For three days I roamed the halls and grounds of the care hospital, talking to many people in the same state as I was in. A guardian being escorted me on my wandering journey. The being shortly after meeting said I must go back, we talked I asked many questions. The hospital doctors said I had no brain activity; my father flew in the priest that baptized me, from out of State to deliver my last rites. I would keep coming back to the room where I was lying. I viewed the people who were there at the different times. Every time I, (we) went on a journey, my guardian would say you must go back to your body. I would say, 'No it is too nice here.' This happened several times. Then on our last trip away from my room, my guardian said 'It is not your time. We have other things for you to do. We will come and get you at the right time.' I found myself back in the room with my guardian in a corner. I said I don't want to go back it is too peaceful here. The guardian said in a calm voice, 'It is not your time we, will come when it is your time.'
Date NDE Occurred: 10-14-1961
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No AccidentDirect head injury 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death'
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain
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? Normal consciousness and alertness As above.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I would say most of the time; I was in a coma for three days.
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
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
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 It was a blinding light.
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 The Guardian and other people much in the same state of being.
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 Blinding until I reached it then clarity.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm at the time not sure what I
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peacefulness.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
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
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 Ever since then I get visions.
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
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Moderate
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? 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? Uncertain My experience is with me always.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I was not sure of what I experienced or if it believable at the time at eight years old.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes See things before they happen - sometimes.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? All of it the first time and the second time.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes About twenty years.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No At eight years old? No.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real Real confused.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real It was real it happened.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes Same type of experience happened again at fourteen years old, met with the same people again they told again to go back and they would come and get me when the time was right.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? No.