Experience Description

I was transported on a life-flight chopper, and they put the wires onto my heart to watch my vital signs. Then they said, 'We are losing him,' and then stuck me with a long needle in my chest. At that time, everything went black, so black it was as though I could feel it. Then I saw a ball of light that seemed to be moving closer to me, it seemed to rouse interest in me at the time. I was moving closer to the ball it was perfectly round with twinkles in it. Then a big hand and arm, very strong looking, came into view coming to grasp this ball of light all the time saying with a low voice saying, 'I have everything under control.' It was as if I was a part of this light somehow. I felt afraid no more as soon as I saw the light and the voice.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: May 28,1994

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Depressed commuted skull fracture with multiple hematomas And profuse bleeding, and shock. I fell and had my head smashed, resulting in a much loss of blood, and brain damage.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I felt I was a part of this ball of light that was drawing me. I was the twinkles in it.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was aware of nothing going on in the life-flight chopper after they said we are losing him, and it went black.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning I know I lived my life's events all over in a moment of time.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. All sound of the engine of the chopper in flight stopped, it became very quiet. But the sound of the voice, a calm voice, reassuring me that everything will be taken care of.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Uncertain I was nearing a great ball of light that seemed to draw me gently to it.

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

The experience included: Darkness

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes A ball that looked round like a moon but only very white with twinkles in it.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I feel it is near but not reachable by me.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? All fear was gone, and a restfulness was all around me.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe That everything is simpler than I ever thought before.

The experience included: Life review

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control Past events that I had forgot passed so fast that I could not believe the speed. Things I thought I had forgot about, like faults.

Did scenes from the future come to you? No

Did you come to a border or point of no return? No

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Conservative/fundamentalist

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I am not afraid of death anymore.

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? That I saw this ball of light but could not stay longer to learn more.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes They felt calmed by what I said.

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? It was real, and not a dream.