with mercury type water in it. Though I never saw any faces or hands these spirits were asking me if I wanted to stay or go back. I honestly at this point can't explain it but I knew I wasn't dreaming it felt so real it was fearful. I said I wanted to go back. Then I was shown the well, with a terrible life ahead of me if I went back. I remember saying no, I want to go back, my kids need a father to grow up. The water froze and this incredible light appeared. It felt so bright it was overwhelming, though I couldn't see with my eyes; it felt as though I was seeing an image of Christ. He told me he would honor my request. I woke up feeling very strange yet alive and afraid even though I believed or wanted to believe it was just a dream.

Later that morning I went to work, had my calls as usual, nothing strange, didn't even think of my dream. Later that afternoon, I got a string call, nothing to with what I'm doing that day, very easy call (you would wish every day you had calls this easy), but it was out of the area I was working in. Even though I didn't want the call, I still did it as the company claimed they had nobody else. What I didn't know at the time is that the call was refused by another tech as it was too dangerous.

When I got there, it didn't seem like a big deal except for the fact that it was thirty feet in the air, but with a ladder it's not a big deal, I've done many calls like these. Oh well, I put my ladder up, made sure it was safe, then went up. I forgot something so I had to go back down. As I started to head down the ladder kicked out and I started to fall thirty feet with a hundred pound ladder.

As I was falling there was silence, no wind. It wasn't cold. There was the light there with me and I looked down and saw myself after I heard the crack of the ladder. I saw myself on the ground. I was thirty feet in the air with this powerful light. Instead of snow, I saw the light ahead of me with beautiful warmth. The light, that was with me, let me got the light. As I was in there, I felt a pause, where now I was with the light of Christ, and watched myself as though I was traveling back in time where I saw myself in bed, the void, and the accident. It was weird because it felt like I was at all places at the same time. As I saw everything, I felt the light telling me that he would honor my request to go back. I said I will go back, even though I feel like I wish, to stay I must go back.

As I descended back to my body something was said to me, all I remember is saying, 'I promise.' When I woke up there was a lady there and a whole bunch of people standing over me. 911 calls were placed stating that I had died. The first thing that I heard was the lady that was on top of me crying, then she became shocked that I woke up and said, 'You must have done good things for people and God let you live.' She then yelled to her husband who came over and said, 'You were dead, oh my God! You were dead, God let you live!' After that, police, ambulance, and firemen, all showed up and were shocked to see me alive with a bump on my head the size of a golf ball. I was rushed to hospital.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 2/3/2002

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Accident Clinical death I fell thirty feet onto concrete with a hundred-plus pound ladder.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I never gave much thought to this, but now I recall, in the void, I was in uniform (work clothes). In the end, I was one with the light.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? None.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning I just can't explain it, but it feels like I'm older than what I think myself to be.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Harmonic tone or feeling when I was in the light. Otherwise silence.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes When I went into the light there was an opening. Once in, it was like I was one with the light, and everyone in it.

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes See main narrative. Once in the light I could see and feel all life that was a part of the energy.

The experience included: Void

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes Incredible light appeared it felt so bright it was overwhelming though I couldn't see with my eyes it felt as though I was seeing an image of Christ. I flew into it. It was so amazing, overwhelming, it was like it was so hard to explain, it was as though I was one with the world, I knew everything, I felt everything, I was here and there it was as though I was one with the whole universe, it's just so beautiful words can't explain it.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I could see the worlds of the lives that were one with the light.

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

The experience included: Special Knowledge

The experience included: Life review

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control

The experience included: Vision of the future

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 Happy to go back for my children and wife but sad to leave.

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 When I don't think about it, I can see a person and know things about him, like what kind of person he/she is, or what they are planning (I can't really explain this one).

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes The feeling of peace joy love that was felt.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I can feel things around me as though spirits want to communicate with me.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? All I can say is the worst feeling was having to leave.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Some people think I'm crazy. Others think they can answer what happen scientifically. Others cry and some just don't want to talk to you again.

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? People that I meet usually like me more than before and for some reason trust me as though I have known them for years. I've even had people tell me, 'why did I just tell you all this?' Regarding their life. These being people I just meet and don't know at all and probably wouldn't give me the time of day.