I had dreamt days earlier of a woman, a friend’s wife, who I know in real life and had offered me food (I refused in real life). She was telling me I would pass away, and I told her that I wouldn’t. She told me that my driver would die instead. I did not and still do not understand this, even now. For years, I had been experiencing sharp pain within my body. That had nothing to do with the woman. On the very day I had this out of body experience I had gone to sleep in the three bedroom flat where I live alone, which is one of six in a block of flats.I suddenly saw myself standing in a place beside a man standing by a boat or small ship. He looked like glass and white with a fluorescent like appearance. This was how the boat and I looked too. The man never said anything to me. I wasn’t sure, but I felt he had brought me in the boat from Earth. It appeared that I was the only passenger. I couldn’t remember getting into the boat, or off it, or how long the journey had been. Maybe I was never in the boat. I remember vividly the point I started moving. It appeared the man was waiting for something to happen, like he knew it would. Something moved me forward, though not violently. It was peaceful. I can’t remember making any effort, or my feet moving in a walk. I then saw a not too big tunnel, which went downward. I am six feet tall, and that tunnel may not have been more than twelve feet wide. It looked metallic, glassy and white. The place almost looked like a factory area, for it was clean and serene, although it was not as bright as the man himself. There was a coolness to the light and it was not very bright. I then started flowing effortlessly down the tunnel. I could not see what was at the end. I heard no sound and no voice. Suddenly I halted in space and ceased going down. Then I turned back and saw yet another man, more authoritative looking than the first. He was speechless and hoisted me very effortlessly from my garment and started moving me up. As he lifted me out of the tunnel, I heard myself telling myself ‘So this is how I could have died’. Instantly I woke up.
Date NDE Occurred: Last week of September 2011
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death'
I was bleeding inside my body, but didn't know it then.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Both pleasant AND unpleasant and/or frightening
The experience included: Out of body experience
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? Less consciousness and alertness than normal I don’t really know for sure, but I was following a process I had no control over and couldn’t say no to. Nobody spoke to me, yet I was obeying. I was not even out rightly afraid.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I was moving towards the tunnel and started descending.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast
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. My vision didn't differ.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. There was no single sound - no noise, just quiet.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out
The experience included: Tunnel
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes I started flowing down, but I didn’t get far before I was hoisted back by the second, apparently higher, being.
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: 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? Uncertain The environment was cool. There was no very bright light. The men and I were brighter than any light, yet we were not covered in intense light.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Some unfamiliar and strange place I knew I was not on Earth and this is how I was able to explain the presence of the boat after then experience, when I was awake. The tunnel appeared to be the next phase of the journey, and the second man stopped me entering that.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I had a submissive emotion with no anger, no adrenaline and no surge of energy. It was when I was waking up that I discovered I had almost died.
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 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? No
The experience included: Boundary
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 importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Greatly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Protestant Christian (Pentecostal).But i believe i have not totally been faithfull to God
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Protestant I am doing my best to strenghten my relationship with God
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 I WAS THOUGHT IN MY PENTECOSTAL CHRISTIAN RELIGION AND BELIEVE THAT AFTER DEATH THERE IS JUDGEMENT CARRIED OUT BY GOD AND JESUS CHRIST THE SON OF GOD
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I know even more than before that at the end of our lives all mankind has a destination, to be in the presence of the Creator and to be judged.
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
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 SINCERELY, I AM NOT SURE.BUT KNOW LATER AFTER I WOKE THAT THE MAN WHO PULLED ME UP IS JESUS THE CHRIST.HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN SAVE FROM DEATH.IT WAS HOWEVER DIFFICULT TO KNOW IF THE MEN WERE CAUCASIAN OR BLACK AFRICAN.I ALMOST LOOKED LIKE THEM: WHITIS
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? No
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God definitely exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Yes I WAS SAVED FROM DESCENDING INTO THE TUNNEL BY A SUPREME BEING.THERE WAS ORDERLINESS AND PURPOSEFULNESS THAT COMES FROM A SUPREME BEING
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? Yes That I had been halted from total death or passing through the whole course. I was brought to that realm as I was bleeding inside to death. I assume it was to be judged for my life on earth.
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Yes THAT WE WERE TO LIVE AND AFTER THAT COME TO THE REALM WHERE I FOUND MYSELF.IT WAS EVIDENT THAT I WAS DIEING.ALL HUMAN BEINGS WILL SURELY DIE ONE DAY.
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife definitely exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes YES , THE TUNNEL MUST HAVE LED TO ANOTHER ACTIVITY AND IS A DESTINATION TO A PLACE FOR LIFE , EVIDENTLY SPIRITUALLY AFTER DEATH ON EARTH
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I greatly feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I greatly 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? Greatly fearful in living my earthly life
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? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes THE SECOND MAN'S ACT OF SAVING ME FROM DIEING AND ALLOWING ME TO RETURN TO BECOME A LIVING AGAIN
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I am more conscious that what I do with others now is very important for my future in another life.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I am still stunned, because I almost died. I don't know how best to describe my experience.
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 as accurately as other life events that occurred around the time of the experience I AM AWARE OF THE PREVIOUS DREAM I HAD.I KNEW IN A WAY THAT THIS IS A REVELATION , NOT ACTUALLY A DREAM.THIS FROM THE MOMENT I MOVED AWAY FROM THE FIRST MAN AND BOAT IS STILL VERY VIVID IN MY MIND.I WROTE IT DOWN IMMEDIATELY.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Willingness to serve God and worship him even more.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I shared it at a Christian night vigil with church leaders, four days after the experience. They were really influenced. The Pastor pointed out that there is a thin separation between life and death, and we have to be careful as Christians.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes In written church testimonies and controversies.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real I am still stunned by the reality, and knew without a doubt that I almost died.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I am still stunned. My mind has not stopped telling me that I had a narrow escape. The reality registered with my faith.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? It is to reiterate that I am scared by the reality of my experience.
Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Uncertain
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