Experience Description

I think I already said everything. I passed out and emergency medical technicians carried me down from the second floor of my house. During that time, I saw a glorious golden light with a group of people standing there of all shapes and heights. I cannot remember faces but I felt happy and content. The emergency medical technicians were telling me to not tighten my arms so tight but I was unaware at the time. I can remember none of that. The emergency medical technicians put me on the gurney and shook me to wake up. At first, I didn't know where I was, but I felt sadness at waking up. Whenever I try to tell anyone, it's like disbelief to them, but inside, I know what I saw. That is why I'm trying to tell you. Maybe you will believe me. I even drew a picture to remind me. I can't forget what I saw.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 01/20/2004

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Allergic reaction Life threatening event, but not clinical death anaphylactic shock from antibiotic-aveloxAnaphylactic shock, I passed out while emergency medical technicians carried me down the stairs.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

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

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning I totally didn't know where I was when the emergency medical technicians woke me up.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Don't think so.

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 They were just a group of people, different sizes and heights, standing in a group. Some of them would be my relatives but no faces. Nothing communicated.

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes Golden light all around.

The experience included: Special Knowledge

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

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

Did you come to a border or point of no return? No

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate catholic

What is your religion now? Moderate catholic

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Closer to God.

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I can't explain because it was a golden light so bright, with a group of people all sizes. I couldn't see faces or can't remember them. But I felt welcome.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain My husband is laid off from his job (construction) waiting to be called back. I don't know if this is anything, but I told him that morning, God has a reason for everything. Had he not been home, I would have suffocated and died from the allergic reaction.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I think I know something is 'out there' and don't be scared of it.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I tried to tell everyone close to me. Some just say nothing, and let you talk. Others believe.

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? Think I've said it all. I felt like I was unconscious for a long time, but my husband said I wasn't.