I was in a dimly lit room. Across from me was a shaft of light from the ceiling going down at an angle to the right and through the floor. On my left was my deceased seven year old grandson and my deceased eighteen month old granddaughter to my right passing by me with the Lord Jesus. A voice in my head said the light was the light of truth and love going from heaven to earth. Then in my head, I heard my grandchildren say you must go back and take care of our sister. I walked toward them and looked down and saw a bed, by it was my living granddaughter and my wife. Next thing I knew I was opening my eyes and saw my granddaughter my first words were to her I came back for you.
Date NDE Occurred: 8/15/03
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Life threatening event, but not clinical death My motorcycle hit a car and another car ran over me.
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
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Same level throughout the experience.
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
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 My two deceased grandchildren and the lord Jesus. Lord said the light with the light of truth and love sent from heaven to earth. The grandchildren told me I must go back and take care of their sister.
The experience included: Darkness
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 I saw a shaft of light across from me going at an angle from the ceiling through the floor.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? My only emotion was curiosity.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
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
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? Conservative/fundamentalist
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I attend church now on a regular basis and read the Bible regularly, which I did not do before.
What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I attend church now on a regular basis and read the Bible regularly, which I did not do before.
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 That the light was the light of truth and love going from heaven to earth. And that I must take care of my granddaughter.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I am much more loving and caring in my relationships. Less cynical and have lost any fear of death.
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? When I saw the bed and realized it was probably me in it from above I realized something had happened to me, them instantly I was back in my body.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Immediately, most were moved by the experience.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I had read some articles about it. I don't believe it affected me.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real. The experience has not diminished in impact to this day fifteen months later.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. I view it as an experience of the other side where my probable death was stopped and I was sent back to continue my life. I had many disabilities at the time and should not have survived. I believe I was needed here by my granddaughter and was shown what I saw to help me understand why I was being sent back.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No