Experience Description

I was standing in a field except the 'grass' was like lit up like fiber optics with a bright light on the horizon. I could hear what was going on in the emergency room but, when I looked back, I could not see the emergency room. The temperature was perfect and I could breathe again. I have Alpha-1-Anti-Tryspin and 2/3 of my lungs are destroyed. I had contracted pneumonia. I heard my wife yelling and said to myself, 'I had better get back or I'm in trouble'. The next thing I remember is waking up with a mask on and medical people all over me.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 4/22/11

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) I stopped breathing.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes 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? Normal consciousness and alertness I don't quite understand the question but I felt the best as I was standing in the white field looking at the light.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I don't quite understand the question but I felt the best as I was standing in the white field looking at the light.

Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning I just can't explain it.

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. Looking at the bright light did not hurt the eyes.

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? Uncertain

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

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

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

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm See above

What emotions did you feel during the experience? It was the most beautiful thing I ever saw.

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness

Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness

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

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 More concrete.

What is your religion now? Moderate Catholic

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes More concrete.

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? No

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I could swear I've seen people walking behind me only to turn around see no one. This I saw looking in the mirror.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? No

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Immediately.

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 felt there is definitely a God.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I felt things. I wasn't an observer like in a dream.

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? No

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Too repetitive.