Experience Description

I was in hospital with osteomyelitis in my hip and very ill. I had the feeling that I was dying when the bed started spinning and I was holding on as hard as I could. I tried to reach for the alarm to notify the nurse, but the next thing I knew I was flying through space at a terrifying speed. It seemed to go on for ages. There was a lot of other stuff to see on the way but it is a bit hazy now after all these years. Anyway, I turned up at this really bright bush garden type of place and I hadn't felt that good in my life before or since. Next thing my granddad turns up and told me I had to go back I said no way in the world am I going back there, you've got to be joking then two other blokes turn up and they had a sort of talk about it (they weren't talking it was like mental telepathy, you only had to think it). Anyway, they kept hassling me to go back. In the end, they said there is something you have to do but they wouldn't tell me what that was. I think they tricked me because as soon as I thought about going back I was back. Since then, I've had no worries about dying.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: approx 26/8/1970

NDE Elements:

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Moderate sadness and/or grief feelings

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Fully alert

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning It was surreal and hard to explain

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm To the hospital then flying through the tunnel then at the really bright place that had no glare

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Concerned for my welfare

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe I was told I had to do something, but not what it was

Did scenes from the future come to you? No

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? None

What is your religion now? None

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I know there is no god and not to be afraid of death

Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:

During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes I realize that when I die there is something else happening

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? The worst part was the trip there, and the best part was being there

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I told my mother about twenty years later

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real I've had lucid dreams but this was different it was real

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Yes It has been 38 year since then.