Denise C NDE
edited for clarity by Judy Shea 6/18/11
Well, it was the winter of 1977. I was sick with pneumonia, and we had just had a blizzard. My dad was away on a business trip. My mom had to go to the basement to get something. I went into the kitchen, and I heard my mom call up to me to take my cough medicine. I went to take it, and I felt my body fall in slow motion. I heard my head hit the floor. My mom yelled up to me," Is everything ok?" I felt that if I answered her, I would die. I felt like a battery that needed to be recharged. My mom ran upstairs and saw me lying on the kitchen floor. She yelled to my four-year-old sister, "Melissa! Mommy needs your help! Something is wrong with Denise!" I was aware of my mom carrying me and putting me on the sofa. She told my sister to sit on the floor and to not let her sister fall off the sofa. My mom went to call the ambulance, but our phone was out due to the blizzard. She was wearing her pajamas, bathrobe, and slippers, and she ran across the street without even a coat. Our street wasn't plowed yet. It took the ambulance about an hour to get to our house, even though the hospital was only 6 miles away from our house.
I was dead... I'm
not sure for how long. I was at one end of a tunnel and I saw a group of people
at the other end of it. From the background, a strong light was emanating,
outlining the crowd with a beautiful yellow light. I could not see any of their
faces - it was too dark. Two of the men, I knew, were my Irish grandfather's
brothers. I could tell that's who they were because they were wearing the same
type of hat my grandfather wore - those wool hats from the 30s and 40s. Then, I
believe, Jesus spoke to me. It was such an incredible voice! The voice said,
"DENISE! GO BACK! IT'S NOT YOUR TIME YET!" This voice had the sound of every
good and kind comment that had ever been made to me. Then I felt an electrical
feeling, like a surge of energy rushing through me.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? No
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Not sure
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal.
If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain: Not sure.
Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)? Uncertain
Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)? Uncertain
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Love, happiness.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Yes. I didn't actually enter the tunnel. I was at one end of it. I was, I guess, about to enter it.
Did you see a light? Yes. It was outlining the group of people at the other end of the tunnel.
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes. I could not see their faces, but it was a large group of people.
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? No
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes. My grandfather's brothers wore wool hats. I could only make out the outline.
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? No
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes. It seemed liked time slowed down.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events? No
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Yes. Before this, when I was a small child, I started to recall two past lives, and I can still recall them. Also, my deceased grand mom occasionally comes to me in my sleep. And sometimes my dreams come true.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes. My parents and my sister have always believed me. My husband and my brother are more analytical, and they don't believe it happened.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: From the start, I saw the experience as definitely real. I felt I was here for a reason.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? Can't recall.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: I still see the experience as definitely real. I believe in these experiences.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? No