Victoria R NDE
I had fallen unconscious outside a casino in downtown Nanaimo and entered clinical death (no vitals, not breathing, no heartbeat, no pulse). I have strange memories about this. My sister called EMS from a phone booth several meters from where I fell. I remember being in the phone booth with her and seeing the mall clock outside. I tried talking to her and calming her down since she was crying. I told her repeatedly that I was fine, I did not require an ambulance, I was happy... At this point, I was feeling just great, drunk but really great. I thought that she was only calling EMS to teach me a lesson and was trying to get her to cancel the call. She couldn't hear anything I said. She continued to look out the phone booth at passing cars. She couldn't seem to see me. I tried desperately to get her attention, but she was completely unaware of my presence. She continued to cry and nothing I did she seemed aware of. After a few minutes, I recall hearing someone screaming, "She's turning blue!" At that time I was unsure who they were talking about. I had a moment where I thought that something was happening to somebody else and I had just been too drunk to be aware of it. Then I had a sudden awareness of my body on the sidewalk. I suddenly became aware that they were talking about me. I felt my presence in the phone booth suddenly drain and felt myself sucked back towards my body.
At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes I had suffered an OD after I had consumed an excessive amount of alcohol and had extremely high blood-alcohol content.
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? While I thought I was in the phone booth.
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. It was about the same.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. About the same.
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? Yes I have never verified my experiences with anyone because I feel too uncomfortable discussing the experience with anyone I know, but I clearly remember hearing people talk about me, seeing my sister as she called the EMS, hearing my sister talk to 911, saw the mall clock near the casino, saw cars driving by the phone booth, etc., as well as becoming aware of my own body where it lay on the pavement.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt quite intoxicated but especially calm and unconcerned; however, I began to feel frustrated when my sister was not responding to my attempts to connect with her.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see an unearthly light? Uncertain I recall seeing a very bright light before feeling "sucked down" but I'm quite certain that this was the hospital lights as I regained momentary consciousness after entering the ER and wouldn't say it was "unearthly." This happened after my primary NDE.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
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.)? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I attempted to speak with my sister who was alive at the time of my NDE but she was not able to hear or see me. I became aware of and could hear other people who were around me at the time, but was not able to identify them.
Did you become aware of past events in your life during your experience? Uncertain Not exactly, but I became more aware of who I was and who I had been.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was "sent back" against my will
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”)? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that you either did (or did not) exist prior to this lifetime? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that a mystical universal connection or unity/oneness either does (or does not) exist? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s meaning or purpose? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s difficulties, challenges, or hardships? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding love? No
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? No
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose? No
What occurred during your experience included: Content that was both consistent and not 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 remember the experience as accurately as other life events that occurred around the time of the experience
Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience: In the time after my NDE I became more interested in the topics of death, poltergeists, the possibility of an afterlife, what happens when a person dies, etc.