NDE Accounts

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Let Me Stay 20 Dec 2010
Still Me 20 Dec 2010
Genuine Love & Compassion 20 Dec 2010
Deep Peace 20 Dec 2010
Lift Up Your Head 20 Dec 2010
Under the Surface, Deep Within My Soul 20 Dec 2010
Recall 20 Dec 2010
Tremendous Homesickness 20 Dec 2010
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

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Near-death soldier taken to past time where his soul is joined by another man

I would like to tell you about my Near-Death Experience. It all started while I was in Army Basic Training while combat training with pugil sticks which are large sticks with pads on both ends to resemble a rifle (one end would be a bayonet, or knife, and the other end would be the butt of the rifle). While sparring with my opponent, I knocked him to the ground to end the sparring. As the Drill Sergeant blew the whistle to stop, I backed up and stood at attention. I thought my opponent was stumbling to get to his feet but he came at me with an uppercut from which I received a concussion.

I was told to lie down and rest but wasn’t doing very well, so I was taken back to the barracks to rest. When the rest of the men returned to the barracks, they found me unconscious in a pool of my own drool and sweating. I was taken to the commander’s office where I was eventually taken by ambulance to the hospital. As I tried to get in the ambulance, I collapsed and didn’t wake up until the next day. At the time of arrival at the hospital my temperature was 107 and it peaked at 109. I was bagged down with ice trying to reduce my temperature. The doctors declared me brain dead because I had such a high fever for so long that they didn’t think I would ever recover.

During this time, I found myself opening my eyes in what I thought was heaven. I stood before this man who opened his arms to his side as if to welcome me. We were in a dark grey concrete room with wooden beams around the door. The door was planks of wood put together. The man turned a little bit towards me and opened his arms in welcome. He was dressed in a robe-style outfit of a dirty whitish tan color that went down to his feet. He had a gold-colored cloth belt with a buckle of some sort to keep it taut. He wore a brown shawl over his shoulders. The hood that was part of the robe spread from shoulder to shoulder when laid flat down on his back. His skin was Mediterranean-colored. He had black hair and beard and was well-groomed. He stood tall with a warm, welcoming serious look about him. 

I didn’t know the man and we weren’t introduced. Some people have suggested that this was Jesus Christ or Noah but I say that I just don’t know. All I know is what he looked like. 

As I stood looking at this man, he held out one hand to his right side to point to a lady in the same room who had been there all along. She had blond hair with a hint of red. It was short hair with similar clothing that was more cut and sewn. This lady was surrounded by a light. The lady extended her hand as I approached her and took her hand. She was a very pleasant person with a warm smile and touch. When I took her hand and sat down beside her, we instantly traveled through a beam of light. Almost in the blink of an eye we went from location to location.

I had a life review first. She took me back to different times of my childhood. I was shown when I was a child. I saw myself on the day I found out my grandmother died. From above I watched myself walk out of the house and around to the backyard because I was feeling bummed out. As we traveled in this beam of light I was taken where we were high above earth looking upon it.  We were suspended in space in an orb of light for the entire time. There were no words spoken between us through any of this. 

In between traveling, I had more time to look at the place I was at before, with the man and woman in the room. I noticed everything was in early Roman days. Buildings and clothes were very interesting. The buildings appeared to be made of concrete with wooden beams over doorways. The concrete was dark grey. The roof seemed to be just beams that were covered by wood shingles. One building appeared to have marble columns with large concrete blocks that were stacked together. It was fairly large.

The paths through the buildings were like stones, polished from traffic. Some people were dressed in silk-type clothing in beautiful colors and styles, but most were dressed in common cloth robes. Shoes appeared to be just leather pads and straps. Everyone appeared to be fairly clean and well-groomed. Everyone wants to try to give an answer for some of this. I personally think what I saw was from Biblical times, and that I went back in time thousands of years. I feel I was time traveling.

My experience ended when I woke and sat up on the edge of the bed, trying to figure out what was going on. The nurse came over. The medical professionals thought I would have been in a permanent coma until I died. The nurse was happy. She ran over to me and said, “Oh, I thought you never were going to wake up.” 

When I got home after basic training and AIT, the people who knew me before told me I wasn’t the same person anymore. This is one of the things that has stuck with me. 

Another is this: while I was traveling with this woman, the man somehow joined my body. I wonder if I didn’t die that day and the person who was me left and the soul that came into the body is still here. I really don’t know. When I see my hands in my out-of-body experiences, it’s his hands—the Mediterranean guy’s hands—the guy I stood with in the room in my NDE. I believe I have shared my existence with him, which has led to an interesting 30 years of out-of-body experiences and visions and visits from God. 

I recently have gone through an awakening with my last visit from God. He asked if humanity deserved to survive. As I was about to answer, the man living inside me answered, “no.”

I look forward to sharing my entire lifetime of experiences in the near future. 

Welsh woman is cared for in heavenly hospital while in coma

I was placed in an induced coma in March 2011 after suffering 3 heart attacks and 2 cardiac arrests over a period of about 4 hours. Luckily for me I was sitting in A&E at the time after being taken there by my husband after complaining of feeling unwell. I went into cardiac arrest and they had to spend around 40 minutes resuscitating me and trying to keep my heart going. I was taken to ICU where I was placed in a coma. The initial outlook /prognosis was not good and my family were told to expect the worst. They didn't know if I'd survive the next few hours or not. I could hear my husband’s mother and the children’s voices encouraging me to stay with them and fight.

At this point a huge calmness engulfed my very soul and the need to go to this bright light was just overwhelming. I was floating into it and had no wish for it to stop. I just had to get there. I suddenly found myself in a hospital ward setting. I still had this calmness and serenity surrounding me and there was nowhere else I wanted to be.

A young nurse in an old-fashioned nurse’s uniform came to the side of my bed and spoke to me. She said, “Hello, Vanessa. I want you to know that the doctors and nurses are working very hard to make you well again. Try not to worry, but know I will leave you for a little while with your family and I will come back to see you soon.” 

I was aware of others around me but cannot recall actually seeing anyone else’s face. My family came to visit and I was aware of them being there but not of any communication. Just feeling so very content and peaceful.

The next thing I knew the young nurse was back at the side of my bed. She touched my hand and said, “I'm sorry, Vanessa, but you can't stay. You have to go back, but don't worry, I'll accompany you. It will be fine.” 

My next feelings were all ones of not being well. I immediately felt anxious and knew I had to fight. Very vivid strange dreams then occurred involving  my fight to get there. These dreams made no sense whatsoever and I would find it difficult to even explain them. I had many dreams thereafter, some nightmarish ones too, all very frightening. 

Which leads me to believe that my NDE was and did happen. No one will ever convince me that it wasn't or didn't happen to me.

Nurse, dead for 20 minutes, sees God but can't enter

In 1989 I had graduated nursing school and was working as a nurse in a hospital. I had a patient that was in isolation with pneumonia. Somehow I contracted the same type of pneumonia, even though I used all necessary precautions. I was sick overnight. I woke up with severe chills and a fever of 102. I still lived in the nursing dorm, so I woke up another nurse who took me to the hospital across the street. The doctors in the ER admitted me immediately.

By the next day I was running fevers of 104. The highest my fever got was 105.2. I was very sick. I couldn't breathe out of my nose or mouth. The infection control doctor said I had Klebsiella pneumonia, which has a high mortality rate. I was in the hospital for about 2 months. One day I was running fevers of around 104-105, couldn't breathe, and just wanted to be out of the sickness. I wanted to get better. I'm an only child, and my mother was told by the doctors that I wasn't improving, even though I was being given massive doses of antibiotics. They even told my mother I would probably die, because I was septic by then. She was screaming, "But she's only 23!!"

I don't remember the specific day, but after being sick for 2 months I remember saying to myself, I just can't take this anymore. I remember hearing the doctors and nurses around my bed in ICU saying, "She's not gonna make it."

I closed my eyes and then I was in another realm. No tunnel of light or anything. I was just there. At first I was slightly confused. Where am I? I was on a path and I could see hills, green grass, a flowing brook, and a low stone wall. I saw animals of all kinds and lots of flowers. The colors were very vivid, and there are no colors on earth like them. I could hear soft music coming from somewhere, but I couldn't tell where it was coming from. I saw bearded irises on the path I was on, and I leaned over to smell them. They smelled just like lemonade!!

All of a sudden a large golden coach appeared. There were people in it, and the door opened. I got in without any question. There were no drivers on the coach. In all the NDEs I've read, I've never heard of anyone else mentioning a coach of any kind. Well, we were taken to a mansion, that's the only way I can describe it, and into a very large room with people of all ages, races, etc. The room was round and there were gold candles on the walls. The walls were a robins egg blue with gold trim. Two huge doors were on one side of the room. There were many, many people in this room.

All of a sudden I felt a strong presence behind me. I turned around and there was my great-grandmother and my grandmother!! I grew up in the same house with them, so I knew who they were, but they looked like they were about 17-21 years old. My GG died in 1978 at the age of 100, and my grandmother, whom I was extremely close to, had passed away 3 years before in 1985. There was no way I could have recognised my GG, since I had no picture of her when she was 17 in 1895. But I knew them both. They wouldn't let me touch them, but they said I wasn't ready and would see them again someday.

About that time the two huge doors opened. Beings appeared that somehow I knew were angels. They wore a very bright white and were very tall. About 10 feet or more. I was not frightened by their presence. They began to take groups of people through these doors. I wanted to go, but they said it wasn't my time. I could see a very bright light, and somehow I knew it was God. All of a sudden everything I ever questioned made sense. I knew instantly we are one with everything. Another thing. Everyone spoke, but it was almost like telepathy. I turned around to see my GG and grandmother, saying I wanted to stay. They said again no, you're not ready.

And the next thing I know I was opening my eyes back in ICU. Just like that. I closed my eyes again wanting so much to go back, but I couldn't. One of the nurses turned around and gasped. She said I was pronounced dead about 20 minutes ago. The doctors could never understand how I "recovered" in their words. I knew then I had died and I got a small glimpse of heaven.

It has taken me over 30 years for me to ever tell anyone what I experienced. The first person I told was my husband, and that was after we had been married for years. I was not oxygen deprived, I was not on any narcotics, and I did not dream this!! I finally have opened up and told my NDE to others.

I use this as an example of what I experienced. Did you wake up this morning and eat breakfast, shower, maybe drove to work? Did you really do those things or did you dream it? You really did. That's what my NDE was. It was VERY REAL, very vivid and beyond wonderful!! And to this day, when I lean over to smell an iris, I still smell the scent of lemonade.

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