Experience Description

I met my late father (he died twenty years previously from the date of my NDE). He was standing with my late uncle (he died about fifteen years previously). I didn't talk to my uncle, but my father was very surprised to see me. I was just so happy to see him. He asked me, 'Why are you here?' I said, 'I don't know.' Then, he said, 'You must go back.' Well, the place was so peaceful and wonderful, my whole feeling of pain and sadness were gone, and I just wanted to be with him in that place. I said, 'No, I don't want to go back.' He yelled at me and said, 'You must go, this is not a place for you!' I cried. I didn't want to leave there at all. I called him, 'Daddy!' Then, I woke up from a coma. When I saw my family by my side, the first thing I said was, 'I met a daddy.' Everyone thought I was still in a dream.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: September 1990

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes AccidentDirect head injury Life threatening event, but not clinical death I had a head injury and was in coma for a few days.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

Did you feel separated from your body? No
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 think, at that time, my focus was very strong that I just wanted to stay there, nothing else.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I cried and refused to go back.

Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual

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 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

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 I met my father and my uncle, both were dead for many years.

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

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm It was a while color scene and it smelled good and beautiful.

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peaceful and wonderful, free from emotional pain.

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

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future I think I became more sensitive to what is going on around 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 Christian

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I started to believe more into a spiritual way to believe God.

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist Spiritual

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I started to believe more into a spiritual way to believe God.

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 Since I became more sensitive to others' feelings as well as my own, I tend to choose a relationship that gives me an emotional satisfaction.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes There are no words to describe my experience.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain I sense peoples' pain more and am sensitive to others' feelings.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? One dream (wish) that I had since my father died was to see him again. I almost thought about it every day, then I met him through NDE after twenty-two years. Since that day, I never had the same wish anymore.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes A few days after my experience.

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. I clearly remembered what I spoke to my father.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. A lot of things in my life happened to be good ones. I definitely believe that my father is watching over 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? This experience definitely gave me a chance to investigate a meaning of my own life.