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Shirley J's NDE

Experience description: 

HELLO.  MY NAME IS SHIRLEY J.  MY HUSBAND IS A AIRLINE PILOT AND WE WERE BOTH ON OUR WAY TO A NEW JOB LOCATED IN ARIZONA.  WE DROVE MY CAR FROM CALIFORNIA TO ARIZONA.  ON THE TRIP OVER THERE I HAD BEEN GIVEN VALIUM AND OTHER NARCOTICS DUE TO CONSTANT PAIN AND 9 BACK SURGERIES.  I HAD BEEN INJURED FROM A PREVIOUS DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE THAT LEFT ME WITH A PERMANENT SPINE INJURY.  SO, I TOOK THE VALIUM AND FINALLY I HAD LOST MY MEMORY AS TO WHEN THE LAST TIME I HAD TAKEN MY LAST DOSE.  WE ARRIVED IN ARIZONA AND FOUND A MOTEL ROOM. 

THE NEXT DAY MY HUSBAND WENT TO WORK BUT HE HAD TRIED EARLIER TO WAKE ME AND HE COULD NOT.  SINCE HE WAS TO BE THE CHIEF PILOT AND THE LOCAL AIRPORT AND WORKED WITH FLIGHT OFFICERS FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES.  THEY ARRIVED AND FLEW ME TO THE HOSPITAL.  ON THE FLIGHT I WOKE UP WITH A WONDERFUL FEELING OF PEACE.  I SAW A DARK TUNNEL WITH A LIGHT.  AND THEN I HEARD MY DECEASED IDENTICAL TWIN SISTER WHO DIES AT ONE YEAR OLD SAY TO ME,  "IT'S O.K. SHIRLEY,  BUT YOU MUST FIGHT!  FIGHT SHIRLEY, FIGHT".  I DON'T REMEMBER ANYTHING MORE, BUT I AM SURE YOU MUST KNOW THAT IDENTICAL TWINS ARE ALWAYS "CONNECTED".  I HAVE HEARD HER VOICE MANY TIMES BEFORE AND SHE DID APPEAR TO ME ONE NIGHT, BUT I BECAME FRIGHTENED AND RAN FROM THE ROOM.  MY CHILDREN SAID TO ME,  "WHAT'S THE MATTER MOM, YOU LOOK LIKE YOU HAVE JUST SEEN A GHOST!!!

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     AT THE TIME OF MY DEATH, I WAS BEING AIR LIFTED TO A HOSPITAL SEVERAL TOWNS AWAY

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    ON THE FLIGHT TO THE HOSPITAL.  I HEARD SOMEONE SAY,  "WE'RE LOOSING HER".

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?    More consciousness and alertness than normal

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 LIKE I HAD NOTHING TO FEAR.  IT TOLD ME JUST TO RELAX, AND I WAS RELAXED.  LIKE I SAID BEFORE, I WAS NEAR DEATH YET I SAW MY TWIN AND HEAR HER VOICE.  THAT DOES NOT HAPPEN A LOT.  IT WAS A LIFE AND DEATH SITUATION AND ALTHOUGH I WAS NOT EVEN BREATHING ON MY OWN, HOW COULD I HAVE FUNCTIONED SO WELL MENTALLY?

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     THE DEPTH OF PERCEPTION WAS THE MOST VIVID MEMORY I HAD.  THE TUNNEL WAS SO LONG AND THE LIGHT WAS SO SMALL BUT VERY BRIGHT.

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     I COULD HEAR AUDIO VERSION OF MY TWIN AS IF SHE WERE AROUND 30 YEARS OLD.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            AT FIRST I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO ME.  I HAD LOST CONSCIOUSNESS AT THAT TIME.  BUT, I HAD SUCH A FEELING OF UTTER PEACE AND TRANQUILITY LIKE NOTHING I HAVE EVER FELT IN MY LIFE.  I AM NO LONGER AFRAID OF MY NEW LIFE THAT COMES AFTER THIS ONE ENDS.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?          No

Did you see a light?           Yes     AS I STATED EARLIER, I SAW A LONG TUNNEL WITH A SMALL BRIGHT LIGHT AT THE END.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No

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?          Uncertain      DO NOT UNDERSTAND QUESTION

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?           No
Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     I DID NOT KNOW WHAT SPACE I WAS IN OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT MY SPACE HAD BEEN ALTERED DRAMATICALLY.  THIS WAS IN THE AIRPLANE AS I WAS BEING AIRLIFTED TO A HOSPITAL.

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?     Yes            BECAUSE NOW I KNOW.  THERE HAVE MANY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES REGARDING DEATH IN MY LIFE.  I WAS A PROFESSIONAL NURSE AT THE TIME AND I WORKED IN LIFE SUPPORT AT SOME OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST HOSPITAL, AND I SAW MANY PEOPLE DIE AND I HAVE SPOKE TO THEM MINUTES BEFORE THEY PASS AND THEY ALL CONFIRM ONE THING, AT THE TIME OF YOUR DEATH THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT THEY ARE ABOUT TO DIE.  I HAD ONE PATIENT WHO TOLD ME THERE WAS A MAN IN THE WINDOW WAVING TO HER TO COME AND GO WITH HIM.  SHE KEPT ASKING ME,  "WHO'S THAT MAN AT MY WINDOW?" MOMENTS LATER HE DIED.  SHE WAS A CHEROKEE INDIAN AND THE MAN SHE HAD DESCRIBED HAD A BLACK SUITE ON AND A TOP HAT WHICH WAS ALSO BLACK. SHE DIED WITHIN MOMENTS.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events?       No

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?     Yes     I CAN READ MOST MINDS.  IT IS KIND OF SCARY, SO I DON'T TELL MANY PEOPLE ABOUT IT.  I DID ONE TIME AND I SCARED THIS LADY OUT OF HER MIND.  SHE ENDED UP TELLING ME,  "YOU SHOULD BE ON T.V."

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     I WAITED ABOUT A FEW DAYS.  THEY WERE NOT TOO SURPRISED, THEY ALL TOLD ME THAT I WAS ALWAYS VERY PERCEPTIVE.

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:            Experience was definitely real    IT JUST HAPPENED.

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?            THIS WAS WHEN I HEARD MY IDENTICAL TWIN SISTER'S VOICE.  YOU SEE, I HAVE HEARD HER VOICE MY ENTIRE LIFE.  NOW, I LISTEN TO HER WHISPERS.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:            Experience was definitely real

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?           No

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?          NO

Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?         Yes