Experience Description

I will try to make this short and to the point. I was having a heart attack. The pain was excruciating. There was a number of people working on me and the last thing I remember, a doctor ripped his mask off, climbed on top of me, put his knees on my shoulders, drew back with a syringe two inches across with a needle about six inches long, and stabbed me in the chest.

Then I heard that ringing noise that I've heard every time I've been put asleep. The pain and fear went away. A bright light was before me. Not a tunnel or beam, just light. I was floating, moving with the light, with time to realize everything that was going on. I was completely coherent. Not drunk, not drugged, totally aware of my surroundings and how nice it was to be weightless. Next, I realized I wasn't gasping for breath it was wonderful. No pain no fear no worries.

I started feeling better and better as an overwhelming feeling of love consumed me. Up ahead I saw a large group of people. They had no faces nor bodies. They were just gray silhouettes. There was one standing alone just below me to my right with outreached hands; I was about ten feet above them. Some say I had a choice to go or not, if that's so, God cheats. It was irresistible so as I am descending to take the hand of who I think was Jesus, I heard a voice from beyond. It was my Wife, saying ‘you better think about those boys.’ I have two young sons. All of a sudden, I was snatched away from there like a mail bag being grabbed by a hook on a locomotive. I was slammed back in my body full of pain, fear, and hate.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: June 22, 2001

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Heart attack Clinical death I don't understand the question.

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 did not see my body as I was leaving.

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

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? No sounds at all.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes I took the place to be Heaven, just a gathering of people. No buildings or landscapes.

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes A very large group off to the left, and one standing alone, front right with open hands. All beings were gray silhouettes with no distinctive features.

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes The new halogen headlights, the blue ones, are the color. It was very bright, but did not hurt my eyes.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm They were the same as on earth. I was weightless so my nervous system was the same. I saw light, the color grey and beings. I did not touch anything so I don't know about touch. I didn't hear anything so I don't know about hearing, nor did I taste, but everything felt normal.

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? The most wonderful feelings. No one here has ever experienced them.

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 I'm sorry I was in such a state of awe I was too overwhelmed to do anything but wait to see what was next.

Did scenes from the future come to you? 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 just remembered I did hear something. I heard my Wife say ‘you better think about those boys.’ That's when I was snatched back

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate Methodist

What is your religion now? Moderate Same

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? No Although trying to explain feelings no one has ever felt and lived to tell about is difficult.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? he first thing I noticed was weightlessness, the lack of pain and fear, and how nice it was not to have to breath and just how hard it was to do so before. Then the overwhelming feeling of love as I approached the multitude. Of course the worst part was getting snatched and slammed back into this world of pain, fear, and uncertainty.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I've only told my story to those who are dying and the family of those who have and it has been more fulfilling than all the churches I have ever attended. They were all influenced. I must say that the preachers I shared this with were not impressed at all. I thought they would be ecstatic with questions and emotions. They were the only ones who made me feel like I was lying.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No I fell that my experience was not drug induced. I have had a second heart attack and a stroke, with the same drugs with the exception of the adrenalin injection, and have never felt those feelings before or after.

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? Unless it was the souls that were saved by my testimony through Jesus, I still ask, why me?