Experience Description

Motorcar accident. Head injuries. The back of my head was ripped open when I flew out of the car. It was about 16:15 the afternoon. I can't remember anything for three months. That night at about 22:00 my heart stopped and I stopped breathing. The doctor was at my side at the time and was able to get my heartbeat and breathing back. I was in a coma for about ten days and in intensive care for about sixteen days. I had no control over any of my body functions. I was of work for five months but it took me almost two years to recover (rehabilitate). I had to read, write and walk again.

The experience was like this:

I was standing in a room with a coffin in front of me. A man was standing next to me. I didn't look at him, but was aware of his presence. I asked him why I was there. He said to me it is my coffin and I should get into it. I said that I am not ready to die, because of all the things I did in the past that was sinful and wrong (my divorce included). He (I then realized it was Jesus) spoke to me and said that He paid for my sins two thousand years ago, that I must not be afraid. I will not die, but I must focus on Him and He will bring me in contact with people and opportunities where He will use me. Remember, I had head injuries and could not remember things for a few months, so I believe that God spoke directly to my spirit.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: March 22, 2003

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident. Direct head injury Motorcar accident. Head injuries. The back of my head was ripped open when I was flung out of the car. It was about 16.15 the afternoon. I can't remember anything for 3 months. That night at about 22.00, my heart stopped and I stopped breathing. The d Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) Car crash injury to the head. Stopped breathing and heart stopped.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes
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? More consciousness and alertness than normal I spoke to Jesus Himself.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I believe that this experience happened at the time when I stopped breathing and was clinical dead. I was aware of this experience the whole time, although I can't remember a thing about the accident and for three months afterwards.

Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning

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 I describe it elsewhere.

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

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No I felt peace.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? None.

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 I felt guilty for all the things I did wrongly in the past. I didn't feel forgiven for it.

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 Christian

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes

What is your religion now? Moderate Christian

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes

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? No

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes

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? Yes I am able to sense things more.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I know now that Jesus really lives and paid for our sins. I also know that there is an afterlife.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes With everyone I know. I was ordered by God to tell everybody.

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. About three months.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. It is part of my life.

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