When my heart stopped, I became conscious of going into a weightless state and moving off. Actually lifting off, above the gurney in the emergency room. There was much whiteness and a sense of peacefulness. I mused about the lifting without any pressure on my backside. Then I awoke and was being attended to after ‘shock treatment’. I feel, much as I had in the past, no fear of death.
Date NDE Occurred: March 25,2002
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack Clinical death Cardiac arrest.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Stay about the same
The experience included: Out of body experience
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 very conscious during the experience. I remember more of the experience than anything else during my recovery.
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? No
The experience included: Light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes Much white light.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Curious 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
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? No
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? Knowing death is not to be feared.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I am surprised by the number of people who are interested.
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? No.