Agnes J's Experience
I went in for a routine operation, to remove a cyst located on my wrist. I saw and heard everything. Everything was bluish, a beautiful blue; as I stared at the people around me I became less and less aware of them. Behind me stood the anesthesiologist. She was aggravated, which annoyed me. The surgeon removed the cyst with a tweezer-like device, and said that the cyst was as big as a raisin (which didn't bode well) and that they needed to send it to Paris to be analyzed. I felt fear coming from a man who was in a room beside mine. I don't know how I saw and how I heard, it was like a ball of thoughts.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes there are no terms to describe the sensations.
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? No
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When the surgeon spoke
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal
If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain: When the surgeon spoke
Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)? Yes I saw everything in blue - there was no dimension, such as wall, ceiling -- but I did feel the cold of the metal.
Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)? Yes it was more like acquiring the information rather than hearing it
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt at peace, curious, but that nervous anesthesiologist was bothering me.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
Did you see a light? Yes everything was blue
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes the surgeon, the anesthesiologist, and another woman and man in the room next to mine.
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? No
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes the next day the surgeon told me that I had been agitated
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? Yes Time and space were not as we usually encounter them.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes a parallel dimension.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events? No
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Yes I often get flashes of events in the future.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes for 10 years, no one has believed me. They've said it was the effects of the anesthesia or that I was crazy.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real I couldn't have dreamed it but it certainly was a strange experience.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? everything was meaningful, it was transcendent.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real I am now positive that a parallel world exists and of course I know there is a God.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I try to have more compassion for others.
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes Now I really believe in God.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes