Experience Description

Well I had just got to the hospital that night via the rescue squad and I was really sick. I had to stay in the emergency room all night because there were no rooms available. When morning came, they moved me to my room and everything was fine. They brought my food up and I talked to my girlfriend at the time. After we finished talking, I fell flat on my face and I blanked out. All I know is I was looking at myself being worked on. I was in North Carolina when it first happened. I was blind for a week and lost the use of both of my legs. My first out of body experience was when God showed me where I would be going if I didn't get my life together. During the second experience, God showed me again about the people who were trying to save my life. I thank God for saving my life. Without him and the doctors, I wouldn't be here today. My girlfriend at the time prayed a lot for me to. I have a disease, but I'm doing well, thank God.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: may 27 2001

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death' I was between life and death.

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 It was like something on television but real. I watched the doctors work on me.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Very low.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning I was sitting in the air with God.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I heard people when I was back in my body.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes Hell, and a light at the end of the tunnel. I could see hell, but God wouldn’t let me feel the heat. It was wet and nasty. You don’t want to go to hell.

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain

The experience included: Darkness

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes The light can fool so don’t go near the light unless you are ready.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I just felt different.

The experience included: Life review

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 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 Just remember that my life changed for the better that day.

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Conservative/fundamentalist I love church

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist I love church

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I wanted to live and to get my life together.

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 is the chance to see where my life was heading. The worst is that you think it could never happen to you.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes They were surprised and wanted to know more.

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? That I wish everybody could have this experience.

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Yes. Why was I chosen?