Four Returns


I have several experiences to share, starting with one that occurred in February 2008. I died for 20 minutes from heart failure and was shocked five times by an ambulance crew. At the hospital, I was put in an induced coma with freezer bags for five days. During that time I was given a blessing by my LDS (Latter Day Saints) bishop. I only had a 2% chance of living with strong probability of no brain functionality and becoming a vegetable. When I awoke from the coma, my first words were that my bishop had given me a blessing.

Over the next months, I slowly came back to consciousness; eventually I returned to work and a relatively normal life. I noticed an increased sensitivity to light and color. Even now, I have no recollection about the couple of months before, during or after the incident.

Additionally, I had a NDE at 14 years old after being thrown from a motorcycle at 35 mph. And, in September 1982, after developing a fever and wrapping myself in a sleeping bag to get warm, my spirit rose above my body and looked down through a dark, silvery tunnel some 30-40 feet above my body. I had been given a blessing by a member of my local congregation and immediately returned to my body. And lastly, in 1993, I died for about five minutes from a pulmonary embolism, but was not allowed to remember anything from the experience.

Last Updated ( Friday, 22 July 2011 12:06 )

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