I had two neck surgeries I was taking a lot of aspirin my stomach was hurting. I went to the bathroom my stool was black. I told my wife to call an ambulance when I got to the emergency room they checked to see if I had been bleeding. They said they thought I had been bleeding for about a week so they put me in the hospital; this was around 4:00 am. They said the doctor would be in around 8:00 or 9:00 am. Around 9:00, I sent my wife home to get me some underwear because blood had gotten on them. It was no longer black but red. A doctor came in to talk with me. He told me that he thought I might be bleeding from my stomach, they had contacted a gastroenterologist he was to see me. Shortly after he left blood starting pouring out of me I called for the nurse. She asked me if she could help me but I passed out before I could answer. When I regained consciousness, blood was still pouring out of me. I hit the nurse's button again. When they answered, I barely got the words 'I need help' out of my mouth. I passed out again. The nurses came in and then I came back around a little she said I had been scheduled for surgery. They started pushing the bed down the hall. I was having a hard time breathing. I told the nurse I was going to die. She kept telling me I wasn't. Fear had totally started to get hold of me when they got me to the intensive care unit my IV had come out. They told the nurse to get in touch with my wife, all my veins had collapsed and they could not get my IV back in, I felt myself slipping away. They were going to go into my neck to put the IV in. As they were giving me a shot to deaden the place to put the IV in I rose up out of my body.Looking back at the doctors these words came out of my spirit, 'In the name of Jesus I take authority over Satan spirit of death I bind you, you will not take me like this.' I found myself outside my room at the nurse's station. I heard a mighty rushing wind to my right. I saw an angel flying toward me. As he flew by, there were other angels covered with light following him. The first angel I saw I could see him from head to toe he was very large, he had big fat cheeks, he had muscles on top of muscles, he was clothed in white, and he had huge large white wings. He flew by several times with the angels that were covered with light. All I could see of them were their wings barely sticking out of the light. The fear had left me, I felt pure energy going through me and peace and love. The angel that led the others stopped as I gazed upon him. I was in awe. His eyes were not like ours but had a slit from top to bottom with different colors. He told me to hop on. I told him I wasn't ready to go - I didn't know if arguing was to do any good. I told him I had always wanted to fly with angels could I just fly with him. He said, 'Sure.' So I asked him, 'How do I get up there where you are at?' As soon as I said that, I felt the power of God lift my feet up toward the angel until I was looking at the bottom of his feet and then we took off. This was becoming fun as we were flying for a while.I heard an awful sound behind us and turned to look. It was a demon spirit; he was ugly, the head of a bat and the body of a snake. The angel in front of me dropped back and kicked the demon in the head. He rolled in a ball and he blew up like a firecracker blowing up, then he disappeared. Then it happened again. I heard the same noise the demon looked the same as the other one. This happened several times. Then the angel stopped outside of my room. I floated back down to the floor and the next thing I knew I was coming around back in my body. I was so cold, they were giving me blood and it was cold. I was looking for the angels that I had seen but they were gone. I was filled with the energy that I had felt with the angels. I started telling my wife about all that had happened. She could not believe. I was so full of joy after almost having died; it was the best and worst day of my life. Truly, life hereafter is something I am looking forward to. I believe in a way I touched the face of God.
Date NDE Occurred: 07 15 07
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes taking aspirin ruptured artery in stomach 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death'
Artery ruptured in stomach.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes
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 When I came out of my body.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I came out of 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
You could travel very fast.
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. This was no vision; it was more real than what we see with our natural eyes.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. It was clearer for it was the ability to talk through thought.
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 actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I talked with an angel I did not see anyone I knew.
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 Angels covered with light.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm IT WAS THE WORLD OF THE SPIRIT THE ABODE OF GOD
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Pure joy and love and happiness.
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
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 I am closer to God.
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future
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? Conservative/fundamentalist Christian
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No We walk by faith and not by sight.
What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist Christian
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No We walk by faith and not by sight.
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
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
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? All of it.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I have told everyone I got a chance to tell.
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 I think about all the time.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real It was real.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
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