Experience Description

I don't like to type, its easier to tell. But I will say this, I saw everything happen like I was floating so to speak above (my wife confirmed as I told her about the conversation herself and an emergency medical technician was having in the other part of the house as I was being worked on). I talked to a person whom I did not know, I can't be sure but it seems that I had a choice, to stay or come back, I wasn't scared even though at the time I didn't believe in God or anything of that nature I was sure at the time this life wasn't the only thing we have. It seemed to last like about thirty to forty minutes but I was only three or four. I felt no fear, no pain, I was in total calm - it's hard to describe. It is like being out of air but not having to gasp for a breath that's the feeling, I remember having. It's not a bad feeling but a little strange at the time. I was shown not to be afraid but I kept looking down at my wife. I have been married since seventeen years old had two boys almost out of high school. I didn't want to leave so I said no, I know now I have nothing to fear I want to go back and spend time with them. Then I woke up in the ambulance. There is more but like I said I don't like to type.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 2-9-2009

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Multi-seizure Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)

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 Yes.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Yes.

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

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? No

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

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? Uncertain

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peace, calm at ease.

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

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? Moderate none

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes

What is your religion now? Moderate spiritual

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes

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? Yes

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? All of it (ask in person).

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes They were shocked, I always was the one who said there is no God, you die and there is nothing, now I know better.

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

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