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Victor H's Experience

Experience description:   

I was in the hosp. in Kansas Univ. Med. Ctr. I had a chronically infected gland surgically removed from my under my chin earlier that day. I'm allergic to penicillin so I was given nafcillin. All during the day I was having severe chest pains. The med staff told me I was young and it was nothing. Around 10:40 pm I was in bed watching Nightline with Ted Koppel. I had a severe very deep chest pain. I was immediately out of my body. I was over my body looking down on myself. I could see the blue rays from the TV on my body and Ted Koppel still talking. I was afraid and asked "what's going on?" I said "God please help me!" When I said that I was back in my body and started pushing the Nurse call button. My Doctor was there that night which was unusual. I told him what happened. He believed me because he had seen it in Cardiac patients. I became a much more serious person and a deeper believer in God.

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

Was the experience difficult to express in words?  No    

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    I was at my highest level of consciousness when I was over my body looking down. I knew this was no dream. I've never done drugs.

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.   I really can't remember any difference.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.   No noticeable difference

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   I described it above.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?   fear, and confusion  

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.)?   Uncertain   I knew God of the Bible heard me when I called out to Him. I still know it with all certainty.

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 knew God heard and answered me as I said above.

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that you either did (or did not) exist prior to this lifetime?   Uncertain   I kind of believed God was real. I was more agnostic. Now I know beyond a shadow of a doubt He Is and is Very real.

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 life’s meaning or purpose?   Uncertain  

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 both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience   I lightly at best believed God cared about me or the human condition. I know better now.

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     

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   I believe God is more real than anything we can see. I believe the God of the bible is GOD. I believe Jesus is His Son

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you?  

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience?   Yes   I've had dreams and visions since then. I also saw the space shuttle explode the day before it happened and similar occurrences.    

Have you ever shared this experience with others?  
Yes  I shared it immediately and have been sharing it ever since.

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   I love my family and friends more and tell them. I have also become an advocate for the underdog.

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?   Yes   I read the bible more and have gotten closer to God.

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