I had just turned age 7 on August 3rd and I was run over by a car on August 4th while on vacation. I was flown to the Children's Hospital and was in a deep coma. I was kept alive and on life support. I floated on top of the helicopter and was looking down and all those people who were trying to keep me alive. From there, I floated up to heaven. Everything was pure crystal-white and angels were all around me lifting me to heaven. Then God held me in his arms and told me three times to go back.
Date NDE Occurred: Aug 4 1996
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident. Direct head injury. Coma Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes The facts have been checked out.
I clearly left my body and existed outside it
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 My soul left my body and my sprit was floating around the highest level of consciousness and alertness you can ever experience.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I left my body
Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
There was no time.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. DO not remember anything before the accident so I cannot tell you my experience with my vision
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Everything before my accident is a blank.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? I sensed their presence
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I saw my uncle Jay, who was my godfather, who had just died that year at 36 years old.
The experience included: Unearthly light
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? An unusually bright light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes Purely crystal white.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Paradise, Heaven.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? No pain, Very Happy and incredible joy.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world
The experience included: Special knowledge or purpose
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about myself or others I can predict when someone is going to be with the angels.
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes I was in paradise.
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 I was told to go back when God held me in his arms.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Not important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic
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- Catholic
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
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 Angels and God
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I sensed their presence
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 Jesus he held me in his arm.
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? Yes I know when someone is going to be with god.
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? No
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Yes There were Angles all around me and then God held me in his arms and told me to go back. It is very real.
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 Family members that I have known, I knew when they were going to be with God, and told my mother when it was going to happen.
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? Unknown
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes The soul goes on to eternal life cause I was in paradise .
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? Unknown
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? No
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes When I floated up to heaven I felt so much Love.
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 am now on my second journey in this life while I have to live my life being disabled, there are a lot of things that I cannot do, but that does not bother me because I am happy and knowing we’re just passing through this life we are all the same. Large changes in my life. I am now on my second journey in this life while I have to live my life being disabled, there are a lot of things that I cannot do, but that does not bother me because I am happy and knowing we’re just passing through this life we are all the same.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
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 I do not know how my remembrance of the experience compares to my remembrance of other life events at time
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Like I explained before, I know when someone is going to be with God.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? When my brother passed away in June 27 2008, I told my mother right before it happened that Gary was going to be with God soon because he was on drugs, I told my mom, ‘Don't worry Gary will be in paradise’. It helped my mother get through the pain.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I first told the doctors, they told me to document it.
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 now? Experience was definitely real My soul left my body.
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? My mom and my grandmom said that my soul came to them and said ‘don't cry I am going to be alright’. That was the next day about 3 o'clock in the morning; my mom was in the hospital with me where she and my father, and brother stayed in a room. My grandmother was at her house praying, the next day my grandmother flew to the hospital to be with the family and that's when they talked about my soul that visited my mom and my grandmother at the same time.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? No, it was good.
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