Manuel H NDE
Edited for clarity by Judy Shea
I was unconscious, and they were trying to revive me. I didn't feel or hear anything.
Then I was sitting next to my then recently deceased son. It was really bright. I had a feeling of instant pain, then nothing. I saw my life, and I questioned my existence here and wondered about my daughter, too. My son asked me in a really calm voice, (he seemed to be really at peace, too.) "What are you going to do? Are you going to come with me, or not?"
I went with him
and found myself sitting in a church with him. My head was bowed, and he was
praying with me. (Note: In life, my son had not been a very religious man.)
Then I woke up in an ambulance and he was still there with me. I fell back into
unconsciousness and the next thing I knew, I woke up in the hospital. I don't
remember any paramedics or other medical people. But I do remember my father,
wetting me with water and slapping me. I don't remember anything else at all.
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? Somewhat.
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? I had more consciousness and alertness than I normally do.
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 Blurry, then clear.
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.)?
Yes. Same answer as above, but all I heard was a conversation I had with my deceased uncle. I don't remember hearing anything else.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? First I felt worry, then peace.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
Did you see a light? Yes. But my uncle would not let me go there yet.
Did you meet or see any other beings? No. Not really, but I could feel and hear other family members.
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? Yes. I'm still trying to cope and make some sense of it all.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Uncertain, very uncertain.
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? Yes. I saw a light, but I was not allowed to go there yet.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes. But I can't describe it.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes. Somewhat. I need help with trying to figure it out.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No.
Did you become aware of future events? Uncertain.
I don't know yet.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Uncertain. I don't know.
Have you shared this experience with others? No
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: From the first, I saw the experience as definitely real. But I think it's too early to know for sure. I need help with understanding it.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? All of it.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Now I see the experience as definitely real. I know it was real. I felt it all.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Uncertain. I am still looking for answers.
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
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 know the difference between fact and fiction. I have no record of mental health problems and I've never had any delusions. What I experienced was all too real.
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes