Experience Description

I had been stabbed several times, had an out-of-body in the emergency room and then died sometime while in an eight day coma.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: Nov 7, 1979

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Criminal attack Life threatening event, but not clinical death I had been stabbed several times, had an out-of-body in the emergency room and then died sometime while in an eight day coma.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I hovered over the doctors while they were working on my body in the emergency room.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes Kept getting lighter and brighter. It wasn't very long.

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes Oh yes, my grandmother Derusha was standing there with her arms wide open welcoming me.

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes Not so much a light, as getting brighter and brighter.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Heaven, no doubt in my mind, the colors and feeling were BEAUTIFUL.

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? LOVE, extreme, overpowering happiness; like I had been infused and surrounded by the love.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe I knew I was surrounded with love and loving people.

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 I knew and know I will one day return there.

The experience included: Boundary

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? 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 I finally could hear my mother in the background telling me to think of my daughter, and had to return.

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate Methodist

What is your religion now? Moderate Catholic

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I now believe I am going to heaven and my grandmother will be my greeter.

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? No

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The feeling of overflowing love.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes

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