I can remember it was 1976 or 1977. We lived in Helsinki. In my experience, I saw myself in a different Helsinki district setting, but everything was in silver tones, even the lawn was silver-ish. A voice said to me, 'See that young boy biking so happily there? He was run over by a truck'.
The same male voice said to me 'See that lady over there', and he led me to a normal-appearing house - which didn't exist in the material world. It was located at Haaga central square.
I was led in a corridor, which was flooded by an immense overflow of light - I cannot describe it better.
Suddenly there was an immensely brilliant light, which came off one of the ground floor apartments. There was a friendly but extremely authoritative male voice, which said I must tell everything.
Suddenly I was in hospital, hanging off from the ceiling not unlike a bat. I fell on the bed in my body. When I regained consciousness, I began to vomit.
Date NDE Occurred: 1976 or 1977
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Fatal drug overdose Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) Clinical death due to heroin overdose. Lethal drug overdose.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
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? More consciousness and alertness than normal N/A.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? N/A.
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 Time appeared to stretch and distort.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? Everything appeared silver-ish and translucent, yet more intense than in the everyday world. The bright light in the corridor and apartment was not every day physical light and looking at it did not hurt, yet it was immensely brilliant.
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Tones were fuller than usual.
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 The corridor in the house, which was filled with immensely bright light.
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
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 A little boy riding a bicycle; the voice told he was run over by a truck; and a lady. The voice told who they were.
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? Yes Immensely bright light which was not the everyday physical light.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Another realm which resembled a familiar hometown district, but where everything was made from silvery substance.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Relief, peace, uncertainty.
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
The experience included: Special Knowledge
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? Liberal none
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Liberal
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
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 The voice told 'you must tell everything.'
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain Because I am submitting another person's 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? N/A.
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 definately not real A probable hallucination caused by heroin; but heroin is not a hallucinogenic, and the experience was not similar as drug-induced hallucinations.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was probably real. The experience resembles more the documented near-death experiences than any hallucinations, drug-induced or otherwise.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes A couple of heroin overdoses, one of which produced a type II, negative (Void) NDE.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? N/A.