Leonard NDE 5170
Narrative and Answers edited for clarity by Judy Shea 4.30.11
I was young - 20.
I did not think I would ever have a drug overdose but it happened. First I saw the bright light, unlike any light on Earth. I went through the light at a very very fast speed and felt no pain, no hunger, and not even any gravity. As a matter of fact, I don't think people on Earth ever feel the way I felt. But it's hard to explain. Then I saw this black curtain open to a color I had never seen here on Earth. I couldn't see anyone there. Then I heard my Grandfather's voice say "There he is!" in a very happy tone. The next thing, I was back in the tunnel of light feeling gravity again. It felt awful. I didn't want to go back. Then I was back on Earth, hovering in the corner of the bathroom near the ceiling, looking down at my dead body, and at my friends, who were freaking out. They had tried to revive me and had given up. Then I was back in my body in a cold bath tub filled with freezing cold water and ice.
I noticed I had an erection and had taken a dump in the bath tub. When I stood up, I looked at one of my friends who had turned white as can be. I felt very confused and asked what the hell is going on. He said I had been dead for 20 minutes. I put my clothes on and drove home. I did not feel the heroin at all in my system, I was scared and could not believe what just happened.
I can remember this event just like it happened yesterday. I have no clue why it happened. But, because of this event, I have no fear of death. Many times I wish I had not been sent back here, as it seemed much better where I was going.
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? yes
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: yes
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 saw colors not seen on earth.
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? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Happy
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Yes And I saw light you will not see on Earth
Did you see a light? Yes
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 My Grandfather's voice
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? 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? Yes I get heat in the palms of my hands. Some times I talk about things that have not happened yet two weeks before they actually happen.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes and I found a friend who has had the same experience.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I have heard stories.
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real Same as I do now.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? My Grandfather's voice
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real I remember it like it happened yesterday
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 Because I saw nothing like what religious people say.
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 Good questions