Experience Description

I found myself inside a tube that was like a bank deposit chute. Between my hospital bed and the chute, I don't know what happened. I knew there were 16 of these chutes in a perfect circle all pointing down. The chutes were each 40 feet long from what I could see, but they went on infinitely beyond that. I had landed at my destination and was head first into the bottom of my chute. These chutes were very tight, so I was held tight looking straight down at the bottom of the chute. There were people in each of the chutes, all head first down. The tubes were made of beautiful 6 inch thick crystal glass and people were lining up behind me face down. I knew I was getting out soon because a door would open at my chute and there were huge numbers of people walking around like in a city (a beautiful city with no dirt). The 16 chutes would rotate and one person was let out. Then there would be quietness, and then it would rotate and the next person would get out. Finally, my chute got very hot and I was miserable, but not more than 95 degrees F. It didn't burn me. My door then opened and I literally fell out of the chute and rolled into the city. There were normal people in clothes but they were all perfect without a scar or blemish. Kings and princesses in robes were walking about everywhere and the carpet were pure velvet. From that point on, I have no recollection of anything.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 05/20/05

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes AccidentDirect head injury Life threatening event, but not clinical death Accident with broken back and coma.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? No No

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

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? The whole time.

Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning There was no time.

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 It was an infinitely long tunnel that was 6 inches thick of crystal clear glass.

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 People were standing with their feet at my forehead, but they didn't care that I was new and didn't say hello. They were all super beautiful.

The experience included: 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? No Regular light, nothing more than normal.

The experience included: A landscape or city

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm The landscape/city was like DisneyWorld and Kings and princes, plus common folk walked around in beautiful clothes. The chairs and furniture were ornate gold/velvet carpets/curtains/lots of red velvetty furnishings.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt safe and had no fear.

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness

Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness

Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world

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? Moderate Catholic

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes More prayer and charity work.

What is your religion now? Moderate Catholic

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes More prayer and charity work.

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? Yes I knew I was safe. There either was or there wasn't time - it wasn't an issue.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Better friendships with trustworthy people.

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 beauty.

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 probably real I kept it to myself (crazy?)

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real It was 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? Thank you for your site.