Experience Description


The event took place while I was sleeping, and suddenly I was aware that I had died. I was out in space, maybe sitting on a swing, and looking out into the universe. I had total consciousness, I knew the answers to everything, why it was the way it was, and why it has to be the way it did in some cases.


I know I was thinking about the riddle of cancer, and suddenly I knew how to cure this disease with very simple means. I know I was thinking it seemed funny that nobody had thought of this cure before, which was as self-evident as it actually was. I knew everything about the universe, how it was once created and why it all worked the way it did. The more I thought about different aspects, the more knowledge I got. I know I was thinking that 'what if one had this knowledge while one was still alive.' There was no being of light that came along and showed me around or anything like that. No, you could search for all the knowledge yourself if you wanted to.


Suddenly, I heard a voice behind me saying, 'Stefan, it's not your time yet.' I didn't see any being of light or anything like that - I just knew there was someone there. I accepted this immediately, and then asked how I could get back to earth. The voice/being then pointed to earth and said I should dive into the water, and then I'd come up on the other side. I saw the earth before me and started diving with my headfirst. During the dive, I experienced the water and noticed I was on my way up to the surface.


I came up on a shore and felt born anew, happy, blissful, and redeemed. At the same instant, then I woke up and gasped for air in my bed. At this time, I still had great knowledge about life and the all. I instantly got up to get paper and pen to write it all down, but almost immediately, I forgot everything again. For several weeks after the event I tried to recreate my memories from when I was sitting up in the universe, but the story above is all I can remember.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: vet inte riktigt

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Jag låg och sov Jag låg och sovI 'dreamt' that I died while I was asleep.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? No

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I heard the voice, 'Stefan, it's not your time yet.'

The experience included: Darkness

Did you see an unearthly light? No Nothing other than the stars.

The experience included: Special Knowledge

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe See above

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 everything.

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 See above

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Liberal Inte speciellt religiös

What is your religion now? Liberal Inte speciellt religiös, men däremot tänker jag mer på andliga värden

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No I wouldn't call myself religious, in the sense that I'd go to church or read the Bible or anything like that, and I don't do it now either! But I must admit that I think more about spiritual values now after the experience than I did before.

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Both yes and no - when the experience took place everything was as clear as ever, but whereas I woke up, it was considerably more difficult to express the experience in words.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No Unfortunately not.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? That you don't remember everything, the best, I'm not quite sure.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? Earlier, I used to read quite a lot about near-death experiences of different kinds, especially the kind of experiences that turned into books. Sometimes, as I read these stories about houses and buildings in spirit worlds, I could at times feel that 'I've been there; it looks just the way it's described.' But my own experience looks different: no tunnel, no light and no being of light that welcomed me.

Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Uncertain