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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.

903. Theodore R's NDE. English expanded version  6/25/06  I remember floating above my body I could see the Dr.'s and nurses in my room. I continued to float away, the farther I went the calmer things felt around me.  I remember hearing soft gentle sounds around me but couldn't make out any particular sound or song.  Also the further I went I could here voices of people calling to me to continue coming.  I felt total love and acceptance from the voices.  I started seeing shapes of people but couldn't make out any faces or sexes all were the same.
NDE due to suicide attempt.

902. Joe D's NDE 2708. English expanded version  6/25/06  At first, there was total darkness, the blackest black I had ever seen.  So black, in fact, I could not see anything even one inch in front of me.  Then, there was a flash of brilliant light, extremely radiant and bright, white, blue and yellow in color.  Then, very quickly, I was floating over a vast field of flowers.  These flowers seemed to encompass acres and acres of land, and they were extremely beautiful, ranging in various colors, many of which I had never seen before.  I seemed to be in spirit form as I hovered over these beautiful beds of flowers, and I was only a few feet above them as I floated over them.  I could smell them also and their odor was a wonderful scent.
NDE due to heart attack.

901. Debra J's NDE. English expanded version  6/25/06  THIS IS VERY VIOLENT/GRAPHIC AND COULD BE DISTURBING TO SENSITIVE PEOPLE  Next thing I knew, I was standing in front of a council of 13 beings with the One in the middle twice as big as the 6 on either side of him. They were all sitting in chairs, big chairs at a sizeable distance in front of me. I was naked and felt totally revealed and tried to use my hands to cover myself up. The main one in the middle began to speak to me through the mist that was everywhere. I remember opening my mouth but he told me I did not have to talk, to just use my mind. I recall it was hard for me not to open my mouth to speak but I did what he told me. The questions they were asking me were about my life and how I had lived it. I got the feeling they were not pleased with me.
NDE due to vicious criminal attack.

NDE due to surgical complication.

Peter J's NDE. English expanded version  6/25/06 From Spain Original in Spanish translated to English by Estela. After I reached a wider zone of the tunnel I turned around and saw the light (very small). I continued praying. When I finally could stand up I started to run; I was now near the light and did not see the person that was guiding me at the beginning – there was no one.  When I reached the light I was HAPPY, comfortable and then far away I saw the person (that greeted me first) saying good bye; the person was happy and joyful and so was I.  The person made me understand that I was to stay there and not to go towards him or towards the darkness.

Denise's NDE. English expanded version  6/18/06  I heard one of the fireman ,he said I was gone! I started floating, I could see the fireman trying to save me, I was all bloody . I was above my body  watching  everything! But I started floating higher, I had never felt so PEACEFUL!!!!! , it is the best PEACE you could ever wish for! I was floating into some clouds, I seen my family and others I didn't know, but somehow I did? there was a bright light, and a lot of people, everybody was standing in the clouds and smiling, I felt peace, The place was so pretty and peaceful. I was floating into a light, But my father, who had passed away when I was 14 years old, He told me it wasn't my time yet and he loved me, but for me to go back!
NDE due to car accident.

897. Margaret B's NDE. English expanded version  6/18/06  The next thing I remember is still being in the doorway of the bathroom watching my husband running back and forth from the bedroom to the living room. I heard everything he said, and saw everything he did. My husband tried giving me CPR until the ambulance came my b/p was 60/40 and they said I was coming back. I never saw my body but I felt the sensation of falling when I re-entered my body and that wonder peace, which I felt was gone.
Muslim NDE from a Heart attack.

896. Peter M's NDE. English expanded version  6/18/06 At any rate, I convinced myself to remain on the table, closed my eyes and experienced a rushing sensation - as if on a roller coaster ride in a dark tunnel.  (i.e., wind rushing by my ears, sensation of rapid movement.)  Movement stopped and amazing - unable to really describe completely - clear light which reflected no shadows - white light was everywhere that essentially appeared as if muted through gauze but all encompassing.  I recall noting that no shadows were cast from this omni-directional light.  I saw no beings, nothing other than the all pervasive light.  I did, however, feel (know intuitively?) that I was safe, happy, loved - LOVED in a way I'm unable to put into words yet.  I was also aware of being allowed to comprehend that it was important for me to "go back."
NDE due to cardiac arrest which occurred this year.  Contributor has a doctorate education level and is a prominent executive.

895/1696. See 1696

894. Richard S's NDE 2694. English expanded version  6/18/06  It is my recollection that I again began to sink towards the ocean bottom. It was at this time I an had an out of body experience. First, I felt myself witnessing my empty seat in my classroom at school the next day, while my teacher Mrs. Hall was telling the class that Dick would not be coming to school because he had drowned the day before. Next, I recall the sound of beautiful music and noticing the fish around me and seeing a bright light. 
NDE due to drowning 64 years prior to submission.

Pietro B's NDE. English expanded version  6/18/06 From Peru Original in Italian translated to English by Werner.  I felt like having been thrown into space with a perfect vision of moving away from the earth and entering into a very bright light. At the same time I had a clear vision of my life on earth like being in a two dimensional screen; it is very difficult to express this in words. I was conscious of everything and thought about what I was feeling. There was so much happiness and endless peace, which increased while I was about to enter the light. I knew that I was part of the light. I didn’t know why I did so but I knew it and I also knew that we’re all part of it; at the climax of my experience there was something that transcended everything and I knew that entering that light would mean I wouldn’t be able to return. I don’t know why this was the case but I knew it for sure and that’s something I can hardly explain but I’m not looking for an explanation, I accept what I have experienced as such.
NDE from surgery

Maria S's NDE. English expanded version  6/18/06 From Spain Original in Spanish translated to English by Rio.  I left the car by the roof, floating--which seemed normal to me--and I paused looking at the countryside.  It was dusk, the fields were in bloom, the rosemary and thyme and even the rocks were surrounded by an aura of pastel colored light.  It had rained a few days before and the earth was wet and renewed.  Everything emanated beauty and light and I was enthralled contemplating the earth.   Of a sudden the sun, which was a golden color, began growing bigger and bigger and I "felt" that I could return home that way, to my place of origin, to the place I had come from.  At the moment I tried to put myself into that enormous ball of light I heard and perceived a voice that said, "NO!"  I couldn't continue forward.  That voice kept me back.  It had power and authority over what happened.  It said to me sweetly, "You have to return."
NDE when she was 5 months old from an Emergency Room Nurse

Jackie H's NDE. English expanded version  6/6/06  I was playing in my high chair and it tipped over causing me to hit my head on the floor my parents said that I stopped breathing, turned blue and was completely lifeless for about 5 minutes (I don't remember that part)  I remember seeing from above, my mother holding me and my father slapped me really hard as they were rushing out the door to take me to the hospital.  While I was "out" I remember being surrounded by dancing angels who were taking me into the most beautiful glowing light and I really wanted to go with them.  I felt very secure and loved and wanted to feel that way always.  When my father slapped me and I came "back" I was extremely unhappy about being taken away from the light.
NDE at age age 2, 52 years ago, from head injury.

890. Louise B's NDE 2684. English expanded version  6/6/06 From Canada Original in French translated to English by Jean Peter.    I see myself above my body. I am overcome by a feeling of fullness. It has such an intensity that I don’t manage to describe it. I see myself in the bed, there is a being dressed in white on my right, he is moving air with his robe because my body is hot. As for myself above, I don’t feel anything. I also see around my bed people who came to see me during those two weeks. I hear what they tell me, I can accurately tell what they wore and where they were around my bed. These are facts I could check with them afterwards. I see all this in a state of peace and serenity.

889. Esteban FR's NDE. English expanded version  6/6/06  From Spain Original in Spanish translated to English by Rio.  Yes, in that state I discovered that the only important thing is LOVE.  From that moment on I love people much more intensely (since the experience I created a charitable institution which is now a foundation) and I also love my self very much, something I had completely forgotten to do during my intensive professional life because the only luggage we can take with us from this life is what we do out of love for ourselves and others.  Our soul is made for LOVE, and from that realization I understand we are happy here when we love and unhappy when we practice "unlove" (hate, rancor, envy, etc.)  

888. Miguel's NDE 2667. English expanded version  6/6/06   From Spain Original in Spanish translated to English by Rio. I was as if in the country.  Everything was green, the sun shining, like in Spring.  The temperature was very agreeable and the surroundings pure (referring to the air), there was no pollution which is why I think the colors were so alive, everything very clear, as if viewing a very sharply focused and clear movie in Technicolor.  There were people, children I believe, but I'm not exactly sure.  There was a group of people and I was with them, out in nature as if at a picnic.  Everything was peaceful, without any kind of problem, only living in that moment.  I don't know how long the dream (or whatever it was) lasted.  I do know I felt really great, very good.  All of a sudden it felt like I was being taken out of the dream, not by anyone in particular, as if I just came too once again.  I didn't want to leave, it was a very pleasant dream. 

Jenner A's Near NDE. English expanded version  6/3/06 All I can get out is a whisper, "Ma'am, I'm sorry, I'm dying now."... My vision had started to tunnel, I hadn't started to pass thru it yet when the epi started working.  My thoughts are that had I gone any further, then I would have left the body and started "walking" thru the tunnel.  Maybe I was just so aware at the beginning that I noticed it with my eyes before my soul separated from my body and started walking.  I know this is scientific and you only want what I DID experience, but I will say that had I walked I KNOW I would have saw Him.
Life-threatening event from allergic reaction just a few days prior to submission and came close to having a NDE.

885. Jim W's NDE. English expanded version  6/3/06 I had open heart surgery in June of 1960 but in 1959 in June they gave me a catheterizations. They took me to the upper floor of the hospital. I was put on a flat steel round table and the pain was awful. All at once I was above the building with no pain . I realized that someone was with me.  The feeling was just wonderful and I wanted  just wanted to stay forever the love to was just great. I was told that I had to go back. I heard the Doctor say,  "folks we are losing him. Let's bring him back." I was above the building and daylight was coming up.
NDE at age 16 due to cardiac catheterization 46 years ago.

Lennie B's NDE. English expanded version  6/3/06 From Sweden Original in Swedish translated to English by Sara.    A totally different world opened up, I saw myself laying on the bed but I myself was on my way towards a light. I turned around and looked at myself, but then kept on walking or rather floating towards this wonderful light. This warmth and this joyful place was lovely. Here there were no stress, no high demands and no evil. It was so full of love that it cannot be described, everything was beauty. A place to be longed for, such a wonderful verdure and warmth. Here there was only joy, everyone were wonderful. No one was superior of one another, there I stood and all I wanted was to climb over.
NDE from a heart attack.

Maria C's Possible NDE. English expanded version  6/3/06 From Chile Original in Spanish translated to English by Rio.    I still don't know whether it was caused by the anesthesia or if I was truly dying.  When I was 16 they operated on both my legs.  They put me under general anesthesia .  The only thing I remember was seeing colors: rose, yellows, and distant voices as if in conversation.  Suddenly I was in the corner of a room and saw a little girl.  I don't know if it was me who was being taken by two nurses and put in a bed from where it seemed I was looking at the scene from the ceiling.  I saw the girl lying down.  Then I woke up and and found that my two legs had been put into plaster casts.  My mother told me that I had lost a lot of blood during the operation and they had given me a hemorrhage.
Possible NDE as a child.

Bobby's NDE. English expanded version  5/27/06  According to the witness I had been hit, pushed and then thrown about 70 feet down the street before I made heavy contact with the ground. It was the actual speed that the driver was traveling and the exact moment that she swerved to the left that actually caused me to be thrown clear of the car, otherwise the car would have driven over top of me. I am not aware of when I blacked out but I do remember seeing the rooftop of the City Hall that is right in front of the intersection, which is a tall building and the rooftop of the office building that is a fair distance down the street from where I was hit, plus the local Library which is behind a copse of trees that should have been hidden from my view from where I was. I remember after I woke up that I was curious how I had seen these images when I was on the ground.
NDE from being hit by a car as a pedestrian.

881. Hillary H's NDE. English expanded version  5/27/06  Eventually my throat closed over completely and I lost consciousness. I saw all black; I remember going through my life, each important event that ever happened to me, I relived it, from my first birthday to the last birthday I had. I remember saying I am only 17 in my head and trying to tell everyone that I was only 17 and I was too young to die. I felt extremely frightened and scared. Eventually I heard a voice in the blackness it belonged to my deceased grandfather whom I was very close to. He told me not to be scared and that I was going to be fine, and that I was getting a second chance. Suddenly I woke up on the ambulance.
NDE due to allergic reaction.  Contributor is 17 years old, and NDE happened within the last year.

Missy B's NDE. English expanded version  5/27/06  What I experienced, near death experience was when I first saw a small white fluffy spot in distance as it grew bigger and closer like some “tunnel”, but yet it was white and bright. The feeling during the near death experience is where remarkable and is hard to describe. I only could tell in words, but it is not how it is to be felt while on earth... As Teena was approaching me and started to talk. The funny thing is that she signed to me the whole time. I was in awe because she never knew ASL and she died before I became Deaf at the age of 18 months old due to spinal meningitis. It is amazing that how “they” really do know how to communicate when they never knew any other language while living on the earth.
NDE due to car accident.  Remarkable in that she encountered deceased sister who died at age five when contributor was age 1.  At age 18 months, contributor became totally deaf.  All communication with the deceased sister was in sign language.

879. Kim C's NDE. English expanded version  5/27/06  At that point a unearthly white bright light appeared and although I couldn't hear a voice with ears I "heard" in my head a voice answer my question that I was dead and on my way to heaven but I was not there yet.  I felt such peace and love in that moment.  Then the "voice" told me that my time on earth wasn't done yet and I needed to go back.  I pleaded to stay that I was fine with being dead and that I didn't want to go back now.  The voice just said "No, you must go."  In that instant I started moving out of this void faster and faster, the light dimming as I rushed through a narrow tunnel and I felt so sad.
NDE due to motorcycle accident.

878. Naomi F's Probable NDE. English expanded version  5/27/06 I felt no fear or surprise. It was as if I didn't care that the body on the table was mine. I looked around the room for 'something' but, I had no idea what I was looking for. It was more of an easy feeling that I needed to go somewhere. Suddenly my deceased father was beside me! He died when I was nine years old but, he looked young and happy. We talked about family and I told him I never to leave me again. He said we would be together again soon and for me not to worry about him. He said I had to return to my body and that everything would be alright.
Probable NDE associated with surgery.

877. Brian H's NDE. English expanded version  5/27/06  I always carried a buck knife and he took it from me.  That's all I can remember about the assault.  The next thing that happened all of a sudden I was on a beach sitting on a drift log with a little girl that was about 15-16 years old. She was wearing dark blue shorts and a white sleeveless shirt. She was tan, green eyes brown curly hair and a killer smile. I was looking at her, she was looking at me smiling. This was as real as anything you can think of. I could smell the salt air, feel the sun on my skin, wind in my hair. For some reason I knew I was getting the s*** kicked out of me so, I got up from the drift log I was sitting on.  I started to walk away form the girl that was sitting next to me thinking that I had to try to find my self because I was getting the s*** kicked out of me. As I walked away the girl yelled out to me, BRIAN! IF YOU LEAVE NOW YOU'RE GOING TO SEE AND FEEL THINGS YOU REALLY DON'T WANT TO SEE AND FEEL!
NDE due to being stabbed several dozen times.

Erika FS's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06 From Mexico Original in Spanish translated to English by Rio.  My first experience happened very fast, but was very significant.  What happened was that I fell off a wash basin when I was 6 years old and struck my head on a heater that was inside the bathroom.  At the same time, a full water glass that was on a shelf broke between the floor and my head.  The only thing I remember is that I saw a pathway of stones and I walked along it with someone who took me by my hand.  We went towards a resplendent light.  I wasn't afraid at any time.  I didn't see the face of the person I was walking with, nevertheless he wore a white tunic and I walked on his left.  Suddenly, I heard my mother's voice and turned back and then I woke up. 
Child NDE where she was knocked unconscious.

Jawad's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06 From Saudi Arabia Original in Arabic translated to English by Samir.  In short , I was learning how to swim , I  tried to do an exercise at the depth of   4 metres , but I was not successful ,and I sank to the bottom of the swimming pool ,I couldn't hold my breath for long time, I started thinking about the death... I surrendered totally and  raised my hand stretching out my finger in order to  recite the testimony silently in my heart...I saw nothing but a darkness and I felt a strange stillness despite that critical situation....I began to move myself to the surface pressing the bottom with my feet, I made three unsuccessful and consecutive attempts to escape until I was saved by one of the brothers.  Stillness....darkness....understanding the true meaning of the death.

Grace C's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  I had been rushed to the hospital early one morning hemorrhaging very badly.  My mom did not know what to do to stop it, so phoned an ambulance to take me to the hospital.  When I arrived there, I was taken in almost immediately and some doctors worked on me to get the bleeding to stop.  Some where I was floating out of my body because I could see both my parents in a waiting room, and my mom was crying.  The next thing that I saw was a tunnel with a bright light which I was being pulled into.  I was not afraid because it was all so very peaceful.  After a while I was stopped by a grand-mother that had passed on just about the time that I had this experience.
NDE at age 15.  NDE occurred 61 years ago due to hemorrhage.

873. Denny B's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  I was immediately there.  They helped me across a long white bridge. To my left about halfway across the bridge was a large city made of light.  The colors were silver blue, white, and silver.  It looked like crystal light.  I was getting better as we approached the end of the bridge, and entered into a large white dome at the end of the bridge.  I sat there as my two personal or guardian angels communicated with the others seated on the circumference of the interior of the dome.  The communication was telepathic.  I heard the voices, but did not speak.  I knew that they were talking about me.  They were deciding if I should be admitted into the city and then into the heavens, or return to earth.
NDE due to coma from complication of diabetes.

872. Graham M's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  Drawn to a joyous white light and up through a layer of personalities with tails like comets. Came into a space where I was tended to by silver, featureless creatures with with thin limbs and conical (inverted) heads. They communicated telepathically and laid me down. I was told I could stay if I wished. I was tempted as I was ecstatic. When I decided against it, I was sucked down a tunnel. the white light stayed in my peripheral vision for 2 hours after the event. Subjective time span for the event 1/2 hour. 'Objective' 7-10 minutes?  Was left with a sense of mission re spiritual healing.
NDE due to sudden unconsciousness of unknown cause.

871. Thomas R's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  As this was going on I was floating slightly above them then I just thought about moving up and there I was, hovering just above the light fixture. I remember reading the little identification sticker on the upper side of the lamp fixture but I don't remember what it said. For some reason I thought it was really neat to be able to just float there and read such a dumb thing. I did not see any boundaries or objects around myself, just a sort of gray fog. But it was a friendly gray fog - not frightening at all.
NDE due to accident with head injury.

870. Bruna D's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  My brother dived into the shallow end of the big pool and I realized he was struggling, without thinking I dived in and he grabbed my shoulders and clambered on top of me to get air and in so doing I went under and lost consciousness. I remember leaving my body, watching them resuscitating me, I felt the mans lips on me as he breathed into me, I could hear my dead granny calling me in Italian, I was floating not walking but upright, like those conveyor belts at the airports towards a very bright light. I felt an emotional tugging as I kept looking back and watched them resuscitating me, I watched my brother run and hide in the public toilets behind the middle door. I was very calm, no struggling, I read the label on the back of the lifesavers  shirt and remember it distinctly. Then I told my Gran I wanted to go back, there was no disappointment, no turmoil.
Child drowning NDE.

869. Dan's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  Then I remember seeing an image in my head, something told me and imprinted I guess, the know how of what I was seeing, and it was crazy as it is, the universe. Kind of like a giant bluish see threw egg, with millions and billions of light points, different colors, on the out side and inner. All connected by darker blue links, full of different kinds of life, I only saw this for a second or two but knew the “Scientifics” to it, its very hard to explain. The next thing as that I was back in the “tunnel” all different colors now, colors I haven’t see before, maybe not on “OUR” spectrum.
NDE due to allergic reaction at age 16.

868. James B's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  I was in extreme pain with chest pains when I heard nurse yell at doctor losing blood pressure went into tunnel it was black .moving at high rate of speed. couldn't understand what was going on. all of a sudden I didn't care I felt so peaceful. saw light at end of tunnel and wondered what that was. it was very small. I thought I cant fit thru that hole. that worried me. I finally realized I wasn't in my body. about that time they zapped me with defibrillator.
NDE due to cardiac stint failure.

867. Hanz J's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  ...heart stopped 2 min and they brought me back... picked me up to put me on stretcher and died again for 2 min. switched paramedic. Firefighter broke ribs. brought me back. they didn't move me for 15 min. ( All according to girl that saved me and neighbor and paramedics) Then off to hospital. I regained consciousness in ambulance.  While out... very short time. silhouette of women in black. remember black patent leather shoes and either holding black lace or black lace around her waist. couldn't see her but knew it was my grandmother that had died before I was born.
NDE due to allergic reaction.

866.  See 827 below.

865. Roger M's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  All the coldness I was feeling while I lay there bleeding to death was replaced with the warmest feeling I have ever known. Not the heat that could be associated with Hell, but a warmth from within my being. I no longer felt dread or fear or any other emotion I had experienced in a physical realm. I can only describe it as a sense of peace and well being. It's amazing the pressures we feel everyday just by being alive in our mortal bodies. It's only when these pressures are completely lifted from our existence that our souls are able to experience real peace and tranquility. At the same time I felt all these changes occur I also experienced an existence without the burdens of an Earthly body. The senses that replaced sight sound and smell felt like one sense of all inclusive awareness. There was no need for physical interaction as all levels of experience were not felt or spoken, but simply known.
NDE due to fall and serious bleeding.

864. Victor M's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  The record states "respiratory arrest" and that my family had been briefed that my recovery was "unlikely".  I became aware that I was in a very unusual place.  No sense of body, no sense of pain. There was no sense of a "tunnel" though I felt properly oriented.  I certainly felt that I could "go/move" forward toward something.  I would not call it a "light" but I certainly understand why others would so describe it.  At the very first, I thought this was just the most wonderful experience.  There were no normal senses or even a sense of body.  For me the immediate lack of post surgical pain was absolutely wonderful.  My first words(?) or thoughts were that this is a very strange and wonderful place.  I wondered where I was.  There was never any fear.  My next thought was, "Is there time here?"  Then I thought, "Well, I remember just asking that question, so there is at least a "progression of thought" if not actual time.
NDE due to respiratory arrest after surgery.

863. Marsha's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  I was talking to people in a parked car while standing on a curb-less street. I could see a car coming & realized in "slow motion" that it was going to hit the parked car, I think I said "oh shit" when it hit.  The bumper of the parked car caught me behind the knees, flipped me on my back.  I bounced on the back of my head until the car stopped, about 3 feet from the railroad tracks.  It was a hit & run, the other driver was never found.  I was seeing my life in reverse, going back to the womb & then it was like a star-burst, a sensation of being almost in space.
NDE due to being struck by car at age 17.

862. Sherry W's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  We soon reached a point were we stopped. My guide stood next to me. This light was brighter than the sun. A wonderful glowing luminous white light. I stood there with a feeling ,and the best way I can describe it is, the gut feeling you have when you are scared but, knowing you are not. I felt scared without being scared or afraid. I was calm. I knew that if I walked through the light I would have the answers to everything I ever wanted to know. This light was love, life, and serenity I could feel all this. I never heard a word spoken. You could feel what you needed to know, and what was being communicated to you. It was with feelings, not words. I had my choice. Without words I decided ,I had a six month old baby I couldn't leave. I woke up a couple of days later in I.C.U.
NDE due to suicide attempt.

861. Dustin M's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  After battling for 1 & 1/2 days with diarrhea and vomiting, I passed out.  While unconscious I stopped breathing and my fiancée could not find a pulse or heartbeat.  She administered CPR and revived me.  During this time I had either a hallucination or some kind of event where I spoke with a group of deceased family members.  They greeted me but quickly told me that it wasn't my time.  Shortly afterwards I was pulled backwards away from them as if I was tied to a tether and after a popping sound, like Eustachian tubes clearing, I returned to consciousness.
NDE due to amoebic dysentery and dehydration.

860. Jeanne's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  I saw the cutest little house, all lit up and the yard, with a white picked fence was full of people, all welcoming me. They were so glad to see me. I felt my deceased father's presence, but not clear which person he was in the large group...there was so much love and warmth. a wonderful feeling. the best place I'd ever been/seen. and felt so loved. Then when I heard the voice, and answered NO, the scene was gone. Until I said NO, I felt no pain from my 2 broken femurs, broken hip, fractured ribs, arm partially torn off, cuts to face...from being ejected from my pick-up and thrown over 200ft from the impact. Was hit from behind by car traveling over 100mph with no headlights on.
NDE due to auto accident.

859. Greta J's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  I was swimming in a lake with my brothers when I decided to swim out to a stump and then back to shore. I was not a good swimmer and half way there or back I started going under. I was very frightened and then suddenly a peace came over me. I was floating in what felt like a tunnel or tube going up up toward a light. The interesting thing that I still remember is that the light was so white. I felt so at peace and wanted to go to the light. My brother rescued me. I can not today remember the fear that I must have felt from the drowning experience, but I do remember the intense pleasure from the tunnel experience.
NDE due to near drowning at around age 11.

858. Gary A's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  It was the first time the Hong Kong flu hit.  I remember seeing my mother tapping the thermometer, saying 106 degree temperature, this can’t be right and then entering this black void... I was traveling towards an almost globe of light (a bubble) that I knew contained all that was known, it was very intense and attractive, there is nothing more powerful in needing to return back to this, in what I have come to believe is our, before and after life's home, a dimension of energy of all that is, and all that is in are universe.  We are all as one, yet as singular as we are in this physical journey, though without the knowledge of everything and the ability of all conceivable and unconceivable conceptual knowledge.  In other words, man in all of our knowledge we are not even yet infants in what I sensed from seeing into this light.
NDE due to flu and fever to 106 degrees at age 11.

857. Stephen B's Fear Death Experience. English expanded version  5/13/06  I experienced a life review moments before a car that I was driving smashed into a telephone pole. By luck the driver's side door flipped open and I was thrown out of the car. It seemed at the time that my mind was preparing itself for death. In an instant I saw major milestones in my life from being a baby until the present. I do not remember if I saw a white light at the end of the life review but I remember thinking that I was not prepared to die...too young.  From that time on I have always been very aware of how one's life on earth can quickly be gone.
Fear Death Experience involving life review immediately prior to auto accident at age 16.

856. Kristen D's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  I saw my nephew who was my age and died tragically. He stayed with me and expressed an interest in needing to let my sister (his mom) and family know he was safe. I also saw my grandparents, and a cousin who passed away. My grandmother was surprised to see me they had been expecting my father (who was dying of cancer). I was taken to an area and left alone. In this area I received an all knowing gift and was told (not in a verbal way) that this is heaven, it does exist and but I needed to go back and spread the news that heaven does exist and that the teachings of Jesus were real. I was to be a messenger of good faith despite all of the destruction that my drug use had caused.
NDE due to coma secondary to endocarditis.  Encounter with a deceased nephew in NDE.  Remarkably, visit by individual matching description of nephew in ICU during her coma.

855. John G's Probable NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  I saw my dear late mother Louise to the left, from above, in stirrups, and knocked out, bleeding profusely. To the right of her , was the doctor, he was bald on the top, with curly ringlets going grey. I knew he didn't want to be there, and was disgusted to have to be there, as he pulled off the gloves, to get ready to go scrub up again to sew my mother up. I also was aware that he was a golfer, and a social climber. I didn't like him on any level. He mildly disgusted me. All the way over, to the right , were two nurses, on the right of the two, was one of Scandinavian American heritage. I didn't really relate to her, but she was a kind , rather passive , and uninteresting person to me.  Next to her, was a very large Irish/American nurse. In her arms was the most handsome baby you could imagine....other than he was red and purple, with a dangling umbilical cord. The cord was maybe 10''. As I looked, I realized it was me.
NDE at childbirth (was stillborn).  Recalled experience decades later.

854. Celeste Y's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  I was driving when someone suddenly turned left in front of me and I knew I could not stop my car.  I saw that I was going to hit the other car and knew there was going to be a bad accident.  Suddenly I was removed from my body and found myself standing on the street corner holding my deceased Grandmother's hand and watching myself in the car as the accident happened.  I felt no fear or pain, but I was aware that I was in the car that had just crashed.  Suddenly my Grandmother disappeared and I was put back into my body.  It was after I was placed back in my body that I felt the actual pain.
NDE due to auto accident.

853. Carol W's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  Twenty minutes out in the ambulance I died, I quit breathing and my heart stopped. The paramedic in back with me was my friend and he freaked and yelled to the driver to stop.  Together they started CPA and got my heart going again slowly 10 beats per minute.  At that time I shot out of my body like a roaring train straight up not stopping to ponder my body down below. I went to the light via a revolving tornado...inside was dark at first and I went through all the negative (bad) things that I had ever done in my life and was stripped of it. forgiven instantly and continued up toward the light. Negative deeds pulled me down and positive pulled me up. There, on a horizon were shadows that turned to shapes of people, my grandmother and aunt Carrie appeared and I realized how young my Aunt looked.
NDE due to poisoning from zinc at workplace.

852. Ann S's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  I saw the wonderful things that would happen with my family, the fun and the excitement of building our lives and home and learning everything I could possibly learn.  i also saw the child with the brain tumor and her struggles, and my husband's descent into dementia and a divorce that I had no control over.  It has all come to pass, but it's not over yet!
NDE due to complication at time of delivery.  View of future life, much of which has occurred.  NDE occurred 40 years ago.

851. Anne C's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  I was rushed to the hospital. Approximately 1 hour later I whispered to my husband to take care of our children.  Almost immediately I found myself floating on the ceiling of the room and looking down at my body on the bed. I remember watching my husband run out of the room yelling for help. Then I was floating in what seemed like a tunnel.  I could see white light in the distance. As I got closer to the light I experienced a tremendous sense of peace.  I don't know whether or not I actually saw friends or family but there was a vague sense that they surrounded me.  It was a wonderful feeling and I remember thinking that it would be nice to stay there forever.  A voice came to me then, and said it wasn't time for me to stay, and that I needed to "go back".
NDE due to bleeding after delivering a baby.

850. Donna M NDE English expanded version  5/13/06 10/11/2007 From Canada During the delivery of my youngest child, I saw myself turn a grayish color, my Doctor instructed the nurses give me an injection, they couldn't seem to find a vein that worked. He asked them to put a page over the intercom requesting any Doctors in the hospital to come to the delivery room. Another Doctor arrived. My deceased Father, who passed away the month before, was on the left side and slightly back of my Doctor. My Father was also very concerned, I felt so at peace I wanted to go with him. I had a life review and knew everything in an instance. Then I was told that my children needed me and I should stay here.
NDE due to cardiac arrest during childbirth.

NDE due to complication during surgery.

848. LDL's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  I tripped and fell hitting my left temple on the sharp corner of a low (about 24" high) table. I was unconscious but heard people standing over me say: "Is he dead?  Is he dead?"  At that point, I started to move extremely fast, feet first, through a dark tunnel, as I slowly turned counterclockwise.  There were red, green, and other darker color lights around the edge of the tunnel.  Human faces (faces only) were clearly visible around the inside of the tunnel.  They were all looking at me, some were smiling, others seemed somewhat bored...  I felt no threat or fear from any of the faces, or from the experience in general.  I did not recognize any of the faces..  I begin to move even faster through the tunnel, then, all of a sudden, I was back in my body and awake.
NDE due to head injury.

847. Ron C's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  It was summer in long Island NY at Stone brook beach. My older brother challenged me to swim over to an Island maybe 30ft away. I made it across and was so tired. My brother told me the water was rising and I panicked. I started to swim back and about half way could swim any more went down three times last thing I saw was the life guard on shore. next thing that I knew it was pitch black, no feeling of the body floating and great joy cant explain the joy. I looked up and white light far away but moving towards, it turned slowly pitch black all around me. Finally woke up on the beach with the paramedics. got up ran all the way home.
NDE around age 9 due to drowning.

846. Vernon G's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06 I remember looking down on my body and saying oh well it's just the shell I was trapped in anyway. but on the concrete ground what was strange is that I was saying no I want to live to take care of my family and I seen that my spirit was only about half way out of my body and I could hear the sound of people gossiping about me and the things that I had done and that I shouldn't have done and I also heard a voice in my head saying that if I got up off the ground I would live in terrible pain for the rest of my life but said that I don't care about that and my spirit was half way out of my body and I started fighting my way to my feet.
NDE due to falling accident.

845. Lori L's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  I had only one brief NDE.  I was looking at myself, from above, there were no other people around me I saw the blue ventilator tube in my mouth.  That's all!  I remember briefly waking to see my daughter and boyfriend at my bedside.  I couldn't talk because of the tube but I motioned, or so I thought, for a tablet and pen so I could relate my experience.  They staff thought I was trying to remove my IV and restrained my arms... I saw my self in my NDE connected machines, and this was real and clear.  I also experienced vivid dreams or hallucinations that were clearly not real.  There was nothing similar about them.
NDE due to asthma attack.

844. Marci S's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  I was underneath a structure that collapsed on top of me. I had no warning, nor did I hear any sound that warned me that I was about to have a ton and a half crash down on me. I found myself out of my body and looking down at my body. I remember the position and place my body was in, yet it was of very little concern to me. I had absolutely no emotional attachments to the body that I had occupied. I remember thinking that the body was too injured for me to go back into. I really didn't even consider that as an option. It was just a matter of fact thing. I was flying through the air, yet I seemed to have complete knowledge of everything going on around me. I completely at home and I had no thoughts of being anywhere but where I was.
NDE due to head injury.  Told by deceased father to breathe which may have saved her life.

843. Chuck B's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  I began to ponder the discomfort of drowning in the cold water. At first it hurt to swallow the water. In short order it became tolerable and then I began to sink, the waves breaking over my head. As I resigned myself to my fate, I found myself suddenly in this brightly lit tunnel. I remained in a watery environment but, the water was no longer freezing and uncomfortable but, warm and natural. I was gently deposited on the edge of a smooth, cement-like, pool-side-like decking. It was very bright, very warm, tropical but, also very foggy. I could not see beyond a few feet but, I recognized this place as home and knew home was just to the left of me, somewhere beyond the fog. I was aware that being on Earth was a mission, not the end-all reason for being. I was so relieved to be home. I anxiously waited to be contacted and knew my friends/family would soon appear.
NDE due to drowning.

842. Hijo J's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  Rolled over multiple times in an SUV after striking a dirt berm head-on. During rolling, saw a brief vision of my surroundings, but was actually detached from the experience, like I was outside of my body. The scene around me was the rolling of the vehicle, but from my vantage point, I was stationary - somewhat like looking into a dryer in a Laundromat, where everything is spinning around and I am standing still. I could also hear the sounds of the metal and the dirt as the SUV contacted the ground. Hearing was very good, the visual was just everything spinning around, but with me being stationary. I had a great feeling of peace, and "quiet" and no pain whatsoever.
NDE due to auto accident.

841. JoAnn C's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  All I remember is that I felt my spirit leaving my body,  I saw people around my body  working on it  and the nurses and doctors were  starting CPR.  I also saw a bright light and was drawn to it.  As I got closer to the path I was on I was met by a woman that I felt that I knew.  She talked to me in telling me that it was not my time to join her.  I called her by name, and she was amazed that I knew her.  She was my fathers sister, Ann who had passed away  for many years.   I remember telling her that I wanted to stay because it seem so nice and peaceful and that it didn't hurt anymore. She told me that I needed to stay here with my Mother and Father, for God had a plan for me and that I need to fulfill this plan.
NDE at age 4 due to accident.  Was told she would have a daughter later in life that would need her.

840. Montreal Q's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  It was very black, then a light appeared which seemed to be down/up/or along a tunnel.  Nest thing I felt higher than I have ever been in life, felt deep state of tranquility, love.  MOST MOVING PART IS NEXT:  Suddenly my recently deceased father, (9 mths before) appeared and told me "its not my time and I have to go back".  I tried to resist but all of a sudden I could see my mother working on me, trying to revive me and bandage my foot.  I was looking down on my mother and my lifeless body.  I felt very sad for her and then struggled to get back into my body and then I came to in my body, very groggy but conscious.
NDE due to drug (Librium) overdose and bleeding at age 16.

839. Traci P's Fear-Death Experience. English expanded version  5/13/06  The next thing I knew I was standing in what seemed to be a circular room with with MASSIVE movie screens at a complete 360. All time seemed to stop however my life review seemed to take mere seconds. Everything I had ever done, good or bad. Every one I had ever know no matter how important or trivial. All my life experiences played out in a matter of fleeting seconds. In my mind I heard or felt a voice. A Godly voice. A Holy voice. I felt the kindness and was explained to me that judgment of my life was up to me. There would be no retribution. I was responsible for my life as I was for my judgment of my life. I'd been up to that a point a pretty good soul. Never hurt anyone or anything, always trying to help, to be the best person I could be. The review was surprising as it was pleasant. I remember smiling during this review for the most part. It past so quickly but I felt all emotions as I had originally felt them only in light speed. It was almost like watching a movie on fast forward.
Fear-death experience due to car nearly going off a mountain.

838. Tristan Z's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  I realize I am looking down on a scene. I see a nurse standing beside someone on a gurney.  I have this surreal feeling. I am very calm...lacking any emotion. Everything is very clear and in slow motion. I see my mom, dad and sister standing beside the person on the gurney. I don't immediately recognize them as my family until I ask myself who these people are. I see the people talking but I can't hear them. I wonder to myself who is on the gurney and why my family is there. I hover there watching but I'm not sure for how long. There seems to be no sense of time.
NDE due to suicide attempt (alcohol and “pills”).

837. Freda S's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  I saw beams of light and thought, am I dead? thought of and looked for a tunnel that everyone sees. no tunnel, but I walked to the light. seems like I walked for a long time. then I thought I was dreaming but I kept walking towards the light. saw my deceased father with his arms outstretched. my deceased niece was there also. She had been killed in an auto accident a few years earlier. A coworker was sitting down, smiling at me. She died from breast cancer.  There was an older woman with her profile turned so I could not see her face. She was dressed in a long black dress with a full white apron. Period clothing from the 1800's. She wore a white bonnet. I walked towards her, wanting to see her face. When I reached out to turn her around, my experience ended. I woke up in neuro icu and remembered my journey.
NDE due to ruptured cerebral aneurysm with subarachnoid bleed.  She is a nurse who did not believe in NDE... until this happened.

836. Susan A's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  Colors perfect, things and places seen without flaw, almost undisturbed.  Every petal of every flower perfect.  No decay of any kind.  Tansparency somehow changed and music w/o time.  Couldn't explain that one in a million years wouldn't know where to begin... Life review takes place through the feelings and emotions of others in any given moment in time.  We experience and feel whatever we created in that moment for them.  I am much more sensitive.
NDE due to heart and surgical complications.

835. Ruby L's NDE. English expanded version  5/13/06  I remember I was floating on the ceiling and I could see myself laying on the table at the hospital and the doctor and nurses were working on me.  My husband and sister were there and I saw my sister take my hand and say, "she is so cold". She later said she did say that.  I can hardly describe in words the feelings I had.  I felt so good and I did not want to go back into that body.  I felt light and wonderful, like a great weight had been been lifted from me.  I seemed to feel something or someone over my left shoulder but didn't turn to see because I was concentrating so much on not returning into my body.  It is just impossible to describe the way I felt.  It was not a long time before I was back in my body.  I had six children at home that I loved very much and my husband I adored, but even so, there was no thought of them.  I just wanted to stay out of my body.
NDE associated with complication of childbirth.

834. Alejandro M's NDE. English expanded version  5/10/06 From Mexico, Original in Spanish, translated by Rio into English. She moved as if floating and when she got to where we were, she raised her hand in greeting.  She didn't speak.  She seemed to express herself mentally, everything arrived in my mind clearly and I only remember her saying:  "Little mortal, what are you doing in this place.  You have commitments to keep in the worlds of time and space."  I didn't know what to say.  She was extremely beautiful.  She seemed to know everything and this was infused into me.  Everyone knew her and seemed to adore her, or rather love her.  I was paralyzed, completely paralyzed.  I didn't know what to say.  She looked at me with much tenderness and taking one of her arms from out of the folds of her clothing which were more like strands of energy, she touched my shoulder and said, "Come.  It is the will of the Highest that, for some reason, you have come temporarily to this place.  Let's find out why."   I asked her, "Who are you and what will happen to me?"  To which she replied, "Don't be afraid my son.  Some day you will return to this place and you, as millions of other creatures of this and other dominions, will begin a journey to know the person who has given you the gift of having your own personality." 
Profound Hispanic child NDE.

833. Mary R's ADC. English expanded version  4/23/06  Eventually I was rolled in for my operation.  I do remember the operating room, then that was it.  Until, I heard a voice.  I heard my grandmothers voice and within a few seconds I saw her standing next to me.  I was sitting on the edge of a bed.  Here, you should understand that my grandmother had an amputated leg.  During our meeting the first thing that struck me was she had both legs.  Then I noticed her hair was thicker and blacker than it had been in the last 5 or 6 years.  If I had to guess, I would now say she looked like she was in her 40's or possibly 50's.  She preceded to tell me that she was great, but her body was dead.  She also stressed to me that she had limited time with me so basically "listen up".  She stated to me that an "all knowing" entered her when her spirit passed out of the body.  And, to help me with grieving she was going to give me as much information as she felt I could understand, in as much time as she was allowed. 
Wow!  ADC at time grandmother died... while person experiencing the ADC was under anesthesia.  Remarkable spiritual wisdom shared by her newly deceased Grandmother.

Mary D's Empathic NDE and ADC. English expanded version  4/23/06  Nothing out of the ordinary, but the next weekend, late Friday evening/Saturday morning (12:20am)..I have a vision of her in stars like a rocket ship ascending into the skies.  She is surrounded by spirits who tell me I must stay where I am...it is a very beautiful sight ...dark blue with silver and gold shooting stars, grandma is surrounded by them and she is smiling.  I wake gasping for breath, and with the vision in my head I know grandma has died.  I call my parents and they tell me grandma died last night, I tell them I know.  They tell me she died at 12:20am.  I tell them what I experienced.
Mystical experience when friend was drowning.  ADC that is quite NDE-like when Grandmother died at moment of her death.

831. Kelly K's NDE. English expanded version  4/23/06  It suddenly became easier to breathe. I knew everything the doctor was about to do, before he did things. I began to ascend, face first, through a tunnel that was a warm, reddish color, like color of tomato soup, but soft and similar to clouds. There was an unearthly golden white light at the end but not very near. I was concerned about my son at home and the son I was having. I knew I was dead but wasn't concerned about that so much. Instantly it was made known to me that they would be alright. It was very reassuring. The next thing I recall was being shown the universe. I remember thinking, "So, THAT'S how it is! I was in awe. It was like a huge net, or chain link fence, everything in the universe is connected. (Whenever I see pictures of what DNA composition looks like magnified, I think of what the universe looks like). Very colorful and beautiful.
NDE due to complications of childbirth.

830. Arthur W NDE. English expanded version  4/23/06  I pushed her out of harms way, but was struck myself. I flew over the top of the car and landed on the back of my head. Instantly I was outside my body, hovering above the scene. I was completely alert. I was in a void and surrounded by only darkness, but I could see the scene below me. I was quite aware that I was no longer inside my body. I could see myself laying on the ground and all those I had been with looking on. My wife was standing in the street turned facing the other direction and I realized she was watching the vehicle that had hit me turned around and heading back towards us for a second time.
NDE due to being struck by car.

829. David Se's NDE. English expanded version  4/23/06  I was walking across a parking lot. I looked up and a speeding van hit me and carried me about 75 feet across the parking lot into a muddy lot adjoining the paved one, it was a new strip mall not completely finished. The van continued into the muddy lot until it became stuck, then tried to back up and run over me again. The van could not move after that. I was very fortunate I only received superficial wounds and a broken nose. When the van hit me I was strong enough to grab on to the grill as I went down and was only pulled partially under approx. 70%. The thing I have a problem with it is that I watched the whole thing from the side walk and can remember thanking God that it became stuck and did not take my life. Then I was back under the van and woke up at the local hospital.
NDE when hit by van, but only minor injuries.  Apparent loss of consciousness due to accident.

828. Carmen B's NDE. English expanded version  4/23/06  Commonalities with all three events:  looking down on body in hospital bed   (1 event).  Serenity, soft music, sense of great peace, soft colors not of the physical world (indescribable).  White/pale yellow soft light, sense of floating trees but not like normal trees, no other entities present.  Desire not to return.
Three NDEs, apparently due to heart attacks.

827/866. Cassie M's NDE. English expanded version  4/23/06 & 5/13/06 The doctor felt my pulse.  I heard him say there is no pulse.  I had been sitting straight up on a lot of pillows.  I saw myself fall sideways onto the nurse.  I must have lost consciousness for a moment, because I then became aware that I was floating at the top of a corner of the hospital room.  I felt an amazing feeling of release ('dying' of asthma is not a comfortable feeling) and happiness and peace.  A feeling I did not want to leave behind, although somehow I knew I would have to go back.  I did not know where I was (or care) and did not understand where 'back' was (or care).  I saw a crowd in the room doing some sort of medical procedure.
NDE due to cardiopulmonary arrest from asthma attack.

826. Salomon's NDE. English expanded version  4/23/06  I got very angry, I was angry with myself. I remember telling myself "you killed yourself at last you stupid fool" like dying is a very normal, ordinary thing. While I was watching myself, I saw my friends came in to bathroom. I saw they slap my face, trying to find my vein to administer naloxone. I realized there were lights coming from my dead body. Suddenly I felt very happy, like I was never before. The light, coming from my body started to getting brighter. Slowly the light covered everywhere, I couldn't see anything. There were just this light of perfection and the happy myself. Its hard to tell this, but I was connected to this light some how. We became one perfect being. We didn't talk to each other but I understand what they say and I knew they understand me. I thought we were like god, we were so perfect.
NDE due to accidental overdose of morphine and codeine.

825. Christine E's NDE. English expanded version  4/23/06  With the second OB experience, everything again was more real than real - super real in fact. This time I was in a dense forest, sitting under the most magnificent tree imaginable. Some one came to me, sat down and talked to me. 'He' was dressed in a robe with a hood - of a dark color.  We talked. He took my hand and placed it on the bark of the tree. My hand and arm, myself blended with the tree then I knew and understood everything.
Two NDEs described due to massive blood loss at two separate childbirths.  First NDE was 47 years ago.

824. Nash J's NDE. English expanded version  4/23/06 Before I floated upward, awareness surfaced, I was in a blue bubble, breathing in the water.  I saw a thread.  Compelled, I touched it.  That's when it happened.  Pulled into a great blue light, I found myself without body, without anything by consciousness, sitting within all I can call (a concept) God.  I knew then what I looked into, the days of young life a dream, and all I was, everything that was my had resided for a time within the plane of time. (Now I realize I am 46 today, and use words to describe this experience.  However, it has never changed. When I was revived by the paramedics, I told them all I was with God.  They laughed and patronized.  Yet, I knew that it all happened.
NDEs at age 2 and 3 due to drowning and accident respectively.

823. Kenneth N's NDE. English expanded version  4/23/06  I suddenly passed-out without warning, I found myself in a black, silent void.  I strained to see any light but there was none.  There was no sound, no touch, no smell, nothing.  I felt totally alone with just my thoughts. I remember thinking "So this is what its like to be dead!"  I felt that I was still me but not who I was in life but rather the core essence of who I really am without any ego identity.  After a short time I began to feel so lonely that I began to call out.  "Is anybody there?  Please help me!"  I then began to pray to God, Hello! God! Jesus! Please help me!"  Almost immediately I began to sense that I was now moving thru the black void instead of just hanging in place there.  I could see a very small bright light in the distance and I was moving towards it.
NDE associated with blood loss.

822. Tawnie J's NDE. English expanded version  4/23/06  The two clearest parts of my memories (Incidentally I am shaking as I write this) - were the moments when I was struggling to try to draw in air - and then the visual picture of my mother and sister entering the room, my mother's reaction and then how my sister looked, and my brothers' reactions - that was all very, very clear and bright -  The reason that I always puzzled over the experience is that although I knew that I could not have seen from inside that blanket what I had seen - and especially not from above the bed (near the ceiling) which is the angle from which I viewed it all -- the memory was always so clear that I knew that I had seen it all.
NDE at age 4-5 (over 55 years ago) from suffocation.

821. Anaica's NDE. English expanded version  4/23/06  The experience itself was extremely unique to anything I have experienced in life so far. It is very vague now, but the years of nightmares remind me. The most memorable part was infinite beings of light and darkness swirling around me pressing in to suffocation then expanding to vast expanse and back again. Almost like a dance of sounds and sensation so perplexing that recalling the memory causes me to chill and swoon. The nightmares have been gone for years now, but I can still recall the events, the words without meaning (many whispers from around me), a vast expanse wrapped tightly around me, and endless maze of emotion that seemed to last forever. In retrospect I loved it, even though it caused much fear and discomfort at the time it caused much needed spiritual growth.
Two NDEs, both involving head injury.  At ages 7 and 13.  Variant NDEs with unusual experiences.

820. Terry M's NDE. English expanded version  4/23/06  It cannot be compared to ordinary consciousness, but only in its contrast does one find an idea of its nature. You are not confined to a localized consciousness we experience as sentient, physical beings. Instead, I  was encompassed in a gravity of understanding that superseded the need for anything else. I cannot make a proclamation with any more weight than to state that this we accept as existence in a realm of time and space, is of no consequence to my, or anybody's permanence. This, unquestionably, is the effect of the light I found myself in, and as my self.
NDE due to head trauma from fall at age 6.

819. Karoline A's NDE. English expanded version  4/23/06  I was having gallbladder removed.  I remembered, I was leaving my body and there were "BIG WHITE ANGEL" taking me away and when I turn around, I saw my body lying on the operating table as Doctor's were working on me.  Angel asked me if I wanted to stay or go with her. I told her, I was not ready to go yet.  Next thing I knew, I was waking up from the surgery and I asked my Dr. if I had stopped breathing on the table for little while and he said, yes. He asked me how did I know? I told him, I saw the whole thing when Angel came to me, and was ready to take me with her.  I told Dr., I can see, exactly where everyone was, the instruments was used and the locations everything was set.  Anyway, my Dr. told me, Penicillin was a fatal for me and to never let someone give it to me again.
NDE during operation.

818. Jasun E's NDE. English expanded version  4/23/06  I heard the nurse scream and push a button on the wall.  Code red or blue? I felt the nurses and doctors trying to revive me. They had put the paddles on me twice but my heart did not start.  then the doctor climbed onto my body and tock a large needle and thrust into my check and pushed the plug down I then felt my heart start up.  The Amazing thing I was outside of my body looking at myself.  The first thing that Happened when I realized I couldn't speak was the I could not blink my eyes. The color went out of everything and turned to Black and white then I was outside of my body looking at myself. I felt like my life had flashed before me. at peace and no pain.  When My heart started up I could feel myself go back into my body., I went into a comma and didn't wake up for days.
Two NDEs.  One due to allergic reaction, the other due to blood loss.

Nicole L's NDE. English expanded version  4/8/06 From Chile, Original in Spanish, translated by Estela into English.  After that I saw a tunnel and at the end of the tunnel there was a white and gold light and next to me there were two persons in black that made me understand that I had to accompany them; (they never talked to me),  it was as if they were forcing me to accompany them. I freed from them.  After that I remembered in a slide or photo manner, two facts of my life: one when I was little and the other was actual. I then heard my friend’s voice from far. I suddenly woke up, I was very tired. He told me that I had a convulsion and had lost consciousness.

Marco C's NDE
English expanded version 4/23/06 From Italy.  Original in Italian, translated to French by Maurizio and then to English by Jean Peter.  I passed through a huge and dark tunnel with my body (but much lighter and almost brittle), but darkness was not scary as I was going towards a light at the end of the tunnel that was becoming closer and closer. I passed it lightly and smiling… lovely and warm air on my face and my hair (I particularly remember soft air waving my hair)! I turned my head forward heading to the light as I traveled towards it, quite lying, not as a position but because I was steadily determined to go to the light…The more I approached, the more I felt total well-being…I cannot measure time…There is no clock there and a minute may last several hours.. or hours may elapse within a thousand of a second, there is no humanly rationalized time! I only had a temporary disconnection from earthly life during the trip, I could see, from outside of my body and presumably from a ceiling corner, a doctor or a nurse bent over me… my travel was about to end… I felt incredible well-being envelope me, I was in the center of the light!! So much peace… so much love!! So much incredible sense of well-being!!

Wayne H's NDE. English expanded version  4/2/06  & 8/18/07 The wall beyond my gurney became transparent and I was shown what appeared to be a flowing river. It was silver and shimmering as it flowed. The drops in the river were each a different color yet all flowed together as one body of water. Nothing gave me the impression this was actually water or a river but this is the best descriptive example that can be given of something I witnessed for which there are no words.  The main body of the flow was silvery shimmering lights with different colored drops on the flow. I understood (I use this term because I did not actually hear) the colored drops were the experiences of all who had lived. The experiences existed as separate items yet belonged to the whole. The whole was the collective knowledge of all. I understood there was no individual, just one, yet each experience was individual making up the whole.
A MUST read! NDE from being struck by car as a pedestrian.  Thought-provoking Jesus Encounter, fantastic description of the other side.

814.  R.T. F's NDE. English expanded version  4/2/06  I first realized something different was going on when my eyes focused on a spider or fly in the nearby ceiling corner of my hospital room.  I wondered why I should be looking at it, and the next thing I knew I was viewing an image of myself on the hospital bed, pale and lifeless.  The pale part was a physical view, the lifeless part was a STRONG sense, like an animal senses something but can't explain it.  It took me a few moments to realize that I was looking at me through the spider's eyes because the image was "multi faceted", like looking at something through a prism.  In the next phase of the experience, the essence of me was floating through a gray fog type of swirling mist.  My being or awareness or essence arrived at a massive stone staircase, loitered briefly at the first step, and the started to ascend the stairs by floating upwards.
NDE associated with extreme acute side effects of radiation therapy for Hodgkin’s Disease in 1968.

Marisol HF's NDE. English expanded version  4/2/06  From Puerto Rico, Original in Spanish, translated to English by Rio It was incredible.  I was in a completely dark tunnel.  There was no floor.  I was floating.  At the end I saw a very small light.  I heard voices in the distance but couldn't understand what they said.  It was like being in a library where you hear people speaking softly.  There was an incredible scent of red roses.  I began to walk and walk and walk.  I wanted to get to the light because it would take me to a special place.  I noticed I wasn't getting any closer to the light and I began to raise my hands.  I began praying and said, "Lord, my soul praises and glorifies you.  Help me God.  I want to get to the light and I can't.  Suddenly I did.
NDE from an accident.

Julio M's NDE. English expanded version  4/2/06  From Argentina, Original in Spanish, translated to English by Rio At about 2:00 in the morning I "woke up," because of an insufferably loud whistling sound, and I saw a luminous silhouette, flawless white, that transmitted to me a beautiful sensation of peace.  It was a very special light in that despite being intense, it didn't radiate, it was dense and concentrated... everything else surrounding it looked black in comparison except for some reason I was unable to see myself in the bed, as if I were outside the building, up by the roof. 
NDE from Pneumonia.

Davide D's NDE. English expanded version  3/26/06  Original in Italian, translated to English by Jody with Online Software Later translated to English by Rita  My grandfather had died and I had never known him. In front of the house of my maternal grandparents there is a big meadow.  Across the meadow the land starts to slope upwards and there is a walkway.  In my dream (but I don't dream because again I remind of it to me today) I was in the meadow.  My grandfather led me by the hand across the meadow. The meadow was of a luminous green as if it shone with its own internal light. We go for a walk for the meadow and as we get closer to the walkway, I like to be with my grandfather. I want to go with him. He lets go of my hand and tells me that it is not my time to go with him.  I looked up and could see at the summit of the sloped walkway there was a very strong light but not blinding. My grandfather continues up the walkway and I wake up. From this moment I don't remember anything anymore, but my mother recounted me it that I had told her, "Mom, I saw my grandfather Mario, I wanted to go with him but he didn't want me."
Child experience at age 4.

Rita M's NDE. English expanded version  3/26/06  Original in Italian, translated to English by Rita  Every times, I saw myself on a bed, surrounded by many people.  I have to say that these visions were not clear; it was as I saw behind a veil. Other moments I was on a roof, saw what was happening down, and saw many people, one next to one, on a wire (like pigeons) , they didn't talk and watched down. Other moments I thought to a particular place and immediately "I was there" (I don't know how, nor fly, nor walk). I didn't have a real perception of my body as usually we have when we go out in the street and walk but I saw the places from a high point and I arrived there. All in a fast way. An important and dominant element was water:  many times I traveled between places like rivers. Only once I heard someone talking (perhaps in Latin) while a saw a manuscript. During those days I felt I was dying and my relatives said me that one night my body was "near to dead".
NDE from Congestive heart failure with pulmonary edema

Brian T's NDE. English expanded version  3/26/06  One example when I approached the boundary. No explanation was necessary for me to understand, at the age of 10, that once I cross the boundary. I could never come back period. I was more than thrilled to cross. I intended to cross but my ancestors over another boundary side caught my attention. They were talking in Telepathy which caught my attention. I was born profoundly DEAF and had all hearing family members, which all of them knew sign language! I could read or communicate about 20 ancestors of mine and others through telepathically methods. It overwhelmed me.
Remarkable NDE!!!  Profoundly deaf from birth.  NDE associated with drowning at age 10.  Communicated telepathically with multiple deceased relatives.

808.  Johnathon's NDE. English expanded version  3/26/06  I could feel the grass, smell the air and feel the cool wind again my face.  Even here birds sing, the sun was as bright as any a day I could recall, the grass was far greener, just everything was more visible and everything felt alive, like I could feel everything's energy pulsating against my own which felt totally wonderful. I remember walking with him stroking Bruce as we strolled about. He said he is taking me to a special place were someone is waiting for me. He spoke in length about life, stressing the importance of goodwill to all creatures, he also explained that there is more life in the universe than one can hope to understand and were we are going is a meeting place. About maybe a few moments I could see other people walking about, some were kissing, cuddling, people were laughing being happy and I could actually feel their happiness inside my belly, yes my belly.  It felt so right, so strong and I know everyone could feel my love, sort of like everybody sharing their experiences with everyone around.
NDE associated with truck accident.

807.  Sarah S's NDE. English expanded version  3/26/06  I remember falling to the ground. The next memory I had is I was under water looking up out of the water at a boat, the boat had a person in it with a bright light behind them it was like when you are in a pool and you look up from under the water and you can see the sunshine. I think it was a man. He was reaching out to me as I swam towards the surface his hand was extended reaching towards me right before we made contact I felt like I was not going to make it like I was drowning that is when I was revived via CPR by my step mother, and vomited all over her.
NDE associated with a seizure at age 15.

806.  Nikki's Possible NDE. English expanded version  3/26/06  I was in intensive care for eleven days for my first Christmas.  Being so young I don't remember the experience when it happened, but I can picture all the colors and everything else about it in my mind.  When I was 3 years old I walked up to my mom and just out of the blue said "Mom I died when I was little and you didn't even know it." she turned around and said "really? what did you see?"  and I wouldn't tell her any more.  3 years later we were reading a spiritual book, and a blurted out mom! I remember what I saw!  And I proceeded to tell her that there was a beautiful city and there were golden domes, and I was often in a room where little baby angels would race to Jesus' mother Mary on a throne and place flowers at her feet. I told her that her robe was red and trimmed with fur, and it makes sense because it was around Christmas time when I was sick.
Possible NDE associated with spinal meningitis at seven months of age.  Recalled experience later.

805.  Gail D's NDE. English expanded version  3/26/06  CAUTION STRONG ADULT CONTENT ...right before I lost consciousness I smelled something strange, very strange. After that, I was on a lake in a row boat, I could see myself in the boat, I felt very calm, wasn't thinking about anything, just looking, it was very dark, but I could see the silhouette of purple on mountains when I looked to the side, it was beautiful and looked like the sun would rise very soon, the lake was very still, I wasn't afraid, then I heard my mother and daughters voice, but my daughter who was only approx two at the time, well, it was the sound of her voice grown up but I knew it was her voice, they called my name and my body moved like through an air current very quickly it was like the wind carried me so fast and I saw a bright bright light very quickly and then a beach and then I saw my mom and daughter standing on the beach, my daughter was grown up and I came out of the unconsciousness...
NDE due to criminal attack.  Interesting vision of the future of her mother and daughter.

804.  Bryan S's NDE. English expanded version  3/26/06  The life pictures were divided into three categories with 18 good life experiences with respect to people and your life, 18 bad deed pictures that you regret, and 18 nature pictures of your favorite beaches, travels, sunsets, etcetera. My good pictures outweighed my bad pictures, probably because I had an NDE at such a young age and kind of knew the rules to that "game."   The globe or "judgment room" had walls that spun fast and seemed to be made out of water from the brightest colors of water from the best coral reefs on earth but far brighter.  Up above or the ceiling, there was a golden triangle from which the brightest of lights came from, and there were these star beings that fly or swam in the densest of lights.  As they collided, they made this reverberating love feeling like the ripple effect when someone throws a stone into water but this was love not water.  It sprinkled down onto you and is the single greatest type of love that I have ever experienced.  The remaining portion of the ceiling was created by the bright fire and cloud bank but did not burn and actually went sideways from the triangle to the "water walls."  All the while, your life pictures are flashing brilliantly through the light.   
Fascinating life review!

803.  Peg A's NDE. English expanded version  3/26/06  I began going faster and faster and within an instant moment of ecstasy, the Light surrounded and pervaded everything I knew as me. Within this feeling, I recognized a remembering as this explosion of wonder and raw newness immediately made me think of being born. The thought that this was the true birthing of my Soul, calmed my newly acquired cognizance and I was spontaneously in love with and in need of this familiar place. I recognized it as a deep yearning within my heart and now I had returned. I knew I was home. I was finally, blessedly home.
NDE due to peritonitis and internal bleeding.

802.  Katie's NDE 2526. English expanded version  3/26/06  I had a feeling of extreme peace and I loved being where I was. I was not afraid at all and I wanted to stay where I was. I then began to see what was going on around my body. It was as if I were looking down from above and behind my body.  I watched things go on for only a few moments before I was instructed to go back, because it was not time for me to die.  I never saw where the voice came from, but I felt the presence of a being beside me. I don't recall seeing anything, but I knew that where I was was a good place and I wanted to stay.  I did not question the voices command. I just did as I was instructed. I went back and fought for my life.
NDE due to anaphylactic shock.  Remarkably, NDE occurred only one day prior to submission.

801.  Don S's NDE. English expanded version  3/26/06  I have no chronology of events at this point in time, but I slowly began to very clearly see my hospital room from above. It's like I was high enough in the air to see all four corners of this small room clearly, along with it's contents, of course. This picture didn't just pop into view, it slowly became bright and clear, much like a movie will sometime do, very slowly fade from black to a bright and clear picture.  Along with all contents of the room I also saw myself laying in bed. I had no concept of time, it just wasn't a factor. I watched myself a while, then took note of how funny the nurse looked from above. She was wearing one of those little hats nurses seem to all wear in the 1970's.   She was again taking my blood pressure and seemed to be very concerned since she was doing it over and over.
NDE associated with auto accident.  Was able to confirm what he saw in the OBE state.

800.  Steve S's NDE. English expanded version  3/26/06  I was completely coherent. Not drunk not drugged totally aware of my surroundings and how nice it was to be weightless. Next I realized I wasn't gasping for breath it was wonderful. No pain no fear no worries.  I started felling better and better as a overwhelming felling of love consumed me. Up a head I saw a large group of People no faces no bodies as such just gray silhouettes. There was one standing alone just below me to my right with outreached hands; I was about ten feet above them. Some say I had a choice to go or not, if that's so, God cheats. It was irresistible so as I am descending to take the hand of who I think was Jesus I heard a voice from beyond. It was my Wife, saying you better think about those boys. (I have two Young sons.)
NDE associated with heart attack.

Robert B's NDE. English expanded version  3/11/06 I remember waking up underwater and seeing people on shore at the funeral briefly then traveling over the country, hills, water, etc., without form, just as a spirit. I do not know how long this lasts but I was in caverns and could only wiggle through caverns toward the bright lights. At these times I could hear the nurses or doctors say, "stay with us. Stay away from the lights."  ( The nurses said later I was wiggling on the gurney and crying.)  As if going through the tunnels toward the lights.  I have been told by religious persons this means I must choose between good ( flying over the landscape or the black tunnels, difference between good and evil ) I only know I now believe in the spirit (soul) lives on.
NDE from post-operative complications.

798.  June T's NDE. English expanded version  3/11/06 CAUTION STRONG ADULT CONTENT I remember that I could no longer get any air in.  I felt that I was like a drowning victim.  At first it was hard to get air, then I went to a dark place.  I saw a life movie of me when I was a child, and I saw my children crying over my coffin but they were much older.  I saw my sisters fighting over my clothes at the closet.  Then I went to a burial place and I saw my body being disposed of and felt the mud hitting my body and I smelt the dirt that was covering my body, then all of a sudden I heard a voice that said do not give up
NDE from strangulation by a rapist.

797.  Sandra C's Fear Death NDE. English expanded version  3/11/06 The initial fall was about fifteen feet. Then I tumbled end over end for maybe another fifty feet, finally landing face-down, in the water. My friend, Linda was watching, screaming my name. I said "Linda, I'm O.K. that's just my body." Somehow this made perfect sense while I was out of my body. I watched as she started to pick her way down through the rocks to get to my body. I started to drift upwards, and suddenly I was surrounded by nothing. I was not cold. I was not hot. I was neither wet nor dry. I was. I was everything; but there was nothing in everything. I was love. I was peace. I had no beginning and no end.  I was communicated to. One would say that I knew without being told, I heard nothing, but was given knowledge. I knew I was not supposed to be there.  I could stay or go, it was up to me... The thing I have questions about is this: when I left my body there was no physical harm yet done to my body. I think I was literally scared to death.
Rock climbing fall.  OBE prior to injury to body.

796.  Bruce C's NDE. English expanded version From England 3/11/06 Early evening (dusk) I was traveling in light traffic at about 30mph an oncoming vehicle came round a bend and didn't correct her steering. She crashed into me whilst doing at least 50mph.  I wasn't aware that I'd been hit, but I was aware that I wasn't where I was.  I didn't feel any pain, I thought I was totally conscious but I knew I wasn't.  I tried to move but couldn't, I tried to talk but couldn't, I knew that I couldn't see but didn't care.  I was so totally at peace that I expected something to happen so I stood, laid, sat. I wasn't actually doing anything but I was there.  It's impossible to say for how long because there was no time associated in this place, I was there and I was enjoying myself. I asked the question to myself or anyone who might be listening "am I dead?" I was told by my Granddad (passed over 4 months previously) "No!"  I asked "What happens now?"
NDE from car crash.

795.  Jane's NDE. English expanded version  3/11/06 Passed out quickly. I just remember being very peaceful and then there was complete darkness and I thought what happened, where am I, what is going on. Then I thought did I die. I died, I cant believe I died. Then I began to fight it, no I cant die and I remembered I had family and where I was and I was scared and I wanted to go home and I came out of it and woke up. I passed out before and never had that happen and the nurse said I had convulsions too that I never had before. They kept checking for my blood pressure to return and that took about 1/2 hour or so because it was so low. I was very weak.
NDE associated with effort at donating blood.  NDERF Note: donating blood saves lives, and I do not want this account to cause concern about donating blood.

794.  Kent M's Probable NDE. English expanded version  3/11/06 All of a sudden I an climbing on a stage which is all black except for an old 6 panel white door with peeling and cracked paint and an old time big round black door knob. There is no door frame or other building structure.  The door and mid-stage are bathed in a yellow stage light from above the stage but the light does not illuminate anything except to create a yellow glow. Just as I step on the stage I am very calm and have an impulse to just walk over and open the door to see what's on the other side.  But I remember that I am alone and that my wife of 34 years who helps me with all decisions isn't there...I remember saying or thinking to myself..."I can't screw up because she isn't here to help me."
Probable NDE from accidental massive narcotic overdose.

793.  Parker K's Probable NDE. English expanded version  3/11/06 I was told that I was unconscious for approx. 30 seconds, but I felt that I had "been gone" for what seemed like 2 hours. Also, felt the presence of a male figure and knew that we had been "conversing", and this of course was difficult to explain as I do not remember anything about the encounter.  Would have been so much easier to say something like, "I was told it's not my time, etc." but I could not say that. I get mixed reaction when I report being angry to have had to leave and just wanted to close my eyes and return to that place.
Probable NDE from blood loss following surgery.  Contributed by an RN (Registered Nurse).

792.  Geoffrey's NDE. English expanded version  3/11/06 I was in the backseat of my mothers car and we were stopped to make a left turn and a truck (van) hit the back of the car at about 60mph.  Myself and my sister, who was also in the car (backseat), were thrown from the car.  I was thrown, by police reports, 180 feet.  I know when I woke up I was under a snow plow wheel and dragged myself out from under the wheel then was out again until I reached the hospital.  During the accident I knew nothing other than a complete loss of time and a floating experience as I physically left the body and watched as a relative (great grandmother) welcomed me.  She said to me "you need to go back"  I looked at her for what seemed hours then awoke in the hospital.
NDE at age 14 due to car accident.  Recognized his Great Grandmother immediately, though he had never seen her.

Mikel R's NDE. English expanded version  3/11/06  During both visits (my parents, Jesus) I was told that I had a choice -- stay in heaven or return to Earth. It was the most peaceful I have ever felt in my life. There was unconditional/nonjudgmental love there -- they were truly "OK" with whatever decision I made and didn't try to convince me either way. At that point, I didn't really think of the pain I'd have over the next few days if I returned to the "living." I simply choose to live to avoid hurting those who were left -- period.  Though my decision, in “real time,” had to be relatively quick (i.e., seconds), I never felt rushed. I first had a discussion with my parents, then changed locations and talked with Jesus. The content of both conversations was identical, as was the tone and feeling of peace.
NDE due to breathing difficulties after surgery.  Very remarkable in that the contributor is a physician (M.D.), and had this experience one day prior to sharing it.

790.  Leta C's NDE. English expanded version  3/11/06 It was at this point that I was no longer conscious of the earthly world.  I remember a falling movement through a black tunnel, then arriving at the most brilliant, beautiful white light.  I have never since seen this color or type of light.  Once I reached the light a voice- I never saw anyone, only heard a voice- welcomed me.  The voice was very warm, masculine. He said, "Welcome, Leta. Do you know where you are?"  At first I was confused - not understanding where I was or what had just happened.  I remember starting to say no, but then it hit me, and I told him, "Yes, I am in heaven, but I don't want to be here.  I just had a baby and I want to be with him."
NDE due to severe blood loss after childbirth.

789. Charlie D's NDE. English expanded version  3/11/06  I saw three people standing at the foot of my bed.  The three people were my (maternal) Grandmother, with whom I was very close and who died in 1965, my cousin’s Grandmother (I was fond of her) who had died in the early 70’s and a woman I knew to be my Aunt who was my Mother’s Sister and who died in early childhood circa 1919 and BEFORE my Mother was born in 1929.  My Grandmother was standing and was dressed in a white gown and bathed in and sort of back-lit by a bright light as were the other two.  My Grandmother had lost a leg to diabetes yet she now had both legs.  She told me I was going to all right and that there was a plan for me. 
NDE following surgery.  Visit by three deceased relatives.

788. Lutz JH's NDE. English expanded version  3/11/06  From the Philippines  I was getting nearer towards the light. It just occurred to me that I was already dead. I said," Lord, if that light is you, then I'm going towards you. I accept that my life on earth is over but pls. take care of my family because I wasn't able to say goodbye to them.  I love them very much." Having said that, I went faster towards the light, it was like something or someone was pulling me towards that light faster. I was so near that I entered that very strong rays (wish I could draw it)-as soon as I was there...I felt LOVE, so wonderful, being home, being happy, being in peace ( I could still feel it even until now.) I didn't want to go back. "I'll stay here", I said.
NDE from bleeding due to Hemorrhagic Dengue Fever.

787. Nick S's NDE. English expanded version  3/11/06  Not even 2 seconds after I asked myself that there across the "tunnel of death" (that's what I refer to it as...) shined a very bright light, but it didn't seem to hurt my eyes.  In fact, it felt kind of soothing to look at. I turned around to look and behind me were 2 dogs with thick black coats and they were sitting on the walk way.  I knew I couldn't turn back so I turned back around.  In front of me was something that's hard to describe, almost like an orb or a spirit of some kind, but I heard someone say, "you're not supposed to be here yet, come with me and go back to your home, its not your time." I asked," am I dead?" The shiny thing approached me and I almost felt as if I were being pulled into the light, which was still far away.  As I got closer to the light, everything started getting dark. Soon I was in complete darkness and felt as if I were falling up and I heard a booming voice say, "I love you but you haven't experienced my gift to you yet, if you were to go now you would never get to see what it is like to..." and I woke up.
NDE at age 11 shared at age 14.  Frightening elements, then encounter with light.

786. Murray R's NDE. English expanded version  3/11/06 From South Africa  I was standing next to a shelf stacked with DVDs. (It seemed to be uncountable, there were so many).  I coincidentally saw a DVD in front of me with the words on the cover, WHY NUMBER 28?  I took it from the shelf and on the cover was a photo of myself. I then checked the back, and there was written, "Murray R was born 1962 and lived up to." There was no date. "He was a talented man who played music in various bands." And I was actually reading my own life story. All the detail will take a while.  I called the young man that was working there and asked him what this was all about. He replied that this was a DVD of my life.  "May I see this?", I asked.  Yes, and took the DVD from me and put it into a player, where after the video of myself was flashed onto a big screen. BEAUTIFUL.
NDE associated with car accident.  Remarkable decision process to return to life.

785. John F's NDE. English expanded version  3/11/06  I was driving down a road, when someone crossed into my lane, hit me head-on...I heard the glass braking, then felt myself drifting upward, I could see, and saw my body in the car, and people were shaking me, or my body, I could not feel anything, I could see the accident, I could not speak, could not hear, and had not thought of what was happening, just see and felt void, I saw a light shining, I stopped drifting upward, like I was just hovering over the accident, looking down, people kept shaking me...my body, but I felt at peace, I had no worries, just could see everything, that's all...
NDE associated with car accident.

784. MF's NDE. English expanded version  3/11/06 From Australia  My friends and I were typical teenagers looking for an 'alternative experience'.  We'd heard about hyperventilating while crouching, standing up quickly while someone held your tightly around the stomach.  The end result is oxygen deprivation to the brain causing light headedness or in my case, blackout. A few moments after I blacked out 'I' was in the same room but hovering around the ceiling looking down on my body lying on the floor with my friends standing next to me.  The room was the same, but entirely illuminated.  I felt calm with a sense of 'knowing'. I was not in a physical form but was part of the light.  I was the light. I was watching my friends panic as they realized I wasn't breathing after our experiment.  I was watching them gently kick me as they tried to wake me up and I felt annoyed that they were doing this to my body.  I felt like yelling to them, "hey, I'm up here and I can see what you're doing".  Instead, I returned to my body to tell them 'in person' that they could stop kicking me, I was ok!
NDE from induced oxygen deprivation.

783. Lidia G's NDE. English expanded version  3/11/06 From Australia I looked at myself against the door and realized that if I was in fact dead, I wanted to stay dead.  The feeling was not of this earth and I knew that if I came back I'd lose it. It was of tranquil peace surrounded by love. Even as I say the word "love" it feels heavy and not an effective word to describe the feeling. Not only was I surrounded by it, but it passed through me effortlessly and feeling like that was all that I could ever want in life again.  The loving and weightless feeling is just incommunicable in any words known to man. I have tried for so many years to accurately describe the feeling but it is impossible. I wouldn't say I was floating because I felt lighter than air. I wouldn't say that I felt loved as we know it, because there are always strings attached or something that binds us to love. There is always a connection. With my experience it was as though it was my breath, my air, me. I was love.
NDE at age 13 due to faint after facial injury.

782. Cecilia H's NDE. English expanded version  3/11/06 From Bolivia, Original in Spanish, translated by Estela into English.  Death caused by hypobulimic shock. The Light attracts me as a magnet. It is so marvelous that I follow it but then retreat from it because I am listening to the crying of the people who were surrounding me. It is like if I turned to the right hand side i.e. I do not go up or down. It is strange. The feelings that surround me are as strong as ever. And that Light is white and catches me. I do not see nor hear anything else. I do not feel my body, or my head, nothing physical, only mental. It is all so beautiful that I do not want to leave the light. You know, even today I think about my experience and wonder why I did not follow the Light. When I followed the Light I suddenly came back and opened my eyes and it was so difficult to breath the same air again which I see is dark; I look at the rest of people who are crying and I think I’ll be fine and at the same time I feel sorrow for staying but then I realize that my baby needs me .

781. Juan HCU's NDE. English expanded version  3/4/06 From Peru, Original in Spanish, translated by Estela into English. I suddenly saw a beautiful, bright light which enlightened the place where I was. I looked like a boy eight or nine years old, I was standing in a white robe. Then, two groups of persons appeared dressed as roman wrestlers; one group was red and the other was blue. They were fighting over me. Both groups wanted to take me and said to each other “he belongs to us” “no, he belongs here”. It looked like they were going to fight with their swords and during that moment of discussion I take the opportunity to run and escape and this is where I get back my consciousness and started coughing.  I immediately got medical attention and am alive to tell you about my Near Death Experience.  Lifeguards said it was a miracle “We thought you were dead and we were taking you to the morgue”.
Drowning NDE

780. Shukri F's NDE. English expanded version  3/4/06 From Palestine-Jerusalem, Original in Arabic, translated to English.  Electric shock during work time, I lost my consciousness and I felt trembling. I saw many colors and shapes and I could see very brightened light raised from them.

779. Erick M's NDE. English expanded version  3/4/06 From Mexico, Original in Spanish, translated to English by Rio. The next thing I remember was seeing my body lying on the bed with my family around me.  I then found myself in a dark place without borders on the sides and I noticed that the pain had disappeared.  I felt so light that I couldn't even feel myself walking.  I noticed some shadowy figures that came towards me and behind them was the reflection of a light.  There were 10 or 12 figures and I noticed a glow around them.  My family later confirmed that I was without vital signs during this time.

778. Francisco S's NDE. English expanded version  3/4/06 From Ecuador, Original in Spanish, translated to English by Manuel.  Because of the bite of a coral snake (micrurus lemniscatus), during the fifth day after the bit I suffered a breathing break because of the collapse of the left lung. The next scene I remember, was observing around me a blue color as the sky, very intense; while this happened, I was descending in spiral, slowly, until arriving to the bottom of a total darkness. At the bottom of this darkness, there was a "brightness" of a very brilliant light which was little by little getting more and more brilliant. The sensation of peace I felt is impossible to describe. Suddenly, I saw my grandfather who died in March of 2005 and he asked me with great tranquility (easiness) if I was fine in there and I told him that I wanted to come back and he responded "then, get out of here, this is no place for you".
NDE from snakebite.

777. Andreas SH's NDE. English expanded version  2/19/06 From Denmark  The fear left, peaceful silence arrived. I let myself sink to the bottom, where I sat looking around. I was a bit dark, but I could see the seaweed that sat on the bridge pillars waving and small swarms of little fishes (we call them "hundestejler") intermingling with the seaweed. I also  noted the rippled sand bottom. Then pictures started to be imposed on me, like a slideshow of pictures, showing my family, our house, my cat Felix. It is difficult to say what exactly I felt, I was saying goodbye, knowing that I was now leaving these wonderful beings, but not with a lot of sadness, more a feeling of sympathy, maybe a bit of melancholy? Then I saw a light. like the brightest cloud. I kind of swept along the bottom of the sea towards me, in a rolling kind of motion. It embraced me.. It is very difficult to explain, the texture and the richness of this being. Like small vibrating treads of fire, the purest white. And the sensation.... Love. every molecule in my body melted into this being and I somehow became one with this vibration.. The moment it embraced me it was like it said.. Don't worry my beloved, while smiling to me, cuddling me, embracing me,  but not with a face, with a penetrating presence. It simply did me all the best in an instant.. Writing it down now I start crying, just as I did the last time I tried.. In a state of deep reverence. 
Child drowning NDE.

776. Bobby H's NDE. English expanded version  2/19/06  10pm I died, on the glass table,----shocked me back to life , died again-------, shocked back to life, came out of a coma 6/2/2000----while I was dead I sat next to a guy who looked exactly like ---Anthony Quinn in Zorba the Greek- in the closing shot where he's sitting on the fantail of his yacht-------we were in a 12-15 crater a pickup truck bombed out burnt up across the entire top , 9'' of light could be seen all around I was on his left side looking right, he didn't turn to me he just said ---------"you going to be ok" ----------I didn't now I was not ok--------I was just there and he just said it to me--- that was all he said----I knew it was important but had no clue what was ok meant just that I new it was going to be ok ------------
NDE associated with severe viral infection.  Atypical experience elements.

775. Sandra P's NDE. English expanded version  2/19/06  I remember walking and everything went black and next time I was being revived via CPR.  It's funny, I remember it as if it happened yesterday.  I was floating on my back and I was going feet first to this light at the end of this--not like a tunnel---more like clouds. And I had this sense that there were people/bodies there watching me go and I heard this incredible music being performed without instruments...it was vocal.  And no words....just music done vocally. I didn't want to come back but I could hear my name being called.  I had no sense of time, pain, anything.  I felt wonderful and yet confused.  But I knew I was going to a good place. This is all I care to say at this time about it.
NDE associated with undefined life-threatening event.

774. Carolina's NDE. English expanded version  2/19/06 From Chile, Original in Spanish, translated by Rio into English. When I found myself there I was surprised but at the same time not worried.  At that time I felt completely enveloped in great peace, a marvelous sensation of fulfillment.  There was no sense of time or space.  Everything WAS and nothing more existed.  The temperature was embracing, enfolding...  I looked around, curious, but without a feeling of curiosity (I can't explain it better).  It was like accepting what was without any other reference.  Everything was very green, with nature everywhere.  Behind me was a great closed door (impossible to jump over it was so tall) with large bands the color of brilliant gold.  In front of me was lots of grass with a straight, but not long, road in the middle that disappeared at the near-by horizon.  There were a few people whose faces I never saw, but each one was in his own world.  There was a fountain of water.  All the people were dressed in white.  The only sounds where those of nature and they were not loud.  No one spoke, except when I grandmother appeared and met me.

773. Gloria T's Probable NDE. English expanded version  2/14/06 From Canada  I experienced two separate events within a 72 hour time frame with the onset of ADEM.  The first experience involved walking down a long what appeared to be arbor covered in a  swirling white light.  On the other side was a pasture , it was warm, beautiful peaceful.  It had a border or ending in front of me but beside me it went on for miles.  I looked up and saw my Grand Mother and my Father-in-law both deceased.  Their faces were in the clouds. They both smiled at me.  we were all a lot younger they were not what they looked like at their death. I reached up to them as i wanted to join them but they blew me back and I felt that it wasn't my time to go.  I felt that i had to finish raising my kids, grow old with my husband and also write my story.
Probable NDE associated with Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)

772. IA's NDE. English expanded version  2/14/06 From Spain, Original in Spanish, translated by Rio into English. I do remember feeling good, accompanied by someone who looked to me like Jesus although I didn't see his face at any time.  He was a calming being who accompanied me flying above the accident scene while explaining things to me.  I remember flying above the accident scene and seeing myself lying on the ground.  During that time, feelings of total incomprehension come over me although I was guided through the experience wrapped in a secure, warm feeling.  The first thing I thought about was what will happen to my family when they find out about the accident without having the opportunity of seeing me and prove to themselves that I am really OK.  These thoughts seem to be read by my "imaginary" companion who tells me, "Look, there you are down there, but don't worry.  You will return and will be OK."  Or something of the sort.  These are calming assurances with an archetypal power.
NDE from a Spanish Journalist in Afghanistan.

771. Karen G's NDE. English expanded version  2/14/06 From Chile, Original in Spanish, translated by Estela into English.  I opened my eyes and saw myself en a tunnel of lights… diffuse and beautiful lights.. I was in something kind of a train… I did not see myself but knew that I was riding leaning back in a train at high speed.. I was very frightened of the speed, the lights passing by very fast by my side…I saw thousands of light spirals and thought…”I am dying” ...I felt my body glued to that seat and saw a very strong light with a golden frame at the end of the tunnel, I saw some roman columns with the infinite symbol.  As I approached it the light became stronger. I was frightened because I knew that if I passed through the entry I would not be coming back… thousands of voices were talking to me at the same time…and I repeated to myself... ”not yet….I am dying…not yet... Not Yet” and I was anguished because I did not want to go to the light.
Interesting NDE tunnel experience.

770. Muhammad's NDE 2479. English expanded version  2/12/06 Original in Arabic, From Saudi Arabia I can't describe it, but the place was nice and comfortable.
NDE from car accident.

769. Tarik's Possible NDE. English expanded version  2/12/06  Original in Arabic, From Oman.  When I was playing with my young sister “to hide” I was running towards our home’s roof to hide from my sister , while I was trying to go upstairs by the stair I thought to try to go down to the under stairs through the gutter pipes, and when I climbed the gutter pipes, it broke down and I fell from 8 meters high on my head and back, my breath was stopped and I felt I want to scream or to talk, but I couldn’t, the world was in “cycles –rounding”, I had a strange feeling  as if in other different world, a world than can not be reached except by the dead ones. I lost my feeling of my my body, the darkness was overwhelming.
Perhaps the beginning of a NDE because of the colors and the separation of consciousness, but maybe not because he still has the fear of death.

768.  Snowy's Experience 2/12/06 At about 7:00 pm  Snowy suddenly sat up bolt upright, looked as if she was looking at an object very, very intensively and following that object with her eyes and her head slightly moving from side to side. If a dog could smile, she was smiling. You could see there was a certain happiness radiating from her. She began to wag her tail and within seconds she then plopped down and went back into coma.  
The family witnessed "The light returns" phenomena in a beloved family pet.  This is identical to the phenomena in #8 Andrew's mother's DBV, except occurring in a dog. Spirited discussion between Dr. Neppe & Jody below which demonstrates the difficulty of classifying experiences when there are no universally accepted definitions of NDE.

767. Alexis R's NDE. English expanded version  2/5/06  As I was walking to my car my legs gave out from under me. ( Later after the affair; that friend I asked for help from said that I turned an instant pure white and said it was like I had passed out but wasn't breathing, he said I was dead weight, and felt like I was dead) Everything became dark but then a light brighter than anything I have ever seen flashed. I then was watching everyone run to me and try to wake me. I was standing over myself with all the other people. I could hear them screaming at each other and I felt all their emotions. They were scared and confused. One person kept screaming telling them to go to the hospital. I felt like I was talking to them, calming them down. I helped them carry me to my car and place me in the passenger seat. I knew I was watching myself but I felt helpless and excited at the same time. The hole time I was trying to communicate to my friends. I came back to my body sudden.
Faint, then NDE.  Interesting ability to feel the emotions of others around him even prior to faint.

766. Rose D's NDE. English expanded version  2/5/06 This entity then gently and warmly assured me that every single person was given enough information for him or her to make the right choices. Free will was right not to be given up lightly. And sometimes seeing is not even enough for believing. Remember kindness, selflessness and love towards others will always guide you in the right directions. If you do not get it right you will always have another change. You are not finished and have more work to do.  Then I woke up on the floor with the same euphoria, sweet smell and pain gone for about five more minutes. Then my illness came back. But I can not forget the experience and feel I am supposed to somehow share it.
NDE associated with unconsciousness due to flu.  Remarkable in that this experience happened the day before she share it here.

765. Jennifer N's NDE. English expanded version  2/5/06 I was on the floor, looking up at the ceiling, into what appeared to be a round "stained glass" "skylight." It was a large rosette, letting in the light which filled the room. I call it stained glass because of the round rosette mandala pattern the light exuded from, but there was no sense of light diffraction through glass.  The light was very white--not the blaring lights of a hospital or the dazzling light of the sun, but palpable and calming, almost cloud like radiance. Just a calm, and accepting, soft but bright, radiant glow unlike any light I've seen in normal life. I felt very peaceful looking up into it as it came down to where I lay. I remember a sense of calm and safety, and the place seemed very familiar to me, as if I had been there before and could remember all about it if I wanted to...
NDE associated with allergic reaction and illness.

764. Jennifer C's Probable NDE. English expanded version  2/5/06 Mainly I was in a desert with this old Hispanic woman in a red dress dabbing my forehead with a white gauze cloth. There were others around me. Very distraught.  It's like I lived other lives. None were my own. The people I knew, but the places were foreign. I was in Mexico a lot (Or what I deciphered to be Mexico).  BUT the one thing that is miraculous is the Old Hispanic woman. Now, 6 months ago I started dating a guy that I had known for about 4 years. Well I went to his home and in his room there was a picture of his mother. IT WAS HER! I asked him about her, and he said she had passed away in October of 04.
NDE from suicide attempt with drug overdose.  Probable NDE as experience had “Less consciousness and alertness than normal” thus may not have been a fully lucid experience.  Interesting encounter with deceased mother of man she would later meet and become engaged to. 

763. Lizzette T's NDE. English expanded version  2/5/06  When I got to the very edge of the tunnel, I bent over sticking my head just outside of it to see what was there.  I looked up and I saw the bluest sky.  I looked to the right and saw the most beautiful green grass on rolling hills.  Then I looked down at the grass just outside of the tunnel and stuck one foot on top of it and it was soft and cool to the touch.  Then I looked to the left and there was someone sitting on a throne and he called me out.  I came out of the tunnel and walked toward the being and I was not afraid.  When I looked toward him this is what I saw.  He sat upon a throne that was made of something that I've never saw before.  It was solid and translucent at the same time.  He wore a white garment that covered him from his neck down to his feet.  His face was bright and radiating like the sun with rays extending outward. There was no face, but pure light.
NDE at age 3-4 from unconsciousness resulting from whooping cough.

762. Jay L's NDE. English expanded version  2/5/06 Extreme car accident, collision at over 100mph, had NDE and then most extreme pain, etc... the description of the "light" is the most difficult. I must say that it was more than a light. I was approaching God's presence and the feeling was not within my power to describe.
NDE due to car accident.  Very few details of experience provided.

761. Pauline's NDE. English expanded version  2/5/06 From Australia In short I knew I was taking my last breathe for I could feel the air become thicker with smoke than with air (due to the fire) and once I accepted this was it I felt great peace and everything from my past flashed before my eyes in a matter of seconds and was over come by the presence of god and when I say god I say the most beautiful love my heart has ever felt and the feeling got stronger as the body got weaker I was in no pain physically or emotionally, and as I crossed which was like blinking  or taking a breath to one world into the next...
NDE from smoke inhalation during house fire.  Rare experience elements including seeing statue of Buddha and encounter with Martin Luther King (contributor is Caucasian).

760. Gabe G's NDE. English expanded version  2/5/06 I lost consciousness from an overdose. Then I felt my spirit man on the inside go out of the top of my head like taking my hand out of a glove is the way it felt so to speak. My spirit man then went down through the floor of the house I was in then it continued on down through the earth very deep it seemed until I came to a very large cavern of total darkness. Although it was the worst darkness I have ever experienced, yet I could still see very well. I landed on a rock against a wall and sat there for a moment trying to understand just what it was I was into, trying to consider my circumstances, when I saw a spider that was as large as a automobile tire with the head of a human being attached to it instead of a spiders head. The spider glowed a fluorescent orange color and Instantly I knew the spider was color coded according to his crime that put him in this dark place.
Frightening NDE from asthma medicine overdose involving an encounter with evil entities.

759. Bob M's NDE. English expanded version  2/5/06  A strong gust of wind caught the mainsail, causing the boom to suddenly swing around and hit the back of my head cutting it wide open and almost shattering my skull.  Never knew what happened till later. One moment. I was watching the other yacht.  Felt a blackness and brief pain.  The next moment, I was hovering in the air in old Holland, admiring beautiful well kept lawns and flower beds arranged in beautiful geometric form.  The water was light blue. I was also impressed by the large pink wind-mills.   Felt a tremendous sense of peace.  For some strange reason, my name was Hans. Could not remember the last name. It had a Germanic sound to it.     This went on for a few minutes.  A little later, I heard my name being called.  "Bob, come back" !!   Who is Bob ?  My name is Hans.     Felt a pull, and got a little irritated because I did not want to leave this beautiful place.
NDE due to head trauma.  Variant NDE with unusual experience with a sense of being named “Hans” in ancient Holland.

758. Annette S's NDE. English expanded version  2/5/06  I was "floating" near the ceiling of our living room where I saw myself laid out on the floor, surrounded by 8 to 10 paramedics and various "first responder" personnel, most bent over me, some bringing gear in or out, talking to my husband, etc.  My kids were standing in the archway between our living room and kitchen, and my husband was stuck in the entryway, as he could not get through to our kids without getting in the way.  The gentleman talking to him was probably in his fifties and had short grey hair with a neatly trimmed mustache to match.  I couldn't make out what he was telling my husband exactly because it was pretty chaotic in the room, but I could make out the words "she wasn't breathing, but they're intubating and we have a faint pulse now"...
Brief NDE with verified accurate observation of resuscitation efforts.

757. Dominique's NDE. English expanded version  2/5/06 From France, Original in French, Translated by Nelly He was floating just a little above the ground and a multitude of persons were running towards him and trying to catch him in order to make him lower at their level.  These beings’ faces were tortured with anguish, fury, they were really frightening. My cousin says that there were also dogs and lions. This was, he says, the most frightening experience he has ever had in his life. What was this place exactly like? “A place of misfortune”, he adds, unwilling to give any further details. 
Even though this is a second hand account, it has quite a ring of authenticity.

756. Ramiro J's NDE-LIKE. English expanded version  2/4/06 From Ecuador, Original in Spanish, Translated by Estela  One night, after reading about this subject, I remember I went to sleep. Everything looked normal and I remember clearly –and I know it was not a dream or hallucination because I was perfectly conscious- even though it started as a dream, soon it became in something very real. I first felt that during my dream my soul detached from my body and went up towards the ceiling. I was terribly desperate and wondered if this was death. I really thought it was my end; everything was so dark and deserted, I felt so lost and desperate when suddenly my body started falling down, at an incredible speed; I felt that I was nearing a dark and gloomy and nobody would hear me. I was so desperate that I started crying for help.
Frightening experience


754. Martha C's NDE. English expanded version  1/15/06 I, my spirit, was golden light.  I was still attached from my the center of my chest.  My spirit appeared purple at the junction with my body.
NDE associated with cardiac arrhythmia.

753. Marty's NDE. English expanded version  1/15/06  The doctor was just finishing giving me a cold shot of penicillin when my body went into shock with a fever of 105.  I heard a buzzing noise that grew in pitch and the room began to spin increasingly in sync with the sound.  I felt my body explode out of something and into another realm of calm, peace and beauty.  I felt that I was traveling in a tunnel, which I think is a common experience felt by others.  At the end of this tunnel, was a very bright light and I was getting closer and closer to the end and I saw brilliant beings of some sort.  There was no speaking by it was understood by a being and myself that I would go no further.  I heard the most beautiful music that I ever heard and can't describe it.  This experience lasted a few seconds and I came back in a reverse manner with the buzzing sound getting lower and lower this time and my eyes opening to see the room spinning slower and slower and back into consciousness.
NDE associated with Strep infection around age 10.  Interesting in that he wished to share this experience before reading any other experiences on this web site.

752. Pat B's NDE. English expanded version  1/15/06 From Australia  As above I had a outer body experience where I noticed doctors and nurses issuing orders all around me trying to revive me I remember floating above the table and watching what was going on and noticing the lights.  I went through a dark tunnel and felt that I was carrying a weight on my back like a haversack.  I felt there were people beside me but I could not recognize any body even though I seen the shape of people.  I felt that the tunnel was fairly long walk and there was a pin point of light at the end of the tunnel and when I got to the end.  I came outside and noticed somebody standing beside me with a covering over the head of the head and I was looking at fields of bright colorful flowers and felt that a massive weight had gone from my shoulders.  It was extremely peaceful and I felt that I did not want to go back.  The colors were extremely bright and beautiful.  I was told by this other person that I had a son and it was not my turn yet.  I tried to argue as I felt I did not want to leave but I had no choice every time he said I had to go back I felt that I was drifting back through the tunnel.
NDE from cardiac arrest during childbirth.

752.5 Marion's NDE-like OBE/ADC. English expanded version  1/15/06  I was fully awake. I even laughed out loud because I knew I was on my way. The earth seemed to be a rust color. I saw large city freeway system with overpasses and all the exits and roads. I saw cars and tractor trailers. They looked like matchbox size. Traffic was moving and very busy like after work. Then I looked up and was being propelled. It was first gray then very dark. I was in a tunnel with motion. It seemed the tunnel had grooves and moving very fast around me as I was going higher. After awhile, I saw bluish white light in the very far off distance. It seemed to be one light. The closer I got to the light, I realized it was lots of lights. I was not scared and wanted to keep moving towards them. I felt very comforted. I also had the feeling of being guided. In the darkness with all the lights, I saw another single light form in the far off distance and instantly I had the feeling this was the light I was searching for. I got closer and then I stopped. I said " Wayne " and watched the light move slowly towards me.
Dramatic OBE with encounter of deceased friend.  Very NDE-like experience.

751. Johan I's NDE. English expanded version  1/10/06 From Netherlands, Original in Dutch, translated by Garry  I fell through the ice and thereafter slipped underneath it. Slowly my eight years of life experience left me and was transformed into beautiful music and colours. I lost consciousness which finally returned after three days. I didn't see the music and colors thereafter. A year later the exact same experience repeated itself but I retain very little memory of that one.
Child Drowning NDE.

750. Beatriz S's Possible NDE. English expanded version  1/10/06 From Brazil, Original in Portuguese, translated by David M All of a sudden I saw myself walking in a large brightly lit hall way, it was lit with a light that was brighter than I’d ever seen before. I felt really well, very light and I observed that there were lots of doors. Everything was extremely clean, white and extraordinarily bright.  I stopped in front of one door that was open. I held the doorway and when I looked to the right there was a man dressed like an astronaut but dressed all in white. On the part that covered the face he had on a type of silvery cloth. The man looked at me through this sort of helmet and said nothing.
NDE from surgery complication.

749. Sebastien B's NDE. English expanded version  1/8/06 From France, Original in French, translated by Johanne During this journey I wasn’t feeling any presence but rather energies creating a beneficial energy. Suddenly the voice of a friend came from far and became clearer and clearer saying “Sébastien, stay with us, Sébastien, come back!” At the beginning I didn’t want to because I was feeling very good and I also knew that the return meant returning to the surrounding sadness and hardship. But this voice, those words, brought images of my mother, of my father, images of all the moments of peace and love spent with my friends, girlfriend, family, teachers or even people met briefly. The feelings related to those images were close, even identical, to the state I was in.
The first experience may have been a heart attack, the second experience was from going unconscious.

748. Maxine M's Fear NDE. English expanded version  1/7/06 From France I felt very drowsy while I was driving and at about 2 miles from home, I fell asleep.  I suddenly found myself floating outside the car, and seeing and hearing earth and stones hitting the side of the car as it swerved towards a huge ditch.  The car then plunged into the ditch, tried to go up on the other side, but rolled over and fell back into the ditch.  I remember being in a sort of tunnel and being projected towards a bright light at the end of the tunnel.  I was sliding at great speed towards the light and I thought "When I'll stop sliding, I'll be dead"  The sliding feeling seemed to be coming out of my head and not out of my body, as though something was being sucked out of my head.  I saw no one, heard nothing except the swishing sound due to the speed at which I was sliding down the tunnel.  I heard bells or something.  The sliding finally stopped and I knew I hadn't died.  I was bruised and shocked but not badly injured.  My husband was not injured either nor were our 2 dogs.
From France.  Car accident, but OBE early in accident.  Accident was apparently not severe enough to be an imminent life-threatening event.

747. Rachel B's NDE. English expanded version  1/7/06 After suffering a gun shot wound to chest I was unconscious when I arrived at the emergency room.  Within minutes I was in shock and dying. Suddenly I was looking down on my body and the crowd of doctors and nurses working to revive me.  I looked around and found that I was up above the room and in the very left hand corner of the "picture".  Looking to my right, I could see a brilliant light as if it were coming from behind a door an indefinite distance away.  I wanted to go through the door but could not because of what the doctors were doing... The next day when the surgeon came in I greeted him by name and told him he should have let me die.  He was amazed I knew his name and more amazed when I described and named the other doctors and techs that had worked on me. He said I was already comatose when he got there.  I even described the layout of the instruments he had used and the layout of the ER rooms.  He said there was no way I could have known these things.
NDE from gunshot wound to chest.

746. Irene's NDE. English expanded version  1/7/06 From Australia  So, there we are, having had the contrast dye injected, the hot yucky feeling has passed and then……all hell breaks loose. I had a very swift reaction in my body which felt like nausea, but about 100 times worse emanating from the pit of my stomach and enveloping me so quickly all I could get out was….”Paul, I don’t feel very well!” I heard him say, with some urgency mind you, “hold on Irene, we’re nearly there.  I felt a backward and downward tilting sensation that was quite surreal – and then from the tips of my toes up towards the top of my head, my whole physical body was vacuumed upward. It then appeared to take rest about 15 feet in the vertical and as I looked downward I saw the strangest sight.  I was not frightened but intrigued mostly as I could see in vivid color, ‘me’ or at least my head, encompassed in a black liquid blanket with Jane to the right of me, the other nurse whose name I never actually heard to the left at about the level of what would have been my shoulders.
NDE from complication of cardiac angiography.  This experience happened only about six weeks prior to submission.

745. Robin G's NDE. English expanded version  1/7/06 Then I heard the nurse say "she is going into shock and she is unconscious".  This is where it gets weird. I felt a complete calm come over me and I felt no pain whatsoever.  I never felt myself leave my body, I was just standing at the head of my bed looking at myself and the nurse and Doc. I heard them talking about stopping the bleeding by stitching up my cervix.  I felt no discomfort from being out of my body.  It was very peaceful. I heard the Doc tell the nurse "try to wake her up".  I then watched her walk over and pick up a little packet off of a standing silver tray. I tried to say "I am awake, I am awake".  But my lips weren't moving.  So the nurse walked up and tore the packet open and put this horrible smelling stuff under my nose. what's weird is is that I smelt it before my body smelt it. All of a sudden I was back in my body slapping her hand away and telling her 'I Am Awake, I've been awake the whole time, leave me alone"
NDE associated with complication of childbirth.

744. Edwin A's NDE. English expanded version  1/7/06 I remember being rushed to the hospital with many doctors and nurses working on me. There was a sense of urgency and I must of stopped breathing. I remember vividly, what I now know to be my spirit rise to the ceiling of the hospital room. I could see my body laying in the hospital bed with all the doctors and nurses working on me. I could see the entire room, even the wall division. I remember the wall division because my family was on the other side crying looking at me in the room through a small window on the door. It seemed as the where fighting for a spot to look through on the window. As I rose, I felt sad that they where so unhappy, but as I elevated I remember looking up and seeing this very pleasant light. I remember trying to stop, but I just kept going. Then there was a Being, the higher I went the more light I saw. The entire ceiling became the sky with a trail of light leading way up.
NDE from asthma attack, approximately age 3-5.

743. Madison T's NDE. English expanded version  1/7/06 ...looking at my body from outside I realized it a mere earthly vehicle...organic....separate totally from me...no emotion of any kind felt toward it...could have been a chair and destroyed before me and would not of felt a thing towards it... the tunnel was about the size of a small room very dark with a light toward the end... I was standing upright being propelled toward the light having a telepathic conversation with an entity near the light.
NDE associated with auto accident.

742. Gary D's NDE. English expanded version  1/1/06 At that exact second a land appears behind The Guide a beautiful land like no other I have ever seen in my life. I have traveled to many places here on earth but have yet to find a place where the plants and trees glowed like they did in this place. It was like a beautiful tropical jungle I could see birds flying with three distinctly separated tails not like the birds I had seen here on earth. I could see plants and trees that made no sense to me. It was so beautiful so peaceful and very bright, everything was bright and alive. By now I was beginning to understand what is going on here. I know now it isn’t anything earthly that I am looking at or for that, matter experiencing.
Astonishing NDE 33 years ago due to scuba diving equipment failure.  Remarkable for several elements including the observation of a watch he had on during the OBE phase while passing over significant earthly distances.  Remarkable observation of his diving partners of his body’s color returning toward normal while he was under water and not breathing at the end of the NDE.

741. David K's NDE. English expanded version  1/1/06 Then it was like I was transported to another plane of light first white and then as I felt like I was gaining focus I realized it was a bright purple.  I was traveling not as a human but as a force of energy that I have come to describe as waves of light. There were others there also that guided me and communicated to me and welcomed me like a loving mother would and I could feel a connection with them that had no origin.  The feelings that I experienced then were overwhelming to me as a LOVE I never thought possible and peace beyond words. By this point I had realized that I must have died and I truly didn't mind, in fact I was relieved and would have cried in Joy had my body been with me.  I still cry every time I think about what awaits me on the other side, like I can channel the peace and love that was there and it has been 11 years.  I am still very much in touch with that dimension.  I never reached any destination but the fellow spirits that traveled with me told me of a source energy that all spirits must pass through and your true spirit will be revealed to you.
NDE associated with heroin overdose and unconsciousness.

740. HB's NDE. English expanded version  1/1/06 All of a sudden I heard a clatter on the floor, as if something fell over, but I could see nothing: I was conscious of being upright in total darkness (later I was told that the noise was my body falling to the ground and upsetting a trashcan). It was dark and I wondered what I was doing there. Then for some reason, I took a big, wide step to my left. I was in another place. The sun was shining, it was warm, it was beautiful. People were all happy and content and busy. Lots of children. I remember my dead grandfather with his arm round me - he was showing me a building. There were lots of children. I didn't question anything, it was all 'meant to be'. It felt like coming home. But then I heard a voice say "You will remember nothing of this" and a wrench. I was back in my body but I didn't know it. I was just conscious of being inside something, totally quiet, totally still. Then I breathed and that was incredible.
NDE associated with allergic reaction.

739. Oma L's NDE. English expanded version  1/1/06 Minutes after I was injected with the anesthesia I went into a seizure and had a cardiac arrest.  I found myself standing on air of darkness.  I can see myself, but everything around me was foggy and dark.  All I could hear was more than a thousand voices talking to me at the same time.  The words were not clear to me, but for some odd reason I knew what the voices were saying.  All I could understand was "Do you want to live."   I would go back and fourth of the voices and flashbacks in reviews of my life.  It was a very frightening experience.  I also saw a bright light white light as if someone is shining a flashlight in my eyes as if not to be viewed.  I believe at that point, like I knew what the voices was saying; I also knew that the light was the image of God or maybe that was what I wanted to believe.  At the moment I saw the light the voices became louder and stronger with the same question "Do you want to live?" I wanted to answer "YES", but I couldn't answer it.  I knew I had to yell out "YES" but could not utter a word.
NDE associated with seizure from medication.  Frightening experience.

738. Tisha G's ADC/NDE-Like. English expanded version  1/1/06 The next thing I knew is that I felt as though "I" (the very core of me- my awareness) was being sucked out of my  head and upwards at about a 40 degree angle at an incredible rate of speed through what for a lack of a better word, could resemble a tunnel (although the edges seemed permeable, rather than solid). At this point I was no longer afraid but still fully conscious and aware of what was happening, it was really a very comforting peaceful feeling and I recall thinking that I was heading somewhere pleasant. I could not come close to guessing how long this went on, I totally lost track of time- or rather there was no time to track....  According to reports her death would have occurred at around the same time I had my experience. I no longer feel that I was losing my mind, what happened to me was as real as anything I have ever experienced- in fact it was more real. Since this experience I feel like I have become a totally different person, one with  more understanding and empathy. The message I got was definitely about love and god and a universal connection between everything.
NDE-like experience probably occurring at the time of her mother’s death (1300 miles away, and death was not expected).  Consistent with an After Death Communication (ADC).

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