On December 26, 2006, I had an accident. I was clinically dead when my heart stopped for nine minutes. I was pronounced dead after six minutes of doctors trying to resuscitate me. It's only because a trainee nurse was given the opportunity to practice resuscitation on me after the doctors had stopped that I came back - how lucky was that! It makes me wonder about fate. My brain was starved of oxygen for some time but fortunately, as a result, I only suffer for some memory loss in which I can't remember periods of my life beforehand. Also something has happened since which at times I wonder if I gained an ability or a curse either way I have a better knowledge of things I find it a little scary and confusing. I'm looking for people who can help me to understand and people who know about the paranormal.
During my experience, it started as an outer body one; I was sat on the bed next to the one I was lying on watching myself being resuscitated. Then I was being pulled by my shoulders from behind. I turned my head to look and all I could see was darkness as if I was being taken into a dark cave. Then I remember as if I was roaming in this dark place with some small almost flash memories of other things, not people but (don't know hard to explain) I remember that it felt as if I was there for a very long time. I remember calling out and screaming in this place and remember not being heard, the more I think about it, it seems as if I was there for a lifetime.
When I came around, I was on my hospital bed in the intensive care unit ward where I had been for two days. Since then, I feel like I have some kind of a very sensitive sense to things.
Date NDE Occurred: 26th December 2006
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Heart attackSuicide attempt Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
How do you consider the content of your experience? Frightening
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? Normal consciousness and alertness In the cave.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? In the cave.
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
I felt as if I was there for many years.
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? Yes Into a dark cave.
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? Uncertain I felt that there were other beings with me and all around but more like they where shadows rather than more physical.
The experience included: Darkness
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? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Frightened.
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
The experience included: Special Knowledge
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
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? Conservative/fundamentalist none
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist none
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
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 I've become a bit of a loner.
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 Paranormal experience regularly.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
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