Laurie S's NDE
My experience was as follows: I had to go to a clinic to have tests for tuberculosis, as a fellow-student had fallen ill with the disease. At that time I had a great aversion to needles and especially to blood, quite often I would faint. So, in a state of nervousness before the test, I made up my mind and had the injection. All I could see there was a red dot, but I got stressed, went back out where my mother was, looking pale, and they asked me if I was OK.
I said yes, and immediately lost consciousness, seeing images of my life like
snapshots, from early childhood up to the age I was at that time, seeing and
understanding the meaning of all these pictures, although they flashed by at
remarkable speed. Suddenly I entered a dark tunnel, feeling all the time at
peace and in harmony, feeling wonderful, and in a bit a light appeared and there
was someone, an entity, in two dimensions, without human features. I noticed
other presences, as if they were accompanying me, but there was no one I knew. I
wanted to stay there, but I was told I had to go back; I was urged to leave, I
still had things to do, and soon I saw a burst of light, saw myself on the
ground and my mother and my friends, the people of that place circled round me,
looking at me and asking if I was OK. And I sure was OK, felt great, full of a
sensation of fulfilment, and conscious of what had happened to me and that I
would not know how to tell anyone about it, it was a very strange and different
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words?
Yes, since it was something so strange and different, that telling anyone about
it who has not been through it could mean they would not be able to believe you,
although you knew with certainty that you were not inventing it, but had lived
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?
Uncertain. No, I don't think that fainting is life-threatening in itself, it is
just that it was very difficult to resuscitate me. The nurse was frantically
trying to get me to have oxygen because I was not reacting, slow to react after
a fainting-fit which normally would pass quickly.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?
When I entered the light and was with the presences.
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? Less consciousness and alertness than normal. When I entered the light and was with the presences.
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, perception is different, you are not an observer, things happen within
yourself, everything enters into you, vision comes towards you and it is
something in a straight line, you are not aware of the sides, there is no
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.)?
Uncertain. I heard nothing, just felt things, all as if on a mental plane.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peace, fulfilment, I felt better than good, happiness, love.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?
Yes. After the images of my life I went through a dark tunnel straight ahead and
suddenly came the light.
Did you see a light? Yes, a light which flooded everything, on every side, and which made me feel fulfilled.
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes. I saw a presence but did not know it, then I felt other presences but did not seem them, I felt that they were behind the first being, and they told me I had to go back, as I still had things to do, that my moment had still not come.
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? Yes, I saw a rapid succession of images like photographs, from childhood to my age at that time. All of them were gratifying and made me joyful, I was happy.
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, I saw a brilliantly lit place and it made me feel total satisfaction.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes. It is as if much more time had passed than really did when I fainted, it was an immeasurable time.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?
Yes, as although I know that what awaits me is something beautiful, I know that
I had to remain alive still, since I have plans to accomplish so that everything
will move around me.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?
Yes, as when I crossed the boundary I was flooded with peace and plenitude, I
was hugely happy.
Did you become aware of future events?
Yes. I often have intuitions, perceptions or visions of people and situations
which are going to happen. For some time I paid no attendion to these, thinking
I was mistaken, but since about a year and a bit ago I've changed attitude,
deciding to pay more attention to them. Everything comes out as I see it is
going to, I am rarely wrong.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Yes Las intuiciones o percepciones de lo que pueda venirse o de como es una persona para bien o mal.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes A mi familia se lo conte al poco, no me hicieron mucho caso ni le dieron importancia, a otra gente que se lo conte se quedaron con una actitud incredula y hara poco a una amiga k tuvo un accidente de coche y estuvo en coma y me entendio perfectamente
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 probably real. Although I knew I had lived it, because it was something so strange, I thought I must have imagined it, that there must be a scientific explanation which is not there, as this concerns matters to do with death.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?
The sensation of peace and plenitude, and wanting to stay at all costs, except I
was told I could not stay, which I accepted but did not like.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience?
Experience was definitely real . Because with time I have seen things from a
more detached viewpoint, and there must be something to it, this was an
overwhelmingly beautiful feeling, and if that is so, why should I not accept it,
it is something good.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?
Yes. I seek out sincere people, honest and good.
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?
Yes. I don't believe religion has a name, it is a feeling, we are all equal,
catholic, protestant, Buddhist, Muslim etc.
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 don't know why this happened to me, since normally it arises from a different
type of situation, not a fainting-fit, but it did happen to me and I would not
change that for anything.
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?
Yes. I have tried to be as precise as possible although this happened more than
10 years ago and the memory of it is not as detailed as it was after just a few
years, so I advise anyone who goes through this to describe it quite soon, or
write it down in a notebook, it is much better for remembering it later.
Are there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience? I cannot think of much else.