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NDERF (7/1/07-12/31/07 part 2)
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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.

1423. Rich B NDE English expanded version  12/31/2007  I came to later back in my bed angry that I had been so close and had been saved.  There was still a sense of connection with that wonderful place I had just been and I took a risk and initiated a reconnection.     This time I was challenged to make an accounting of myself before I could proceed.  I was defiant and angry and only wanted oblivion.  In spite of this I was then given a choice of what my future existence would be.  I chose to return and complete any unfinished business I still had with those dependent on me (my family mostly).      As this was considered a worthwhile task I was guided toward the light by one of the feathery entities that were active around the light.  Some sort of healing process then took place and I returned to my body feeling both wonderful and sad at having to let go of that love and acceptance in the light. 
NDE from surgery complications.

NDE from suicide attempt.

1421. Henrietta N Probable NDE English expanded version  12/31/2007  I saw the Son of the Living God, Jesus Christ, Blessed Virgin Mother, My parents, and the Doctor's wife who operated on me the conversation went as this. Jesus said to me: My little one, I will send a son to you in My time. I will also send the Doctor a young lady to help him with his 4 children.  And that I must return back to earth to take care the 3 children He has given me. My mom and dad hugged and kiss me. They also talked to me too. Works of missing one another was express. The doctors wife, gave a message to the Doctor her earthly husband, and told me to tell him how much she misses him and loves him and misses her children. 
No experience, but from her answers this is a probable NDE from surgery complications. 

1420. Sam B Probable NDE English expanded version  12/31/2007 From UK  That's when I was the tunnel. I was my self lying on my back as though I was standing along side my body .as I lay there looking up into the light it was a CALM feeling ..no fear what so ever just calm and an understanding of what was happening .And as I stood there I could see my self slowly rising up staring right into the light. wow I can see it just like yesterday !!!
Probable NDE from an illness.

1419. James B NDE English expanded version  12/31/2007  I remember being drawn toward a warm and lighted place, and thoughts and ideas were being imparted to me as though people were talking to me, yet there were no faces.  I felt safe and secure as I progressed toward the light~ then, as though I was being yanked back on a bungee cord, I was pulled backwards into total darkness, and I knew that I was scared, naked, and cold.  I ran, but I did not know what I was running from.  I ran off the end of a cliff or precipice of some sort, and as I fell it became more light and I began to develop panoramic eyesight like a raptor.  As I fell further, I finally took flight, and I saw far below me the body of a Native American woman lying face down in the dirt.  I flew down to her, rolled her over, and a great white bird rose out of her body and flew away, and I then went to ashes, much like the Phoenix.
NDE from a car accident.  Experiencer has a PhD in Philosophy & Religion.

1418. David R NDE 215 English expanded version  12/31/2007  There is not much to tell really. I was in an open box, enveloped in darkness while still able to see around me, faced with a choice of going towards multiple lights in front of me or staying where I was. I chose to stay here because I believed that whoever I was in contact with was telling me to go back because I was needed in this lifetime. I believe that I talked with the highest plane of consciousness that any human could ever hope to attain and spoke with many different people from the past who were attempting to tell me what I needed to know to finish my job here on earth. 
NDE from heart attack.

1417. Walter G NDE English expanded version  12/29/2007 From Italy, Original in Italian Translated into English by Amy I realized then that I was dead. But that didn’t bother me. Slowly but surely the meaning of the physical world became irrelevant. And it was as if I was forgetting who I was, who I had been. In an instant something happened. I saw myself in my mother’s womb two months before my birth, I had a desire to eat fruit, I remember very well my life review, it went on until my death, aromas, perfumes, sensations, forgotten memories, when I was suckling, everything in a short moment. It seems that in that state time does not exist. I was definitely in another spiritual dimension.
NDE from lightening. 

1416. Charlene P NDE English expanded version  12/28/2007 I was in the ICU, and I could feel myself slipping from consciousness.  I recall there were at least six people standing around me.  The next thing I recall is that I was above myself watching them work on me.  I recall feeling so at peace.  My direction was quickly drawn away from what they were doing to my body, to a longing feeling and a light.  It was so overwhelming and I felt this love that I remembered but never felt here.  I was drawn toward it, feeling so much love and acceptance.  It was bright, but it did not hurt.  I felt I was actually part of it.  I knew whatever I wanted to know, although I cannot remember it now.  I seen others there, that I knew and knew me, but I do not know how I knew them or they knew me.  I was told by telepathy that I am done here if I want to be done here or I could return.  It seemed like I was there for days and days, like in some sort of "holding room".  The feeling I got was that they were waiting for my decision.
NDE due to post-surgical complications.

1415. Cindy S NDE English expanded version  12/28/2007 All that I remember because I was so young is seeing my daddy on the ground holding me in his arms, it was like I was standing above him watching. I do know from my parents that I was run over by my mothers car, I feel out after knocking the car in reverse, she had gone in the house to take some groceries in before we had to go pick up my brother and sister at the movies. I know that after the car ran over me I had tire marks across my head and back. I was totally blind in both eyes and when my parents went the hospital the next morning to take me to UAB. hospital I was riding down the hallway on a tricycle, totally blind. the doctors at UAB. told my parents I would never see again, they even used me as a case study, but after 2 weeks by some miracle I got the sight back in my right eye, the doctors could not explain it. the accident also left a scar on my brain.
NDE at age 2 due to car running over her, including her head.

1414. Kitty W NDE English expanded version  12/28/2007 I had left the Hospital through the ceiling and found myself in an indescribable place of light and mist and beautiful sound...I felt warmth, love, the blood in my veins turning to warm honey and a sense of Peace and Belonging beyond description.  Next, I found myself lying on my back in sweet smelling fresh grass beside a pond, surrounded by indescribable flowers and foliage. There was a small water fall and swans there. After awhile I noticed a man nearby with silver hair and incandescent skin. He appeared to be glowing, but other than that, he looked normal. I did not recognize him, but felt we were old friends. We talked about a time when we were in Kansas in the 1850's and laughed about my, 'spectacles'  He told me I couldn't stay there....I was just beginning my Path. He said he would come to me in the future on Earth when the time was right and he would have "what I needed"...
NDE due to allergic reaction.

1413. Hanne B NDE English expanded version  12/28/2007 From Malta The 'scene' disappeared as I was zooming out and UP, the rooftops and chimneys went out of sight, and the next 'thing' I remember, Vividly ! is that I was between thousands of stars and spiraling galaxies ( I did not know back then what a galaxy was, let alone a spiraling one), but they were All Around 'me' and I was part of the Whole.  I felt One and All Consciousness and Extremely Happy...  Words are Very valuable tools - then again : Can a Beautiful and Breathtaking Masterpiece of Art be explained in words as such?  Not really - it has to be seen, and then again : by the Eyes that can See.
NDE at age 3 in Denmark.  Shared 64 years later.  NDEr is a retired dentist.

1412. Debbie E NDE English expanded version  12/28/2007 I was out drinking with my ex-boyfriend and we were driving in his car after we left the bar. An argument took place during a heated discussion. (3 years later I still can't remember what we were arguing about)!  After this took place I found myself in a dark tunnel with a bright light gradually coming toward me. I then saw my mother who passed away in the year 2000. She was in front of the light. We were communicating through each others minds, not verbally. We can understand one another I remember, but I don't have any memory of what was said. I just remember me feeling a floating sensation, not being in my physical body. I didn't like the look my mother had, it was a look of fear. I got that same look when she was alive at times she had worry and disappointment in her eyes.  (she tilted her head down and kept her eyes staring straight inline with mine.
NDE due to accident with head trauma.

1411. David A Probable NDE English expanded version  12/17/2007   I thought to myself, that this is hell and I said to whoever it was that was watching me that I didn't want to be like that, and suddenly I could feel that I was curled up in a fetal position and I could see a tunnel with a light at the end. I somehow knew I was in a woman's vagina, about to be born. I also somehow was told by the one watching me that I will forget everything and learn all over again, and that there was no guaranty that I'll be o.k.. I thought to myself, this is what it must be like for angels who don't have any experience. They're like children and could easily be fooled, or hurt. So I refused, and suddenly another being took my place in the womb. Then I saw children laughing and playing, and then teenagers talking with each other, and young people going through experiences and learning from them, and becoming old and calming down from their worries and finding peace, which made them happy. I said," this is what I want." "A life in a human body." "with the ability to taste, touch and feel, smell, and see, and especially the knowledge between good and bad. To live. And have an advantage over the other two states of being". then I awoke in the hospital. I was then trying to figure out if I was dreaming or awake.     
Told as a dream, but looks like it could be a NDE from the bad accident.

1410. Stephanie S NDE English expanded version  12/17/2007  From the UK My twin sister came to visit me and I was in shock for two days.  All I knew was that I know had the knowledge that we don't die and that there is a wonderful peace and knowing when we do.  I was distraught and it took me nearly two years to want to live as all I wanted to do was die and couldn't understand why they had sent me back.
Allergic reaction and heart attack.

1409. Nancy M NDE 221 English expanded version  12/17/2007 The nurse asked me if I felt dizzy or nauseous.  I stood up and said that I felt a little nauseous.  That is my last conscious thought until I was jerked back and found the code team standing around the bed.  In that brief period while I was gone, I saw three or four people standing in the upper left hand corner of what I first described as a TV screen.  My field of vision was more like a box.  I could not recognize their faces, but they were all tall and slender.  They had dark hair and the woman, at least, was dressed in a style that made me think of the 1940's.  I have been in on several codes and know how this hospital runs them, and these beings were not the code team.  The nurse gave me a copy of my tracing showing the asystole.
Asystole after angioplasty. Saw several people standing near.

1408. Arlene H NDE 222 English expanded version  12/17/2007  I remember the overwhelming feeling of calmness and very peaceful.  The most I remember is how peaceful I felt.  Then the next thing I knew I was looking down on people like I was up in the air looking down.  There were people crowded around someone on the ground.  The lady was very pretty and she was giving someone mouth to mouth at the pool.  It was like watching TV.  Then I looked closer and realized that was ME.  I started to feel scared but not attached to that person.  I saw my mom crying and the lady said if she doesn't wake up we will have to give her this shot.  Well that is all it took for me.  All of a sudden I was back in my body and saying please don't give me a shot. 
Child drowning NDE.

1407. Jeana B NDE English expanded version  12/17/2007 The next thing I knew my sight came back again and I saw my friend on the phone calling 911 and telling the person on the line that I was female and had been shot in the head.  He looked so lost and afraid.  I wanted to reach out to him so bad and tell him I was alright and never felt any pain and was at peace, but I could not. Again I had thought is this what its like to die.  I thought I was going to see myself at my own funeral and actually be buried while I was in this state.  Once again, I slipped into the darkness and felt so at peace with the darkness around me and actually saw the image of a hand through the darkness come at me and my soul turned around and I felt this hand push me away from behind.  I truly believe this was my guardian angel.  As I was turned away I found that I was falling back at the speed of light.  I had re-entered my body and felt as if I was reborn again.  My body was taking its first breath and I woke up in a state of shock gasping for air and kicking the paramedics around me.  I felt as if my soul had given my body life once again. 
NDE from gun accident.

1405. William R NDE English expanded version  12/17/2007  All around me were other life forms being pulled up. I could see the end of the tube and it shined very brightly with white light. I kept going faster and faster until I flew out the end into space. There were stars all around, a groaning sound, I was cold, I also felt absolute bliss. I had a body, but it didn't have definition, a hand but no fingers, legs and feet, but no toes. Somehow I was drawn to this area where I could see life forms of all kinds, some even looked like elephants. They kept passing in front of me until a dark haired, human being stopped in front of me and introduced himself as my entrance into the records of all time, everything that has ever happened, or is going to happen. The library of all existing knowledge for all of Gods creatures. He shared all kinds of information with me, and even let me see other lifetimes I will be experiencing. I was given the choice to leave life on earth and continue on, or, he recommended I return to earth and complete this life cycle. He said it was important to complete each lifetime and its teachings before going on.
Teenage suicide attempt.

1404. Amy J NDE English expanded version  12/17/2007  I became aware of being in a space filled with bright golden yellow light, with the feeling you get if you walk into a party where no one expected you and everyone stops and turns to look at you, as if to say 'what are you doing here?'. I couldn't see anything because the light was so bright but could sense others around me moving forward in one direction.  I was not moving and felt like I had just stuck my head & shoulders up through a hole in the floor to see what was going on.  At first I fought it (don't ask me what 'it' was, I think I was just being stubborn), but I remember thinking 'Hey, this isn't so bad!' I felt very warm (the inside kind & physically) and peaceful and safe. I felt like everything before just kind of came together to put me at this place where I was supposed to be. Just as I was starting to accept all this, it was like I was sucked up by a vacuum and it was gone, I was in darkness with no sense of having a real body but could hear my sister's voice.
Pneumonia/sepsis/stopped breathing. OBE portion of the NDE.

1403. Linda R NDE English expanded version  12/17/2007  This wasn't the same person that was with me in the tunnel. I knew this because his presence was most definitely male. He was dressed in a long white gown and also had shoulder length hair, only his was lighter then the first person's. He guided me to a marble bench just outside of the garden where we sat down to talk. He told me things that I cannot remember now but He told me that I would remember what we spoke about when the time was right. And then he said, that it was not my time to be there and that I needed to return to my family. Afterward, I felt as though I had spoken with Jesus.
NDE from post-birth complications.  Spoke with Jesus.

1402. Christine S NDE 238 English expanded version  12/17/2007  There was a point when I knew that I was dead. I remember seeing car headlights and knowing that they were angels....I felt absolute total and complete ecstasy and an intense thankfulness that Heaven was real....that I was eternal and would absolutely never die. I was hearing bits and pieces of music....""thought I'd died and gone to heaven""...""I want to lay you down on a bed of roses, while tonight I sleep on a bed of nails...I want to be just as close as the holy ghost is...."" The experience is still very foggy in many ways for me. the intense (it was SO intense that I can't find strong enough words to describe!) feelings of ecstasy I had, involved knowledge on every level that I would be One with my husband, Kevin, and with our children, families and friends for all of eternity and I was so thankful to God that eternity was real!!  as I said, the feeling was so intense at one point, that it is impossible to adequately describe, but that is the part where I knew that my husband and I would be together in heaven with our babies, friends and families always and that we would never feel any kind of pain again.
NDE from Auto Accident.  Life review. Highly disjointed and hard to understand.  Multiple other parts of experience some of which are seemingly borderline lucid.

1401. Suzanne B NDE 239 English expanded version  12/16/2007 From Australia I had always been "aware" of things that most people weren't.  When I was a child an older lady would "come and get me" and show me things.  I saw "televisions with pictures that could be controlled by an operator" - I know these to be computers now.  I met with "beings" that looked a lot like the drawings that I have seen of "aliens".  I have had an uncanny sense of the "departed" and can sum up a person within minutes of meeting with them.  I can sense their pain and fear levels.  I can unravel their minds for them, in a short conversation.  These skills became "more" after my experience.
NDE after a car accident.

1400. Daniel A NDE English expanded version  12/16/2007 This seemed to be a natural progression; there was an automatic review of my entire life--every event ever experienced complete with emotions (but viewed objectively)--rolling in front and around like a panoramic movie. From birth to death, in a linear fashion, observed without sadness or remorse. Yet in "earth time" it only took (in my best estimation) a quarter second. Yet it seemed to be weeks spent replaying my life. Once it was complete, there where a few more automatic "instructions" but then became immersed in infinite peace; bliss; ecstasy. Unimaginable love; understanding so great, powerful; so awesome as to be humanly incomprehensible.
Heart stopped. 

1399. Kessie P Probable NDE English expanded version  12/16/2007 The next thing I remember I was my heart pounding so hard I could hear it and feel it.  It woke me up, my eyes were open and I was so scared.  Then it stopped beating and I was being pulled incredibly fast through this dark tunnel toward a bright light.  I felt there was someone beside me.  I was scared, I knew it was not a dream.  Then suddenly I felt as if I was dropped back onto the floor. 
Probable NDE from pain after a car accident.

1398. Mort J NDE English expanded version  12/16/2007  I was standing across the room watching them work on me. . . .A beautiful amber glow. . . . I was told not to step through the doorway. There were 6 beautiful children playing in the hall. . . . I was told I couldn't go I wasn't finished yet. I was quite upset and angry. I told them I was tired worn out and ready to go. 
NDE from surgery complications.  Although brief, it does talk about the NDE elements.

1397. Joy B NDE English expanded version  12/16/2007  While in arrest, I could see myself floating in a gigantic bubble of light.  I could see doctors and nurses all around the table, and my body was laying on the table. The room was very dimly lighted.  The next memory I have is that of a man talking to me.  I KNEW it was God.  I could not see His face because the light was so bright that encompassed Him.  His voice was like none I had ever heard before - so calm.  I had a great sense of peace.  I was not scared.  He talked to me.  He said that I was in heaven but that He was giving me a choice - to either stay or return.  He said, however that my work on earth was unfinished for Him, and that I was needed more on earth than in heaven.  When He said that, I told Him I would return.  At that point, He touched my left hand. 
Remarkable account that also describes seeing a little boy at the hospital happily playing as he passed to the other side.  This account does provide comfort to those parents who have lost a child.

1396. Cathy H NDE English expanded version  12/16/2007 I saw Jesus holding my 5 year old son who had died two years earlier in an accident. They were both dressed in white. they were standing or floating in this bright light. I couldn't see much of anything else I was to focused on seeing my son. Jesus was holding him. Jesus put him down and he came to me. I was so happy to see him. we embraced and I told him that I could see that he was in good hands and that he was very happy and full of love and peace ,but I had to go back to earth and help his sister, who was nine , to get through the trial of this life. I told him I loved him. He understood what I was saying and then I went back. I remember wanting so desperately to stay there with him, but I just couldn't. I felt very torn. and sad to leave at that moment. I'm sitting hear with tears in my eyes. I'd go back there in a minute if I could. It was such a wonderful experience. It's been such a blessing in my life.
NDE from surgery complications.

1395. Newie Y NDE English expanded version  12/16/2007 Then I was outside the window (we were on the 37th floor) looking back on me passed out in the window.  My hand was reaching out to the me in the window.  The night dark but the stars were getting lighter eating up the night.  I felt an urgency to take the me in the window with me or touch her or get her attention.  I'm not sure.  But she was out.  Didn't see me. I turned to go--into the sky, night, light.  not sure.  Just that that person in the window had nothing to do with me any more.  There was no sound.  Maybe whooshing.  But this is New York.  There is always sound. This was quiet, Very quiet. Then I heard this colossal noise.
NDE from anaphylactic shock.

1394. Candy B NDE English expanded version  12/16/2007  I was in bed when the doctor arrived. He began to push and feel around my stomach when someone screamed. At that time I realized it was I who had screamed, but I wasn't "there".  I was high up in a corner of the room watching the working on me. I "saw" me scream rather than "heard" it. The doctor was taking my blood pressure and said something about it being 35/0.  He called for units of blood and was angry because they weren't thawed out. He gave me two  a clear fluid, while the blood was being prepared.  I continued to watch all the activity floating in a bright white light. It was peaceful and I was didn't want to leave it but a thought of my three year old daughter made everything disappear and when I woke up  I think it was three days later. 
NDE from post operative complications.     

1393. Michael H NDE 261 English expanded version  12/16/2007  Suddenly I was floating in a blackness, but I felt no pain and no fear, I had the impression I looked to my left and saw in the distance two pillars, each with a Greek lamp on top, between them and beyond them was a glowing light.  Somehow I knew intuitively I would not travel up and through them, so I turned my face back into the blackness. 
NDE from a heart attack.  Experiencer is a Professor of Philosophy and Religion.  He gives good distinction between NDE and also the hallucinations he experienced in the hospital.

NDE from car accident.

1391. Lewis D NDE English expanded version  12/16/2007   At that time everything went black so black it was as though I could feel it.  Then I seen a ball of light that seemed to be moving closer to me, it seemed to rouse interest in me at the time, I was moving closer to the ball it was perfectly round with twinkles in it.  Then a big hand and arm very strong looking came into view coming to grasp this ball of light all the time saying with a low voice saying; I have everything under control.  It was as if I was a part of this light somehow.
NDE from fall.

1390. Christine S NDE English expanded version  12/16/2007  I remember becoming aware of being in a dark place. there was no sound it was just dark. I seemed to be waiting there. then I began to move toward a brightly lit area. the area appeared to be a bright yellow wall with uneven sections that had definite lines running along it. along the lines the edges were faintly pink. I was floating along this wall but could only see one side of it as if my back was against the other side. yet I had no sense of having a body. I was just aware. as I continued to move along I became aware of a feeling of horror. that's what I remember feeling. I had the intense urge to get out of there. I kept saying to myself I've got to get out of here . I repeated it several times and then I felt myself falling and everything was black again.
Beginnings of a NDE.

NDE from hemorrhaging.

1388. Marla W NDE English expanded version  12/16/2007 I found myself in this place.  It was white and soft and peaceful- not really cotton-like or a fog (although that's the word I use to describe it), just enveloped in white.  I seemed to be walking away from where I'd been (and could see myself moving but my legs weren't moving- I was gliding).  I could hear voices around me but not make out what they were saying.  After what seemed like many minutes, I became frustrated with the mumbling and stopped.  I turned around and began to move closer to the voice that was loudest.  As I moved back, the fog became gray and muddy in color and appearance. 
NDE from auto accident.

1387. See #57 1998-2001

1386. Bernice N NDE English expanded version  12/16/2007 As I was in the cat scan, I felt tightness in breathing.  I began to gasp.  I looked to my right thru a window and saw the technicians in a room talking.  It became very painful (the choking) then it did not hurt anymore.  I looked down and saw my body convulsing.  I saw people rush in.  The next thing I saw was a tube being shoved down a persons throat ( I was above the person like on the ceiling or something)  I remember thinking that looks like it really hurts!  I heard the Doctor's talking and I saw the paddles going towards the person.  All of a sudden I realized that the person was me.  I was scared.  The next thing I knew I was back in my body on the table, and felt a choking feeling due to the tube down my throat.
NDE from IV contrast reaction.

1385. Katie T NDE English expanded version  12/16/2007 I remember parts of my life, not like seeing pictures, but living them over again in a very fast short way.  It seemed like I was living the experiences of other people I had known or come in contact with in my life.  It was as if I knew exactly how they thought and felt at those very moments.  It seems as though I just knew all kinds of things and feelings that I had never been taught or experienced in my life.  I just KNEW.  It was warm and calm and peaceful and just felt like happiness.  There just are not words to describe it.  I just wanted to keep floating away as it just seemed to feel better the farther I went.  Then all of a sudden it was as if I knew I couldn¹t stay.  I had to go back, I had things to do.  I didn¹t know exactly what they were but I knew my daughter was waiting for me and I had things I had to do.  Then I felt guilty and confused because I wanted to stay in that warm peaceful place and I wanted to go back and finish what I needed to do. 
NDE from surgery complications.

1384. Jean R NDE English expanded version  12/16/2007         I suddenly was aware I WAS A spirit looking down at my body. The relatives in the room were arguing over who could comb my hair. My mother sat quietly in a chair. My grandfather was talking to someone who appeared to be God but it was actually only light. I could not see God but I could hear his voice.  My grandfather was asking God to let me stay with him. I was a good person. My grandfather's pet boxer was with him on a lease.  I could feel the love between the dog and my grandfather. God reviewed my life. I felt some fear as I felt I was being judged and was not good enough for God.  God told me I did something good that pleased him and seemed to try to ease my fears. It was something of helping a boy child in some way. God appeared only as a light and a authoritative voice. I could not see him.   Afterwards he asked me if I wanted to stay or go back.  I thought for a second and was given a vision of the future whereas my mother would get cancer.  I felt in my heart she would need me as I told God nobody would be there to help her.  At that point I returned to my body.
NDE from suicide attempt.

1383. Michael AS NDE English expanded version  12/16/2007  The colors begin to pixel into solid square blocks of colors.  Like if you slowly move closer and closer to your monitor screen until you're nose touches the screen.  Then I saw black color still fully conscious but no longer in my backyard.  I never really thought that I could be passing over never occurred to me.  I had no more body, could not feel hot or cold. I didn't need to breathe, I didn't hear any sounds. I was pure consciousness. as I looked around but not through my eyes I just had vision and consciousness.  I saw a black void endless in depth. I remember just thinking humm ok big black void? as I was floating in the void I turned to see what was pulling me forward slowly.  I didn't feel any force on me just the sensation of being pulled towards something.  I looked forward if you call it forward and saw a light in the void.  I would say it was about 400 yards ahead of me and I would be there in about two minutes, at my constant speed. as I drifted towards the white light that twinkle like a star, it didn't hurt to look at it.
NDE from cardiac arrest.

1382. Jim W NDE English expanded version  12/16/2007  I also felt the presences of a indescribable light behind me. I did not want to turn to this light, maybe from fear of not returning. My fear was not of the light itself, in any way. I don't know how long this out of body took place. I remember the EMTs rushing around, fixing my busted up torso and head, and saying twice " Were losing him" After some time I felt what I know was the hand of God on my shoulder, and a very calming voice. If I may quote the Lord, "You are not done here". I felt a gentile push on my shoulders and was pushed back into my beaten body. I remember nothing after that point and until I left the coma I had slipped in to. What I do remember is the absolute presence of God.
NDE from head injury from fall.

1381. Levi J NDE English expanded version  12/16/2007 I'm in the void. I'm totally familiar with this now and what is going to happen. Again the light. Again hurling toward it trying to put my total faith in what that light is. Again failure. Then I'm back in the void. The light again appears. Instead of going to the light I basically prostate myself in its presence and plead," what is it I can do to be with you, How can I serve you?" Boom. I'm with God. I can remember laughing hysterically, not in a physical way, but the impulse that would make you feel that good.
NDE from allergic reaction.

1380. Deana M NDE English expanded version  12/16/2007      I found myself in a dark black warm fog, almost caressing, but I felt afraid, then the next moment I was swept into the light, like a blink on an eye, I felt immense love, joy and happiness, permeating my soul my entire being, having no cares, no wants, and no needs. There were children there laughing and playing, their laughter was like a heavenly music, I was as a child. but not in body as we call bodies, almost like a tear drop bubble, yet not.  We were all on a cloud, but there was no earth below, blue sky above, a very deep yet clear blue. I wanted to stay and bask in that penetrating love, so vast, so deep, but had to go back. I went back to the black warm loving fog, then to nothingness.
NDE from suffocation.

1379. Kerry L NDE English expanded version  12/16/2007  I was being whisked through a tunnel at a very high rate of speed.  There was the brightest light I have ever seen.  It was blinding.  I remember going through this tunnel, and then I remember floating above a field of flowers.  Then I remember seeing the pearly gates and they were so beautiful. I wanted to get in there so badly, but was allowed to look over the gate, but the gate wouldn't open.  Everything on the other side was so beautiful.  More beautiful than anyone could imagine.  The roads were emerald and diamonds everywhere with gold.  Everything was so shiny and sparkly and just awesomely breathtaking.  I saw Our Heavenly Father and he was sitting on a throne.  He looked ghostly like, but a bright whitish glow about him.  I kept saying, I need to get in there, I need to go to heaven. Let me in, Let me in.   And I remember distinctly that his reply was "You can't get in here, it's not your time to go."  And then he disappeared and everything went backwards.  Back through the flowers, the bright light, the tunnel, and the darkness. 
NDE due to suicide attempt with unknown medication overdose.

1378. Padraic R NDE English expanded version  12/16/2007 I poised myself sitting upright against the wall near the glass pane I had just broken, I rested my right arm in my lap and each time I took a breath my arm would gurgle. I figured if the ambulance was called at the time I broke the glass they were over 15 minutes away from me, when I knew I had about 8 minutes left.  I thought to clamp the wound but a voice in my head said "lie still, your fine!"  I tried to keep track of my breathing which I lost count, I could no longer keep my head up or my eyes open I fell into a gentle sleep, this was when I was aware that I was dying. I was not frightened by this thought. I had no direct fear of the death awaiting me, I embraced it with warmth and recognition.  I knew that I was still conscious but I didn't know how, I could think in 5 different directions at once, the expansion of my experience was greater than I've ever experienced in life, death became a new experience to me, this was an experience I wanted, I could talk to trees and ants on the ground, I experienced a "life tone" of the earth that I felt on one level.
NDE due to cut and blood loss.

1377. Kathy A Probable NDE English expanded version  12/16/2007 The path zigzag and at the end of the path I could see a very bright light.  I remember just standing in the path and a small girl who was like bright light was standing next to me and also a very tall man dressed in a green suit.  In front of me were three beings dressed in black robes that had emeralds around their hoods.  I could not see their faces and I was not afraid.  I felt very calm and peaceful.  They spoke to me with their minds and told me that it was not my time yet.  That I had to go back and love Him.  I did not understand what that meant.  When I described the little girl in the bright light my mothers face just went white.  She later told me that I had described my grandmother when she was about 12 years old.  That white light remained very close to me even after I woke up.  I kept pointing to her and telling my family that she was right next to me protecting me. 
Probable NDE from brain surgery complications.

1376. Riki Stepfather, Lee NDE English expanded version  12/16/2007 This is a story that my deceased stepfather, Lee M., told me.  He was admitted into the hospital for a heart attack.  While he was in ICU, he experienced another heart attack.  He told me that the doctors and nurses were there checking him out.  He heard one of them say, "We're losing him" and he looked over to the heart monitor expecting to see it dropping.  He told me that he was surprised to see it was a flat line and said 0 (zero).  Then he was out of his body, up above the doctors and nurses, by the ceiling, watching them work on his body.  He could see his body lying there and he said his mouth was wide open.
Second person NDE account.  NDE due to heart attack.

1375. Wally T NDE English expanded version  12/15/2007   I was walking in the park with a friend on a nice cool breezy summer night. I noticed my shoestring was untied and sat on a wall to tie it. Before I knew what hit me my heart felt like it was racing, I grabbed my chest and was immediately surrounded by the brightest light I had ever seen, but I was looking right into it and then I felt as if a blanket of love had been wrapped around me. The love I felt told me that this had to be God. A voice came out of the light and told me of when it had saved me from myself many times. The voice told me a lot of things my future was revealed, and my true destiny in life was also revealed. the last thing that happened was the voice gave me the choice to live here on earth or come and be with God for all eternity. I chose to live, and God chose to give me another chance. One last thing, the whole time this was taking place I could hear my best friend in the background yelling that my body was glowing like a light bulb.
NDE from cardiac arrest.

1374. Lee Probable NDE English expanded version  12/15/2007  I tried the "want" a little harder...I moved faster!! It came to me in a rush I could move with a "thought" I started darting around like a firefly...rivers, mountains, lakes, oceans flashed into view and out...it was incredible! and then I looked up....the stars were pinpoints of light that I longed to travel to...I just knew that what I was looking for was up there somewhere...I started to pick a spot to "travel" to. but a beautiful tinkling sound stopped me....thinking back now I realize it was the only sound I ever heard "there", their laughter and 1 short sentence (that comes later). the lack of all describable feelings...cold, hot, wet, dry, loud, quiet, etc, I didn't notice till much later. anyway I looked around for the sound...again it came and I noticed the smaller clouds would light up BRIGHT!! when this tinkling sound happened. then I realized it was laughter. I was hearing, short, beautiful, with joy, glad to see you, bursts!!
Probable NDE after heart surgery.     

1373. Buffy N NDE English expanded version  12/15/2007   I only remember looking down, from the left hand corner of the room, on a bed with someone in it and people around it doing something to that person.  I had absolutely no feeling whatsoever.  It was a quiet that was more than quiet and there were no emotions at all.  At the time I wasn't thinking or hearing anything, just watching.  When I awoke a day or so later was when I realized what a horrifying experience it was...totally cold and silent.  It took me years to even mention this to anyone and I have never mentioned it to my family doctor even though after all this time and him knowing me I know he would believe me.
Frightening NDE, Suicide Attempt.

1372. Rue A NDE English expanded version  12/15/2007  Next I felt I was floating upward. I did sense that I was leaving my body and I remember thinking," I'm dying....I can't go....I have too many things to do. I was terrified...I remember thinking I just can't die now. There seemed to be such a struggle and then I just started to float. I just remember floating upward and it was easy....I wasn't fighting anymore. I never got past the ceiling and I never looked down. Then I remember someone saying I am here with you. I remember saying, "But I am floating away and I am dying. She replied, "We are here with you."
NDE from Allergic Reaction

1371. John C NDE 313 English expanded version  12/15/2007  I could not and started to lose consciousness, then instantaneously I blacked out then I began to rise above my body. I was very much aware of what was going on. I had my back to the light and I felt such peace. I heard them call the code blue I watched as they tried to resuscitate me.
NDE from surgery complications.

1370. Tommy M NDE English expanded version  12/15/2007 Was I to die or was this where I crossed over to this side but I couldn't now my wife needed me I had to take care of her she needed me she couldn't handle this. Then the light wrapped around me like the arms of love and understanding and the most peaceful feeling I have ever known I knew everything would be alright, and it wasn't time for me then I wanted to stay with mother and I wanted to be with my wife at the same time.
NDE from surgery complications.

1369. Diane C NDE English expanded version  12/14/2007  I first came to an absolutely serene and beautiful countryside.  This is where I saw animals [including unicorns] and they were so beautiful and contented, so full of LOVE.  The grass and trees and flowers were all so exquisite that my mind said so, and in return a vibration of Love flowed back to me from them.  The water was so spectacular that I expressed this in my mind and the waters were living and sparkled back to me with love.  There was melody or music all around, not unexpected and perhaps because I love music so much.  And God has permitted me several times in this life to hear this awesome music, fully more melodic and more beautiful than anyone could write while here on earth.  Just suddenly playing and filling my soul with joy.
Exceptional NDE from Cardiac Arrest.

1368. Winton R NDE English expanded version  12/14/2007  The next memory I have is I'm on the bottom, the water is extremely bright and clear. I start swimming along the bottom, and brightly colored fish, some almost neon, come by and start playing tag with me.  I start playing with them and find I can swim quite fast. I think for a second that I should be breathing, but decide I don't have to because I like it here. shortly later, I start choking, and came to on the beach with the lifeguard working on me and my family and a crowd around me.
Child drowning NDE

1367. Goldie J NDE English expanded version  12/14/2007  Then, I felt myself slipping away into a black, warm tunnel; I was going backwards not forwards. It was like falling back into a nice, cushiony warm place. It was comfortable and an Ahhh! feeling, like all my problems and pain were forever gone. I have fainted before but it did not feel like this. This was a good feeling.
Beginnings of a childbirth NDE.

1366. John M NDE English expanded version  12/14/2007  I have no idea how long it was before he noticed, but I distinctly remember looking down at myself, from about 8 ft away, and 4-6 ft above me.  I was in front of myself, seeing me getting electrocuted.   I could see Will breaking down the tool kit, and I could see me, doing the stupid maintenance trick, and the only feeling I had, was that I was being very stupid, and I would remember this dumb act for quite some time to come.   I had a feeling of anger, knowing that if I didn't get my butt back in gear soon, we would have some major explaining to do to the commander.  I wasn't at peace, I was upset that I was malingering and goofing off.   It was a very strange experience.
Beginnings of a NDE from electrocution.

1365. Clio P NDE English expanded version  12/14/2007  Suddenly I found my mind floating outside of my body.  It stopped just above and behind the nurse on my right.  I could see the back of the nurse and beyond her the delivery table and other hospital personnel gathered around the table.  I remember seeing the back of the cap the nurse wore that covered her hair -- like a shower cap -- and the ties on the back of her gown.  It was interesting that the nurse blocked my view of the face of the body on the delivery table.  I was not the least bit afraid; in fact, I was absolutely intrigued by the experience as it unfolded.  I had no sense of time, so I have no idea how much time elapsed when the scene before me started to go black.  It was like the old TV picture tubes from many years ago:  When you turned the TV off, the picture contracted to a little dot of extremely bright light in the middle of the black screen before it went completely dark.
Childbirth NDE, but what is unusual is that the experiencer still believes the experience was a trick of the mind and that there is no afterlife.

1364. Tenna N NDE English expanded version  12/14/2007   I remember a feeling of floating through the back of the paramedic as he was straddled over me. I watched him with great interest do mouth to mouth and CPR. As I watched this I felt myself start to float away from the scene, but not to far, as I was very intrigued as I realized that was my physical body. I felt a voice/presence/force behind me, telling me, not giving me a choice that I had to "go back", it wasn't my time. I never turned to look at the presence behind me, but also felt a very gentle nudge in the direction of my physical body. I didn't re-enter my body until my "spirit" as it were, reluctantly agreed.  
Teenage suicide attempt.  Experiencer is now a registered nurse.

1363. Remos G NDE English expanded version  12/14/2007 The first one I met was on like in a hooded robe whom I knew immediately as someone who had been with me all my life. ( I know for certain this was my guardian angel) next a Godly figure appeared in front of me and as I raised my head in the lying position I was given a choice of great pleasure (heaven) or great pain returning to my body.  
NDE as a pedestrian being hit by a car.

NDE from Atrial Fibrulation, Experience written in the form of a poem.

1361. Kristy M Probable NDE English expanded version  12/14/2007  Next thing I remember was floating near the ceiling with my legs crossed Indian style everything was dark, I had no fear, no pain, and I did not remember anyone that I had in my life.  I do remember being in an extremely calm and peaceful self.  I had my body, yet I did not know it was me at the time.  I was in the operating room looking down on the doctors and nurses, I could see the equipment and I could hear some things.  They were working very hard, as I was looking down I came across a body lying on the table, and just thought to myself, why don't they just let that poor girl go.  That was it. 
Probable NDE from surgery.

1360. James C NDE English expanded version  12/14/2007  I left the home following a light during this time I saw some of the trauma things from my life. The closer I came to the light the more peace I felt, then I came to a field of the greenest grass surrounded by the most colorful flowers I ever remember in my life. From a distance coming toward me were four people, as they got closer I knew two of them. They were my grand parents, the other two could have been also my grand parents but I never met them. My Grand Mother and I spoke but with out words, I don't know how  but I knew what she was saying. She told me it wasn't my time. We she looked great and a lot younger she also had all her body parts. When she died she had one leg and was 98 or 99. At that point I walk toward the light I stood there just letting the peace flow thru me and the next thing I was back watching them work on me again.
NDE from Cardiac Arrest.

1359. Melissa NDE English expanded version  12/14/2007 After was taken to hospital & in coma, I distinctly remember things.  I remember telling my family to turn off lights & shut blinds because it was too bright in the room.  They tell me lights are off & it is 9:00 at night.  I remember telling my parents about an angel floating next to my TV screen.  Remember a man in white gown standing beside doctors as they examined me.  Remember meeting my Grandparents who died before my birth.  I was able to tell things I never would have known otherwise. I can't describe all I've been through in this little amount of space/ time.
Tree limb fell on her.

1358. Bunny J NDE English expanded version  12/14/2007 I was taken outside of my body,, outside of the car,, and wrapped with this most incredible feeling of power and peace.  it was God!!  God then asked if I wanted to stay here on earth or go with Him.. Of course, I said I want to go with you God. He said ok, let me just show you something first, he put me at my funeral,, under the ground, on a grey drizzly day,, I was in my casket with my hands folded on my stomach,, all my friends and family were there,, and all I could see were their grey tears,, God said,, is this how you want your friends and family to remember you? I think I said no,, but I still would rather go with you God. 
NDE from violent criminal attack.  Don't read this if violence or rape bothers you.

1357. Charles L NDE English expanded version  12/14/2007  At this point......I saw little windows pass in front of me, like I was inside a tiffany lampshade and each little window had a era of my life when I was growing up, it was really weird, next thing I remember I was picked up and taken to the hospital there I passed out, from the pain. When I woke up, unknown how long I was out, a priest was standing over me giving me last rites!!!!. I spoke and told him I am not ready to go yet.
War NDE with life review.

1356. Risa L Probable NDE English expanded version  12/14/2007 I wasn't just sleeping at the time, I was having an NDE! This is what it was like. I flew above my bed and saw how gray I was. It made me very scared but then a light appeared in front of me that was BEAUTIFUL, but it was far away. I walked, or "flew" toward it. When I got to it a strange lady appeared in front of me. Saying "Hello, Laura! I love you, but you have to go back." I was very puzzled about this, but I went back towards the darkness and into my room. I laid down on my body to re-connect with it. In the morning I asked my mom why I didn't have a grandma like all the other kids. She told me that she died before  was born, and showed me a picture of her. "This was the strange lady I met last night!" I said. My mom just kind of sat there thinking "Huh? Could it be? Nah."
Probable NDE from allergic reaction at age 5.

1355. Steven D Probable NDE English expanded version  12/14/2007 At the hospital, I remember leaving my body on the operating table going upward.  I was greeted by an angel.  I wisely extended my hand and asked who his name was.  He complimented me and answered,  "I come from the presence of the Lord and my name is Moroni, an ancient prophet." 
There's no doubt that he was accidentally shot.  The question comes in when he tells the story about being dead on the operating table for 3 days.

1354. James M Probable NDE English expanded version  12/14/2007   From Canada     I immediately sensed a warm comfortable feeling of euphoria and all the pressure on my chest disappeared.  I observed the wall of the room across from me, begin to take on the appearance of  fieldstone with soft colors of blue, brown, rose, yellow and move.  There were mortar lines separating the various stones. After the wall had taken shape, a tunnel portal (similar to those on a railway) started to form in the centre. I noted the floor just inside the tunnel entrance begin to open in a zigzag pattern allowing a very very bright white light to emanate through the floor.  I felt compelled to enter the tunnel and I then floated towards the entrance.  About midway between the bed and the tunnel I noted my wife (a registered nurse) seated in the corner of the room and made a conscious decision to say "Good-bye Mary". She responded with an angry, "Don't you dare die, you have too much to live for."
He thought he was going, but wife had other plans.

1353. James M NDE 374 English expanded version  12/14/2007 I turned to see where the singing was coming from, it was coming from outside the door. There were 6 beautiful children all dressed up playing ring around the rosy, around a really large pillar in the hall. Behind them was the most beautiful amber glow, soothing and warm. I realized I wasn't in pain anymore. I felt happy, relieved and at peace.     I started to go to the children but I couldn't step through the door.  I turned and looked at the dragon, he smiled and said I wasn't done yet, I still had tasks to perform. I told him like hell, I'm old tired and I want to go. He said I couldn't go. The scorpion came over and touched me. The next thing I remember was waking up and seeing what I assume were ghosts walking past me and out through the back wall.
NDE from cardiac arrest.

1352. Shelby M NDE English expanded version  12/14/2007  I started feeling the presents of "others" around me welcoming me and calling me by name. I asked them who they were and the told me their names. I felt a connection to them somehow but couldn't figure out how they knew me because they didn't look familiar but "felt" familiar. The communication was not like talking to people like talking normally, it was more like we talked to each other in our heads. The feeling of so much pure love that came from them and this place was so intense that it still brings me to tears as I write this. Just as I was re acquainted (so to speak) with the others I noticed that they started to move away from me and I wanted to be near them because of the intense feeling of love but I couldn't move forward to them. It was like I was planted in that spot and that pulling or flying to the direction I had before stopped. Then this "voice" said loud and firm...No, not yet, you have to go back. And at that instant I was whipped back into my body.
Two NDEs at age 16.

1351. Dian S Probable NDE English expanded version  12/14/2007  My feeling is I'm being tortured because I can't breathe and I finally have a realization that I have to do something with this life.  It dawns on me I will forgive myself for not doing it perfect, and I say this out loud to my self.  Upon saying this, the wall disappears, and I'm in a warm beautiful "really neat" place.  The 1st thing I thought was "They lied to me; there's nothing to judge here with" (read that carefully).  The experience of being there was "Like swimming naked at night in the Gulf of Mexico" totally supported, perfect environment.  the next realization was that my body was not there, but I had a sense of where it should be.  Next, I knew everything; I had all knowledge.  There was also the realization that the past was around me, the future was around me but everything was Now.  I was not the Nowness, but I was a part of that Nowness, and it could not be without me, and I could not be without it.
Probable NDE from sudden loss of blood pressure.

1350. Sharon G NDE English expanded version  12/14/2007  LOVE, extreme, overpowering, happiness; like I had been infused and surrounded by the love. . . .Heaven, no doubt in my mind, the colors and feeling were BEAUTIFUL. . . .I knew I was surrounded with love and loving people.
A bit cryptic but the answers show it is a NDE.

1349. Ginger M NDE English expanded version  12/14/2007 Suddenly I could no longer feel my body which was weird, since I had been shivering with fear and cold just moments before. I was only aware of an exquisite sense of warmth and peace and the brightest, most golden-white glow enveloped me. Then it felt as if I travelled through a sort of tunnel, and I viewed what looked like brief film clips of my life up to my present age. I could even see expressions on the faces of family members.
Adult drowning NDE

1348. Thomas O NDE English expanded version  12/14/2007  I remember the feeling of my body lifting as if I was going to rise to the sky. I told my friend to hold me down, hold me down. That is the last I remember before blacking out was the brightness of some kind of light, it may have been the sun. The next thing I knew, it seemed like hours had past and I could see a crowd of people from above. I was looking down on them. I did not know what they were doing. I do remember wondering why they were on the other side of the street from when I last remember being awake. I could see someone holding a person up that was sitting on the ground. I then woke up to throwing up and vomit being in-between my legs and lots of people standing around. I remember people and the cop trying to keep me awake. It seemed like for ever before the ambulance arrived. I don't remember being loaded into it but I do think I left out of my body again while on route to the hospital. There is this vivid image of  me watching the ambulance as it traveled to the hospital.
NDE up to the OBE phase.

1347. Tim E Probable NDE English expanded version  12/10/2007  From the U.K.  I knew the body on the operating table was mine, but it didn't matter. That was just a temporary place. The surgeon was doing the best he could to fix it, and I had no worries there, but it was just a temporary place. I, me, myself, was here, stood behind the surgeon. It was vivid, so vivid. And I kept getting the feeling it had happened twice, that I had left my body twice. All that flashed through my mind as I tried to sit up and then lay propped on my elbows. I didn't say anything to the nurse at the time, and seeing as I wasn't allowed to get up yet I lay back down and promptly fell asleep again.  

1346. David NDE 3405 English expanded version  12/10/2007  Went into surgery and saw my heart on a monitor being pumped with some kind of dye. Passed out and had the NDE.  I found myself in God's presence. No light, just a soft grey haze around everywhere. Jesus put His hand on my right should and said "This one belongs to Me". I had been informed that it was not my time yet. I could go back but the choice was mine to make. I was welcome there but must chose what I want to do. Feeling safe and loved and all knowledge available. No secrets. No wanting for anything. Very safe from any harm. I found myself waking up in the recovery room with nurses and doctors by my side.
NDE due to heart attack.

1345. Simone R NDE English expanded version  12/10/2007 From the U.K. I went to a place but it was just pink fluffy clouds and bright light. There was the most beautiful choir music too. I could feel hundreds of people looking at me and smiling  although I couldn't see them and there was a very strong smell in the air of flowers although I couldn't see any. In front of me stood my great Nan and great granddad, my little brother and my Nan was holding a baby. All deceased. My Nan handed me the baby and although I couldn't see the baby just its blanket I instinctively knew it was my baby. My brother kept trying to pull me with him but my Nan kept pushing me back and saying " go back it's not your time,  you're needed." I felt sad and confused as to why my Nan didn't want me but I soon felt exhilarated and happy. I woke up to my boyfriend giving mouth to mouth he said I'd stopped breathing in my sleep.
NDE from apparent cessation of breathing during sleep from unknown cause at age 16.

1344. Tabitha B NDE English expanded version  12/10/2007   I was hurting like I could feel what was going on.  (I never remember my seizures) So I let go, I just let go.  The stillness came back.  I got up to comfort Brandon, my fiancé.  I wanted to tell him that I was fine.  When I did, I saw myself choking.  I wasn't choking myself like my nightmares.  I was just choking I couldn't breathe.  I was on top of myself watching myself and all these shapes were moving like people or animals around me.  I wanted to go back inside, because I was worried about Brandon. He was so sad. I could feel his worry and sadness, but I couldn't feel my own. There was this plasma thing between me and me.  I guess I fell through it I don't know. Then I went back to feeling everything in my body.  All the pressure and tension and pain. I guess I passed out again.  The next thing I remember is waking up in the hospital.
NDE due to seizure.     

1343. Marnie M NDE English expanded version  12/10/2007 From Canada While the accident was happening I can remember feeling no pain, I was happy and looking forward in dying and going on. There was a light, and I was delighted to head towards the light, and looking forward to the light in getting closer. I remember saying to the light. I really wanted to join it. A mans voice came to me and told me I couldn't go with them. I was really upset, and wanted to know why, because I was so ready to go. The voice told me that I had to go back, that it had special plans for me, that where very important, and that my job wasn't done yet. I remember arguing, and saying again I wanted to go with him. But told I had special things to do on earth, and I had to go back. I excepted the answer, and understood that they where telling me that there was a special plan. Then I woke up outside the car on the ground. Only to be completely unharmed, only with a few pieces of glass in my skin.
NDE due to auto accident.

1342. David L NDE 385 English expanded version  12/8/2007  All I could see was black all I could hear was my heart beating slower and slower. I remember praying "I don't want to die, Please  God I don't want to die"  I started to cry I know I was crying because the tears were warmer then the water. I could no longer hear my heart. Then I saw these things like huge bubbles but they were not bubbles they kept getting closer and closer. They hit me with extreme force and each time one would hit I would see a moment from my past when I was being mean or rude to someone but I saw it through their eyes and I could feel how I was making them feel. It was awful.  One after another they wouldn't stop each bubble seemed to last forever and felt worse and worse.  It was like watching a virtual reality video  and feeling every emotion and physical pain. Then I saw my funeral and all my loved ones and how they felt from me being dead. I started to pray and had an understanding of some sort of what was going on. It was almost like a mini judgment of my life up to that point. Everything that I had said or done to hurt anyone was coming upon me.
Child drowning NDE.

1341. Arlene H NDE English expanded version  12/8/2007 Then I was walking toward the brilliant light I saw through a hole in the darkness.  I came to a hooded figure but couldn't see the face, but the form glowed dimly reflecting the light coming through the hole and I was completely visible, my arms and legs - everything looking normal in the light all safe and sound.  The person stepped aside to let me in, but I stopped "dead."  Although it was wonderful in there, brilliantly peaceful and rejoicing people, like a congregation at a very full church, shoulder to shoulder all singing and praising God.  All I could see where they were facing was incredible light, bright, brilliant, glowing, shimmering, and the mood was powerfully approaching the "Great Amen."  It was no surprise.  I knew the place somehow.  It was like going home, returning from somewhere, back again, safe and sound. 
Drowning NDE.

1340. Curt AL NDE English expanded version  12/8/2007  The "nice place" whatever or wherever it was, was down and to the right.  That it, if I had been lying with my head to the north and feet to the south, the place would have been southwest, or maybe south-southwest.  It wasn't really "down" but toward my feet.  I sensed that whatever that place was -- it was brighter than the green mist.  Not uncomfortably bright as the hospital had been, but comfortably bright.  I wanted to go there.  I did have the flash review of life.  While I felt that everything was moving extremely slowly, the review was incredibly fast.  I remembered a lot of incidents from the past . . . re-performed roles . . . held "conversations" with people.  I remembered my entire life, almost as if I were re-living life on multiple levels simultaneously.  I felt this incredible power to devote my total concentration on several different things at the same time.
NDE after a party.

1339.  Erika K NDE English expanded version  12/5/2007 I would like to first add that I came into this life with a memory of before and choosing this difficult life path that I was to accept. In my near death experience I remember leaving my body and suddenly being in a place surrounded by the purest form of love which permeated everything and being with loving beings. One spoke to me and began to show me the importance of the future of my life as a human and how each of us played an important part in the development of each of us as a whole. I was shown how we were all connected to each other and if our lifes plan is not fulfilled how it impacts the whole. I was then given the choice to stay or return. I chose to return. But what I can never forget was or is the divine love, the creation, the creator. I somehow knew that we are reincarnated many times and that the plan is for us all to evolve into that pure love here now.
NDE due to suicide attempt at age 16.

NDE after passing out.

1337.  Anika S NDE English expanded version  12/5/2007  The most profound part was when I found myself falling, falling and being very afraid, unsure of what was happening and just confused.  I was in the blackest place ever, it was like being out of space without the stars.  As I'm falling, I hear a voice telling me that everything would be alright and in that instant I felt the most amazing peacefulness, stillness and genuine love I have ever felt.  It felt like my soul was touched by the Holy Spirit.  After that, I saw in the distance a tunnel, all this time though I'm floating/swimming towards the tunnel, which is made up of spheres, the brightest colors I've ever seen.  I'm swimming/floating though them.  I remember being guided, and being told things (unfortunately I don't remember what was said, I just remember guidance).  The next thing I remember after that was waking up and my dad, proclaiming, "Sofee, you're alive!!".
NDE due to illness and complication.  Experience happened only 10 months ago.

1336.  Andrew P Probable NDE English expanded version  12/5/2007 I asked my father why there was no light or tunnel and if he was sent to guide me on my future journey "across". I felt sad and angry when he told me that he had come to send me back to the land of the living. When I objected strongly he told me that "I still had more to do and that my job on Earth was not yet finished" I asked what he meant by that and he raised his right arm (although he was not in a clear human form he was able to point to a direction behind me). 
Probable NDE during surgery.

1335.  Kerryanne M NDE English expanded version  12/5/2007 From Australia Sometime during the op. I became conscious and was freezing cold, I could smell a strong antiseptic odor, could hear a continual beep (which I guess was the heart monitor) and could hear conversation above me as people worked, and was aware of a tight clamping feeling over my abdomen. I tried desperately to let the staff know I'd awoken, but could not open my eyes or even move. So I just lay there hoping I'd sleep again when very suddenly the beeping sound started to quicken then leveled out - I knew what was happening and very calmly & clearly thought "I'm dying" and felt no fear which was surprising as up until then I'd always been terrified of death. Just as this happened I felt the most incredible feeling of everything just coming together inside me and it was the most beautiful feeling of warmth & joy. I felt myself rising upwards and was surprised that I could hear that level ringing sound so clearly though I was not in my body.
NDE due to surgical complication.  Interesting in that some skeptics claim partial awakening during general anesthesia may account for NDEs during surgery.  Here there is a very clear difference between partial awakening under anesthesia and the NDE shortly after this.

1334.  Eva W NDE English expanded version  12/5/2007 The next thing I remember was the light of my grandmother's garden and walking around her beautiful back yard.  Jesus then appeared saying that I now had what I finally wanted.  I asked him what he meant by that and he said that during the course of my thirty-seven year old life I had said that I hate my life 1,535 times and now he was giving me the opportunity to never have to worry about going back to my miserable life again.  As we walked together I noticed two deer waiting for us.  They were the two deer that some hunters killed in 2000 and tossed along side the road of where we used to live in the country and I took the remains and gave them a proper burial because I couldn't stand to see someone do that to them.  My late grandmother came to me then saying that she would take care of my baby if I wanted to go back home and that she felt I was too young to be with her just yet.
NDE due to pregnancy complication and bleeding.

1333.  Vincent L Probable NDE English expanded version  12/5/2007 On June 21, 2005 at about 9pm I got sick and went to the bathroom to get sick.  The light was so bright and white, I was so peaceful you will never feel like that on earth, the person that talk to me, we talked with our minds, than they told me I had to go back...I got mad ....a big man all in white with big blue eyes and long white hair told me again, you must go back your job is not done...

1332.  Jason C Fear Death Experience English expanded version  12/5/2007 This is what I saw. I remember seeing the rock fly out of the hold and thinking "oh no". All of a sudden I was knocked out of my body. It was like someone pushed me hard but instead of my body going with the push it was just my soul. I saw myself fall down to the rocks below. At this point I got  confused. I thought "Well, If I am up here who's down there". I remember bring my hands up or where they should've been and seeing something like a static light where they should've been. Right at this point for whatever reason I started noticing my surroundings. The river below me looked like a liquid crystal. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. The leaves on the trees were bright neon green. Then everything started getting extremely bright. All of a sudden there was this brilliant flash of light.  Then it went completely dark.
Rock climbing accident.  Note OBE began prior to impact at end of fall.  This phenomena has been reported in a number of other rock climbers who fell, and experienced OBE prior to impact.  Clearly in the spectrum of experiences as NDE.

1331.  Barbara B NDE English expanded version  12/5/2007 Up on the ceiling, I felt absolutely calm and extremely unworried, and the thought that I immediately had was, "I'm dead. If I'm up here, and my body is down there, I've died." There was no angst, fear, or anger, it was just a statement of the situation as I watched the people below working over my body. I actually felt nonchalant about my own death. I calmly began talking to God, as I usually do, and I simply said that I needed to go back.  I said that I needed to return to raise my three month old baby daughter and my eight and a half year old son. I knew that I would soon be leaving my husband, as I was in an emotionally and physically abusive marriage, and that the children would need to be raised by me. I asked to return to my body to be the support for my children. I strongly wanted to return to my body, I calmly requested God to return me.
NDE due to complication of medical procedure (myelogram).

1330.  Sheri G NDE English expanded version  12/5/2007  The next thing I knew I was in the ER floating above watching the Doctors shock me back into my body.  They took me into surgery and the next thing I remember is someone pushing on my stomach and the pain was excruciating.  Someone said "Rebound"  and we were headed back into surgery. I was in a coma for eight days, so I'm not sure exactly "When" but at some point I found myself traveling a dark tunnel with a bright light beckoning.  The closer I got to the light the more love I felt.  The light got bigger and bigger and I could see all kinds of loved ones who had passed on.  My grandma Jessie had her arms wide open to hug me and the closer I got the more overwhelming love I felt.  I heard beautiful music and saw angels all lined up across the sky behind my relatives.  I was so happy!!  I felt SO MUCH love through every pore in my body.  All of a sudden I heard my Mother saying "Think of Tina" (my daughter) "Think of Tina" and the light started getting farther away.  I came to.
NDE due to being stabbed.

1329.  Vandimir Probable NDE English expanded version  12/5/2007 My first memory is of falling through blackness. It didn't seem to bother me, but got a little boring. Then I noticed a small light way off in the distance. With nothing better to do, I sort of fell in that direction.  When I got close enough I could see that it was a person. He was head to toe consumed in flame, as well as falling through blackness. I said "Hi, my name's Joe", he said "I am forever falling and forever burning." He told me that some long time ago, he and I were one, and if he had anything to say about it, we would be one again some day.
Atypical imagery.  Allergic reaction from a tetanus shot.

1328.  Mary P NDE English expanded version  12/5/2007 I looked immediately to my left out my rear passenger window to see the head lights of the car that was behind me now shinning in my rear passenger window. That was the last thing I remember. I then was above my car in euphoria. Everything was beautiful, the sun was out, I was smiling and felt warm and joyful. I looked at my car and could see it veering to the other side of the freeway as there was no divider. It was headed into the west bounds lanes. I saw the car that hit me behind my car and it had stopped. the driver had gotten out and was looking at his front bumper. I looked again at my car traveling to the other side of the freeway. I puzzled why it was moving. Suddenly a man voice in my right ear stated ‘If you don't go back, someone will die.’ I remember not wanting that to happen. I woke up with my hands on the steering wheel and trying to gain control of the car and trying to turn it away from the oncoming traffic.
NDE due to auto accident.

1327.  Patrick B NDE English expanded version  12/5/2007 The EMTs showed up and began working on me and as they were doing their job I remember feeling a rush of warmth come over me, but looking down I could see how cold and lifeless my body looked, I really thought nothing of it I was completely comfortable just seeing what was going on. The really freaky part came when they put me in the ambulance I actually went with my body to the hospital all the while being able to hear everything around me and see it  very clear. I remember what seemed to be emotions although it felt as if I was being pulled in two different directions at once.  One saying stay and the other saying I must go.
NDE due to falling and hitting his head.

NDE due to overdose.

1325.  Mark D NDE 3382 English expanded version  12/5/2007 From the United Kingdom Now facing the crossing my perceptual field elevated a little to the buildings disappearing into the horizon far down the street…  An image of an artwork that I had created in my early teens for a school project entered my mind and replaced the last visual image that I had seen (of the street)... this was of a perspective exercise that I had drawn, with long, tall buildings diminishing into the distance.  In this exercise I had covered each panel of each building with cutouts from magazines and one panel in the centre left stood out.  There I had replaced the quadrilateral shape of the building with a picture that of a young baby girl's face.
NDE due to being struck with motorcycle.

1324.  Lampton K Fear Death Experience English expanded version  12/5/2007 The on-coming car approached hitting me on the rear driver side fender. Right before impact I believe my spirit shot out of my body. As I was hovering above the area I saw it all happen. The person who hit us he was sipping his coffee , the couple who was behind me was shaking there heads, everything felt timeless, the girl at the bus stop was covering her eyes. Man it's like super slow motion because I saw everyone and everything  in that area. My buddy who was in the car with me and he was screaming and crying. I did notice though, I was still connected to my physical self by some silver lining. As my car was spinning and when it came to complete stop my spirit came back into my body not gently. It was like a a Big Slam!!
OBE onset immediately prior to auto accident, thus a ‘fear-death experience’.


1322.  Dennis G NDE English expanded version  11/28/2007 I felt a floating sensation then a terrible impact. I felt my body being tossed around violently. (My background in landing on the ground during my skydiving days trained me to totally relax in order to minimize body damage ).Then a strange thing happened. Time seemed to stand still and I saw a black hole with a bright light at the end of it. AS I passed through the black hole the noise was deafening and made a whooshing sound as I exited it. I found "myself" above my body with my friend trying to bring me back to life using any means possible. As I was "floating" above my body there was a feeling of serenity like I've never experienced before.
NDE due to auto accident.

1321.  Lois M NDE English expanded version  11/28/2007 I saw colors that don't exist. And even though the light was brighter than I had ever seen it didn't hurt the eyes, in fact, it soothed the eyes and appeared soft and bright at the same time. I can't say that there was depth perception as we know it... it was greater than that... again, like a oneness and all things perceived in its entirety. I learned from that experience that there is such a thing as "the minds eye".
NDE due to near drowning at age 15.

1320.  Sarah M Possible NDE English expanded version  11/28/2007  I was hemorrhaging blood (I thought it was ketchup but I knew I couldn't have eaten that much ketchup!)  I told my parents and they looked at me with something in their eyes (fear).  I ran back to the bathroom and I heard my mother scream in terror and cries and moaning.  I was tired and laid down to rest on the floor--my back to the floor and I looked up and saw myself on the ceiling.  I wasn't scared at all. I felt someone holding me so tight yet so gently and could feel wind and bright light and words exchanged (I couldn't hear the words but suddenly I felt myself thrust back into my body.)  I felt then that life is precious and it is much easier to "die" than to be born. I was told later that I was on "the critical list for 6 days".

1319.  Stefanie R NDE English expanded version  11/28/2007 I saw this white bridge with my dead uncle Nick (he was my favorite family member who died when I was in the 4th grade) standing there, I went up to him and he spoke to me, telling me that this was the "family bridge" where everyone in our family goes after we die and one member is there to greet us, that after we cross it there is no going back, but that I didn't have to stay that I had to choose to either go back and live and suffer in many ways but find what I've been looking for, or stay with him but I would never be able to go back to my life, I remember not believing that I was really there thinking that he wasn't really there either and asking him to let me touch his face but he wouldn't let me, then he asked me what I wanted to do and I said "well if this is heaven then I'll go back"
NDE due  to auto accident.

1318.  CJ L NDE English expanded version  11/28/2007 I remember closing my eyes and letting out a breath.  Then I found myself  very alert thinking it doesn't sting, I felt very much at peace, it was dark and I could feel I was moving to my right, kinda like floating fast, I thought at first to yell echo, then thought it would be inappropriate. My next thought was, this is it! I Prayed the Lord's Prayer, and I don't remember the other Prayer, I recall thinking.. Now I get to sing!! At that moment I had a rush like when you fall in a dream. I was upset about being taken away from there! I sat up and looked around saying do you have heating pads under me it's hot take them out! It was the electricity from being shocked back. I know now that I (coded) on the table for about 30 seconds.
NDE due to heart attack. 

1317.  Steven S NDE English expanded version  11/28/2007 The 3rd strike of the club put my down to the floor almost instantly. I felt no fear no pain it felt really comfortable not breathing. I felt safe and protected and like I wanted to stay in this state of euphoria. Then a dark space drew me in straight after that I was drawn in to a really bright light where it seemed my whole life flashed by in clips. I mean everything in seconds after seeing this I didn't want to stay here any more however comfortable it was. It felt like I had something I had to come back and do something to live for it also felt the something didn't want me to pass over yet. At that point I heard a voice I don't know who's it was unfamiliar it sad calmly you can ether stay down and die or stand up and live…
NDE due to head injury.

1316.  John H NDE 3369 English expanded version  11/28/2007 As the image became clearer I could see that it was a woman, dressed in a chocolate brown colored robe closed with a cream colored cord fastened around her waist.  Her brown wavy hair fell across her shoulders.  As the mist disappeared from in front of her face I could see she was smiling.  Her arms were down and slightly away from her body  and were slight forward.  I was aware that the lower part of her form was still surrounded by the misty white fog.  She did not speak to me either in voice or thought.  She was just there.  She was beyond what we might call someone here on earth physically beautiful.  A sensed a presence of total and perfect peace.  At first I did not recognize her, but then suddenly I did.  It was my mother.  I had never seen my mother look anywhere remotely like this, yet I knew it was her.  She appeared ageless.  You just can't explain it, it does seem to need explanation.
NDE due to anaphylactic reaction to penicillin injection.

1315.  Renee NDE English expanded version  11/28/2007 I was comfortable but I knew consciously I was unable to swim so I questioned myself at the time and thought "How could this be?"  I felt as thought I was breathing because there was no effort to do anything but feel . As if I was out of body but still looking from my own eyes. I was unable to feel temperature. I remember the blissfulness of the blue and mixed forms of a lighter warped like. I felt like a I was a fish. Happy . In wonder as if I was privileged to be experiencing it.  It wasn't until I saw the movement above me from the surface of the water that waves of another environment was there . I saw the images of two people which were my sister and Lisa our neighbor. I awoke from that form of experience from the reality of knowing who those girls were and knowing it was where air was water wasn't and then I heard my sister's voice screaming " Where's Renee?" I was then pulled up by my hair and coughed that's all I can basically remember. 
NDE due to near drowning at around age 7-10.

1314.  Rosa R Probable NDE English expanded version  11/12/2007 From Peru. Original in Spanish, translated to English by Eva I only remember this, that they turned me and "poof!", then, nothing else.  Soon I saw myself in a dark tunnel, very near a super-brilliant light.  When I saw the light, there were many people--very brilliant--dressed in white tunics with a rope belt who stretched their arms and called to me to get closer. They invited me with a force filled with love, tranquility, peace...that is, many lovely things which I can't explain with words, but that attracted me enormously; it was as if I were in ecstasy.  I started to advance towards them very happily; I felt very happy and content....then, as I was about to "touch" their hands--that is to say, when I was about to pass the limit between the light and the tunnel, I remembered my children (I already had three; with the one that was just born, four) and I said:  "No, I can't...and my children?" I stayed for a time standing there; I looked at them with sadness and I turned around, giving them my back, to return from "where I came" and then I awoke yelling:  "I don't want to die; my children."
NDE during childbirth.

1313.  Jools G NDE English expanded version  11/10/2007 From the UK I remember the suffocating feeling of the asthma and next thing I realized that the panic surrounding this feeling had gone and I felt totally unaware of my physical body.  I was falling down a well lined with the most strikingly white soft material I'd ever seen.  I remember the wonderful feeling that there was nothing I could hurt myself on. I have no idea how long I was in this blissful state Before I got to the bottom I saw that the ambulance had arrived outside the doors to a & e. 
NDE due to asthma attack.

1312.  Arifur R NDE English expanded version  11/10/2007  ...In front of my eyes appeared all the prophets of religious teachings; Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc...And in the middle was a bright human shaped light...It spoke to me saying that it was God, I didn't believed it at first (who would), I asked 'it' "Who Are you?" And 'it' replied back to me saying "I am just like you, Lonely, Not wanted, Sad...I Have set forth countless members of humans on this planet, I've created these planets out of my own ability, I have created Prophets to explain my existence, but yet These humans that I have set forth deny my existence, they believe in others that have no existence"...I asked 'it' "why haven't you given them any chances?"...With a Reply so calm, 'it' said to me "Arifur have you not felt alone and not wanted? Have you not given up because you understand that people won't believe your existence, thus I am sure that when you return, and when you speak of this moment, whoever you speak with will not believe it, Let them believe what they want, for all I ask is Just for them to accept the fact that Another God exists, And just from that Belief I will be happy."
NDE at age 14 due to auto accident.  Experience shared at age 16.  Remarkable dialogue with God.

1311.  Cyril C NDE English expanded version  11/10/2007  I could SEE everything, then there was 2 nurses I could see their faces passing object to surgeon, remember the nurses faces were half covered but I could them...and the drilling began, I know started to leave the operating theatre, and YES into a TUNNEL, yes we have all heard of the tunnel, well it was pleasant trip because at end of tunnel I could hear children laughing and playing, but could not see them, the grass was so lush Green, not a weed in sight, then there was this dark shadow looking at me I didn't know who it was, but shape looked like my grandfather, I will never know, or maybe I will when my turn comes to die, it was so so so nice and peaceful in this place I started to go to a hill where im sure I would have seen all the children and people on other side, but then came this ENORMOUS but GENTLE hand that pushed me back and calming voice said you are not ready, next thing I can remember is going back into my body on the ward, the Priest had gone, but I was out for few weeks, then slowly but surely I was getting better.
NDE due to brain abscess.

1310.  Malinda K NDE English expanded version  11/10/2007  Normally, there would be absolutely no memory of what had transpired during the unconscious phase of a grand-mal seizure.  But I actually do have a memory of this event and recall being an energy field, similar to the white garbled screen you would see when changing channels on a TV and finding no reception.  A pulsing, constant motion of energy/electricity.  And yes, I did say I WAS that energy, not that I only saw it and was drawn to it.  I WAS it.  I knew everything beyond our comprehension or my ability to communicate in words here.  I was connected to all things, both seen and unseen, and had an absolute and intimate knowledge of them because I was them.  I also felt an overwhelmingly insatiable desire to experience things with all the senses I had held as a human.  I needed to touch, hear, see, taste, learn, and experience emotions.  This is why I no longer believe in a separate omnipotent being called God.  We ARE God.
NDE due to grand mal seizure.

1309.  Gene J NDE English expanded version  11/10/2007  It was extremely dark. I heard no noise. I was alone in total darkness.  I seemed to be actually floating or in motion, in a direction. As I was slowly propelled forward through the stillness and black I began to notice a small light ahead. The light grew even larger and brighter and it soon surrounded me to the point that I needed to close my eyes again. It was an extremely bright white light, so bright that when I did open my eyes, I need to blink a few times and squint. I suddenly found myself standing alone; yes actually upright, in the middle of what was a large, ultra-bright, white glowing room. It was so peaceful and quiet that I didn't want to leave. I felt an overwhelming comfort here, a warmth-like I belonged here. Still partially squinting I began to feel like I knew everything.  I had gained so much knowledge instantly, that I had no doubts or questions as to what was happening.
NDE due to heart attack.

1308.  Stephen T NDE English expanded version  11/10/2007  1. Surfing incident 2. Caught in a trough under water in huge surf. 3. Panic knowing I am going to drown. 4. Realized I had to give up, could not hold breath any longer. 5. Sudden calmness and resignation; loss track of body. 6. Clear and graphic life review as if certain events were cataloged. 7. Visualized a large green blue circle with a feeling of depth but did not look like tunnel. 8. Suddenly found myself in a large hall with a stone bath being washed by humanoid aliens; very peaceful (this was certainly a subjective illusion). 9. Sudden transformation into a realm of timeless Absolute Beauty, Absolute Love and Absolute Infinity. The radiance was literally unbearable. 10. Absolute forgiveness, non-judgment, non-duality, timeless, no blame or retribution, no sin karma and no reincarnation. No God as there was no subject or object of attention I AM That. 10. Beyond science, religion, spirituality, new age phantasmagoria. This is the most real insight of my whole life and clearly remains with me after thirty years.
NDE due to near drowning.  Remarkable insights and processing of NDE.

1307.  JB NDE English expanded version  11/10/2007  As I approached this living light, I heard a male voice, very authoritative, thunderous, larger than life say to me, "Are you ready to die?"  I was totally taken aback! I didn't know that meeting with, reaching this, going beyond this all revealing light was  actually a  (death) dying! I immediately found myself, simultaneously thinking and responding, "Ready to die?" "Why must I die?"  I was very scared.  Immediately the "Voice" replied, "You must die, because you have failed to do what you promised us that you would do."  I was even more mystified, confused and unbelievably afraid.  I responded, begging for my life, "I don't remember what I promised, I don't know why I must die, please give me another chance, I don't remember what I promised to do."  The VOICE answered me by stating the following: "You promised us that you would help others.  You have failed to do this."
Exceptional Account!  Two NDEs that happened in India.  NDEr is from India.  First NDE remarkably transcendent and due to operative complication.  Second NDE from near drowning.

1306.  Orson H NDE English expanded version  11/10/2007  From the Azores.  Asthma attack with closure of the breathing passages which occurred just as the ambulance I was in arrived at the hospital. I remember the ambulance attendant slapping my face and saying "Come on boy! You're going to make it" Then everything went black. In the urgency department I still heard a nurse saying "Ha mais um batimento para suportar a vida" = "There's still one more beat supporting life. Here comes the spooky bit...I was in a fast-moving stream just approaching some rocks at the edge of the falls I was about to go over. I could see the vegetation on the opposite bank in vivid autumnal colors. The water was warm and I was very comfortable and not a bit scared. Then it ceased before I was about to go over the edge. I still feel a slight feeling of disappointment that I did not "shoot the falls"!
NDE from asthma attack.  Shared at age 88. 

1305. Bonnie S NDE English expanded version  11/7/2007  They found something abnormal on the right side of my heart which they wanted to do the cath procedure, as I was having it done that is when I had the near death experience.  It was so amazing, I felt the warmth and seeing the light so bright I think it would blind the human eye. I wanted to go see my kids to let them know everything was ok,  I saw my son he was sleeping, then I went and saw my daughter, she was at work, I saw she was sitting at a long table doing envelopes in a medical office. I know she felt my presents, I touched her shoulder, the sad thing is I felt no sadness, all I felt was love and warmth.  I then saw my Mom standing there smiling at me she did not have her hands out to welcome me.  I was still able to see everything going on in the hospital, I saw the doctor using the paddles and my body just lying there, I saw the nurse moving fast around the table (she was screaming in my face Bonnie Breath, Bonnie Breath) and then the same nurse's surgical cap fell off her head which she ended up kicking under the table.  I was told by a male's firm voice to go back, and that is when I felt the last shock to the chest, which was very painful.
NDE due to complication of cardiac catheterization.

1304. Mike S Probable NDE English expanded version  11/7/2007  What I did experience was being back at my grandpa and grandma's farm. I was younger, more like a teenager. I also communicated with a couple of my uncles who have passed away already. I also remember seeing my grandma and grandpa, but not really talking to them. Everyone was younger. Again, I'm just starting to share my experience.
NDE where the experiencer is struggling to make sense out of what happened.

1303. Sherri B NDE English expanded version  11/7/2007  As I lay there, the first thing I was in a white fog and what looked like my dad motioning with his arm and telling me "To go back, go back it is ...", I looked down over to the right (in the way he was motioning me,} then no I came to in the middle of Briggsmore. to people commenting "Oh, she's dead. Yeah she's dead."  I believe it was my dad because he had long hair, a long beard, and what I believe was the brown suit he was buried in.
NDE due to auto accident.

1302. Vito P NDE English expanded version  11/7/2007  When I spoke to my mother , I told her I was going to die....at this time my vision became blurry and then just stopped. I told my mother I couldn't see anymore. this is when the Dr. took the phone and said they had to do emergency exploratory surgery.  My hearing was never effected, even at the time of blindness. Then it was as if I had lost all fears and pain, and felt as if I had this incredible feeling of energy and alertness. My vision came back, except I was not in my body anymore. I was above it, while they rushed me to the OR room. The feeling could not really be defined as if I was floating or hovering, it was if I was just moving along freely. There were no restrictions on my movement, my earthly body was not holding me back.  I remember staying in this state throughout most of the surgery.
NDE due to auto accident at age 17 with ruptured spleen.

1301. Ray V NDE English expanded version  11/7/2007  I saw my paternal grand father in heaven. He was horseback and saddled another horse. It was a solid white horse, a beautiful beast.  Though my grandfather didn't speak, I knew it was for me. I felt a presence of others, though I don't know who. They were all familiar and happy to see me. I was very pleased to be there. It was like being at a party for me and we were all gathering to go some where. I don't remember going there.  But I remember waking up in the hospital with my family around me and wanting to go back. If I could just go back I wouldn't hurt.
NDE due to accident.

1300. James R NDE English expanded version  10/17/2007 After following my older cousin into the pool the air was knocked out of me, I couldn't swim and I took in water. Vividly remember watching myself bobbing in the middle of the (3D) pool as Craig fished me out. I was separate from my body standing at my head as they performed 60's style resuscitation. 2 dark bodies were having an argument about my presence. Yes,  no maybe. there was something important I had to do.
Child drowning NDE.

1299. Annie NDE English expanded version  10/17/2007 From Australia It was like a meeting with the great intelligence - the dew on the grass, the sky at daybreak, the enlightened one.  Great light which I became one with.  Total and utter peace and serenity.  Pure love - unconditional love, pure omnipotence, pure comparison, a sinless intelligence, knowing this intelligence was beyond what I was.  It is something which would take many lifetimes to achieve.  Total rapture, a feeling of pure joy.  Didn't want to leave it. I am part of this intelligence even though I know this intelligence is pure knowledge and sinless, yet I am a sinner.  My body is not my soul.  Felt my soul separate - sorry hard to describe.  Soul has different mission and can communicate differently - bloody hard to explain. 

1298. Ron C NDE English expanded version  10/17/2007 A rushing sound as I lost consciousness followed by blackness/silence and the realization that I was not where I had been a moment ago. A feeling of incredible loneliness until I felt that I was no longer alone. It's then that I realized that I was probably dead. I saw a glimpse of a being of light who I was embarrassed to look at. I knew I had to return and expressed a "do I gotta?".
NDE from accident

1297. Linda Sue C NDE English expanded version  10/17/2007  I am a Diabetic. For years I wondered why I never experienced any "life after death experience, because I have been close to death several times. On this occasion, I dropped rapidly and my husband could not bring me back. I remember looking down at myself standing in a field of flowers. I saw myself younger. I started to pick a flower when I turned and looked up in the air and heard a voice say, "Linda you can't stay, you have to go back". Then I woke in my husbands arms.
NDE from diabetic reaction.

1296. Evan D NDE English expanded version  From Australia 10/17/2007 As I was floating I was just transfixed at just looking at myself (it is a weird feeling looking at your own body) I had a bad cut on my head and blood was coming out of me very quickly. I felt so warm and peaceful it's a hard feeling to describe and I also felt no pain. You don't realize how match pain you live with everyday until you have an experience like this.  Then my whole life was played out for me. It was like watching a video on fast forward. I seen myself being born then it seemed to just stop for a fraction of a second every now and then at things that happened, like my first day at school. Then it was over in what seemed like just a second or two. Then a voice said to me "Do you want to live or die?".
NDE from car accident.

1295. Virginia F NDE English expanded version  10/17/2007  I left my body and could hear the nurses and doctor working on me. I did not look behind me to see them, I was headed for a window where a cool Oct. fall breeze was coming in, and I knew that if I reached that window, that I would never come back. Then a being appeared, Angel like and reminded me of the Husband and Son that would never see me again and the Daughter that would never know her Mother. ( and I did not know I was having a girl) Then when I felt this profound love for my family, it was like a rubber band that snapped me back into my body of pain. I had a choice to go or stay. But, I think that when I came to the choice of love and understanding of what this being was showing me, that's when it was understood what my choice had to be. When I was out of my body there was no pain just profound peace and love. I knew that I was going to a place that was beyond any thing a mortal could imagine. I do not to this day fear death in any way. And as a retired Nurse, I shared my story with those at the door of death to help their journey of crossing over easier.
NDE from allergic reaction to medication during childbirth.

1294. Willis S NDE English expanded version  10/16/2007  The pain was suddenly gone.  I found myself in a dark void. No light.  Slowly in the center of the void I became aware of a change in color. The darkness had a pin point of grey. The grey slowly became white. This white spot began to grow.  It was like this white area was 3D. It was rising out of the void coming directly towards me. I see it as either a volcano, or a pimple, not other way to put it. It was not a tunnel.  The white area continued to rise toward me. I got the impression that the white area was swelling from internal pressure.  As it came closer I felt that I could almost touch it.  The most important thing was the feeling that the internal pressure was reaching a bursting point.  Somehow I knew that if the white area burst all of the void would be replaced with an intense, warm, bright light.


1292. Christine NDE English expanded version  10/16/2007  There was intense pain and suffering and then release...followed by pure ecstasy...I did not see any light ever, at any time.  I was in a "nothingness", a blackness or a void, and I was alone as in I didn't see anyone else, but I didn't feel alone because I felt unity with everyone and everything. I knew without even a hesitation that everyone and everything in the entire universe is connected into one; that we are each a part of everything...I knew that I was eternal (and I remember being so thankful to discover that eternity is true and has never been a lie or myth) and I remember thinking, "Oh my God, I am dead!!!!!! and I remember thinking that it was the most beautiful thing that could have ever happened to me...the happiest day of my entire existence...there was nothing sad about it like I always thought there would be. The only emotions I felt were pure joy, ecstasy and bliss at receiving the knowledge of immortality. It wasn't a feeling or a thought...it was a  knowing. And, I remember thinking how I could not wait to tell my husband that we really would be together for an absolute eternity! And I remember thanking God over and over again that eternity is real.

1291. Geraldine Probable NDE English expanded version  10/16/2007   Remember moving slowly through a circular feeling space that was surrounded by darkness/knew that I could not go out of the space /seemed bright but there was a brighter source of light that I knew I had to go towards/as got closer everything got faster/was at first afraid but then started seeing faces on edge remember looking at them and finally having sense of knowing one who gave me feeling of well-being that everything was alright/as got closer to light source there was feeling of great joy around and in me/but then could not stay/was not finished and had to go back/seemed that was told this by the familiar face with great sorrow/I was also very sad/when came back I remember crying hysterically/took time to calm down/way back was very fast/trying not to/and then suddenly there.    

1290. Willane T NDE English expanded version  10/16/2007  I heard the security guard say, There she goes and my body fell to the ground. The ambulance pulled up and I could see the putting me in the back. I was seeing it from the same vantage of standing by the car. As they pulled away I began to dissolve and went off into energy fragments which no longer had thought. I awoke at the hospital where the doctor accused me of faking a seizure to get attention.
NDE from seizure.

1289. Doris A NDE English expanded version  10/16/2007  During the 8 minutes when I was unconscious, I observed (from an aerial position) details of what occurred.  I saw where I was and who was there and what was done to me.  I felt a feeling of peace that is hard to describe in words. I was not afraid and felt only like an observer.  I did not necessarily want to come back to that body which was convulsing.  I only remember a feeling of unexplainable peace and serenity and had no cognition of a material body, nor did I care.  It did not last too long but I remember it vividly. 
NDE from cerebral hemorrhage.

1288. Shawn J NDE English expanded version  10/16/2007 A sense of serenity began to engulf me and I all of a sudden I was floating through the universe and being gently brought along by a being to my left. It was sort of being carried and gently brought along.  The universe was vast and stars were such as you would see out in the countryside with no city lights to dim your view.  I continued on this journey for a period of time that I cannot measure.  Eventually, I began to see a light in the distance which became more brilliant the closer I got to it.  The light was like no light I had ever seen up to that time and have not seen since.  The being on my left continued to gently bring me toward the light.  Little by little I came closer and closer.  Eventually, I was completely engulfed by the Light and became one with it.  There are no words in any human language that can describe the complete sense of peace and love imparted by that Light. It was such that I did not want to be apart from it. It was where I wanted to stay for eternity.  I am convinced that I was given a glimpse of the nature of that which we call God.

1287. Jeanette NDE English expanded version  10/16/2007   I inhaled this type of gas (that has the potential I found out later of freezing your lungs instantly).  I just went black.  I don't even remember going out.  The next think I remember is "standing" in the middle of a vortex tunnel with a person in silhouette standing at the end of the tunnel.  I would say the tunnel was approximately 30 yards.  I could not see the face but he/she wore a garment that was very loose and flowing to his/her right.  The tunnel was interesting because it was swirling with all pastel colors.  The person at the end had their arms stretched out to me.  I remember not really feeling scared, but more confused as to where I was.  The last thing I remember doing is looking down to see that I was "levitating" in this standing position, but that the tunnel was circling under my feet about 10 feet down.  The circumference of the tunnel I would estimate to be about (it's hard to remember) 20 feet high.  I was really beautiful.  No words were spoken.  No movement of air.  No sensation of any temperature at all (neither warm nor cold).  That was it.  I came back and I was fine -- although a little shaken to say the least.
NDE from inhaling CO2 cartridges.

1286. David L NDE English expanded version  10/16/2007 The reason I am writing you is that at one point I had a lot of pain and remember the "room around me" was bright white. I knew I was in pain, but was trying very hard to recite the Lord's Prayer.  I distinctly remember being irritated because someone "did something" that interrupted my prayer.  I started the prayer again.  During this time I saw my recently deceased mother's face and I think she spoke to me.
Beginning of a NDE

1285. Malina E NDE English expanded version  10/16/2007  Although I couldn't see anything, I could also sense other beings around.  I could feel the pain of my tongue being pulled on.  I think I felt as I was being tortured and I felt evil surrounded by the torture.  After this sensation, my surroundings changed.  Now I felt like I was in a void.  I wasn't experiencing any pain anymore.  I think this is when I started to die.  I felt like I was slowly floating downward in a dark tunnel.  I wasn't afraid anymore.  I actually felt at peace.  I don't recall that I was dying at the time, just felt good inside.  It was a very pleasant feeling.  But I never saw a light and I don't even recall when I came out of it.  I know I don't remember telling my friend I was dead.  I might have been started to become aware of things when in the ambulance.
NDE from seizure.

1284. Olivia C Possible NDE English expanded version  10/16/2007  He then showed me several thousand visions at once. The only way to describe this particular experience is to have a handful of beads, drop them onto the floor at one time, and as fast as they all hit the floor at once is the speed in which the visions came to me. I don't remember anything about any of these visions except the first one. I was instantly standing on a mountain top next to Him, which side I don't have any memory of. We were looking down on a valley with another mountain on the other side of it. The valley seemed to be at least 10 miles away. There were people scattering back and forth in preparation of something of great importance (I don't recall what) that was about to happen. I immediately noticed my vision, my ability too see. Advanced is an understatement. For one, the color of the trees and the grass was a brilliant green that I've never seen before and haven't since.- and I could see small details, even though I don't recall any. I can only remember thinking I could see small things miles away on the right of me and the left of me at the same time.- in great detail.
Severe Fever.

1283. Dustine S NDE English expanded version  10/16/2007  I was visited by a 'light being' of some kind, I think we would call her an angel, but I'm not sure.  She was an adult, not young but not old either.  She had long straight blonde hair.  She wore an unbleached cotton garment with a simple rope-like tie at her waist.  I don't know how I knew it, but I knew she was barefoot and her garment was about ankle length.  I couldn't see her from her knee area down.  But I know she was barefoot.  The most remarkable physical attribute were her eyes.  She had large eyes that were the most intense blue, like a sky blue topaz but more intense.  She stood next to my bed and without speaking we communicated.  She explained she had come for me, that "I could go with her and it would be okay."  And if I wanted to "roll over and die", that was okay too.  I told her I thought there must be a reason for my state and would stay to find it.  I didn't want "to have to come back and do it all over." 
3 NDEs

1282. Tammy C NDE English expanded version  10/16/2007  I also remembered that in the midst of my accident the day before I was visited by a radiant woman who "told" me that I would be okay. I did not remember feeling any pain when I was with her, just confusion because there was nothing around us and I didn't know what had happened to me or why I was there with her. She communicated with me without speaking audibly but "impressed words and feelings" on me. That is the best way that I can explain it. I remember thinking, "What happened?" and it was if she answered my thoughts by "telling" me. "Don't worry about that. You are okay. You will be okay." I felt complete trust in what she said and an intense feeling of peace, too. There were also other people there and although they didn't look familiar I knew that I did know them somehow. They also were "sending" feelings of peace and welcome, "telling" me (again without words) that I would be OK.
Teenager in a car accident.

1281. Priscilla W NDE English expanded version  10/16/2007    Then suddenly everything went black. The next thing I remember is looking down at all these people hovering over me working with me to breathe with some pattern breather. Almost immediately this door opened up and everything was so bright and it was beautiful. My grandfather whom I called Paw Paw was standing there looking at me with this huge grin on his face. I started to walk towards him, because I wanted to hug him for he had been dead for 3 yrs at this time. Well right before I got to this door he said no not now and shut it on me. Then I woke up there on my hospital bed still gasping for every breath. What I had was double acute pneumonia that was from me vomiting during my DNC. I should have been a goner that day, but my Paw Paw told me it wasn't my time. I am very thankful for that, because now I am a 29 yr. old mother to 3 wonderful kids. I now look at death with a smile, because I know where I am going, and I know it is a beautiful place. Kind of like a big old family reunion. I want to say that I am glad that there is a place to discuss my brush with death for I have never told my family about this.
NDE from childbirth complications.   

1280. Donna D NDE English expanded version  10/16/2007   Have received scientific knowledge that I would not ordinarily have known....I have constantly been on a spiritual quest since this experience...Receive an abundance of spiritual energy at twilight RISP - Recurrent Isolated Sleep Paralysis....Felt as if I traveled through a "wormhole" or tunnel...Einstein-Rosen Bridge....These entities are helping us fix things by expanding our awareness, which is the source of our predicament we find the planet in.  At some moment I did answer Yes to Something or Someone-and from that hour I was certain that existence is meaningful and that, therefore, my life in self surrender had a goal....We are inflicting unwelcome changes on the planet which is really not ours...we are killing it....our  planet is dying....Time is critical.....ACT NOW....SETI  WIMP TOE LIGO - On a mission from God...Galaxy Quest......Save the Pale Blue Dot - Mindshift - Blue shift - Visual Ray Theory- Third eye - tesseract - 4 + Aktis Ray (gamma) Actin...At times a Spirit comes and takes me away.....Dreams work....Remain open at the top....just don't kmow....just don't know.....God is infinite, supernatural, God is Spirit... 
Left temple hit with baseball.

1279. Michele W NDE English expanded version  10/16/2007 Once I was in the emergency room of the hospital, I felt further from my body. I remember looking at my self when they were trying to get my families phone number.........at first I was more than 4 feet from my body, towards my feet and above the heads of the staff, then as my body was trying to remember the number, I got closer to myself, like I was whispering it in my own ear. Sometimes I was there with my physical body, other times I was floating in the darkness (maybe I did not want to see what was going on). I do not remember seeing my body after they got the phone number from me. I floated in the darkness with my own thoughts for a few days then I woke up in my own body. 
NDE from auto accident

1278. Ken A NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  The light is love.  It is our real home.  There we realize the connection.. . .
I remember that everything was OK with one exception.  I thought, "What a fool I was to have spent the time I spent accumulating those things".  What was meant by that was that I needed to concentrate on the things that were important.  I have succeeded in doing that. 
2 NDEs and many unusual things that happened afterward.

NDE from car accident.

1276. Deleted - Duplicate of 129.

1275. Norton J NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007 From England  Awareness was natural, yet totally non-human.  Nothing from that experience actually fits into my human imagination, and the only imagery I have is what my mind can cope with in translation.  Even as I write this, I can feel myself trying to shy away form it, and this is taking a lot of effort.  There was a sense of self, of identity; it was no different from the very human self-image we all have and accept every day of our lives.  There was a sense of relief in me that it was all over, so this is what it's like.  Thought, sight, hearing and touch - our senses as we know them - simply didn't apply, this was different; for my experience of it, I knew that I had died although I had not gone through the classic out-of-body experience, and there was no fear involved, no wonder, simply the purest acceptance of my circumstances.   
NDE from being run over by a car.

1274. Jason DH NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  BUT let me be clear it was my choice to come back ONLY BECAUSE; 1.) I had been assured that this is my last time here, he had my book of life with him and we sat at a table with my book on the table, the writing went back to front, like Hebrew, he held up a few pages on the top saying, "This is Jason you have only this much to finish then you can come home to stay, your book is finished." Then he went on to tell me of something I still need to do (Which I was not allowed to remember) and told me of great benefit and need that caused the one more thing to do to be instilled in me as so needed for mankind that of course I would come back to do that one more thing before returning to stay. 
NDE from criminal attack

1273. Ira D NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  Died . Got forgiven past errs.  Entered World of White . Was Washed over with Something Soothing Cleansing Fantastic . Could I stay where I was ? YES . Concerned about those Left behind . Could I go back for a short time ? Yes. More that would have to be explained .
Short NDE from heart attack.

1272. Steven C NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007   I was in this void of darkness & without hope, & I spoke.  I said "where am I", I could hear the words.  A great love came down & saved me & lifted me up; I was going to perish;  I was in deep deep trouble.   All I had to do was except it, in your wildest imagine you cannot believe how good JESUS is.  He spoke and said to my ears "Do you believe I created the universe?"  &  I said "yes".  I was taken above the water & ground & I had the mind of CHRIST; I was in the family of the FATHER. 
Child drowning NDE at age 3 or 4.

1271. Clark Possible NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007        I overdosed on pills, and rather than slowing my system down they sped it up.  I had a seizure and there was a 8 hour time period where I was blacked out.  If anybody out there has read Dream catcher by Stephen King, I found out what if felt like to be Jonsey kind of.  I was conscious though I saw or heard nothing, and I felt at peace with everything.  I guess at one point the doctors said my heart rate was at 180.  I saw nothing but darkness, but felt total serenity.
NDE from suicide attempt.

1270. Pat H NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007 The next thing I knew I was floating among the clouds in a blue sky. I remember feeling so free, content and happy like being born again. I knew everything that was around me although I didn't see any limbs or torso or even eyes, I just knew.  Also I remember that at the time I had no memory of who I was or what I was and that all I wanted to do was to continue to fly among the clouds. Then suddenly I saw a large circle of light in the distance, I was curious at first but as it drew closer I had a recollection of the sun which if I look directly into can damage my eyes and I turned away from it which seemed odd because I didn't know where that came from. My curiosity got the better of me and I looked directly at the circle of light. The circle was getting bigger and was drawing me to it.
NDE from drug overdose.

1269. Evan K NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  First thing I experienced was a large flash of light (figured it was impact of guard rail), then darkness (unconsciousness). About 1/2 hr later walking around dazed then entered a seizure type fit.  I saw myself on ER table but couldn't feel or hear anything, then everything turned into a great void of light with a sense that I cannot explain.  Have never yet felt that feeling.  When finally woke up over 4 Hrs. had past and was being told that during that time I didn't know where I was, who I was or what the date was.  Shortly after I discovered bumps or scars on the palms of my hands which look like round half pea size dots, one is outwards and the other inwards.  If I scrape them off they come back the next day.
NDE from car accident.

1268. Gwen NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  I found my self in a black void. The difference was flashes of vivid light bars.  I felt myself walking on them, from one to another always moving forward.  The colors were magenta, turquoise blue, fuchsia, lemon yellow and iridescent orange and purple. I finally woke up in the surgical room still talking.  I knew I lost some time.
NDE from exploding brain tumor.

1267. Grzegorz K NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007 From Poland, Translated to English by Matteuz fter some time, a woman appeared. I can’t remember if we talked. At one point, a light door appeared in the wall and the woman asked me to come with her through it. We were to be back soon. I agreed because I trusted her. We went through the door. On the other side, she was no longer there. Everything looked like an underground factory (I cannot describe that place, but I guess a factory is what it felt like. There were a lot of people there. They were running naked in all directions. I just sat and observed them. The couldn’t see me or they just didn’t pay attention to my presence. Some time passed and I wanted to find exit. I wasted a lot of time and didn’t find anything. I was getting upset and angry and lost consciousness. When I regained it, I was still In that factory, but there were no people this time, just the women that took me there. She said I would stay there (I think the communication was telepathic, we didn’t talk in the usual way). I felt deceived. She had said we were going to come back.
Atypical NDE from brain hemorrhage.

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1265. Karina M NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007 I went into insulin shock, convulsions and then nothing (no movement) (This according to my ex-husband). I could see a hard to describe 'void' because I could 'see'. I saw no light, no deceased people (known or unknown). I somehow 'received' the understanding (the message? It was not a voice.) that if I died right there and then, my 8 month old son would be okay and that my parents would be okay in the long run. I had the certainty that the world (my world) would be okay without me. That my son would grow up healthy and well (he did), and that my parents would survive the pain of my loss. I accepted dying and was willing to let myself go (that's when I felt a weight lift). As I was 'returning' (my ex-husband shoved about four tablespoons of sugar in my mouth), I felt a 'sucking' pull taking me back (I did not 'see' my body from the ceiling or anything that was going on around my body).
NDE due to accidental insulin overdose.

1264. Katie A NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007 When I died, I rose above my body and saw my grandfather working on my body. My body was of no interest to me; instead I moved out of the room towards a presence I felt in the living room area. I went towards this presence, which was within a brilliant, sun-light bright, light space - not a tunnel, but an area. The presence was unbelievable peace, love, acceptance, calm, and joy. The presence enveloped me and my joy was indescribable - as I write this I am brought back to this emotion and it delights me still. The feeling is spectacular. I did not experience this presence as God (I was too young to understand the concept) but I did experience this presence as that which made me. I knew, with out a doubt that I was a made creature, a being that owed its existence to this presence.
NDE at age 3 from choking.  Profoundly influential experience, and is now pursuing a Doctorate in Theology.

1263. Catherine A NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  I was up in the air in the operating room.  I could see the doctor and the nurse anesthetist down below me and I knew that was my body down there  on the operating table.    I was going around in circles.  They would get smaller and smaller.  When I got to the center of the circle, I would pop out and start another circle.  I got up in the corner of the room.  I wanted to go out of the room and see what was on the other side.  At that point a male adult voice said to me,  "You better get back down there ."   That was all I remembered.   My mother told me later I came out of the anesthetic that I almost bled to death during the operation.
NDE from bleeding during surgery at age 7, shared 65 years later.  She is a retired nurse.

1262. Don T NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  I continued floating upward and became a little frightened. I noticed I was sort of curled up and that I felt very good (much better than when I was in the chair). Finally, I realized I was in the presence of some beings that were very loving. While there seemed to be a main being the others were free to communicate also. I was shown the history of the planet and other things that I lost almost immediately. I think I remember asking if I could tell people about the secrets I'd scene. They made me understand that I would forget the secrets very quickly (and I did). I then was told that I could stay with them if I liked and have a "rest" but that I wasn't finished. They said if I stayed I would have to go back eventually. I understood this as going back in another body and starting all over.  I told them I would go back and immediately felt being drawn back down to the chair where my body was waiting.
NDE due to blood loss after surgery at about age 9.

NDE due to heart attack.    

1260. Jerry S NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007 I thought I had acid reflux. On the third day the pain moved to my shoulders and I had trouble breathing. I was sitting on the couch and all of a sudden I was no longer in my house I was standing on this side walk looking into this very bright light but the light did not blind me. I was not walking towards the light I just stood there. A older man walked past me slowly. There was no sound it was completely quiet. I had the strongest feeling of loneliness. I was back in my house again and I new it was serious so I called 911 to get help. I made it to the hospital the doctor told me I had 3 blockages and only 30% of my heart was working. I was on the verge of death.
NDE due to heart attack.

1259. Simon J NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  I remember walking up to the grocery store where it happened then collapsed and then absolutely nothing. I was in a complete and utter void. Later, I remember being in the emergency room in the hospital and seeing myself from a third perspective. I could see them moving me from the gurney to the operating table. I could hear them saying don't leave us John, don't leave us.. and them working frantically to resuscitate me....
NDE due to burst aorta (the largest artery in the body).

1258. Valerie H NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  Suddenly I can see again, but from a different angle, both episodes I was above to the left of my body looking down.  I feel very different, I do not feel sick at all, I had no bad feeling what so ever. My mind thought HMM...HMM, HMM...HMM, HMM. I did not realize bad things were happening, I was like an innocent child humming. Even though I was looking down at my body and saw people working on me, I was not afraid, nor was I worried about my family. I could here the nurses calling my name but, I paid no attention to them, I didn't realize I was "VAL". I began floating backwards toward the open door to the hallway and into started into the hallway. There were two men walking in the hallway saying did you see any cables for this... I remember wishing I could help them. Then I could hear someone calling "VALERIE" and I recognized my name and started to listen to them say "come back to me, breath" and I did, then I was back inside my body and I felt sick again.
NDE due to heart condition that can lead to dramatic drop in blood pressure.

1257. Judy P NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007 From Canada Next it felt like I was falling backwards out of my body. It happened very quickly. I found myself in complete blackness but I could see. I felt a peace like I never felt before. There are no words to describe it. I remember thinking to myself I'm really here, you do go on. I was still me, exactly who I was on the physical side. Then out of the corner of my eye I noticed the light. Oh there really is a light, I was so happy to discover this. I knew I had to go to light. As soon as I thought that, I started to move towards the light. As I got closer to the light, I could see a tunnel. I knew I had to go into this tunnel. The light became brighter and brighter, but it didn't hurt to look into it. It surrounded me and comforted me. I had absolutely no worries or fears. Just absolute peace. I stared to move through the tunnel. I was looking at the tunnel, noticing its color, shape and texture. Also I was aware presences at the end of the tunnel.
NDE due to bleeding after childbirth.

1256. Terre D NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007 Then suddenly I was whisked away, and felt simultaneously that I was caught in a stream of energy flowing around a planet below and to my left, and also within a giant tree on a hill and all its parts, from roots to leaves. At this point I knew I was pure energy. Infinite, because I could see the planet and was part of this powerful stream of energy, at the same time I could feel myself part of the peaceful, gentle energy of the tree. This stream of energy was fast and powerful, and looked like lights in a wide bright band out in space but curving around the planet, which was reddish. I could see other planets and stars, and the space between was black. As part of the tree I could feel every leaf rustling in the breeze.  Then suddenly I was back in my body.
NDE at age 7-8 due to childhood game of squeezing air out of chest to pass out.  PARENTS- we have received a number of NDEs where this type of “game” caused the NDE.  Warn your children that this type of “game” could be fatal.

1255. James W NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  This was a non-experiential experience – the experience had no content so there was nothing to have an experience of in the classical sense that we understand “experience.”  Something happened and according to outside observers it took time for it to happen.  In the classic understanding of experience, I experienced nothing.  I became purely subject and no thoughts exist in this Oneness.  There exists only One and no other; this One always is and this One cannot be explained, understood, or experienced by the rational human mind.  White light is what I remember and the simplest way I can explain the moment is to say, "I saw God."
NDE at age 13 due to unknown causes, but apparent transcendent experience at time of physical unconsciousness.

1254. Rhea D Probable NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  Next thing I know, I was floating in the top of the room looking down on myself, my mom in the corner on a stool with silver legs. She was hiding her face in her hands because she didn't want to see them cut me. I saw two doctors leaning over me on the table. In an instant I was in a tunnel with a bright light at the end. I distinctively remember that I wasn't moving my feet and wondering how I could be advancing through the tunnel. When I got to the end of the tunnel there was a man in an all white tunic awaiting me. He never had to speak physically, but I could hear him and he could hear me he took me by the hand and we walked. I knew him although I had never seen him. He loved me, I loved him and I felt safe with him. This place that we walked was the most beautiful place that I have ever see. It was like a grassy, hilly place filled with flowers. The colors were so bright and vivid. It makes the greenest grass here on Earth look dirty.
Probable (almost certain) NDE at age 4 as surgical complication, 28 years ago.  It was more common in the past for doctors to avoid disclosing they had a serious surgical or anesthetic complication.

1253. Peter M NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  I stayed in my place thinking while my 2 cousins and my brother went away and I climbed the wall and jumped. while I was falling I saw a very fast movie for what I did at that time. after I hit the ground. I didn't feel anything then suddenly I saw myself falling down in a tortuous well. it was dark and I couldn't see anything but I was able to hear other voices. some voices was laughing or crying or speaking. some of them were falling faster than me. I was frightening and was trying to find anything to catch. I moved falling for a while. it was long well then I exit from the well to find myself standing at the beginning of a tunnel. there were someone who exit with me but it disappeared. I stayed at my place thinking for what to do. it was a long tunnel and the end of the tunnel there were a door without a door and outside this door there were a very bright light that shining the tunnel.
NDE due to fall at age 5.

1252. Lonna O NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007 I was told (after the fact) that I was given a cocktail of drugs (Thorazine, Demerol, Scopolamine).  I didn't remember having been given the drugs.  I must have had a violent reaction to them immediately.  My baby had not been delivered yet.  I remember being up high in a corner of the hospital room, watching all of those people serving me being in a panic state.  I saw myself lying on the bed, but, although I knew it was I, I wasn't the least bit concerned about it.  It was in no way a part of me anymore.  I kept saying, "please don't worry about me.  I'm fine."  I realized that they couldn't hear me. I felt so bad that they were in a turmoil when I was feeling fine.  I felt free of all care, and yet I didn't feel dead although I didn't feel separated from where I would have preferred being.  Two days later, I awoke inside of an oxygen tent.
NDE associated with complication of childbirth.  NDE happened 48 years ago.

1251. Sammy O NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007    Tunnel (really just circular black border) with small pinpoint light in center. Scenes which I recognized as being from my youth, etc. being vividly portrayed - really in a continuous (sometime circular around the small light) fashion. I frankly thought that I was dreaming (being in the hospital bed) and was consciously trying to analyze what was happening. I thought it was an unusual dream with a very weird format (circular boundary). I mostly stopped paying attention to what was being portrayed and puzzled about the strange format. After what seemed a considerable time, the tunnel collapsed inward and the light exploded toward me. This apparently was when the code team shocked me. I then awoke to find 20-25 people (code team) in my room, and immediately realized what must have happened.
NDE due to cardiac arrest from post-operative complication of heart surgery.   

1250. Theodosia Q NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  Something took my hands gently and guided me through the maelstrom of colors.  There was sound like music around me.  I felt that I was one with the universe, walking through solar systems and galaxies.  But in a final spin of lavender, I felt myself slipping into this mortal reality.  I was on my back on the floor outside my apartment.  My landlord who was also my friend had stopped by--apparently my husband had asked her to check on me--and found me in the bathroom.  A strong effort by the EMT squad had gotten my heart beating again, and the paramedic closest to me said I had been gone for a good two minutes.
NDE associated with miscarriage and medication overdose.

1249. Thomas B NDE 3157 English expanded version  10/14/2007 G & I were very drunk when we decided to walk to an area of Hartford where drugs were available.  We bought heroin and a syringe.  After injection I fell head first down two flights of stairs.  G, drunk as he was, put me in a bed and went about his business for an indeterminate time.  He contends that when he came back later I wasn't breathing.  He slapped me & dragged me upright at which time I regained consciousness.  While unconscious, I viewed from above, as if near the ceiling, my seemingly dead body.  My thought was that my parents would be devastated by my death and would have the embarrassment of having their neighbors and associates read about me in the Hartford Courant... 
NDE associated with alcohol and heroin use, then fell down stairs.  Found not breathing.

1248. Patricia M NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  Arrived at the emergency room with such an intense headache. As I got placed into a bed, I was awake but everything became black. I heard someone yell for the Atropine. The next thing I know, I'm hovering at ceiling height, looking down on myself lying on the hospital bed. I could see I was wearing a blue and white hospital gown, and one of my legs was folded under the other. I felt myself drenched in a cold sweat. I appeared to be asleep or unconscious. I didn't see anything else in the room. but a calmness was with me. I don't know how much later I awakened, admitted into a hospital room. You must understand that before this experience I had a history of depression and anxiety, and had episodes of being homebound because I was so scared of everything in general. All that stopped with this episode. To say that this experience changed my life is not an exaggeration. I am very grateful. I feel very fortunate to be one of few that know that after your body stops, something (consciousness) continues.
NDE due to medication reaction.

1247. Terry B NDE v. Fear Death English expanded version  10/14/2007  I remember seeing the sunlight from above (through the water's surface distorted by the water) along with the sensation of not being able to get air and the water entering my mouth and nose while I was bouncing to try to get to the surface of the water.  Then I remember experiencing everything I had done in my entire life with some kind of explanation of what had been done well and what I could have done differently. This part did not frighten me at all and was accompanied by a total lack of judgment, and a sensation of being totally accepted and cared for.  I felt I was guided in this explanation by a mental personality who simply wanted me to learn from my life, about how I could be a better person in the future (though I saw no one and do not remember hearing voices or sounds other than what I or others had said in my past.)
Experience at age 7.  This remarkable experience is an example of the difficulty classifying experiences.  There may not have been unconsciousness during the experience, so it may not have been a NDE.  This was clearly a real and meaningful experience regardless of its label, and obviously in the spectrum of experiences as NDE.

1246. Larry S NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  The next instant I was standing in a hallway or a breezeway.  The lighting was dim and I could see a man ahead of me wearing a very nice business suit and overcoat.  He was also wearing a nice hat like a successful business man would wear.  I was sure I did not know this person but started to walk towards him.  As I walked I remember telling myself, "don't forget this".  Approximately half way to him, I had an uncontrollable urge to open my eyes.  When I did, a nurse was in my face shaking and shouting, Larry Larry Larry.  When she noticed my eyes open she told me in a relieved voice that they had lost me and had hit my chest and then shocked me twice to bring me back.
NDE due to cardiac arrest.

1245. Amy C NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007 Gallbladder surgery botched, which lead to the surgeons ignoring the fact that I had bile backing up in my body cavity, which in turn was causing my organs to shut down one by one over a course of ten days. I ended up having over 19 pounds of bile in my body cavity when they decided to do something, and at this point I was almost dead… this is what I called the NASCAR of crappy during my experience, because every character flaw, inhibition, fear...pretty much everything crappy about me in life was put on the table and I was forced to deal with it.
NDE due to post surgical complication.

1244. Colin F NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  It has played a major role in the direction of my life.  I think that what I got was a small glimpse of Hell.  I think Hell is a moment of ultimate clarity when all of your life is laid out before you in stark realism.  The wasted opportunities, the selfishness, the greed and unhappiness, all become clear and apparent for the first time.  Hell for me was true realization of all that I had wasted, a life squandered.
NDE due to head trauma at age 15.  Disturbing NDE content, but was instrumental in him changing his life in a positive direction.

1243. John H NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  Next day threw the fat embolus and arrested. I watched myself from the ceiling as they moved me from my room to the elevator up to surgery and then waited for them perform my tracheotomy. I saw them take me back to my room where they proceeded to hook me up to a breathing machine which I remained on for three weeks.
NDE due to respiratory arrest.

1242. Bonnie B NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  I lay down on the bed and stopped breathing and that's when I died.  It was not a "near" death experience, it was death.  I heard a loud buzzing and felt that I was in a total darkness and then I left my body.  I didn't know at first that I had left my body; I was aware that I was floating above the bed, and that I was somehow very, very different.  The first and most vivid sensation I had was that there was someplace I wanted, HAD, to go to, and I knew I had to get out of that room to be able to go.  I went up, trying to go, but I was stopped at the corner of the room where the walls and ceiling met.  I looked down and saw the bed covered with the canvas tarp, and Mother sitting on a chair beside the bed.  Her purse was on the floor beside her chair.  Her hands were folded in her lap and her head was down. 
NDE at age six due to complication of diphtheria.  Shared 57 years later.

1241. Robert O NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007     Was given a blood thinner for clot and went into atria fibrulation and dies. Saw ethereal pastoral sky with a river of events flowing in front of me. There was a naked woman with long golden hair who when looked at would seem to make one of the scenes pop into view by itself. This naked woman had her nakedness hidden by her long flowing golden hair.  I can only remember one of the events and that was a group of four men bare-chested playing conga drums while they rotated in the scene. There were several other events but I can not recall any of them. It was a fantastic experience and it made me totally unafraid of dying  in the future.
NDE due to cardiac arrest.  

1240. Misty G NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  What I remember is standing up and the next thing I was in this pitch black void, all I could see was a slight appearance of my body with a yellow/gold aura. I felt this overwhelming sense of peace, I can not find another word that fits better. Kind of like everything has been took care of and you do not do anything but go along for the ride. There were no lights but my aura. No angels, stairways, friends, no sound at all, absolutely nothing to the point of fear only with peace. I know strange. Nothing but this black space with me right in the middle. I remember thinking where am I and right when I did (keep in mind this void also had the feeling of no time) It is hard to put into words I Sort of woke up and caught a blur of a female and what appeared to be a the inside of a ambulance.
NDE due to narcotic overdose.

1239. Quena Probable NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007 I was sort of floating not over my body but I was bodiless. I was so happy and content and warm. I remember trying to fight them at one point to leave me be. I could hear them say breathe and I was thinking no I do not want to and I was fighting them to not breathe. I was so happy and comforted it was nothing like I had ever experienced before there was no fear. Prior to this I had a really deep fear of death and would avoid thinking about death. There was no light that I can remember or dead people I once knew. I then heard the nurse say she has been down for over ten minutes. I was like oh hmm I had no idea of time. I also remember thinking wow I always thought not breathing would be painful but I really did not want to breathe.
Probable NDE vs. post operative drug (narcotic) reaction.  Post operative respiratory arrest. Not sure if full OBE. Very frightening to her afterward.

1238. Cynthi K NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  was connected with all of the other beings - the ones I saw there on the plateau - the ones that I did not see but were somewhere in the distance in the place that I had not yet traveled, near the light - and the ones that I had left behind on earth. Everyone. Everything.  I looked back over my shoulder away from the plateau and I could see it all. I realized the reason for everything. I had all knowledge. I turned back to look at my greeter and she was still smiling at me. I saw everyone standing behind her and felt a sense of wonder and awe that can't be described. They were all smiling and nodding. They were happy that I understood. I felt an excitement, happiness and love that can't be expressed on this earth.  I knew that I had to return to my life. I had no choice. There was no question about it. I could see what had to be done.
NDE due to car crash.

1237. Cindy M NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  I was riding behind a boat on an inflatable tube. This other girl and I fell off. I remember being underwater and my head hurting and was afraid I had hit my head on the other girls hip. My head hurt so bad I new I didn't want to pass out cause I was under water but all I could think about was the pain in my head. The next thing I remembered was seeing a crane and thinking someone had drowned and they were pulling them out of the water. When I was closer I saw a beautiful bright light. I looked into the water an could see the body and recognized it was me. I thought I couldn't of drown cause here was, I looked toward the light and saw a angle an she said it was time to go back.  I didn't want too, I felt like I dropped down into my body.
NDE due to boating injury.

1236. Ina P NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  I was following the voice and it lead me to a cliff, all I could see was a little needle of light but the ledge was sharp I got scared but the voice commanded me to follow saying it would be ok. I fell off the cliff and felt like I was being wrapped in warm, peaceful blanket. While going through this light peace surrounds you and all anger, hatred, emotions leave until only peace exists. I kept falling going deeper into the light. When I finally hit I was at awe with it so beautiful; A golden gate so much peace.  I had my left hand on a golden gate and I slowly open it. I had my right foot across. All of a sudden I heard my mom half way across the gate with my left foot in the air I turn away and I saw darkness then light then my body below And my mom crying begging me to come back yelling penny no…
NDE due to fever associated illness.

1235. Kathi B NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007 So the thoughts came into my head: what kind of form or shape would make you most comfortable. “What do you mean?” I thought back.  Some require me to take the shape of a wise old man, others a woman and still others an animal, all of different races, ages, sizes or species.  What about you?  I thought without hesitation “Human.”.  With that the light began to simultaneously separate into amazing rays of color and intensify into a more solid form.  Once the light reached the stage where it looked like a human form, a rather generic looking cookie cutter shape, like a gingerbread man, I thought, “That is enough, I am comfortable with this form.”  The shape could move and was three dimensional.  It was composed entirely of light and rays of luminescent color emanated from every part of it.  I saw the color again, many years later when I first saw iridescent material.  The feelings of safety, love and peace were even greater in its presence.  We were still communicating through thoughts.
NDE due to near drowning.

1234. Steve T NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  I was overwhelmed by the deep green color of the trees and grass. The grass was blowing from a gentle breeze. The grass was long, I would say about 10 -12 in. I was alone there but felt a spiritual presence watching over me. I had this relaxed feeling that I had completed everything I was to complete in my life. There was nothing else to do. No lists of things, like to-do lists. I had completed my tasks and now could rest. Rest in a way that is hard to explain. Rest with nothing coming up to do. No tomorrow, no next week, time in effect seemed meaningless. There was a rich blue sky and was quiet except for the sound of the breeze and rustling grass. I felt completely content and happy.  Then I was, almost pulled away from this scene and started seeing the ceiling tiles in the ER room. I had trouble making sense of where I was and felt like I had fainted. The nurses were doing CPR on me and I started hearing them telling me to breathe.
NDE due to hypertensive crisis and reaction to medication.

1233. Lou P Probable C NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  I had an out of body experience. It wasn't during an operation, it while I was in traction. I floated out of my body to the top of the room and then I floated into the hallway down to over the nurses station and I could hear them speaking. I was very, very scared and yelling at the top of my lungs HELP!  HELP! but they couldn't hear me.  The next thing I know, I was back in my body.
Probable NDE from Professor.

1232. Ada R NDE English expanded version  10/14/2007  I do not know how to describe.. that is the problem.. it was as if I was walking out in the universe with an infinite softness, peace, knowledge of my soul going on.. peace and more peace  I loved it…  The beauty, depth, serenity, infinite peace, wonder, space, what I saw.. how much I did not want to come back, not being able to get back.
NDE due to post surgical cardiac arrest.  Contributor is a Psychologist.



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