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Horatio G's Experience

Experience description:   

I was lying down. In the next bed my brother was also lying down reading a book. I felt unable to move my body, and I got scared because I could feel myself leaving it. I wanted to tell my brother that I was dying, but I could not speak nor move. I came out of my body and was for a while on the ceiling of the room looking down at my body and at my brother reading. I saw my brother close his book and pick up another one which he began to read. Then, in a state of great peace and tranquillity, I began to travel through a circular tunnel, with walls that looked like points of light passing at great speed. At the end of the tunnel a beautiful and comforting light was visible. I had no feeling of a body, neither cold nor heat, nothing whatever. Only an immense peace.

Then, without knowing how, I returned to my body in the bed. At first I could not move, my whole body was asleep, or dead, I don't know which. My body came awake by degrees. My brother went on reading the same book that I had seen him pick up when I was on the ceiling.


For many years I said nothing about this because I was afraid people would say I was crazy.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No. I cannot explain how it is possible to see my body from the ceiling of my room. If my eyes were down there in my body. It is hard to describe properly the tunnel and the great speed at which I was moving.

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? All the time.

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness throughout.

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.)? No

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.)?No

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes

What emotions did you feel during the experience?At first fear. Then much peace and wellbeing.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?Yes. I moved at great speed through a tunnel. It gave me this impression because the tunnel was circular and the sides seemed like what we see on a TV when it is turned on but without a signal (lights and black dots).

Did you see a light?  Yes. It was an intense light,  but did not bother me, on the contrary.

Did you meet or see any other beings? No

Did you experience a review of past events in your life? No. I felt less fear of death.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? No

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? No

Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes. Great speed and movement inside the tunnel.

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? No

Have you shared this experience with others? Yes. After ten years. Recently I talked about this, once other people's experiences became known about. I was scared of being treated like a mad person.

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 ,  and I was very happy about it.

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? All of them.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience? Experience was definitely real . I believe that for some reason I died at that time and then was resuscitated.

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? No

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? No

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