These NDE's, as all others we share, will be presented to fully protect the confidentiality of the experiencer, if requested. We do not believe these changes will diminish our understanding of NDE. We do believe these changes are necessary for the integrity of NDERF.
by Jody Long and Dr. Jeff
NDE Experiences and Comments: These are summaries of the accounts. The expanded version can be found by clicking on the link for the experiencer's name.
Sam B's NDE. English
Time was of essence but not on my
side. After 9 quick minutes of persistence, maneuvering became difficult.
My limbs seized, my chest grew tight my efforts were useless. Time was now
about 14 minutes: the water got warm...bright flowers glowed in front of my
vision, soon after covered by a frost-like haze. I pushed out a softly
spoken "Help" only for myself to hear. At the next moment..." She has no
pulse, she's a led weight, start counting!1!2!3!4....I watched and heard a woman
in a orange jacket, letters on her back, "US Coast Guard" was talking to me, for
a brief moment.
Ina N's NDE. English
The next time I was looking down
and there was my mother taking my pulse and looking so sad, I then ended up in
the waiting room where I found my sister her boyfriend and my two children, the
kids had know idea what was going on, they were playing and bouncing on the
couch, my sister looked so sad, I felt for all of them, But It was my children
that really got me. I said to myself who's gonna look after them if I go? I
still had feelings but no pain.
She experienced the OBE phase of the NDE.
Beth V's NDE. English
I had planned an attempted suicide
that was quite serious in intent. I have many overdoses due to severe
mental illness. I took a huge number of sedatives mixed with alcohol.
I almost died. At one point I was crawling on the floor unable to move
except by my fingertips. I lapsed in and out of consciousness. I
experienced my whole life again, with affect attached in lightning speed.
I experienced a sense of tremendous engulfing darkness and space: a void.
538. Gloria G's NDE. English expanded version 12/12/04 NDE occurred in Argentina Original in Spanish, Translated by Rio. I went through a tunnel and arrived in a garden. I walked with a very beautiful man who gave me counsel. I looked at him in his essence and did not understand how such a beautiful, good, intelligent person could be interested in me. He spoke to me, but I do not remember what he said. Perhaps his words are engraved in my soul. The curious thing is that he didn't make me feel guilty. I had attempted suicide and he spoke to me as if I had made an unimportant mistake and he counseled me to do better. As I spoke to him we walked along and soon he told me go and join with a group of people. Even though I didn't want to leave him I obeyed. I then went with these people. They were a group of young people dressed in white. I only remember that they were women, I don't remember if there were any men.
NDE from attempted suicide.
537. Malcolm G's NDE. English expanded version 12/12/04 & 10/8/05 From Australia I don't know how much time had passed but as I was laying on the bed in the ward I began feeling weightless and started rising up off the bed. I floated upward until I reached the ceiling about 9 feet from the floor. Looking down at the bed it was plainly clear that my body was still on the bed. It was the first time I'd seen my face in several days and I noticed how deathly gaunt I looked. However, there was absolutely no feelings of fear or dread. Just a strange feeling of quiet peace and well-being.
NDE from pneumonia.
536. Dario F's NDE. English expanded version 12/12/04 From Argentina Original in Spanish, Translated by Carlos. I cross the bridge and meet my granny and the V.G. of Malvinas, Mr. Ramon Barrios, together ( translator note: quite likely he refers here to the Vice Governor of the Faulklands). I meet, as well, relatives of mine I could not remember. I said to myself “I stay in here”. I clarify that I am a married man and that I have one daughter, aged 4 back then. I hear a voice telling me: “It is not the moment, it is not your moment”. I turned around and saw Christ. I could not see His face, since He was very bright / shiny, but his hands – thanks to the holes-. He told me in a commanding and loving tone “you must go back”. I can feel two hands on my shoulders and I return to my body.
Two NDEs within 72 hours. One in heaven and the other in hell.
Silvia C's NDE. English
From Argentina Original in
Translated by Carlos. During
the fourth time, the same happened. I woke up in the light and there I notice
like I was floating on the air, but I was only eyes and mind…My body did not
longer exist or I was not able to see it. This time there was people at the back
of the light, lots of people, coming and going, as if they were having a walk….A
deep feeling of peace came upon me, happiness, comfort….you feel in a full
stadium of grace, it is a marvelous feeling. I don’t know how long did I
spend in there, watching people. All of a sudden, somebody I knew, it was my
husband, walking along with people, such a coincidence. He turns around and
notices me, raises his hand , greets and walks towards me….and then I fall
again in complete darkness ( as if I just had winkled) and AT LAST I OPEN MY
EYES TO LIFE…..
Coma NDE from brain hemorrhage.
expanded version 12/6/04
From France, Original
Translated by Régine
remember me floating (the word is not very suitable, it was like being only a
pair of eyes... no more bodily sensations, of no sort). The surroundings
were black, no tunnel, no light, no "ghost", nothing else than the consciousness
which got rid of its superfluous thoughts. And in the middle, the operating
table and the surgeons and the nurses, very busy.
Teenager involved in a motorcycle accident.
Marion's Experience. English
expanded version 12/6/04
From France, Original
Translated by Régine During
the coma, one evening, a "thought" (not a voice) forces itself upon me "you will
recite “our father” and you will forgive your mother". Christ appears to me as a
stamp posts on the retina. Two weeks later, the same "apparition", another
thought "you will honour your father and your mother, as you have now forgave
her" (always in the coma).
This experience is coma-related, he reports heavy medication.
expanded version 12/5/04
From France, Original
Translated by Régine
was asleep, under anaesthesia, then I am projected in a bright tunnel at a dizzy
speed, some colors, some flashes of light. Then, a slowdown, I am out of the
tunnel. I am floating in the air and I’m going forward, I hear a divine music
and a voice which talks to me as if within myself, a soft and reassuring voice
which tells me not to be afraid, that I do not risk anything, which reassures
me. At the same time, I am bathed in a divine music, I do not feel anything,
neither my heart beating, nor my body or my body’s gravity. I am looking at my
body, I don’t have a body anymore.
Child NDE from surgery.
531. Koleen's NDE. English expanded version 11/27/04 Original in French, Translated by Régine Thus I asked to meet God to decide with him what I could do to serve his cause and she told me that God was not someone we could meet, we wouldn’t bear the vision. But he is an energy that we can feel and see as a light of variable intensity depending of one’s heart’s purity. He came following Mary’s request. I considered this presence as an honour and told him my feeling. I also felt this sadness which Mary spoke about to me and he told me “I chose you with a few others also chosen to try to awake the consciousnesses, that’s a last chance I give them.
Detailed core experience with apocalyptic prophesy.
530. Angela S's NDE. English expanded version 11/27/04 They persisted again with the same secondary question, "...AND?" Then, the words rolled from my lips like it had always been there just out of my knowing and instantly recalled. I had felt nothing different when I walked through the door because I DIDN'T change. My LOCATION did. My sneakers were never a part of me. I said, "We do not change when we die. We are always butterflies. We simply move to a different sky." If I had tears I could not feel them, and yet what I had just said reverberated into my heart and soul and very being. I knew I had 'learned'.
Her NDE was filled with demonstrations and learning she was allowed to remember when she returned to earth.
expanded version 11/27/04
The next thing
I knew, I saw my sister who had just recently been hit and killed by a drunk
driver. She had a light glowing around her and their was a peace about her
that was indescribable. She started to guide me and the next thing I new I
was in another tunnel to the right that was going upwards. This tunnel was
very bright with lots of indescribable colors and tons of little white lights.
I was moving extremely fast and there was a big white illuminating light at the
end. I felt more serenity, peace and love than I could ever express in
words. I felt totally mesmerized and in complete awe.
NDE from suicide that started out scary and after praying, she had a wonderful experience.
expanded version 11/27/04 I
found myself in darkness as if I were out in the middle of nowhere, in the dark
on a warm night. There were no sounds, at least not at first. I was not afraid,
there was nothing to be afraid of. I felt the presence of someone there, but I
saw no one. It were peaceful but dark. I felt a breeze upon my face. It
was hard to tell weather it was the wind blowing or me moving. The breeze upon
my face grew. It wasn’t long before I knew that it was I that was moving and not
the wind blowing. It was still dark, I could feel myself moving, rushing…
Rushing, by things hidden in the dark. Things that I felt were watching me,
wanting me, but I was unafraid.
NDE from suicide.
expanded version 11/21/04
up the skin of Creation, and saw that every living thing in Creation was an
expression of this being, connected to this being, indivisible and of One. Every
person, plant, animal, insect, microbe, drew its’ very existence from this
Being. Without this Being, if creation existed at all it would be filled with
lifeless, empty rocks. Within this realization I was shown how everything is
interconnected. From the Beginning to the End. From the largest galactic cluster
spinning around the hub of Creation, to the smallest quantum fluctuation; how
everyone and everything has a place and a reason. This was revealed.
NDE during heart surgery.
526. Quinton T's NDE. English expanded version 11/21/04 I was in a dimly lit room. across from me was a shaft of light from the ceiling going down at an angle to the right and through the floor. on my left was my deceased seven year old grandson and my deceased 18 month old granddaughter to my right passing by me with the Lord Jesus. A voice in my head said the light was the light of truth and love going from heaven to earth. Then in my head I heard my grandchildren say you must go back and take care of our sister. I walked toward them and looked down and saw a bed by it was my living granddaughter and my wife. next thing I knew I was opening my eyes and saw my granddaughter my first words were to her I came back for you.
Grandfather came back for his granddaughter.
525. Pastor Dirk W's NDE. English expanded version 11/21/04 In the front part of the mansion, the exterior of which extended further than my peripheral vision allowed, I saw a massive oak door and it swung open. At first my eyes were overpowered by the brilliance inside, but after a brief moment I was able to see this large hall filled with people, all dressed in white. The place sparkled, there was a golden staircase at the rear of this hall leading to other sections, and it had a very festive mood.
NDE on Easter 2004. This not only is an amazing NDE, but the dialogue between Pastor Dirk and Rev. John Price is very enlightening, inspirational, and helpful to those seeking to integrate their experience with their Christian religious beliefs.
524. Nancy C's NDE. English expanded version 11/14/04 & 1/28/2011 When I fainted my spirit rushed out of my body and I went to a place. It was a place that was my home. Although I cannot really describe it. It was like a place of ideas. There was no landscape or colors. I just existed and there were other beings there also. We didn't have bodies either, just minds. They all thought it was very funny that I was there, like it was my personality to try to get out of this life experience before it was my time to. Nothing in me wanted to come back to this life.
Childhood prank caused this NDE.
523. Mary L's NDE. English expanded version 11/14/04 I opened my eyes to the most beautiful brightly lit place...green grass, a pond/lake trees but all were eclipsed by this light...I looked around and realized I was sitting on a man's lap, who was dressed in white robes. he had dark hair at first I thought it was my deceased father in his younger years, then I thought it was my 1st husband who had passed on in 1981..then I knew it was Jesus...he held me and comforted me...no words were spoken...but the love and peace
NDE from bicycle accident.
expanded version 11/14/04
this curtain moved from the corner toward me, it obscured all objects behind it,
until I could see nothing but the wall of grey. When it touched my legs, I
became aware in some non-audible way that it was the Angel of Death, and it
intended to take my life. When it swept up my body, I did not become numb,
but had a sense that I did not exist past the curtain and was becoming shorter
and shorter. When it hit my arms and waist, they also seemed to become
stubs. During the entire event, I could not move, or speak, so I could not
call out for help, although my grandparents were in the other room.
This was a very transformational NDE.
expanded version 11/14/04
became more and more sore and I was trying to wake up until there came a point
when the pain suddenly lifted I felt no hurt, total release, no weight, and
perfectly normal. My Father was in the room with a lit candle that kept going
out. He was removing my twin brothers of 3 years to safety, he came back for me
feeling his way in the dark, lifted my body went through the door and down the
stairs and I followed behind him and me to the front garden where he sat me on a
chair. I came to consciousness, clutching the underneath of the chair seat in
each hand. I still have the chair and I can still feel that place across my
palms when I entered my body.
Beginnings of a NDE in the OBE state.
520. Carlos V's NDE. English expanded version 11/14/04 From Venezuela Original in Spanish, Translated by Carlos. I not only remember passing through a dark tunnel, but through a tunnel with lights of a wide range of colors. During the whole way, numerous voices could be heard, telling me: “None that is on earth belongs to you any longer, everything is temporary. These are not your children-just roles to play-everything is temporary-your success is linked to the way you played your role-it depends on how did you behave”. And all of a sudden a screen-like thing was opened and they told me: “This is all you have done until now”. I remember scenes of my past life since I was two; they were telling me: “You failed this, you were wrong in this, here you can see mistakes made, here they are the good deeds…”
This is a very instructive NDE.
519. Lorena S's NDE. English expanded version 11/14/04 From Argentina Original in Spanish, Translated by Carlos. He was wearing white, long sleeved dressing gown, tied on the neck – as an angel, but provided with no wings-, that matched his scarce white hair. This dressing gown was long enough, but I still could see his bare feet on the air, just as if his body was weightless, just some few grams. He, initially, was just staring at me, yes, staring at me full of tenderness, opening his arms and telling me that he came for me.
NDE involving her grandfather.
518. Gunter P's NDE. English expanded version 11/7/04 From Austria During this period of unconsciousness I saw three men, dressed in white short-sleeved shirts and long white trousers, who warned me of events to come. At that stage, their described scenario seemed to be absolutely unlikely. However, as things unfolded every one of their predictions came true to the last detail. The thing hardest to believe in the beginning was the "membership" of the three entities.
A NDE with prophecy.
expanded version 11/7/04 During
this time, really probably only a matter of seconds I left my body. I do not
remember a tunnel or light, (I wish I could be hypnotized now to see if I did
experience something like this), but I did experience a "life review". I was in
a room and there was like a giant wheel, or TV screen and it showed every second
of my life, the good and the bad things. I don't remember much of anything else.
Then my friend touched me, and when she did it broke the electric shock. My arm
was numb and sore for a few days.
Ten year old who was electrocuted.
516. Francis M's NDE. English expanded version 11/7/04 From France Original in French, Translated by Régine I was impressed by the words used by the firemen "he is fainting, we are loosing him ", whereas it seems not to me, I was there but I was unable to say anything, as if I was dead and at this moment I felt some fear…. Then, I felt a heat, so soft, invading my body. I turned back and I saw one person who held my hand and who told me, without moving its lips "Come, don’t be afraid. I am here to help you and to go with you before you recover your place on this earth. It is not yet the time for you; you still have so much things to do”.
NDE from a bicycle accident.
515. Dr. Boris' NDE. English expanded version 11/7/04 From Panama Original in Spanish, Translated by Jody with Logomedia software. The certain thing is that after the experience, I believe to look at the life from a more spiritual point of view. I believe to have enlarged the perception of what is a human being, their mission in the earth and the road that should continue to reach the biggest well-being. My approach to God and the reinforcement of my religious beliefs has been constituted in the best change of those things that have caused suffering in my life.
A Psychiatrist from Panama.
514. Aissaoui's NDE. English expanded version 11/7/04 From France Original in French, Translated by Régine. I feel attracted as if magnetized by a light which attracts me, more I come closer to this light, more I feel well, a feeling of peace, love, wellbeing, fullness. This light attracts me and I lose sight of my terrestrial body, I go towards this light which absorbs me more and more. I never felt such a total wellbeing before in my life.
Teenager drowning incident.
513. Ana R's NDE. English expanded version 11/4/04 From Spain Original in Spanish, Translated by Carlos. In front of me there was this big black door, massive and open. It had no frame or hinges and a very clear light came from there, but it reached me in a diffused way. I though this was due to the big distance to the door. I remained there for a while, thinking about my next move and started moving towards the light. I knew inside me that if I crossed that light I would never come back. I do not know how to explain this, since it never crossed my mind neither my past life nor my relatives left behind. This NDEr came back because of her mother .
512. Sameer's NDE. English expanded version 11/3/04 From Jerusalem, Israel Original in Arabic, Translated by Shaza. In a moment, I saw myself leave my body. I was floating up near the ceiling in the room, when I saw the doctors put electric shocks on my chest (DC). I saw the doctor, who was my brother’s friend, crying and hugged my brother out of the operation room. My brother didn’t cry, and told his friend that my sister would not die. He began to pray. I saw then all the officials at the local council came to the hospital to console my brother. I saw the father of the doctor brought a picture of Alkhidir -peace be upon him, he brought it from the Bethlehem church. As he was working there, I feel myself returned to my body, I felt the pain started with me, I also saw all my past life since my breast feeding till now. This NDE occurred to a Palestinian man.
511. Rena P's NDE. English expanded version 10/31/04 From Greece I found myself speeding fast up in the air inside a tunnel, light as a feather. A tunnel full of holes all around that bright light beams were coming through. I could hear the sweet sound of hundreds of chimes in the wind and I've never felt happier or more ecstatic in my whole life while swirling around and around. I was listening to the chimes and enjoying the gorgeous feeling not being able to get enough of it. This place was so gorgeous that I couldn't get enough of it and I just had to see it all! I looked up and I saw the end of the tunnel far away..a very bright, beautiful light that was not hurting my eyes at all. A destination I felt eager to reach.
NDE from Teenager who was in an auto accident.
I do not
know when the NDE occurred on January 22, because I was in and out of
consciousness, and heavily medicated, but it was some time during the afternoon.
I experienced total blackness, total peace and total calm. The experience was
quite beyond description, I can merely relate what happened. It absolutely
removed my fear of death, and that absence of fear lasts to this day.
NDE from a former Baptist minister. Interestingly - he was highly medicated, yet the experience was extremely lucid.
collapsed meds came. zapped me. no pulse. rushed me to fountain valley ca
hospital emergency dr. could find nothing in all about 20 min. out of here.
p.s. did not want to come back would go again in a heart beat (no pun intended)
Short description of NDE, but you can tell the experience had a lot to it when you read the answers to the questions.
During my last
NDE, I was suffocating to death after surgery to my thyroid. My husband was
informed that I was dying and nothing else could be done. I knew I was dying
because I had an out of body experience and a deep feeling of peace while the
Dr.s were working on me. I felt like "no, this can't be happening , I have young
children". After, I was put into surgery and an airway was opened. This was
different from my actual clinical death experience which happened so fast that I
was in one world and instantly in another. Like dreaming. I experienced love and
ecstasy which I have never had the intensity of in this lifetime.
She describes three NDEs at various times in her life.
was much higher up - it felt like I was on top of the 10 story building. I
could see for miles, all around my part of town. I heard a siren, off to
my right, but the mill was in the way - suddenly I was way high up !!!
Looking down on the 10 story mills roof & barely able to see me or the others in
the street...I could see an ambulance coming up Church street & turning left -
headed to cross over the bridge & in to our part of town.
Teenager who had the OBE phase of the NDE.
I was walking
down Whitstable high street at night, when a mugger attacked me, I resisted his
attacks, but he still pushed me into the road, where I was hit by a car.
Doctors said I was dead on the scene, but one still attempted to revive me.
He succeeded. Whilst I was dead, I saw the future. The world was
covered in flames, and then Jesus spoke to me, he said "Spread the word, and
this will not happen, my son."
NDE from a mugging incident.
I felt myself
lifting out of my body. I did not see my body below me or anything.
The pain subsided and at the same time, I KNEW I was dying. I felt my
being, my SELF, being absorbed into what I was later to describe as the
arms of God. I experienced the most powerful, profound love and
peace. Every hurt, pain, regret, all the negative things of my life
were erased, wiped away. They no longer mattered. The only
thing I felt was this unbelievable peace and love. The love was so
vast, so much greater than anything I had ever experienced here on earth.
I have never feared death since. I felt I had been given the greatest gift
I could ever receive.
NDE from an abortion gone wrong.
beginning of my experience was in the helicopter going to the ER. I was in and
out of consciousness. When I arrived at the hospital I told the friends that
were with me good bye but, they insisted that I stay awake. I could not. I
started what seemed to be a bad dream. Full of being turned and twisted in ways
I did not want to be in and had no choice in. And that part seemed to settle
down after a while and I became an observer of a futuristic scene.
This is an atypical NDE. A lot of the imagery may have come from being in and out of consciousness. The important thing is the experience is extremely spiritually transformative!
504. John Yelavich. Poetry Page. His NDE in the form of a poem!
502. Michelle M's NDE. English expanded version 10/10/04 I remember It was like I was being re-introduced .. or awakening after a hard sleep. I thought questions and the understanding would come. This is hard to explain, I guess the best way to even express this is to make an analogy... It's like when you travel, you are staying in a motel, a strange bed, strange room and then you wake up in the middle of the night and don't know where you are.. it takes you a few minutes to realize and remember where you are. That is the feeling I felt on the other side. I was remembering and it felt so good to be there and to understand, to know .. it was home, where I really lived.
NDE from a car accident where mother came back for her daughter.
great feeling of total love and peace engulfed me. The next thing I noticed was
that I was traveling through a dark tunnel. I had a perspective of being pulled
through it. I was being pulled by my chest so fast that my arms and legs were
trailing behind me. All the while I had that feeling of complete love and peace.
I knew no fear. I saw a super bright light as I approached the end of the
tunnel. There was a silhouette of a being. The silhouette was of Jesus Christ. I
felt the love and peace was radiating from Him. I was told that it was not my
time yet. I didn't want to return. I wasn't given an opportunity to argue.
Child drowning incident.
Standing in the
doorway at the foot of my bed was someone wearing a long, shiny, metallic
looking robe. The robe went all the way to the floor covering her feet. I could
not see the face because it was so bright. It radiated a very bright light but
did not hurt my eyes. The light itself was love. (that's the best way I can
describe it) I could not see any facial features because of the brightness
of the light, but I felt it was a woman and I knew she was smiling. I could see
her long, flowing hair that seemed to merge with her gown and go to the floor
with it. Her body was translucent and I could see through her. I felt no fear. I
didn't seem to feel anything unusual at all. It all seemed very normal to me at
the time. I felt very calm.
NDE experience from scarlet fever as a child.
499. Randall M's NDE. English expanded version 10/10/04 I opened my eyes and looked down from the ceiling at a scene of mayhem. Someone was lying on the floor-I couldn't see whom-and 3 people, 2 females, 1 male, were on their knees around the person. A nurse ran up with a push cart. Some one was calling out blood pressure numbers; the last set I heard was "35 over 15". I got bored; it looked like a TV show. I turned around (on a horizontal axis, and that was when I realized I was "floating", because I wanted to go forward and turn left down a hallway, where they had told me my room was. I tried "swimming". That didn't work, but just thinking I wanted be someplace got me there.
NDE with a twist at the end!
was like my head was opened and all the knowledge of the universe was being put
in my mind with the volume and pressure of a fire hose. I understood everything.
Everything. It was not "God like" it was more of a "cosmic consciousness" event.
I could see the "Great Spirit" (if you will) in everything. Everything is alive
or is made up of this all inclusive consciousness. The dirt, rocks, the breath
of a mountain goat, in the e-coli virus, the wind vapor on Mars, the varnish on
my desk, the solar wind from the stars. Everything. Everything.
A newbie experience. He is still processing the NDE since it just happened in July 2004.
I saw my
self lying on the bed face down but yet I was viewing it from above as if I were
floating above my body then I was taken through the roof and up into a dark
space where there were many tiny colored lights and I was traveling past them. I
had the feeling that these lights were very familiar to me but there was a
single very bright light in the far distance that I was being pulled toward at
great speed. I wanted to go toward that very intense light and then as if
there was a rope tied around my waist I was reeled backwards again passing all
the same little familiar lights.
Woke up in a body bag after being declared dead for 29 minutes!
I had for
the lack of a better term a slide show. maybe it was a movie but slide
show seems to better describe it as it was just one image after another in a
very very rapid succession. I can not remember exactly what the images
were but it both interesting and in viewing these flashes I knew I had seen
these before. I would say my life was flashing before me but it seemed
almost to much to take in at the time.
Mercenary had two life reviews during both NDEs.
495. Jeffer S's NDE. English expanded version 10/10/04 He showed me to the sky and said "Son, this is what you've been doing with your life, I am quite pleased and will reward you with pleasurable eternal life for the wrongs that have been put against you." This man showed me a time in my life where he seen it was the lowest, when I lost my twin brother to suicide. He also showed me a meadow that was filled with people going across a river, peaceful river. Those who were thirsty drank of it. Led back to earth by his twin brother who died of suicide.
the same time my mind and body seemed to separate momentarily. The "journey"
though short lived can only be describes as beautiful. There is a show
called Sliders on the Sci_Fi channel where the characters step into a tunnel of
light and travel from world to world. The visual effects used too create that
tunnel closely resemble what I experienced except in my case the tunnel was
black and white and seemed to travel at high speed with me and around me all at
once. I got the impression that we are all part of a much bigger picture that
God (Allah) has in store for us all.
NDE from a fall.
493. Esther N's NDE. English expanded version 10/10/04 Then, all at once, I was surrounded by a bright, blue light, and felt myself being drawn to....somewhere. It was like I was being drawn through the sky, the blue was of that color. I didn't know why this was happening -- like most children, I accepted what was happening as the way it should be....Then, suddenly, I found myself in a beautiful garden. The closest description I can give is that it looked a bit like "Tellytubbyland" -- but with higher hills. In front of me, when I arrived, were all these beautiful ladies! All but one had long blonde hair, and all were dressed in white dresses. Each one was under an individual bower. The lady in the center had long, dark hair, like my own. Child NDE.
the experience, there was also an intense whooshing and vibrating sensation.
The best analogy I can use to describe it is this: If you've ever ridden
on a ferry boat, when sitting in your vehicle, while the ferry boat is idling or
traveling across the water, there is a vibration from the engines and a
whooshing sort of sound, a pulsating that emanates from the engines and
reverberates in the structure of the ferry boat, and the experience I had
included an intense vibrating/whooshing/pulsating sound simultaneously somewhat
similar to that.
Child birth related NDE.
reached the LIGHT, it was so bright, like nothing on Earth, pure white LIGHT,
and such a feeling of unconditional love and warmth. Any questions I had
ever had were answered by the LIGHT. It seems like I was there for a long
time, just absorbing all the answers. Next thing I knew a voice came from
the LIGHT and told me it was not my time to stay there. I BEGGED as hard
as I could, but I was slammed back into my body in reverse, and I cursed all the
doctors and nurses.
This was the first of 3 NDEs.
I was chasing a
frog and fell into stock tank. I remember everything turning green and
then I felt great peace. I was going down a black tunnel toward a very
bright light at the end. When I got there I remember feeling a great peace
and then head a voice saying "David you need to go back. Your mom and dad
need you." Since then I have been told that dad found me and pulled me out
and Mom did CPR on me.
Highly lucid for a three year old drowning incident.
I was up
near the ceiling and could see a long tunnel of light and approached the end of
it but something made me come back to my body. My mother made them pack my body
in ice and I was in a metal tub for 3 days when my fever broke and I came back
from wherever I was. I have had ...unsure of how to describe it...3 episodes
where I saw windows into the past since then.
Both NDEs appear to be catalysts for allowing him to perceive time differently and people on the other side.
488. Geraldine O's NDE. English expanded version 10/10/04 "What happened? Did I have a stroke?" I remember feeling very shocked. I remember then turning my spirit body and leaving. Next I was in a very black place. It was not frightened because I knew that there was nothing out there in the darkness. I was just black velvet. I don't really remember much after that until it was time to leave. I found myself being sucked backward through a tunnel. I could see the light that I was being pulled away from and there was someone who seemed to be standing on a platform on the left side of the tunnel. NDE from cardiopulmonary arrest.
487. Clark B's NDE. English expanded version 10/10/04 I did not have the "tunnel experience" many others have had. I was hovering over my family. I knew I was dead and felt guilty that my wife and children were crying over me while I was feeling so good. I wanted them to be dead with me and tried to let them know I was fine. As far as my body was concerned, it was like an old shoe to be discarded. NDE from electrocution.
light and experienced a warm blanketing feeling around me. Felt really at peace
but was looking behind me for my husband and baby. I was really concerned for
them. There were the presence of people saying to me that my time wasn't up.
The presence of God was there reassuring me. He/she/it had commanded for my
attention and it was like they had pulled my attention towards them.
Her NDE with God was preparation for a more difficult time on earth.
remember looking down at myself on the gurney, wearing a hospital gown,
surrounded by a doctor in green scrubs, a dark-haired nurse in blue on my left
and two other people, one partially bald, on my right side. My husband was
not present. Everyone was busily working to hook me to oxygen and fluids.
My vantage point seems to have been the ceiling as I was looking at the tops of
NDE from post-operative complications.
whom I understood to be God, told me He needed to converse with me, and
indicated that this was a rare opportunity to have my full attention. . .
During this conversation I was told many things about my life and religion, and
was given the opportunity to ask, and receive answers to, many questions. But
then I was told that after I returned to consciousness, I'd forget everything I
had just heard. "Let me remember one thing," I pleaded. "You'll remember that
this conversation took place, but you won't remember what you learned until the
time is right," I was told.
This would be a NDE, but it is unclear if the experience occurred during actual death. The experience seems to be a hybrid between a NDE and bilocation.
dizzy and collapsed out side on the front porch. I can remember floating up into
a tube like area with a very bright light at the end. Everything was turning
around much like a tornado as I elevated up toward the light. I was soooo
relaxed and very comfortable more than I had ever felt before and did not want
to be disturbed as I could hear my Father's voice trying to bring me around I
just wanted to keep going.
Anemia related NDE.
were coming after me. They were short and upright as a human would be. They were
dressed in black hooded robes. They shuffled walked. They were black with round
faces. They had pointed teeth and claws on their fingers. They were fighting and
snarling at each other. They were fighting over who got me. Each one carried a
large butcher knife. They decided to dismember me so each could have a piece. I
was trying to fight them off. All of a sudden they stopped, turned around and
walked away. They shuffled off snarling at each other. They entered what
appeared to be a dark cave entrance. I heard no one command them to stop. They
just stopped and left.
Hellish NDE after he coded on the operating table.
481. JoAnn R's NDE. English expanded version 10/10/04 I could see the doctors and nurses because I was looking down on them and myself. At this point things started to happen very fast and I was drawn through a tunnel toward a bright light. There were other lights along the tunnel that were people. I was very excited because when I got to the end of the tunnel I would know everything!! I was moving very fast!! I never did make it to the end of the tunnel. Child NDE.
I remember my
grandparents and a few others being around me and then it seemed as I w as
headed for the light which seemed so peaceful and I really wanted to go, but it
was at this time that God intervened and told me that it wasn't my time yet,
there was still some unfinished business - that is about it.
NDE from bleeding ulcer.
479. Ethel H's NDE. English expanded version 10/10/04 & 10/24/04 OBERF QUESTIONNAIRE: This whole experience seemed so real. I'm sure it was. Many things happened and many things were said, Just too much for me to write. Before I returned, I saw Jesus. He said I must return to my body since it wasn't my time to enter his fathers house. My job here now is to get closer to my family, and to spread His love where ever I went and to every one I come in contact with. I was showed every ones thoughts and intentions, good and bad. I can still feel peoples thoughts and emotions even now. I can't remember every thing at once, it comes back to me in bits and pieces. NEW NDERF QUESTIONNAIRE Anyway I was no longer on a bed or any thing but seemed to be gliding up right further to the light . The light while bright didn't glare, but it was sort of a golden glow. People seemed to be floating all around. All happy and smiling. I could feel the love and calmness there. They all seemed to have a glow around them. Some one told me I could have a seat for a few minutes, that some one was coming to talk to me. No pain, nothing, just peace. NDE from heart attack where she sees Jesus.
NOT NOW. EVEN THOUGH I FELT PEACE, COMFORT, AND COMPLETE LOVE BEHIND ME AND
AROUND ME, I DIDN'T WANT TO GO, AND THEN, THE NEXT THING I SAW WAS THE ROOM
BECOME BRIGHT AND THE LIGHT BEHIND ME WAS EVEN BRIGHTER, I REMEMBER TURNING
AROUND CRYING AND I ASKED, ONE MORE TIME, PLEASE, LORD NOT NOW.
Her prayer was heard. She's back!
out to awaken to the most beautiful singing I have ever heard. I heard this
singing, and then I heard my family trying to resuscitate me. they finally got
me on my feet to go the ER. I saw and heard angels and the bells of a church.
That is what awakened me. my family could not see or hear them.
Suicide attempt from drug overdose.
Original in Korean, translated by
I got out of the water and breathed again and
I went down into the water three times. I felt languid and feeble and saw the
bright light. I am calm and no panic, no breathless. I felt very good. My body
and mind felt completely peaceful. It seemed that I was under the water for a
long time. I wanted to stay there but I headed upwards and raised my hand
because I felt a little stuffy. I reached the top of the water very quickly.
I could see a boat around me. I went down into the water again. When I popped
out of the water again, the boat came to me.
Cross-cultural drowning NDE.
475. Barry C's NDE. English expanded version 10/09/04 Original in Polish, translated by Mateusz
I found myself in a perfect blackness (not a tunnel), I could feel space around me. The blackness was so deep and velvet-like. In front of me I saw a very bright light, but not a blinding one. I started to approach the light and it grew bigger and bigger and finally it turned into a great light ball around which I started to move, just like a planet. The ball was radiating love and tolerance, masculine power and indifference to who I am and what I have done - it was only important that "I was". I couldn't get into the light although I was very close. I wanted to be in the light so much. There was wisdom, acceptance, love and creative power in the light.
Suicide attempt, substance overdose.
474. Niles R's NDE. English expanded version 9/30/04 Original in French, translated by Régine It’s at that time that I had a life review. I don’t remember any more about how I reached this state (out of body experience, tunnel, …) but I remember me seeing like a summary of my stay in this summer camp with the full possibility of choosing to let the events pass or to dwell on them, with an external point of view, as if I could fly around those last events. The whole, in a feeling of wellbeing. It seemed to me that time was different from reality because I could go again in much of situations in a short time.
NDE from child pranks
473. Arthur's NDE. English expanded version 9/18/04 My experience was vivid, every dead loved one and good friend was there to greet me and guide me I saw angels a field full of them, the music my gracious can't begin to compare it to anything on earth, with all this even showing me future events if I stayed upstairs (in heaven).
Didn't realize that the two friends he saw in heaven were dead. He thought they were living.
472.5. Bardin's NDE. English expanded version 9/18/04 Original in French, translated by Régine "Don’t be frightened”, then I heard… I was not frightened… I was dead, at least that’s what I thought, I had no painful feeling… And I had already this feeling of being full of an infinite love as I had never felt before … Why being afraid of Love? Love does not want to do harm… I have no memory about place and time… I was surrounded by very loving souls… And that’s not all: no room, no landscape… just the souls.
Childbirth NDE, came back for son.
472. Hannah's NDE. English expanded version 9/18/04 Original in Dutch, translated by René “I had seen my daughter and it was ok” Then I felt a peace as I had never felt before. Perfect pure delightful serenity. Peace. Happiness. Words cannot describe that feeling. I am convinced that nobody during his earthly life can be so peaceful and happy as I felt then. Not even on the most wonderful day of a lifetime. This quietude and bliss are incomparable. I saw no tunnel, no light at the end of the tunnel. I saw an all-encompassing golden glow. For a moment, not long. Then I entered the most beautiful landscape that I could imagine. A bright green pasture, full with red glowing tulips. I was very aware that I was dead. Childbirth NDE, came back for daughters.
Then I felt like I was pushed back into a wall and my arms pinned back to the
wall. I felt totally helpless and then I saw what looked like hair ball
with shark teeth come at me. I looked to my right side and saw that the
voices were little monsters that were turning into the hairballs and back into
monsters. They were the ugliest looking things I have seen and yet to see.
They looked like snakes crossed with bats crossed with something that had horns.
They had bodies that was like that of a snake and it had wings. They arms
and hands look like those of a bat. Their faces look like snakes and they
had fangs like a bat and a snake. On the top of their heads they had
horns, but not like the horns of a bull or a ram. They had pointed horns
but nothing that I could say was earthly.
This is an extremely profound NDE in so many ways! He went to hell, then to heaven. His sister, Miranda G had a NDE a month before he had his NDE. Talk about a family soul group!
When I first
left my body, the first time is vivid, I see myself leaving and did not care.
There was a void for just a little bit then I could see myself going toward
heaven. It surprised that I could see myself going there. I was as if walking
but my legs were not moving, I was floating. I was wearing a white gown but when
reached where I was going, I come upon at least 8 people sitting in chairs in
half horseshoe shape. The person in the middle had a chair that was taller than
the others. They told me it was not my time and had to go back. I did not want
to go back.
Child NDE from Spinal meningitis, she died 3 times.
I was suddenly
standing in a beautiful green woods. It was like jumping right into the middle
of a vivid, colorful dream. There was lots of light and sunshine all around,
light breezes rustling the leaves. Profound feelings of joy and well being and
happiness and comfort and love. Before me, a sort of glade in the woods
beckoned me towards lighter woods further on. It seemed there was more
sunshine down there. The light was not blinding, nor was it white.
It was more yellow, like sunshine really is, and the color of the leaves was
Coded in the hospital. Great picture of what her NDE looked like!
felt oddly emotionally disconnected from the scene in the ER. I was
enveloped in a quasi-cylindrical light and continued to rise. I began to
go faster and faster until I came to a place where I finally stopped.
There was an angel there and I felt as if I had known this being and this place
all my life. It was so peaceful and beautiful. I asked a couple of
questions and we were talking when I suddenly began to fall. It was if I
fell right back into my body. As soon as I hit, I sat straight up on the
NDE from surgery complications.
Some time later
Alicia came out of her coma, almost from the very first she told an amazing
story of having gone to Heaven. She would look at you and point up to the sky
and say "I went to heaven, it was beautiful" she would hold her arms out as wide
as she could an say "There were lots of people, lots of people" she would cross
her arms over her chest and say "Everybody loved each other, there was no
cussing, no fighting, no shooting" with each statement she would use her hands
to emphasize what she said, and lastly she would say "I didn't want to come
Amazing set of corroborating coincidences as told from a witness.
WAS FLOATING TO WHAT I THOUGHT WAS HEAVEN, I SAW A BRIGHT LIGHT LIKE I HAD NEVER
SEEN BEFORE. AND I FELT A PEACE AND SERENE FEELING, THIS WAS PEACE THAT WAS
INDESCRIBABLE, THEN I LOOK UP AND THERE WAS MY GRANDFATHER WITH OPEN ARMS. HE
SAID HE WOULD TAKE CARE OFF ME. I LOOKED TO MY LEFT AND I SEEN MY 2 CHILDREN
TELLING ME TO COME BACK. AND I CAME BACK.
NDE where mother came back for children.
Suddenly I am
standing 20 feet away from the stretcher watching the MD perform CPR on my body.
During his time I was very calm, and noticed I was only a consciousness, no
body, no pain, no problems, no worries. It was great! As I watched the MD
perform compressions on my chest I thought I don't feel anything, this guy can't
control whether I live or die. I thought only I can control whether live or
die. As soon as I had this thought I was back in my body, and awake.
NDE from heart attack, verified what he saw in the OBE state.
was ordering me to "Get out of my car", "Look what you did"....I was watching
him...I was completely engulfed...in warmth...in light....in love...in
knowledge...I knew I was...I knew about things and subjects that were
universal..I "saw" my children...As infants, as adults, as parents, as
grandparents...I knew I was not staying where I was...I knew I was only there to
be "protected" against further injury. Separated from this evil that was being
waged...I knew I was going to be back in "this" life....
Boyfriend strangled her.
Next thing I remember was an incredible feeling of peace that I have never felt
before or since that day. And being in such complete peace It felt like it could
go on forever when somehow I was questioned by an incredibly authoritative, yet
gentle voice that said: If you are willing to accept pain, you will save
your son a lot of trouble. I replied: How are these two facts
NDE from biking accident.
speak or breathe and I was thinking - God, I am ready if it is my time, but I
didn't get to say goodbye to anyone or tell my husband and boys how much I love
them. I was in total darkness, but it was not a scary darkness. It was
comforting and like a soft glove holding me. A voice I had never heard before
spoke. The voice was reassuring and sounded like velvet- no rasp in it at all-
it was male. He said slowly- "they already know" - I then felt totally
calm and at peace.
NDE from allergic reaction.
I then saw
myself in a long narrow room which had walls made of mahogany with a long
mahogany bar on the left side of the room. The end of the room had a swinging
door with a light around the edges of the door on the other side of the door. I
saw myself walking up to the bartender and asked him for a glass of air. He gave
me a martini glass filled with water and I drank that and asked for another
glass of air. Again, he gave me another glass of water which I drank. Then I
said I really wanted a glass of air and he gave me a glass of air which I drank.
At that moment I was pulled up to the surface of the pool by two people I was
NDE with atypical imagery.
460. Le Monde's NDE. English expanded version 9/12/04 Original from France, translated by Régine. I remember this intense pain and and I remember having, at the same time, a life review with short pieces, experiences that I even didn’t recall, coming back in my mind. That’s difficult to explain, but all that gave me the feeling to be in a fast deafening carroussel which scene was my own life. I saw my father, my brother and my sister and more particulary my grandfather who was smiling to me, but also one of my uncles deceased a few year before. I felt myself floating and rotating. Then I didn’t feel my body anymore, I had the impression to be nothing anymore, to not exist physically anymore.
NDE from heat exhaustion.
459. Mario D's NDE. English expanded version 9/12/04 Original from Italy, translated via LogoMedia. To a certain moment, with fond but firm gestures, it softly got further me transmitting me with the thought, "You have to now go, you are busy so many things, a lot of new things; you go, there are us, there are all." I didn't understand this strange behavior and with the eyes I told her: "Because grandmother you don't want that I stay with you? I want to remain here, not to send me back." But she was inflexible and with a hand on the shoulder she invited me to look, where I saw down myself some meter that I lay dying on a bed in a coma, with physicians and nurses, busy to tear me from the death. I felt all of this that they said: it was as him same assisting to a film the film of myself.
Remarkable NDE where his grandmother had placed a coin on the seat of the car to remind him of the reality of his NDE. He also went on to become a healer.
457. Maria TK's NDE. English expanded version 9/2/04 Original from Sweden, translated by Lisa M. Then the light came. I was thrown straight into the middle of the Sun. Straight into the middle of the warmest, most beautiful, most welcoming light, where I instantly felt that "here I feel good"... I was drawn to the ocean of light as a gigantic magnet, and drowned in light. I´m not sure, but I might have heard psalm singing. It was like the light was "singing" in some way... But not really. It wasn´t sound. Might have been telepathic. My soul might have come into contact with the soul music of the light. It was light and it was Love at the same time. There was hidden and encoded Heavenly music in the whole thing. It wasn´t important... The main thing was that here I felt Welcomed and Loved. I came "Home." NDE from Surgery Complications.
456. Halina J's NDE. English expanded version 9/1/04 Original from Poland, translated by Mateusz I went further to the right and I suddenly found myself in a grey desert and heard a voice coming from underground saying “There is GOD, There is GOD, There is GOD” (I still can’t remember if the voice spoke Polish or English). The word ‘ecstasy’ describes the feeling best. Apart from ecstasy I also felt great awe for God. I went further till I reached a tunnel and rays of sunlight. I knelt down and I felt God.
455. Linda B's NDE. English expanded version 8/11/04 After experiencing all of the miracles of this day I would still find my future playing out just as I had seen. And as it progressed I would know fear, sadness, and lack of faith just as they had predicted. I would sin and more. The angels knew this but it took me years to fully understand everything that they had showed me and wanted me to understand. They knew all of the time that I would not turn into the perfect saint. They loved me just the way I was. God loves me always not just when I am obedient and perfect. What a wonderful feeling that is. I just have to remind myself that He is here and learn to stop talking long enough to listen for His voice.
This is one of the most riveting accounts that we have. In describing her NDE, she takes the reader through the emotional gambit. Truly Amazing and a Great Novel! (All 35 pages of it!)
I did not have a life review, but
rather Jesus and I had an astounding conversation where he patiently answered
all my questions. One I distinctly remember: I had recently completed a
grueling course in calculus and had gotten all the final exam answers correct
except one...I wanted to know the answer to that question. Jesus laughed
and then gave me the answer, not in words but in a "knowing" that encompassed
not just the element of the question, but a complete understanding of all
relational aspects of the question. HE has a wonderful sense of humor and I
distinctly got the feeling that HE enjoys us humans as a father enjoys watching
the minor scrapes children get themselves into.
This is a first! Jesus was asked to answer a calculus problem. :)
453. Joshua C's NDE. English expanded version 8/11/04 I saw an extremely bright light flowing over my right shoulder and obstructing my view from everything within my sight. Turning toward this light to investigate its origin, I suddenly see three figures slowly approaching me; the figures began to come clearer and I then recognized them to be of my past uncle (my mother's sister's husband..."Uncle Buddy" (1972), my past aunt...my mother's baby sister (1976), and another uncle (Uncle Dee Dee)...my father's brother who I often visited during a great portion of my training after "Boot camp" on Orlando, Fl in 1979.
He almost shook hands with his Uncle Dee Dee who had died earlier that day unbeknownst to him, but then woke up.
I was suddenly above looking down
on my monitor and IV pole and my body. I then saw a white being that floated up.
I was asked if I was ready and I said yes. Then the being told me to follow. I
followed and went to see my kids. I kept arguing that i could go and it would be
ok for them. I went to the waiting room and saw my family. They were talking and
I watched them. I saw my son on the playground at school. I then went to the
light to see my mother who had passed. I could not go in. I would have to make a
Came back for children.
I was now a
translucent shadow with hands, feet, a whole body but it was made of energy,
power, and strength. I looked at my right arm and made a fist. I looked at my
left arm and made a fist. I felt so strong and powerful I was energy. I looked
out at a 45 degree angle and shot off like a rocket into this infinity of
darkness I could see into. It was not like being in a dark room or closet it was
a darkness I could see into an infinity. I felt like I was in space.
Marine in a brutal fight. The scenes are graphic. Paul shared his NDE the first time with NDERF 7/12/1999. His second submission shows a lot of integration in the past 5 years.
As the light grew closer to me, I
could see rainbow colors coming out from everywhere and I was hearing music.
The kind of music that you just can't hear on earth. It was like angels
singing. As the colors passed by me I heard them say that I was going to
be just fine, that I was home. Everything would be told to me now.
They were speaking by way of mental powers and I was able to understand them and
I remember telling them that I was glad to be home where such love lived.
The kind of love that could not be felt on earth. When I stood right in
front of the light I noticed that there was a golden center that was speaking to
me. Again by mental powers and asked if I knew where I was. I told
that I thought I was home to stay. Then the light passed over me and I saw
photos of my life. I saw my parents. The center of the light asked
me if I could feel anything from the photos. I said I could feel intense
love and pain from my mom. From my dad I was feeling intense love and that
he was very hurt by what I had done.
449. Carolle S's NDE. English expanded version 8/11/04 I was on an inner tube and she was pushing me out until the water came to her neck. When she went to turn around and head back to shore, a wave picked up the tube and dumped me to the bottom. She kept reaching for me but couldn't find me. I just sat on the bottom and my short life started going before my eyes. Birthday parties, Christmas...mostly good memories, I don't remember any bad memories at that time.
Child drowning NDE.
448. Shalom G's NDE. English expanded version 8/9/04 I immediately walked over to him & asked, "Are You the Being, called JESUS", and with a warm soft, sense of Love & Laughter, he replied back, " I am called by many names, however because of your background you can call me BIG BROTHER, and I will call you, My Little Prince of Peace"... He then went on to indicate, that I could either stay with HIM or return to earth. However if I did not return, many people would miss their connections, in order to complete their missions & purposes in life. Reluctantly, but with an deeper understanding of My Mission, "To help Healers, Heal, so they can be of service to GOD and ALL his children", I chose to return to help ALL of my assigned brothers & sisters, on our planet.
This is the second NDE. Totally fascinating!
Over 25 years ago I fell asleep while driving. They
tell me I rolled 165 feet and flipped my VW 4 times. What I remembered and it
was brief - was hovering over the car looking at it and all the things along the
highway. It was 1 a.m. and yet it was bright like day light. Then all of a
sudden I was upside down in the driver's seat trying to get out. I didn't tell
anyone for many years and when I became aware of life not being just what you
see on the surface and there is more to it, it was very clear to me what happen.
What I have thought about that is "when you have a traumatic physical accident
as such you briefly leave as not to really experience the blows". Like the soul
isn't about that aspect of the experience. That doesn't mean hours, days and
even 25 years later you are not physically aware but the system has been set up
as to not set up to have the immediate event be one of horror. Of course, if it
is one's time that could make the difference as to how far into the light you
go. I am sure this is like many others since there are so many car accidents. I
now have the visualization of getting to my destination in tack. Good luck with
446. Harold E's NDE. English expanded version 8/7/04 From France, translated by René and Régine At that moment when I turned slowly to the left that I saw the same vision of the road that I had seen when I fell asleep, before the accident. Only that on the road I now saw five tubes or lines placed like five points on a dice of a light so white and so shining but which didn’t hurt the eyes so sweet and warm coming towards me so that when I could almost touch these luminous spots I turned toward them without any hesitation like a emergency exit there close to my hands and suddenly I found myself several meters from this car in flames that took away my friends.
Musician's NDE and rescue from a fiery automobile accident.
445. Jean T's NDE. English expanded version 8/7/04 From France, translated by René and Régine
I am intimately convinced, what I hear it is not my ears that hear, I am anesthetized, but it is “me”. I start to move away from the agitation. I am not ok, no visual sensation, but the impression to float in the air. It is dark, I do not see. Something that I call the collective mind, in which all the good of humanity lives for ever, shows me my life and makes me understand that I have not accomplished anything good, only egoism governs my life.
translated by René and Régine
Then I decide to take the a path
towards death, with the light at the end. I think of my life and my family my
son of five years old appears he is an angel that smiles to me how will he be
doing without his father I have to climb up, I cannot but a hand grabs me I
don’t see a face he helps me to turn my head upwards where life is and I climb
up and get out.
NDE from bicycle accident.
443. Ally M's NDE-Like. English expanded version 8/7/04 From Canada, translated by René and Régine All I remember is that I saw a very strong white light not like on earth, it is impossible to explain the intensity of that light, I found myself sitting at a round table with a white cloth, at my left there was a person whose face I couldn’t see, yet dressed in white, I was certain that it was God and before me another person in white but I couldn’t see the face it was like this person was eating biscuits or the like, there where like crumbs or so falling on the table, the person to the left was talking telepathically in my head, I said I couldn’t leave earth because there were people who needed me, that I needed to go back.
NDE-like because even though she had the perception her heart stopped, it is questionable if she died or not.
442. Joop's NDE. English expanded version 8/7/04 From the Netherlands, translated by Rene' I was sucked into a tunnel where I floated, there were lots of animals around me that made the most wonderful music, it was as if I was being welcomed. Floating I went in the direction of the light that I felt I had to go to. Having arrived there I felt so much happiness and love that I couldn’t continue further then up to the transition (threshold) between the tunnel and the light. Telepathically they told me everything. When I wanted to make the move forward a girl appeared with beautiful red hair. Then I had to leave all this and floated through the planetary system, back into my body, I felt reborn and full of energy.
Suicide NDE. Normally this would have been discounted as a drug experience, but it looks like he may have succeeded in killing himself.
imagine for just a moment if you will a place void of any and all negativity. A
place void of fear, famine, dread, hunger, greed, hate, anger, pain, racial and
religious bigotry, jealousy, disease, pestilence, violence and all other
possible forms of human suffering. A place of total bliss, overflowing with
harmony where only complete unconditional love and understanding exists. One
filled with such magnificent splendor, color, beauty and wonder that it escapes
all human comprehension. A place that at first seems so foreign and almost
frightening, yet as you continue begins to feel so familiar and wonderful.
The life review and other descriptions of the other side shows remarkable insight and amazing integration into his daily life.
440. G Ryan's NDE. English expanded version 7/24/04 I’d never felt so cold. From feeling very warm when I was lying amongst the rubble, I now felt cold, but it wasn’t an uncomfortable feeling, it was just one that was to be accepted without question it seemed. I was wearing the exact same clothes as before, even the blood stains were still there. My sight was not… human. It was fragmented, although I could see perfectly, if not better, it was not the sight I’d had previously, and everything glowed in a silvery way.
This is one of the few NDEs where multiple people were involved. He talked to his friend who went to the other side, while he ultimately returned to his earthly body.
what felt like a lifetime of blackness i started to see a bright glowing light.
A light so bright that it should have over-powered me but it did not. It
was calming and peaceful and i was feeling love. The kind that you just
can't know of. As it got closer to me i started hear music. I then
saw prism-like lights coming to me and talking to me. Telling me that
everything was going to be ok. When i got to the light i saw my mom who
had passed away in Nov. of 2003. She told me that i had to go back. It
was not my time. I still had things to do. I remember telling her
that i did not want to go back, i wanted to stay with her there. She told
me that i had to go back to my dad and the world of the living.
Teenager experience that happened 6 months ago.
I began to
hysterically cry begging not to be sent "back" but to go to the light. Crying
and crying then all of a sudden a calmness as a voice spoke gently to me like
warm honey being poured over me very warm and comforting like I had never felt
since then came over me. This seemingly familiar voice held a long list of
reasons of why I had to return, yet I don't remember specifically any of these
reasons (they all seemed trivial to me at the time thought). I could see a male
figure with a very bright light behind him so I couldn't make out exactly what
he looked like. He spoke to me very lovingly and gently as if not to scare me
but to reassure me that all would be alright. Yet I only wanted to stay with
Teenager's NDE from pneumonia.
437. Rebecca I's NDE. English expanded version 7/24/04 There was wide blackness above me and I was going away from it, below it, as if I was falling. I wasn't sure where I was or what was happening. I remember the physical sensation of shrinking, and talking to myself. I thought it was like being in a funnel and I was going down, by the time I was in the very tip of the funnel I was quite small. I even said, " I am the size of a pea now. Wow, I must be dying. This is really easy, it's so easy to die. You die in the blink of an eye, you can die with out even knowing it..."
NDE from automobile accident. Came back because of memories of her daughter and niece.
I saw a
field of flowers which were unlike anything I had ever seen before. There
were mountains in the background. It was an untouched, unspoiled
landscape. The field seemed endless. I was floating above it.
I felt I was to progress to the end of the field, I didn't look behind me.
I didn't look far ahead either. It suddenly hit me what was happening and
I refused to be there. If I want one thing in life it is to raise my
children to adulthood and I had yet to do that. This realization hit like a ton
of bricks and I jolted back into consciousness.
NDE from childbirth complications.
435. Deborah D's NDE. English expanded version 7/24/04 That's when it happened. I went to a place that was the most comfortable, peaceful place I had ever been to. I was at the lighted side of a tunnel. I saw dead relatives, all glad to see me. When I looked down the tunnel I saw my body being frantically worked on. At 2:12pm I was pronounced dead. At the same time, out of the blinding white light, a voice I assumed to be God asked me," Are you ready to come home?" I said "no!"
She came back for her mother.
As I was
met in the surgery by two doctors I remember at the time thinking this is it, I
am not going to recover from this, as the pain was unbearable. I remember
floating towards a bright light, I was calm and I wanted to go towards it, I was
aware that I had my grandparents waiting for me on the other side, and I was
very very calm. I heard a voice, it was female. She told me
that it wasn't my time and that I had to go back. I was disappointed.
NDE from ectopic pregnancy.
this because after my grandfather met me in the "receiving room", we began
walking (and talking of course) and we eventually arrived in a large room that
looked like a library. This room was huge -- coliseum scale -- with
bookcases and books everywhere - floor to ceiling. I had a sense that this
library "room" essentially went on forever, with unending nooks and crannies.
As my grandfather talked to me we were able to "float" up to higher levels in
the great library. As we "floated" along, my grandfather was pulling
volumes off of shelves and skimming text. I was astounded by this because
I *knew* my grandpa could not read. I began asking him questions and he
told me that all things would be revealed to me in time, but this was not my
time. I was not supposed to be there yet.
This would be a NDE but there is not enough information that she actually died.
432. James T's NDE. English expanded version 7/13/04 It quickly grew in size as I approached it, and realized that this was the same pure white light I had experienced at four. It is the most absolute, pure light that never hurts to look at, probably because you’re not actually looking at it with physical eyes, even though the sensation is that of seeing, it's simply a sight of the mind. It was like a sun or a planet of light until I got close enough to see more detail. It was at that moment, where seeing this detail, that what could only be described as "all" was revealed, and even that is a poor description of what is conveyed to you. The detail I can only describe as billions and billions of ‘bit's’ of light both spiraling back to and away from this "body of light", which is simply a more visual description of what we call God.
Two NDEs lead to one of the most profound knowings that are shared in this account!
in French From France, translated by Rene'.
In that moment I was
electrocuted. This is what I went through: I moved very quickly as drawn
into and to a very strong and at the same time very sweet light. Then, in
that light and sweetness, I was one with the other souls in total harmony. Our
collective consciousness told me that I couldn’t stay because I had something
else to do Being part of this consciousness, and a bit disappointed that I
had to leave I went back into my body.
NDE from electrocution.
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