I saw myself lying on the bed face down but yet I was viewing it from above as if I were floating above my body. Then I was taken through the roof and up into a dark space where there were many tiny colored lights and I was traveling past them. I had the feeling that these lights were very familiar to me but there was a single very bright light in the far distance that I was being pulled toward at great speed. I wanted to go toward that very intense light and then, as if there was a rope tied around my waist, I was reeled backwards again passing all the same little familiar lights and found myself in the body-bag experiencing great pain as I was stiff from being dead for such a long time. It was extremely difficult to move any part of my body as the pain was extreme. I did however regain my life and functions and managed to roll myself off some kind of table. When I hit the floor, many came to see what had happened and then they opened the bag. I was very much alive and well after being there for twenty-nine minutes! My life had not been the same since!
Date NDE Occurred: January 14,1879
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Accident Declared dead by smoke inhalation due to a house fire Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) Was declared DOA and for 29 minutes. Was toe tagged in a body bag awaiting to be transported to hospital morgue
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 No
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 It was much more intense than a normal state.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? There was no time that I was not at a high level of what I would deem conscious.
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 your vision differ in any way from normal? Saw things that words can not describe - perhaps at the molecular level would be the closest I could explain.
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? It was deafening silence throughout this experience but the visual sense was much more acute.
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 was a dark elongated field which contained millions of tiny colored lights with a bright tiny white light at the far end.
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 They were tiny little multi-colored lights that I felt I was very familiar with. They surrounded me as I passed through them at great speed. Yes, they were attempting to communicate but I was traveling so fast I could not understand what they were imparting to me.
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 many tiny colored lights passing me very quickly and one very intense white light at the far end but never reached it even though I wanted to very much do so.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm It certuanly was not of this world and I have no idea how to explain what it was or where it was that I experienced.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? A great feeling of well-being! Also a great feeling of love.
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
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
The experience included: Vision of the future
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future Extremely accurate! Rather a big trouble for me in my present life.
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 Christian but not active in any church.
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I now know that ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE that there are no rights or wrongs. Things just 'ARE'.
What is your religion now? Liberal NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I now know that ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE that there are no rights or wrongs. Things just 'ARE'.
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? No
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Lost a lot of friends and now keep very much a private life.
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? Yes Many special gifts or curses. I can see other peoples' physical maladies. I can now have lucid dreams that come true. I can see other peoples' future as well as world events and much, much more.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The entire experience is still a great mystery and I really do want to go back there where ever there might be. It was a wondrous place to be!
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Very few believe me so I now tell very few people about myself or my so-called gifts.
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. BECAUSE IT HAPPENED TO ME! NO DOUBT ABOUT IT! Hospital and Paramedic records do not lie!
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. With great certainty that there is something after this worldly existence.
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? There are many universes. Doubt nothing. All things are possible!
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Again how could anything quite explain this? Unless you have actually experienced this there are no words for it!