Dr. Boris' NDE
It began the month of February of 1988. I had to be taken to a hospital for chest pains. I was admitted into the intensive care unit (ICU) and under strict surveillance. Two days later, I suffered a heart attack. I was in the ICU for 10 days, then was moved to a private room on the cardiology floor. I didn't feel completely well. After consulting with the doctor, my wife and I decided that I should have open-heart surgery. So, we decided to move to Houston, Texas.
Two days later we left for en-route to United States, where the ambulance was waiting to transport me from the airport to St. Luke Hospital. I arrived the night of Tuesday 16th. On the 17th, preparations were made for cardiovascular open-heart surgery to restore the obstructed arteries. After dinner, at about eight in the evening of the 17th, I began to feel a sharp, penetrating pain in the left side. I was immediately rushed to ICU where about three doctors and three nurses injected me, they put serum, etc. and to each moment was asked, on a scale of 1 to 10, to describe the intensity of the pain. To this I responded, "9."
On February 18, during anesthesia, I saw everything, but I could not move. Soon after, I began to notice that my body rose slowly in the space. I didn't move, but it continued ascending, crossing the floors of the hospital, as if they opened the floors in my ascent, leaving a hole sufficiently big to look down.
I remember after crossing several floors, I could lift my head and to turn it on my right shoulder to see down. It didn't scare me what I saw. There below, I saw doctors and nurses trying to take me out of the one state in that I was. I closed the eyes and then I felt that I began to descend quickly and to enter to my body. I saw the agitation around me again. This experience was repeated five or six times. And I continued answering the intensity of the one pain. This agony went on until I was rushed into the operation room.
I want to tell you of a strange experience that I had in the moments when I left my body. In one of those instants, I felt that I floated towards a dark tunnel. At the end of the tunnel there was a man to the entrance of a cave, equally dark. He was dressed in white with charrateras on his jacket. It disturbed me when I saw him lift his right arm to make hand gestures beckoning me nearer. Before that image so dark, I felt a lot fear. I felt strongly that he was a demon who was calling me. I made an effort to retrace the road journey, and I felt again in the room of intensive.
I think that I conserved my mental clarity for several hours during the time I was dead. I believe that I was prepared to die. On the way to the operating room I vividly remember that my wife was on my left holding my hand, while my daughter held my right hand, until we entered the intensive care room. There they said goodbye with a kiss, to those that I corresponded mentally. Already in the living room I observed the three doctors toiled in assisting me and to the three nurses accepting the medical orders. As I already referred him while they applied me the mask of oxygen and asked me each certain number of minutes for the intensity of the pain.
In the cardiology room I already received several pills sublinguales of nitroglycerine; but I don't know what medications they applied me in intensive. I remained conscious to respond to those questions that were asked relative to the intensity of the pain.
It was in those moments in that I felt the first of the experiences. My emotional state stayed calm, without fears or anguish because I knew, in that moment that the detachment of my body had a meaning: I had died! Yet, I continued thinking and felt how it crossed the floors of different rooms. I didn't see anything around me. Everything was dark.
Only when I arrived to certain height, I looked above my right shoulder. I saw in the bottom the image of what I had abandoned through the hole through which my body ascended. It was a round hole but of irregular borders. I observed the number of floors crossed, as well as the edges around the floors. But it was a sufficiently large hole so that I could see the bed and the stretcher.
When looking down, you could only perceive the illumination of the lower floor where my body was being assisted by the medical personnel and of the infirmary. It was too dark to see other objects or people.
In those moments that were fleeting, I didn't have any fear. It was completely calm, without sensation of uneasiness. When I returned to my body through the head to my normal position, I felt my descent and incorporation to that being that they were operating on.
Was the experience dream like in any way? I don't believe that it was a similar or similar experience to a state of dream.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? I didn't feel that my conscience separated my body. I always reasoned that my conscience remained with my body, although to this I saw it in the bottom.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? I didn't hear any noise or unusual sounds.
Did you meet or see any other beings? Only when I had the second experience. I consider it a type of hallucination from medications. I felt in a dark, closed space for the one that floated in address to a clear area that was observed at the distance and where at the end, I saw that individual that called me with the hand. The yes it was standing on the edge of a cave of illuminated border but of dark, very dark bottom. In that moment I reasoned that the being was a demon. I got scared and I impelled myself to return for where it had arrived to that place.
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? In any moment I was able to make a revision of the events of my last life.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? All my experience was in a total silence. I didn't see nothing else that counted, or could be verified later on.
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? I didn't see any beautiful place, neither dimensions outside of what we accustom to see in our environment of the reality.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? I didn't find to feel that the space or the time they were altered. I felt the experience like a space of time that lapses lives and one leaves to happen.
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? I didn't have the sensation of ending up knowing any special knowledge, order neither universal purpose.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? I didn't reach any barrier or restrictive physical structure.
Did you become aware of future events? I don't believe to have reached to glimpse events futures.
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? I didn't make the decision of returning to my body. It was something of what doesn't take voluntary participation.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? A lot that I thought if perhaps, I could to have some psychic gift already after having lived that experience, but it has not been this way. The certain thing is that after the experience, I believe to look at the life from a more spiritual point of view. I believe to have enlarged the perception of what is a human being, their mission in the earth and the road that should continue to reach the biggest well-being. My approach to God and the reinforcement of my religious beliefs has been constituted in the best change of those things that have caused suffering in my life.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? My personal relationships have been overcome for well. I believe to understand the human behavior better, to know more thoroughly the roots that move it in certain address; to be more compassionate and to contemplate the pardon
from a different angle.
Have you shared this experience with others? This experience has shared it with very few people, not for fear of being rejected, but for the one zeal of keeping something that is intimately mine.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? After to return of the anesthesia and to be fully aware of what I experienced, I didn't communicate anything until days later. I expressed it to my wife and nobody more. Past some years I explained to it to some friends that urged me to write about it. I never made it.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? I think that the worst part in my experience was when I saw me floating toward that dark cave where a strange fellow waited for me.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? After that experience I have not had anything again resemblance, not even low effects from medications.