I was involved in a motorbike accident and I remember lying in the field with a terrible pain in my back. I first checked that I could move my limbs (I could) and the next thing I knew, I was in a kind of glass lift. I waited in the lift until the door opened and then stepped out. The area I arrived in seemed cubic, all white and very relaxing. It was like a greeting area. I looked to my left and there were people standing in a line - infants to adults of all ages, and there was even a tree there. I looked in front of me and towards the corner was someone in a white robe and to his side was a soldier kneeling with a weapon. I noticed the soldier was wearing today's modern dress. In between them, was a bright light and I suddenly realized where I was. I remembered programs where people had said, “Don't go to the light,” which I wasn't about to do, but I didn't know what else to do. I thought, “Do I choose a body from here to go back in?” Then suddenly, I heard my name being called from a corner. I looked and there was a swirling cloud with something like lightning mixed in. I thought, “I want to go back to my wife,” so I went to where my name was being called and the calling became louder.
Then I heard, “We have VF [Ventricular Fibrillation], which was [said] in German. I gasped for breath and opened my eyes to see the emergency doctor looking down at me, and the paramedic cutting my leathers. I then went into a coma with terrible nightmares.
Date NDE Occurred: 12 Oct 2001
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Accident Clinical death
How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive
Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Very alert.
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? My name being called from a corner.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes In the corner, was a swirling cloud with lightning mixed in. This was where my name was being called and it was the way home.
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes They were located to my left in a line and two to the front corner. I didn't know anybody and nobody spoke to me.
The experience included: Light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes It was a bright light, circular but not very large, probably 18-24 inches in diameter, and it was situated between two persons.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm As outlined in above narrative.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Confused at first, but with a sense of comfort. It was very relaxing but there was also a slight worry when I realized I was there, because nobody talked to or looked at me.
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
The experience included: Boundary
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 When nobody spoke to me and when I heard my name being called, I felt I had the choice but I’m not too sure, really. Maybe I was not meant to be there yet that's why nobody spoke to me.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Liberal
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I believe now there's something after death and I’m not scared to die anymore.
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
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 was finding out that there is something else there even if I don't know exactly what that is and I’m back here to tell it; it’s like a chance in a billion to have this type of experience. The worst would have been knowing I’m leaving my wife behind, that hurts.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes My wife at first thought I was dreaming because the first words I spoke on coming out of the coma were, “I’ve been there and I’m not scared to die”. She then spoke with doctor, who checked the report and confirmed that I was clinically dead in the ambulance. My close friends listen. Some are interested in this sort of thing and I can see others want to laugh but I don't force the topic. They believe me or they don't. I feel a bit stupid explaining it to them. A few who watch these Discovery channels have such an interest - it feels good to tell them about my experience.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Uncertain