Experience Description

I would rather not describe the experience at this point. However, I had internal bleeding.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 4/29/00

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness Ruptured Gastro-Duodenal Artery Clinical death Internal bleeding.

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 was standing across the room watching them work on me.

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

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning Not sure I can describe it.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Oh yes!

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes A beautiful amber glow.

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

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Relief, peace. Joy, no pain, even happiness.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe Personal things about myself that have as of now not yet come to pass.

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 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 I was told I couldn't go, I wasn't finished yet. I was quite upset and angry. I told them I was tired, worn out and ready to go.

God, Spiritual and Religion:

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I would rather not at this time.

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes What I saw.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes The abilities I had before were stronger more defined.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I'm still thinking about that.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Mixed, some believed, some figured drugs, and others weren't sure. The one doctor came in every morning and told me they didn't save me, God had to have. He figured with me not being religious, I must have really been looking for answers.

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? Not at this time.