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Johnathon's NDE

Experience description: 

I was a serving soldier in the 3rd Battalion of the parachute regiment, my regiment was on a military exercises for 2 weeks in an area known as Salisbury plain, my job entailed,.. was to drive a landrover.  What happened is an exact recollection of events which I experienced and only very close friends know about this. Approx 2.30 a.m. I was driving from Warminster with a landrover full of rations, spare wheels the usual junk a landrover carries, I was very tired only having a couple of hours sleep when I remember the landrover steering wheel begin to vibrate.  Due to exhaustion and needing my bed, I guessed I had about 1 hour to get to my location so I continued driving, a few moments later the landrover immediately took a sharp left turn throwing me to the right with my head hitting of the door, my hands came off the steering wheel and when I tried to brake I felt the vehicle roll over to the left sharply, what accounts I have during the roll was total fear screaming for my mum ( yes, my mum strangely ) 

I remember been thrown about in the drivers compartment, grass coming through the window, darkness, pain all over my chest and shear hell was what I experienced before blacking out. When I awoke, I felt the wind in my face which was nice, once I began to focus I saw bright lights, heard people shouting, the wind on my face was coming off the rotors of a rescue helicopter I presumed, the top of the landrover was gone, cut away by fireman and the lights were torches, I remember a woman speaking to me holding my left hand saying we will get you out, I recall crying but felt no pain then I felt myself began to drift which I thought was off to sleep.

I then felt myself slipping out of my body heading to the right hand side when I stopped floating I was about 20 feet away standing up watching everything happen in front of me, I felt no pain but totally confused then shear terror came over me as I knew then that I died, I didn't want to die I was still too young, all these thoughts came over me, also there was no tunnels of light, no bright lights, angels singing which is usually perceived. But what happened then was I felt a warmth come over me, kind of like hot air all over my body and then I felt myself begin fade away, a bit like mist or steam from a kettle and then I awoke in the same place where the accident had happened but this place was totally peaceful, everything was clearer, brighter and I felt total at peace within myself.

I knew I was in the same place but not, if you know what I mean. I then began to walk about which felt like 5 mins, there was no buildings, nothing relating to any sort of civilization was evident. I sat down trying to gather my thoughts when I saw my dog Bruce walking over to me.  Yes, my old dog who died when I was young.  Don't know how I knew it was him but I just felt in my heart that it was him, the way he used to look, he came over to me and we cuddled for about a minute when this figure appeared a few feet in front of me. I didn't recognize him (yes, it was a him), he came over and sat down next to me petting Bruce. He was wearing a suit but from maybe the early 1900's era, about 40 yrs in appearance, black hair but I never felt any fear, or suspicion around him however my intuition said he is related to me in some form. His voice was so soothing, he said to me, "John are you happy?"  Just, am I happy. "Yes" was the reply.  Then he got up and went for a walk, don't know why.   I felt like I needed to follow him.  I could feel the grass, smell the air and feel the cool wind again my face.  Even here birds sing, the sun was as bright as any a day I could recall, the grass was far greener, just everything was more visible and everything felt alive, like I could feel everything's energy pulsating against my own which felt totally wonderful.

I remember walking with him stroking Bruce as we strolled about. He said he is taking me to a special place were someone is waiting for me. He spoke in length about life, stressing the importance of goodwill to all creatures, he also explained that there is more life in the universe than one can hope to understand and were we are going is a meeting place. About maybe a few moments I could see other people walking about, some were kissing, cuddling, people were laughing being happy and I could actually feel their happiness inside my belly, yes my belly.  It felt so right, so strong and I know everyone could feel my love, sort of like everybody sharing their experiences with everyone around.

We stopped beside a large oak tree.  Under the oak tree there was this woman sitting down looking at me.  She was dressed like the days of the roman empire, long flowing white robe but of shear beauty. Long red curly hair down to her knees. Bruce ran over to her and I followed. There were no introductions, but I felt like I knew her already. She informed me that I need to go back as my time is not up. I remember sighing and looking at the ground in sadness.   Then I remember her waving at me and I also recall myself screaming for Bruce to come with me, I remember crying that I want to stay. When suddenly, like a dream, I woke up inside a helicopter with this huge needle in my chest. 

I know what you have read might sound unbelievable what I truly believe in what I experienced. I know now in my heart and soul that there is life after death and I believe everyone experiences this differently from everyone else. I did recover from my injuries and later on was informed by the doctors that I was clinically dead for over 1 minute. I now look at life from a different view than what I used to. Life is so precious so try to be the best thing you can ever be. I know now that there was no angels, harps or cities in the skies but something even bigger, better awaiting us, and I know what my experiences were was only scratching the surfaces to what happens to all of when we die.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words?          No      No I remember it now as vivid as when the accident happened.

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          Yes    Yes I died for about 1 minute.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?  from the start to the end

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:        I felt my senses were more in tune to all around me, I could feel total love and happiness which cannot be said in words.

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    Everything was far more clearer, because I could also feel everything as well as visual see.

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.)?

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?          Yes

What emotions did you feel during the experience?          Just calmness would be the appropriate word, like acceptance.

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?         Yes    My Dog, and two people whom I recall knowing them but from where I don't know.

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    maybe consult with doctors

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?          Yes    The same place the accident happened but far more real and a million times more beautiful.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?  Yes    I felt like I was in the other realm for maybe half an hour but from my friends who witnessed the incident said as soon as I drifted off they got me out within seconds and the helicopter trip was only 10 mins long to the hospital, whereas I woke up in the helicopter.

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?     Yes    The longer I was there the more I began to understand the purpose of life, but as soon as I returned  all that info has vanished, I feel like living creatures are forbidden to know this knowledge due to maybe our warlike trait.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes    I remember being at a place were people meet up, but I feel that's also a place were people get sent back

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?       Uncertain     Just more aware of there more to life and a lot more to death.

Have you shared this experience with others?        Yes    Got counseling after the accident who said, my experiences are beautiful and should be shared with all. But the doctors said it was my brain switching off to hide me from the pain. And two friends no-one else.

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 think of it every night up to the present day.

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? Total love, happiness and a feeling of being totally wanted and admired, and to feel that feeling with everything around you.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:          Experience was definitely real         I can still see the grass, clouds, sun and I also feel the edge of my fingers tingle every time I stroked my dog Bruce.

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?
Yes    Protestant faith follows god, Jesus etc.. I felt like I was my own god, my own creator, everything in life is equal to each other, so there is no supreme being watching over us just something bigger and better which I feel we are all part off.

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? People I believe now go to the earth realm to heighten their spirit awareness, bring this back to the other realms and share these experience with others

Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes   

Are there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience? What I experienced has changed my whole outlook in life, I feel peoples pain more, I'm also more in tune with peoples feelings.