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Copyright1999 by Jody Long and Dr. Jeff
NDE Experiences and Comments: These are summaries of the accounts.  The expanded version can be found by clicking on the link for the experiencer's name.

3226. Bernadette L Probable NDE  12/29/12  From Australia.  I had been sick and was sent to the hospital. I was only eight years old, so I didn't know that I wasn't supposed to live. I remember my whole family gathered around the cot I was in. I rose up above them, and saw they were all crying. I could also see myself lying in the cot with a nurse next to me. Next thing I knew, I was traveling very fast through this black tunnel towards a bright light. I was so scared, and crying out for my mum. Before I got to the light a lady appeared to me. She said, "Come on Bernadette, it's time to go." I was still crying and said, "NO! I want my mum!" She looked at me and said, "You're not ready to go yet." And I remember waking up and seeing my family still crying around my cot.
Probable NDE due to illness at age 8.

3225. Gene K NDE  12/29/12  To my right was a good friend, whom I recognized immediately. He was the deceased former chief of police. He greeted me by my nickname, "Knute." Both of my parents and my friend the chief appeared much younger than I remembered them looking, perhaps in their late twenties or early thirties. Father had been seventy when he died, and Mother, ninety-two. Chief had been seventy-four. Looking to my center-right, I saw a brilliant light coming from a doorway. Feeling drawn to it, I started walking towards it. A figure I recognized as Jesus appeared, and without any verbal exchange, he informed me that it was not my time, and that I needed to go back. His eyes were piercing blue, and he was communicating with me simply by thought.
NDE due to cardiac arrest during surgery associated with severe sepsis.

3224. Manuel T NDEs  12/29/12 I found my self in a dark area, I should point out that my descriptions are as best as words can be used to explain my experience, but words fall extremely short of the real experience.  I could sense I was in a peaceful loving, serene location.  I could not sense any walls, floor or ceiling so I knew that wherever I was, it had to be immense.  I was not able to see anyone but yet I knew I was surrounded by thousands, if not more, people or souls.  The peace, the love and serenity that I felt was like nothing I ever felt, and I wanted to stay there enjoying that wonderful feeling. I remember feeling all the love flowing like a wave but when it got to me, it didn't stop, I felt it flow through me and it was wonderfulWhile on the table, the nurse told me that I had coded and that he had to shock me twice.  He then asked me if I remembered anything?  I was able to tell him what I had experienced and he said that he had heard the same thing from other patients.
Two NDEs from cardiac arrest during two separate cardiac catheterizations.

3223. Aurora NDE  12/29/12 From Canada.  I was watching a thunderstorm, the lightening was very intense; the air was dry and the clouds rolled black. I was replying to a text, and as soon as I pressed send everything stopped. slow motion and seconds seemed like minutes. I think the whole course of the event only took about a minute but it felt more like ten to fifteen. I could see a white light to my left, like when you stare at a light too long and there's a light from it everywhere u look. I don't think I was breathing and my body felt heavy, I started to lower almost to my knees. before I hit the ground I couldn't feel my body, and I could see myself from a angle above. it was the strangest thing to look down at you're self. hardest thing to try and describe, but before I saw myself hit the ground I was shot back in. all I could smell was burnt and my skin felt electric, constant static.
NDE at age 17 due to lightning strike.

3222. Jobe S NDE  12/29/12  Pulled a piece of steel into a 7,400 volt power line, left my body instantly....I was hovering above my body watching myself getting shocked with no fear, strong sense of peace and love.  I knew I was in God's presence. I asked Him telepathically, "wow this is it huh?  This is how I am going to die?"  Then boom.  I was back in my body, flopping around till power resided. I was able to go to the hospital. The doctor said I should be dead or have major organ damage, but nothing.  It's been four years and no damage....I went from 95% faith to 100% faith and have a close relationship with the Lord . He still gives me that intense love feeling, that's how I know he is with me.
NDE due to electrocution.

3221. Denise V Probable NDE  12/29/12  Shining down upon this sea of humanity  was a blindingly beautiful light.  Pink, golden and white-brilliantly luminous.  A sort of "voice" or realization arose within me and spoke.  Although nobody appeared, I felt the presence of something immense and eternal standing to my right. It informed me that the people I was seeing, were all those who had ever lived.  Yet here they were-alive! It told me that all of them..were me!  Not only that... but I was each of them!  I understood this presence was "God".  And then God made it clear that all these people-and I-were God.  And that He was us.  He told me that there was no "death".  I was seeing life's continuance.  A never ending flow of humanity, moving within the stream of Life.  a beautiful, eternal flow  which we're forever part of.
Probable NDE during emergency cardiac procedure following heart attack.

3220. Paul H NDE 6528  12/29/12  From the UK.  At approximately 1am I was given a drug which I believe is supposed to stop and re-start the heart, my partner was sitting opposite me when he observed my eyes rolling back into my head so only the White was visible , he also said that my mouth hung open. My personal experience was hearing the Doctor telling me "this is going to feel a little weird" , the next thing I remember incredibly vividly is looking down and seeing myself on the stretcher and then a feeling of warmth , security and total peace , I could see myself somehow over trees, the experience was as if I was in a wonderful dream which was only broken by my sudden and dramatic resuscitation when my vision and mind became clear and I realized where and what was going on.
NDE at time of treatment of cardiac arrhythmia.

3219. Maerten M NDE  12/19/12  From Belgium.  Original in Dutch, translated to English by Annelies.  Then all of a sudden I was gone from my small house and I was in a dark space or tunnel. It scared me. I felt lost didn't know what was happening, when I saw a white light in the distance. The light was whiter than white, a light we don't have here on earth. I felt I had to go to the light but I didn't know how. I was sucked towards it and once in the light I saw that the colors were much more intense than here. I saw flowers, rivers, houses but they didn't resemble anything on earth. No, everything was perfect, beautiful, everything radiated happiness and peace, even the music was in perfect harmony with everything. It was overwhelming and too much to put into words. I realized I was no longer in pain I was free and no longer ill.
Suicide NDE.  He clearly saw the paramedics prior to going into a coma.

3218. Julia O NDE  12/15/12  I could see them from a place a bit distant from my body, like I was floating in the room. I had a sense of everything that was happening. It did not occur to me that I was dying, as at this point I was not yet a nurse. If I had already been a nurse, I would have known that this was an emergency. I just felt so good and did not want to go back into that body - that body that was cold and white and dead - it didn't seem to belong to me. Yet I knew it did, and it WAS ME they were working on so hard to bring back. I heard someone else talking to me, though I could not see them. I knew it was the presence of, or the feeling of, God. God was telling me that it was not my time to come to this beautiful, loving place that I was sensing. God was letting me know that I had two young children to take care of and that I needed to go back to my body. I didn't want to go and was so very saddened by this. I wanted to stay in the presence of this all-encompassing love, yet I knew that I loved my children and that they needed a mother to take care of them. I was so torn, I did not want to go back. But I felt pushed back down or nudged - "Go, little one, go back -it's not time!"
NDE due to blood loss at time of delivery.

3217. Fergus J NDE  12/15/12 Beyond the fence to the right stood a group of people, at least 20 or so.  They were all facing me and were silently watching. They were dressed in strange garb, more like close fitting robes that covered their bodies and heads, but not the faces. The material was not exactly like anything I had ever seen.  The faces were not covered, and it was too dark to recognize features, but I was certain I knew all of them. My parents stood out, mostly by their outline and position.  They were at the front and more to the middle of the group standing together.  Straight ahead and next to the group was a very ancient looking stone archway.  A pathway went through it and straight ahead through a very long and dark valley. A long distance ahead, the valley sloped upwards. Over the horizon and beyond there was a very bright light shining up into the night sky, like the lights of a distant city. The night sky above the glow was lit with beautiful shades of purple.
NDE due to cardiac arrest

3216. Larry V NDE  12/15/12  In a short period of time the spec of light grows into a tunnel. The tunnel moves toward me but below and to my right thousands of feet bellow me. The tunnel was worm like with slight bends to the left and right not up, or down. the tunnel is baffling to me too, how could this be in nothing. I didn't think I moved toward the tunnel but it came to me. This is impossible to comprehend.  I'm trying to figure out what this tunnel could be or how it could be.  I'm looking at it from above, seeing the opening, within an instant as fast or faster than thought, I'm inside the tunnel.  The tunnel appears to be drilled out of rock with ridges in the walls. The tunnel appears to have an overall color of yellowish tan, it has white in it that has some volume, charcoal streaks, amber hue here and there hard to describe but you can see what I saw, I will tell you where later.  I start moving through the tunnel ever faster toward a spec of beautiful blue at its end.  At this moment I realized I was dead not before because I was busy just trying to figure out anything.  I was able to stop my journey turning to my left looking at the side wall. I accepted my death at this moment
NDE while hospitalized for sepsis.

3215. Selena E NDE  12/15/12 From Australia.  I started drifting off and could only vaguely hear them now. I found myself floating down a long tunnel. I looked all around and was aware of a soft and mesmerizing light at the end. I wanted to rush towards it but found it hard to move forward and could do so only by forcing myself forward, half swimming, half walking. Then, I heard a distant faint voice cry out, "Sinus rhythm collapsing, we are losing her!" but I felt completely disinterested in this. I did not know who they were talking about and was annoyed at the interruption. Now I only had eyes for the wonderful glowing light at the end of the tunnel, which seemed to hold promise of great warmth and love unending. I felt so joyful and excited! All awareness of my body on the bed left me as I tried for some time to reach the light. I knew absolutely that wonderful things were awaiting, if I could only get to the end of the tunnel. The light now loomed larger, and I could see faint outlines of figures waiting there, beckoning me forwards. I wondered, "Who is waiting there, is it angels or loved ones?" I tried harder and harder to reach the end of the tunnel.
NDE due to cardiac arrest while pregnant. Remarkable prior premonition of two children that she would have. The second of these two would be the one she would deliver just after her cardiac arrest.

3214. Marcus H Fear Death Experience 12/15/12  From Dominican Republic.  Landing my car less then a meter on side of me.  Nothing was ever useable on this car, myself had only a little stretch on my forehead nothing else.  What I never will forget was first thrown under the truck I was thinking now the rear wheels will kill me, but no of the wheels hit me.  The next in the time I got in the snow I saw my whole life likes in a movie running in front of me. Never understand how in this less then two or three seconds could be this. And as I landed I heard somebody loud and very clearly saying ""it is still not the time"". I was not drunk, drugged or anyway handicapped, I was totally clear in my mind.  As the police arrived they couldn't believe that I was the driver and not dead.  The first question they asked me was where is the dead body of the driver.
Fear-death experience at time of auto crash. 

3213. Mark B Probable NDE 12/15/12  I remember go supper fast, so fast my skin was burning off and then down a tunnel, at the end of the tunnel it was split, the top section was white and the bottom was red. There was voices saying choice and I kept hesitating and they kept saying choose now! Choose now! For some reason it took me forever to spit the name Jesus out but I said it like jeeeeeeeessssuuuuussss really long as I'm flying threw this tunnel. After that it went instantly to a better part of life. A life where everything seemed to be just perfect.  Where everything was revoking around me.. Not long after that I became conscious and my one friend that was there told me I passed out and was rolling around on the floor, I rolled around so much I had scratches all over me.
Probable NDE due to accidental drug overdose.

3212. Vikash C NDE 12/15/12  From the UK.  Was impaled on a railing missed heart  by 1 inch had experience and woke up in hospital I for some reason jumped up to the balcony and grabbed it but didn't realize that it was made of cast iron, it broke off in my hand , I fell backwards towards the railing I was standing on so I naturally turned to my front , if not I would of landed backwards and may not of been here now telling my story. So now I've landed, left side down on railing , it's pierced my clothing through my ribs breaking them and as this happened I pushed myself of. Suddenly I stop breathing fell and the next thing I saw was myself on the other side of the rd on  top of the building like a bird on the roof looking down across the rd at myself . So know I'm thinking to myself its not time for me to go yet then all of a sudden I woke up in hospital.
NDE due to being impaled on a rail.

3211. Magda NDE 12/13/12  Original in Spanish, translated to English by Sheldon.   Everything went dark. I felt like I was falling into an incredible darkness and I started hearing noises. It seemed to me as if the noises were coming from me being moved violently. I was very scared and worried because at that time I had my four children to care for at home. I have always been a person of strong character and I'm not easily intimidated. But this time I was scared. I knew that I was dying and I thought my life was over, and so quickly, too. I seemed to be trying to resist dying but what was going on was too strong and I had no control over it. Meanwhile, between the noise and the movements of my body I had the feeling that I was traveling side-by-side with other beings. I entered another place which I recognized as another dimension. I seemed to be traveling at the speed of light. My body felt weightless. I was traveling along in a lying-down position, as if reclining on a lounge chair, with my feet out in front of me. Everything shook because of the force created by the speed that my body (or energy) was traveling. I could see other bodies or souls (or energies) traveling next to mine at the same speed. Some were coming and others were going. I was scared I was going to crash into one of those souls, or energies.
NDE caused by extreme blood loss from a miscarriage.

3210. Annie G NDE 12/13/12  From Belgium.  Original in Dutch, translated to English by Garry.   Suddenly I was in a tunnel that was illuminated by a strong blue light. It was pleasantly warm and I felt endless peace and love. I wasn't afraid because I heard my deceased grandmother call my name. I was curious and flew further into the tunnel. At a certain moment I made the decision to make a right turn and go back. At that instant I found myself back in my body with doctors inserting tubes into me. Some time before this, I had seen myself lying on the operating table with people standing around me. Among them was my sister-in-law, who was assisting in the operation. Later I could describe all that went on during the surgery and also the contents of the operating room. I also knew that in the operating room next to me, a lady had died. The doctors seemed a bit shocked when I mentioned this to them later.
NDE from surgery complications.

3209. Eduardo D NDE 12/10/12  From Italy.  Original in Italian, translated to English by Joan.   In a few seconds I had renal failure and began to hyperventilate, after which I lost consciousness, or rather, I lost all visual and auditory contact with the world around me.  I began to feel myself being lifted up and traveling through the air in a dark space that seemed infinite.  In the distance, very far away, I saw a small but very intense light towards which I was traveling at an incredible speed.  Floating along beside me in this space, I saw, like in a roll of camera film, many moving pictures of my personal life . . . from when I was born, to when I was a child, a boy, adult . . . all at such a speed that it became incomprehensible how these moving images could be visible at that rate . . . scenes that certainly belonged to my life but which I didn't think I could have remembered anymore . . . very beautiful scenes and very important moments in life . . . all at an continually accelerating speed until I was about to reach the light shining in the distance of the tunnel, when I felt myself pulled away and I regained consciousness in the recovery room. 
NDE from an allergic reaction.

3208. Josef T Probable NDE 12/10/12  From Germany.  Original in German, translated to English by Anja.   I knew a second operation was necessary. And I just knew I wouldn't survive it. It was so clear to me that I said my farewells to my wife.  It was not that difficult because my life energy was so low that I did not have a choice. It was so clear to me.  Next I was in a state where I knew I was dead. That was okay. And then I felt this incredible peace. I did not see anything. But the feeling was so overwhelmingly intensive, clear and enormous like nothing else I had ever experienced. Everything was simply well. It was this incredible peace. I knew my wife Beate and my two children (18 and 20 years old) were suffering and were very sad about my death.  I also knew that the suffering and sadness were not real, temporary, and in fact a deception.  I did not feel pain, because where I was, there was no pain. I also knew that pain was not real. All was well and peaceful.
Probable NDE from a Priest.

3207. Carlo G FDE 12/3/12  From Italy.  I looked up for a second, and all of a sudden a deep realization of the wild beauty of the place swept over me! The serac (pinnacle of ice) was glowing with stripes of all colors, and behind it, a sharp, beautiful icy peak emerged over the nearby mountains. Suddenly, that beauty expanded to encompass infinity! I was pervaded by infinite joy, infinite pleasure, and infinite confidence in my climbing ability! With effortless skill, I climbed out of the difficult zone and my safe arrival brought me a sense of perfect security and triumph! I, in no way, had exaggerated my perception of difficulty and danger. (The path was classified "ED".) The danger was real, and my intense fear of impending death was realistic and it brought me this extraordinary experience. All those feelings and sensations were truly wondrous and infinite, transcending any experience I had ever had.
Fear-death experience from climbing an Alps mountain and nearly falling.

3206. Christopher NDE 6514 12/3/12 I passed out again.  Well, this time I opened my eyes, not in a hospital, but somewhere else. It's hard to explain, but it felt like a room where there were no colors, no walls, no darkness but the room did have a sort of color it was the color of light. I had no thoughts of my children, my family, and there were no cars, birds, trees, nothing. I knew something was wrong. I, like, felt that I was dead but it was, like, not even a worry, like I didn't even care. Then I noticed the light was coming only from one direction the direction I was looking. There was no side view, only straight ahead tunnel-vision. I had to turn my head to see what I wanted to see, and whatever direction I looked in, that's the direction I went in. If I wanted to get from where I was to, like, somewhere else, all I had to do was look, and I was there. I remember after learning that, looking down to see how fast my legs were moving but there were no legs, no arms, no body, no nothing! I felt as though I was just "vision" a set of eyes but there were no eyes, either. And no words were spoken that I heard. It was, like I was so amazed at moving so fast and turning my head to see, and finding myself floating.
NDE due to heart attack.

3205. Gale S Probable NDE 12/3/12  From Sweden.  I fell asleep feeling ill. I found myself in this strange place but I cannot explain where I was. It was just full of light and love. I was with a higher being and felt happy and peaceful. We were communicating somehow, but I am unsure how. All of a sudden I was told I must go back into my body right now because it was not my time. This scared me. The entity told me if I did not leave immediately that my body would die and I would have to remain there. It pointed out a direct path for me to enter back into my body from where I was. And I wasn't somewhere on earth or in the sky, either. I cannot explain where I was. So I flew into my body and right away started gasping for air. I came back to consciousness with my father holding me as I struggled to breathe.
Probable NDE at age 14 at time of severe fever from chicken pox.

3204. Rod H Probable NDE 12/3/12  From Australia. I was fourteen at the time, lying in my bed, very sick. There were three doctors in attendance, my mother being one of them; and they were all deeply concerned. I was lapsing in and out of consciousness. I remember one time "waking up" and finding myself looking DOWN on my bed and being most surprised to find another person in MY bed. I realize now that it was me, or at least my body, but at that time, I did not recognize it as mine. At this stage, I was up at about ceiling-height, maybe a bit higher. Although I could hear the murmur of the doctors, I could not distinguish their words. However I could understand their intentions, and I knew they were deeply distressed. As for me, I was at peace, not feeling sick or in pain. I also felt I had not "gone anywhere" it was more as if the earth had slipped away out from under me. I could still see and hear, but had clearly left my body.
Probable NDE at age 14 due to undiagnosed kidney infection.

3203. Jodi K Probable NDE 12/3/12  I was in a tunnel of light. I was wearing white. Then my feet were standing on wood and I was being moved on the wood towards a beautiful green hill. It was perfect! I was not alone; there was someone holding my hand. I went to a place where I saw rounded stone arches. Now I am on a journey that began with my experience. As I continue alone, I learn what I can on my own. All I can say is that my experience was the only time I have ever known acceptance and love, peace and joy. I did try to go back there once, after leaving my former husband. For a few seconds I was in a place that was a void, like a dark ocean. From that void I saw the hills again. But now they were black, and there was a bright white cross standing on the shore. And then I knew for sure that I was supposed to leave there and come back to my mother's house.
Probable NDE due to medication overdose.

3202. Sandi R NDE 12/3/12  We were driving home from my grandmother's after a visit.  It was a rainy afternoon.  I was in the back seat with my two younger sisters. Two young men were racing and one lost control and hit our car head on. I remember hearing my mother yelling my father's name and then I lifted out of the car.  I remember going through the car's roof and then being held in clouds of amazing color.  The color was very brilliant, but was also very comforting.  I could "see" and "feel" the color at the same time.  It was as if I were being held in someone's arms.  Like a baby is held. I knew God was there and someone else, but I was not for sure who the other "being" was.  I have always assumed it was Jesus who was holding me.  They were not in body form but was part of the cloud-like color.  I felt absolutely no fear.  Only peace and comfort.  I then was back in the back seat of the car.
NDE at age 7 due to auto accident.

3201. Sarah S Possible NDE 12/3/12  I remember being surrounded in love. Feeling my husband loving me all over. I felt as though I was on another level love. Then all of a sudden I saw a big burst of light. The next thing I remember is seeing and hearing my husband say baby come back to me. Then all of a sudden I could see him but could not hear him. It was as though I was fighting with myself to stay. I kept feeling myself slip away. My husband grab me by the face and blew air into my mouth. It was like I could everything, but I could not hear or feel nothing. I saw the light bulb by my bed. I grab the light bulb saying I see this light it is suppose to be hot in my hand. I grab the cover on the bed but could not feel it. My husband kept fading in and out, and I kept begging him to help me not to leave me.
Possible NDE vs. NDE-like experience during sex with her husband.

3200. Roland B NDE 12/3/12   I had my life flash quickly before me. As if I was watching a movie run very fast. I continued through what looked like a tunnel towards a light in the distance. As I approached the light it got brighter and I was enveloped in this unbelievable feeling of love and security. It's Impossible to describe this feeling of contentment. All this time it was completely silent.  Then I was startled out of my ecstasy by a question that suddenly arrived in my mind. I didn't hear a voice yet it was as clear as if someone was standing before me. The question was "WHAT GOOD HAVE YOU DONE WITH YOUR LIFE".
NDE at age 13 due to electrocution.  Shared 53 years later.

3199.  Walter C Experiences 12/3/12 From Canada. 

Spiritual Out-of-Body Experience #1:
My spirit moved around the suspended shards, admiring them for a few moments, and then I turned to the "task at hand." This body (to which I felt NO emotional attachment) had just been in an accident, and I wasn't sure it was still inhabitable. I know that sounds odd, but that was my question—was this body still intact—could I still "use" it?  My consciousness positioned itself in front of the body to examine it—to scan it—from top to bottom. No damage.
SOBE at time of auto accident.  Remarkable observation of shattered glass in air as time stood still.  

Spiritual Out-of-Body Experience #2:

The experience of floating was not a sensation. There was no "feeling" of floating, only the fact that I was. I felt empathy and overwhelming compassion for my physical self, but the pain evident within that body was not felt by this part of me. I was within the room, but I wasn't confined to my body; it was as though I was everywhere and anywhere within the room all at once. For a few moments, I oriented myself with this new freedom, moving about the room and observing the environment from various angles.

 Exceptional SOBE that lasted for months following receiving traumatic news.

3198. Poppy Probable NDE 11/30/12  While I was undergoing neurosurgery, I experienced a period of darkness and then I saw grey and pink lights. I remember flying through a very pretty tunnel. I found myself by a waterfall, and saw my father! He stayed with me for a while. It was an amazing place, full of vibrant beautiful colors bright green grass and blue skies. My father looked wonderful. He spoke with me after a bit and told me I had to go back to go back to take care of my sister and my sons. He told me that I was not allowed to see my mom, as they would not let me. I recall watching over my own body, as well.
Probable NDE associated with neurosurgery.

3197. Angel M NDE 11/30/12  I felt a thump; like a punch to my chest and then I felt a pull; a physical, touching-me pull. It was my spirit being pulled out of my body and it was fine by me. In fact, it was a good thing. I saw my body in the hospital bed, I heard what people were saying, I knew I was dying. It was all good. It was a thump, then a letting go and a release of care. It is hard to describe, but I think about it all the time.
NDE due to suicide attempt.

3196. Bon A NDE 11/30/12  from India.  Non-Western NDE. My brother and my mom were standing together near my bed and having a conversation. I do not remember the details of that conversation now, because I did not try to remember it by repeating it to myself over and over when I came back into this life again. They were both talking with serious faces, although the conversation itself was not about anything serious. I lay on the bed listening to them. I remember thinking of myself as a girl child. And I was bored by their ordinary talk. Neither of them were paying attention to me or entertaining me or smiling at me. So I closed my eyes and kept them closed for a long time, hearing their conversation but not paying attention to it. But when I opened my eyes, I was back at the construction site!  When I was living THAT life, I was aware of my entire past of THAT life, just as now I'm aware of my past in this life  - The life I was transported to had me born to a family with modest means. From the room around, it was evident that they were much poorer than I am now, where I stand in this lifetime.
NDE due to unconsciousness from apparent dehydration and subsequent fall from a sixth story window.

3195. Carol M NDE 6496 11/30/12 I couldn't breathe, but I only struggled for a few minutes.  Then I began to drift off, feeling extremely peaceful.  It wasn't just my body that was drifting off, however.  It was my mind.  I was no longer attached to my body (or didn't seem to be), but I was still very much me.  The best way I can describe it is that I went to a different dimension.  It  was totally black there.  But, although I was in complete darkness, I was not afraid.  Instead, I felt a peace that I believe is unattainable here on earth.  The next thing that happened was my whole life flashed before me.  It was as if I was standing there watching a panoramic view of every single thing that had happened in my short life.  It went by very quickly.  In fact, it seemed like it was all at once.  Yet I could totally comprehend every single scene as if I were living it all over again.  And I felt guilty for the selfish things I had done.  After the life review, I turned around, and as I did, I saw a brilliant white light.  Instinctively, I started to move toward it.  But suddenly, I was yanked back into my body
NDE at age 10 due to drowning.  Shared 56 years later.

3194. Sharon M Possible NDE 11/30/12 Apparitions appear some distance before me. All white and translucent, there pale light swallowed by the darkness. As I approach, I recognize them. My friends, my family, all standing in groups, deep in conversation. Someone's missing. Who? As I float onwards, they turn towards me, and stare in silence with emotionless faces. I look upon the image of each in turn, their blank eyes watching me as I slowly float by. I can't help them. I felt numb. I couldn't even say goodbye. Mum was last. I linger on her image for a time. She has Ian. He can help her. I don't know what I can do. I'm dying . I turn away with regret, and let the tide take me.   The darkness beyond is vast. Where am I going? I'm dying...
Probable ICU experience vs. Possible NDE.

Astrid/Eliana NDEs 11/19/12 A few months ago , while taking a shower together Eliana blurts out.
The doctor didn't take my ouwie away , but God did !
I was really , really dood ( dead ) and sick.
The ghost brought me naar jou ( to you)
I was in de hemel ( in heaven) toen ( when ) ik  ( I ) was ziekie ( sick )
I had ouwie on my arm.
She is a nice one ,too. And a bad one.
I ate a blauw ( blue) cookie in de hemel ( in heaven )
You and me and daddy always go in heaven.

Exceptional NDEs.  Infant nearly died at 2 and 9 months.  Now at age 3, and talking, her mother records her stunning discussion about her experiences.  A must read!

3192. Don Possible NDE 11/19/12 As I walked, I noticed how lush and green the grass and the forest were. I was at peace and I felt content. Then, I heard dogs barking and I could understand what they were saying! They were playing, and planning to go somewhere to continue their game. I turned a corner and there was the group of dogs! I became very joyful when I saw that two of my deceased dogs were part of the group! I called out the name of one of my dogs, wanting to hold and pet him. The other dogs took off, racing towards the light. My dog turned, looked right at me and barked. And again, I could understand him. In a very scolding tone he said, "You're not supposed to be here!" He took off and joined the other dogs, and soon they were all engulfed by the light. I could see figures there but I could not move. It was then that I woke up.
Possible NDE under anesthesia during surgery.

3191. R.A. NDE 11/19/12 I lost touch with earthly reality very quickly, but my consciousness continued.  First I experienced a quick, but comprehensive, replay of my life.  It was similar to watching a movie of my life, except that I was "in" the movie, rapidly re-experiencing my life's events. I experienced something like the "traveling through a tunnel" feature, but for me it seemed more as if the tunnel came to me: I saw a circle of light that quickly grew in size until I was inside of it. Once I was inside the light, I was aware that it was much more intense than earthly light and it seemed to be coming from a sun that was so big that it covered most of the sky.  I experienced with certainty being joined by a friend who had died about six months previously.  And we had an interaction that felt really similar to those we used to have on Earth. I think there are some other details of my experience that have slipped my mind after all these years.  Something else I remember clearly, though, was feeling full of acceptance, forgiveness, and love, and that there was a completed lack of negative feelings, such as hatred and revenge.
NDE due to being choked by a jealous girlfriend.

3190. Angela Shared Death Experience 11/19/12  The first shot did not make her relax at all. In a few more minutes the doctor returned and gave her the deadly injection. As he was injecting the needle and delivering the shot I felt Roxy's spirit leave her body and to my surprise I left with her, in no time at all I had traveled so far from where I was standing on earth and had traveled to another galaxy light years away. But, then as if no time at all had passed I was standing back at the exam table with the doctor and my dog's body. Her spirit had just traveled from our world to the next.  Do all dogs go to Heaven? YES guaranteed, that is what I learned. The experience changed my life
Shared death experience with pet dog who was euthanized due to advanced malignancy.

3189. Leonell A NDE 11/15/12  From Venezuela.  Original in Spanish, translated to English by Simon.  While I was lying on the ground, I remember speeding through a layer of clouds. I was dressed in the same clothes I had on, a pair of blue jeans, white T-shirt, sneakers. I was running towards a white light which was very far off, and underneath it I recall a violet light. Suddenly I heard a voice. Turning round, I fell into an abyss, as if I had returned below. First I heard a long sharp whistling noise in my ears, then I saw shadows. As I came to my senses I heard voices and the shadows became clearer, it was the boys looking at me lying face-up on the ground. The Padre asked me if I was OK? I replied yes, then I got up and went home. When I took off my T-shirt at home my back was marked by the stones on the ground.
NDE from going unconscious.

3188. Karen O NDE 11/15/12 At one point during the crisis I "saw" images or pictures of my mom and her sister my aunt. My mom's image was to the far left and my aunt's was right next to her. They were dressed up in dressy clothes and younger than when they died-in 2010. The images were of the head and shoulders. I also saw an image of my sister-who is alive on the West Coast at the far right of my vision. I found out later she was praying continually for me when she heard how ill I had become. During this I thought "I should tell Mom what's happening" then in an instant I realized she already knew what was happening and I didn't need to tell her. The images seemed to "flash" as I came into normal consciousness.
NDE several days later in ICU when she had a brief episode of unconsciousness. Saw deceased mother and Aunt appearing younger than at time of death.

Hannah S NDE 11/10/12 As I scooped up handfuls of the liquefied gold and watched it sparkle I realized that it was alive, just as I was alive...and to my utter and indescribable joy the dawning came upon me that not only was I immersed in the gold and covered with it, but that I WAS the element of gold itself.  The knowledge crept up on me with ever mounting bliss that I could exist as a human being, but also outside of myself as an element in the universe, and that my human state was only a small part of what I really was.  The happiness and joy that came with this knowledge cannot be described other than by saying I felt that I could laugh with delight and never stop laughing about the beauty and blissfulness of the true state of our existence. It was just sheer beauty, love and peace and timeless bliss I was slowly starting to understand that "I" was not just the physical me.  However, maybe I'm a little slow or something because I think the knowledge was being imparted to me in a gentle, gradual fashion, the way you would teach a little kid... maybe so I would not be scared or alarmed.
Anesthesia experience with interesting encounter with liquefied gold.

3186. Jackie F NDE 11/10/12 During this time, I had no idea of what was happening in the real world all I felt and knew was a great peace, a calm. I did not know where I was, but I had never felt such peace and calm in my life. Nothing hurt, and all I wanted to do was rest and not leave that place because what I was feeling was like no feeling I had ever felt before. And I knew Jesus was there with me because I heard myself saying, "Jesus, I don't want to leave." And then I heard my husband, faintly, shouting my name to wake up, and I fought it, I tried to stay where I was with Jesus, but his shouting finally got through to me. At that point I knew that because someone was shouting my name, I had to "go back." My husband was crying and telling me that I had stopped breathing and I had just laid there very still. Back in this reality again, I remained in a peaceful, calm state because of where I had just come from and I was not afraid.
NDE due to a blow to the head after passing out and falling to the pavement subsequent to two months of hospitalizations for debilitating rounds of cancer treatments.

3185. Mark W NDEs 11/10/12  I was now hovering at ceiling level in the living room of the house I grew up in on 8th Avenue in Spokane, Washington. I could not believe the magnitude of the peace I felt, just being out of my body! The clarity of everything around me was like the difference you feel when you wake up from a dream into reality. I had 360 degree vision. The calm, the peace, the joy I felt were indescribable. It wasn't that I was in Heaven I wasn't;  it was that there was so much peace and joy JUST being out of a body that's continually warring to have its way. It is amazing how much we endure just having to live in a body which is subjected to the curse of sin. The colors I saw were so bright! My senses were so keen and sharp! I looked out the front door, across the street, and over to the neighbors' house. The sunlight shimmered in glorious splendor, like liquid gold.
Multiple NDEs and STE.  Recounted here: NDEs from taking someone else's medication, and from fasting for an overly long period. Briefly mentioned but not recounted here, NDEs from a car accident, and while anesthetized during surgery.

3184. Samantha F Probable NDE. 11/5/12 During the actual delivery, I remember a brilliant white light surrounding me, and I knew what God was. It was pure joy! I heard the medical staff, saying, "Bring her back!!" I did not want to return, it was so beautiful. I shared this later on with my mom, who said it meant that I had almost died. This happened during the birth of my third child, my second son, who is age 50 now. After the birth, several nurses were in the elevator with me. They commented that I had had a difficult delivery. It was very real, and the memory of it is still with me today!
Probable NDE associated with a difficult delivery.  Shared 50 years later.

3183. Michael H NDE 6477. 11/5/12  I fell off his back, and as I sank down, I panicked and was screaming and crying. This caused me to inhale water and I drowned. It was terrible. I started to hear bells ringing and everything got dark. Suddenly I was floating up in the air over the pool, watching all of the activity and seeing people working on my body. I wasn't afraid but I remember feeling sad because my uncle Hank was crying. I started to notice a bright light up in the corner of the ceiling and I headed towards it down or through a long tunnel of light and sound. I noticed that the sides of the tunnel were blurred and had all different colors. I heard bells, like phones ringing and large bells gonging. Then I heard a deep voice say, "NO!" and it felt like someone grabbed me by the back of the neck and pulled very hard. It didn't hurt, but I was suddenly being pulled very fast from behind, and I watched the tunnel receding. Then I was awake with all of these people standing around the pool staring at me as I lay there.
NDE at age 5 due to drowning.

3182. Julia B Probable NDE. 11/5/12 From the Germany. Original in German, translated to English by Ingrid.  First I just closed my eyes, but after a while, I heard a voice calling, "What are you doing down there? Get up!" I opened my eyes and saw someone, and he reached out his hand to help me up. When I was on my feet, I noticed that I did not have one scratch. I was OK. And I also noticed that there were other beings, wearing long robes. These beings said to me, "It is wonderful that you are here!" But I couldn't see their faces. Further away I could see the forest, from where I had come. I asked myself, "What is behind that forest?" The being who had helped me onto my feet responded that behind the forest is a wonderful little village. But the being didn't speak, it was like telepathy. When I was near that being, I had a feeling of security and happiness, simply indescribably good. Suddenly all the beings started moving in the direction of the forest. But the being who was helping me paused and asked, "Are you coming with us?" I responded, "Not yet." I knew that if I went with that group, I wouldn't be able to come back. And having made that decision, suddenly I found myself floating high above.
Probable NDE at the age of 3 weeks old.

3181. Lydia LB NDE. 11/4/12 From Mexico. Original in Spanish, translated to English by Sheldon.  I was flying along with Sofi to meet up with my other babies and I remember that white light guided me, but it wasn't a continuous light, it was like a wide path made of thousands of spotlights, and about halfway on this path between the hospital and the house where my children were, a yellow path of light crossed through the other path, a very intense yellow light. I stopped there, before crossing those yellow lights and continuing on the beautiful white path, I reflect for a moment, and I realized that I wasn't going to get to my children and embrace them before Manuel closed up my incision. I decided not to cross the yellow lights. From above I could see my children perfectly. I saw them asleep and peaceful, and that gave me a lot of peace, and I understood it was time to return to my body because if I didn't, I ran the risk of getting stuck outside. I don't know if someone said to me or if I said to myself Go back. I had to hurry to get back into myself.
NDE from labor complications.

3180. Francis J Shared Death Awareness. 11/2/12 They said to me (the body below me) that they were sorry they could not save me. I "think-talked" to them, feeling so peaceful, that it was ok, it was ok, it was ok. Next a wonderful green-yellow-white light drew me to it (still floating in the hospital room). I couldn't resist the light and entered into it. There was an immense and more than beautiful lawn or meadow, and a tree with a man gardening under it. I moved toward the man (who was somewhat ephemeral) and it was my grandfather (my grandmother's deceased husband). He began to welcome me. Then the phone in the bedroom rang and rang...my husband awoke, answered the phone, and called me to it. I was very groggy from the dream, and my voice still "froggy" from all the rasping as I had tried not to breathe the water. It was my dad on the phone, telling me my grandmother had passed away, approximately a two-hour drive from my home.
Remarkable empathic shared death experience dream at moment of her grandmother's death.

3179. Evelyn vH NDE. 11/2/12 Strangely enough I had not given any thought to how I felt while out of my body until I got back in it and had something to compare it to.  While out of my body I felt free; as though I had no boundaries.  It seemed that I was part of everything and everything was part of me; as though we melted together and were one but at the same time I was still a separate entity.  I know that sounds confusing but that is how I felt.  Plus there was this wonderful sense of warmth; not like the warmth of temperature but rather the warm of love.  The closest thing that I can relate to it is when my daughter was four she came in to go to the bathroom.  I was sitting on the sofa at the time.  when she was done, rather than going right back out to play she ran over to me, threw her tiny arms around my neck, and for no reason at all said, "Mommy, I love you."  When she did that the warmest sensation swept down me from my head to my feet.
NDE due to head injury at age 11.  Shared 50 years later.

3178. Mayumi T NDE. 11/2/12  From Japan.  I saw a light that looked like a moon, and it was shining down on me. My body started floating slowly toward the light, high in the air. After I entered the light, I was greeted by a huge garden full of yellow flowers and the sky was colored pink like a sunset. Everything was just so warm and fragrant, I felt very safe. But not only safe I was very deeply moved by the loveliness of the flower garden so beautiful! I felt a gentle wind, and also I felt my feet walking along the stony streets, touching many flowers as I passed. I came to a little country house (Japanese style.) And so I had to go over to it and see what was inside! My two uncles were there, and they welcomed me through the first floor balcony. Then we had some beer together, all laughing with each other. One of them said to me, "You have to go back where you belong. Your dad is waiting for you there." Then I felt like someone was pulling me back by my shoulders. In that same second I found myself back in the hospital, watching myself lying in bed. I saw a nurse and a doctor standing next to my body. They were pumping my chest with an electronic shocker. Then I woke up in the hospital bed.
Our first NDE from Japan!  NDE due to alcohol poisoning and cardiac arrest.

3177. Rynne R Probable NDE. 11/2/12 From the brain injury, I was in a coma. What I remember from the experience: I was in a room, it was all white, I was on a bed that was very soft and warm. My grandmother who I called Mimi was right there with me, she had died in 2002, as were many other people - but they were not as clear. I was aware I knew them and they loved me. There was no ego, nothing but love and warmth. I was aware that I was Rynne but that really didn't matter. I was just outside Heaven and I could see the light on the other side of all these people I knew in the room. I felt like I was in a holding room. But everything was so peaceful and calm and beautiful. Who I was wasn't really who I was. We were all love and that was all. I wanted to stay but my Mimi looked at me and said "Rynne, you have to go back, you have things to do and your Mother needs you." I cried and said I wanted to go with her and stay. Mimi just smiled and said "Everything is going to be OK, but you have to go back. There are things to do."
Probable NDE from brain injury.

3176. Linda C Possible NDE. 11/2/12  It was just a week after a cesarean at age 23.  I was diagnosed with a blood clot in my leg and was sent to bed for a month. Time is fuzzy but I think it was about 10 days into that bed rest that I floated out of my body to the space above. Looking down I could see me in the bed. I remember feeling completely emotionally detached from the situation. Even calling myself "her".  I remember saying - look - there "she" is. (in the bed).  I flew up (out of that room) to find the most unearthly magnificent light. I remember stopping movement to look carefully at the blades of grass. It was down and to my left. They seemed to be lit from the INSIDE.  I was in a giant open space like a field. No pain. No worries. I DID see a tunnel but I decided not to take it. I don't know why.  It was around that time that I got absolutely THREADED THRU with love. it felt like big cables going thru me.  This love that was NOTHING like this earthly love. It was a feeling I will NEVER forget.
Possible NDE associated during bed rest due to blood clot in leg.

3175. Stephen R Probable NDE. 11/2/12  This specific case was I was already having my right hand rebuilt by the V.A. medical hospital San Francisco, CA.  Something happened and my brain suddenly was aware that I was at the last breath of life and then I was looking down at my body.  There was a young student doctor trying to shove a tube down my throat (on the left side of my head) and the elder doctor on the right telling him how to do it.  But I've gotten ahead of myself in the story.  On my first post operative appointment with the surgeon I told him that what ever the young guy was doing really caused damage to by throat.  He asked how I knew it was a young man so I walked him around the room of what I saw and when I said and you (the surgeon) were at the foot of the bed he ran out of his own office.  How could I have known what was going on in the room because there was a curtain between my head and body so I couldn't see the doctor at my feet.
Probable NDE due to unknown illness (I don't know what myocardial syncodrepressoris).

3174. Marsha R NDE. 11/2/12  At some point, I was looking at my body from above as a nurse and a doctor stood by me.  Behind them was a priest who was going to give me the last rites of death.  At a corner was my husband, quietly weeping.  Then I was suddenly in a tunnel that was very dark, but I continued forward because a voice, probably male was saying "come my child".  I was not afraid, but apprehensive.  I then stood in the light, but there was no walls, floor or ceiling,  The voice told me to come with him.  I remembered suddenly that I had just had a baby, and I begged to be sent back because I was afraid of "who" would raise my baby.  I remember telling the voice or being to come back for me when my daughter was grown and did not need me any longer.  Suddenly, I was back to observing my body.
NDE from nurse due to stroke during childbirth.

3173. Cindy B NDE 2155OBE. 11/2/12   During my NDE in which I was basically hovering over the accident, It was very real. And I even watched people run down the hill to the car, saw my friend climb out of car, heard the people talking, and then someone working on my body. I was clinically dead for 3  minutes A first I thought it was like a sun behind clouds. But as the clouds started parting it got brighter and brighter. Different then our sun. I knew that if I stayed and watched the clouds part all the way than I wouldn't be able to come back.
NDE due to auto accident.

3172. Donna G NDE. 11/2/12   As my body lay dying on the operating table, I rose up and surveyed the situation.  The doctors and nurses were in a frenzy; yelling at each other, grabbing white towels, passing metal instruments, and sweating as if their lives were on the line instead of mine. I felt their fear as they tried desperately to save me, but I couldn't understand why they were so upset. Surely they could see I was perfectly fine.  Calm down,I said, laughing a little to ease the tension. But they kept at it, as if they didn't hear me. Maybe I needed to speak a little louder Relax! I shouted. Take it easy!  They continued to ignore me, so I flew into their faces and went nose-to-nose with each one of them. Look at me! I'm all right. There's nothing to worry about.  They acted as if they didn't see me, and I was standing right in front of them! Why wouldn't they acknowledge me?
NDE due to blood loss as a result of surgical complication under general anesthesia.

3171. Kate D NDE 6443. 10/16/12 Look at me, his voice was low and gentle. I can't, I squeaked. I was too ashamed and too afraid to move. You can, he said in a soothing voice, engendering so much love and trust to me in that moment. He reached over the bench with his hand and gave me his strength. Look at me ,he urged again. When my shallow and tear-soaked eyes met his, I saw that moment of violation from his view. I saw his heart swell to its brink with torture and pain. I saw the Creator of the Universe cry out with pain. He reached out through time and distance toward me, and took my little hand in his. In that moment of violation, he sent his love and his comfort radiating through my little four year-old body. His giant hand, so full of light and radiance, dwarfed my smallness. We endured that moment together, the Creator and I, both tear-soaked and full of heart wrenching pain. Through my weakness, he gave me His own strength.
NDE due to suicide attempt.  Stunning clash of good and evil in a courtroom.  Epic triumph of hope over tragedy.

3170. Christopher M NDE. 10/16/12 The closet was a cabinet (a wardrobe) by the window. It stood away from the wall and was maybe six feet tall with two doors in the front and a drawer in the bottom.  As she was helping me into my shorts, I told her I just remembered that someone had left an L.E.D. sign on the top of the wardrobe. I could tell it shocked her when I said this. She asked, What did it say? I explained that the sign had not been not turned on, so it had been dark. Then she helped me back into bed and said she would be right back. She returned with a doctor who questioned me about the sign. I told him that the sign was twenty-four inches long by four inches wide. It had a dark color (black or gray) plastic face with red L.E.Ds. It was not turned on, so it had no message. The doctor stood on a chair to get the sign and lifted it up so I could see it. It was the same sign that I had just described. Then he explained that it had been left high up in the room to help with a study of Out Of Body Experiences.
NDE due to auto accident.

3169. Nury M Probable NDE. 10/16/12 During the fevers for three days my mind was like in parallel worlds I could be here and talk to others and at the same time my mind was like seeing my own in different times or lives all passed so fast.  Passing tunnels of darkness and tunnels of light and finally at the end of the tunnel of light to arrive to a place full of light where I recognized was my great grand parents and grand parents and others persons darling to me that passed away. they were holding me with so much love and welcome me to that place I was full of peace and happiness I came back told to my mother I saw my grand parents death and I slept again and continued to be there with them. My mother got very fear and called a doctor to come home and when he came I was just dying a such peace and happiness and he felt not pulse in me but my mind was with the heaven. So he took me faster to the hospital where they hospitalized me for the 5 days with antibiotics and serum.
Probable NDE from illness.  Originally from Columbia.  College teacher of comparative religion.  Interesting spiritual journey around the world.

3168. Annie P Probable NDE. 10/16/12 I was driving down the road on the way to study for an anatomy final, when a woman in another car fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into my car. Right away, I rose up above the accident, where I saw an angelic man floating above me.  He said, "Anlee, come with me now, because you have to go to school here for a while." When he became aware of my concern about my finals, he said, "But don't worry, soon you will return to complete your chiropractic education." We ascended into a wide space of totally accepting Love. It felt completely different from anything I had known during my life.  And arriving there was not at all like merely traveling from one physical location to another. I asked, "Is this what heaven's like?"  He quickly answered, "Yes!" and then his name was transferred to my mind; he was Arch Angel Michael.  He transferred me through a type of "tunnel," (which is how people usually describe it,) that I experienced as being carried by an intense transitional energy into a dimension of refined density. There I was greeted and held by Christ's Pure Love/Light, and He transferred me to the front steps of the school in Nirvana.  The walls, floors, ceilings, furnishings everything involved was of vibrant colors   hues and intensities that I had never seen on Earth. I wound up in a room where I remember studying a system of quantum physics and geometric shapes which would allow us to evolve an ability to quickly attract, and be filled with, only one energy that of Light. 
Probable NDE due to auto accident.

3167. Tammie W NDE. 10/16/12 I could see my ambulance stopped on the side of the road while the EMTs were working on me because I had bled out and had no pulse or breathing function. [The Life Flight chopper had been grounded due to fog.] Suddenly I found myself inside the car which my husband and my brother were driving to the hospital. My brother was holding a gun and was telling my husband if I didn't make it that he was going to kill him, as well. I was screaming at my brother, "NO! NO!" but he could not hear me. Then the fog parted over the interstate (only the interstate!) where the ambulance was. The ambulance driver later compared it to the "parting of the Red Sea" in the story of Moses. I was then aware of being whisked away in the arms of a being I could not see. I knew I was being carried by a being and that this being had no physical body nor did I. Below, I saw a beautiful island-like city that was glowing with vivid color. But there was no sun in the sky, the island city just glowed all on its own. I could "hear" a voice inside my head expressing great sorrow.
NDE (first experience) and probable NDE (second experience) due to accidentally shooting self.

3166. Charles P Possible NDE. 10/16/12
While breathing a combination of ether and nitrous oxide gas, I began to feel a very uncomfortable vibration developing in my head.  Following that, my consciousness seemed to shoot out into a very starry universe, with a sense of laughter (probably caused by the nitrous oxide, also called "laughing gas.")  While I was in space, I received a very strong, non-verbal, profound, clear and friendly message. It was that what was happening (my surgery) was of no significance whatsoever to my eternal existence.  This OBE and accompanying message was very short, but I remember it well, even though it occurred about 60 years ago.
OBE associated with anesthesia.  Shared 62 years later.

3165. Julia Probable NDE. 10/20/12 Inside this house, I felt enveloped by love and compassion. The feeling was overwhelming. There were people there that I knew, a deceased grandmother I had never met, my paternal grandfather, but I couldn't see them, although I saw other people that I felt some strange, spiritual connection to. I felt a joy like I had never felt in my life. Towards the back of the house was a room where an intense light filtered in around the cracks in the door. Immediately I was attracted to this room and wanted to find out what was on the other side. A nearby spirit opened the door, and the most amazing lightness and joy filled my heart. I was literally enveloped in love, if that can be visualized. I looked, not directly into the intense light, but around it, where beings, human and perhaps not human, were joyfully reunited with each other. I wanted so much to go through this door, but someone there told me that I couldn't, and that it wasn't my time yet.
Probable NDE due to severe Strep infection at age 12.

3164. Wendy M OBE. 10/16/12 Original in Spanish, translated to English by Sheldon.  I was seeing everything that was happening from the ceiling. I saw myself sleeping and the doctors operating on me, and I was amazed to see that in the room there was another person who they were operating on. I thought, Wow, the operating room is shared. I was conscious that I was up above without a body, but it was strange sensation. I was not scared at all; it was as if nothing mattered. I could see without eyes.
Verifiable OBE due to being under anesthesia.  The reason it is not a NDE is because the surgery was not life-threatening.

3163. Carl D NDE. 10/16/12 Everything there was made up of light, light that was light but wasn't light. I've never found adequate words for what to call it, except for "HOME." I just knew it was HOME, my real HOME. The place I'd been living where I was born and grew up that was no longer "home." It was only where I'd come from, where'd I been. And when I did return back to HERE, I felt totally out of place. This wasn't where I belonged anymore it was only where I'm meant to be, just for a time. THEY promised that when I'm done, or when I've done all I can do, then I could go HOME again. To express what HOME was like has been impossible for me to do. Everything HOME is connected. It is all One. It's Light. And light is love, or what beings here call "love," I think. Peace. It is all at peace, except when they showed me the grey-things, in the "void." I never remember asking, but I must have. It was light and grey, light and shadow or absence of light, or just less light. All creatures / beings are of light, but some have more light, some less. I'm not sure if where I was heaven, but I was at peace I was loved, and I was HOME.
NDE due to smoke inhalation.

3162. Melanie E NDE. 10/16/12 I don't remember anything else until I saw myself below, on the ER table, with people working on me.  I was always interested in medicine, so I said, "Oh, a blood transfusion, who is getting that?" And a voice said, "You", I didn't see a face, but my questions were answered, and I wasn't at all concerned about the bloody person on the table being me.  I was thinking what a weight had been taken off my shoulders, and how I had never felt so good or peaceful, when I realized they were trying to put me back INTO the body on the table, and I tried to fight them off.  Then suddenly I was backthe dr. told her I had no pulse or blood pressure when they brought me in, and it was a miracle I was alive.
NDE due to auto accident.

3161. HD NDE. 10/16/12  I started freaking out. I was screaming and crying trying to get out of this horrible thing. Then everything stopped and all I saw was a bright light and a man standing there. He said, "This is your last chance, take everything back, take it all back. Think about everything you have done HD, take it all back." It just kept repeating in my head. Then it felt as if I was being shocked. My whole body starting shaking and I couldn't do anything about it. (I was having a seizure.) I kept yelling and thinking in my mind about everything I wanted to do in my life, and all the things I wanted to take back, and why I didn't think this should be the end for me.
NDE at age 14 due to illicit drug reaction.

3160. Zachary G NDE. 10/16/12 I woke up in a trauma emergency room as a Level 1 Trauma victim with a free-flow morphine drip in one arm, and a saline solution drip in the other arm. After I was moved to a regular room, I started flushing out the pain killers and would not allow any more morphine. I'm allergic to pain killers. After my mind became sober from the pain killers, I started to remember my NDE. I remember spontaneously appearing with no body in a formless place. Only beings of pure consciousness melding with one another were there along with my consciousness. Those beings directly communicated with me through some kind of intuition, not through thought. It was direct knowledge without a thinking mind. Putting it into words now, what was being communicated to my mind was the understanding that: "I am not suppose to be here yet; I need to leave here and go back." I remember wondering, "Why?" "What is going on?" "I don't understand." Then the beings communicated to me: "Everything will be all right." They let me know that I am needed on Earth to do something, and they showed me by direct knowledge, or intuition, about the next part of my life up until the spring of 2013.
NDE due to criminal attack.  Contributor is Buddhist living in the USA.

3159. Bonnie W NDE. 10/16/12 When I came round I asked the doctor how many times I had gone and he held up three fingers and I went again. I found myself in a black void completely at peace. I had no self awareness, no memory of who I was but I somehow knew that I was separate from the void. I cannot describe the feeling of completely peace - no pain, no worries, no sense of self but it was fantastic. I came back to my body with a huge bang. It felt like I had dropped back in from a  great height and said something to the doctor - I don't remember what Heart stopped 5 times over the course of 1.5 hours.
NDE due to cardiac arrest by Buddhist in England.

3158. Kadri M Probable NDE. 10/16/12 From Estonia.  And I remember that suddenly I was in Heaven, standing before an angel who was holding the Book of the Lamb. To me, it seemed to be a wonderfully friendly place. Of course I was surprised to be there, but I really liked it from the first moment of my arrival. While I was looking around and getting know the place, suddenly I heard a man's voice saying to me, "You need to go back. Your time has not yet come! I didn't see who was talking to me, but I felt his voice echoing deep down inside my body. Right away I was back on Earth where my body was. And when I saw my body with bubbles coming out of it, I knew what had happened. And then, as I was looking at my body, I was somehow back inside it again.
Probable NDE from near drowning at age 7.

3157. Edward B NDE. 10/6/12 I was diving/snorkeling at Monastery Beach. I was standing in somewhat shallow water when the spear gun I was carrying went off and the spear went right through the front part of one of the flippers I was wearing on my feet. I fell down and my foot was pinned to the sea floor so I couldn't get up. The water was just deep enough to keep lapping over my face and I kept swallowing and breathing water as I struggled....I heard the distressed people who were around me....I saw everything that was happening. Night seemed to encompass me. I saw the light and I felt a whole wavelength of universal flow.... I saw a grandmotherly woman beckoning me to come.
NDE due to drowning.

3156. Gwen J NDE. 10/6/12 I was sitting next to my daughter when the rock larger than the tour bus fell on the back of the bus where we were seated. My daughter and I were asleep at the time. I knew immediately that I had a pneumo-thorax and would die unless someone recognized it. I also remember my teeth hitting together hard to the point some broke (which is what actually probably caused the concussion)What I remembered was that I had completely merged again with God. It was a void, darkness, but unconditional love. I was no longer a separate being. I was where I belonged, where I came from. It was perfect. When it was time to return I had to again differentiate from God and become a separate soul again. Yet I was still a part of God. Then I was back on Earth in this physical body.
NDE from physician.  NDE due to rock falling on tour bus that she was in.  Exceptional NDE and also how she lived her life after the experience.

3155. Chantal L NDE. 10/6/12 As I looked at it, I noticed that this light was a being, a Being of Light!  As this Being of Light was approaching me I started experiencing all kinds of images in my mind.  At first I thought he/she was communicating with me telepathically but then I realized, all these images were memories, my memories.  I was remembering who I really am.  (It was like an amnesiac who regains his/her memory).  I had total recall of who I really was.  I was this old, old being, who had always existed.  I was wise and loving.  I remember knowing everything.  Not so much from an intellectual point of view.  I knew what it was like to be a flower, to be an animal, to be an insect.  All the knowledge of the universe was inside my being. I no longer felt as a separate individual.  I felt as if I was part of a collective consciousness.  I sense billions and billons of beings and we were all One.  The feeling of oneness on the other side is amazing!  I remember distinctively how we created the solar system.  I was part of this collective consciousness who had "willed" it into being.
NDE due to shock as a result of ruptured pelvic cyst.

3154. Sue M NDE. 10/6/12 . I wanted her attention, so I kept interrupting her by telling her I was going to pretend to drown and she had to pull me up. We continued this a few times and then I looked up at her and told her not to pull me up this time because I wanted to see how long I could hold my breath. I guess she listened. I swam under the water again, but this time it felt like my foot got caught on something and I could not get back to the surface. I remember panicking intensely, needing to take a breath. After struggling for a bit, I began to feel warm and very pleasantly calm. I felt as if I had given in and was not afraid any more. I saw a really fast flashback of things that had happened in my life and then there was an intensely bright flashing white light. I did not feel like I was in a "tunnel," but more that I was surrounded by the light and was moving forward within it. And although I felt the presence of someone, I do not remember hearing or seeing anything. Suddenly I was back on the beach with the lady looking over me and people surrounding me, all looking down at me.
NDE due to drowning at age 8.

3153. Melissa H Probable NDE. 10/6/12 At the time of my out of body experience, I felt an overwhelming peace that my soul was all right with it self, no bad memories, not nothing of being drunk while being passed out. I was aware of being alive not spirit though I remember looking down and knowing that I was up in the air suspended with someone by my side helping me.
Probable NDE due to alcohol and drug overdose.

3152. Blanca N Probable NDE. 10/4/12 From Puerto Rico.  Original in Spanish translated to English by Simon.  The previous night, I had decided to commit suicide. When I got to school, I went and bought the pills. I went off by myself and swallowed them. After a while, I began to feel dizzy and nauseous. Soon I was aware that my legs were getting very weak and I then I fell down. At that moment I seemed to enter a dark and silent place, full of peace. Then I began to see images of my life, starting with the first day I went out walking with my present partner, then going backwards to times in my childhood. There were so many times of happiness!  And I kept watching as my life kept going backwards. For me this felt like a short time, but when I woke up, several hours had passed.
NDE from suicide.

3151. Anna W NDE. 9/30/12 From the Netherlands.   My mother-in-law and grandmother vanished. In their place beside my bed appeared my late grandfather, clad in a white coat. (He had been a general practitioner/ doctor during his life. However, I had never met him, as he had died when I was seven years old!) He spoke to me about the details of my medical issues and pointed out in terms of centimeters exactly where in my abdomen the three main internal infections were located. He specified this medical information in Latin (I don't speak Latin, but I understood him) and then he, too, disappeared. I immediately re-entered my body, and so I was able to repeat everything my grandfather had just told me, while the surgeon wrote down detailed notes and my husband listened.
Exceptional NDE from the Netherlands in English.  Peritonitis following surgery.  Remarkable information from deceased grandfather (who was a doctor) helped surgeon find areas of abdominal infection. 

3150. Fr. Godfrey Z NDE. 9/30/12 From Malta I remember that subsequent to my passing out, I felt great peace and happiness. I saw no lights and heard no voices   but I do remember very vividly that as the staff nurses were bringing me back, I felt very irritated, exactly as if I had been enjoying a beautiful movie and the light had suddenly gone out during the best part of it!
Priest has a NDE.

9. Roberto F NDE.
9/27/12 Original in Portuguese, translated to English by Luana.  Suddenly I felt a sensation of peace and tranquility taking over me. Then I saw the image of a unknown man, in a beautiful garden, and I felt peace, like nothing could ever go wrong, I felt safe. Something inexplicable. As the man started talking to me I had the feeling I knew him somehow, even though I had never met him before. I also noticed a kind of light that came from him and that made me feel calm. It was as if that light was feeding the peace I felt. He told me I could choose either to go with him and see what I have done wrong in my life or to stay. The moment he questioned me I immediately thought about my mother, and it was as if I had memories of a past life, something I had lived before with vivid details and those memories were related to the very difficult relationship I have with my mother. The man of light looked me as he had read my thoughts and told me I had made my decision and that he would help me find help. Right after that I felt I was traveling through light and in a matter of a blink of a eye we were above the moon lit treetops, looking at my naked body laying bellow on the floor. To our right there were street lights and houses. He pointed at the houses and directed my attention to a house that had a light on in the porch.
NDE from criminal attack.

3148. John D NDE 6417. 9/24/12 I saw myself being put on a table and people were doing things to my body..I still was an observer only at this point..I heard someone say we are losing him, and some one else said give him 2cc of something, suddenly bang I was back in my pain wrecked body again, I spoke, the surgeon said be quiet we fixing you go back to sleep..I took him at his word and fell asleep, waking a week later in Japan in one of the famous buildings there for VN wounded.
NDE from being shot in Vietnam.

3147. Lillian K Possible NDE. 9/24/12 I was experiencing one painful abscess after another on various parts of my body and was in  a doctor's office waiting for him to come in and lance it when, suddenly, I was in a immense black yet clear as glass void. Wondering where I was, but not frightened, I peered into the darkness and in the distance saw a tiny light that flickered and blinked like an eye. As I watched it began to come toward me, though I might have been going toward it. I'm not sure. As I watched it came closer and when it was very close I saw that the light was coming from inside a large pink Lotus. The petals were opening to reveal more and more light. Curious, I reached out to touch it and instantly was inside it. An exquisite overwhelming feeling of love poured through me. It was so intense I was afraid I wouldn't be able to bear it, but then I was and feeling safe and loved for the first time in my life. Somehow, I knew that this was God, that I was Home.
Possible NDE at a doctor's office.

3146. Jason H Probable NDE. 9/24/12 As I'm looking up towards the circle of light above me and a little to the right, I saw three figures silhouettes if you will of my Papaw (who died in 1980) my great-grandma (who died before I was born) and my Nanaw (who died in March of 2001) No faces they were just shadows with that bright light behind them. I did feel LOVE from the light and from them, my grandparents.  There was no sound whatsoever, but I could hear my thoughts and feel theirs. No words from them, but I understood them. They all three extended their arms and did a waving of all their fingers back and forth as if to be motioning me to come to them, welcoming me, reaching for me ( the exact movements my Nanaw was making towards the ceiling in her living room minutes before she died from cancer! That's how I recognized those motions, having seen her make them back then.)  And I was doing it back to them, as if reaching for THEM!  In my thoughts I was like, "I'm ready to go!" I felt complete happiness with this. I started moving towards the circle of light they were in. And they weren't stopping me!
Probable NDE due to asthma.

3145. Mona M NDE. 9/24/12 Some time during this three-day coma I think it was towards the end I found myself standing with my back to my hospital bed. (I could see myself still lying in the bed, though.)  Looking straight ahead, I saw my mother standing facing me. I started crying.  About twenty years ago, she had passed from a massive stroke.  It had been such a long time since I had seen her, and I told her I wanted to be with her.  She told me, "No."  I kept crying and saying I wanted to go with her and she kept saying, "No...not now."  When she had passed, she had been very deformed from severe rheumatoid arthritis that she had had for over thirty-five years.  But when I saw her standing in front of me, she looked beautiful.  I had never seen her without pain or physical deformity.  She looked so good, but not as I remembered her.  So I knew there was something wonderful waiting ahead but no matter what I said, she wouldn't take me with her.  She said I had to stay. And I didn't want to. 
NDE due to heart attack, stroke, and seizure.

3144. Carol S NDE. 9/16/12  I suddenly became very sick. my mother took me to my grandmothers house which was nearby. When we got in her front yard, I heard a loud buzzing in my ear that got louder and louder, then I fainted. I felt fine again, no longer sick. In fact I felt wonderful. I never knew what happiness was before that moment. The joy was unbelievable. Then I became aware of a disturbance below me. My step-grandfather slapping my face, trying to revive me. My grandmother was hysterically screaming, "she's dead, she's dead". My mother began to shake me and was screaming, "she's not dead. All the while this was going on, I felt at peace. It was as if I was separated from them and in my own little la la land, but yet I was aware of what was going on. It was like the bible says, joy unspeakable and full of glory. Their agony and grief did not disturb my peace. I stopped paying attention to them for awhile. I just looked around. Everything looked beautiful. All of a sudden I felt a thud. I felt so sick again. I felt very angry that they made me come back.
NDE at age 16 due to unconsciousness associated with illness.

3143. Sreenivasa M NDE. 9/16/12 From India. At the time of attack I went completely unconscious. After some time, I experienced a vibrant feeling of traveling in an upward direction along a cool, translucent cylindrically shaped curving pathway. I was able to see thousands - maybe hundreds of thousands - of glowing candle-light shaped spots of light (the lights only, with no candle-holders or lanterns) moving freely along outside the translucent wall of the tube-path in which I was traveling. Every time I would go around one of the curves, I would see a human-shaped white light, appearing and disappearing, slowly blinking, about a hundred yards in front of me. It was traveling at the same speed I was. I was beginning to be more fully aware of myself and my surroundings, and began thoroughly enjoying my moving environment. I was feeling wonderful; my senses were keen and my comprehension instantaneous. But suddenly the realization of what was happening hit me, and I became overwhelmed with fear. I remembered my family, my kids and my dependents. I meditated briefly on this. I cried to God, "Help me! My kids will become orphans, and I will not be able to accomplish my life-goals!"
Non-Western NDE due to criminal attack.

3142. Kanwal Probable NDE. 9/16/12  From India.  Another door opened and there were now two men standing there with beautiful clothes for me to wear.  I was about to start putting them on, when the five men who had carried me from my home appeared. Again they firmly lifted me by the arms, leaving the clothes behind, and brought me in front of that same white-bearded old man with his register and pen. He then told the five men that they had brought me before my time, and that I still had many things yet to do on Earth. Then he ordered me to help all living beings on Earth, and said that when my service duty was finished, I would be allowed to come back here again, otherwise not. The five men flew with me again, and again I saw myself moving back through the tunnel by which we had come, and traveling onward, through those vast green lands. At this moment I realized that I was a dead person and this was my soul that they were carrying and this place was some kind of destination for the dead. As soon as I realized this, I asked one of the guys, "Is this the land of the dead?" And one of them nodded.
Non-Western Probable NDE.

3141. Kathi S NDE. 9/16/12  I was enveloped in a warm happy wonderful glow.  Unconditional love.  total peace.  I felt the glow of the light surrounding me, and could see a pinpoint of light off to my side (as if this is where the source was).  I felt it more than anything, knowing it was a glow of love and acceptance more than anything else.  I knew that I was either close to death, or on my way.  I knew that dying was indeed something not to fear, and that I would be at peace when I did die.  I was so happy.  Having been depressed most of my life, I couldn't believe the bath of unconditional love. I then watched as she paged for the Doctor, and called a code.  I do not recall what the code was, I was too focused on watching the medical staff in a flurry of activity, trying to revive me.
NDE following surgery.

3140. Demi B NDE. 9/16/12  Ahead of me was a very bright light and I remember thinking that it was so bright that if I looked at it would hurt my eyes, but it didn't.  I didn't yet realize what the light was but immediately knew that that is where ALL things come from and it is where all things return and that when I was back inside the light I would know and be everything. I was given messages, no one gave them to me, I just knew them and the closer I became to the light the more anxious I was to be in it, to "return" to all love and all knowledge.  The first message I was given was that the single most important thing in the Universe is Love, that love is all that matters, that we are all the same and that we are all love.  The message that caused me the most curiosity was that we are all the same, and it went on to say that I was exactly the same as everything in the universe and was specific enough to tell me that I was exactly the same as every blade of grass.  Then I was given the message that it wasn't my time to be there, that I had things I needed to do here on this plain. 
NDE due to drowning at age 14.

3139. Urvashi G NDE. 9/10/12 From India.  When I was on operation table I could hear what doctors were talking between themselves despite my having of full dose of anesthesia.  Suddenly I realize that I am going down in a round shaped tunnel, struggling to come out.  I noticed figures looking like humans but small like a thumb.  Sometimes they looked golden in color sometimes they appeared to be silver.  The figures were horrifying to me, with their voices and laughing.  I went deep into the condition of extreme fear.  I tried to look inside the tunnel which was more horrifying.

3138. Michele M NDE 6404. 9/9/12 I remember looking around..I KNOW my eyes were open, but things got dimmer, and darker and soon it was just black. But I could hear everything going on around me. The pain left. I could hear the Dr. screaming, "Order 5 units!" I remember thinking so calmly, "Oh, is this what its like to die?"  I could "feel" myself...I don't know how to describe it....but "me" pulling up towards my head and shoulders and starting to float up. I remember "thinking" ...."This is easy...so easy." Then everything stopped, I opened my eyes again and could see and hear all the noise and the lights as they wheeled me down the hall and into emergency operating room.
NDE due to blood loss.  Relatively abbreviated experience.

3137. Johanna S NDE. 9/9/12  From Australia.  One person behind the light, on the left hand side, said I should stay because I had had a very hard life.  Someone on the right hand side said I should go back because my work was not finished.  A voice in the middle told me to go for a walk while they decided.  I found myself walking along a path next to a river. People were sitting on the right hand side of the river, on a river bank, either on their own or in groups, talking or reading or just sitting quietly.  The feeling of peace and total acceptance was overwhelming. The colors were so bright.  There's nothing like them on earth. Eventually, I was called back and told I had to come back here because my work was not finished yet. I was told that when I do go back, in many years time, I will not  be returning here. People were milling round, or so it seemed to me, asking what the verdict was.  When they were told I was returning, there was uproar, with people saying that it wasn't fair and I should stay. I started literally kicking and screaming and saying that I wanted to stay there. I didn't want to go back.
NDE due to stroke.

3136. Josefa L NDE. 9/4/12  From France.  Original in French, translated to English by Simon.  Very soon I felt hot and found myself in what was a large passageway more than a tunnel; at the end there was an enormous double door with a white light filtering through. The door opened and the light invaded me, surrounded me. On either side of the door there were rows of people (whom I did not recognize, they were rather indistinct), waiting for me, applauding me, I was engulfed in wellbeing. The feeling is indeed indescribable, it is pure happiness.
NDE from teenage roughhousing.

3135. Tam NDE. 9/3/12 My grandfather was present and I do not know if he was sitting or standing but he was next to my operating room table where I was lying and he held my hand.  He appeared to be much younger and healthier than the frail man he was when he passed in 2003 at the age of 86.  He told me I would be OK and he would wait with me.  I had no glasses on and I am blind as a bat but I could see him and the surgery going on the other distant part of the operating room I recall that I was cold and covered by a sheet to my chest.  I had three more deceased relatives visit.  Two Uncles who I was very close to  and who had passed several years earlier came to tease and annoy me as they did in life.  I could not see them but I knew they were there and I could hear them but not through words...I still cannot describe that.  I have tried for five years to describe the "knowing-ness of the presence that was not visible and the hearing without words."
NDE during triple bypass surgery.

3134. Marian S Probable NDE. 9/3/12 From Germany.  Original in German, translated to English by Ingrid.      I was given anesthesia, and the surgery started. After a short time of sleeping, I noticed that I could hear what the doctors were saying to the surgery assistants. Shortly after, I found myself floating a little bit over my body. From that vantage point, I watched the doctors very nervously bustling around. They were to the left, to the right and even beneath my surgery table. Everything seemed to be bathed in a purple light, giving the scene a mystical ambiance. A bright, white light was shining on the end of the table, and the doctors were fading in and out as if being viewed in a series of endless self-reflecting mirrors. They were moving back and back, receding into smaller and smaller shapes. This kept happening over and over. Also, the sound of their spoken words seemed to echo over and over. I had the feeling I was floating in an in-between world.
NDE from appendicitis.

3133. Victoria R NDE. 9/2/12 From Canada.  I thought that she was only calling EMS to teach me a lesson and was trying to get her to cancel the call. She couldn't hear anything I said. She continued to look out the phone booth at passing cars. She couldn't seem to see me. I tried desperately to get her attention, but she was completely unaware of my presence. She continued to cry and nothing I did she seemed aware of. After a few minutes, I recall hearing someone screaming, "She's turning blue!" At that time I was unsure who they were talking about. I had a moment where I thought that something was happening to somebody else and I had just been too drunk to be aware of it. Then I had a sudden awareness of my body on the sidewalk. I suddenly became aware that they were talking about me. I felt my presence in the phone booth suddenly drain and felt myself sucked back towards my body.
NDE due to alcohol poisoning.

3132. Caren M P NDE. 9/2/12    I stared off to the light in the room. I remember it looking so pretty to me. My vision seemed to revolve around that light. Then it went black. I felt light. Like I was a feather floating up towards the sky. Then I saw the color baby blue. At this point I didn't feel anything. I was fine.. Then I stopped floating, I was stuck. And in that baby blue setting my sister appeared like a photograph and I started hearing voices. After I saw her my emotions took hold of me. I was sad and determined to stop going up. I kept saying to myself "No! I'm not done yet"
NDE due to choking from criminal attack.

3131. Cristael B NDE. 9/2/12     And the Light answered me, not in words but in thought-concepts. "Now you are at the moment of beholding the Imperial Heaven, the heart of God, the great Master Awareness that overflows to create all that is."   Then I flowed down into the park and found myself in a garden with wide paths and flowers and an abundance of green growing things and trees. It was beautiful beyond all measure. A gentle floral scent filled the air. And I walked until I found myself inside a great hall. There was a golden Light at the center of the hall that was radiating fountains of light that rose and fell in endless liquid motions. And I touched the light with my hands and then I bowed my head and touched my forehead to it. And I was inside the Light, seeing everything in vivid Technicolor that had ever happened to me in my life.
NDE due to near fatal flu.

3130. Marlene S NDE. 9/2/12    I could see myself on the operating table during heart surgery.  It was though I was hovering in a corner looking down upon myself and all the equipment attached.  Later I was told the team told my family in the OR waiting room that the prognosis was not good and that if they could not restart my heart in the next 30 minutes, they would call a code.  I then remember waking in recovery and feeling much pressure then total darkness.  I was placed on a defibrillator.  There was a sensation of more pressure and then a spiraling down into total blackness.  I then saw a bright light and thought my Mother was there telling me it wasn't time and I wanted to go to her so badly.  She had been dead for 30 years.  When I was recovering, finally, I felt as though I had been robbed of dying.  I was despondent and confused.  My personality had changed considerably and I felt I had been replaced by someone else. 
NDE during heart surgery following heart attack.

3129. Enrique NDE. 9/2/12  I remember being so disappointed in myself for dying an addict. For a short time, I looked down at myself, lying in the tub with my eyes open. Suddenly, a white, almost blue, sphere/orb appeared. It seemed to speak to me telepathically, saying, "It's OK, we can go now." My faith automatically kicked in and I said, "God, please forgive me!" and "Please, I love my wife, my kids, and my mother (whom I hadn't reconciled with.) I am not ready to never see them again!" I then had a vision of a tunnel that was pulling me closer. I prayed the "Our Father," and the "Hail Mary," and then repeated these prayers once again… nothing—it was still pulling me. I then realized it was over. I knew I had only moments to accept the Lord Jesus, who had died on the cross for my sins. I became very desperate and made another attempt, saying, "God, show me who you are, show me how to LOVE." Immediately after saying the word "love," I bounced back into my body and took a huge breath of air!
NDE due to unconsciousness associated with dystonic reaction to cocaine use, renal failure and deep vein thrombosis.

3128. Roberto P NDE. 8/27/12  From Italy. Drifting from life into death was painless. I found myself standing in a canoe, which I first thought must have fallen out of someone's trunk. But I was not on the road any more, I was on a dark, calm tropical river, like the Amazon. I was working hard, pushing the boat forward with a long pole that reached down to the river bottom. I remember I was wearing a straw hat, white trousers and a rope as a belt. It was a sunny day and I was navigating this river by its dimensions and features, which I seemed to know well. Its banks were lush with thick vegetation. I was immediately struck by the intense colors, much brighter and richer than the ones I was used to. I took a deep breath, filling my lungs with the fragrant, moist air. As I removed my hat and wiped the sweat from my forehead with my sleeve, I felt a sensation of peace and bliss that I had never experienced before. I watched the birds, flying high in the sky, and then, staring at the horizon, I could see the mouth of the river flowing into the ocean. I felt myself so loved and so free. It was as if I had always been in that place; I had no memories of the life I just left behind. My canoe was floating onward and there were no sounds except for those of the wind, the birds singing, and the sloshing of the water on the pole as it broke the water, and then a little rushing sound as the boat surged gently forward. At my right, far away, I noticed an inlet to the river, and a 30 meter long wooden bridge over it.
NDE from car accident. 

3127. Jamie W Probable NDE. 8/27/12  From Canada.  I am expressing my concerns for this boy to someone standing just over my left shoulder. I know who it is that I am talking to; and the feeling of intimacy between us is so deep, it's like sharing your feelings with your best friend. In our one sided conversation, I am swearing and livid about this boy's condition and am without fear of repercussion for my behavior. I was raised to show respect, so swearing in front of my parents or any adult was something I had never done or would ever do. I keep asking this person behind me questions like, " What is he doing?  Doesn't he know he is killing himself?  Doesn't he know that he is dying? Why is he throwing his life away? "  I keep getting more and more angry at this boy who is dying right in front of my eyes. I can't even begin to describe now how frustrated and angry I am at this boy for being so reckless. I keep on questioning whoever or whatever is standing behind me, but I don't receive any answers about this boy. At the same time, I'm not expecting this person to answer my questions. (These answers can only be found through revelation.)  After what seems like a very long period of me repeatedly asking questions about why this boy is throwing away his life, my anger reaches its peak! That's when the realization set in. I yell these words out loud: " Oh God!  That is me!" 
Probable NDE at age 15 associated with inhaling gasoline fumes.

3126. Rita A NDE. 8/27/12 Then I saw the shade go down and it was dark.  The next minute I was up in the corner of a room watching what I believed to be a man on a hospital bed.  I did not wonder why I was there, I just was.  I was very intrigued with what they were doing and believed they were running tests on him at first, but then saw more doctors bringing more machines and realized this was a life threatening situation and they were trying to save his life!!  I felt their tension and worry over this patient. I watched with such interest for awhile, very inquisitive of what was going on.  The next thing I know I am opening my eyes and looking up at a nurse saying "your mom saved your life, it's a miracle you are alive".
NDE due to cardiac arrest from air embolism.

3125. Pam P Probable NDE. 8/27/12  I was cold, shivering, frightened and panicked, knowing I was drowning. I remember thinking about opening my mouth and sucking in the water to 'get this over with', when I saw a bright light way off in the distance. It was just a pinpoint of light--very bright in the deep water--but didn't hurt my eyes. Incredibly, the light moved very fast and within a fraction of a second, engulfed me. Suddenly, I felt very warm and comforted like a cold newborn baby being wrapped in a warm, soft blanket. I remember feeling very peaceful. I looked down at my arms and legs and they were glowing in the dark. I heard a voice say, ""It is not yet your time. You'll be alright."" I couldn't tell if it was a male or female voice. Next thing I knew, my brother grabbed the back of my coat and pulled me out of the water.
Probable NDE at age 8.  Contributor is an ordained minister.

3124. Gloria M Possible NDE 6353. 8/24/12   From Spain. Original in Spanish, translated to English by Simon.  Everything happened quickly, I lost consciousness and then I felt and saw myself going through a tunnel at great speed, stopping at the end of it. There was a space or city, a big lake preventing me going further.  I was very scared, terrified, I could see no one, and I wanted to go home to my parents and my house.
Possible frightening NDE for a child.

3123. Connie N Probable NDE. 8/22/12  Felt the presence of a loved one, maternal grandfather who had passed years earlier.  He spoke only French when he was alive and I only English yet I fully understood communication with him.  He asked me to follow him into the tunnel. Once entering the tunnel we seem to float along at a very fast speed. At the end of the tunnel appeared a light.  We went towards the light. When I arrived in the light there were others present who I immediately recognized yet could not tell you who they were.  They appeared to me as a bright light. They welcome me and pulled me into the larger white light which I immediately knew as GOD or the SOURCE of all that is. The large light, the other lights and I became one. Complete and total feeling of love and happiness enveloped me. Hard to describe how wonderful it was.
Probable NDE associated with anesthesia for delivery.

3122. Mira G NDE. 8/22/12   From Poland.  This time, I could see the individual wheat plants in detail and at a distance of three feet. I could not believe that such wonderful colors could be found in a wheat plant and to have that golden yellow reflect the sun was just beautiful to see. I was above the shack and I looked at the wheat field all golden in the sun. One could see for kilometers and all there was blue sky of a summer day. At a distance I saw the blue cloudless sky with birds flying around and chasing each other, I was  jealous that the birds could stay home in Poland and enjoy flying around in the sunshine. I saw some trees that must have the border of the property. The trees were tall and they were full of dark green leaves. Each of them formed a kind of leafy egg shaped green on top of a stem and some were closer to each other, but I noticed the one tree that was away from the others in particular. It was a mature tree, with large green leaves.
NDE due to complication of general anesthesia. 

3121. Mike R NDE. 8/22/12 I woke up again, this time to doctors and nurses asking me all these questions.  I didn't know what to say because they had just told me I had stopped breathing and all, so I was freaking out. Then I went out again. This time I saw my kids playing in the park.  I was watching them from a distance, like I was really not there. I stopped breathing twice that day.
NDE due to auto accident.

3120. Michele M NDE. 8/22/12  Looked to my right, no cars, proceeded to the curb, where I felt a hit to my hip. I think I opened my eyes, and there I saw a Yellow hourglass figure that came around me, and I closed my eyes.  When I opened them again, I saw nothing but clouds and the bluest of blue skies, I asked (maybe telepathically)...."am I in Heaven"....I didn't see anyone....I don't now how soon after I said that, that I heard "Michele" But I didn't know what a "Michele" was...I couldn't rationalize nor did I try, I was in such a peaceful state of mind.....then after that, I heard screaming, and I thought (telepathically) "who is that screaming" and then I opened my eyes, and I was back in my body surrounded by traffic that authorities had stopped, and my foster mother (current deceased) asking me ""what happened".
NDE at age 16 due to being struck by a car.

3119. John K NDE. 8/22/12  Then I started to rise, above my body and my wife, flowing upwards. No tunnel, just rising very high. I looked back and I could see my body and my wife far below. However, I was in no fear of falling, just peace, being lifted very gently higher and higher. (Please note: Out of Body experiences and death are two different things. I had had many Out of Body experiences and death was much different, much more freeing - ecstatic!).  Then I seemed to jump, in some way, above all Creation in the Prescience of God. The Light was so bright and infusing that I thought that it was power. Then I realized that it was Love. There was no judgment of any kind, only unbelievable Love. I looked at my body for imperfections, but I was perfect. I had 360vision and could see forever... All of Creation. All of the Universes, all of Life. Then I realized that all Creation is full of life and that Love is behind it all. I never wanted to leave there, ever.  MD Anderson said that I am the only one in the world to have survived the terminal stage of the cancer.
NDE and remarkable healing from malignancy (leukemia).

3118. Kathy S NDE. 8/22/12  Then I realized I couldn't feel my arms or my legs or any of my body, just this horrible chest pressure and struggling to breathe. Then all of a sudden, I felt a ""Whoosh"" and suddenly everything was perfectly clear. My mind felt sharp and alive and I felt wonderful. Then I realized I wasn't breathing, and I didn't need to breathe. I had no body. For some reason I felt like I was floating above the bookcase in my room, but I couldn't see anything. It was all dark. I felt wonderful, sharp, alive, completely at peace. I knew without a shadow of a doubt that everything was just fine, everything was exactly how it was meant to be. It was an incredibly peaceful and yet energizing feeling. I was still completely me, although I had no body. Then I realized that I had no body, and I felt like "No, I am not leaving my daughter." I have 3 kids but for some reason it was really important that I not leave the 2 year old. I thought I started to see a little light in the distance, and it is hard to describe how I felt, but it was almost like I felt stubborn, like "I will not go into that light. I am not leaving. I am not ready." Then it was like SLAM, I was suddenly back in my body and I could hear the medics saying, "It is OK, we are putting in the tube," and I realized I was incubated.
NDE due to respiratory arrest due to asthma.

3117. Annette NDE. 8/22/12  From Scotland.  When I looked I saw a man standing dressed in unusual clothes - non western.  Like a robe but plain.  He had a small child at his side. He reached out his hand and called my name and gestured for me to come over but I would not go. I needed my birth certificate and asked my mum if I could have it.  She told it was in a drawer up stairs and just to go and get it.  There were other certificates there.  I came across a birth certificate but the date of birth was wrong.  I thought she couldn't have got my birth date wrong.  Then I looked at the year of birth - it was 10 years before me.  So went downstairs to ask my mum.  She told me it was her first baby that only lived for 2 hours after the birth.  Then my mind went back to the day I was at the dentist - the man I thought was Jesus and I wondered the child beside him was that maybe my dead sister.
NDE at age 4-5 due to complication of dental anesthetic.  Encountered being believed to be Jesus and her sister who died two hours after she was born who she never knew that she had.

3116. Grady NDE. 8/22/12 I kept telling them that I was still there. Not in a panic way but I new that if they quit then I was gone. I could hear the doctor cussing, the nurses were frantic and the anesthesiologist who I had never met name Steve M..were all going nuts they stuck with me. After a drug induced coma for 5 days, they woke me up, I asked my surgeon why he kept trying to keep me alive and he said he didn't know, that something kept urging him on. That's when I repeated to him some of things that were being said during that frantic hour that I witnessed above the table. The surgeon and the nurse verified some of the things that I told them I heard.
NDE due to cardiac arrest.  Remarkable later verification of events seen and heard while under anesthesia and in cardiac arrest.

3115. Kiki Probable NDE. 8/22/12  Head injury due to no helmet/inexperience with bike/tree encounter: wound up in ditch feeling very peaceful ... that's what I remember, it was SOOO peaceful ... left eye socket was eventually reconstructed due to accident .,, head injury was passed over by ER personnel but I remember the NDE experience to this day ... it was a very peaceful one. I felt pulled toward what might be described as light, but didn't seem that clearly a light in my experience.
NDE due to head injury from bicycle accident.

3114. Arvind B NDE. 8/22/12  From India.  At some distance, I could see some people standing in a circle, this time I could see whole of them. Those could be around 8-10 people.  And then I saw a huge light in the center of the hall, and I started drifting towards it. There was a huge light coming in from that hole (and a huge one). I am a fervent Hindu (religion) with blind faith in Super Power. To be more specific, I firmly believe in our Goddess - Mother Kaalika. I could feel (is it a right word, don't know) that she is there on the other side of that beam of bright light that was coming from outside the hall. I was happy to know that she is there outside. I bowed and tried to see her. And that was the last thing I remember from this out-of-world experience. Next I remember (don't know the time) is my doctor asking me how am I feeling now?
Hindu NDE from cardiac arrest.  Relatively rare non-Western NDE.

3113. Robyn O NDE. 8/11/12 I heard the driver calling my name and I started flying backward thru a tunnel. I travelled at great speed and distance and at the same time very, very slowly. I was more aware than I had ever been in my life.  I was totally me and also totally all that was.  The tunnel was the most amazing thing I have ever seen/experienced in my life with lights of every color surrounding me, comforting me, delighting me, some how infusing me.  I could feel the vibration of the colors and hear the music of each color and the colors were spinning all around me.  I was in the middle of the lights but part of the lights too.  It seemed like a very long, blissful, and peaceful time and it was so much more.  It was fascination, excitement, laughing, loving, funny, thoughtful, empathetic, sad in a very sweet way: all at the same time.  In a way like any wonderful emotion I had ever experienced, but this time enjoyed to it's fullest potential. Imagine this and then times it by a thousand or ten thousand and then you might be close to my interpretation of my experience.  It must have been seconds or at the most minutes, because as I woke it seemed as if the driver was just completing her sentence. I was upside down with my forehead in a glacial stream.
NDE due to auto accident in New Zealand.

3112. Ashley Probable NDE. 8/11/12 I started to see my life flash before my eyes as if it were flipping trough a stack of cards I began to hear the sound of a womb (assuming my mothers womb) hearing a slow heart beat (assuming my own) I then start to see life as a child skipping any regulation of a small infant I see my childhood I see all the things and loved ones that made me happy, I see struggles hard times and struggling in school as a child.  I then see my son all I see is his bright blue eyes and his precious face   then seeing some good and bad times in between, I see my 9 day old daughter all I see is her face and then I'm gone I then see myself, the situation I'm in, I'm outside of myself looking down  I guess what you would call an out of the body experience. All I see is my friend on his knees talking to me saying "hey look at me" " talk to me, I'm here" " it's me!" "Ash!!!" and then I was gone I was no longer in my body I briefly seen my very blurry future shortly after I was nothing but a soul being sucked up looking down at the dark sky seeing the stars then seeing space and then seeing my own soul it became dark I began to hear breathing as the breathing became heavier, faster as I seen nothing but black my soul  was being taken while I fight,
Probable NDE after unconsciousness following illicit drug ingestion.

3111. George Possible NDE. 8/11/12 Then this slab goes up and takes me to what I would describe as heaven and laying on the slab and looking at this vision I look up and see young people all dressed in white and children up above and kind of in the clouds waving their hands. They may not have been waving but instead doing something with their hands but what they were doing was either waving or something else. The children looked like images that were penciled in of only their face and hands. There was no body or anything, just the face and hands is all. I then look down (not that I was higher up or far above them, so I just glanced down at them, a little bit down) and I see people were floating on the sides of this tunnel (once again they were all white), all facing and drifting towards the bright light that I call a bulb. The people disappeared into that light/bulb. They were floating towards it but there feet weren't moving kind of like an escalator and traveling very slow.
Possible NDE during, or possibly following surgery.

3110. Roy S NDE. 8/11/12  I have some visual memories of my mother's womb, and of my birth, about which I can remember everything: the nurse, the doctor pulling me out, what the doctor said, what the nurse said, what my mom said. Everything about what I remember is exactly the same as how my mother remembers it. It's hard to believe. But being born from Heaven and not from Earth must have given me an enhanced ability to remember my birth, (and my first birthday, as well.) I could feel my heart beat, and the coldness of the room. When babies cry, it's because the doctor pulls you out. There is a lot of pressure that your head is forced to undergo, and it makes you want to cry. I saw a few pens in his front pocket, and I remember the way my grandmother kept walking in and out of the room. The doctor kept telling her to leave the room, but she kept coming back in. All this was verified by my mother. I know exactly where I was moved to from the room I was born in, too. It all fits what my mother claims.
Remarkable pre-birth & birth remembrance and NDE at age 4.

3109. Nona B Probable NDE. 8/11/12  Was given spinal morphine for pain following a hysterectomy and my blood pressure began to decline.  The last thing I remember is the Recovery Room nurse saying to the Doctor, "She has no blood pressure." I was on a fast-moving train.  I was standing on the step on the right side of the train, holding on to the bar attached to the side of the train.  My right arm was extended out as I enjoyed the rush of air and I traveled along so fast.  In the distance, I could see on the right, surrounded by a beautiful forest, a shining white building, with a gleaming white dome.  I thought,  "If I want to visit that building, all I have to do is let go."  But then, I woke up as the doctor was telling me, "We are just going to draw some blood gases, Ms. Bridge."
Probable NDE due to low blood pressure after surgery.

3108. James NDEs. 8/11/12 At some point after the surgery the medical staff was to remove the breathing apparatus and something went wrong. Everything was visual, I could see and hear the staff talking panicky. All of a sudden a calm encompassed me, I could see myself floating in a clear liquid (submerged) with fine cotton/silk material, 2-4 in strips, floating about me. My appearance was without hair and the shine of baby skin. All of a sudden my head began to feel cool like water being rinsed over it and I awoken in an SICU bed with multitudes of individuals assisting me. I saw them usher my wife and son from the area ... they attached defibrillators to my chest...I had no pain nor was I in my body, I was above it looking at what was being done. I felt a jolt of pain in my chest and seemed to be back in my body. This happened twice.
Three NDEs following heart surgery.

3107. Karen vDK NDE. 8/11/12 From the Netherlands.  During the operation of April twenty-third, I was aware of a hugely intense feeling of love and compassion. I travelled through a kind of tunnel. Time didn't exist, and I found myself at a "gate," together with three figures. One of them, I recognized as my grandmother—whom I knew was alive at that time. The other two were other kinds of beings, human-like, but I couldn't identify them. The feeling of harmony, love, and goodness was overwhelming. At one point we were "told" we weren't allowed to pass yet and had to "go back." It wasn't communicated in words, exactly, though. We were both reluctant. I "went back," but my grandmother stayed. The next day, my husband told me that my grandmother had had a stroke and was unconscious and in very serious condition. But I already knew, I said… My grandmother… had a severe stroke during my first experience, and actually died during my second one.
NDEs due to surgical complications.  Remarkable encounter with grandmother in experience at time grandmother had a stroke, and again when grandmother died.  Rare two separate shared death experiences.

3106. Peter N NDE. 8/11/12 My brother got in the first canoe and paddled a hundred yards or so toward the middle of the lake. I reached for the second canoe and fell into the lake. I remember blacking out, and the next thing I remember was me about 10 feet or so away from my body, looking at my body which appeared to be standing/floating at the bottom of the lake's mud wall with my eyes closed. I remember looking at my self for a short period of time. The time seemed like it was going in slow motion. When I was outside of my body, I felt the most intense feeling of inner peace that I have ever felt. It looked like there was at least 4 foot of water above my body. I felt myself moving toward and joining my body. At that point of joining my body things got dark and I found myself on the shore with no one around me.
NDE due to drowning at age 8.  Shared 55 years later.

3105. Mary H NDE. 8/11/12 I instantly realized it had been a long time where I came from (earth), but a severely short time where I was at. Like if you would compare the two lengths of time, they were the same, but different...If that makes sense. Like one minute, where I was at (complete darkness, kind of like floating in outer space)was equal to like a week, where I came fromIt was like I could see the light trough my closed eyelids. During this realization, I was a teeny bit scared, due to myself thinking, this isn't right, but they way I felt, felt like nothing I had ever, ever experienced before. It was like the best feeling you could ever think of on earth, intensified by a trillion. A voice said, (and I can't remember hearing it, I can't remember if I heard it auditorily, or mentally), but a voice, a female voice said ""You have to go back"". I said, ""I don't want to go back"", and then I remember her saying it, and I heard it through my ears. And she said it louder, and sternly. And that's all I remember.
NDE due to auto accident.

3106. Erika R NDE. 8/11/12  On the way to the hospital, Paramedics also joined the EMTs...and that's the last thing I remember before I lost consciousness.  Then I was moving through this purple light. Although it was dark, I wasn't afraid. I then entered pure white light. I have a hard time explaining how and what I felt, because there is no words I can find to describe how beautiful, loving and peaceful it was. It was like I was surrounded in warm, loving wings of light. I have never felt anything close to this, before or after, this experience. I heard a little boy's voice say ,""Mommy, don't leave me."" (I thought it was my 7 year old son...who asked me if I was going to die as I was leaving my house with the EMTs). I did not want to leave where I was; I have never felt so good. Then I saw my Mother-in-law, who died 4 months before. She told me that I didn't belong there-that I had to go back.  Next thing I remember I am looking down at the EMTs and Paramedics as they're wheeling my body from the ambulance into the hospital.
NDE due to asthma attack.  Remarkable communication from unborn son (she was 11 weeks pregnant) thus a shared death experience.

3103. Sonia M Possible NDEs. 8/11/12 I was so tired of questioning my life, my purpose and asking GOD himself, why AM I HERE? WHAT PURPOSE DO I HAVE? I asked this over and over. still sobbing with so much pain in my heart. then it happened, I heard a distant roar..slowly the roar became louder and louder like I was directly over a train. then suddenly as if I was sucked into a vacuum, I was transported to my boyfriend's condo. I was at the base of the stairs and a thunderous voice spoke to me and said SEE. and I understood....it was not a ""questioning ...see?"" but more like ...see? this is what will happen if you die. in one swift movement I was taken to the top of the stairs and I could see by boyfriends son's running past me and yelling and calling out loud to each other. and I heard one of his son's yell out CALL 911, DAAADD WHAT'S WRONG? DAD! the voice again said to me, SEE. is this really what you want? and I said no. I felt myself being sucked into the vacuum again and I woke up. 
Two experiences that are possible NDEs.

3102. Sarah A Probable NDE. 8/11/12 From the UK.  I lost consciousness. Next, I became aware of a strange noise which grew louder and louder. I thought I was waking up only what I saw was certainly not what I had expected! I did wake up but only to realize that the strange noise I could hear was an incredible unearthly singing. The music was so phenomenally beautiful that I could not reproduce it. I do not consider myself a culturally ignorant individual but this was nothing like any music I had ever heard. It was not as one might imagine; heavenly or choral. Instead it was beyond adequate description. Glorious beyond merit, the sound was celebratory and powerful. I couldn't make out was being said not the language it was projected in. Upon my waking to this music, I could see a great marble plaza with what appeared to a militaristic formation but instead of marching, they were dancing and leaping ecstatically. All was bright and incredibly colorful as if the air were free of humidity and shadow, almost as if I were seeing in a form of high definition. Then I heard a voice of no discernible origin, nether masculine nor feminine but pleading. Please don't die, we need you; please don't die, it said. I asked what's going on? The voice replied: They are praising you. Who, me? I answered, astounded. Yes, you are needed. Said the voice.
Probable NDE due to cardiac condition.

3101. Angelia D Probable NDE. 8/11/12 I was just suddenly in front of several people, none that I recognized at first.  There was no background or foreground, we were just together.  Then, my husband (deceased for 2 years and 2.5 months) spoke to me and said only three sentences but he said them to me over and over in his patient tone (he always knew how to talk to me): I am here.  It's not time my little white teddy bear.  Where there is love.  Others were around that seemed familiar but none were as familiar to me as my husband.  The others would sometimes echo what he said but never in the same order.
Probable NDE due to illness.

3100. Mariana H NDE. 8/10/12 Original in Spanish.  Translated to English by Emily. Suddenly I felt an electric discharge throughout my entire body, because in reality I felt it, and the journey began...I left hearing, seeing, and feeling what was happening behind in the earthly plane...then I saw that dark cone, short, but with light at the end...I travelled at an astonishing speed towards it, and suddenly I saw before my eyes a wide space, very, very illuminated, in very bright yellow and white tones...I felt a very strong hum, like those noises that hospital apparatuses make to mark a death or a cardiac arrest; it was then that I understood that I was dead...I remember having consciousness, and asking myself at the same time, "What's happening?  What is this??...Is this death??"  The music, almost celestial or angelic, sounded in the distance, but I was hearing it perfectly...it was beautiful.  I was feeling light, I was not seeing my body; it was like I only had my consciousness or mind, I felt that I was flying, and that illuminated place seemed to move about like a carousel, like a movie that was playing slowly, but I was only seeing light, and hearing this beautiful music.  Besides that, there appeared before my eyes a harp in a resplendent, golden color that disappeared seconds afterward...the peace overcame me; it was a lovely feeling: tranquility, wanting to be there...I had no fear...nor sadness, nor memories...in this moment, facing my eyes, there appeared an enormous white wall as if to stop me, and a straight black line appeared in the middle of it.
NDE from going unconscious.

3099. Ramon Probable NDE. 8/9/12 Original in Spanish.  Translated to English by Simon.  I went over to the left and came upon another very big group of energies, and from these one detached himself and went down on his knees as if begging forgiveness from me, though I did not recognize him (though later I did). From this immense gathering of energy is born a long line of energies (spirits) going towards and delivering themselves to where the light ended. When I approached this line, I did not like the feeling there, it was like the feeling of having studied hard for an exam, and then failing it despite all the study. I looked again at the place where I first arrived, and could still see thousands and thousands of energies appearing and disappearing, going towards the place from where I was returning. I wanted to go on looking because I wanted to understand what that place was, but then I felt myself being called, and I entered through my head down as far as my feet. In this life and the next, stay in the light.
Interesting NDE with reincarnation imagery.

3098. Lori E STE/SOBE. 7/28/12 There to my left on a screen was my life. I could see it! Me! I saw and felt all of my choices in this lifetime. There was absolutely NO judgment attached to it. None. I wasn't judging my life, I was simply seeing it. To the right it was dark, dim. I "felt" like the right side was reserved for when I actually did physically die. I would be privy to it then. It contained all the possibilities of all the angles of all the decisions I had made, played out in a different realm. As if, let's say, I had decided not to get married when I did. What my life would have been—and it actually was played out, but not in a physical way. It was still acted out. It was all the "probables" in life. I asked, in thought, or feeling, not with my voice, why I was here. I was told that it was because I had asked to be there. I knew this voice, as it was comforting and familiar and yet I knew it was God. How was that possible? I immediately questioned the voice about its being female. I had always envisioned "God" to be male. I had expected to be greeted in a male voice. I was shocked to hear/feel that I had chosen this voice, because it was MINE! It was MY voice! I suddenly knew that I was part of the universe.
This is a MUST READ.  Among the most remarkable spiritual experiences ever received.  SOBE with stunning spiritual insights.

3097. Glenda G Father's NDE (Sherman G.) 7/28/12 During surgery, the surgeon cut an artery and my Dad bled to death. Two days later, my dad (who was not religious at all) told me that he had felt his spirit come out of his body and he felt that he was about 3 feet parallel with his body. He had looked down, and wasn't afraid to see what was going on. He then became vertical and found himself standing to the left of the doctor at his physical body's head. The nurses and attendants were running around getting instruments to try to get the bleeding to stop. While telling me this story, up to this point, my Dad had had a far away look in his eyes, but then he paused and told me that he could tell me the names of the instruments the doctors and nurses were using, because he could remember every detail of his journey.  
Daughter tells of father's NDE.  Remarkable verified life review content.

3096. Karen H Probable NDE. 7/28/12 many children of both sexes and varying ages from near mine to several years older were tapping at consoles which to have square raised buttons that lit up in different colors as they worked on them, mainly in colors of bright red, yellow, green and other colors that would light up as they tapped them, as if they were colored plastic with lights under them. They also seemed to be watching some sort of display further up on the slanted part above the keyboards as they worked. I knew about old-fashioned typewriters of that time from having been allowed to use one in the office of the store where my father worked, but these were different and very pretty and fancy to my way of thinking, and I said, 'Oh, what are those?' and someone ,I think the man, said, 'Oh those are--- (I don't know if he used the word 'computers' or 'like computers' but he used some word and then said, 'You'll see those later in your life.' Someone, maybe the woman, asked if maybe I could work one, but I believe he may have said something to her with the intimation that it should be better if I didn't. As described, a room where children were working at consoles with keys that lit up in different colors, though this was 1952, so there was as yet no such thing as even electric typewriters, and certainly no computers with square keyboards, let alone ones that lit up! There were not even many things made of plastic yet, which was what they resembled.
Probable NDE during general anesthesia at age 6.  Shared 60 years later.

3095. Roy T NDE. 7/28/12 My heart was chemically stimulated.  After the test, I had chest pain and was afraid of trying to walk for fear of falling.  I was taken by wheelchair to the ER and helped onto a gurney, where I passed out.  While unconscious, lying flat on my back, I saw a bright light, or conduit, in the upper right hand corner of the room (the east wall.)  The brightly lit conduit or tunnel reminded me of the light that you see above an operating table because of its round shape and its intensity, but this light didn't hurt my eyes. Outside of the conduit stood two angels my younger sister and a nephew, who had both died in separate car crashes.  I didn't visually recognize them, seeing little more than two spheres of white light, but I felt sure of who they were, and that I was not just guessing. The event seemed to take just an instant, leaving me relaxed and reassured. I was disappointed when I woke up.
NDE due to unconsciousness following a cardiac stress test.

3094. Jenny C NDE. 7/28/12 In a furious rage, he proceeded to push me as hard as he could backwards down those stone steps.  I flew through the air and tumbled over and over down the steps, and didn't understand why the steps kept jumping up to hit me in the head.  With each hit, I popped out of my body onto the terraced lawn at my house, looking at what was happening but detached.  In and out I popped, in the end staying on the lawn.  I could see a woman was rushing out the door two houses down, and I heard her screen door slam shut.  But there was such a nice little breeze blowing, and it was very peaceful.  I hadn't realized how high I had gotten, but I chanced to look down and saw a little girl in a brown dress crumpled on the ground far below and wondered who she was.  The lady kneeled by her and I thought, oh, she will be okay, the lady will help.  It was then that I saw the silvery white chord connecting me to the girl and realized it was me down there.
Two NDEs.  One at age 5 due to head injury, one at age 46 due to anaphylactic allergic reaction.

3093. Sheree F NDE. 7/28/12 I had to have my spleen that ruptured removed and exploratory surgery to examine other organs. I broke right clavicle, which I had surgery on a few weeks later. I broke 3 ribs, left fibula, and a bone in my right foot. All I remember is seeing a bright light that was 1,000 times brighter than the sun and the feeling I had as the rays shone down on me of peace, love, serenity, like I was safe, I was home, and I belonged. It was awesome!
NDE due to auto accident.

3092. Brandy M NDE 6311. 7/28/12  From Spain.  Original in Spanish, translated to English by Simon.  Suddenly I saw myself outside my body floating around inside the operating-room. I saw my daughter. I saw the reflex-tests being done on her and the doctor listening to her heartbeat. The nurse made notes on a sheet of paper of all my daughter's physical responses, finally saying out loud: "Normal reflexes and excellent lung-function." I could see myself covered with a green-colored sheet with an opening in the middle, and how they were sewing the incision from the caesarean which had had to be made vertically as I was on the point of dying. My heart had no strength. They were all running and putting on the surgical masks. I felt no pain and I was more concerned for my daughter whom they took out after washing her under a tap and wrapping her up in white towels.
NDE from child-birth complications while under anesthesia.

3091. Rhonda R NDE. 7/21/12  The next thing I knew I was in an ambulance an EMT was sitting beside me. I could read his thoughts. He was thinking how terrible it was that I was dying so young and that there was nothing he could do to help me. I could see my body and see him sitting by me while I read his thoughts.  I had the feeling of someone near me. I thought "Am I Dying?" A very kind female voice spoke to me saying "No, That would never be asked of your parents." My family had just lost my 27 year old brother 2 years earlier from cancer. This being I believe was an angel. The calm and feeling of pure unconditional love that emanated from her was far past anything possible for human beings. This angel then told me not to fear the there was nothing wrong with me. She told me they would run tests on me, a lot of tests she said but never fear for they will find nothing. She told me again not to fear there was nothing wrong with me. I felt such a peace it was unbelievable! As time would tell everything she said came to pass just as she had said.
NDE from college professor due to allergic reaction.

3090. Loni S NDE. 7/21/12  While in the emergency room, my blood pressure fell off to near nothing and I heard the Dr. say to my husband and mother "We're LOSING HER!". I felt intense cold and felt like I was "swimming". My next thoughts were: So this is what it's like to die! No more pain! I should be seeing JESUS! And I was in  his presence within a nanosecond.  I was not allowed to "see" anything at all. The unconditional LOVE and acceptance I felt has no earthly comparison. I was told "telepathically" as my ears heard nothing, that I could stay and "All is well".  I had no memories of my life or earthly associations at that moment, and all I wanted was to stay forever in the presence of His light and love.  So happy to be home!  Then He "reminded" me of my 3-yr-old daughter who has a visual impairment and my 9-month old baby boy with Down's Syndrome.  Without any details, it was made known to me that their lives would be much more difficult and they might not fare well without me.  With the reminder of those left behind, I knew I had to return because I loved them so very much and they needed me.
NDE due to complications from ruptured ovarian cyst.

3089. Edwin G Probable NDE. 7/21/12  I felt was my breathing getting shorter and the next moment I was drifting through a grayish tunnel of clouds I felt like a had a body but could not feel it. Its has been so long I am sure I have lost memory of some of the details but what stood out were the clouds seem to have beings guiding me through and then this bright light that would be normally blinding to the human eye was in front of me and I heard my grandmothers voice calling me and then she slowly came into focus and greeted me. She told me that I have to turn around and go back that this is not my time and that I still have to do what I was meant to do on earth that if I pass her I will not be able to return she knew that I can feel the love and peace but she also felt that I was afraid she told me the fear that I am feeling is the guilt of leaving before doing what I was meant to do.
Probable NDE due to apparent attempted poisoning.

3088. SA NDE. 7/21/12  From South Africa.  I saw numerous people all gathered to welcome me into the afterlife, all my beloved were there. It seemed like a welcome home party but as soon as the doctors got my heart to beat I was drawn back to the earthly world. Another time I saw a tree with a lot of books situated around it. Reading what was on the covers I saw that they contained all the knowledge and mysteries of existence. One very large book seem to consolidate what was in all the smaller books but when I tried to lift it was too heavy to carry and I decided to return later for it.  I saw a beautiful pulsating orb of golden light that I took for the Lord Jesus as it emanated perfect peace and love. I had no tunnel and meeting of a being of light I think because I was continually being resuscitated by the medical team.
Short NDE.  Scant details, but enough to determine NDE due to cardiac arrest.

3087. Thomas S NDE. 7/21/12 The nurse aided me in getting into the chair. About three minutes after sitting down in the chair, I felt my eyeballs roll back into my head, and I heard the nurse say to me repeatedly, "Mr. Thomas, please do not do this to me." The next thing I knew, I was in this beautiful room filled with the most gorgeous white light shining all about. I could feel a loving, comfortable, non-fearful, feeling, and I felt no pain whatsoever. It was easy for me to breathe, and I felt so comfortable. In front of me there was a bed made of stone with beautiful white sheets and a pillow clad in a white pillow-case. I could see the stone corners of the bed. There were three stone steps to climb up to the bed. I started (or at least I thought I did) to push myself up to get into the bed by going up the stone steps. Some type of force kept me back the force was so strong that I could not even move my shoulders. From the direction of the light source came a voice that said to me, "Thomas, you have lived a good life, but I have something even more important for you to do. I do not want you now."
NDE due to lung collapse and cardiac arrest one day following arterial bypass leg surgery. 

3086. Marcela L NDE. 7/18/12  From Argentina.  Original in Spanish, translated to English by Max.  edited for clarity by Judy Shea 7/18/12. In 1990 I was run over by a car. I had surgery to take care of a ruptured artery in my brain. When I was transferred to the ICU, I suffered a convulsion due to a medical mistake by which I was not given an anticonvulsant. I then went into a coma that lasted two days, according to my mom. During my coma, I saw a marvelous, very white light, and I felt very much loved and at peace. I seemed to be in a place where there was no pain, and I did not want to leave. Suddenly I saw my grandmother and also my father, who had died a year ago. My grandmother was wearing a dark brown tee shirt with a light brown skirt just like what she used to wear when she was alive. I did not see how my Dad was dressed. Then my grandmother said to me, No, my sweetheart, you still have many years to go before you can be with us. Then the light disappeared. I opened my eyes and found myself in intensive care with my brother beside me. I said to him, "I love you so very much." I decided to write to you about this experience after reading your website and all the testimonies from others that have had similar experiences. After the accident, I started to be a better person. I have tried to get closer to God and I am no longer afraid of death. The coma state is not death, so I don't know what allowed me to have that experience.
Very short NDE from surgery complications.

3085. Don B NDE. 7/15/12 While in this state of looking over my body, or hovering, I remember feeling Kathy, although not in a normal sense. We connected but not as our physical selves but connected in a way that is hard to put into words. I guess it could be described as a telepathic or kinetic connection. As I replay in my mind, this telepathic connection also included another presence. It seemed as if all 3 of us had a somewhat tug of war going on. As I try to assimilate in my mind it seems the tug of war was like this presence, or Angel had a hold of Kathy and Kathy had a hold of me. There seemed to be a back and forth tug and finally a hard tug and a breaking away from me of Kathy's presence.
NDEr who died with his wife in a shared death experience. This is a bittersweet NDE; gotta go find the Kleenex box.

3084. Maribell B Possible NDE7/15/12 One time when I was sick, I went to the hospital with my mom. The doctors thought it was a simple cold and sent us back home. An hour or two later, we returned and I was on the verge of death. I passed out, thinking it was a dream. I don't remember having a body, but I remember there were two other kind, warming presences with me, feeling like they were helping me. Back then, I thought they were angels. I was in the sky, thinking it was night time and looking at the stars. After some time being amazed by the sight, I suddenly appeared in the church I always went to. I was facing the cross of Christ. He told me I was special and important, then he had the two beings send me back to my body.
Possible NDE at about age 4.

3083. Bret B NDE7/15/12 Another shot from the paddles and I was now in the most serene place I had ever been in my life. I was happy and I didn't feel any pain from my bad back and actually didn't feel a physical body at all. It was beautiful in that the sun was shining, I felt as though I was floating with the clouds and the most at peace I had ever been in my life. Without voice the Lord asked me if I was happy with what I had accomplished in my life and did I want to stay. I have to be honest in that I really did want to stay, I didn't feel any of the aches and pains I had from back surgery previously as well as the frustrations I felt from every day life. I thought about it and then told him I had unfinished business there on earth. I had a ten year old son that I needed to raise and protect him from the psychological and emotional battering he would receive from his mentally ill mother. She was a functioning psychotic, alcoholic and in general messed up woman. In an instant I was literally slammed to my bed, awake and receiving the paddles at full strength.
NDE due to cardiac arrest.

3082. Sarah Other7/15/12 After the anesthesia, I could still feel my doctor as he began cutting, so I was administered ketamine. It knocked me out. Eventually I began to see or sense someone with me. They looked like living things that moved and breathed. They were bright blue and bright red. They seemed two dimension. Having height, width, but no depth. I felt I was dead at this point. I can't explain how, but I knew this was a bizarre place and must be dead to be here. It wasn't dream-like at all. Very real. I was very scared, because I did not know what would come next. I didn't like these beings because they we nothing like anything I'd ever seen. Perhaps simultaneously I heard talking, I assumed it was the doctors, although I didn't understand what they were saying. I knew I was dead and was afraid, because I did not choose to die. It felt like an accident. I thought that I obviously had no control over the situation and did not know what was coming next. I was terrified of that.
Caesarian section given with anesthetic agents that included Ketamine. The difference in the content of this experience from typical NDEs is noticeable with frightening emotional tone, and unreal appearing entities. May have been anesthetic awareness (favor) or Ketamine experience
. This is an example of a spiritually transformative experience (STE).

3081CJ V NDE7/15/12 My sister said she was in there and they tried to get her out of the room when they were losing me, she told them if I was going to die, I would die holding her hand. I was not conscience during that time, I don't remember anything until the experience...I remember all my surroundings were the purist white...and very soft feeing in my mind. I was in such peace I just wanted to stand there, I was in no pain at all. The feeling of comfort is almost unexplainable. Then I looked and my mother, who had pasted away about ten years earlier, was standing a distance away from me, like maybe 10 yards, but directly in front of me. She was also in white, her hair was as I remember it when she was a young woman from her pictures. She had a firm, mother firm, look on her face and she said "Go back Cecily Jane, it's not time yet".
Probable NDE due to infection around time of delivery.

3080Georgia P NDE7/12/12  I was taken into the operating room, where I died. My mind became clear, and I found myself going into a very dark tunnel. I was one of the bright stars shining in that darkness. I had no body I was floating in darkness. I heard a male voice telling me I needed to make some changes in my life, and for that reason, it wasn't time for me. My mind was like a fast elevator, reviewing a whole lot of different aspects of my life. It was going faster and faster as I tried to figure out what changes I needed to make. He told me that the next time I arrive there, when I see a bright (not dark) tunnel, I will know I have fulfilled my life by making these changes. Before I was sucked back into my body, he made sure to remind me of this again.  As I arrived back, I could hear people around me saying, "She is going to be OK! She is back!" I did lose my child, but I know I will see him again.
NDE due to blood loss around time of premature delivery.

3079 Hazel K NDE7/12/12  They laid me on the board that goes into the CAT scan machine, and I heard a nurse starting to bark orders at my husband to tell her what my religion was or something, and that was the last conscious thought that I had.  I remember that all of a sudden I felt very cold. I seemed to be headed up an incredibly long flight of steps, like those that you climb up to get to your seat inside a football stadium. The steps were very narrow and dark where I was, but I could see at the top it was very bright as if some kind of light source was there.  I also sensed that someone was up there but I never actually saw anyone. I remember getting closer and closer to the light, as if I were being swept along up to it.  I remember feeling very calm but puzzled about what was going on.  I don't know how long the experience lasted, but if I had to guess, maybe fifteen seconds. I never made it all the way up to the light. I woke up in intensive care with a giant clamp attached to my leg.
NDE due to blood loss.

3078Sara C NDE 7/12/12 From Philippines. Since my father was a doctor and I was already exhausted, he agreed to emergency cesarean section. The minute the doctor injected Demerol into my left veins, I blacked out entirely and no recollection of what had happened. At this moment, it was pitch black and I lost my sense of sight, hearing, speech and feelings. I had no idea how long it was until I saw a bright light. This light grew larger and larger into a tunnel . Inside this large tunnel, there were myriads of bright multicolored lights on its walls where I flew alongside the tunnel. I also heard angelic songs which I never heard before. I felt I was flying and I felt at peace with myself. I did not see any beings inside the tunnel at all but only myself. I did not want to go back but then I remembered my baby I just delivered and with a deep breathe, I willed to return. As I was returning, I went downwards through a deep black well and I felt heaviness on my entire body and legs.
NDE due to apparent allergic reaction to Demerol at time of emergency caesarian section delivery.

3077Oliver V NDE7/12/12 From France, Original in French, translated to English by Yvonne. I suddenly found myself floating in a place without tangible limits, indescribable, immaculate and saturated with the essence of this absolute light, made of immeasurable Love  and therefore it is hard to explain the dimension of the experience with human words. I was a observer without a physical body, bathed in pure elation in the midst of this Love so deep that all memories faded, in this misty space and luminous space without border. I felt completely transcended by this immense amnesic Love  and thought I would just stay in this unknown place, but which somehow felt familiar too, even more familiar than my home on earth.
NDE at age 11 from heart attack while under general anesthesia.

3076.  Michel L NDE7/2/12 From France, Original in French, translated to English by Simon.  I suddenly found myself floating upwards from the bed, towards the ceiling of my hospital room where I remained,  lightly floating and weightless. I could see all around me without turning my head - 360of  panoramic vision.  Looking down, I could see myself on the bed, around which people in white gowns were standing, working on me with great haste. I wandered around for a while (of course I don't know for how long, or where I was) and I found myself near a big tunnel which had an irresistible attraction for me.  At the end of it there was a great white light which seemed beneficent and felt calming to me.  The calmness of this light contrasted with the agitation down below.
NDE from alcoholic coma.

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