Louis S NDE
edited for clarity by Judy Shea 5/19/11
I was involved in a head-on collision with an eighteen wheeler. I had severe head trauma and numerous broken bones throughout my body. I was immediately knocked unconscious, and when I came to, I could barely breath due to my broken ribs. I had to slow my breathing to a minimum to ease the pain, and that's when I had the "Experience."
I was walking down what seemed like a bright hallway. Then I came upon a break in the wall - a gap which had bars like those of a jail cell, stopping anyone or anything from getting through. It was black behind the gap. I was curious and wondering where I was. About this time, both of my deceased grandmothers appeared from nowhere. One stood there just looking at me and the other was telling me to go back, that I couldn't come in yet. I looked beyond her into the black darkness and felt the presence of my deceased grandfather, my deceased great-grandmother and uncles - family members I had never met. I felt them and saw their spirits gathering in one area. My grandmother was adamant that I didn't take another step. I wanted to continue and she saw this. At this time she yelled out to me, "STOP! Cameron (my daughter) is going to need you!" (I was divorced and my daughter lived with my ex at the time.) As soon as she mentioned my daughter's name, I thought to myself, "Cameron!" I took one step back and I was, like, sucked out of the hallway at supersonic speed.
Immediately I came to in my truck, gasping for a breath of air and I noticed the
tarp covering my truck. I had to get the attention of the rescue workers on the
scene. I was pinned, but able to move the tarp through the broken window. At
this time I heard someone holler out, "He's alive, He's alive!" and the rescue
started. It took them well over an hour to cut me from the wreckage and
life-flight me to a hospital 40 miles away. If my grandmothers hadn't been
watching over and guiding me after death, I can honestly say I wouldn't be here
today. I wanted to continue down the hallway - there was a sense of peace and
calmness that I'd never felt before.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes. Head on car accident. I was considered dead and vehicle tarped from JP to arrive and pronounce me dead. I came back after my experience.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Seconds prior to returning to my body.
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness.
Seconds prior to returning to my body.
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. What I saw was all black and white, and the figures I saw were transparent and hovering / gliding in a ghostly way.
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? I never felt scared. At first I was curious, then amazed, then saw my grandmothers and was happy, then felt the presence of deceased family members and at awe at their coming together to meet me ( that's what it seemed like) then sadness when my daughters name was mentioned.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Yes.
Did you see a light? Yes. It was more like a hallway, but it was bright to the left and I was unable to make out anything but brightness there, but to the right there was clearly a bright wall in which there was a gap with bars over it. It was completely black behind it, and the spiritual figures were within. I only felt the presence of my deceased family members, no one / nothing else.