Joe D's NDE 2708
I suffered a massive heart attack on March 14, 2005, at about 5 p.m. in the evening at Sheridan, Oregon. I could not breath properly at all and was gasping madly for air. The paramedics were called at once, and when they arrived they immediately dropped a large electrical wheel on me, which hurt me severely, but my breathing improved slightly. I was bustled into an ambulance and taken to the Willamette Medical Center emergency room in McMinnville, OR. During the ride there I apparently passed out, and when I next awoke, I was at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon, in their ICU unit.
It was there that I found out that I three days had passed and that it was now Thursday, March 17th, 2005. I was told that I had been placed in a medical induced coma for awhile so that I would not move around because so many tubes and IVs were attached to my body. I was informed by the Doctors that I would have to undergo a triple bypass surgery and a maze operation if I had any hopes of continuing to live. I was told, as was my wife, that the operation was dangerous and that my chances of living through it were about 50-50. However, I had developed pneumonia and, thus, had to wait until that cleared up before the surgery could take place. The surgery finally took place on March 24th.
A few days prior to that surgery was when my NDE came to me clearly and I realized I must have experienced it during the 44 seconds that I had flat lined on the cardio monitor on March 14th at that emergency room in McMinnville. It all then came to me clearly and as I lay there in my hospital bed, actual chills occurred as I re-lived it in my mind.
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. Then, a bright light again appeared and I saw the outline of a man in white, but not his face. He told me things that are very special and afterwards he disappeared quickly, but I know from what he told me that two things are certain, and that is  I am not to fear death at all, and  that the future will bring certain things that are both good and bad, including the exact date when Jesus Christ will again appear on this earth. I hesitate to go into too much detail here because I am not at all sure that what happened to me on March 14th, 2005, should be shared with others or whether it was meant for only me. That was never told to me. I did NOT see a tunnel. I did NOT meet God, Jesus or any angels. I did NOT "travel" to heaven. My entire life did NOT pass before my eyes, nor did I see myself on that emergency room gurney via an out of body experience.
What took place
is exactly as I have herein described, except for many more things I was
informed of by the man in white with no face during my NDE. I know it was all
real because prior to my heart attack I had an intense fear of dying and also of
hospitals, operations, etc. I no longer have such fears at all! I can give you
the doctors names at the McMinnville emergency room where this took place. Two
of those doctors, in fact, later told me that It was a miracle I lived. They
could not believe I survived such and attack. My heart is now 40% damaged and
it is also dangerously enlarged. I can supply you, if you wish, with documents,
charts, etc. and also doctors names of this event, including bona fide proof
that I actually did flatten out for 44 seconds on the cardio monitor.
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? When listening to what the person in white had to tell me.
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: It was EXTREMELY intense!
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.)? Yes Yes, I have poor vision, but could see very clearly in my NDE. The colors of the flowers were as though they were much, much brighter than normal, as was the whiteness of the person in white.
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.)?
Yes Much more clear sounding than usual.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Uncertain
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Extreme peace and the smell of clean cool air and lovely flowers.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
Did you see a light? Yes As described above, very bright and white, yellow and blue in color.
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes Yes, the man in white as depicted above.
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? No
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? Yes The flowers, the man in white, the smells and feeling of peace.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Uncertain Not sure.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes Yes, the future and my own eventual demise and what death REALLY consists of, although I am not sure if that is only for MY death or for ALL deaths. I was not told this. Also, when Christ will next appear and not to fear death or things on this earth at all as I used to and no longer do.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain Not sure.
Did you become aware of future events? Yes
Yes, it was highly informative and very much appreciated!
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Yes Knowledge of the future and of death.
Have you shared this experience with others? No Not until now, not even with my wife!
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: Experience was definitely real I don't quite understand your question here. Sorry.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? Yes, the knowledge of the future and of what death REALLY is!
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real Because I no longer fear death, hospitals, etc. as I once did.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes Yes, I think I am much nicer to people now, and much more tolerant and patient.
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
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? I would like to discuss the ENTIRE experience with others, I think, but don't wish to be laughed at.
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes Yes, quite well.
Are there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience? I don't think so.