Leonard S's NDE
I only remember that when we were at the Fort Benning Georgia Hospital Emergency room, that I was floating above my body. My body was on a stretcher or gurney and my mom was next to me crying. I remember seeing someone come up and feel my arm for a pulse (I assume this) and turning to my mother and shaking his head. The next thing I saw a another individual being talked to by the first one and that individual checking on me. He said something to my mother and then I was wheeled into a treatment area. This is all I saw, the next thing was that I awakened a day or so later.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain I didn't tell anyone at the time for fear that I would be looked at as a freak.
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes Being Hit in the back of the head with a baseball bat.
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? unconscious
Was the experience dream like in any way? It did not seem like a dream at all.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes I was like whole, but floating above everything. I did not seem to be solid.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? None that I can remember.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? None that I remember.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes Only the checking of my pulse and the nodding to my mother. She told me when I was better that a medical assistant had checked my pulse and told her I was dead.
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? No Did you have any sense of altered space or time? No I am not sure.
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 say yes because I believe I returned to my body when the second man took me into the exam area.
Did you become aware of future events? No
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? No Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? No
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes My belief in a hereafter has grown stronger from the experience. I know there is a form of life after the death of this body.
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? My belief in god is stronger; however, I now and have since this event believed that I did not need to go to a physical structure in order to worship god.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I have grown stronger in my beliefs of am afterlife.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes My wife. Her reaction was something of disbelief.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? My emotions are not know to me at this time, I remember a little about the recovery in the hospital for a week is about all.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The best part was looking down on what was occurring, although I don't really believe I realized what was happening to me at the time. The worst part was watching my mother being told I was dead.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes I think the questions help in remembering the event, but I am not sure.