NDE Accounts

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Archive through December 5, 2003 09 Dec 2010
Archive through September 28, 2003 09 Dec 2010
Archive through August 11, 2003 09 Dec 2010
Above the Car 11 Jul 2009
Back Unwillingly 11 Jul 2009
An Onlooker Evaluating the Situation 11 Jul 2009
Change in Thought 11 Jul 2009
Lucid and Rapid Thinking 11 Jul 2009
Childing 22 May 2009
Communication without Words 22 May 2009
Going Inside a Glove 21 May 2009
Billions of Conscious Minds 08 May 2009
Precognition Since NDE 07 May 2009
Guided by a Wolf 07 May 2009
Unforgettable 65 Years Later 07 May 2009
Our True Home 05 May 2009
Calling by Name 05 May 2009
There's Life After Death 03 May 2009
Miss Where I Was 03 May 2009
Floating Like A Helium Balloon 03 May 2009
I Couldn't Cross 03 May 2009
Non-existence 03 May 2009
Hurried to the Light 03 May 2009
Met by Mother 03 May 2009
Life's History Exploded into Consciousness 03 May 2009
Near-Death Delivery Recall 03 May 2009
Floating Over the Water 25 Apr 2009
Above the Bleachers 25 Apr 2009
Skipping Up a Beautiful Path 18 Apr 2009
All is Everything, Everything is One 18 Apr 2009
Walking Toward the Source 18 Apr 2009
360 Degree Vision 16 Apr 2009
Massive Infinite Entity 16 Apr 2009
A Call of Life 08 Feb 2009
High Above 18 Dec 2008
A World of Peace in Pool 18 Dec 2008
Filled with Love and Peace 26 Nov 2008
There is More 25 Nov 2008
Floating Above My Right Shoulder 25 Nov 2008
Spinning in the Tunnel 22 Nov 2008
Oneness is Reality 22 Nov 2008
Chose to Stay with Children 24 Oct 2008
Someone Stopped Me 24 Oct 2008
About to Enter the Light 29 Aug 2008
Face-to-face with Jesus the Christ 29 Aug 2008
From the Sun Down to Earth 29 Aug 2008
Childhood Imaginary Friend/NDE Guide 29 Aug 2008
Spirit Communication 29 Aug 2008
Guided to Do Out of Love 29 Aug 2008
Lost Connection with the Physical Plane 29 Aug 2008
You Cannot Go 29 Aug 2008
Will Never Forget the Experience 29 Aug 2008
Almost Went to Heaven 07 Aug 2008
Holy Presence 30 Jun 2008
Male Voices 30 Jun 2008
Never Wanted to Leave 31 May 2008
Living Water 31 May 2008
Perfect Love 31 May 2008
Saw Nurse Run Into Room 31 May 2008
In Spirit Floating 30 May 2008
Saw What Happened 30 May 2008
Death Not Terrible 30 May 2008
Left and Returned 29 May 2008
Walking to Heaven 21 Feb 2008
Radiating Warmth 14 Feb 2008
Hand Reaching Down 14 Feb 2008
Beautiful Field 14 Feb 2008
Charcoal Corridor 14 Feb 2008
I Want to Go Back 14 Feb 2008
You Were Dead 14 Feb 2008
Back Home 02 Feb 2008
A Mission To Do 02 Feb 2008
Glow of Energy 01 Feb 2008
If this is Death, It's Wonderful 01 Feb 2008
A Cube with Rainbow Prisms 01 Feb 2008
Difficulty Being Back in My Body 01 Feb 2008
Watching Myself Struggle 01 Feb 2008
Another Chance to Live 24 Jan 2008
Spirit Flung Out of Body 22 Dec 2007
Sense of Peace 01 Dec 2007
Learning with Being 23 Nov 2007
Natural Continuum 23 Nov 2007
Between Worlds 04 Oct 2007
Corridors of Life's Images 16 Sep 2007
Telepathic Communication 16 Sep 2007
Quiet and Clarity 16 Sep 2007
I Could See My Body 25 Aug 2007
Time to Return 25 Aug 2007
Love Each Other and Learn 02 Aug 2007
Light and Tunnel Beneath the Water 02 Aug 2007
A Place with Emanating Love 28 Jul 2007
Peaceful and Not Frightening 19 Jul 2007
Surrounded by Pure Love 19 Jul 2007
I'm Home 19 Jul 2007
Outside a Gate with Other Beings 19 Jul 2007
Lucid Thought in Dark Void 08 Jul 2007
A Wondrous River of Peace 08 Jul 2007
Everything Self-Evident 06 Jun 2007
Shed Body Like Caterpillar for More Beautiful Form 15 May 2007
Bright Oversized Sun 10 May 2007

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Physician recalls 5 near deaths giving her new view of the world

NDE1: Age 6, fell 20 feet from barn loft, don't remember fall but once home from hospital saw a woman at the end of my bed for 3 years. My mom's mother died when she was 2 years old so she didn't have any pictures; however, 43 years later she found a photo of her and chills came over me because I knew then it was my deceased grandmother at the end of my bed!

NDE2: Age 23, Auto accident, I was hit then lost control of car and crashed the side of a house. Time seemed to stop, lost sense of my body, could take in all the details of the wreck in slow motion while simultaneously having my whole life flash before my eyes. Felt like it was my choice to go or stay because as soon as I thought of leaving my family, I thought no I'm not ready to go yet. At that moment, I felt like I slammed back into my body upon impact of the house. Did not feel pain from the initial car hitting me. 

NDE3: Age 24, Anaphylaxis from IV dye during procedure. Lost sense of body, saw tunnel with white light, very peaceful, was not scared. I couldn't breathe. Then pulled back by the code blue team.

NDE4: Age 38, In China acquired Campylobacter jejuni, with fever, shaking chills, bloody vomiting and bloody diarrhea. Hallucinated 4-5 red glowing people milling around the unlit dark room, telling me to drink bottled water and I was arguing it would make me sick but finally succeeded and by the next morning I was able to board a plane back to USA. Took 6 weeks and 6 antibiotics to cure it!

NDE5: Age 47, Had port for 5 years to manage my Familial Mediterranean Fever (very rare autoinflammatory disease) at home since I'm a physician. Became infected causing blood poisoning and pericarditis. Began praying fervently and meditating. Recovered but since have been visited by 2 other entities I would describe as angels. I also dream of heaven all the time! But in the dreams, I always know I'm not allowed to venture too far in, like there's an invisible barrier I know I can't cross even though I can't see it.

During 3 separate encounters with spirit beings while meditating, I heard a loud crashing sound by my bedside table as they would appear. Sounds like they are breaking the sound barrier, it’s so startling! It’s so loud that my husband comes to check on me thinking I fell out of bed or something else major crashed!

Since my most recent NDE, I have premonition dreams and have predicted pregnancies and got 9/10 sexes of the babies correct. The first premonition dream was of my mother having surgery for leaking breast implant after her bout with breast cancer. I lucid dreamed that night she passed away on the operating table! It was so real I awoke sobbing. Called mom next morning to beg her not to have the surgery and she told me cardiology had just called and said it wasn’t safe for her to have surgery! Whew! I’ve also been able to connect with guides/angels. I have seen, communicated with telepathically, and been touched and “taken” by at least 3 entities.

Since my NDEs, I now feel like I’ve stepped out of the matrix and have a bird’s eye view of the world, universe and the people in it! Finally see the big picture and realize true happiness has nothing to do with material objects! It’s about friends, family and philanthropy!

Life review shows his encouragement of others

I had my NDE on March 24th, 2016. Holy Thursday. My older sister by two years was fighting a losing battle with breast cancer and it was very hard to watch it punish my parents. I had developed severe LPR heartburn through stress eating. I was going in for an ENT scope and a colonoscopy. My doctor wanted to check for ulcers and the colonoscopy was just a bonus as I was 46 and had never had one done.

The bowel prep worked too well and I became severely dehydrated. The nurse took her time hooking up the saline drip. Five minutes after she put the IV in, my heart stopped. My soul immediately left my body and went through the wall to my left. The room was dark and I was in a chair. A being behind me began clicking images from my life through my brain really fast like a slide projector. The slide show stopped at four times in my life where I was being encouraging to people. At each moment I was launched back in time and into the event. 

The first event was when I was 25. I was encouraging a new hire who had taken a lesser job under me, but it would give him a lot more room for future growth. He was worried he had made a mistake. I could smell the propane exhaust from his forklift. We were in the Southwest corner of the warehouse that I ran at the time. Bill is still a friend of mine and has had a nice career in sales.

The second one was me and a neighbor kid when I was 9. My neighbor was bummed because his parents worked all the time and didn't have the time to spend with him. It was the summer of ‘78 and it was hot as hell outside. He was wearing his yellow Chevy Luv Truck tank top and I could smell the banana sun tan lotion we had on. The colors of summer were so brilliant.

The third was when I met my best friend. We were 6 and in the first grade. Mark transferred in from another school and well..., it just sucks being the new kid. We all know that. Well, I was nice to him and he became my best man 22 years later. We were in the playground of our old grade school.

The fourth event was me encouraging a freshman at college to stay in school. I was a sophomore. He was socially backwards and struggled with that part of college. He stayed and earned a graduate degree from Cornell years later. We were standing in his dorm room on a Friday and I started to hear the nurse say, "Mike, Mike, Mike." She was giving me CPR and as I went back through the wall to my right, the Being said, "More of this!"

When I opened my eyes, I felt euphoric. I wanted to jump for joy but I could clearly see the dismay in everyone's face. The IV got ripped out, my wife was crying, and the nurse was emotionally drained. They wheeled me over to the ICU of Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay, Ohio.  Again, still severely dehydrated and no saline drip yet. I felt like I was running on pure unconditional love. Just then a lady who was in a car crash was wheeled in next to me. She had been choppered in. They could not save her. I knew her soul was gone when she came in. They finally got the liquids going into me and I could feel myself become "normal" again. I took three bags before I urinated.

They kept me overnight and ran a crap ton of tests. They found nothing. I was so hungry. I went to work the next week after a very surreal Easter Sunday. I did not tell my wife until several months later. My sister died the following December when it got into her brain. It crushed my parents. My brother in law and nieces were so calm. They had seen the ravages of cancer and knew Kris was in a much better place and so did I.

The retrospect has been the hardest part. Trying to piece the clarity of the next world with the confusion of this world is very hard. I assure you, this world is the bizzarro world. This is where lies are truth and truth, lies. This is where kindness is punished and hurtfulness Is rewarded. Not so in the next reality.

I do not feel heaven is in the sky. It gets depicted that way because our bodies are so heavy and our soul feels like it rises when it leaves this boat anchor. I have lost 20 lbs since my NDE and have come to detest my body. It is such a chore to take care of. But, it's our vehicle in this world.  

At first, I thought the Being was The Holy Spirit. My Catholic teachings probably led me to that. But as I thought it over 100 times, I think it was more like an angel/messenger. I think it was younger than me. A bit awkward too. I think it knew there was little time to get me this message of how important encouragement is. You can really change the world with little effort. I was surrounded by talented medical people. No way I was gonna die that day. The nurse did ask me later when I got to my room if my chest hurt. I said, "No. Why?" She told me she'd had really wailed on me during CPR and was surprised a rib wasn't broke. I felt on top of the world for days after.  

As the years go by, my NDE takes on an even deeper meaning. I draw on it often. I have no desire to go back but I have zero fear of death. The day we die, we are all the same. Wealth and position do not matter. You do not take those with you. However, our memories of sound, sight and smell do indeed exist in the next world. I suggest loading up those vaults. I have music on all the time now.  

The year that followed my sister's death brought a huge personal challenge to my wife and me. I believe I was visited and warned of events by my sister. My wife and I became true partners the following year. Without my NDE and visits from my sister, I don't know if my marriage would have made it through.  

Woman is offered exit opportunity

After several weeks of tachycardia events that have ramped down in severity and one ER visit about 3 weeks prior to this OOB/NDE:

I felt too tired to stay awake, so I took a nap around 3:10, falling into an extra deep sleep at some point after 4:00 when I could no longer hear the low volume of the new program starting on TV.

I became lucid and aware and, after raising my arms to test the experience, I peeled out of my body. It felt like pulling myself out of a very thick, knitted sweater. I walked right up out of the recliner, hopped & flew around the room to prove to myself I was out, thinking how amazing it was.

At some point I kind of panicked and yelled for John to help me, and then he was standing in front of me. I couldn’t tell if his spirit came to me, or I had gone to wherever his body was. I grabbed him & tried to talk to him, but he didn’t respond. (In hindsight I feel this means it was his physical body, because whenever I visit his Spirit I can "see" his true essence. I think he was at the grocery store at the time - the lighting was different than in our home).

At some point later I found myself at a hard-textured barrier similar to the ceiling. I remember thinking very casually, “Well God... You could, I suppose, decide to take me now.”

Everything opened up and I peered around, focusing on a big swirling Light surrounded by multicolor clouds very far away in space (I sensed it was the tunnel). I realized I didn’t want to go, even though I understood this was a clear chance. I pushed with both hands against the barrier, turned away and floated down. I had a sense that if I went any further, I would not come back.

I don’t remember going back into my body, but I remember a dream I had afterward. I woke up at 5:25 when John came in from the store.

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