Marlin C NDE

Experience Description 5329

It started out like indigestion, so I took some Rolaids and it went away.  I thought that was it.  About 15 minutes later it came back, so I took some more.  The same thing, it went away.  Then it came back, and I took more Rolaids, but this time it didn't go away.  The pain came up into the center of my chest and it felt like my chest was going to explode.  I started to panic a little because I had never experienced anything like it before.  I called 911 and the ambulance came.  They were taking a long time to get me ready to transport.  They had a beginner on, and he was trying put an IV in my arm and was having no success.  On the way to hospital, they were taking their sweet time about it.  They were driving normal speed and had the flashing lights on until the attendant called the hospital on the radio and told them my symptoms.  The person on the other end said, my God, he's having a massive heart attack - get him here quick!  Then they turned on the siren and sped up.<br><br>When we got to the hospital I was in the emergency room and the doctor asked me if I had been smoking crack cocaine, I told him no.  I had two more trainees trying to put IVs in my arms.  As they were working, the doctor asked me again about the coke.  Again, I said no.  He told me the reason was that, if I had, he was going to give me a new type of blood thinner and, if had smoked crack, I would bleed out and die.  Just as they started to put the medicine in, my heart stopped and I died.<br><br>The instant I died I was standing in front of the brightest light I have ever seen, but it didn't hurt my eyes to look at it.  I was standing in pitch blackness and then this voice came into my head telling me to step into the light, so I thought to myself, 'I don't know about that, I've never experienced anything like this before.'  Then the voice said it again so I stepped into the light.  It's hard to explain the feeling I had when I first stepped in it.  It was like every cell in my body came alive with the most exhilarating feeling of love like you have never felt in all your life.  The first thing I felt was an overpowering feeling of love, then came peace, and then came contentment.  I was only dead about two or three minutes but it took me about a minute to recuperate from that.  Then I started looking around and I saw flowers and trees.  Everything around me felt like it was emanating love towards me, and then all of a sudden I was looking at the doctor's face.  I was so mad that he had done that that I grabbed his shirt collar and asked him why he did that.  He pointed to my wife and mother and said, 'They told me to!'  I've been wanting to go back ever since!!!

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 'January 28,2000'

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) I had a massive heart attack on both sides of heart.

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 clearly left my body and existed outside it

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 When I stepped into the light.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I stepped into the light.

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 It seemed like time stood still.

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I'm blind in my right eye. I have been since three years old, and after entering the light I could see with both eyes.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. It was like everything just went into your head without hearing.

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? No

Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

The experience included: Darkness

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 When I died I was instantly at the light in less time that it takes for your heart to beat.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm only what i described in my exp.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? The overwhelming feeling of love and peace and contentment.

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness

Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy

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 learned where we came from.

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's 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

God, Spiritual and Religion:


What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes Now I know from my experience and from reading other peoples experiences that a lot of the stuff the bible talks about is not quite right.

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Now I know from my experience and from reading other peoples experiences that a lot of the stuff the bible talks about is not quite right.

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 Only with GOD.

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? It relieved my fear of dying. Before the experience I was always afraid of dying.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Shared with some family the next day.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes Just what I had seen on TV or read about.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real It brought me closer to God.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real It was very real. I don't care what others say that it came from the drugs they gave me.

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? No, except I would like to go back.



Experience Description 3754

I was having a heart attack and the ambulance took me to the hospital. I was in the emergency room on the gurney and two assistants were putting IV's in my arms when a clot came up the main vein in my heart and shut off the flow of blood. I died.

As soon as I died I was standing in total darkness, and right in front of me was the brightest light you had ever seen in your life but it did not hurt your eyes to look at it. Then this voice came from the light saying to me 'step into the light, step into the light.' At first, I was scared because I had never been in a situation like that before. After the voice repeated the saying again, I stepped into the light. When I did it hit me like a ton of bricks!!! The first thing I felt was overwhelming LOVE!!! The next thing I felt was true peace and contentment, it seemed like I was home!

Unfortunately, I was only dead for a couple of minutes. I was starting to get over how I felt and started to look around saw like a garden of sorts. The colors were so brilliant and so rich, nothing like here on earth.

As I was looking around, the next thing I know, I'm looking at the doctor's face as I opened my eyes! I was so angry with him for bringing me back to life. I asked why he had done that and he said that my wife and mother had asked him to. I wish the doctor had left me dead but I know that GOD is not ready for me yet or he would have let me stay! That's about it!

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: jan.28 2000

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) Heart attack.

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 As soon as I was dead.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? As soon as I was dead.

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

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. The colors were so brilliant and beautiful and bold. Nothing like earth.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. The voice in the light was like going direct to your mind, not your ears.

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? No

Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

The experience included: Darkness

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 I died and then I was standing in total darkness.

The experience included: A landscape or city

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? The most tremendous amount of love I have ever felt in my life. It's like nothing you have ever felt. I also felt peace and contentment that I had never felt in this world.

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness

Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy

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 learned part of what happens to you after death. Before that I was afraid to die, but now I'm not.

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's 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

God, Spiritual and Religion:


What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I strive to do better.

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I strive to do better.

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? No

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

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Only a few days.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No