Well, I'm not the one who had the NDE, it was my father, but since he doesn't have a computer and he has told me the story many times, I'll tell it to you the best I can. Everything happened when he was more or less twenty-three or twenty-four years old. (He was born in 1954.) He had an infected molar so he went to the registered nurse/medical assistant so they would give him an injection of penicillin. He didn't know he was allergic! When the assistant gave him the injection, he got up and took a few steps towards his car to leave when, all of a sudden, he vomited. He noticed that his body seemed to swell up. The doctor - who was still very near - placed him on a stretcher and quickly realized, 'He's allergic!'
But as he searched for the antidote or remedy my father felt as if 'something' left his body (his soul, an energy); something which weighed nothing, and he started upwards rapidly, very, very high up - higher, he says, than the clouds. He didn't see the doctor nor did he see anyone down below. He also didn't even think of those below. It was as if he didn't remember them. He doesn't remember a light - or something defined as such - just that everything was very light and that he could move from one side to the other very quickly without tiring and without being thirsty. What he does remember is that he was looking for someone or something, but there was hardly any time, as the doctor injected the antidote and he returned to his body. That's the part he remembers least: how he returned to his body.
Date NDE Occurred: Around 1968
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Allergic reaction Life threatening event, but not clinical death . I had an allergic reaction to the penicillin that almost cost me my life.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I clearly left my body and existed outside it
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness I was conscious the whole time.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was conscious 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 I believe that time doesn't exist there/up there. It's like a huge infinite space.
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? No
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? Uncertain It was not a light at the end of the tunnel as such, or anything like that. Everything was light.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm si, era como ir corriendo por encima de las nubes incluso
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt well, without thirst, without feeling tired. I searched for someone or something but there was no time to find it.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
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? Conservative/fundamentalist católico
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I believe that God has much to do with what exists after death.
What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist católico
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I believe that God has much to do with what exists after death.
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? Uncertain
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes The part about returning to the body.
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? Yes, the sensation of being able to 'run' freely, without being tired, without thirst, without pain.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I told my girlfriend as soon as it happened, and my daughter, when she was older. (I didn't have my daughter when it happened.) Yes, they remain very positively affected, I believe. They have lost their fear of death, etc.
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. It was a real as this now is real. On top of that, it happened twenty-five years ago and I remember it as if only five minutes had passed.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? No. It's fine the way it is.