Roy T NDE

Experience Description

At age 55 I had a stress test. My heart was chemically stimulated. After the test, I had chest pain and was afraid of trying to walk for fear of falling. I was taken by wheelchair to the emergency room. I was helped onto a gurney, where I passed out. While unconscious, lying flat on my back, I saw a bright light, or conduit, in the upper right hand corner of the room (the east wall.) The brightly lit conduit or tunnel reminded me of the light that you see above an operating table because of its round shape and its intensity; but this light didn't hurt my eyes. Two angels stood outside of the conduit: one was my younger sister the other a nephew. Both had died in separate car crashes. I didn't visually recognize them, seeing little more than two spheres of white light, but I felt sure of whom they were, and that I was not just guessing. The event seemed to take just an instant, leaving me relaxed and reassured. I was disappointed when I woke up.

I was surprised and comforted by the thought that two angels, or spirit-beings, were watching over me. I was disappointed that I woke up before getting the chance to go to the Light.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 8-09

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Drug or medication overdose 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death' My heart was chemically over-stimulated for a stress test.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant

Did you feel separated from your body? No 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 My mental processing seemed faster and clearer.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Just before waking up.

Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

Were your senses more vivid than usual? No

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. The wall and the ceiling seemed to have devolved around the angels and a conduit of light.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Didn't hear anything.

Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

Did you see any beings in your experience? I sensed their presence

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes Outside of the conduit stood two angels, my younger sister and a nephew who had both died in separate car crashes.

The experience included: Unearthly 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 It reminded me of looking into the light that you see above an operating table because of its round shape and its intensity, except it didn't hurt my eyes.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was calm, curious, and relaxed. My autism makes it virtually impossible for me to relax.

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness

Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness

Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? No

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

Did scenes from your past come back to you? No

Did scenes from the future come to you? No

Did you come to a border or point of no return? No

God, Spiritual and Religion:


What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Greatly important to me

What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Mormon

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me

What is your religion now? Christian- Mormon

Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience My expectation was that the angles that help you are most often family members but it never occurred to me that more one at a time would be watching over me.

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

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 Two angels stood to the right side of the light.

Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I sensed their presence

Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No

During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No

During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? No

Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God definitely exists

During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No

Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God definitely exists

Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:


During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No

Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are meaningful and significant

During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No

Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife definitely exists

Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes Outside of the conduit stood two angles my younger sister and a nephew who had died in separate car crashes

Did you fear death prior to your experience? I did not fear death

Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death

Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Slightly fearful in living my earthly life

Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Slightly fearful in living my earthly life

Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are meaningful and significant

Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are meaningful and significant

Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No

During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No

Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others

During your experience, did you gain information about love? No

Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others

What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? No changes in my life No changes in my life.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No No

After the NDE:


Was the experience difficult to express in words? No

How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience as accurately as other life events that occurred around the time of the experience My experience is special to me so I remember it more clearly

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? I was surprised and comforted by the thought that two angels, or spirit-beings, were watching over me. Experiencing that outside of the conduit stood two angels, my younger sister and a nephew who had both died in separate car crashes, establishes that there is continued existence after our earthly life.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Maybe a week later.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes A few friends had shared their experiences with me and I had done a little reading. I was surprised to find that two angels were watching over me.

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? Yes Twenty years ago, when I was in sincere payer, I had the sensation of being in a conduit, so seeing the bright light of the NDE didn't feel unusual. I was surprised at the direction of the conduit. It was headed east instead of upwards.

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? My expectation was that the angels that help you are most often family members, but it never occurred to me that more than one at a time would be watching over me. My experience is special to me so I remember it more clearly.