July 12th, 2002, I was going in and area hospital for out-patient
surgery on my foot. I was afraid to be put to sleep because
in the past there had been some complications and they had
to shock my heart. I had the surgery and they put two stainless
steel screws in my foot. Off to home I went, feeling okay.
7:00 to 7:30, I became really sick. I was vomiting repeatedly
till about 3:30 or so in the morning. I was exhausted. I
told my family to let me sleep on the den sofa. I was so
tired I only wanted to go to sleep. The TV set was playing
and I remember my daughter Michelle telling me, "Mom,
we can't give you anything else for pain because we do not
know how much you have vomited up or retained."
I begged just let
me go to sleep.
I remember closing
my eyes. I am in this long dark tunnel. It is so cold and
so dark. I have never been in a place so cold as this tunnel.
I was traveling at the speed of light. As I neared the end
of the tunnel, I saw the most brilliant yellow light coming
toward me. I was beginning to feel warm. The nearer the
light got, the warmer I felt. I could hear myself saying, "Oh
God, please let me stay, don't make me go back."
This is the first
time in my life that I have really been loved. I felt so
safe and protected. I never wanted to leave.
I looked more into
the light. It didn't hurt my eyes. I saw this amber and
green electricity come from the light. It became enlarged
and before my eyes I saw my life revealed, every thought,
every wish, every desire, and every pain I had imposed on
anything or anyone.
I heard a voice
say, "Be not afraid child. It is not your time.
You are not through on Earth. Everything has a purpose and
you will have to complete yours before you return. Mankind
is doing things the wrong way. Go back and teach humankind
that LOVE is what is important. Love one another justly.
Help those who cannot help themselves. Teach one another
compassion, undying love and respect. My creatures on Earth,
large and small, are here for a purpose. They know everything
here on Earth. They know everything from the beginning of
time till the end of time. They have no fear of death. Mankind
needs to learn from my creatures. They are here to teach
us what is important in life. If you have no love and respect
for my creatures whom you have seen. How can you respect
me and love me whom you have not seen? Go back and tell
the four corners of the Earth what is truly important, not
which religion. You are but the pure in heart. There will
be many wars, poverty, storms upon storms to rage the Earth,
but will man ever listen? My child go back and tell."
I awoke gasping
for air - screaming for someone to come to me. My daughter
said to mom, "The air is on 70 degrees. It is cold
in here." She sped up the ceiling fan a notch.
I slowly began to
relax and began to try to decipher what happened to me.
I kept thinking maybe I am psychotic or maybe I just dreamed
all of this. It was so real I was shaking. I was afraid
to tell even the family for fear of being ridiculed. I begin
to deny it. I wanted to pretend this didn't happen to me.
Why me? I was an ordinary person. Why didn't God pick a
priest or religious person? Why me, a nobody?
I went back to my
surgeon on the following Monday. I said to him, "Before
we get started, I have to talk to someone. I might be losing
my mind. I have a story to tell you."
I told the doctor
my story. I then asked the doctor, "Had anyone else
ever told you something to that effect?"
He said, 'I have
heard of this before and have been told of such happening.'
I asked him if he
thought I was insane.
He said, "No,
Mrs. Hammond, I don't. I believe your heart had enough electricity
to start back on its own. That was what all the gasping
was about. It was not your time."
After Beth Hammond's NDE, she
had some very unusual prophetic visions of the future in
her dream. Here they are:
to bed and thought I was asleep. I was walking along a dark
country lane that was very wooded. I came upon a clearing
at the end of the road. In front of me was a cattle guard
or crossing with a gate which was locked. I tried to unlock
As I proceeded
to unlock and push on the gate before me, out of nowhere
came this huge bright light. Amongst this light I saw snow.
I became very cold.
see the Capitol buildings dome with the U.S. flag tumble
to the ground. I could hear people screaming in agony. I
felt a rush of cold air and realized I was among these people.
a lady screaming for God to save her. She was burned through
her body like charcoal. I saw people rich and poor and men,
women and children running for their lives. I heard sirens,
I looked up and before me the Capitol of the United States
was destroyed. I could see pieces of the building lying
everywhere. It was so cold with snow on the ground. I could
smell the stench of burning flesh.
God to remove me from the sight.
turning around to try to get away from the smell.
I saw a coastal
shoreline that was being devastated by a raging storm. Townhouses,
apartments and homes were destroyed. For as many miles as
my eyes could see, was total devastation.
Darkness appeared again.
to close the gate again and a voice from the light says
child, don't be afraid, because I the Lord God am the author
of all truth which comes from me. Behold, I will give you
knowledge concerning these things, in as much as you have
asked in all diligence and humility before me. These things
I say are true and whoever says this is not true must pass
and have been so frightened ever since I saw all of this.
continues with her vision]
There will be a vast uprising
from many nations in the Middle East. There will be many
lives lost, in the thousands. Never again will America know
the freedom we once had nor the security.
went to bed I had [another] vision in a dream. It was sooo
real to me. Here goes:
in a tunnel, traveling at the speed of light. I came to
the most beautiful light. A voice from the light stated
something to show you. Follow me."
As I was
following what appeared to be the form of a human in the
light, we came to a place where I could look out over the
Earth and see the planets in the universe. I was just a
few feet from the moon. The form stated to me:
is the light of the new heavens."
to cry. The being stated to me:
cry. There are no tears, no sorrows and no pain here, only
guided me before the stars and stated to me:
I can feel your pain and sorrow. Look beneath. You can see
all mankind running to and fro. You have told many people
of my existence. They have made a mockery of you. You obeyed
me; now I must show you. Look to your right. That is Egypt.
The war will rise on mankind from the East. Look to the
right. Devastation from earthquakes and hurricanes will
be more forceful. Do not look back. Look forward. My time
is very near and I will come as a thief in the night. Be
"But already my desire
and my will were being turned like a wheel, all
at one speed, by the Love which moves the sun and
the other stars." - Dante Alighieri, Paradiso
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