Shirley R NDE

Experience Description

Lying in a bed I had pancreatitis and didn't know if I was going to live or die. Seen a black tunnel, it was swirling, and my daughter and my mother were at the end of this tunnel. They were calling me but my godmother who is my grandmother told me to go back. Soon I started to get well again. I have seen a similar thing in my bedroom and it is frightening. I am afraid to go through that tunnel.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 12th April 2000

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death'

How do you consider the content of your experience? Frightening

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain 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? Less consciousness and alertness than normal

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? n/a.

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 Cannot remember.

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Unconscious.

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

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

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

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes My daughter, died 1995 my mother died 1997 my grandmother who died 1976.

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 Shining light.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Sad emotions.

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? Conservative/fundamentalist Christian

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Uncertain

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Uncertain

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

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? Yes I am a psychic person.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No

After the NDE:


Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I saw my family from the roof below.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes My counselor.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes Sat in a chair went out of my body.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real Could see from ceiling on the floor.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I was sitting in a chair.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes