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What do you think humans feel in the exact moment of death?

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posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 03:39 PM
I think it's a chemical released in the brain. People have different interpretations of their near-death experiences.

posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 03:47 PM
Hello everyone I just posted recently and after posting that message realized I had something better to say about this subject than just passing out.

I also has surgery for a double hernia and to have tubes in my ears when I was about 7 or 8. I remember having a strange "dream" during the surgery where I recalled waking up to find my face inches away from the operating room ceiling as I was laying flat on my back. I could not spin around, but could only turn my head to look down. The ceiling was in focus but when I did try to look below me everything was blurry. I could make out people that appeared to look like nurses and doctors working on someone laying on an operating table. I could see machines and trays, but wasn't really concerned with what was going on just why I was so close to the ceiling. That's the one thought I remember having. Why am I so close to the ceiling?

Anyways I woke up in the recovery room extremely sick compared to everyone else. My parents inquired as to why I was so ill and they were informed that I had gone into cardiac arrest during the surgery and had to be artificially resuscitated. They said that I was allergic to the anesthetic they used for the operation, but I have since spoken with anesthesiologists that informed me that I was most likely overdosed and not allergic. I never even thought of the "dream" as a possible O.B.E until I watched some show about them on T.V. One of the experiences was similar to my dream and I had a, "Hey I remember something like that" moment.

So if that was my soul, spirit, life force, energy, consciousness, or whatever else you would like to call it leaving my body while I was dead or near death then I can say it wasn't an unpleasant experience. More pleasant than waking up in the recovery room suffering from extreme nausea, in pain and throwing up blood.

I also was born a few months early, wasn't expected to live, actually stopped breathing for a few minutes and then started breathing again on my own while my father held me. So I sort of "died" there as well. I do not have any memory what so ever of that at all.

In the end I would like to say that it is easy to become overwhelmed by the thought of death. People die in unexpected, tragic and painful ways, but I believe it would be a far greater tragedy to not experience the life that we have been given just to avoid a potentially less than ideal death. Every single time you leave your house, enter a car, go for a walk, eat sushi, go to a carnival, or sit at home and do nothing being afraid you still have a chance of experiencing death. Some activities do up your chances of course, but unless your a heroine addict who refuses to use clean needles while you shoot up in the middle of a field during a lighting storm while wearing a copper flag pole for a hat I'd say the odds are more with you.

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 01:04 AM
I work as an ICU nurse (yes I'm a guy deal with it). It's interesting looking at those who are near death. They will start having "hallucinations" and start talking to decease people.

I don't need a machine or doctor to tell me when the next people is going to die. Once they start talking with deceased people, they will probably die in 2-3 hours.

it's strange though, those who see these "ghosts" are normally happy outgoing people who live life to the fullest. They always die with a smile on their face.

those who die without seeing "ghosts" are normally anti-social and hate everybody in sight. These individuals normally die with an angry face or a tearful face.

I can't explain why but these are my experiences

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 01:11 AM
reply to post by Twelvemonkeyss

can '___' cure incurable diseases? We have a lot of patients in ICU who will have some kind of incurable diseases (malignant tumors/ meningitis/ etc) and are on their death bed. They will normally die and we will resuscitate them. they will explain their NDEs and most of us will dismiss them as being crazy.

strangely, all will "lose" their incurable disease. Like how a tumor would disappear even though the medication was ineffective for the last 5 months or their meningitis would disappear even though the medication was proven ineffective.

if '___' can do this, might as well bottle this baby up and make some cash

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 01:30 AM
I'm thinking the last thing we feel is our bowels releasing, so perhaps it will be a good idea to try emptying them before climbing into your death bed, or it won't matter how great your lifetime accomplishments were, since you will be remembered mostly for stinking everyone outa the room!

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 02:15 AM
I died twice from a seafood allergy. The first time was almost a minute and the 2nd time was a bit over 2 minutes. I can tell you what I felt when I died the 2nd time, the 1st is kinda vague. The 2nd isn't. My inner ear started itching. I got hives all over my body. My chest tightened and I started wheezing, my heart was pounding through my chest. I was clawing at my throat and my chest trying to breath, suffocating. I started getting light headed. The pain in my chess was excruciating. Then, blip. Nothing. When I was resuscitated that was a different experience. Electricity everywhere. Almost like everything had a static charge and a hum. Extreme light sensitivity. In between dying and being brought back nothing. Extreme pain then nothing. Not so much as a go to the light Carol Anne. Now after I was brought back, well that's another story.

Just thought I'd share. I'm sure it isn't what people want to hear but its the truth. But if you want the feel good version there are enough stories out there about the beautiful lights and all your family waiting for you.

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 03:40 AM
My own death that happend after a weightlifting accident, is something that effects me in every aspect to this day. I was working out, and had place to suspended bands at the end of my weightlifting bar so that it could remain suspended as I was benchpressing. A guy walked past, tripped, and fell into my bar that had 405 pounds on it. The bar came down first on my forehead crushing my sinus cavity, and then bounced back up and came down on my nose and face.

On the way to the hospital after loosing too much blood and I died. Immediately I was sent to a place that completely pitch black. It felt as if I was in a vacuum because it felt like wind was rushing all around. In the darkness I was in absolute peace. I knew I had died, but in the darkness I reflected on all the good that different people had brought into my life. I reflected on the lessons I had learned, while my being was filled with excitement and joy. I was in a place where there was no negativity, and the only sadness I felt was that my loved ones weren't there to share in this amazing place.

While in my thoughts the words continued repeating "though I may walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for the lord is with me". And suddenly it felt as if my bodies form was being pulled. And it wasn't long before I saw the slihoute of what appeared to be an illuminated door way with two figures standing inside. But as I approached I heard a resounding "Nicholas it is not your time". And suddenly it felt as if I was literally thrown back into my body. When I woke up I was in the hospital bed just crying hysterically.

After the accident, I told my Dad repeatedly "why did I have to come back to this, why did I have to come back to a world filled with pain and sadness". I don't tell many people about what I experinced because to be honest most people fear death and don't want to even think about it. This reality that we live in is so far disconnected from the level of consciousness I experinced, that descriptions alone will never be enough.

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 04:12 AM

Originally posted by fiftyfifty
reply to post by woogleuk

I like that thought! Imagine.. instant reincarnation as a pure innocent child again. It takes me back to a thought I had when I was younger. If 'I' wasn't born, if a different sperm had won the race and the resulting child was slightly genetically different, would it still be me?

When you think about how we actually came into being, every single one of our lives is a miracle.

That's exactly my number 1 question yet to be answered

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 04:20 AM

Originally posted by diamondsmith
reply to post by TUERD
That is a secret,but what I can tell you is, as the body was mutilated after the accident so will be the soul in the afterlife.

Well, I hope you leave a pretty corpse..

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 04:40 AM
reply to post by Bkrmn

before climbing into your death bed,
Not really matter what happens to the body after death, only if you are burned is the safest way to hell.

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 05:42 PM

Originally posted by LazloFarnsworth
reply to post by MarkJS

Yes of course. And they wouldnt know it...only for that split second...and not remember it either. Because they would be dead.

I think the pain of DYING...that one would feel as they slip away...of course could be extremely painful. Still....then NOTHING. No more feeling anything.


Sorry, i have to disagree there.
In my own experience (several, if you count near drowning & a motorbike crash) is that you are fully aware of everything, & that the pain, while intense, is very short.
Memory is a problem, since you lose all sense of time.
If you hear someone talking, for instance, you don't know if it's the ambulance driver looking at your body or a memory of someone talking to you when you were 5 years old.
Live long & prosper

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 08:39 PM
reply to post by diamondsmith

Don't take my comment too seriously, though you are right about the unimportance of the body upon our deaths. I was only being sarcastic because of the great expenses incurred upon the death of a loved one, by so many families who simply cannot afford even the cost of the average funeral. I believe funeral homes do perform a much needed service, but there are those operators who have no qualms about taking advantage of families during a time when they are most vulnerable to high pressure sales pitches.
I too have had a N.D.E.. It happened almost 42 years ago when at the age of 19, I was rushed by friends to the emergency dept. of the local hospital, after having just been knifed in the back several times. Without going into all the details of what happened right after being layed on the operating table, I will say I next found myself in a place I never wanted to leave, but was told I had to go back, as it just wasn't my time.
Unlike most folk I've read about who had a similar experience, the only changes in my life were that I no longer feared death, and I no longer believed most of the crap dished out by churches, and that to them, the fear of death is just one of their main methods used to control the masses. There is a "Creator", but again nothing like as described by mainstream religion.
It would be wonderful if we could all "cross over" whilst sleeping, even though some of us might awaken on the other side, somewhat confused as to where we were, but even if we suffer great pain right to the end, the instant we leave our bodies all pain is immediately gone and forgotten about!

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 11:19 PM
reply to post by Mclaneinc

can science prove "love" "empathy" or "culture"?

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 11:53 PM
Heres my theory. I once ate a large amount of mushrooms (about 6 grams) and experienced what I could only describe as "death." your mind starts networking every thought of its conscious and subconscious until you realize that we are are ONE, as in come from ONE source. that source is in fact an energy.(which many call GOD) as you may know dmt is the chemical that causes dreaming, and during a dmt trip i experienced both the same thing as on shrooms and also very similiar to entering a dream. our souls are energy and energy can only be transformed not created or destroyed. even thoughts are energy that must be transformed by our minds to turn from internal energy into physical vibrations through airwaves then re transformed by the recipient to be interpreted. when you die ALL of the '___' is released from your brain. I believe that when tripping or dreaming it temporarily acts as a catalyst to allow our souls to other levels of existence. when you die it must do the same but permanently. dying is both terrifying and comforting at the same time when you realize that you dont in fact die, but are free to travel astral planes. in essence you may very well "die" every night when you dream

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 11:54 PM
reply to post by playswithmachines

What I failed to mention? I too stood at deaths door, went into the light...saw the golden hand of God pulling me back. So..I have been there. But at the moment of death? Pain for a second...then death...and nothing...AT THAT POINT.

I dont believe we were talking about the pain felt while ALMOST dying and coming back into life. It was At DEATH and beyond that..which is nothing to feel nor remember...because then...we are dead.


posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 12:18 AM
Iv done some intense research on this subject, looking into near death experiences and speaking with nurses in hospitals and nursing homes.

What i have deduced from the information i have gathered is that there is a warming sensation in the pant area as one loses control of bodily function, thus soiling them selves..

In all seriousness, I imagine the moment of dying would be comparable to the relief of removing a shoe that is too tight..

posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 11:39 AM
reply to post by The X
Please share where you found the scripture of suicide in the Bible. To my knowledge, it isn't there...please carelully articulate truth, when referencing "factual statements"...

posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 02:14 PM
reply to post by LazloFarnsworth

I see your point, but from my own experience (and this is where it gets strange) i saw the tunnel of light & i very firmly decided not to go there, but to Scotland instead

I also distinctly remember looking down at my body, my girlfreind was laying across me, screaming at me to wake up, hysterical.
I did a mental shrug and thats when i saw the tunnel (above me, through the ceiling).

The next moment, i was above the scottish coastline, at night, looking down.
I realised this was happening real-time because it was night when i temporarily pegged it.

I remember it clear as day.

Glad to be back here anyway!

I guess if you're saying that a NDE is not the same as being actually dead, i fail to see the difference.
As far as i can ascertain, i was dead as a dodo, & i imagine that's the way it will be when i pop my clogs for good. At least i hope so, apart from the relative lack of emotion, it was quite an adventure!

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posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 05:18 PM
I don't believe in God, we just turn into meat like everything else.

posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 10:18 PM
reply to post by playswithmachines

Hello again. I too shared much of your experience, but I still hold one thing true. DYING hurts A LOT. Death...does not.

Peace !

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