Francoise A Probable NDE
edited for clarity by Judy Shea 6/24/11
I was lying on the bed. I thought I was dreaming that I saw a gallery, like a tunnel, where there was a beautiful garden with many flowers and a light at the end that grew steadily stronger and stronger. Alongside this light was my grandfather who had died approximately six or seven months ago. I smiled at him and felt happy to see him, at first. He was smiling as if he felt well (when I had last seen him, he had always been suffering because he had been sick with cancer.) I wanted to stay there with him, but as I approached him, telling him how well he looked, he waved goodbye to me, and said, "I'm fine! But you must go away now, because your time has not arrived yet." I said to him, "So I come to you, and we have to say goodbye?" And he said, "Go, go! They are waiting for you!" After that, I felt sadness.
It ends here
because I woke up.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes, the light was extremely strong. It was not really "white," but I didn't know what else to call it.
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes. I was in bed in the hospital after taking a little box full of sedatives. I remember waking up in the hospital and not knowing how I got there.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? While I was talking with my grandfather. I was talking in his language, as we always talked.
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness. It was while I was talking with my grandfather. I was talking in his language, as we always talked.
Yes. The light was somewhat white. But the smile of my grandfather seemed to light up everything all around.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was happy to see my grandpa! So happy, because he was looking so well! But in the end, I was sad, because he didn't want me to stay with him.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Yes. It was like being in a tunnel - actually, quite a large tunnel.
Did you see a light? Yes, see the first question
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes, my grandfather.
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? 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? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes, I've been sharing it with others for the last 5 years.
Did You Have Any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes, I had read in the newspaper the story of a woman who died after she had woken up in the morgue and the pathology doctor was scared.
How did you view the reality of your experience Shortly (days to weeks) after It Happened: At first I saw the experience as "definitely not real" - I did not believe in these sorts of things. I thought it was a dream.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? Most important was the fact of seeing my grandfather and that he was fine.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Now I see the experience as "probably real." The more time that passes, the more I think it was not "a dream," because I remember it very well, and I do not remember other dreams.
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? Yes