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Michael A's Experience

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On 01 August 2015, I was admitted into the ICU unit of the hospital for Diabetes Keto Acidosis (DKA).  During the first night I had a near death experience unlike any I read on any blog or in any book.  In fact, the only common thread Iíve discovered in the multitude of stories Iíve read or glanced at is only one fact.  There are many accounts of others near death who see people by them wearing clothes they are unable to describe using the words in our language.

Iím writing to share my account in hopes that someone out there may have experienced the same thing.  If so, I know this will comfort me in some way thatís hard to explain.  I didnít see angels or demons.  I didnít see mysterious light of any sort.  I didnít sense divinity or damnation.  Honestly, there was nothing Biblical or Horrific about the experience.

Basically, as I sat in the ICU alone in the bed hooked up to machines I closed my eyes and still saw the room.  I opened them again because I couldnít tell if my eyes were closed or open for a moment.  When I closed them again I saw 9 silent men standing around my bed wearing clothes I canít describe.  There were 3 men on each side of the bed and 3 men at the foot of the bed.

Today, I often wonder was there 3 other men behind me that I didnít see.  Now, the closest I can tell you about the center man on the left side of the bed is that he wore what I can only describe as a Japanese courtesan mask with a veil and a beautiful horn decoration was on top of the mask bent back over his head.

When I focused my attention on the man on my left at the foot of the bed it seemed we instantly moved together into a field of sorts like Iíve never seen.  I could smell water.  There were bugs similar to lightning bugs throughout the field, but it was daytime and they definitely werenít fireflies.

I turned my head and my attention went to another man.  We moved into a room together somehow that appeared to be similar to a medieval construction but the inlays of metal of the wooden chair, he now sat in, seemed futuristic.  He was eating what appeared to be a leg of meat.

I heard a noise and my eyes opened.  The TV and Camera in the corner of the ICU room turned on.  A doctor on the screen asked if I was okay and said he was monitoring from Missouri.  I got the sense that the men had a purpose.  I sensed there IS a serious challenge ahead of me.

I also have the strong feeling that those men are from different parts of all existence.  I donít believe they are ghosts and I didnít sense all of them were human although they mostly appeared to be.  They were emotionless.  There was no smiles and not one frowned or sneered.  BUT, they looked at me.  I saw them and they watched me.

So, Iím posting this on several NDE blogs in hopes to reach another with a similar experience.  Mind you, there is a small yet significant other thing I witnessed that I am keeping to myself.  If you experienced this then you know I am telling the truth and I will know you are too.

At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event?   Yes  I was in severe Diabetes Keto Acidosis (DKA).  My glucose was over 440.

Was the experience difficult to express in words?  Yes     We don't have the words in our language to describe it.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    The whole time I think, but I'm not sure.

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness?      Normal consciousness and alertness   N/a

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.   weaker vision due to the DKA affecting my organs.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.   weaker hearing due to the DKA affecting my organs.

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?   No  

What emotions did you feel during the experience?   A strong sense of purpose!  A strong sense of challenge.  I now know we prepare and pay here before we go...  

Did you pass into or through a tunnel?   No  

Did you see an unearthly light?   No  

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice?   No

Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)?   No  

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?   No  

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world?   Some unfamiliar and strange place

I was moved to another place briefly.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down?   No

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?   No

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?   No

Did you come to a border or point of no return?   No

Did scenes from the future come to you?  No 

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that there either is (or is not) continued existence after earthly life (ďlife after deathĒ)?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that you either did (or did not) exist prior to this lifetime?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that a mystical universal connection or unity/oneness either does (or does not) exist?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly lifeís meaning or purpose?   No  


During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly lifeís difficulties, challenges, or hardships?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding love?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any other specific information / awareness that you have not shared in other questions that is relevant to living our earthly lives?   No  

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

What occurred during your experience included:   Content that was entirely not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience   I already described them.

How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience?   I do not know how my remembrance of the experience compares to my remembrance of other life events t   I do remember the experience vividly.

Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience:   I cherish every single moment of my life now!

My experience directly resulted in:   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?  
No  

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

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you?    
No.

Have you ever shared this experience with others?  
No 

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   It Happened!

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

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

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

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

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience?   I hope someone else experienced what I did.

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

What could a national organization with an interest in near death experience (NDE) do that would be of interest to you?       Put me in connection with a person who experienced the same thing.

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience?                        No.