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Miguel B's Experience

Experience description:   

It is difficult to believe in NDEs unless one has gone trough something similar. I was hospitalized because my right lung had collapsed. According to the doctors it was something spontaneous. They operated me 3 times within a month's time because the lung kept collapsing. The third operation lasted 8 and a half hours because they had to cut muscles, wash the lung and at the end they glued the lung to the ribs with a special glue. Upon waking from the operation I got pneumonia and the collapsed lung got full of coagulated blood and it could not function.

I spent several weeks in the ICU and even got to be in coma. When I was in coma y could hear everything they talked around me, the doctors, the nurses and my family, but of course I could not move. It was as if being awake without being able to speak or move and with closed eyes. The doctor did not give me much hope to live because I was not responding and was hooked to all kind of machines to keep me alive.

One night upon awakening from the coma, I was alone in my room and the door was closed. I looked around and because I could only move my head I saw a clock hanged on the wall that showed it was 1 AM. Suddenly I saw how several silhouettes with human shape blue-gray in color were coming in trough the door. At least some 10 - 15 of these beings came in, truly had human form, consisting of men, women and children. None of them had a face so I could not see their features. I could not believe what my eyes were seeing and even thought that it was a nightmare but I looked at the clock on the wall and verified the minutes were passing by and that every thing was real and not a nightmare. I got very scared, I truly did not understand what my eyes were seeing and at the same time it was incredible to see something like that. They all set themselves around my bed and started to pray as a group. What I thought was they were looking for me and it was the time of my death. Next was to close my eyes and started to pray as well.  

I fell asleep praying and few hours later I woke up and the nurses and doctors were by my side. They told me they could not understand what had happened because I was breathing normally and they unhooked all the machines from my body. They told me that it was a miracle since practically I was dead and suddenly I was almost healed. I did not know whether or not to tell what had happened because I was afraid they would not believe me, but I told them and to my amazement they told me that I had had a NDE and that they had heard of similar cases to mine. 

After this experience I am a more human person and definitely I believe there is a supreme being. Now I take life with less worries and I share more of my time with my loved ones. 

At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event?   Yes 

Was the experience difficult to express in words?  Yes, because it is difficult to see human silhouettes with no faces passing through a door that is closed.

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 everyday consciousness and alertness?      Normal consciousness and alertness.

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.   The same.

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

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?   I felt fear and then tranquility.

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?   I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin. Several unearthly beings.

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?   No

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 (“life after death”)?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist?   Yes. I felt an immense peace.

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?   Yes, there is a spiritual connection.

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s meaning or purpose?   Yes  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s 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 consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience  

How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience?   I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience  

Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience:   I am more human and I have more patience towards people.

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?  
Yes, now I am more spiritual.

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?    
Yes, it is incredible to see beings going trough a closed door.

Have you ever shared this experience with others?   Yes, hours after what happened, the response was to believe in a supreme being.

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  

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, now I am a better person.

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?   Yes, I am sure there is a supreme being

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  

What could a national organization with an interest in near death experience (NDE) do that would be of interest to you?     It is good to share the experiences as we help one another.

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience?     The questionnaire is very long.