I was painting a room and tore a cartilage of an ear. In a few days, my ear became infected. I went to the doctor who prescribed a strong antibiotic injection. They gave me the medication in a certain house two blocks away from my house. On the third daily injection, I passed immediately from the place where they had just given me the medication, to another place that I didn't recognise.This was a speedway autodrome for racing cars, where there had been an accident. I was here seeing everything. I realised something special had happened. I looked around and saw a mountain of tall trees in the distance. I said to myself that I had to go to this place. Without knowing why, I tried to go over there but couldn't because of a transparent film in front of me. I couldn't cross the film or break it. When I tried to go forward, this film stopped me. It enveloped me like a glove. I returned saying slowly and firmly to myself, 'I MUST RETURN!'Next, images of my mother and daughter appeared, as if I was thinking about them. Again, I said, 'I HAVE TO RETURN.' This time, I was able to break the transparent film. I appeared in a very bright tunnel. It looked like luminous acrylic paints of different colors were falling. I went through the tunnel. I felt very happy and was aware that I was returning. When I regained consciousness and came to on the floor of the nurse's house I was saying, 'I must return.' The nurse told me I had been on the floor for about five minutes without a pulse.After a number of years, I ended up working as a cameraman of motor racing in Argentina.
Date NDE Occurred: 1987
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No. Accident Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
Allergic reaction to an antibiotic
How do you consider the content of your experience? Both pleasant AND distressing
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes The accident in the speedway, I experienced it as if that were real. So that afterwards in my activity, I always looked out for it. But I never found news of the accident.
I lost awareness of my body
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 In every moment, I was aware that something WAS NOT right. In normal everyday consciousness, this doesn't happen.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? In almost all the experience.
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Little difference. I had normal vision during the experience.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I don't remember sounds.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes In this tunnel you could return, but couldn't depart.
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? No
Did you see an unearthly light? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Some unfamiliar and strange place I appeared in an unfamiliar and strange place, and up to that moment, I had no memory of it.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Surprise, doubt, despair, and happiness in this order.
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? Scenes from my personal future One could say that I ended up working an identical job to the one I saw in the experience.
Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a definite conscious decision to return to life I knew something wasn't right, and I said to myself, 'I HAVE TO RETURN.' With much faith, I was able to break the film.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Moderately important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic Fe en Dios...Pero no practicante.
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Moderately important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Catholic Fe en Dio...pero no practicante
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience I never believed anything like that experience could ever happen to me.
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? No
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No
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 probably 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 probably exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Uncertain. For me, there are lives on another plane. I never found any other explanation for what happened to me, except that when we die we pass into another experience of life and we continue to live.
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I moderately feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I moderately fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life
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? Moderately compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
Were you compassionate after your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes The difficulty isn't in explaining it, but in getting anyone to believe me.
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 more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience. I remember everything that happened to the minutest detail.
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 Some time has passed. I don't know really how they reacted. I don't think they have changed in any way.
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 It was real to me. Very real. I am convinced it was real from everything I felt.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real Because when I remember, I have no doubts that it happened and that it was real
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
©1998-2018 NDERF, Jody Long & Jeffrey Long, MD. All Rights Reserved.