Victor D Probable NDE
When I was five years old, a friend and I were playing out behind our homes. I was climbing a tree while my friend watched. I slipped, lost my footing, and my neck became lodged in a crotch of the tree. I was hanging by my neck. My little friend watched as I struggled, lost consciousness and my body became limp. Thinking I was angry with him because I could not answer his questions, he began to walk home where he encountered my mother.
"Davey won't talk to me," he said.
He led my mother to the area where we were playing and my mother saw my limp body hanging in the tree. Her screams brought my father running to the scene. He climbed the tree and brought me down. He noticed I was not breathing and began mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. While he was doing so, my mother called an ambulance as well as our family doctor. The doctor arrived within about 15 minutes as my father was still performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. The doctor and ambulance personnel took over from my dad and transported me to the hospital, about seven miles away. I was in an oxygen tent for five days, unconscious. All I remember is waking up. I do remember that clearly as if it were yesterday. My parents were sitting by my bedside and asked me something along the lines of "where have you been?"
I replied that I had been with "Grandma Lee." I told my parents that she had taken care of me the past few days and that I had spent all of my time with her. "Grandma Lee" was my great grandmother who had passed away two years earlier.
I woke up early that morning. Earlier in the morning, while it was still dark, my mother had gone home to get some rest. She was awakened by the sound of my voice. It was then that she received a phone call from the hospital that I was beginning to come around.
Again, the only memory I have is waking up in the hospital - that memory is as
fresh as if it happened last week. I have no memory of the NDE or the
accident. My parents told me that I had told them about being with Grandma for
five days and that I had described my visit with her in great detail.
At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? See above.
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal See above
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. See above
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. See above
Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during a time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body? Uncertain
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Happiness and contentment since I was with my great grandmother.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Uncertain
Did you see an unearthly light? Uncertain See above
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin
I saw and heard my great grandmother. She held me in her lap.
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? Uncertain
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes My great grandmother
Did you become aware of past events in your life during your experience? Uncertain
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm
It was a beautiful meadow with beautiful flowers.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about myself or others
I was told I reported being with my grandmother (deceased) and that I was quite happy about it.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that there either is (or is not) continued existence after earthly life (“life after death”)? Uncertain
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist? Uncertain
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that you either did (or did not) exist prior to this lifetime? Uncertain
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that a mystical universal connection or unity/oneness either does (or does not) exist? Uncertain
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s meaning or purpose? Uncertain
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s difficulties, challenges, or hardships? Uncertain
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding love? Uncertain
During your experience, did you encounter any other specific information / awareness that you have not shared in other questions that is relevant to living our earthly lives? Uncertain
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose? Uncertain
What occurred during your experience included: Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I do not know how my remembrance of the experience compares to my remembrance of other life events at time
Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience: I began having precognitive dreams. Not often, but periodically. Clear visions of events that later happened, mostly involving aviation accidents that would late show up in the newspapers. My mother and I seemed to have a psychic bond and could finish one another's sentences. I became a bit of a loner when it came to wanting to play with other children.
My experience directly resulted in: Moderate changes in my life
Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience? Uncertain
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you?
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Precognitive dreams. Enhanced ability to know what other people are thinking.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real
What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time: Experience was probably real I do not remember the experience. My parents told me what I reported to them. They felt I was enthusiastic about my experience with my grandmother and that it was real to me,
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Uncertain
Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Uncertain
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Uncertain I have out-of-body experiences while sleeping or, if they are not true OBEs, the are amazingly realistic dreams. During these OBSs or OBE-like dreams, my senses are more acute as I fly wherever I want to go. They are incredibly serene and blissful experiences,
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? The accident is verifiable. Since I do not recall the NDE, I have to go by my what my parents told me about it. Since this happened in 1956, long before NDEs were commonly discussed, my parents could not have made it up. They were amazed by my story and related it to me a few years later. They were not the type to make up stories.
Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes
What could a national organization with an interest in near death experience (NDE) do that would be of interest to you? Continue to research NDEs. My parents are both deceased. I am 61 and in poor health. I find NDE stories very comforting and I spend a great deal of my time reading them and reading about heaven.