I was in the hospital with total heart block from my second open heart and my heart stopped. I sat up in bed grabbed my brother by the neck. Next thing I know I'm standing with this other guy in the hall and I'm laughing at the monitor that is flat and I'm thinking wait till that guy figures out what's going on. Then my brother turns and looks out into the hall, next thing I'm really warm absolutely no pain and I'm thinking like I've never felt so positive in thought. Then I'm lying on the bed and everyone is talking to me. I'm thinking that it's Chinese or something. Anyway then, I'm in the hall and on a bed when I wake up this guy is jumping up in the air and hitting me, the only thing I can think is I don't even know this person what did I do to him? Then a couple of days later I wake up in the hospital recovery.
Date NDE Occurred: 1984
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Surgery-related Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) gone....
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? More consciousness and alertness than normal Standing outside of the room.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Standing outside of the room.
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
At first I thought everything was normal then just had a lot of feelings rush me. I just felt better than ever but like I should always feel? As if this was normal.
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? Yes I had him standing beside me; I didn't know what was going on so I didn't really look.
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 Cant explain , just felt really good and smart like million times faster than all pc in the world together , fast like that.....
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Happy.
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
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? 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 If I wanted to know anything, I did.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
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
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Couple of days, and then didn't talk about it for a long time.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I have heard people see the light talk to the guy. Okay.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real Just know.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No