the NDE documentary video entitled
Shadows: Perceptions of Near-Death Experiencers, Anne
Horne described her near-death experience which occurred
when she was strangled by her husband, who in a fit of rage,
brought her to the point of death. The account of her
experience in the video is only a limited version. The following
account is the full version of her experience reprinted
here by permission.
"My name was Anne. Since my experience,
I have changed my name.
up in a southern Methodist family, one of six kids, regular
childhood, was an average student, went to college for a
year and was too immature to handle the responsibility so
I came home. My plan B was to go to secretarial school and
marry a nice boy, have some kids. Pretty average beginnings
a man who saw my picture in my college yearbook. A lot of
circumstances happened to line up for us to meet. I had
missed the appointment to have my picture taken twice. Finally,
someone had to beg me to come and get my picture taken for
the yearbook. The man I met was a friend of a friend and
he saw my picture while at his friend's house. He then tracked
me down and told me that we HAD to meet. We did after many
phone calls. We were married five months later. He was eleven
years my senior. My parents were glad to marry me off.
to say the conflict between us began immediately. He was
controlling and I was, well, nineteen years old. I did not
want to get married but did it anyway for something to do.
The gravity of my decision hit me literally. I had no training
in abuse so I had no appropriate behaviors to get out of
it. I believed that once people got married, it should be
forever. How could I get divorced after my parents spent
so much on the wedding and all those gifts? I had to make
it work. But it didn't. Not ever. I lost a baby and then
finally had another when I was twenty-two years old. A baby
girl. Then the beatings and the anger from my husband escalated.
I told my parents about it but they thought I was exaggerating.
one day after a bad golf game he came into the kitchen and
started hitting me and yanking me around the kitchen by
my neck. It came to halt when he lifted me up off the floor
and pressed my neck into the kitchen wall. He was screaming
and wild eyed. I started to struggle. I looked into his
eyes and knew he was out of control. He no longer knew what
he was doing. I thought to myself that I was not going to
get out of this one. Then a calm poured into my body and
the sounds faded away. I could still see him but could not
I saw a man in the distance above the kitchen range coming
toward me. My head turned but it passed through my physical
head. I watched my life go past me like a flip card version.
It was short and there were no offenses. It was explained
to me that I was young and hadn't had time to really hurt
man, who was in a robe, asked me, 'Are you ready to go?'
him, 'What will happen to my daughter?'
I was shown her life. She would live with his Mom and would
grow up loved and have a good life.
'I am ready. But how does this work? Will I float through
the rafters into space?'
thing I knew I was floating upward into a dark space that
went on forever. There was no light, per se, but it was
filled with sparkles, but I couldn't see them. I could see
but there was nothing to see. It is hard to describe.
aware of infinite knowledge and order. There were no churches.
It was definitely impressed upon me that there is no good
or bad as we know it. All is learning and all is forgiven.
I also had no memory of where I had just come from.
forward and saw a lighted tunnel and at the entrance were
many people. They saw me coming and alerted the person in
charge. This person came floating up to me. He reached me
in an instant. I immediately knew him as 'Uncle.' I remember
thinking, 'I don't have an uncle who looks like him.' He
was dressed in khaki pants, a white shirt and a tan sweater
vest. He carried a clipboard. I thought, 'How odd.' He had
floated just a bit in front of my path blocking me from
going further. Then he telepathically said, "It is
not your time."
same manner I told him, 'I am going home!' (It was sort
of like saying, "What are you talking about?")
how I willed to go forward, he talked to 'others' who were
somewhere else. They told him to show me something. Then
he came up beside me and we both looked down onto the Earth.
the U.S. and some other countries, there were groups of
people, some three, some one person, some many people, etc,
at work doing what looked like triage work of mending hearts
by putting their hands over the hearts of others. It seemed
at times they would roll them into what looked like caves.
Once they were healed, they would be wheeled out again and
set on their way. Most of the healings worked but some failed.
They were working so fast to get as many healed as possible.
They also wore white.
if they were nurses? 'No,' he said.
almost in disbelief, 'But there are only thousands of them!'
he said, 'That is all we need.' They would tip the balance.
What they did was all that was necessary to do to accomplish
what needed to be done.
I saw this whole group of people become one consciousness
because of something they on the Other Side had
activated within them. They became ONE. At that moment,
they were able to send a bolt of pure light into
the world through their bodies. It entered through their
backs, behind their hearts, and exited through their chest
and out into the world and into every nook and cranny of
the world. Then the fog of shadows and fear rolled back
and a new age of Heaven on Earth came. It wasn't going to
last forever, but it would for many thousands of years.
Everything would be different.
at him and he said, 'We need you there.'
I remembered it was my contract to be there and
to do my part. It was my husband's part to send me over
to see this and experience what I was seeing. It was just
a role for which he had no bad intentions. It was up to
me to remember and not play a victim.
that, I found myself back in my body but there still were
no sounds. It was calm and peaceful and full of love. I
felt chosen and special and content.
the sounds came back. My husband was still screaming at
me, 'Are you afraid of me now!'
'No, you send me to my Father.' How I said this I do not
jolted him awake, it seemed to me, and he dropped me to
the floor. Then he stormed out the door. I collapsed in
a heap which was so peaceful and easy. Life is going to
I heard what felt like banging pots and pans and clatter
and thousands of voices all at once. At first, it was far
away and then it came closer. I sat in anticipation of it
coming nearer. Then, with a swoosh, all of this world's
fear and chatter and business came back into my body. I
felt so sad and so far from home.
I was done with this relationship and I divorced soon after.
I did not prosecute nor did I mention it to anyone until
15 years later. I didn't want to be locked up in psyche
ward. It was weird. I was homesick and wanted to go home.
But I had a daughter and a life to make.
"When I went to the
meetings I started to remember things about my experience,
like the sparkles. I remember even trying to find words
for what I experienced, but there are no words that capture
the feeling, the knowledge, the way things are over there.
Love is completely different. There is an intelligence which
my brain cannot even begin to know the whole picture, nor
even a small part of it.
seem that the vision of the future I was shown was going
to happen around the time I reached my forties, it seemed,
because that is how I looked at it. But I am 52 now and
I still have no clue what it means specifically. I do try
to help people find and act on their hearts in everything
describe me as a peaceful or contented person. My life has
had many losses in it and hurts. Nothing has been easy but
back very psychic, which I hated. I didn't want to know
what people really thought because most of them are unaware
of what they are actually thinking. I blew every light bulb
I came in contact with. Watches stopped working, cash registers
added up wrong or stopped, weird woo-woo stuff happens all
the time, sometimes more than at other times. I had a man
I slept with and I could hear he and his daughters out of
their bodies playing all night. I finally got up and told
them to get back in their bodies and hush up and go to sleep!
Then I listened to all his dreams as he had them. It was
a long night. I couldn't be with him because it was too
much noise! But do you think I'm going to tell anyone about
this? Heck no!
see white swirling lights around me from time to time. These
psychic happenings make dating very hard. I can talk telepathically
to some animals but not all of them. Like humans, some animals
are evolved and some are unaware. Horses are my favorite
because they are so clear. Sometimes I will answer someone's
question when it enters their head. This spooks everyone
out. Sometimes I find myself somewhere I didn't intend to
go to, but I would be just in time to help someone there
in a vital way. That doesn't happen so much anymore. While
this may seem great, it is not. I don't see everything.
My daughters think I am nuts. Going out on dates are few
and far between. It seems the less I say the better.
now trained in remote viewing. I know anyone can have these
experiences without dying. God is no longer a belief. God
is a knowing and that is a comfort to me. But people who
try to take my experience and use it to validate a religious
point drive me nuts. Some people say this is what Rudolph
Steiner said or this is antichristian. But it is neither
because nothing can even begin to encompass God in the realm
I felt. There is nothing like it here on Earth yet. But,
evidently, someday there will be.
to IANDS has helped me a lot. I live day by day. I suffer
disappointments also. I wish I had the answers for a perfect
life but I don't. Because many other people have experienced
this, more is being written about it, and more parts are
coming forward. But just remember, there are no words for
a multidimensional timeless experience.
not saying, in any way, that murder is part of a divine
plan. It is NOT. I am just saying that it was only for me.
and I have talked about it and we have forgiven each other.
We are on good terms but we don't hang out together. We
are not friends. That was then and it is now in the past.
All is forgiven and understood. My daughter, now thirty
years old, lives with her Dad and helps him in his business.
He has mellowed and has become so sensitive that he no longer
goes hunting nor considers it a sport. He once watched a
deer cry as it was dying. He cried his heart out and vowed
to never hurt another living thing. He is still a country
boy at heart, just a gentler one. There are happy endings,
but sometimes it takes time.
way, many years later I was looking through my grandmother's
photos years after her death and found some photos of my
grandfather's brothers. I came across a picture of 'Uncle'.
It was the man I saw on the Other Side. My grandfather and
his brothers had died years before I was even born. I had
never seen these photos before."
love is stronger than death; ardent love is as unrelenting
as Sheol. Love's flames are fiery flames - the fiercest
of all. Mighty waters cannot extinguish love; rivers
cannot sweep it away."
- Song of Songs 8:6-7
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