my parents and I went
to dinner at our local pizza inn. I was sitting to the left of my mom and my dad
was sitting across from my mom in a booth. all was fine until I felt a deep pain
in my chest. I thought I told my mom that I was going to pass out, but when I
came to she said I didn't say a word.
my whole body felt numb
and tingling like when your foot falls asleep. I was a bit light headed, but we
continued dinner and went home. I recall people I didn't know coming toward me,
but only their faces, telling me to go back. I don't remember how I came back.
my parents did not take me to the doctor, and I didn't relate this story to
anyone for a long time, and I still only tell a select few. especially someone
that is dying, I can tell them not to be afraid, it does not hurt.
the kind of experience difficult to express in words?
the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?
what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness
when the people were telling me to "go back"
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
your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was
different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please
when the people were telling me to "go back"
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.)?
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,
you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?
What emotions did you feel during the experience?
didn't know where I was. felt calm though. like there was nothing I
could do to stop what was happening.
you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?
Uncertain I was moving (I think) but not in a tunnel or towards a light.
people were either coming at me or me at them.
you see a light?
you meet or see any other beings?
Yes I don't think I knew the people there. they kept telling me to go back.
I only saw their faces and they were close up. they were coming at me or I was
going to them.
you experience a review of past events in your life?
No just to not be afraid of dying.
you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience
that could be verified later?
you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or
you have any sense of altered space or time?
Yes yes it seemed as though I was weightless.
you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?
Yes I know that when you die you don't really die. I am able to comfort
those close to death because of what happened to me.
you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?
you become aware of future events?
you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience
you did not have prior to the experience?
Uncertain prior to this experience I had the unique ability to speak along
with others. not actually reading minds, just an annoying habit as my dad would
say. now I am very in tune and have very vivid dreams. and if I have a strong
vivid dream about someone, say cheating on some one else, I will know it.
Have you shared this experience with others?
Yes when this happened to me, NDE's were just hitting the media. it wasn't
until I was in my twenties did I tell anyone. and then I was very shy about it.
most of the people didn't pay much attention.
you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?
did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it
Experience was definitely real because people don't usually remember what
happened to them when they pass out. I did and still do.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or
significant to you?
telling me to go back.
do you currently view the reality of your experience:
Experience was definitely real just remember so vividly still. it helps me to
comfort others that are facing certain death. like my friend Donna who died from
cancer and a broken heart almost 2 years ago. I hope I gave her some sort of
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your
has made me believe in life after death for sure.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life,
medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?
the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and
comprehensively describe your experience?
Uncertain I don't think you asked the question of how did you feel when you
came to. so far I haven't got the answer to that question. I was numb and
tingling all over, especially my legs. I was wondering if anyone else felt this
there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience?
yes, How did you feel, physically and mentally when you came back?