Experience Description

I had been to hospital for a serious pancreatitis, it has been diagnosed with little life time left for me, and my parents were at my bedside. About 2:00 am on 06/26/2002, I blacked out (everything has been reported by my father who was there). I entered some kind of pre-coma that was expected by the medical staff because of my pathology, and from which I would not easily get away alive.

What happened in those moments (according to my father, I've been unconscious during six hours) is incredible!! I passed through a huge and dark tunnel with my body (but much lighter and almost brittle), but darkness was not scary as I was going towards a light at the end of the tunnel that was becoming closer and closer. I passed it lightly and smiling - lovely and warm air on my face and my hair (I particularly remember soft air waving my hair)! I turned my head forward heading to the light as I traveled towards it, quite lying, not as a position but because I was steadily determined to go to the light. The more I approached, the more I felt total wellbeing. I could not measure time. There is no clock there and a minute may last several hours, or hours may elapse within a thousand of a second, there is no humanly rationalized time! I only had a temporary disconnection from earthly life during the trip, I could see, from outside of my body and presumably from a ceiling corner, a doctor or a nurse bent over me - my travel was about to end. I felt incredible wellbeing envelope me, I was in the center of the light!! So much peace - so much love!! So much incredible sense of wellbeing!! In the middle of the door I recognized my grandmother who had been dead for six years, and whom I still treasure!! She put her hand on my forehead just at the light entrance. She told me, 'Go back - not yet! I'll always be there waiting for you - don't worry!'

I passed the tunnel back, I perceived that as one thousandths of a second, and I opened my eyes. My grandmother wasn't there, but my father was striking my forehead and he said to me, 'You survived.' I was happily serene and refreshed, during a few days, I could not remind much of my travel - but today I'm able to tell you. I did it.

Thanks for your attention.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 21/06/1986

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness Life threatening event, but not clinical death . Serious pancreatitis.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

Did you feel separated from your body? No
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? Less consciousness and alertness than normal The awareness of 'flying' or 'sliding' in the tunnel towards the light was particularly real, to such an extent that I can recall profound affability and a sense of TOTAL wellbeing.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? As I observed the doctors over me for little and confused time.

Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning I was not able to take time into account as I was in pre-coma.

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

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? Yes A very large slide towards the light surrounded by wellbeing and peace - I remember the pleasant warmth of the air.

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 I met the person whom I most loved then - my mother's mother.

The experience included: Light

Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? A light clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes There was always light, from the beginning to the end of the tunnel, but my desire to join it and stay steadily increased as I approached it.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No no mai

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Inner wellbeing and peace.

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

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future Never.

The experience included: Boundary

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain I met the boundary without crossing it - this would have happened if my grandmother had allowed me to come in, I don't know why and most regret it.

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

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I am a believer more than before.

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I am a believer more than before.

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

Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them

Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:

During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes Supreme love.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I know that the one who dies is preferred.

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 Nothing.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Soul and spirit wellbeing, and awareness that you are not alone.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I talked about it to an aunt of mine who made me aware of your site. I did not tell it to anybody else who would have taken seriously what I said.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No I didn't.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real. And incredibly beautiful.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. And unforgettable.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? No - you are perfect, thanks a lot.