Experience Description

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 04-23-98

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Accident I was involved in a critical accident where my heart stopped 7 minutes and right when I was resuscitated, I went into an instant comma for 2 weeks.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I saw my Grandmother who was deceased for about two years. She was holding my hand assuring me everything was going to be o.k.

Did you see an unearthly light? No

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

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control

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

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist

After the NDE:

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? The fact that I got the chance to see my grandmother holding my hand. I was laying down on the hospital bed and I could see her holding my hand. That was the best.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? No

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No