Experience Description

I broke three bones in the lower part of right leg on July 5, 2012. In the emergency room, I was placed under anesthetic temporarily for setting the bones without pain.

The next thing I remember was seeing and experiencing a beautiful crystal-like, kaleidoscope-like (but not symmetrical) light. I could also hear a soothing chime-like sound.

Like a funnel with suction, I was back in the emergency room. I was sad and almost irritated that they ‘interrupted my dream.’ The first words from my lips were, ‘ahhh, I was having such a great dream.’ The woman standing over me said, ‘we lost you’ and they had to revive me. I didn't think too much about it at the time, I guess just glad I was a alive.

This experience won't leave me and has caused to contemplate its meaning.

I learned last week that we don't dream while under anesthesia. Then what was I doing?

Background Information:

Gender: Female

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Placed under Propathol in the emergency room to set a broken leg. Clinical death The emergency room doctor told me they ‘lost’ me while under anesthetic.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

Did you feel separated from your body? No

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

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I heard a tune as if from high-pitched soothing chimes.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes I saw a crystal-like unsymmetrical light that shifted as though with movement.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I only recall the sense of sight and sound.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was happy, content, and peaceful.

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

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes This experience has caused me to believe that death is kind and not painful.

Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? No

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? The best part of the experience is my personal belief now that death is painless. I suppose the worst part is that although I know I am not alone, no one that I know has experienced this that I can talk to.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I have shared the experience with only a few people to date, including a physician. So far, no one has shared any similar experiences and their responses, have been neither negative nor positive. No one has looked at me as though I have three heads yet.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I am now a believer.