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I am a 37 year old man. I thought I was healthy but just before my 37th birthday last year, I came down with a sore throat. I went to a doctor who told me to take some Tylenol. I didn't have strep throat.

 

The following day my throat felt worse, so I returned to the doctor who immediately rushed me to an ENT doctor who said I had to go to hospital. My epiglottis was swollen and if not dealt with I would just suffocate. 

Five days later, I awoke, not knowing where I was and thinking I would just be waking up at home. During my time "out" I had what I believe to be an NDE.

Throughout this whole thing, I felt like I was watching what was happening, yet still feeling like it was me.

I and a lot of other people were all represented by big white balls and we were on a spacecraft of some kind. We were all piled on top of one another in some kind of holding tank and were moving inexorably to the bottom of the pile. Bouncing around. Spinning. Being the person I am, I was impatient to get to "the next level."

 

(This was how it was referred to in my thoughts as to what was happening)

 

So I jostled my way to the bottom of the pile and rolled down a chute.

At the bottom of the chute, underneath the holding tank, was a brown-looking muslin-like cloth stretched over this opening - like a curtain. In the opening was this magnificent white light.

 

(I thought the spacecraft was bright, but THIS light was even brighter - even with the cloth covering it.)

Other balls bounced through the curtain and when they got there, I heard voices. I just knew from what was being said that the balls were meeting their dearly departed. They were saying things like:

 

"It's so good to see you again" and "We've been waiting for you".

I became anxious again. I felt myself bouncing and anticipating seeing my father, my grandparents, and my partner. I was ready and excited.

But, it was not to be. I have no other memory from the time I was out.

I will say that after that experience, I am no longer afraid of death. I have throughout my life had many panic attacks (at least two a month) related to my wondering:

"What's life all about?" or "Why are we here?" or "I don't want to die."

Since this experience nine months ago, I have not had such an attack. Nothing has changed in my life. I didn't start taking medication to ease anxiety or anything.

Thank you for the chance to share this.

Stephen Smith ptownspice@attbi.com

 

"If I lived a billion years more, in my body or yours, there's not a single experience on Earth that could ever be as good as being dead. Nothing." - Dr. Dianne Morrissey, a near-death experiencer

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