I was very worried about Jim, but he sent me home because he said he was finished. I didn't want to go, I felt bad at leaving him. But I had a bad feeling so I had put half the airfare down to see him and tell him I loved him. When he died, I used the airfare to go to his funeral on November 1, 1980. His coming to me got me to call or I would have never got to the funeral in time. And his family didn't like me so they wouldn't have told me.They were shocked I got there so fast. Over the years, his ghost has saved my life at least four times. Once when a rapist came through my bedroom window, Jim's ghost showed up and scared him off. Once when a home invasion intruder was strangling me he pulled her off. One more squeeze I would have been dead. The first time was 1981, the second time was 1987, and the third time was 1997. In 1997, I had locked myself outside in thirty below weather. At night I was home alone. I was in my night gown; I tried to get in threw a window and got stuck half way. My legs would have frozen off. I couldn't move backwards or forwards, I then felt Jim's hands grab my forearms and pull hard. It hurt bad I later had black marks on my belly. I fell into the room on my face but my son's ten-speed bike broke my fall. It took me three baths of hot water to feel my kegs again. I never saw Jim, I felt him pull me out. My son didn't come in till the next day; the doctors would've cut my legs off.
Date NDE Occurred: oct 30th 1980
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event?
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
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? Severe sadness and/or grief feelings
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Fully alert
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. The few times I have seen Jim he glows and is outlined his clothes and body in every detail. He glows like a jellyfish in the sea
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I heard Jim's voice say, 'oh baby,' in a soft voice
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain no
Did you see an unearthly light? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? He sent me I am sorry and I love you
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Conservative/fundamentalist church of england
What is your religion now? Moderate
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I believe there's more to life then what we see
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes I know Jim has gone where he can't be hurt anymore through cancer or a broken heart and that he is with his beloved mother who he lost at a young age and all his friends and family. He sometimes comes in dreams to show me and I feel better. He is o.k.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
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? The best was when Jim came to me at his death. The worst I have to go on without him
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes They thought I was nuts
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real Because I was awake
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? No
© 2014 NDERF, Jody Long & Jeffrey Long, MD. All Rights Reserved.