Jim T Possible NDE
I had to have 4 molars removed. My mother brought me to the dentist, they administered an IV to put me to sleep. I remember counting from 100 in reverse to about 90. I sense that I went to sleep and the next memory I am floating at the ceiling level directly above my body watching and listening as the Dentist pulled the teeth. I remember noticing how hard he had to work to get the teeth to come out and that there was quite a bit of blood. I did not float back to my body but sense that I went to sleep again and woke up in the dentist chair. The next memory is sitting in the waiting room while my mother paid at the reception window them came and sat with me while I regained my faculties. We walked to the car, I told her what happened (the part about floating) and she acknowledged the story but I think dismissed it as a lingering reaction to the anesthesia.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Uncertain I was under anesthesia having 4 teeth pulled. I was with my mother. We were not informed if the dentist/oral surgeon noticed anything unusual during the procedure.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Shortly after I realized I was watching myself in the chair; which did not shock me, I closely watched and listened as the dentist and the dental assistant worked to get the teeth out.
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
Shortly after I realized I was watching myself in the chair; which did not shock me, I closely watched and listened as the dentist and the dental assistant worked to get the teeth out.
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 I seem to remember being able to see the work and the instruments very clearly considering that it seemed like I was about 20 feet high while watching. Note that the ceiling height in the room was normal +- 9' it just seemed higher while I was watching.
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.)? No
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I don't remember any emotion but a definite curiosity about the work being done.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
Did you see a light? No
Did you meet or see any other beings? No
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 I saw the tooth extraction, heard the conversation between the Dentist and the assistant. This was not verified because I left the office with my mother before mentioning the experience and no attempt was made to verify anything.
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? No
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes I remember sensing that my back was very close to the acoustical ceiling and that this was the limit of my elevation.
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 I have no problem believing and dealing with the fact that my spirit dwells in but is not reliant on my physical body.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes Within the hour I told my mother, she acknowledged the story but I believe wrote it off to a reaction to anesthesia. I have told may people since then and most listen but have no noticeable reaction.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Uncertain I was young and I don't know if I had ever heard about NDE
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real I did not dwell on it beyond accepting it as a weird experience.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? No
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real I do not dwell on it beyond accepting is as a weird experience.
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? Uncertain I do believe in God, the devil, and a sprit world and this experience may have solidified my ability to acknowledge this truth as a continuous state.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes