Experience Description

I was in a warm and very comfortable place. I was not on this earth, but in dark space. I had the feeling that I had been here before, like I was home at last. I had no eyes that I could tell but I could see in every direction at the same time. Not only could I see but also I knew what was around me - I had many more senses than smell, sight, hearing, speech, etc., - and an ocean of knowledge. I had no knowledge of earth or my wife or son and saw no people.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: Approx. 10 years ago

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack heart attack was in ER and was given TPA to dissolve a clot when may heart stopped beating but fluttered no blood to the brain for 3 and one half minutes

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 had no body, did not need a body.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? My body was dead and I knew nothing of it.

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

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: Darkness

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? No

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I believed I could experience any location I wanted.

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

The experience included: Special Knowledge

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

The experience included: Vision of the future

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future

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

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Conservative/fundamentalist Baptist

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist Baptist

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Unafraid to die.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes

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

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes

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