Experience Description

I was admitted to the Navy Hospital via the emergency room for extreme pain and inability to breath due to a saddle pulmonary emboli. This was caused by atrial fibrillation.

I experienced an OBE while being worked on by emergency personnel. They were administering oxygen and morphine intravenously while I was in the worst pain that I have ever experienced. In fact, I was being held down while resisting treatment. Suddenly I was floating above and looking down on someone being held down on a stretcher. I had no pain whatsoever. Then, I noticed a fixture on the wall that was an oxygen outlet. I then realized that this was me down there. Just as fast, I was returned to my body and conscious of extreme pain.

I had wished that I was back to the floating experience because of the pain and inability to breath.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: April 19, 2012

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness. Life threatening event, but not clinical death. Massive pulmonary emboli.

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

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. None

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

Did you see any beings in your experience? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? No

Did you see an unearthly light? No

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

What emotions did you feel during the experience? No pain.

Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? No

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:

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Uncertain

Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No

Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain

Have you ever shared this experience with others? No

Anything else? Yes The best was the out of body experience; the worst was when I returned to my body.