Russell W NDE

Experience Description

I entered Lichfield and was riding my motorbike up the road when a car pulled out and hit me at fifty miles per hour. I was flown to the hospital where I had an emergency operation (I was told all this by the police, helicopter pilot and the medical staff.) All I remember next is waking then going to sleep.

The next thing I remember is propping myself up against the wall in a long dark tunnel (the walls of this tunnel was like the sides of a cave, damp and cold). The next thing I remember is looking at the floor and it was like stone paving (big stones like the old roman roads). I then saw this bright light at the bottom of the tunnel so I started to walk towards it. I remember being in more pain that I have ever been in before, I was falling over and banging into the side of the tunnel. I then was about ten yards away from the bright light (which was warm and felt nice). Around this bright light was an archway.

I then walked into the light and felt no pain at all I felt like it was okay to be there, so peaceful so right. I then heard a voice (I know this voice but to this day I can't work out whose voice it is.) The next thing I remember is looking down on myself with my mom and dad holding my left hand (my mom crying, it really upset me.) I started to move around the intensive care unit ward and I can remember that there were ten beds all with very ill people in and a nurse's station in the center, in front of me. The next thing I remember is floating up towards the roof and that's the last thing that I remember.

When I started to explain to people what I saw, the doctors started saying that what I saw was a reaction from the drugs. I later found out that I was clinically dead for two minutes and when I was in the intensive care unit, I had a pipe down my throat to help me breath. To this day, I know what happened to me and no one can tell me different. We're very lucky to have a second chance but sometimes I feel like I wish I could be in that light forever.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 19/12/03

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) . I couldn't breath and had clinically died.


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? Normal consciousness and alertness I don't know.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I don't know.

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? Every color seemed brighter, and I could smell fresh baked cookies.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I can't remember sorry.

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 A long tunnel. The sides of the tunnel were wet and damp like a cave wall, the floor was like the roman roads, a big archway at the bottom.

Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain I heard a voice but I couldn't work out what she said.

The experience included: Darkness

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 The light was white and as bright as the sun and felt warm inside me.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm i went into a the light and saw things but i can't describe these things to you

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Sad, happy, worried, lonely, and safe and my head felt clear (sorry couldn't think of the word for that LOL).

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

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 Live everyday as your last day because it can be taken away from you in a flash. Also I'm more spiritual.

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? Yes Because I know that when we die we go somewhere so perfect and peaceful, and we meet the people we love who we lost.

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Because I know that when we die we go somewhere so perfect and peaceful, and we meet the people we love who we lost.

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? Yes To explain what the experience felt like.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I sometimes know what's going to happen in the future.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Everything was meaningful to me.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? No

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 still have flashbacks now, it's like I missed something when I was there.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. I still have flashbacks now, it's like I missed something when I was there.

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