I was sitting in church when my pastor had stood up to teach us. I felt like I was fading away, so I said to myself I will get up once the pastor gets up to teach and I will go home. I grabbed my purse to move and I just sit there and didn't move. As I went into this coma/or whatever you may want to call it I was not in the physical body but in a spiritual body. I saw these unearthly beings that were trying to pull me to their side. They were pulling at me from both sides and I was in a struggle with them not to go over to their side. I struggled very hard to get away from them. I cannot describe them at all. As soon as I got away from them, I saw a very bright, bright light and I began to move at the speed of light. Then I came back out of my coma, not realizing that I was still in church. At this time, church was over with. The paramedics were around me as well as the people in the church and I begin to hear people talk and call my name. I had no idea what had happen or that I was still at the church. I was very wet as though someone had poured water on me. My feet were swelling and looked as though they were bear claws. From what they told me I was out for at least ten to fifteen minutes. I kept saying to everyone who was around me how embarrassed I was that this happened to me. Of course, I was hospitalized for three days.
Date NDE Occurred: 'March 28, 2010'
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness I have diabetic. Other I was at church services
My sugar level dropped to 20.
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 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? Less consciousness and alertness than normal I was consciousness around 1:00 pm.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was consciousness around 1:00 pm.
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
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. As I said, I was fading away and this is why I wanted to leave the Service sooner.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I was not aware that I had passed out.
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 seemed as though, once I saw the bright light, I was passing so fast, again I was moving at the speed of light through the tunnel. I remember the bright light was more on the side of me than in front of me.
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 was struggling with the unearthly beings. They were in front of me, but on both sides. I have no idea what they looked like. All I know they were trying to pull me to their side.
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 The light was very bright.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm The light and me moving so fast. I cannot describe those unearthy beings.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Embarrassment and why did this happen to me?
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy
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 Yes, I have learned not to care for material things. Relationships with people (family and friends) are more important. I am very humble and will treat people with respect. Trust God and treat people with respect to.
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
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I did have a question to God of what this means and why this happen to me.
What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I did have a question to God of what this means and why this happen to me.
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
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 I am still trying to figure out what all this means.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I just want to live longer.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain I cannot recall the unearthly beings that I was struggling with to keep from going over on the other side.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes When reading the Bible, I always wondered why no one talked about death in the Bible.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The unearthly beings that I cannot describe. The light and the struggling I was doing.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Maybe two hours. They were somewhat aware of life after death. They perhaps thought that a death angel had came to get me. But Jesus was the light who saved me. I don't think they were influenced.
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 happened, no reason to make up this. I have never experienced anything like this in my life.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I don't just make up anything like this. There is no reason to do so.
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? It was an experience that I will never forget.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? None.