Ronald M NDE
All of a sudden a figure appeared within the light. All I could make out was a shadow because of how bright the light was. He lifted up his right hand and the only words I heard was, 'Now is not your time.'
NDE due to heart attack.
Kate M Possible NDE
Possible NDE 8311.
While everything had appeared perfectly normal to me, I was just a child back then. Maybe I had missed the miracle of being moved from where I’d landed in the river and back to the logs I’d fallen off of. Maybe I also missed the miracle of being picked up by the seat of my pants and thrown back onto the logs. But I didn’t miss the miracle of talking under water. And I knew who was talking to me under water that day simply because I’d been in Catechism classes and I was aware of who God was because He could perform miracles. Therefore, I reasoned that I knew Who was talking to me.
Possible NDE due to near drowning at age 10. Shared 61 years later.
Miguel DR NDE
From Mexico. Original in Spanish, translated to English by Sean.
I came to the conclusion that I had died. The thing that was covering me had no shape. I don't know if it was a square or a sphere. I tried to walk several different times, but although my feet moved, the space I am referring to kept it's distance. I waited for a light, some form of life or Being. There was complete silence and unimaginable calm, but nothing happened. I folded my arms and said to myself, 'Well, I will wait.' I didn't think about anyone or anything.
NDE from heart attack prior to surgery.
Ronald A NDE
I came to a door that was closed but it had a bright, blinding light coming from the seams of the door. My grandfather, who died in 1996, was standing in front of the door. Without moving his lips, he told me, 'Ronny, it's not your time .'
NDE due to period of unconsciousness associated with illness.
Juan F NDE
From Peru. Original in Spanish, translated to English by Sean.
I was floating at the front of the classroom a few centimeters above the floor. Then I saw that everyone had crowded around somebody and I tried to see what had happened. I saw everyone was around my physical body trying to resuscitate me and I seemed to be floating above everyone, a little higher at this time. At this moment, I felt myself rising a bit higher than the roof. I felt a sensation of heat. I went through the roof and then everything was just light.
Child NDE from fainting in a classroom.
Leonardo Probable NDE
Probable NDE 8305.
I didn't want that feeling to leave me again, it's like being engulfed in a blanket of pure Love. I saw the STAR approaching. I was intrigued and I tried to focus on it since I could see like there was someone in the middle of it. As the star was getting closer, I did notice someone, but it was strange because this person was wearing the same clothes that I was. The Star stopped about 20 yards from me and I could see a small version of myself from within that star. I frowned confused and I asked, 'Who are you?'.
Probable NDE due to alcohol poisoning.
Martin W NDE
From Sweden. Original in Swedish, translated to English by Tal.
The first thing I experienced was that everything was indescribably light. I felt myself weightless. I floated in a warm, soft sea of light that consisted of glistening and vibrating colored crystals.
I felt myself light and high but simultaneously completely calm and in balance. I was in state of being that I had never before experienced. It was a wonderful and uplifting experience.
When I looked up and around me there was only light.
NDE from bicycle accident.
Anthony C Probable NDE
Probable NDE 8302.
I believed that I could understand my uncle Neal, who had been in the U.S. Army. He was killed about two years earlier in Great Britain in a massive crash of a World War II bomber airplane while sleeping in his barracks. I felt at the time that Neal passed to me, without words, many facts about the future. I learned things about humans walking on the moon, about 20 years in the future.
Probable NDE due to blood loss a few days after tonsillectomy at age 7. Shared 71 years later.
Brian K Possible NDE
At first, it seemed like a very wide hallway that then led to a infinite darkness. The darkness wasn't just a dark space, but it was black air and dark energy. It was as if I were immersed in a pool of black water that was much thicker than water. I existed in this space and from here, I felt as if I was moving at the speed of light. Everything seemed to be moving so fast that it was like in slow motion. Or more accurately, it was slower motion and then incredible speeds. It was as if I were inside of some sort of black hole and at the center of something.
Possible NDE due to suicide attempt.
Fiona M Probable NDE
Probable NDE 8296.
Then I left my body. I do not remember going through a tunnel; it all happened quickly. I did experience a most exquisite light. It was not hard to the eyes and it was a very special light unlike what we see here on earth. It was vastly peaceful and gracious. The peacefulness is what I remember most. At one point, I was above my house and saw my husband and daughter at the sink.
Probable NDE due to complications around the time of surgery.
Cortney P NDE
Unlike the first time when I was afraid, this time was different. I had never felt so loved and protected. It was like ecstasy. That is the closest word to how I felt. I also remember being in an enclosed space like a room. The glow of the light was perfect. The light was on the wall about five inches from the ceiling. I also remember seeing four entities around me.
NDE due to strangulation from domestic violence.
Olivia E NDE
The baby girl opened her eyes and found she was floating up, near the ceiling. She was in the darkness of the backseat directly behind her father's head as he drove the car. The baby saw the bright dashboard lights. They were so bright that they almost blinded her. She instinctively looked down at herself but did not see the rest of her body. It was as if she were somehow invisible. She saw a person, who she was sure was her mother, sitting in the front passenger seat.
NDE at age 6 weeks due flu, fever, and hyperthermia.
Cynthia N Probable NDE
Probable NDE 8293.
The next thing I know there are two very large figures hovering around me. They clearly had huge wings. The figures were hazy with no visible apparent features. As soon as they appeared, I felt an ease so powerful, relaxing and calming, that I couldn't even speak. One angel came behind me and wrapped their body and wings around me. I remember thinking that I didn't want to die, but I didn't want them to go either. I have never felt this loved and at peace.
Probable NDE due to apparent respiratory arrest following severe sleep deprivation.
Diego W NDE-Like
From Columbia. Original in Spanish, translated by Sean.
The perception of the events in my life was simultaneous. I wanted to ask so many questions. I understood that the bigger part of our ambitions was ambivalent. My whole life appeared like a film, but in 3D, and happened at a great speed. I managed to ask if I could see it at a slower speed, to savor, and better balance some interesting periods, but they replied that it wasn't worthwhile. That it wasn't necessary to analyze it because in the end I would know very well what it would mean. Everyone spoke with great kindness.
NDE-Like experience with a exceptionally detailed life review.
Irene H Possible NDE
Irene H Possible NDE 8289.
From Denmark. Original in Danish, translated to English by Jan.
I emerged as a changed being. It has often astonished me. I rejected further treatment and went to the countryside and worked on a farm, and slowly a transformation took place.
Possible NDE from suicide attempt.
Tom B Probable NDE
Probable NDE 16089.
When I was able to talk, I kept telling them about the beautiful light and the magnificent journey that I'd taken through the stars etc, to meet it, but none could explain where I'd been. It was my home doctor who later suggested that I had possibly been momentarily dead. I described the unforgettable Light to many people in the years that followed - some seemed to understand but most thought it was probably just an illusion…
Probable NDE at a young age due to a lightning strike. Shared 47 years later.
Victoria J Probable NDE
Probable NDE 8285.
From the United Kingdom.
I suddenly saw my deceased grandmother appear at the foot of the bed. She was nodding and smiling comfortingly. I remember feeling surprised to see her because, even at age 5, I knew that she had gone permanently to heaven. I am not sure of the time frame or order of events, but I remember floating up near the ceiling and looking down at a little figure lying motionless in bed. I saw my mother praying beside the bed. With surprise, I realized the figure was me. I was much smaller than I thought. I remember turning to see the dust on top of the curtain pelmet. I remember going into a dark tunnel and sensing dark figures also traveling down the tunnel. Now I believe they were other departing spirits.
Probable NDE at age 5 due to pneumonia. Shared 62 years later.
Halil T NDE
Non-Western NDE. From Turkey.
He asked me to say hi to my grandmother, his wife. Then he asked me if I wanted to meet my deceased father. We walked for about 5 minutes. In the distance, I saw my father. When we got closer, he welcomed me with open arms. He told me that I had been a good person, but that I needed to make sure my daughter would never lose her religion. My grandfather, father, and myself were walking along a field, and we saw a beautiful Mosque in the distance. As we got closer, I could feel my walking became more and more difficult. It felt as though I gained all this extra weight. They entered, but I could not.
Amazing NDE that just happened a little over a month ago. Verified veridical perception evidence while in the OBE state.
Sergei S Possible NDE
Possible NDE 8264.
From Russia. Original in Russian, translated to English by Jim.
I was in a welcoming place of peace. On my left, there was a woman with brown eyes and a ponytail. Her hair was the same color as her eyes. She was wearing a sweater and a blue leotards. I remembered the color of the leotards because it was such a totally earthly image. She looks at me and says, 'Look into my eyes.' I looked into her eyes and suddenly beams or threads of energy shot from my eyes into hers. As soon as they touched, I immediately shut down and opened my eyes in the hospital bed.
Possible NDE as it is unclear what caused him to be in the hospital.
From Taiwan. Original in Chinese, translated to English by Jenny.
I thought, 'Where am I?' All of a sudden, a transcendent idea appeared in my mind, 'I have a God.' Simultaneously, Jesus emerged in the light and quickly walked toward me. Immediately, I noticed that he had arms and legs, unlike me without a body. I stared at him, noticing his face was sincerely serious without a smile. He was about 7 feet tall. He wore a long, white robe that was down to his feet and long sleeves covered his hands. His hair was thick, black, and the length an inch under the ears. He had a contemporary hair style. In addition to his short and bushy eyebrows shaped like a line, he was long-faced. Overall, He looked like a modern person.
NDE at age 16 from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Jennifer B NDE
The biggest feeling was not only of peace, but of completeness, and understanding of everything. All questions were answered, but since it was on a different level it was not important. There was no need to consider individual issues because all were known. It was like being a molecule of water in a sea, but you are also the whole sea. It was like returning to the source and renewing.
NDE at age 11 due to bicycle accident with skull fracture.
Ty L FDE
While in midair I felt a sudden serenity, and emptiness. It felt so empty, that I felt like I could float in the air like a balloon. That's when a sudden burst of pure thought flowed through my mind. The thought contained an immense amount of information. It contained pretty much every single thing I'd done in my short amount of life and flashed into my head; the good times, the bad times, and everything in between. There were even memories that were seemingly insignificant.
Fear-death experience at age 12 due to off-road vehicle crash.
Graça P NDE
Exceptional Archive. From Portugal. Original in Portuguese, translated to English by Hector.
I stayed watching the wave as it came nearer, waiting for what would occur. When the wave touched me, I felt it gave out love. It was a love so great that even if I added the love of my parents, my husband, my son, all the family and that which I felt for them, it could not be compared to this love more than a grain of sand to the desert. I had never felt anything like it. A new wave formed and when it came to me I felt loved in an unexplainable way. I wished to go to the source that emanated so much love.
NDE due to cardio-pulmonary arrest from allergic reaction.
Anke E NDE
Exceptional Archive. From Germany. Original in German, translated to English by Marguy.
On one of those visits at the hospital room, my spiritual teacher asked me to tune in to my physical body. He wanted me to feel inside and to get into clear contact with it. I felt it's CONSTRICTION, HEAVINESS, and it's limitations But I also was aware of it's creativity as it was constantly renewing. It had inconceivable possibilities and it's very own way of communicating with me. I was allowed to explore it and let it, for the first time, tell me it's 'stories'. Upon this extraordinary experience, followed the most important question I ever was asked in my life: 'Now you are allowed to make a DECISION! IT'S YOUR CHOICE. Do you want to return into this/your body, or do you want to tell it good-bye here and now?'
NDE from suffocation by fire.
Patricia K Probable NDE
Probable NDE 8279.
I followed the light. My Grandmother spoke to me and asked, 'Why are you here?' I replied by thinking, 'I need to take care of the twins.' Grandma told me, 'We will take care of the twins. You need to go back because you have more work to do.'
Probable NDE due to sepsis at childbirth.
Bernard A NDE
All I know was that I was back in front of my house standing on the porch. It was dark and so quiet. Never in my life had I seen and then heard a little girl's voice from across the street. It was like she was in my head telling me, 'Daddy let's go home now. I said, 'no.' She said it again, 'Daddy let's go home.' I said, 'no' again. She said, 'Daddy let's go home,' for a third time. I replied, 'No.
NDE due to being shot multiple times in criminal attack.
Marcella P Probable NDE
Probable NDE 16087.
I saw myself as naked, with a black background, screaming and crying. I suddenly realized that in the past whenever I had pictured myself at the hospital, I always saw myself in a large black incubator, higher and isolated from the other white, infant beds, filled with quiet newborns wrapped in beautiful baby-blankets. When imagining that scene, I never saw myself as wrapped and cocooned in a safe, warm, cuddly environment, but my environment was cold, black, isolated, alone.
Possible NDE Later in life recalled multiple episodes of OBE over incubator.
Caren J NDE
All I can recall is everything went black and then I saw a bright light. In the bright light, I saw Jesus sitting in a green lawn chair. He just looked at me and smiled. He looked just as I thought he would with the white robe and glowing light all around him. He didn't say anything to me; he just smiled and then I woke up.
NDE due to cardiac arrest following medical procedure.
Debbie C Possible NDE
Possible NDE 8272.
I felt that I was with God and that God was conveying to me the meaning of the world, life, and the Universe. I could hear a sort of 'tick' tick' 'tick' sound. I have not been able to understand what the sound was. I remember seeing what looked like a huge, hanging lego set with rectangle objects all fitting into place. During the experience I knew every answer about life and death.
Possible NDE during laparoscopic surgery.
Derek L NDE
I woke up in a place with a lot of light. The light was different than what we see in a normal room or sunlight. I heard voices. The voices I heard were my Mother who had passed away in February 1980, my grandmother who had passed away a few years prior, and my grandfather who passed away earlier in 2008 or 2007. They were shocked and said my name. Mom and grandma were asking if I was all right. I looked up from the floor. I was still lying on the floor as if I was brought there that way. Grandpa was coming towards me.
NDE due to heart attack.
I could see bright light all around me, but I couldn't tell from where it was coming. It seemed like the tumbling stopped, because I could focus straight ahead. I felt a warmth enveloped me. I didn't feel the cold, any pain, nor did I feel the need to breathe. I felt safe, warm and calm. It was a calm I had never felt before. I could see figures of people in the bright light, but I couldn't see who they were. I felt like I was travelling towards them. I knew I was dying and I remember thinking that this is not too bad. It was actually pleasant and I was looking forward to it.
NDE due to drowning.
Jean-Marc B NDE
From France. Original in French, translated to English by Marguy.
On this morning I felt like I was in a daze as I lifted up from my bed. I rose up to the ceiling and saw myself lying in my bed. Both nurses who were taking care of me were panic stricken, but I didn't hear what they were talking about. I entered very quickly into a white tunnel. I was rapidly advancing towards a very intense light. I had the feeling of floating with a sense of well-being.
NDE following beginning of stroke while in the Intensive Care Unit.
Amy C NDE
I remember being in a vanilla pink colored misty tunnel and hearing the prayers of people. Some of the people I knew (my youngest son) lots I didn't know. But these prayers I could hear them individually and as a whole at the same time. They were also displayed like a silver audio play button on a sound file as a passed through this tunnel and I could reach out and touch these files and hear them. It was an overwhelming feeling of love and care.
NDE due to asthma attack with respiratory then cardiac arrest.
Bene P NDE
From France. Original in French, translated to English by Marguy.
I saw a soft light in a the place resembling a cave. I'm wondering now if I might have been in a tunnel. I didn't feel pain, heat, or cold. But I was aware of my environment.
NDE from gas poisoning.
I was me but wasn't in my body. I could see and feel all of the experiences of my life thus far. I also felt an indescribable feeling of pure and overwhelming love from people in my life who were alive and who had passed such as my Grandmother. All of the past experiences that I was shown, anyone who was involved in those experiences I could also feel how they felt at the time. But the most important thing I felt was love.
Fear death experience from near car collision.
Dawn P FDE
It was an icy night. My boyfriend at the time, was sitting next to me as I drove down the steep hill. I lost control of my car as it was sliding fast and heading straight into an oncoming pick-up truck. I knew if I didn't hit the truck, I'd go over the guardrail and crash down a steep hill on the other side of the street. My thinking became slow and calm as I calculated it all. I said in my mind, 'I don't want to die!'
Several interesting experiences including prayer experience, fear-death experience, and others.
Susanne S NDE
I felt no pain, at peace, and my body was full of love. The light filled me with answers that I was thinking and feeling. The communication between myself and the Beings was instant, complete, and without any confusion. The outer appearance was shown but quickly the inner beauty is seen and impresses much more so it became the focus at times. We arrived to a place that appeared much like here. We were met with others who looked official in knowledge. They wore same eyes of cloaks. They could not answer as to why I kept requesting to return. Others arrived and also wore similar cloaks but different colors.
NDE due to accidental strangling and hanging at age 12.
Karen T NDE
Exceptional Archive. My guide took me inside where it opened into an enormous library full of tables and lined with books. Many spirits were studying different books and my guide communicated that this hall held the Book of Life described in the Bible. We continued to a back room where some spiritual Beings were sitting in chairs that circled around a screen in the floor that was like a glass bottomed boat. They communicated that I was to watch my life and then scenes like a 3D hologram appeared. I was able to re-experience myself in all these events in my life, but just as importantly, I was able to experience the impact of my actions and words on those other people with whom I had interacted. Not one of the spirits condemned me for those painful things I had done or not done, but I felt so very sorry and sad about them within my own heart. It all seemed to happen very quickly, but had a tremendous impact on me. I got the impression that these spirit beings had been with me and had helped me plan my life before I was born. They let me know that I would be able to return to my life, if I chose to do so. Then they showed me through the same screen some future events in my life if I chose to return to it. Some events would definitely occur and some events were possible but not definite.
NDE due to bleeding out during surgery.
Dana M NDE
I walked along the beach with this person. Another person joined us. These were not beings of light. They seemed to be regular Beings although they were not solid and defined. We did not talk aloud, but I could hear them in my head and I talked to them with my mind. They told me how glad they were to see me and told me that this place would always be special to me. I felt so loved for the first time in my life, and wanted desperately to stay with them. They told me I had to leave for now, but could come back 'later.' I felt very sad about having to leave.
NDE due to apparent unconsciousness due to febrile illness at age 7. Shared 59 years later.
Sharon M Probable NDE
Probable NDE 8247.
I saw an old fieldstone wall with pink roses growing up and over the wall which stood halfway between the garden and the golden city. As I stood there next to the magnificent golden wall, a tiny brown and white beagle puppy wiggled at my feet demanding my attention. As I leaned down to pet him, he barked and wiggled all over with such joy while allowing me to rub his soft little puppy belly. As I continued to rub his tummy and play with him, I looked up and saw hundreds of people pouring out of the beautiful garden and begin walking through the tall grass and wildflowers of the meadow. Each person that I saw had an angel walking with them. The angels were taller, dressed in light blue and white colored robes and they were much more illuminated than the people. The people walking with their angels were laughing and talking among themselves happily.
Probable NDE during surgery.
Casey W Possible NDE
Possible NDE 8228.
I realized that I was floating down a long white corridor like a tunnel. I was moving towards the most beautiful white light that I had ever seen. It was so beautiful that our words cannot describe it. I was experiencing complete peace and tranquility with no fear or worry. Then I realized I had no body. In fact, my consciousness was floating slowly towards the beautiful light and I was ready to go.
Possible NDE. Admitted to hospital, but the suicide attempt happened the night before. No clear imminent life-threatening event at time of experience.
From South Africa.
So I touched her arm. I don't know what I expected; maybe to hear her say, 'my child I am fine' or something like that. All I know is that I was blown away by what I experienced.
I saw the gentlest, deepest, richest light. It was white and silver but predominantly gold. The feeling of utter PEACE was so beautiful. There just aren't any words in this world to describe it.
Daughter’s shared death experience with her dying mother.
Francisco D NDEs
From Spain. Original in Spanish, translated to English by Sean.
This time there were many more beings of light in the room. They talked to me with familiarity, as if they had known me all of my life. I had no idea who they were. One of them said 'You should stay with us and stop suffering so', but another replied 'He has much to live through and he is going to be so happy.' Then they became two balls of light, and everyone present maintained a respectful silence, as you would before a respected figure of authority. Meanwhile, I was carried once more through a narrow tunnel at great speed to my body.
Childhood NDE from Asthma attack. Also ADC.
Marty D NDE
From the United Kingdom
I was aware of a great feeling of peace and tranquility. I sat on a grass hill overlooking a shallow stream and down to my right there was an old stone bridge where the track ran away into woods. There was several children there. They appeared to be dressed in Victorian clothing. The girls and boys were playing around the bridge. I was just looking at them and thinking how peaceful it was. Then I suddenly had this thought 'What was I doing here?' I knew I was supposed to be in school.
NDE due to being strangled at age 12.
Gerry L Probable NDE
Probable NDE 8242.
My sisters were there. My mother was there and she was very young and beautiful and I realized how I had only always seen her as a 'mother' and not an individual person who had a life other than being my mother. There were friends from all stages of my life and they were all the same age (around twenty years old or so) and everyone looked healthy and beautiful… I had a speed of light realization of being a sort of cell or bubble in a sea of cells or bubbles that were all individual self-worlds joined to each other that were individual yet all One and all part of an ocean-like Being that was the Source of All Existence.
Probable NDE due to narcotic overdose and being beaten.
Stuart C NDE
. . . seeing all the blades of grass, the dirt/soil and the small bushes as clearly as if I were within inches of them. I had perfect vision and in such clear clarity, it was amazing. Within a couple of minutes, I found myself in a pitch dark area that felt like a large room, I wasn't moving but I could see a pin prick of light that was getting closer. Soon I realized that I was in a tunnel and that the light was moving towards me. I wasn't scared of the light as it was peaceful andor calming. I did sense other people but didn't feel a need or want to speak or let them know I was there.
NDE due to car crash.
Richard B Probable NDE
Probable NDE 8237.
A quarter of a mile ahead of me was a small river, and a stone bridge over it. I knew I'd be crossing over the river soon. I watched the landscape passing me. I was about parallel to the village when I heard an emotionless human voice say, 'Would you like to go back to your life on Earth?' I had no idea what that meant, and I was silent. The voice said the same thing again, and I knew that I could stay in this land or I could return back to my life as it had been. For the third time, the voice said the same thing. I realized that I had not said good-bye to my wife, and I wanted to go back to her. I said, 'Yes!'
Probable NDE due to aircraft crash with head injury.
Ruei H NDEs
From Taiwan. Original in Traditional Chinese, translated to English by Jenny.
Suddenly, I fell into a long dark tunnel that was shaped like a cylinder. The tunnel kept changing from big, to small, then big again. It was elastic. The darkness had not been seen on Earth. It was very dark, but yet, it was a bright dark. It might have been illuminated from the light afar. I noticed myself as a ball. I had no body form, but was just a 'dot.' I eagerly wanted to pass this dark tunnel, because I felt bewildered. Intuitively, I knew that once I arrived in the light I would have all the answers.
Two NDEs from an experiencer who was atheist at the time.
Christine L Probable NDE
Probable NDE 8233.
From the United Kingdom
The man had a strong Scottish accent and the woman is someone I did not recognise, voice wise. My granddad said very angrily, 'No she cannot come here. What are we supposed to tell her?' then, 'What the hell am I supposed to say?' He was angry with the lady and the lady was interrupting him saying, 'Why not, why not?' Suddenly, I was literally thrown up from the ground onto my feet, when my leg immediately slumped and I collapsed into sort of a sideways sitting position.
Probable NDE due to allergic reaction.
Angela G NDE
I was in the presence of a beautiful woman. I felt happy to be with her. We were moving forward. The sky was a solid blue and the trees were green. I couldn't see the trunks of the trees. We were moving toward the sun, which was a beautiful, bright, and warm light.
NDE due to apparent faint.
Katie V NDE
I felt the sensation of timelessness. I was pain free, the entire reason for my surgery in the first place. I was alone, but I was not scared. I felt calm, comforted, I was not in pain, I was not alone and I was not scared. I knew that I was leaving my husband and my two young children behind, but I kept pressing onward. I was at peace. I was not afraid. I was surrounded by darkness, but I wasn't afraid. I did not see anyone that had died before me, but I did feel a presence that made me feel that I was not alone.
NDE due to complication of surgery with internal bleeding.
Myrian Probable NDE
Probable NDE 8227.
From Brazil. Original in Portuguese, translated to English by Alexandra.
I remember seeing the hospital from above. Soon after, I was floating on my uncle's farm. My vision was 360 degrees. I remember being ashamed because I was naked, but in spirit and without a body. I saw a pile of shingles piled up at one end of the road. I remember running through a wonderfully beautiful garden and soft grass like cotton.
Probable NDE from pneumonia at 3 years old.
Steward P NDE
In the time it took to blink, I was on another plane of existence. It was a plane of pure and energized milky-white light. I had a feeling of love and contentment while embraced by this milky-white light environment which was supporting my floating body. But me being analytical, I could not see my body. I felt no pain. I wanted to close my eyes and relax in this most beautiful state of perfection.
NDE due to anaphylactic allergic reaction.
Dr. Simmi M STE
The same year on 27 July, suddenly in the middle of night my room got filled with something foggy and colorful at the same time. I saw Chinese Goddess Kwanyin. My son who was suffering with very high fever suddenly improved. Even he witnessed Kwanyin and he still remembers this experience quite vividly. Later, I started seeing some vibrant rainbow-colored geometrical shapes. This I came to know only last year in September that all these years I had been perceiving Flower of Life.
Exceptional STE over time with profound spiritual insights.
Jeffery C STE
However, as I got closer to the Light, despite the fact I wanted to go all the way. I suddenly felt like I was not worthy to enter it. I came to a sudden stop with my eyes fixated upon the Light. I never saw a Being, just a Light. At this point, a thundering voice spoke to me. It was not in the English language as we know it, but I was spoken to in a form of mind transference. The Voice made me aware that He had been watching me, was not pleased with my Life, and warned me to get my Life in order because He had a plan, a purpose for me to fulfill. And that was it, as far as the Voice speaking to me. I remember feeling the Love that was emanating from the Light. I felt great awe, but no fear and guilt.
Probable drug experience with NDE-like mystical experience.
Debra H NDE
As I'm traveling through the tunnel, I became aware of a tiny bright spot ahead in the distance and slightly above me. The light got bigger and bigger, and I felt myself getting warmer and warmer. At some point, I became aware of an intense feeling of being loved. It was a feeling I had never, ever felt before. I was loved, adored, and cherished. As I continue down the tunnel, I feel like I am part of this love myself, like it is me and I am it. Then I was told or I had the very clear thought, "And it is ALWAYS there, it is ALWAYS there."
NDE due to suicide attempt.
Jeff B Probable NDE
Probable NDE 8221.
There was light, no source of light, a light shade of gray, the atmosphere was clear, not cloudy. I noticed no borders nor partitions. I did not feel weightless nor did I feel the pull of gravity. I could see no other shapes or forms yet I did not feel alone. I felt neither great joy nor great sadness. I did feel great peace, the kind of peace God talks about in the Bible. Also the kind of peace the Hindu and Buddhists refer to in reference to Nibbana. The only way to reach this state is to remove all thought from your brain. When you get to this point, you look at everything in a different light… I remember light gray with no defined source of light. There was no forms or beings, not even shadows present. I did sense a type of indescribable energy that put me at great peace and made look at everything in a new light, even after I came back… The energy I felt, the peace, the knowledge--it is proof enough for me.
Probable NDE due to apparent complications around the time of surgery.
Marie DB NDE
From France. Original in French, translated to English by Marguy.
I entered this light. Then I became the light of a sparkling brightness. I saw the light, but I also was the light. I was a kind of energy filled with LOVE, PROTECTION AND KNOWLEDGE. It's a strong sensation that stays with me even now. It is an overwhelming feeling when I try to speak about. I felt that there was a very hierarchical crowd that was surrounding me. They were sending me an INFINITE LOVE, AN IMMENSE PROTECTION AND THEIR KNOWLEDGE. The LOVE was so powerful, that I never felt it like that before in my life, even though I am a passionate person.
NDE from Accident.
Gary R Probable NDE
Probable NDE 8217.
Then I feel the presence in front who was connecting with me. The connection felt like hands of Love; soothing me and whispering wonderfulnesses that calm me and let me relax in his Love-hands. I had the sense that, somehow he/it knew that I wanted to go with them. Then I heard him gently making things better as he was saying that I was doing fine and he knew what I wanted, but that it just wasn’t quite time.
Probable NDE from retired psychologist due to drowning at age 14 months. Shared 71 years later.
Kustav K NDE
Below the tree, I heard a meow. I looked down, and saw Elmar! Elmar was a white Persian cat. I could not believe it. He was watching me. His beautiful green eyes and long, luscious white fur. Suddenly, I realized I had hands. I was surprised by this. I picked up Elmar. While I held him, he purred. No longer did I feel cold. His fur completely warmed me up and I felt the energy of his love. It was just like old times. I began to cry in feeling of happiness.
NDE due to being shot in the head. Dramatic reunion with deceased beloved pet cat.
Katherine L NDE
After the life review, I was taken before more beings which seemed to be wiser than the two who brought me to my life review. I communicated with them about my decisions during my life review and areas where I could improve. While it was a collaborative process, I had deep respect and reverence for these beings. I felt that they loved me completely and without any judgment. In psychology there's a term to describe this called 'unconditional positive regard.' I felt completely sure that they had this feeling for me. This surety felt like a warm glow of light around me. The conclusion of these conversations was that it wasn't so much a decision of doing the 'wrong' thing in situations, or making unwise choices, but that the times of greatest challenge for me were times in which I could have acted but chose inaction. It was concluded that when I returned to earth, I must choose action and use my experiences and feelings to guide these actions so that they be an act of love.
Exceptional NDE due to blood loss during laparoscopic surgery.
Mark B NDE
Mark B NDE 8211.
I remember standing flat-footed on the bottom of the lake. I was just standing there, not panicking but just peaceful. I remember looking all around me in awe. It was so beautiful. The plants were swaying with the current and fish were swimming by me. From a distance, I could see a bright light. It was getting closer and closer.
NDE at age 10 due to drowning.
Amy Probable NDE
Probable NDE 23195.
From the United Kingdom I remember it so clearly. I could see about ten people standing around me trying to get me to respond. I remember freaking out thinking, 'How do I get back to my body? I can't die. I have to get back to my body. I must get back to my body'. Floating above myself, I didn't have a body. I was looking at my body as if I were watching a movie. I felt a strange warmthness behind me when I was floating above my body.
Probable NDE vs possible drug experience after ingesting drugs at age 16.
Raina R NDE
From France. Original in French, translated to English by Marguy.
I found myself above my body. I was floating in the air. The sensation was so pleasant. I felt good and had no pain. I could see a group of people from my height. There were two women and one or two men, who were desperately doing massage on me. I saw the device connected to my heart with the flat red line and the ringing of the alarm.
NDE from cardiac arrest after surgery.
Ginette M Probable NDE
Probable NDE 8206.
In the afternoon, suddenly my body levitated out of bed and went painfully through a narrow channel on the top left corner of grandmother's bedroom. I reached a place where words escape me to describe. There was strong light, like if I were bathing in sun rays and a physical well being. If you pardon my example, like an orgasmic feeling of every cell in my body.
Probable NDE due to flu with fever at age 7. Shared 78 years later.
Denise L NDE
I remember not being able to breathe and for a split second I was terrified. Then I felt peace that was not particularly pleasant nor unpleasant emotion. I rose above my body and watched it tumble around in the water. I wasn't afraid or struggling because I wasn't in my body at all.
NDE due to drowning at age 14.
Heather V NDE
Then I began getting an information download. There was no talking, just information going into me with absolute love. It was very clear, very loud, and very certain, that We are ALL VERY IMPORTANT TO GOD. We are all deeply, deeply loved by God and that Life is suppose to be hard but that it is some sort of proving Ground for God to create him. The message was that our lives are deeply important to God and to the existance of the universe. Our Love we have and the love we cultivate on earth, especially for people we have a hard time liking, that love somehow expands the universe and does some very important things.
Exceptional NDE due to cardiac arrest prior to beginning surgery.
Diane W Probable NDE
I rose slowly, as if I was on an escalator. I did not see myself, nor did I see or worry about those on earth. As I slowly rose, I saw my grandparents. The men were on the left and the women were on the right. I recognized them right away, although I only saw one grandfather in my earthly life. My grandfather H was wearing a black suit and white shirt that was loose around the neck with no tie. He was holding his black hat, that I have seen pictures of. My grandmother H was wearing a very lacy, layered dress. Her hair was pulled back and pinned in two places away from her face. My other grandparents had on less dressy clothing because they were farmers.
Probable NDE at time of open heart surgery.
What I remember was that I was looking at a glowing figure. At first, I thought it was me. I remembering thinking, 'How is my wife? If she passes, there is no need for me to stay.' I heard, 'Honey, she is going to be alright let them take care of you'. Since I was reassured that she was going to be ok, I was happy. I believe the voice was my wife's mother who spoke to me.
NDE due to motorcycle accident.
From Australia. Original in Italian, translated to English by Andrea
I found myself in a place of light and brightness. I was submerged in white light. I was seeing myself from different angles. When I arrived to that place, I found myself with hands open down along the legs. I was amazed at that time by the place I was in. There was a stair with walls lit by white light. I felt the stairway was narrow and I immediately refused to climb it up.
NDE due to suicide attempt by hanging.
At no stage did I see anything whatever that resembled what we humans would think of as an afterlife or spirit world or life after death realm. It’s as if we are either on the outer surface of the wheel itself, in one of its realized worlds, or else we are dead and we are the wheel itself. The wheel is a space where all uncreated possibility exists, but nothing completed or actual. And bear in mind that nothing was concealed from me. I was the ALL, and knew the ALL. I certainly don’t retain it or pretend do, but I knew it then.
Remarkable fear-death experience with awareness of multiple possible realities associated with apparent imminent fatal car crash.
John L NDE
NDE & FDE 8199.
It felt as if I landed in the universe's most perfect terrarium. It was like being inside a globe, but also somehow endless. It was magnificently green; the trees and grass a shade of green that I've never seen replicated. It was just such a vivid color, like everything coming into focus after putting on eyeglasses following many years of going without. There were streams. I remember sitting by a stream. All the sounds within this land were perfectly nuanced. The stream trickled in a way that ideal-sounding to the ear.
Fear-death experience prior to accident and an NDE due to head injury with subdural hematoma at age 17.
From France. Original in French, translated to English by Marguy. Graphic violence, not suitable for children.
I knelt down in front of the man in the back of the church. He was holding a crown made of laurel sitting on a violet cushion with a golden rim around it. There was also a white dove. He asked me if I wanted to go back to my body. He said that I had a mission to accomplish and that I would know in time about it. I answered, 'Yes.' He then put the crown on my head. I looked up and saw a sentence engraved above the door of the chapel near the stairs: “Lux veritas, Lux omniscium, Lux Dei” (Truth, Enlightenment, God).
NDE from criminal attack.
Jeannine H NDE
I rose up out of my body watching doctors and nurses working on me. I even saw a policeman enter from behind the curtain and speak to the doctor. He had his motorbike helmet under his arm. He was rung by the hospital to contact my mother because they thought that I could die.
NDE at age 5 due to bleeding shortly after tonsillectomy. Shared 54 years later.
William C NDE
Then I looked in front of me and saw my deceased grandmother. She was standing just in front of the 'White Light.' The light radiated warmth, light, love and anything I needed to know. I also noticed other figures off to the left of me. They seemed peaceful in pairs holding each other and swaying with the music. My grandmother delivered the choice to me. I could stay with her or go back to my life. She told me that if I stayed, everything would be o.k. She said that if I went back to my body, it would be the most challenging experience I would ever endure.
NDE due to complication of feeding tube following car accident at age 17.
Jim B Probable NDE
Probable NDE 8193.
There seemed to be an all-encompassing yellow light. I was floating. I felt a peaceful, serene feeling like everything was good.
Probable NDE due to cardiac arrest.
Ember C Probable NDE
Probable NDE 8192.
I could see a field with an uncountable number of flowers and low, rolling hills. The field stretched further than I could see in every direction, except towards the sunset. There was a clear creek, like the ones I grew up near. The creek was winding its way towards the setting sun with the light reflecting off of it. The colors of the sky were scattered across the creek like billions of tiny gemstones. I walked to the creek and tried to run my fingers through it. But I couldn't feel anything.
Probable NDE at age 16 due to suicide attempt.
Joseph S NDE
I don't know what those entities are or were. They didn't seem to be anyone that I had met before, like deceased relatives. But I felt very safe with them even though I didn't feel that I was one of them. They felt separate from me but not in a Earthly, judgmental kind of way because there was no judgement.
If this was Heaven, it wasn't the Heaven I was taught about in Bible school. There were no streets paved in gold or winged creatures flying around. There was only love and wisdom. And I had a feeling that it was for everyone, not just 'believers'.
NDE due to seizure caused by psilocybin mushrooms. Remarkable contrast between altered consciousness due to psilocybin and consciousness during NDE.
Maureen H NDE
Suddenly, it felt like I was being lifted straight up and super-fast by my elbows. The sound was like a loud, deafening wind that sounded like a train engine. I found myself standing on the bridge in front of an elderly couple. They were very well-dressed in black and I felt like they were on their way to church.
NDE due to bicycle accident at age 8 or 9. Shared about 51 years later.
Bohdan Probable NDE
Probable NDE 8187.
From the Ukraine.
Suddenly, I saw a bluish-greenish light. Then I was in a place with very little snow on the ground. To my surprise, I was skiing. As I focused on the bluish-greenish light, I realized that I was in a cave. I was able to see all these stones in the cave and there were little cracks in the stones had the same bluish-greenish light.
Probable NDE with very atypical content.
Terry C Probable NDE
Probable NDE 8183.
All of a sudden, I found myself in the greatest peace and without anxiety in my recalled experience. I felt comfortable and neither hot nor cold, despite the river being icy cold. I saw black but felt like I was in an immense space. I know that with the bright sunshine and crystal clear water, that sunlight would have been getting through my eyelids such that I should not have seen pure dark. The thought in my mind was that I was going to relax into this 'warm darkness'.
Probable NDE due to drowning. Remarkable deathbed vision of her young dying husband that involved their children (ages 4 and 7).
Curtis S NDE
I was then slowly floating upwards into the sky and looking down at all the children running back to the house to get help. I could see all the houses on the street and even saw the family car parked in front. I don't remember seeing anyone leaving the house but I do remember looking up into the sky. I felt at peace and had no feelings of fear at all.
NDE due to drowning at age 7.
Ilxa L NDE
Throughout this all, I remember seeing what had happened. It replayed in my head like it was a movie, except I wasn't myself. I was someone else and was watching myself help my brother with his head. I rushed out of the bathroom to call my mom for help. I remember seeing myself call my mother, but from downstairs in the kitchen. I saw everything but it seemed like I was seeing from someone else's perspective.
NDE due to faint at unspecified age but apparently in childhood.
Eric M NDE
From France. Original in French, translated to English by Marguy.
I had a feeling of plenitude where I didn't sense anything anymore. I was neither cold nor warm. I felt peaceful and quiet.
Then I saw a long, black tunnel with a luminous point at the very end. The light was growing bit by bit, while I advanced in this tunnel. The light turned into an intense light, radiating but not blinding. I felt good. Nothing happens. The light is beautiful, good, and soft.
NDE from drowning when he fell off small boat.
Kathleen M Probable NDE and NDE
Probable NDE and NDE 8179.
I can remember being out of body. I was looking down like I was an observer to someone else's trauma. Nothing they did could bring me back. I remember getting snapped out of that feeling when I heard my husband telling the doctors to bring my premature newborn to my side before taking me off to surgery to stop the bleeding.
Probable NDE and NDE, both due to blood loss after deliveries.
Mary B Probable NDE
Probable NDE 8178.
The next thing I recall is that I was very dizzy and weak and apparently had left my physical body. As I left my body, I awoke and was staggering and crawling to my car in the parking lot. I had to leave. I was telling God and myself that I still had a purpose on this earth. I was saying that I was not ready to die yet because my children needed their mother
Probable NDE due to episode of hypotension during plasma donation.
William H Possible NDE
Possible NDE 23177. Suddenly I was floating above and looking down on someone being held down on a stretcher. I had no pain whatsoever. Then, I noticed a fixture on the wall that was an oxygen outlet. I then realized that this was me down there. Possible NDE with an OBE.
Paul B ADC
From Chile. I saw dad sitting on a hospital bed. It wasn't the room where I had seen my dad last time I saw him. His sight was peaceful, brilliant and happy; the way my aunt had described him when she left the hospital last afternoon. I don’t remember saying any words. We looked at each other with so much love.
ADC with father around time of death. Evidential OBE observations.
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