I drowned when I was fourteen years old. According to the witnesses and paramedics, I was clinically dead for over fourteen minutes. I saw myself dead as I was looking down at my body and being joined by other spiritual beings. What happened after that is very difficult to put into words. Words just cannot describe what I saw and felt. I was told it was not my time. I was allowed to see so much. And then I was returned to my body.
Date NDE Occurred: July 16, 1972
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Clinical death Was drowned.
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 felt perfect in every way. I communicated with beings (spiritual guides) without talking. Everything happened at an accelerated pace.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Full.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? At first a buzzing sound then everything came into focus. The voices the music the water sounds everything. But in clear definition. Perfect.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes No creatures until after I was returned. But while I was with the spiritual beings it was in heaven.
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I met many beings. Some were new to me but others were from eternities before. The three spirit guides were with me most of the time. They came to me as if they were stars and then developed into those who I have known all my life.
The experience included: Light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes When the spiritual beings took me to him there was light all around each being was within a glow of light. I was within a glow of light and when we touched each other, the light or glow became as one. All surrounding and warm.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm All five senses worked beyond what they do here.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Wow I felt special and I was loved. I wanted to know or to obtain knowledge. I was given that. I was shown things and told things that were just pure
The experience included: Special Knowledge
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe
The experience included: Life review
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control To answer this question I would need to write a book. I was taken to places or locations that were out of this world as we see it. I did not need to interact or try to interact with anyone or try to move objects. Everything was one.
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 I did not want to return. I was shown why I should.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
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? Yes
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? From the time of death I was joyful. The worst part was when I was recovering and how Satan was displeased with my return.
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
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? The questionnaire is fine. I just have a difficult time describing what happened.