I had a major heart attack on Friday the 13th of May 2016. It was the worst kind you can have. I tried to call relatives who were in the house for help. They thought I was over exaggerating. One of them joked, 'I feel like I'm having a heart attack too!' Since they wouldn't take me seriously, I tried to take a shower. By the time I was done, I knew something was terribly wrong, so I stumbled into my bedroom and called 911. I don't remember getting dressed, talking to the dispatcher, or walking down three flights of concrete steps. When I got to the bottom of the stairs, I was relieved to see I had clothes on. But I had ripped a fingernail off. The paramedics pulled up as soon as I arrived at the bottom of the stairs. The paramedic calmed me down. I started to go unconscious and the paramedic was asking me what my pain level was. I tried to answer him and distinctly remember saying 'Seven on a scale of 1 - 10.' He responded, 'OK stay with me.' I was confused as to why he didn't hear me. At this point, I knew that I was dying and got very scared.
Then BOOM! I was surrounded by a beautiful, white light! I was wondering about my beloved dog Blue who had died just 10 days before this event. He spoke to me telepathically and in English. It was very comforting to know he was O.K. I than had like a whoosh of sudden information like an instant download of information. The information was about all my loved ones and so much more that I can't remember it all.
Than I met my best friend who I had wanted to see for so long. It was Jesus! I just knew it. Even though he didn't say my name, I didn't ask his either. It was like we always knew each other and he loved me so much! All the information and communication we had was telepathic and instantaneous. I do remember arguing with him at the end, not in a bad way, but saying, 'Please don't send me back there!' I audibly heard his voice and I'll never forget his real voice. He said, 'No, not yet.'
I still cry when I think of this experience.
Date NDE Occurred: Friday, May 13, 2016
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack. Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function).
I had a widow-maker heart attack. It's the worst one you can have. And only about 10 percent make it to the hospital alive.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes. I heard the paramedic asking me questions. I tried to answer. I then heard him say, 'Code 3' and he also told the driver to, 'Punch it!' All this was going on while I was in the light. Eventually their arguing faded and I could not hear them anymore.
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 more alertness than normal. It was like a hyper-information being download. I felt joy ,comfort, and LOVE LOVE LOVE! I can't really explain the overload of emotions and information.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was awake and more alert after I came into the light. Before that I was sleepy from the heart attack and probably on Morphine.
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.
Time did not exist. I coded for 20 minutes in the ambulance. But my experience felt like it could've been minutes or hours.
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. I saw nothing but white light and felt the presence of God.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I didn't hear anything in the light, just at the very end when Jesus said. 'No, not yet.' And I'll always remember his voice.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere, as if by ESP? Yes, and the facts have been checked out
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 I encountered my beloved dog as well as my loved ones.
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 was like an extremely bright, shoplight that you could stare right into. And you could just feel the comfort coming off of light.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? LOVE LOVE LOVE Jesus loves us so much he wanted me to tell everyone he loves them. And I am 100% sure of that.
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
The experience included: Special knowledge or purpose
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe. It was an instant download of all information at once. It felt like I already knew the information but was finally able to access it again.
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? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Slightly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Protestant I was a lukewarm Christian but still a believer in Christ.
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I try and serve daily. Every day is a Sabbath to me.
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Other Christian. I am now a non-denominational Minister and serve Jesus for the rest of my life.
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience. It wasn't like I would've imagined at all, but it was better. My experience was the best emotional feeling I could ever describe.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I believe the bible as it is much more real than I thought before.
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. I telepathically encountered my dog Blue, all of my loved ones instantaneously, and then Jesus himself.
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.)? Yes Jesus for sure. It was him and he is still alive!
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? Yes I get the feeling, we have lived forever or we are reincarnated., That is my opinion, but I also believe it is backed by scripture .
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Yes God is a light that we are all connected to and Jesus is the way to him.
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? Yes Yes and his name was Jesus !
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? Yes I know I am supposed to play music for God now !
Did you believe that our earthly lives Are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are not meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Yes. Love each other. Stop being selfish, help people in need, and show people that you care for them on a personal level . Love thy neighbor, forgive each other, and spread LOVE LOVE LOVE !
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. Yes There is life after death.
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I greatly feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Greatly 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 prior to your experience? Are not 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? Yes We should pray for sick people, we should pray for the oppressed, we should fear no evil and be bold Christians. We should recommend repentance, full immersion water baptism and baptism of the Holy Spirit also. This is the model of Christian walk according to the book of Acts. This was altered by Emperor Constantine who brought back the Temple Jesus came to tear down.
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? Yes I had a feeling that everything negative was from the devil and everything positive was of God. So in short, stop blaming God for the devil's negativity. God himself produces only positivity in our lives.
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Not compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes It was definitely the most important thing. I took away from this is to Love people and most of all love God with all my heart. We are meant to worship and love one another.
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life. My life has changed considerably. I went from being a pot-dealer living a depressing life, to a happy, fun-filled life as a street minister. I also look forward to pursuing music again for God.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes No one wants to talk to me anymore. I have been shunned by my whole family and most of my friends . But I am steadfast in my beliefs now. I have met a small group of supportive Christians who have helped me grow even more.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes It was like floating in a warm, hot spring of love and light while having access to all information at once and still being at total peace. I felt full connection to everything.
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I do not know how my remembrance of the experience compares to my remembrance of other life events. It is weird that I feel like when I came back, my memory of other events was blanked for some reason.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes All of us have this gift.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The words, 'No, not yet,' spoken by Jesus. The specific word 'yet ' means I get to go home and this fills me with a great joy.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I told others but I didn't make my You Tube testimony for 5 or 6 months after my heart attack . My testimony has gone viral more than once on the Internet and I encourage anyone who has a testimony to do it.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes Just like the show "Unsolved mysteries" showed clips and things like that. I believed in them but didn't become obsessed with them until after my incident.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real. Well not only did the paramedic validate my death or code 3 status, but I was apparently dead for about 20 minutes. I also tried to respond to the paramedic's questions but he did not hear me. This validated to me that I was aware of him, but not in my body.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. I have had so much validation from God and other spiritual experiences since my incident. I mean some say your brain was dying it was a hallucination but that doesn't explain the miracles I've witnessed since my experience. Is my brain still hallucinating? They will never know, but God does.
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? Jesus is funny and he loves dogs. Most Christians don't want to hear that for some reason.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? You only asked about Jesus , Buddha , and Muhammad. You never asked if I had experiences with angelic presences. The answer would have been YES.