Nathan L NDE

Experience Description

I was having a drink with a friend at a bar. Then we went to his car to leave. I sat in the car.

The next thing I noticed is that I was floating above my body as they carried me into my parents' home. I watched them give me CPR. I saw my mother was in total disarray and in tears. Everyone seemed to be in a panic but responded quickly. They took turns giving me CPR. My brother had to take a break while waiting for the ambulance. As the paramedics arrived, they immediately cut off my shirt. I was choking out blood and foaming at the mouth. I clearly remember they shocked me four times. The paramedic said, 'We will try and resuscitate him in the ambulance.' They tried again. They placed me in the ambulance. I was in the ambulance and above my body watching them place the tubes in me.

I was in peace, warm and happy. We arrived at the hospital. I floated above them and into an operating room as they rolled me onto my side. Black liquid came out. I saw what everyone was wearing and where my family was standing. They all were in tears. My family was praying. At that time, I saw a bright light in a field and I saw Jesus. He reached out and grabbed my hand. He told me, 'Don't be afraid.' I was at peace the whole time. I could clearly see him. He did the sign of the cross and told me it wasn't my time.

I woke up on life support. The doctors said it was a miracle. I had less than 1% chance of living and my brain would be dead. But 0% chance of waking up with nothing wrong with me. I'm still here after numerous tests. I told my parents in detail what happened and they said that is impossible, but you are right. There isn't anything wrong with me other than the things that were wrong with me before. My faith and happiness are restored. I feel closeness with animals, people and life. My understanding of where things come from is extremely more intelligent. I am grateful and humbled by the Grace of Jesus Christ. It restored my family's faith also. It brought us closer.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: july 2010

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack CPR given Respiratory arrest, I aspirated into my lungs. Went 26 minutes with no heart beat Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function) I went 26 minutes with no heartbeat.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I saw Jesus Christ the Lord. He had brown hair, blue-green eyes and was wearing a flowing white and cream shirt. There were flowing grains of grass and blue sky with bright white clouds, sunflowers and animals in the background. The tone of his voice was peaceful but clear 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 I had no fear and I had faith.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was above my body. I was aware and in a warm happy, peaceful state. I was in Heaven.

Were your thoughts speeded up? No

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning It was just peaceful. Like it was going to last forever and I knew I was going to see my family soon.

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

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 Animals

The experience included: Unearthly 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 Massive amount of soft glow before I could see Him appear

The experience included: A landscape or city

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Heaven

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peaceful, graceful, relaxed, warm, happy

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 or purpose

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe It’s all about LOVE and Faith.

Did scenes from your past come back to you? No

The experience included: Awareness of the future

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 importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Not important to me

What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic I had lost my faith completely before this event

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I became a strong catholic.

What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me

What is your religion now? Christian- Catholic

Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I was saved.

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

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 The Lord Jesus Christ

Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them

Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? Yes Jesus

During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? Yes What I experienced

During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Yes That we all will see our loved ones eventually and we all will be peaceful.

Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God probably exists

During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Yes I immediately understood that God is Love and my faith is necessary for my family. God definitely exists.

Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God definitely exists

Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:


During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No

Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are not meaningful and significant

During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Yes To pass on faith to others

Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? I was uncertain if an afterlife exists

Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists No

Did you fear death prior to your experience? I greatly feared death

Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death

Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Greatly fearful in living my earthly life

Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life

Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are not meaningful and significant

Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are meaningful and significant

Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No

During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? Yes Have faith and love and it will be fine.

Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Slightly compassionate toward others

During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes To fear is to have no faith.

Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others

What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life Everything

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Towards the positive

After the NDE:


Was the experience difficult to express in words? No

How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience.

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? Everything

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Some enjoyed the experience, but if I save one, it was a good deed.

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

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? It is clearly embedded into my memory.