On April 25, 2003 I was rushed to the hospital by ambulance because I was not able to breathe. I had lost about forty-seven percent of my oxygen, which was not good. I don't remember the ride to the hospital. But from the time I left my body during that time I was floating to what I thought was heaven, I saw a bright light like I had never seen before. I felt a peace and serene feeling; this was peace was indescribable. Then I looked up and there was my grandfather with open arms. He said he would take care of me. I looked to my left and I saw my two children telling me to come back. And I came back.
Date NDE Occurred: APRIL 25, 2003
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Illness PMEMONIA COULDN'T BREATH. SUFFOCATING. Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening Not sure what you mean.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I left my body several times during this whole ordeal. After I came back, my mother decided to hook me up to respiratory so I would live. I left my body, the doctors and my family were making decisions about me that I disagreed with. I even described the furniture to my family that was in that room. Then I was put into a drug-induced coma. I heard nurses tell people I couldn't hear them in the coma. I heard people the whole time.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I seemed as if I was awake but somewhere else.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Uncertain It was just a big bright light for me!
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I saw my grandfather.
The experience included: Light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes So bright that it took me months to be able to tolerate regular light without sunglasses.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Heaven.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I believe now that we must trust God and really no one else because they will always disappoint you and let you down. I don't know that I will ever be physically or mentally stable.
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? Yes Sometimes I get feelings about things and usually they're right.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The best was seeing the light and my grandfather. The worst is seeing my family act like fools.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes One person believes me, very much so. I believe my mother even believes me now. I stay to myself a lot.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Question do we ever go back to being normal or have normal lives again. I just don't feel as if I belong here anymore.