I WAS TOLD AFTERWARDS THAT I WAS DYING AND MY SONS WERE CALLED TO MY BEDSIDE.
I WAS IN A COMA. IN THE EXPERIENCE, I WAS TRANSPORTED VERY FAST THROUGH A TUNNEL. SO MUCH SO THAT I COULD FEEL THE SENSATION OF BEING PULLED THROUGH ON MY ARMS AND LEGS.
AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL THERE WERE BRIGHT OVERHEAD LIGHTS. I WENT THROUGH THE LIGHT, AND WAS IN A RED BRICK ROOM (WALLS AND FLOOR). IT WAS VERY COLD AND MY FEET WERE FREEZING.
I WAS IN FRONT OF JESUS CHRIST AND BEHIND HIM WERE MY DECEASED FATHER AND PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER IN THE CLOTHES WE BURIED THEM IN. IT WAS LIKE AN EL GRECO PAINTING. EVERYONE WAS VERY SOMBER AND SERIOUS. CHRIST ASKED ME IF I WAS READY TO DIE AND I RESPONDED, ‘YES’. HE SAID YOU HAVE TO GO BACK BECAUSE OF YOUR SON CHRISTOPHER (AGE 20 AT THE TIME AND LIVING WITH ME). MY GRANDMOTHER WAS PRAYING THE ROSARY IN ITALIAN IN A LOW VOICE. MY FATHER NEVER SAID A WORD AND LOOKED VERY SAD AND SERIOUS. I TOLD CHRIST HE HAS A BROTHER AND SISTER-IN-LAW, AND JESUS JUST SHOOK HIS HEAD NO.
WITH THAT I WAS RETURNED TO THE TUNNEL, PULLED THROUGH BACK AND WOKE UP IN MY HOSPITAL BED.
WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS, I IMPROVED VASTLY AND LEFT THE HOSPITAL IN A FEW DAYS MUCH TO THE ASTONISHMENT OF MY SONS.
Date NDE Occurred: 7/15/87
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness Life threatening event, but not clinical death I WAS IN A COMA.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive
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 IN A COMA.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? MY GRANDMOTHER PRAYING.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes THE TUNNEL SEEMED NARROW AND I WAS PULLED THROUGH IT AND FELT THE SENSATION ON MY ARMS AND LEGS.
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes JESUS CHRIST, MY FATHER, MY GRANDMOTHER.
The experience included: Light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes LIGHTS ABOVE ME AS IF THERE WERE MILLIONS OF LIGHT BULBS.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm A RED BRICK ROOM WHICH WAS VERY COLD.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? HAPPY TO LEAVE LIFE, BUT SAD WHEN I THOUGHT OF MY CHILDREN.
The experience included: Special Knowledge
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe A MISSION, MY SON.
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control I REALIZED HOW MUCH MY YOUNGER SON CHRISTOPHER NEEDED ME.
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
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 CHRIST TOLD ME I HAD TO GO BACK.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Conservative/fundamentalist
What is your religion now? Moderate
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes PAID MORE ATTENTION TO MY SON.
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 ATTENDED PSYCHIC CLASSES AND LEARNED TO READ THE TAROT.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? FEAR AND THE FEELING OF EXTREME COLD.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes USUAL REACTION, DISBELIEF. NO INFLUENCE.
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 THINK ABOUT IT DAILY AND WONDER ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME.