I knew I was dying and there was nothing to stop it. My lungs were filling with blood and I knew I was drowning. I began reciting Psalms, with no clue how I knew the verses I was reciting. Then I said the Lord's Prayer and asked forgiveness. I asked my dad to help me because more than anything I just wanted to see my dad. The next thing I knew he was there holding me and telling me everything was all right. I was amazed that he looked about 25 years old. Then I realized I could breathe and wasn't in the parking lot anymore. There were other people around and they, like my father, were all young. I knew these were all people who knew and loved me in life but had moved on. Then my dad said he wanted me to meet someone. He introduced a man named David to me. I don't know how I knew, but he was King David from the Bible. David asked if I would pray with him and we recited the Lord's Prayer together. After that, we all talked for a while. I noticed a man standing nearby and he was watching me the whole time. I asked if that was Jesus and my dad said, 'Yes it is.' I asked why Jesus wasn't talking to me. My dad said he was making a decision whether to take me then or send me back. I asked my dad what he thought and he said he didn't know. After that, many people came and spoke with me. Both, dad and David stayed with me the whole time. It seemed like I was there for days and spoke with a hundred or more people. Some of these people I had only seen as a baby. I didn't recognize them but somehow knew whom they were when they spoke to me. Some, I knew the second I saw them. After a time my dad said, 'You have to go back now,' I knew better than to protest even though with all my heart I wanted to stay. I never knew how loved I had been, and still am, until this happened. I woke up in the ambulance briefly and died two more times on the operating table. I only left my body once. I will have to describe that as a separate experience.
Date NDE Occurred: 3/24/2016
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Criminal attack. Other: I died once at the scene and twice on the operating table
A young woman asked me for a ride to Apple Valley. I was heading that way so I said, 'Hop in.' Then she asked if I could take her by another place that was out of my way. I pulled into a nearby parking lot and told her if she wanted to go there, she would need to find another ride. I told her that I would still take her to Apple Valley. She looked at me and said that I didn't have any eyes. She then stabbed me in the middle of my chest. The blade slid across my sternum and went through my right lung. I died once at the scene and twice on the operating table.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
Did you feel separated from your body? No
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness I just seemed to know certain things.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? It felt normal.
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
Time doesn't work the same there. The best description I can give in brief is that time is now.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? No
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I could see without glasses.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Normal.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
The experience included: Tunnel
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes My dad and others.
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? No
Did you see an unearthly light? No
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I knew I wasn't on earth anymore, but I was never uncomfortable.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Complete peace and of being loved
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt no longer in conflict with nature
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
The experience included: Life review
Did scenes from your past come back to you? I remembered many past events What different people talked about.
The experience included: Awareness of the future
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain I just felt fine with where I was. If it was a border of some kind, I wasn't aware of it.
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Slightly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Other Christian I was on a falling out with God and my family
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Other Christian I have always been convinced that god,jesus and the holy spirit are very real.
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience I thought if something like this occurred, Jesus would talk to me. The thing is that he really didn't need to.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes A need to be a better person, to let people know that we don't die and to read the Bible.
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them
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.)? Yes King David and Jesus
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Yes The way I knew who people were.
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God probably exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Yes Jesus was there. I believe the decision to send me back had already been made; he was there so I could see my dad. God definitely exists.
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God definitely exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes We don't really die. We just move on.
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are not meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No It's all worth it. The hardships, the pain, the heartbreak, it just makes the reward so much better.
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife probably exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes That was my dad and he was alive and kicking.
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I greatly feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Slightly fearful in living my earthly life
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are meaningful and significant
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? Yes
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? Yes David said 'fight.'
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes I never knew how loved we all are.
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life I know three things to be a fact God exists, there is a heaven and there is a hell.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I get along with people better. For example, I pray for bad drivers instead of cussing them.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No The first time I died no, the second or third time yes.
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. I don't know how long I was there I talked at length with many people.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Seeing my dad
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 All five senses were working. I've never had that in a dream before.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I had two separate experiences. Neither was the same but both were related, at the same time both can't be described in this one questionnaire.
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