Experience Description

I had returned home after spending some time shopping with my mother. I put an item I had purchased at a garage sale in my storage area and went into the house. I suddenly had a severe crushing feeling in my chest. I grabbed the phone and sat down thinking I had done something unloading my purchase. I began to sweat profusely and at that time, I knew something was definitely wrong. I called 911 and explained the situation to the dispatcher. I began to get extremely tired and had to fight to keep talking to the dispatcher. I kept saying 'please hurry'. It seemed as though it took forever for the aid car to arrive. In reality, it was about 5 minutes. The medics loaded me on a gurney and into the aid car. I was still fighting to stay awake. I remember one of them asking if they could cut off my shirt. I thought 'Why do they want to do that?' At that point, I was looking down on myself watching the medic cut open my shirt. I wondered 'How am I seeing this?' Then I realized something was really wrong. The next thing I remember was being rolled into the emergency room.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: June 23 2006

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack Clinical death . I had suffered a heart attack.

How do you consider the content of your experience?

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? No

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was in and out, but during the experience itself I was aware of my surroundings and what was happening around me.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes Just the medic attending to me

Did you see an unearthly light? No

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was neither scared or upset. I guess curious would be the best descriptive word.

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 scenes from the future come to you? No

Did you come to a border or point of no return? No

God, Spiritual and Religion:

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Not afraid of death any longer.

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? No

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The pain of the heart attack was the worst. The best is that I survived and was able to quit smoking.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I don't know if they were influenced or not.

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