Experience Description

I remember being taken to the hospital and wondering why. At the time, it seemed like I was sleeping because I was on top of the ceiling looking down at myself. Mind you, I was only three years old and all this was really cool. My mother who had died only a short time before this was explaining to me what was going on and had told me that I was going to be just fine. She said this had to be done so she could properly explain to me what had happened to her.

We then left the hospital and ended up in my old neighborhood and all I could remember was this was cool because I was flying like 'superman'. Nevertheless, my uncle who was really distraught over the recent events, was threatening to jump out of our three story building in Chicago. My mom was trying to talk some sense into him but he couldn't hear. But, I think he heard, for he did not jump.

She then explained to me that I would not see her for a while, but that she would always be with me. To take care of my older sister and my grandmother and to always be respectful to women in general. This was all happening on the second floor of our building. She then gave me a big hug, kiss and the brightest light I have ever seen (without squinting not one bit) appeared, she walked to it, and before she disappeared she said, 'I love you and be a good boy.'

Next thing I know I was back in my hospital room starting to come out of it and people were arguing about nonsense. I spoke and the room went quiet. I said I was hungry and thirsty. I also wanted to go outside and play as soon as possible. I was interview by numerous doctors because of my experience and recovery. Not to mention I was feisty and hardheaded. I believe my mother deliberately induced the pneumonia so see could communicate with me. I will cherish that experience for the rest of my life. As soon as my kids are old enough they will be told about their grandmother and what a wonderful women she is and that she is watching over them every day. Thank you.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: spring of 73'

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening They did not know if I was going to recover.

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

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

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning Jump from one place to another. Really fast.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I don't think so.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes Just the comforting light.

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes

The experience included: A landscape or city

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Sort of heightened.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Happy and confused.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

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? No

Did you come to a border or point of no return? No

God, Spiritual and Religion:

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I know we are being taken care of.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? No I could remember no one believing me except for my grandmother on my mom's side. Probably because she wanted to believe I really did communicate with my mom after her death.

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? Seeing my mother was the best!

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

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? When my spirit departs my body I know I will be in good hands.