Richard B's NDE
I was on my way to work, 1:30 in the afternoon, temperature was 105 degrees, was riding my motorcycle to work, car turned at last second, I hit car approx 2 feet from front bumper (passenger side), traveling at a high rate of speed. Accident resulted in both Femurs being broken (multiple fractures) left femur was shattered into over 100 pieces (x-rays prove that) right femur broken in 4 places, both arms broken, collapsed right lung, bleed profusely from left femoral artery. Was rushed to local hospital by ground ambulance, local hospital not able to treat my injuries- transferred me by air ambulance to Augusta GA hospital. Was being given 2 units of blood at a time, one in arm, the other into jugular vein in neck, to replace the blood I was losing. Attendant was "squeezing" the blood bags and rolling them in a manner like you would roll up a tube of tooth paste- to increase flow of blood into my body. I had "no" blood pressure due to massive bleeding in left leg, was told before I was loaded onto Helicopter that "you will not live to see Augusta", was offered my "last rites" by priest on duty. I declined- being that I am not Catholic. While enroute to Augusta (by helicopter) the attendant in rear of helicopter was talking to the emergency room that was expecting me- in Augusta, I heard him numerous times inform them the "victim has NO blood pressure."
Shortly after flight began- I remember the pain going away- a feeling of peace came over me, and I remember "leaving" my body, and starting "thru" a tunnel of multicolored lights, I was suddenly very happy, calm, comfortable, and happy in the knowledge that I was going "into" heaven. Just before I reached the end of the tunnel, I was stopped by the voice of my father (who had been dead 5 years at the time) telling me I must go back, that my mother needed me (for what I don't know) I replied that I didn't want to go "back", but my father's voice insisted.........the next thing that happened was I was looking down on my body in the helicopter- as the attendant worked on my body, trying to "save" my life.
I saw (and heard) him pick up the radio microphone and inform the E.R. that they should "scrub the crash team- victim has expired" and knew he was talking about me, about that same time, I remember "feeling" the pain come back into my body, and knew I was "back" from the dead, I opened my eyes and told the attendant that "I am not dead" he almost freaked out, picked up the microphone and told the E.R. that "victim is still alive- I repeat - victim is alive".
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience: No
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of the experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes
Describe: was involved in automobile/motorcycle accident
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? very alert, very aware of my medical condition
Was the experience dream like in any way? no, NOT a dream, it was VERY real
Did you experience a separation of consciousness from your body? Yes
Describe your appearance or form apart from your body: see paragraph above
What emotions did you feel during the experience? joy, happiness, followed by anger when I had to return to my body.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? No, just my fathers voice, and then after returning ...the sounds of the helicopter , etc
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Yes
Describe: see above paragraph
Did you see a light? Yes
Describe: multicolored, and tunnel had "white" light at the end
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes
Describe: was met by the sound of my fathers voice
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? No
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? Yes
Describe: just the tunnel, was very cool (as in comfortable on a HOT day) sweet smell
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? Yes
Describe: I learned later (years later) that I was of some assistance to my mother, in her life
Were you involved in or aware of a decision to return to the body? No
Describe: I did NOT want to return
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? No
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes
Describe: I now believe in life after death, at least as far as what I experienced
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes
Describe: most people believe that I was just "in shock"
What emotions did you experience following your experience? I do NOT fear death
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Best part- talking with my father. Worst part- coming back to my body.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? not at this moment- perhaps later
Has your life 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
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes
Please offer any suggestions you have to improve the www.nderf.org questionnaire? lets talk- via email, then perhaps we can "discover" something I may have left out.