Experience Description

I went into a sudden coma as I was walking along on the street. It happened in Barcelona, on a central street and near the Medical Hospital and the fire station. I fell to the ground as if dead, with complete loss of consciousness. After a while, a firefighter, recognizing the symptoms of hypoglycemic coma, took me to the hospital's Emergency Room. There they performed the necessary treatment. During all this time, I was unconscious and my blood sugar level had dropped to nearly zero. Upon hearing the voice of a few female doctors, among many others (my room appeared full of people although I did not see them) - 'He's returning, he's returning!' - I felt disgust.

And that's the part that is difficult to explain. Everyone sees lights and tunnels. Not me. My experience was, in a certain way, the inverse of this. From the sensation of disgust, I instinctively deduced (no means of rationalization whatsoever) that I had come back from a dark and silent world - but a happy one. Something like being in your mother's womb. I realize it's not a common experience, but it's mine. That day I totally lost the fear of death. There were no judges, nor reprimands, nor a review of your errors. I simply passed onto something similar to a purely spiritual hibernation.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 1976

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness Other Coma hipoglucémico profundo <10mg/l en sangre. Deep coma. Absence of glucose in the blood.

How do you consider the content of your experience?

Did you feel separated from your body? No
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? Less consciousness and alertness than normal Upon returning.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Upon returning.

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 Neither time nor space. Only PEACE.

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: Void

The experience included: Darkness

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? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Un sentimiento admimensional

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

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 Without wanting it, sometimes I intuit small things that will happen.

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

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Moderate

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? Yes There exists another form of life. The next step is a waiting, although I don't know what comes after the waiting, nor how long it lasts. The duration doesn't bother me because it is like a dream.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes The sensation upon returning.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes

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.

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