One Tuesday evening in February 2006, I was feeling ill like I had a flu bug. I was sitting on my sofa watching TV around 4:15 pm. Then I started feeling like I had to vomit. I ran to my downstairs bathroom, knelt down over the commode to vomit, but nothing happened. About two minutes later I had a sensation I had never felt before, my whole insides were coming up like an eruption but nothing happen. Next thing I knew, I was on a beach and sky was so beautiful and bright, the sand was so white everything was so peaceful. Then a figure appeared from a distance that looked like a lady holding a child by the hand. The figure waved at me once then again and said, 'No, go back.' When I came to, I was so weak, still on my knees trying to analyze what had just happen, when I realized it I was frightened a little and crawled very quickly out the door just as my wife came in from work and right there was when I threw up in the hallway. This experience only lasted about thirty seconds or less, but I first went into the bathroom around 4:45 pm and my wife came home at 5:25 pm. Other than my wife and three family members this is the first time I have shared this experience with anyone else.
Date NDE Occurred: February 2006
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Illness 'Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening'
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? More consciousness and alertness than normal 4:15 - 4:45pm.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? 4:15 - 4:45pm.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
I figure I passed out around 4:45 pm and came to at 5:25 pm but my NDE lasted about thirty seconds.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. That following weekend my wife and I went out of town for a romantic getaway, and I had to be taken to a local hospital for severe headache and found out later I developed tinnitus.
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 Looked like a lady and child about twenty to thirty yards from me. My wife's mother had passed in March of 2005, I thought maybe it was her but could not tell. She waved her hand and I went back.
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 Just the brightness of the beach.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm a beautiful beach
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peacefulness.
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
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 nondenominational
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I have grown closer to know the word of God and I attend church regularly volunteer, and mentor youths.
What is your religion now? Moderate same
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I have grown closer to know the word of God and I attend church regularly volunteer, and mentor youths.
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? 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
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? No.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I told my wife, that evening and my brother and his wife about a week later they were amazed and believed me. By them being involved in church they have heard of an experience like this before.
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 I analyze things before I come to any conclusions and I did this of this experience very carefully. My final outcome was that this was for real!
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I still to this day know what happened and I believe with all my heart that it did.
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 confirmed my beliefs that there is a better place when we died if you have prepared yourself for that place.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Not at this time, GOD BLESS.
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