the NDE video entitled
Shadows: Perceptions of
Paul Carr describes his near-death experience when he slipped
and fell on a bottle of cooking oil which rearranged his
They're running around trying to figure
out what's wrong with me. I'm laying there on this table
and it gets worse and gets worse. I drop farther and father.
Finally, it felt like I was just sort of folding in on myself.
I just kind of went - boooop. I went way down inside myself
and then suddenly I just wasn't there anymore.
I was spinning sideways somehow through
this tunnel. At first it was very dark, then it seemed like
there was these streaks. I was falling but I wasn't. I was
traveling. That's maybe more the word.
There was this big white light at the
end of it. I kind of came out into this. But I don't recall
ever seeing anything. But there was this one major presence
there that started speaking to me in a voice that I recalled
that I heard once before. That's funny, I hadn't heard this
voice since I was a child and only heard it once before.
It was in a life-threatening situation.
I fell off the side of a cliff and I
heard, "Kick the tree away" that I was holding on to. I
did that and I landed in a blackberry bush about seventy
feet below and never broke a bone. I never heard that voice
again. I hadn't thought about that in seventeen or eighteen
years. When suddenly, this voice started talking to me.
But it is the same voice. I've always referred to this entity
as the "Greeter." That's the name that came to mind
then and it's the only way I have to describe it today.
It doesn't sound very mystical or anything, but that's what
it was. It was a Greeter. It was my Greeter.
There was other entities out there. I
can sense them, but I never saw them. I never saw squat.
I didn't see anything. I just sensed all this. And when
I say "speak", I am sure it was more of a telepathic thing
than it was moving the mouth.
Anyway, we had this chat. I reviewed
my life up to that point. It was kind of like in little
bursts. The point of it was not to be judgmental. That wasn't
it. It was just a kind of a review of what happened up to
It became clear as a result of that review
that a couple of things hadn't happened that were important,
but that I didn't have to have them happen - at least, not
in this lifetime. I can go on around a series of "light
bends", if I can use that term. I'm not even sure myself
what that means. I can see it in my mind's eye right now
but I can't describe it. But it was like if I went around
enough of those bends I couldn't come back. And that was
It was really peaceful, really calm.
It was real serene. It felt really warm and real comfortable.
I didn't hurt and I didn't have any problems. Right at that
point in my life, that was a pretty terrific thing. I mean
it would be in anybody's at anytime. But, here I got the
choice of being there, nice and peaceful and calm and everything,
or coming back to an existence where I am getting divorced,
I'm getting sued, I owe all kinds of money. I have a couple
of kids at least to raise. One of them has special problems
to boot and I'm not walking.