I still don't know whether it was caused by the anesthesia or if I was
truly dying. When I was 16 they operated on both my legs. They put me
under general anesthesia . The only thing I remember was seeing colors:
rose, yellows, and distant voices as if in conversation. Suddenly I was in
the corner of a room and saw a little girl. I don't know if it was me who
was being taken by two nurses and put in a bed from where it seemed I was
looking at the scene from the ceiling. I saw the girl lying down. Then I
woke up and and found that my two legs had been put into plaster casts. My
mother told me that I had lost a lot of blood during the operation and they
had given me a hemorrhage.
Was the kind of experience difficult
to express in words?
At the time of this experience, was
there an associated life threatening event?
At what time during the experience
were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?
I don't know because I was completely anesthetized.
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
If your highest level of consciousness
and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day
consciousness and alertness, please explain:
It was strange to see colors and to see things from a different vantage
point such as seeing things from the ceiling.
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.)?
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.)?
Did you experience a separation of
your consciousness from your body?
What emotions did you feel during the
I only felt peaceful at being taken away.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel
or enclosure? No
Did you see a light?
Did you meet or see any other beings?
Did you experience a review of past
events in your life?
Did you observe or hear anything
regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified
Did you see or visit any beautiful or
otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?
Did you have any sense of altered
space or time? Yes
Did you have a sense of knowing
special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?
Did you reach a boundary or limiting
physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events?
Did you have any psychic, paranormal
or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to
Have you shared this experience with
others? Yes More
than 3 years went by before I told anyone. My family didn't believe me.
Did you have any knowledge of near
death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?
How did you view the reality of your
experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:
Experience was probably real Well, I thought that perhaps what happened
to me was caused by the anesthesia, but I have come to believe that perhaps
I left my body.
Were there one or several parts of the
experience especially meaningful or significant to you?
I was only taken by the colors and seeing that girl from the vantage point
of the ceiling. I'm still not sure if it was a dream or if it was real.
How do you currently view the reality
of your experience:
Experience was probably real I see it as something strange but at
the same time fantastic. I still don't know if it was real or caused by the
Have your relationships changed
specifically as a result of your experience?
Have your religious
beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?
Yes Well, I believe that there is something that transcends death and
that when we die we will be reunited with our loved ones.
Following the experience, have you had
any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced
any part of the experience?
Is there anything else you would like
to add concerning the experience?
Just what I have already said.
Did the questions asked and
information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your
Are there any other questions we could
ask to help you communicate your experience?
Ask if people who have had
extra-earthly experiences made a conscious decision to remain on earth; if
they have become better people; if they are more sensitive to others, etc.