Hi everyone. I don't think that my NDE is nearly as interesting or vivid as Kinglizard's, but i chose to write about it, because something very
interesting was brought up by another member there, and I would like more input on it. SEE:
I, too had an NDE some years ago. Mine was the result of double pneumonia. before i begin the story, I just wanted to say that a comment from another
member and Kinglizard's testimony inspired me to open a new topic on NDE's. There are so many intelligent ppl here, that i feel sure that some very
interesting ideas will be submitted. the comment in Kinglizard's topic came from a member known as Occam. I will submit his/her quote here.
the story is interesting, but could also be a hallucination triggered by the pain, the narcotics and the stress his body was
Occam's statement is one that has not eluded me on the possibilities of the causes of NDE's.
Although like Kinglizard, I choose to see mine as a revelation of sorts, I also allow for the fact that it could be an hallucinatory effect.
Especially given the fact that I had stopped breathing and had to be revived. it's very hard to express my feelings on this, because between science
and God, it can be confusing. My heart feels that it was a very real experience. My head says, "hallucination brought on by the cessation of
As I stated before, my account isn't nearly as vivid or interesting as Kinglizard and some of the other accounts that I have read here. So I'll just
skim through it, so as not to bore anyone.
I developed double pneumonia that seemed to derive from a bacterial source. I had been living in an apartment that had sustained prior flood damage.
This event caused the presence of black mold. My first diagnosis was bacterial pneumonia. I didn't think I would ever recover from it or get my
strength back. From there I got even sicker and the bacterial pneumonia turned into double pneumonia. I coughed so much for so long, that I damaged
one of my ribs.
I was eventually hospitalized and was started on IV's to get mega doses of antibiotics into my system. It seemed a period of days, that I absolutely
could not sleep. All the coughing would not let me. I began feeling that I absolutely could not go on any longer. I was mentally and physically
As I said earlier my details will not be as vivid as others, but a lot of it stands out very clearly. I recall having the feeling that I had visitors
in my room and that I needed to come to and greet them. But I was so tired.
I can't honestly say that any of the visitors were of anyone that i knew to be departed. I couldn't give you a single name of any of them. But I
knew that I did know them and had not seen them for a long time.
Then i recall hearing the most beautiful music. I opened my eyes to see where it was coming from and saw two beings in my room. I probably should not
say, 'beings,' as they appeared to be very human. Their attire was puzzling. It was very plain and old-fashioned.
The next thing I remember seeing was, fields of the most radiant flowers. They seemed to be glowing around the edges of the petals.
I do not have the words to describe the feelings inside of me. Such beauty and love, and most of all, the peace of being seperated from my very sick
body. I wasn't coughing and suffering any longer.
The next memory was being rudely brought back to my sick body. I opened my eyes to see a team of medical personnel, standing by my bed. They were
smiling and telling me that I gave them quite a scare. They found me not breathing and had to resuscitate me. From that point on, I started to
improve. But I felt so sad for a long time, that I did not get to stay in that beautiful place.
Now that I have fully recovered, I am glad that I was sent back. But I wasn't at that time. But I have derived a peace from the experience. I do not
fear death any more. I am convinced