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Erick N's Experience

Experience description:   

I was sleeping and I was in my small bed. It is nearly morning because I could hear the sounds of birds as usual. I slept again, it was around six in the morning. Then for close to three years, I used to have this fear within me, I don't know if it was fear but something could hold me tight in such a way that I could not breath, push my hands or do anything. I used to feel helpless...so this particular morning, that something again came to me and held me till I could not breath, in a split second, I died....

(This story I only shared with my wife)

As I was being held tight, something like body freeze, I could not move or move any part of my body...I slept into death or something like that. I saw my body on bed... while myself, I started to move through a tunnel, a dark tunnel...at the furthest end of the tunnel, I could see some light, very bright light....so as I was moving towards the light, two beings were talking to me, sought of flying on top of my body...one told me that I was actually dying...another welcomed me to someplace. So I slid into the tunnel further and further, someone from across the tunnel shouted, 'Erick you are dying, wake up refuse, make a decision if you want to die.'  I resisted, I held myself tight and I awoke from the bed....I don't know what this means but I have held on without sharing with many people...since then, that something or somebody that used to hold me tight never held me after like 6 months and then disappeared....

At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event?   No  

Was the experience difficult to express in words?....Yes....I kept quiet for while till I met my wife and then shared with her for fear of something I don't know

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?....Normal consciousness and alertness    When someone shouted that I was dying....

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.    I used to think about death every often

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.    normal

Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during a time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body?    Yes   People were talking to me and some, two of them who I believe were angels were escorting me

What emotions did you feel during the experience?....Sad, very sad...I believe I was headed to hell since I was seriously saved  

Did you pass into or through a tunnel?....Yes....The tunnel was like a tube but big enough for me and my two escort angels to pass through, at the end of the tunnel was some light

Did you see an unearthly light?....Yes....Yes I saw some light at the end of the tunnel

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice?....I heard a voice I could not identify    Someone shouted to me that I was dying and that I should make a decision to either die or come back to earth

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings?....No   

Did you become aware of past events in your life during your experience?....Yes....

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world?....Some unfamiliar and strange place....I was in tunnel, very dark tunnel

Did time seem to speed up or slow down?....Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning....I was moving fast enough towards the light

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?....No....

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?....Uncertain....Not sure though but I was nearing the end of the tunnel when someone shouted at me

Did you come to a border or point of no return?....I came to a definite conscious decision to "return" to life....

Did scenes from the future come to you?....No....

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose?....No....

Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience:....Large changes in my life........

Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience?    Yes     I know Jesus is alive and He lives

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience?....No    

Have you ever shared this experience with others?   Yes   Only my wife and cousin

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    I believed that it was a warning to me to change my life and live it for Christ Jesus

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time:....Experience was definitely real....

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?....Yes....I would say and no, I believe in Christ then even though I was that seriously but I knew that He died for my sins...right now I still do believe that He is the Christ and that only through Him will I have life

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?....Yes    as above

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

Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?    Yes   

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you?     Yes, being led by the angelic beings to Jesus or to hell I believed

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience?....This is different though, but when I was young like 6 years age, I remember there were missionaries who came to local primary school, the held and stayed there for weeks and when it was the last day, I got saved then. I remained steadfast at that age, I could not beat other kids playing with me, so this went on for like a week...and then one day, as I was sleeping, something happened to me, a flash light direct from heaven lit through the iron sheets unto my bed, I was so terrified...then as I looked up, I saw Jesus Christ, He said unto me, that He is pleased with my conduct and that I should continue that way...and  I said yes...then at that instant, immediately the light disappeared, I called my mum and told her everything and she told me that I have faith enough to move mountains and encouraged me to maintain the same status