Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Yes
Describe: Fast, tunnel, white
Did you see a light? Yes
After the tunnel -- Leona B
I was in a vast black & white circle that turned into a tunnel and was drawn to it in a vacuum going very fast. While going through the tunnel, I heard what sounded to me a roaring freight train with fast ding ding ding sounds. I was pulled by the top back of my head going very fast into the vast semi-clouded tunnel. As I was going through the tunnel, I also heard wind chimes ringing. As I was midway through the long tunnel, I found myself diverted to a long hallway. - Carmen D
He found himself out in the middle of the boulders floating over a great expanse of blackness below. He couldn't see the bottom – looking down, all he could see was a huge black hole. As he was wondering what was going on, he began to hear a sound like the wind. This wind got louder until it sounded like high pitched screams. One voice stood out, and he heard from below someone pleading..."Please! When you come, bring me a drop of water!" Then he knew that he had been tricked by Satan into thinking he was going to be in Heaven. Instead, he was on his way to hell because he didn't know Jesus as his Savior. -- Glenda G Father
I found myself speeding fast up in the air inside a tunnel, light as a feather. A tunnel full of holes all around that bright light beams were coming through. I could hear the sweet sound of hundreds of chimes in the wind and I've never felt happier or more ecstatic in my whole life while swirling around and around. I was listening to the chimes and enjoying the gorgeous feeling not being able to get enough of it. This place was so gorgeous that I couldn't get enough of it and I just had to see it all! I looked up and I saw the end of the tunnel far away. A very bright, beautiful light that was not hurting my eyes at all. A destination I felt eager to reach. -- Rena P
this happened like a year I feel asleep on the couch and went through a tunnel of wind and bright lights I could not wake myself up I could see myself sleeping on couch and tried so hard to wake up, after I prayed I finally could move, for long time was afraid to go to sleep, -- Molly M
sound of wind, more like a breeze but very calm, very soothing actually. -- Georgeanne
As well as arms constantly moving, each cherubim had wings, that revved up and down slightly, beating all the time, with the intensity of worship. The wings made a slight buzzing sound, but it was soft, and there was no wind that came from the wings beating.
I passed through the tunnel, felt strange presences, but the light which could be seen at the end got bigger and bigger as I went towards it, and the speed of my travel got faster and faster, until I began to feel that it was too fast, and a wind was caressing my body. -- Marta Y
Yes, as soon as I "let go" I left my body and started moving up into a deep dark tunnel, I could see my body stuck back in the mud and then I saw the bright light at the end of the tunnel. I was moving fast in the tunnel because I could feel the wind on my face and body. -- Andrew P
I tried to come back down to my body but I couldn't because something was pulling me upwards. The cold continued and a very intense and dazzling yellow light appeared, along with a strong wind, with a loud noise of wind. I started to enter this light-tunnel, but before going into it, I looked down and said (to the people there) that I was up above. -- Moises
It was wind falling up and being sucked down like a tornado. tight air. lightness. smallness. then peace. the most darkest darkness that could ever be blackness. I'm so tiny...the light is tiny-then larger, wiggly, blossoming into fullness, ghostly moving, energy, possibly a face, blue white-clear-smoky like rays of sun that don't burn. all knowingness.....he said he is life and life more abundant and that he was going to send me back with the breath of life and he breathed and the wind started and I knew that it would hurt back in my body and I regretted not choosing to stay in that peace but was intense on returning to my daughter to raise her. --Lisa NJ
I was floating in an azure-blue sky. A cold wind hit my limbs. I heard the sound of the wind upon me. I was transported. My arms and legs opened up like a cross. I was flying at such a speed...towards this light...At the moment I didn't realize what happened, but it was impressive...maybe I was in big tunnel? I don't know. As everything was blue. I felt cold, very cold. Afar I perceived this immense and very bright white spot, but it was pleasant to the eyes, not dazzling. A radiation, a source of warmth and well-being was warming my face. There was a great feeling of heat, interior peace, what else can I say: of well being...I felt good, very good. I was bathing in a fullness, a love... All around myself I just saw blue. An azure-blue. A sensation of being observed???maybe or surely... This light was pulling me towards itself at a speed!!! I felt good... It pulled at me faster and faster. Long time after this I maybe understood...Was it death? If this is so then I have no fear. Then I had the feeling that it stopped, like a barrier that cannot be surmounted, a limitation that should not be crossed. -- Beau B
Wind a calm wind and a tone (I sometimes still here this out of the blue). -- Heather S
No sound at all. Although there appeared to be wind swirling the colors in the tunnel and the persons garments, I heard no wind sound either. -- Jeanette
As I was in this bright light I could literally feel wind blowing through my body. And I didn't have to breath because the air flowing through me was enough and I knew this. All I could feel was peace and happiness. -- Cynthia
Then I see what I expect, a point of light in the sky, a star. I lock onto it, and immediately start flying, not through the sky, but through this kind of dark void. I fly as fast as I can, which is incredibly fast. I don't see if I have a body, but it feels like I do. There's this rushing wind sound, but I don't "feel" the air flow. It's not cold, it's not warm. It is the perfect temperature. I know there are others around me, but I don't "see" them. I know where I'm going. Then, a transition. I am slowing down. I see the pinpoint light, the star, getting closer. But I'm slowing down, something is making me slow down. I am almost completely stopped, but I press forward...but there is like a force field or something I'm pressing against. It doesn't hurt...it just won't let me go forward. -- Diane K
I guess I lost consciousness when I got out of bed and stood up-all I know is that suddenly I was in a very long, dark tunnel moving very rapidly toward a very large, bright light that radiated love. I could hear beautiful, high pitched wind chimes, and I could hear angels singing; legions of angels. They were singing the Doxology. The light was Christ, and I was fully aware of that at the time. I experienced a life review in the tunnel which showed me experiences in my life where I had expressed unconditional love and giving toward others-and they were things I had done that were seemingly so small and inconsequential at the time that they were forgotten. -- Vivian
I remember at first being very cold and scared, in a place completely black except for a tiny shining light at the end, like a pinhole. I could feel the wind as I moved forward toward that light, slowly enough for me to see that I was in a fairly small tunnel as the light increased. I could see the texture of the sides of the tunnel looking like a rough, earthen tunnel might. As I approached the light, my speed slowed and I noticed the incredible warmth emanating from the light, unlike any warmth I had ever felt. -- Jennifer
Suddenly I found myself going very fast through a tunnel. The sound of wind as I sped through the air was loud. It was like being on a roller roaster going straight up towards space. I was shot like a rocket and could tell I was traveling a very long distance. I felt really scared about where it might be taking me, thinking that I wouldn't know how to get back. It was clearly a feeling of leaving Earth and going way out to somewhere else in space. Then it stopped, and everything was perfectly still and quiet. I was completely surrounded by a bright light in the midst of which I was suspended. Up, down, below and above me was all light—a white light. And I was inside the light. I couldn't see me, but I still felt like me. I didn't know what to do. So I just kept feeling myself being there, and recalling the tunnel and speed, and how it had abruptly stopped. "And now here I am." I knew I had died. At first I felt I was alone. Then I noticed shadows standing in front of me. Shadows of a panel of people. They were looking at me. I could feel them and see their outlines. They were all standing, except one in the middle, up front—he was sitting. That was God. God spoke to me, and I replied to him. I was rude and disrespectful. I started screaming that I didn't want to be there and didn't want to stay. I was very angry. -- Pegi R
As I died, there was a cessation of all feeling and blackness closed in and light shrank to a pinpoint. I felt myself falling backwards into the blackness and a cool sensation of wind. I felt myself turn and then a pinpoint of light appeared in the blackness. I came out into the light and was in an upper corner of the emergency room looking down at my body on the gurney. -- Wayne H
I asked him what the meaning of life is. He told me "for the entertainment of the spirit realm." -- David J
lay down and soon was flooded by the most intensely bright white light filled with the most awesome Power and Love in the universe. In the light I heard the thunderous fluttering winds and the most beautiful sounds of angels voices singing louder than the thunderous winds. My body was becoming paralyzed with the power of the Light. The Love was overwhelming to me. I was terrified of losing control over my bodily functions-- desire to be in control, desire itself, movement, thought, everything human was dying in this light. When it swallowed me whole, an explosion of Ecstasy and Love started from my belly and expanded into the light itself. Soon, I became the Light and became Innocence, Love, Ecstasy, Peace, Power and Beauty and Wisdom of the Light. -- David
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? Rushing of wind, A Vacuum...
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Yes
Describe: Fast, tunnel, white
Did you see a light? Yes
After the tunnel -- Leona B
To explain: I saw a tunnel from the outside as I was floating in space from several thousand feet above it. The space all around me was the color of a warm soft sky blue. There where wisps of soft white light moving within my visual range and far off in the distance. The tunnel appeared as translucent blue and white and it seemed as though I could look through it.
The tunnel opening was below me yet the tunnel its self flowed up and way above my visual plane and merged into a beautiful blue and white light where everything came together. It was the most incredible view I have ever seem in my life. I could feel this area around me and it seemed comforting and safe. As I looked at the tunnel entrance, I moved at the speed of thought immediately to the opening of this tunnel. I think more, I was drawn to it by nature or fate as if I knew what to do.
Just to note, with no loss for the incredible beauty of the experience, the colors, peace of mind , painless and comforting feeling experienced in this event I will not try to describe, they where incredible. I know I will struggle to include every detail which is impossible to do.
The tunnel was large with soft rounded edges flowing into it. It was soft blue in color, not claustrophobic but warm and comforting, inviting. As I entered the space around the entrance I floated in and started to move forward. I began to see events appearing along the surface of the tunnel, like a million large screen TV’s, or panels lining the walls but that is poor description as to what I really experienced. The events seemed to surround me from all sides. I felt at first without realization, some connection to these events.
Within a few seconds I realized it was my life and memories and events that only I would understand and put meaning to. The color and clarity where exactly as I had remembered them. These memories and events where passing though my mind with incredible visual perspective, each was alive and in absolute detail and I could touch and feel them all at the same time. During all this I was moving further through the tunnel and up towards a merging of the surrounding blue and white light. This was or had been my existence, as if all of my being and soul were there and connected at one great moment.
I was distracted for just a moment. I observed an event with my son in it and it caught my attention. I was able to slow my movement through the tunnel long enough stop and see him, it was his birthday I think. It may have been his 7th birthday. All there in absolute detail. I floated out of the event with my son and back into the Tunnel. My passage seemed to move more rapidly after this and I stopped trying to hold on to every memory as it went by.
I still to this point had not thought about what was going on. What was happening to me was so wonderful it consumed me. I had not thought of the purpose or reason I was experiencing this. It was at that moment in time I had a brief pause in my thoughts away from the passing events and then I realized very clearly, I had died. No event in my life has ever been so clear to me. This experience was exact, with meaning and purpose.
This was natural order. My body had or was well in the process of dieing. I do not want to sound harsh by saying this. No events in my awakening state of mind have ever reached this level of conscious awareness.
I briefly remembered the ER and that something had gone wrong but it did not matter.
It was the most profound moment of my life. Very emotional for me to admit. I was not of my body any longer, I was of my soul. I was not frightened, I was resolved with my life and very content.
As I was thinking all of this I was moving fast and gaining speed moving up through the tunnel towards a brighter blue/white light. The light was so beautiful it is impossible to describe in human terms. I had the feeling I was a very long way a away from the reality I had previously been existing in and going with purpose on this journey. I wanted to keep going. That scares me a little. But I heard someone calling my name and I responded to that voice, my movement slowed down and as I turned my thoughts towards the voice my direction reversed and I moved again with incredible speed back along the tunnel to its entrance. This was not my decision. I woke up in the ER into a three dimensional space -- kind of disappointing. I had not had a heart beat for 45 seconds and I felt as though I had come back from a very long distance to awake in my body. -- Benny M
Then I saw a tunnel. It was made of bricks, just like a brick road, only curved like a tunnel, I went through the tunnel. At the end, there was a bright white light. When I went through the white light, there was a man. I say man because it was a mans voice. I saw this person in a white robe. I did not see a face. I did not want to go back through the tunnel. It was so peaceful. I wanted to stay but was told I had to go back. There was a lot I had to learn yet. Then I went back through the tunnel and was back in the bedroom. -- Christopher R
At some point during my surgery, and before the actual cutting began, something happened to me physically on the operating table and I felt a strong pull upward and the next thing I knew I was in a tunnel and it was somewhat dark in the tunnel, but there was a brilliant light at the end of the tunnel, which provided light all the way down to where I was in the tunnel. The tunnel slanted upward toward where the light was coming from. The tunnel was made of brown bricks, about the size of regular house bricks. I got the impression of wetness or shininess on the bricks in the tunnel but when I touched the bricks, which I did as I was advancing upwards in the tunnel, they were not wet. I remember as I was moving through the tunnel I looked up toward the light and I saw the outlines of several people, probably six or seven people, standing in the light. I recognized one of them as my grandfather, who had died the year before. There was one person who was a child of about seven and female. Looking back on the NDE I began to believe that she was my deceased sister who died before I was born, but during the NDE I did not know who she was beyond that I knew she was related to who I was here on earth just as I knew that the others there in the light were related to me somehow.
After that, I looked back toward the end of the tunnel I had come up from and I saw the operating suite. I saw myself on the table and two physicians working on me. I do not recall whether I saw that there were other medical personnel in the room. Until the time that I looked back and saw myself on the table I felt complete peace and relief while I was in the tunnel. When I looked back, I remembered my two children who were 4 years and 3 months old and I remember thinking that if I died they would be raised by their father and that they would never hear about God and that being raised by their father would be a bad thing for them. I knew that they would be abused by their father if he raised them alone. At that point, I remember hearing a voice telling me that I could choose to go back or to go into the light. I remember feeling anguish at having to make that choice. When all of this happened I was about half way up the tunnel. I backed up against the tunnel wall and slid down the wall to a crouching position and I remember deciding the kids needed me. I felt the same sucking or pulling sensation as I had felt before but in reverse. -- Yvonne W
It started in the present (that very day) and went backward very rapidly but I was able to see all the moments of my life, with all the smells and tastes and sensations. When I arrived at the day of my birth I saw myself transported, without knowing how, through a tunnel that was spinning but without making me dizzy. The tunnel appeared to be made of clouds that changed color the whole time and was immensely wide and long. People were going through in this tunnel, gliding along, and I was gliding also toward a light at the end of the tunnel. The light was very golden but was not blinding. It was an embracing, comforting light. I went along without understanding why, but I had never felt happier.
Then, someone who looked like a man whose head was covered by a cloak that looked more like a brown hood, called me by name and said:
"You were not supposed to be here, but if you like, you may continue on."
I asked, "And if I don't continue on, what will happen?"
He replied that I would return and continue living the life I had been living. I hesitated a little and he then made a gesture that looked as if someone were opening a curtain of clouds and I saw my parents and sisters down below in a state of despair. I saw my body turning blue at the edge of the pool, and some people running across the grass toward me. The next moment the tunnel disappeared and I was once again back in my body, feeling very bad and deaf. -- Marcia LS
All of a sudden I was traveling through a tunnel at extreme speed – so fast that I had a sickening feeling. Before I could adjust, I found myself in a very ornate light-filled room with a throne that was very high up. ......Just before entering the tunnel, it dawned on me that everyone I had just been with had passed away. I was rather shocked by this realization. Back through the tunnel, I traveled at a very great speed. My first sensation was of myself taking the deepest breath I had ever taken, before or since. My chest expanded to its limit, and someone was about to pound with both fists on my chest. Everyone was talking at once, telling me they were just about to call an ambulance. I heard, "We thought you had a heart attack." -- Bruce
Suddenly, I felt myself being pulled very swiftly through total blackness to the entrance of a churning tunnel, its walls reflecting the neon-blue color that my noncorpeal body was emitting. I still had all of my faculties and feelings. The feeling that I had was that the ties that bound me to the earthly world were cut. A low, steady droning sound filled the narrow passageway, this sound coming not from the walls but from me. As a profoundly deaf individual, hearing this sound was beautiful, since it brought comfort as would a mother's voice for a child. Strangely enough, although I had no limbs and was flying as would a hummingbird, I was not frightened. I was merely a shimmering light.
In reminiscing, because I was in another dimension, it would logically follow that I could not be in the same form. It was as if I had shed the cumbersome earthly body, and was in the natural, free form that was not human. As I continued instinctively through the churning tunnel that moved in all directions, up, down, and side to side, the droning sound from my wings in the manner of a hummingbird being the only sound, a bright shimmering Light at the end of the churning tunnel increasingly drowned out the blackness of the tunnel, as well as the neon-blue light that the walls were reflecting back to me.
Upon the sighting of the Light, i.e., energy gestalt, which stirred instinctual feelings in me that I would be at a loss to described with words, shimmering light beings of deceased family members and friends suddenly appeared on the side of the churning passageway to enthusiastically greet me. Their abundant personalities overflowed in their glowing neon-blue and white transparent faces; communication was by telepathy. Disembodied voices greeted me, stirring my emotions as I was hearing as would a normally hearing person, and I began to see clear floating bubbles, in the walls of the dark tunnel that was becoming increasingly bright as I came closer to the shimmering white Light at the end of the passageway. These floating bubbles that moved within the wall of the tunnel were in the fashion of three-dimensional windows, or "virtual-reality" screens, and were "snap shot" moments of my life. Even in death, I did not lose my memories and feelings.
Upon seeing this shimmering Light that is indescribably beautiful, I had a revelation. This Light is not, in the strictest sense, "God" in the traditional meaning of the bibles of various religions, including Christianity. This Light, which is an energy gestalt, is an aggregation of many multitudes of immortal souls from all walks of life, e.g., plants, mammals, fish, and is collectively a life-force. This Light is a life-force from which all life is originated, and is neither a single entity, for each immortal soul is part of "God," nor multiple entities, for each immortal soul is but a part of the collective entity, i.e., this Light is in a broad sense a single "God" who sits on a throne in heaven that rewards or punishes souls. Without this life-force, i.e., energy gestalt, there is no life on earth, or any inhabitable planet in the universe. It is commonly asked, "Is God dead?" Is it not egocentric to believe that man still maintains that he was created by God in his image and likeness, even though the universe may be brimming with life? That God handed down the Commandments for Man alone? Those on earth who are in search of "God" are in vain, because they have already found "God": themselves; people need only look into themselves to find a sense of purpose or faith from religion, and therefore find that there is a God, i.e., Light, on a throne in heaven who punishes or rewards souls.
As I continued my way nearly to the end of the churning tunnel, toward the Light which I instinctively knew to be das Heimatland, I heard a familiar, but disembodied, voice calling out my name from behind me; perhaps it was the voice of Brickie, my maternal grandmother, who was one of the glowing neon-blue and white transparent faces I had briefly seen. Very reluctantly, I stopped, as would a hummingbird maintain a stationary position in mid-flight, to determine who was calling me. No one stopped me; rather, I reluctantly acquiesced to stop. An unseen force, in the form of a shadow, very powerfully and swiftly pulled me back through blurred darkness to my body. My trip to the transcendent Light was in slow motion in comparison with the return trip. As my soul entered the earthly body, which is nothing more than a poor fitting glove, it vibrated. I was momentarily in a state of confusion when I opened my eyes. -- August
I did not finish it, because I was drawn into a black, and somewhat greasy, tunnel.
It was pitch-dark in the tunnel, and I felt like I was floating for a while. As I floated through the tunnel, I noticed that my abdominal pain was starting to go away. I saw a very bright light at the end of the tunnel. I felt nice, and the thought of being dead no longer bothered me. Near the end of the tunnel, I felt I was being pulled faster towards the light.
Faces of people who had died - some whom I recognized and some whom I did not - were shouting "NO, Go back.. Go back.. Go back!!" After that, I heard murmuring sounds.
At the end of the tunnel, I found myself in the middle of all the those people. I felt nice, I had no more pain, no more worries and plenty of warmth. My Daddy was also there. We were happy to see each other, but there were troubling whispers around. Almost everyone was saying, "NO!" There was a bad vibration in the air.
The bright light had slowly transformed into a figure dressed in a white robe. Everybody became silent as the figure came towards me. The face of the figure was very bright, smiling and calm. I could even feel its warmth. The figure was not very tall - but was of average height and weight - and was neither a man nor a woman. I asked "Are you God? or Jesus?" I received a smiling response - "Evelyn, not yet...go back.. go back." I said that I wanted to stay with my father. I was told, with a shaking of the head, "Evelyn, Evelyn ...not yet ...you have to go back." The other people who were around said, "Ah/Oh!" and they smiled. I kept insisting on staying. But the figure said firmly, still with a smile, "Evelyn, you have to go back!"
I felt I was being suctioned back into the tunnel, and the pain started to return. Somebody pulled my hands, and I was out of the tunnel! I was back in the operating room, aware of the pain again. I felt like I tried to get up to leave. I noticed the nurses pressing/pumping my chest. I saw myself as "the body on the table." Still outside of my body, I tried to pull the nurses away, and I was telling them to stop because it hurt. However, they seemed unaware of my doing anything. Then one of them said, "She's breathing! She's back!" And, as I found myself on the table, I felt and heard myself breathe. -- Evelyn
He said the next instant he was sucked through black space the blackest he could ever imagine, then he was standing outside this golden tunnel. Inside the tunnel he said, was a holy man standing there with the whitest brightest long robe on. He had long hair and Dad knew this man to be very holy. Dad also knew that he could not go in the tunnel till it shone bright gold, Dad said he wanted to go in because he could feel the love and peace all around him. He said he did not know how he knew the man was holy or he could only enter when the tunnel shone bright gold but he knew. When the tunnel did not shine bright gold the man inside the tunnel said you have to go back we are not ready for you, when we are we will come and get you. Next thing Dad remembers is waking up in his body in recovery. -- Jacqueline M's Father
I did not pass through, but to my right there was a large disc of very white light, from where the singing came. It was really beckoning and I felt that in this, white opening to a tunnel I would be surrounded by incredible comfort, peace, and happiness. But at the same time, to my left, there was the shared feeling of my incredible pain, my skin burning. I felt that I could choose to close my eyes and just go right, into the tunnel, or choose pain and another 60 years of life. I never went into the tunnel, but I felt that the choice was completely mine as to whether or not to. ......As described. It was the light of the entry of a tunnel, round, about my height plus maybe a couple of feet in diameter, although this was not all that clearly defined. I perceived it as a brilliantly lit tunnel. It was definitely to my right, and I think it emitted a kind of beckoning bias--that is it wanted to invite and include me in and show me the incredible happiness that existed just there so close. I felt that I was going against some hope or expectation that existed within or beyond that tunnel, that it wanted to coddle and love and receive me, but that I was balking by debating about choosing life. -- Monty
Soon I came to the entrance of a tunnel in the black. The tunnel seemed to be constructed of gray cloudlike material and wound far away and up to the right. Then it branched and I couldn't see where it led. From the branching on the right extended a yellow white light that helped to softly illuminate the tunnel. I glanced down at myself and noticed that my body was gone. It had been replaced by a blue white light sort of equi-limbed cross/star that pulsed. This "seemed" natural and pleasant to me at the time. It was very freeing to no longer be attached to a weighty form.
Looking back into the tunnel, I noticed there were doorways in both sides of the structure. A few other cross/stars were wandering about in the tunnel, some blue like myself, some amber colored. Two other blue cross/stars appeared beside me and gently propelled me into the tunnel. I floated along and up observing that some "door-ways" were open while others seemed to have been shut. The first doorway I peered into resembled a classic Hell. There was the sound of shrieking and agonizing screams. Naked human beings were strewn about a blasted landscape with pools of bubbling excrement and jagged boulders. Devils and other animals were torturing people in all imaginable ways; and people were also torturing each other. As I neared the doorway to this sinister scene, I felt a sucking sensation drawing me in like a whirlpool, and I found myself "flying" above the miserable landscape. The smell was putrid and the heat was almost unbearable but a part of me was fascinated by the seemingly infinite varieties of pain and anguish that was being inflicted on the inhabitants of this realm. Most of me wanted to leave so I had no difficulty and my feeling was that anyone could leave if they wished. I felt that no one or nothing had put those people in captivity except their belief in the agony they continued to suffer. I "flew" back to the doorway which was clearly visible from everywhere in the "Hell" I left with nothing but joy, but I still had a sense of myself as apart from that joy. The next doorway in the tunnel wasn't much better. As far as the eye could see people walked on barren yellow ground with their heads down, completely engrossed in their own depressed self- pitying thoughts, unaware that anyone else was around them. A great feeling of loneliness and isolation emanated from the scene, and I shied away from getting too close, although no sucking sensation was felt near this opening in the cloud tunnel. I flew along further up the tunnel and glanced in other doorways but the next one that made a lasting impression on me was a world of almost indescribable beauty. I looked upon a beautiful wooded garden with fountains and waterfalls and streams and bridges that glowed and sparkled with iridescent colors. A close depiction of the beauty of this world has been captured by the artist Gilbert Williams, whose work I discovered several years after my NDE. A feeling of peace and harmony flowed from this scene and I moved toward the doorway with a great desire to enter. As I began to go through the opening, my "nose" encountered what felt like plastic wrap webbing. I pushed forward but was gently rebuffed and a voice said "You do not have the information to enter this world". -- Sarah
ALL I REMEMBER FOR THE LONGEST TIME WAS A BLACK VOID. I HEARD NOTHING, SAW NOTHING AND FELT NOTHING. THEN I WAS IN A TUNNEL MADE OF STONE. THE TUNNEL WAS LIT BUT I COULD NOT SEE ANY END TO IT. I WAS STATIONERY IN THE TUNNEL BUT I WAS NOT TOUCHING THE TUNNEL. THE FOLLOWING THINGS HAPPENED TO ME AS SOON AS I WAS IN THE TUNNEL. I COULD SEE, I HAD NO PAIN WHATSOEVER (WITH A TEMP OF 106/107 YOU ARE IN PAIN) AND THE GREATEST FEELING OF PEACE AND CONTENTMENT CAME OVER ME. THIS FEELING IS VERY DIFFICULT TO EXPLAIN. THERE ARE NO ADJECTIVES TO ADEQUATELY DEFINE THIS UNFORGETTABLE FEELING. IT WAS ALL ENCOMPASSING. NOTHING IN THIS WORLD IS LIKE IT!! JUST AS THIS FEELING CAME OVER ME, I STARTED TO MOVE AND REALIZED THAT THIS TUNNEL HAD AN END.
AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL WAS THE BRIGHTEST WHITE LIGHT THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN!! WHEN YOU LOOKED AT IT, THE LIGHT DID NOT HURT YOU LIKE OUR SUN WOULD. I KNEW THAT WHEN I TOUCHED THAT LIGHT THAT I WAS GOING TO DIE. THE LIGHT WAS GOD. I WAS NOT AFRAID OF GOING THERE. THEN AS I WAS MOVING TOWARDS THE LIGHT I REALIZED THAT I WOULD BE LEAVING MY MOTHER AND SISTER WITH MY ALCOHOLIC FATHER. I WAS NOT GOING TO GO. I WAS GOING TO PROTECT MY MOTHER AND MY SISTER. THE HARDER I FOUGHT NOT TO GO THE FASTER I WAS MOVING. I FOUGHT NOT TO GO WITH EVERY OUNCE OF STRENGTH IN MY BEING!!! AS I TOUCHED THE LIGHT----I WAS BACK IN THE HOSPITAL BED.....Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Yes AS STATED BEFORE, IT WAS A TUNNEL MADE OF STONE AND WAS LIT. -- Frank P
All of a sudden my life flashed before my eyes, happy times mainly, Christmas time, Birthdays etc then I found myself in what appeared to be a tunnel, with a small white bright light at the other end. I knew with a certainty I had never known before that I was dead, and I couldn't understand how I could still be thinking, I thought there must have been some kind of mistake. Only my thoughts remained I had no sense of a physical body any more, I was moving fairly fast towards the light, a feeling of peace and what felt like unconditional love enveloped me, it felt incredible. As I was moving forward I sensed the presence of 2 other people, these people knew me, but I did not know them, I had never met them before. They were communicating with me through just our thoughts, them to me, me to them, they were telling me that it was not my time, I had to go back, they conveyed other things to me that I can't remember, though I don't think I'm supposed to remember yet. Then just as fastly as I'd came I was going back down the tunnel and back into my physical body, coughing and spluttering water, as the lifeguard was giving me the kiss of life. I was only conscious for seconds then I lost consciousness and didn't wake up fully until 3 weeks later after spending the whole 3 weeks in an oxygen tent at hospital....Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Yes
Describe: Passed into a tunnel, very large and dark -- Tawnie M
I don't have any clear memory of the accident, of the rescue, of the helicopter flight ... but then suddenly I was above my body - watching from above - and I was being rushed through a sky tunnel/bridge on a stretcher... sky all around. Very bright and intensely vivid. I don't have clear memory of being in the hospital after the tunnel. I don't remember anything about the surgery. But when I woke after being unconscious for weeks, I knew exactly where I was and what was going on. I knew why my mom wasn't there. I had "been over to see her" where she was, in a hospital 60 miles away. The questions they asked me seemed very condescending. I knew all that had happened, not so much as an ordinary memory, but as an instinct.
The tunnel was very vivid and immediate and real though.
I was in a tunnel of light and I experienced the tunnel of light - and I know it was not just the ordinary experience of being pushed through a tunnel because I was watching it all from above. I saw myself stretched there, I saw the scrubs and caps or whatever those hospital folks wear on their heads, I saw their shoulders, backs, I did not see their faces. just mine. I saw the floor, I saw it all from above and I could see the bright bright sky all along the side of me and above me and then surrounding me too. -- M.E.
after that I went into a long dark tunnel where I could see a small light at the end (which constantly became closer and bigger and brighter), where arms and hands came out of the wall, trying to grab me and pulling me back... I floated towards a very clear bright but not blinding light, but somehow never reached it totally... During that I heard the most heavenly music played ever... I felt fear at first, but afterwards I felt so calm and happy... and felt no pain at all... Somehow I sort of received the message that I had to return, since this life was not fulfilled yet... at that moment I floated back through the dark tunnel, hands pulling me again, back to where I was before...
I then briefly woke up back in my body which was now placed on a billiard table in a nearby pub... I cried out loud with pain and for help... I felt really sorry that I had returned, since I longed for that calm painless feeling I had had before in the tunnel... then I was unconscious again for a while and only woke one more time on the operation table where doctors were bracing my knee so my broken femur could be corrected -- Erwin V
During my experience while I was under sedation, I found myself standing just inside a very dark tunnel. A few feet beyond where I was standing, the tunnel ended and there was a large area of just pure, white light. I could see beings dressed in white flying or moving about within the light.
With me inside of the tunnel was my mother. We were talking for a time, though I have never been able to recall what we were talking about. It seems as though we were together for awhile, though again, I'm not sure how long it was.
Finally, my mother said that it was time for me to go back. -- Lisa L
This fire cracker was designed to explode quickly but I didn't know that. I lit it and suddenly I was in a rotating tunnel (a kind of cloud) and inside the tunnel there were billions of small lights. I looked around, I was surprised and had no idea what was happening. I heard beautiful music that resembled classical music. I remember (like it happened yesterday) the feeling I had: peaceful, quiet, without worries. At the end of the tunnel was a large light which looked like the sun but this light I could look into. I remember saying (telepathic words not by word of mouth): wow it is beautiful here. Where am I? Suddenly with the speed of lightning I was back in my body. My ears sang and slowly my vision came back. I cried and looked at my hand. And miracle of miracles all I saw was a little blood, I hadn't lost a finger. I think that while I was in the tunnel of return (that's how I call it) my body and my hand were protected by God or an Angel... I saw many lights I had never seen before and the bright "supreme" light at the end of the tunnel. Here you can't look into the sun but over there you can....a tunnel that rotated with billions of small lights and music -- Granit N
If you can imagine a huge, tall smoke stack (no heat or fire thank goodness - just a feeling of being in a tunnel) and you are at the bottom facing upward. It is dark all around you except at top of the stack there is a bright light in the distance. You are rising rapidly up through the stack moving towards the light. There is no fear in your mind at the time, just an awareness of flying toward the light. I remember the light as being white and bright. As I reach the light I seem to pass into a state of awareness that I have now transitioned into a room "filled" with hospital staff. I look to my bedside and the nurse has tears in her eyes. My wife was taken away into another room. I notice the burns on my chest and that I have urine soaked jeans. Words can not describe the tunnel experience. -- Perry R
Next thing I remember was traveling through this beautiful colorful tunnel. It looked as I was traveling through something that looked like a blood vessel- best way I can describe it, it seemed to be a long journey. Heard voices as I was traveling through, but saw no-one. The speed traveling through the tunnel was very fast and long. The voice got louder and the light was getting brighter, heard the voice say "no it's not his time yet... you have more to accomplish with your family." Then I heard mumbles, couldn't make out what was said. The light was very bright and I could almost see the opening of the end of the tunnel, but next thing I remember was.. I was lifting my head of the steering wheel. -- Harold
I think it was in the middle of the experience that I remember vividly the peripheral vision and the tunnel. My thoughts seemed clear, but I don't really know what I was thinking. More consciousness and alertness than normal I was not conscious of most of what was occurring around me, but I felt a great clarity of vision. Visually things seemed bright and clear, although I couldn't see anything directly in front of me except a tunnel of light. It was a consciousness on a completely different plane, suspended from the immediate reality of the every day world.-- SW N
I float into a dark tunnel. I was wearing a white clothes. At the end of the tunnel I saw a shining white light . while I was going in the tunnel I could heard a nice Japanese music, I never heard a Japanese music before but I was very sure that it was a Japanese music, before I get the end of the tunnel my conscious baked to me, my skin was colored deathful. I was swelter and I could not raise on my foot, gradually I became normal again...Did you become aware of future events? I expect a electricity power cut or internet cut and usually it would happened. -- Egyptian Man
Next thing I knew...I was inside of a long tunnel, heading (feet first) down the tunnel at an incredible speed, toward a very bright light at the end of this tunnel....much like being on a Bob sled- only the speed was tremendous. -- Betty J
Found myself in a white clouded tunnel with a bright white light at the end. I was enjoying the experience so much that I became angry when people on the scene offered emergency assistance. I wanted to be left alone Recall someone asking if I were dead. I said no I wasn't dead. At that point I lost the tunnel. The rest is history. I am still here. - Edward H
After what seemed to be only a few minutes an unseen force pulled me from the waiting room into the main part of the tunnel. The main tunnel wasn't as dark as the waiting room and I could see a shimmering shiny veil which separated me from a boy on one side and an elderly man on the other. The veil was made out of a gray semi sheer twinkling, sparkling illuminated foreign material. My attention was drawn to this veil for most of my journey through this tunnel. I felt mesmerized by it.
I was no longer being pulled down the tunnel when I noticed a bunch of dark shadows coming towards me. As the shadows approached they turned into people who were dressed in old fashioned clothing. As the people stood in front of me they began calling out their names. They were relatives from both sides of my family. I didn't recognize any of them because I'd never known anyone who had died before. They were happy and joyful to see me. My relatives talked amongst themselves when two women decided they would walk with me down the tunnel so I wouldn't be scared. The rest of my relatives continued talking to each other as they disappeared into thin air right before my eyes. -- Barbara W
During my operation I found myself standing on the apex of a bend in a tunnel. The tunnel was metallic and coming from one end out of the dark I was watching what looked like meat hooks hanging from a moving conveyor moving slowly towards me. There were gnarled, twisted, burnt looking bodies hanging from the hooks which gradually moved towards me and the bend. As I looked to the other end of the tunnel I could see an incredibly white light - so bright that it seemed to reflect from the metallic tunnel. Standing at one side of the tunnel in the light was a figure - dressed in white and so bright with light that you couldn't make out any features. My feelings were that this being was a man with long robes. The being was lifting the bodies from the conveyor and taking them into his arms. The bodies changed completely as he lifted them into his arms. They became beautiful, really really beautiful with wondrous, happy smiles on their faces...Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?
Yes Perfectly rounded cylindrical metallic tunnel - extremely bright at one end. -- Nina S
I found myself in a tunnel illuminated by a faint, foggy light. As I went through it I found myself at a fork in the tunnel where it split in two. I could make out a light at the very end of one of the tunnels, so that’s the one I took. As I went along I came across an identical branching of the tunnel. Not knowing where I’d come from, but being certain I’d already been there, I decided to walk straight ahead without ever looking back, counting the tunnel branches as I went along...Then, nothing. The atmosphere was marvelous. As I was walking along, the way became lighter. No anxiety, just an overwhelming feeling of well-being. Going forward I had to slow down because I felt such a lightness that I was convinced I could fly and leave the ground.
Having counted 450 branches and tunnels, I found myself outdoors in a forest of vibrant colors, of fluorescent green, with a colossal tree in the centre. In staring at it and its thin blanket of snow, I felt every one of my cells invaded by an energy and a sense of security I’d never felt before. A very deep voice penetrated me and made my entire being vibrate. “It isn’t time.” -- Tony P
I was given anesthesia and it seems I lost consciousness and then I felt like a fight within my body and then an escape towards a black tunnel, which had bronze color stripes, at an ever increasing speed. There were unexpected bifurcations inside the tunnel; I turned to the right, went straight for some time and then changed directions again. I felt as if I was disintegrating inside the tunnel, i.e. my body lost consistency and I felt that the tunnel completely wrapped around me. I felt dizziness and was moving in spirals inside the tunnel...That same night I felt incredible peace and lightness, as a baby would feel when it is born (I also think that the tunnel is comparable to the mother’s delivery channel – it is a path and it was painful). -- Rachelle G
BEFORE I DID AWAKE, ALL I CAN REMEMBER IS I WAS IN A WIDE TUNNEL. THE LIGHT WAS VERY BRIGHT. I WAS CALLING OUT FOR MY MOTHER. I COULD ONLY WHISPER FOR HER. THEN A VOICE VERY SOOTHING AND COMFORTING! VOICE, SAID, DON'T TALK, SAVE YOUR ENERGY. I WAS AWAKE AND SCARED. I THEN CALLED FOR MY MOTHER AGAIN. I REMEMBER IT WAS HARD FOR ME TO TALK.
THE VOICE GOT SOMEWHAT LOUDER, AND SAID THE SAME THING TO ME, DON'T TALK, SAVE YOUR ENERGY. I NOTICED AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL, A TINY FIGURE, AGAIN I TRIED TO CALL FOR MY MOTHER, I HEARD THE VOICE AGAIN, IT WENT ON FOR A LONG TIME. AS I SPOKE THE FIGURE BECAME BIGGER AND BIGGER.
WHEN I AWOKE, MY MOTHER WAS STANDING AT THE FOOT OF MY BED...Was the experience dream like in any way? very much so, the tunnel was curved at the top and filled with white light -- Suzanne F
Suddenly, I was in a tube/tunnel. It seemed close inside, and I floated inside toward a bright light at the end of the tunnel. I remember looking for my legs, but didn't find them. About halfway through the tunnel, a review of my life's events occurred. It was like someone was flipping through a book -- all sorts of life events, big and small, good and bad -- and then I heard a voice say "Everything's all right."
I reached the end of the tunnel and entered a field of light. As I looked ahead, I could see my Dad, who had been deceased four years. He was smiling at me, and he looked like he had just come home from work. He had on suit pants and a long-sleeved white dress shirt with the cuffs rolled up.
The light was very, very bright. White but not white, yellow but not yellow. (I still search the sky for that color!) I wanted to reach my father. As I drew close to him, I even smelled his cologne. But just as I got close enough to touch him, I felt as though a vacuum cleaner had been attached to my body. I went backwards down the tunnel....I remember feeling puzzled as I was sucked back down the tunnel....id you see an unearthly light?....Yes....White, but not white. Yellow, but not yellow. Very bright! -- Jill W
When that feeling of worry about them, not being able to see or find them got more intense, I've started losing the happiness feeling, I felt like suffocating and all of a sudden found myself flying through a scary narrow tunnel with an amazing speed. I was like in a continuous spin making me dizzy and the more I was trying to find a way out, the more I felt like suffocating, I thought I was going to die, the trauma was incredible, I feel tension in my stomach while I recall that feeling. While spinning in that tunnel I heard a voice saying "don't give up, don't give up" and soon enough I started seeing a blinding light. Even though I though the light can kill my eyes, I knew I had to keep watching it to get me out of there. The fly through the tunnel felt incredibly long, but after hearing the voice and seeing the light, soon I've started hearing other voices around, and that dominant voice saying "you're almost there". Then the voices came closer and closer, and I thought I heard my Mom's voice, then heard myself yelling "MOM, MOM, MOM help me" and when my Mom touched my head and answered "I'm here dear, I'm here" I woke up in tears and asked her to hold me. I was terrified about all that fight to get out of the tunnel. -- Betty N
I then started to walk towards a very peaceful light sort of a tunnel and just a tremendous since of joy as I got closer to the end of the tunnel I heard an older man's voice that said it was not my time yet and then I awoke on the operating table...More consciousness and alertness than normal While I was walking through the light tunnel....A tunnel of white light -- Bess J
I was in a tunnel but there were no walls as we know them. I was surrounded by beautiful lights of every color in the rainbow. It was like a childhood kaleidoscope. I felt like I was moving somehow and was floating on air. I was surrounded by feelings of warmth and peace. I didn't see or hear anyone, but did feel the presence of others. I was not afraid and felt tremendous peace. That is my NDE.
When I woke up in the hospital 8 days later I could not stop talking about the beautiful colored lights in the tunnel..... I was definitely in a tunnel but it had no walls. I was surrounded by a warm feeling. -- Cheryl B
Then I instantly "went up in the sky, and ended up in a dark tunnel, with thousands of sparkly little lights on the walls and ceiling. At the far end of the tunnel there was a light, a long distance away. In an instant I was at the end of the tunnel. This opening had looked like an inverted "V', and reminded me of the opening between vocal cords. At the end of the tunnel was a vast space, multiple colors were dancing about, ( many colors and shades that I had never seen before, -- Gene B
I was "in a dark place" and then became aware that I was in a tunnel lined with multi-fine concentric circles (gray colored) and that my body was moving rapidly down the tunnel feet first (I was aware of my feet (I was barefoot) but they were not solid - more of a filmy nature. My eyes focused on the beautiful golden light at the end of the tunnel where I was headed!
Before I came to the light (I never entered the light!) what I presumed to be an "angel" appeared at my side. By this time the terrible noise in my ears had stopped! "He" had no wings but had shoulder length light brown hair and a plain white gown. I had never seen this being before in my life. I recall now seeing him at my side from waist up only. I do not recall if he "glowed". As I picture him in my mind now, he didn't. We communicated by telepathy only - not in words. I did not ask the angel who he was - I just surrendered to the "experience" whatever would happen next. The "angel" being showed me a rapid movie of my life me as a little kid playing, then school, adult. Nothing remarkable, no scolding for "sins" I surely had done, or any lessons mentioned I needed to learn -only a very quick look. This quick look at my life didn't seem important, and later as I recalled the whole experience I wondered WHY I was even shown this movie! What was the point? Then the angel asked me, "Would you like to go back or continue to the Light? (I interpreted his words "the Light" as being Heaven and God). You can go there if you choose to!". After he said that I thought about my "difficult" (alcoholic) husband, my 2-1/2 year old firstborn son, Tommy, and the wonderful little baby boy I had just given birth to. There was no hesitation - I told the angel "I want to go back. My husband needs me and I feel so much love for my two little boys who need me as their mother". -- Juanita
An immediate sense of fright came over me as I floated upwards towards a huge long tunnel that resembled a party hat on its side. The opening that I came through was large but at the end of the tunnel the exit became smaller and there was a bright bright light almost blinding at the end. There was a girl who immerged from the light at the end of the tunnel waiting for me. She was wearing a dress/robe. It could be either or. Her robe was a bright as the light at the end of the tunnel and she had no color to her skin. She looked like a light herself but she had a face and hands. Her robe was covering her feet and legs so I don't even recollect her having any. She knew that I was afraid so she reached her hand out to me and consoled me. She let me know that I would be okay and an immediate sense of calm came over me. A calm that I've never experienced before. It was very peaceful.
I kept turning around to look down into the operating room but she told me not to worry about what was behind me and to go forward because there were much better things in store for me where she was taking me. I agreed and kept going closer to the end of the tunnel. I had no sense of sound at all. There were no words uttered. I could read her thoughts and she could read mine so we didn't need voices to communicate with each other. I was telling her my name and she told me that I didn't need a name where I was going which kind of puzzled me but I trusted her because she was so nice. As We came closer and closer to the end of the tunnel I could feel the heat from the light. We looked at each other and smiled and then two guys dressed in the same thing as her approached us and welcomed and greeted me. Everyone made me feel so at home and I wanted so much to go with them. I was looking forward to it and I didn't care about my life behind me because I knew that everyone would be alright with my decision to stay with these nice beings. One of the guys that came to greet me all of a sudden looked at me and told me that I needed to go back because it wasn't time for me to go with them.-- Chae
There was no noise at all. Just a massive spinning and then rapid tunnel travel at massive intense speed. I was terrified at the speed more than what was going to happen to me. There was no "life passing before my eyes". No light. Just intense speed, spinning, tunnel and knowing that it could possibly be over. I didn't want it to be. -- Kelly P
My next realization was that I was in a tunnel. I estimate the size of this tunnel to be a diameter of six to seven feet. I could stand without touching the top. My height was five foot ten inches. Immediately I was hurling along the tunnel much faster than I wished. The speed was tremendous. I was scared. Somewhere along my journey in this tunnel I slowed to a stop and a man calmed me and told me the trip was nearing an end. Away I went again at the same speed as before. I do not know how I survived the trip. The speed had to be at the speed of light or even faster. I felt no g-forces, only fear and the exhilaration of a terrible speed. Finally I stopped moving through the tunnel and had a good chance to look at it. The tunnel looked like a large vent pipe used on clothes dryers. The light was not primarily inside the tunnel but from the outside shinning in. During the trip inside the tunnel I heard a loud buzzing sound which hurt my ears. I wondered what supported the tunnel. Now I began walking looking for the ending of this tunnel. I was now into a much larger area and surrounded by a white mist and daylight. All my fears of the tunnel were diminished by the light I was seeing. I heard voices of people just outside this area. The voices were encouraging me to come through the white mist. I walked through the white mist and saw about a dozen people. -- John F
I was sucked into a tunnel where I floated, there were lots of animals around me that made the most wonderful music, it was as if I was being welcomed.
Floating I went in the direction of the light that I felt I had to go to.
Having arrived there I felt so much happiness and love that I couldn’t continue further then up to the transition (threshold) between the tunnel and the light. Telepathically they told me everything. When I wanted to make the move forward a girl appeared with beautiful red hair. Then I had to leave all this and floated through the planetary system, back into my body, I felt reborn and full of energy. -- Joop
at this point I became delirious and started drifting in and out of consciousness, my partner was trying to wake me but I was delirious and then all of a sudden the pain stopped and I started drifting or being surrounded/pulled into an energy which was like a tunnel, I could see my home outside the tunnel and was semi aware of things going on around me, mainly my partner panicking and trying to arrange to get me to the hospital. I liked the feeling of being in the tunnel because in it was no pain and I felt happy and comfortable. outside was pain...Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes it was see through and it felt really nice, the only way I could describe it was a golden warm feeling of love. -- Ellen K ----------------------------------------------------------------------
I experienced a feeling of traveling quickly down a long tunnel. ... this was somewhat disorienting/dizzying ... the only thing I can think of to describe the feeling of this is the effect of watching a spinning red and white pinwheel and feeling as if I was spiraling along a tunnel (this may sound silly, but it was like the effect employed by old television programs to indicate traveling back in time).
After traveling through the tunnel I arrived in a small white luminescent room. This room evoked a feeling of being in a small reception room . . .a place to receive visitors. I felt joy, happiness and overwhelming love. My grandfather greeted me (he had passed away two years earlier). -- Penny
I proceed and find myself in a sort of tunnel which you can't see the end. It's dark, but I quickly get used to that twilight. I proceed in a motion which is not mine. I wonder why, even without eyes, I am able to see, and I even feel that the other senses are active. I feel the environment in which I am, as a whole, but I do not have a body. After a while, I see some fast lights coming from the opposite direction to mine, and they rush past. Even from behind, other lights are coming, overtaking me with breakneck speed and then disappear. And I wonder, from where come those lights? Where do they go? I try to see the end of the tunnel, but the tunnel is not straight, it curves slightly to the left, so it is impossible to see it. To my surprise I discovered, in that reality, I own an extra sense, an extra ability. I can see where I'm going if I concentrate. It's place full of light, glare and nothing else. But it is only the threshold. And I was going right there.... The trip took much less time than the path I had already done, and in a moment I found myself out of the tunnel. I was back into the space. I could see the stars, the nebulas, the planets, and I was there in the middle. It was my reality, I was really in outer space. Before entering the tunnel I was surprised, and I could not appreciate the beauty of the cosmos. -- Fabio G
All of a sudden, I was out of my body and in a tunnel. The tunnel was smoky grey and there was a man I had never seen before standing beside me. He was holding my hand and dressed in a priest's outfit. I was fully aware that I was dead and that the man was there to take me to wherever I was to go. But, I couldn't understand why a Catholic priest had come for me as I knew no priests, and was not Catholic.
Anyway, we started to move up the tunnel and we were up far enough to see a dot of light at the end of the tunnel. Just then, a voice came down to us and the words were directed to the man beside me. The voice said, "Take her back, it is not her time."
The 'priest' responded by saying, "But, she died."
Then the voice came back down and said, "Take her back, she has much left to do." The next thing I knew, I was back in my body on the bed.
......I seemed to be more observant and aware of every little thing. Like for example, in the tunnel it seemed that the sides were filled with deep grey roiling smoke. As if I was caught in a hollowed out cloud at night...The tunnel was like a smokey, dark grey cloud that swirled around us.....There was a 'priest' that was my guide up the tunnel. -- Lynn R
This time I felt light and I saw myself as the bright light. I was floating up towards the tunnel of light. I heard voices of entities who were calling me. A lift appeared in the room and two entities came out of the lift. All the light ended and the tunnel was no longer. -- Muhammad E
At the same time felt myself go into a dark tunnel like a big tube, there was a light that came from the direction I was going.
In a distance I can see a bright white light as I came closer I can see it's a woman the energy that radiate was "love." She was pure white light and soft rainbow color came from her heart. She asked me to walk into her which I did and I felt the magnetic energy of peace, unity, love in it's purest form. I remember thinking this is where I come from. She asked me to go in farther.
I came across a wall of books that stood about 30 feet high and went both ways as far as you can see. I went closer to read the covers, "ENERGY" poured from the wall and came into me I can feel it emptying into me like water until it was just trickling. I started to pull away, this beautiful voice said I can go back now. I came out of the lady and started back into the dark tunnel. -- Frank A
7. Passing into and through a dark tunnel. There may be feelings of floating into a cave, enclosure or void. Movement may accelerate in the tunnel. Occasionally another being(s) accompany this tunnel passage, though usually it is traveled alone. A bright light is usually seen at the end of the tunnel, and is the destination of the travel through the tunnel.
8. Encounter with a bright light. The light is often perceived as a being, either a spiritual being or a departed loved one. The being is often described as intensely loving. -- Dr. Jeff Long
I had a terrible pain in my head and was suddenly in a very dark tunnel going fast forward. I saw an enormous light at the end of the tunnel and I was going to it. My previous life went through like a film. Then I felt that somebody, whose face I did dot see, took me on the arms and I felt very peaceful. There was no fear or pain, just happy and restful feeling. Then I saw my father, just like he was when he lived and he said to me: come here, here is good to be. I wanted to run to him, but I could not, because there was a border between us. I cannot describe the border it was like a wall which I could see through. Then I heard a dark voice that seemed to be everywhere, asking: who? meaning my identity and then the words: not yet. I was given number thirty-four. Then I was obliged to turn back, which I did not want, because I had such a good feeling there. Again I was in the tunnel coming back very fast and at the same time the pain in my body came back. I -- Anitta J
It was a light tunnel that started out on this end quite skinny, and as we traveled it got wider and wider until it opened up to the other side. -- Pamela B
I opened my eyes and saw myself en a tunnel of lights? diffuse and beautiful lights.. I was in something kind of a train… I did not see myself but knew that I was riding leaning back in a train at high speed.. I was very frightened of the speed, the lights passing by very fast by my side…I saw thousands of light spirals and thought…”I am dying” ...I felt my body glued to that seat and saw a very strong light with a golden frame at the end of the tunnel, I saw some roman columns with the infinite symbol. As I approached it the light became stronger. I was frightened because I knew that if I passed through the entry I would not be coming back… thousands of voices were talking to me at the same time…and I repeated to myself... ”not yet….I am dying…not yet... Not Yet” and I was anguished because I did not want to go to the light….in the meanwhile I tried to hush the voices that talked and talked to me…I could not recognize any of them but they said let go, abandon yourself and I did not want to do it…. When they gave me adrenaline and revived me with electroshock the train stopped… -- Karen G
I saw that I was in a tunnel. I seemed to be floating through the air, propelled by the wind. I was very calm. There was no sense of worry or fear. I was willing to go where this wind would take me.... I heard the very loud noise of the wind first, then became aware that the wind was moving me. Next, I saw that I was in a tunnel. I was fully conscious all the time. There was no dulling of the senses. The fact that I was floating and moving through this tunnel was exhilaratingly. -- Nostra J
At this point things started to happen very fast and I was drawn through a tunnel toward a bright light. There were other lights along the tunnel that were people. I was very excited because when I got to the end of the tunnel I would know everything!! I was moving very fast!! I never did make it to the end of the tunnel. I think I saw some things about my family's move to Anacortes that would take place in a year and I also saw a woman who might be me grown up. -- JoAnn R ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I kept screaming and a hole from which branched out a purple light suddenly showed up in front of me, it was a tunnel and two hands pushed me inside it, the tunnel was very thin and as soon as I got in, I heard a sound like...."wooooom", I immediately opened my eyes and I heard my grandma screaming and I asked my mom to keep her calm. ......... -- Theresa C
Some time passed and eventually I found myself in a bright tunnel travelling very fast. I was at least vaguely aware of the NDE phenomenon so I realized I must be dying. At first I was upset, realizing that I had succeeded and starting worrying about the people left behind. As I travelled down the tunnel I felt these fears stripped away from me one by one.
Eventually the tunnel let out onto a platform with a marble floor. There were various people milling about in grey hooded robes. One of them came up to me and introduced himself as my guided. The architecture of the place I was was very greek in style with columns and such. I don't believe it was heaven OR hell. -- David J
I remember at first being very cold and scared, in a place completely black except for a tiny shining light at the end, like a pinhole. I could feel the wind as I moved forward toward that light, slowly enough for me to see that I was in a fairly small tunnel as the light increased. I could see the texture of the sides of the tunnel looking like a rough, earthen tunnel might. As I approached the light, my speed slowed and I noticed the incredible warmth emanating from the light, unlike any warmth I had ever felt. When I was nearly in the light, if such a thing can be described as such, I had stopped and was floating in front of a figure which looked human, though the background light was so bright that no face could be made out. The arms were held out as if to embrace me and I wanted nothing more than to be in that light. I experienced an acceptance and love unparalleled by anything on earth. I was perhaps feet away from entering those amazing arms when I (we) heard my mother scream my name. -- Jennifer
At this point I entered the "light", and found that it seemed to be a tunnel leading somewhere. The light seemed to be the brightest white I had ever seen. As I entered the "tunnel", I felt an indescribable sense of warmth, love, peace - not sure how to describe it. The farther I got into the tunnel, the greater the peaceful feeling became. As I approached the "end" of the tunnel, I could see people waiting to greet me. One of them seemed to be my mother-in-law who had passed away 7 months previously. At this point my forward progress stopped - then I started to move slowly backward for a few seconds - then my memory of the experience ended at that point. -- samson J
I immediately found myself in a dark cave or mine like tunnel with darkness around except directly before me. I could see fires before me clearly but also silhouetted in the light. I stared at them for a few moments and did not recognize any of them. Collectively, they appeared old and had a 'a bad sort of energy', a young short young lady in a black and white (blouse and skirt) stepped forward from the group. She wore a pleasant smile and had a sense of loving kindness about her. I stood about 10 feet or so away from her. She said, "go back, you don't have to come up here ( the figures were all human looking, we're in black and white and were located up a ramp at the end of the tunnel. They were backed by a white light that was not harsh to look at).
As I turned to walk away, I noticed a hand on my left shoulder. I could see a male hand with a cuffed sleeve like from a garment of thick wool like material hanging loosely from the wrist...like perhaps Jesus would have worn. The hand guided me and turned me abruptly into the rock like wall of the tunnel to my left. ( I did not see the rest of the person holding my shoulder...but I did notice the area from where I came in the tunnel was dark. As I turned around.) The hand on my shoulder guided me directly through the wall and immediately I appeared inside a brightly lit area (hand still on my left shoulder). It appeared the area was mane about 7-8 feet in radius nut had no wall. The boundaries were more like whiffs of clouds of white and pearl colored mixed like fluffed cotton candy. In the center on the floor was a half hurried orb of golden glowing energy. I got a glimpse of it. It was more yellow in the center and golden around the outer edge. Then I was not able to look directly at it anymore. -- Matt T
did not see myself getting out of my body nor floating above it, I just remember going into a wide and long tunnel, like entering a train tunnel. At the beginning there was still earthly light, then I entered darkness which was not complete event if it was getting denser and denser, and it filled the whole arch, darkness was indeed not black but rather dark grey and thick in its outlines, dense, in the center the void was clear.
At the end of this tunnel, I saw this beautiful, extremely attractive light, and to which I came closer very fast. It is very hard to describe this light. The light I saw does not exist on Earth. I would say LIGHT AND EVEN SHADOW might ( ?) look like what nuclear physics can produce: light is made of small ultra bright dots, hyper mobiles and DENSE, energy. Colors are very, very vivid, clear, as if PURE, and each light dot that makes up the light seems to be individual, but it participates to the whole that constitutes the light, and it seems to contain the whole color prism. As for the field of view, it encompasses all.
When I arrived where I could not go forward (I was at the end of the tunnel, on one side there was the light but I was still in darkness), this is when I heard God’s voice who talked to me, HIS VOICE stopped me. His voice has an ACTING energy power. While He was talking to me, I did feel I could not move anymore, although I very much wanted to reach the light. My consciousness was clear, kind of acute, this is an hyper consciousness, ultra clear. Everything that has been told to me has been perceived and understood as being the TRUTH. This consciousness ENCOMPASSES ALL, just all. This is INSTANT consciousness. It is also different in the sense that communication is also realized through telepathy. -- Catherine D
I see myself walking down a HUGE yellow, tunnel which seems to be made of yellow glass or light, the whole thing is glowing. It's like being in something the size of an airplane hanger, only taller, and as I mentioned it is a great big tunnel. I'm peacefully walking along, going to my death... Of course as humans we are very reliant on the breath, on air... breathing. Yet I realize that I am not breathing anymore, only rather than producing terror as I had always imagined not breathing would do, instead its an incredibly blissful feeling! That experience of the bliss of living without the breath was a huge relief and is a big part of the reason for a lessening of my fear of death since the experience of the NDE in my life.. -- Amber D
As soon as I was given the anesthesia I started walking through a rose-colored tunnel clothed in a very soft dress. I perceived that I was in another dimension, a parallel universe. I heard loud, strong noises. I had many sensations and my senses were sharpened. The light was different than normal, whiter and more brilliant. The "air" seemed very heavy, but I felt my body to be very light. Yes, there was a lightness because I seemed to practically float in this tunnel and from time to time I felt the floor and the walls. It was pleasing and I felt sort of like a child.
Afterwards, the tunnel turned a light yellow and I saw a female "being" appear in order to accompany me. We finally arrived at a light and then a room appeared--sort of a control room--where there were people behind one way mirrors. I heard someone say that I had arrived at a parallel universe at a HIGHER LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS where it was possible to see other people living normally upon the earth. That was a great revelation. The secret to the universe was being presented to me. The secret is: there is another world where things really are real, where truth, goodness and harmony exist. Life is not limited to the earth experience. Earth life is only a small part of the whole. Those who earn the right are shown eternal life. That was the essence....Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Yes It was a long tunnel, but not straight. It seemed more like a large conduit filled with corners. -- MB
I opened my eyes and saw that I was enclosed in a tube of brilliant, golden, vibrating, living light. I was so astonished, especially when I began to levitate upwards into this light tube (tunnel?), and felt released from the physical discomfort of my sick body. There was a growing sound, a wind like sound, which swelled into music like I had never heard. It wasn't exactly organ music, but like something created by synthesizer, a blend of water and wind and flutes, swelling and surrounding me and causing me to weep with emotions stronger than I had ever before felt.
This is a qualified 'yes', since I did not look down at myself, just felt myself floating up into the light tunnel.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure: No. If yes, describe: Again, this is a qualified 'yes'. I traveled 'upwards' in a 'tube' of vibrating golden light -- Martine
It was through a definite tunnel, but there were no apparent physical walls to the tunnel, yet it contained my path toward the One. This seemed to go on for an enormous but immeasurable amount of time and in terms of experiencing it as travel through "physical" space, I must have gone for an indescribable distance. The velocity was beyond anything possible in the physical realm.
Toward "arrival", I saw I was approaching a formidably bright light Source and the tremendous speed gradually and unrushedly slowed to a stop. There before me was a human-shaped Figure from which the Light was emanating. The Light had a tangible quality to it, like some exquisite and viscous liquid Energy... it was radiating and pulsating continuously outward and I simply was bathed in its delicious, nourishment. The Being of Light looked like an outline shape of a fit, adult human form, neither male nor female, although Its energy felt like a warmth and strength that I associate with male energy in this life; but I recognize that it can exist in women too. -- Heron S
And when I saw my body down there, I knew I was dead. Next thing I know, I’m in this green tunnel. It was so peaceful. I never got to the bright light, as other people have talked about: this white light, I’ve heard of that. And my Mom will be telling her story (Elizabeth T., who also had an NDE from surgery for an aneurism). What I do recall is, as I was floating through this tunnel, I heard my son, who was only four months old and couldn’t even talk, (the reason why I know it was my son is that when he started talking, and it was a baby’s voice, that’s what he sounded like after he started talking). At four months old, he shouldn’t have been talking, but I heard, 'Mommy, come back! Mommy, come back!' -- Michelle L
My spiritual body felt no pain, but only relief and peace. I felt free and liberated. I turned around and saw a long see-through tunnel. At the end of the tunnel was a very intense and bright light. I seemed to be physically drawn to the light, almost as if it was sucking me towards it. The light radiated love and peace. I wanted to experience it and be in its presence. -- Scott Y
The tunnel was semi transparent and I saw points of light like distant stars becoming rays of irregular lights, like the headlights on a car that is speeding down a curved road. My speed kept growing until the light could no longer reach me and I saw that the tunnel was one giant curve, but a curve that was barely discernible, yet I could feel it. Then I was home. The light surrounded me and I was in eternity, every question I asked had an instant clear response, even if I didn't understand every answer...I traveled through a tunnel that wasn't completely dark: there were little lights that appeared like rays because I was going so fast. Like the headlights of cars that are speeding. The tunnel wasn't straight, it was curved, a full curve yet hard to discern. -- Stella
There was this strange “whirlpool” facing me, I saw it spinning, but it produced no wind, no noise. It was greater than the walls of my – rather large – bedroom, where I was laying, alone. A weird whirlpool, in all NDE accounts I had heard about a tunnel, I thought it was just a way to shift dimension, to penetrate in what no one really knows yet, the death tunnel, but all are to know it some day. This is the fate of all humans, of all living beings on Earth;
However, what I felt was different from all I thought I understood till then, it was actual reality, well, the one I am living in at the moment was fading out. Everything disappeared, engulfed in this weird whirlpool, which was not doing anything else than making this reality disappear and replacing it by another one. Yet, I did not see anything amidst this dark whirlpool, just part of my bedroom walls showed. This did take place in the bedroom, it did not come from the outside, nothing scary, no negative sensation, on the contrary!
It was the first phase, the most important one, others describe it as a tunnel, but it isn’t what I saw or what I felt. I rather felt that this reality was going or fading away to be replaced by another one that I KNEW WELL (?) but which I did not see yet....id you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Uncertain I saw something that looked like a tunnel, some sort of giant whirlpool, dark inside, it seemed to me that my bedroom walls were fading away -- Chantal
After hearing that sound, I found myself in what seemed to be a tunnel that I was moving through, enveloped in complete darkness, but with a very bright light at the far end. I seemed to be moving slowly toward that light in a somewhat slanted upward trajectory. I had no awareness of a physical body (and did not even miss having a body or did not even think about a body), but I seemed to know that the light was my destination and I was anxious to get there. I had no thoughts at all of my current life on earth. There was a period of anticipation as I traveled toward the light, but other than that, I have no concept regarding the time it took to get there. I seemed to be traveling at a comfortable pace.
But when I got to the round circle at the end of the tunnel where I would have entered into the light, I got a big surprise. Standing in the circle with legs apart and arms reaching out toward me was a very bright multi-colored figure, almost like a cartoon character and similar to the Joker on a deck of playing cards, but with a big smile that for some reason was more comforting and gentle than scary. He gently caught me in his arms and said to me, "Back to the womb," as he turned me around and gently tossed me back down the tunnel. The colors he wore were much brighter and more vivid than the colors we experience on earth. The last thing I was aware of as I traveled back down the tunnel was that it seemed like I was gradually losing a portion of some kind of memory as I descended. -- Edie F
At some point I felt I was sucked away and I went into a long dark tunnel, I was sucked at an incredible speed! At the tunnel end there was a glowing pinpoint. In this tunnel there were other beings like myself, and we looked at each others saying, “I believe we are dead!” The more I went forward, the more the light grew. I arrived into this light which was wonderful, very bright, but what hit me the most is that in this light I felt at peace, joy, but most of all I felt an incredible love! This light loved me! This light talked to me! I asked it if it was god and it answered me, “Yes I am the light! This light being (whom I did not see) knew EVERYTHING about me, he knew my life from beginning till end! Once in this light, I remembered who I was, I also got answers to all questions I ever wondered about, like who created the universe and how, how does the cosmos work, physics, etc. Oh yes, I did not learn it, I remembered it! -- Leonard
Immediately after this my spirit went thru this darkened tunnel extremely fast and looking upwards I could see this white light at the end of the tunnel. Your spirit goes through this tunnel like "Whoosh" and you are there standing in the brightest white light you have ever known. The noonday sun cannot compare to it's brightness or stark whiteness. -- Sylvia R
A blinding flash brought me into a railway tunnel travelling at intense speed towards a light in the distance. In no time, I was at the light. When I got out of the car, I was greeted by a young girl and boy of about 18 yrs of age, "Welcome Lawrence," they both said in unison as I found it hard to look at them face on. -- Lawrence B
The tunnel was dark and swirling, I went through at an incredible speed not knowing when I would stop. I had no control of the journey. -- Bonnie C
I was then traveling through a tunnel at a very high speed. This tunnel seemed to be very long, like miles, yet it didn't seem to take any time to go through. There was a bright light. It was drawing me to it. I felt like I popped out of the tunnel and fell into this white light, yet I wasn't really falling, I was more like floating around inside of the light. It seemed like a container of light but without any end or boarders. I felt very much at peace and I liked being there in the light. I felt a presence toward the center and was drawn closer to someone there. I saw what I believe to be Jesus. He was in a white robe that was dripping in pure gold. It was so real to me then and even now I see all of the details of how he looked to me. I felt so safe, so warm and I did not want to ever leave His presence. I felt like I was home.
Then He spoke to me and told me about my life and what was yet to come. He told me that I had to go back. I argued with Him about staying but He said that it was not my time to be with Him yet and that I had many more things to do in my life. He rose up his hand and pointed back to the tunnel and I was immediately traveling back through the tunnel that I had arrived in, only a few moments before. The tunnel seemed to be the same one, same length and took the same time to travel through it back to life....
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Yes see above story. The tunnel was long, like miles, felt like 20 to 30 feet in diameter. -- Joel B
Everything Went blank, Just Dark And Empty space was seen...And All of a sudden I could feel myself, in a tunnel, it was dark, it had fire surrounding it in the inside, I was going through this tunnel...And Out from that tunnel I Appeared in this Universe, I was Covered in a bright light, it felt warm, peace surrounded me, I felt happy, and wanted...I went straight down in a narrow path and I realized a women, she had dark blonde hair and looked at me, but I went right past her, I saw Planet earth, and right across from it was 4 earthly shaped world that was surrounded in an intense light, That pierced my soul and bought me joy...
...In front of my eyes appeared all the prophets of religious teachings; Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc...And in the middle was a bright human shaped light...It spoke to me saying that it was God, I didn't believed it at first (who would), I asked 'it' "Who Are you?" And 'it' replied back to me saying "I am just like you, Lonely, Not wanted, Sad...I Have set forth countless members of humans on this planet, I've created these planets out of my own ability, I have created Prophets to explain my existence, but yet These humans that I have set forth deny my existence, they believe in others that have no existence"...I asked 'it' "why haven't you given them any chances?"...With a Reply so calm, 'it' said to me "Arifur have you not felt alone and not wanted? Have you not given up because you understand that people won't believe your existence, thus I am sure that when you return, and when you speak of this moment, whoever you speak with will not believe it, Let them believe what they want, for all I ask is Just for them to accept the fact that Another God exists, And just from that Belief I will be happy." -- Arifur R
Next, I was wandering the hospital and next thing I knew, I was in a long tunnel and all my relations who had passed before were standing, smiling as I passed them. I could only discern one motivation and that was to reach the awesome LIGHT at the end of the tunnel, meantime I was shown all my life experiences, and I WAS the person whom I had hurt or helped so that I felt what they felt when I had erroneously against or helped them. A voice told me 'you have been judged in that being the other person I judged myself...Hard to explain, seems easiest for me to call it karma.
When I reached the LIGHT, it was so bright, like nothing on Earth, pure white LIGHT, and such a feeling of unconditional love and warmth.
Any questions I had ever had were answered by the LIGHT. It seems like I was there for a long time, just absorbing all the answers.
Next thing I knew a voice came from the LIGHT and told me it was not my time to stay there. I BEGGED as hard as I could, but I was slammed back into my body in reverse, and I cursed all the doctors and nurses. ....
I was taken to special entities who looked like the usual grays, but they had lots of wrinkles on their faces. They called themselves the Counsel, and said they were part of a group called "soul recyclers" helping souls to re-incarnate.
This was by far my most profound NDE, as I could see the silver cord that attached me to my body. This experience lasted for over 20 minutes as best I could remember. I was dead, this was NOT an obe, as I know how those feel.
There is such a profound structure to the Universe that cannot be described. I look upon it as Cayce did the Akashic records, but in my view, it is a giant gigabyte mainframe that can do trillions of bytes per second. It is like a well run machine that is totally fair and well ordered. The Universe is the opposite of Chaos. -- Ruth
My father smiled at me and held my hand and lead me to a tunnel. The tunnel seemed to move slowly back and forth, and when I got in front of the tunnel. This bright light shone up me and I felt no pain, and this incredible love that radiated inside of me. I walked into the tunnel and standing in the middle of the tunnel was a figure dressed in white with long hair, and his back was to me. I felt incredible love coming from this person and I just knew inside if he turned and looked at me I would be dead. Beyond this man was an incredible place. The colors were interactive and alive. It seemed like a paradise, except..the colors were alive and the rocks and sky and grass and water all seemed to be so very beautiful and they seem to all interact with each other. I saw my life flash before me like a rapid motion picture movie, and I saw all good things and all bad things that I had done in my entire life. Suddenly, I heard three voices..and they said.."You can stay or you can leave". And I thought to myself,brI can stay or I can leave? And I said, "I am not good enough to be here", and the voices said, "Oh...but you are"..and their voices were so tender... And the thought of staying seemed so pleasing to me. And I wanted to stay with my dad, but I suddenly felt this tugging at my shoulders. It seemed to be pulling at me, and I knew instantly that it was the prayers of my family, my children... and I instantly, said, "I gotta go", In that moment I shot out of that tunnel instantly, and soared through the universe and I heard a "thump" and I was back in my body....
Did you see a light? Yes
Describe: I saw a light in front of the tunnel, it was much like a giant spotlight, that took all pain away, and gave pure love.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Yes
Describe: Yes, I can read the thoughts of others sometimes, I can see inside others, good and bad, I have found that the electrical conductivity of my body has changed, if I am very upset I have been locked inside my car, copy machines have gone haywire, I cannot wear watches for long periods of time for they stop and I have had visions that have come true, I can communicate sometimes with people who have died and I have discernment. I at first would get very agitated being around crowds for their energy would agitate and upset me. -- Anne
First thing I remember is traveling through a dark tunnel that seemed it would go on for eternity. The darkness was so heavy it was like tar, like a void, complete lack of creativity; the Great Nothing in Never Ending Story, a space of indifference. Finally the dark tunnel ended and I was floating over my body. Looking back, that tunnel may have represented the space between awareness of this life and the life to come. I could see all dimensions of my body...Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
Time became a weird concept. The dark tunnel seemed to last forever. The floating above my body seemed very brief. The Light's presence was automatic, forceful, like he controlled time. -- Sebastian X
Suddenly I felt that I quickly was drawn through total darkness at the entrance to a tunnel running. The walls reflected the neon blue light that shone out of my not physical body. I still always had my mental faculties and my feelings. I had the feeling that the tires were slashed me connected to the earthly world. A low, constant droning sound filled the narrow passageway, this sound was not from the walls but from me. ....While I instinctively by the rotating tunnel that moved in all directions, continued and the thunder of my hummingbird wings was the only sound, the darkness of the tunnel disappeared more and more by a bright, shining light at the end of the rotating tunnel and by neon blue light that the walls echoed.....And I started clear to see bubbles floating in the walls of the dark tunnel that was becoming brighter as I approach the shimmering white light came at the end of the corridor. These floating bubbles, which are moved in the wall of the tunnel were a kind of three-dimensional windows or "virtual reality" displays that a kind of "photo moments" for suggested in my life. Even after death, I had my memories and feelings yet. When I saw this indescribably beautiful, shimmering light I learned something. This Light is not in the literal sense "God" as it is traditionally defined in the bibles of various religions, including Christianity. This Light, which is a form of energy, is a collection of a multitude of immortal souls from all parts of life, eg. Plants, mammals, fish and collective life. This Light is a life from which all life originated and it is not a singular entity for each immortal soul is a part of "God" and it's not a collection of things for each immortal soul is only part of the collective being. Ie, this Light is in a broader sense a single "God" on a throne in heaven that rewards or punishes souls. Without this vitality, energy form, there is no life on earth or any habitable planet in the universe whatsoever....When I got to the end of the spinning tunnel at the Light which I instinctively knew that it was my home, I heard a familiar, but disembodied voice behind me mjin name;.....Did you go into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Yes, I went through a dark, black, rotary tunnel. A neon blue light reflected from the walls of the tunnel back to me. Probably I was the source of this light since I was a shimmering light. -- BDE
A Tunnel of cloud like substance. I say cloud because the surface was uneven like cloud but I did not experience it's texture.
Did you see a light? Yes The light grew brighter as I travelled along the tunnel. It became extremely bright like an arc light and yet it did not hurt my eyes. (Probably because I had none) -- Kathy W
>Suddenly I realize that I am going down in a round shaped tunnel, struggling to come out. I noticed figures looking like humans but small like a thumb. Sometimes they looked golden in color sometimes they appeared to be silver. The figures were horrifying to me, with their voices and laughing. I went deep into the condition of extreme fear. I tried to look inside the tunnel which was more horrifying. I narrated the full incidence to my mom but she said it must be a dream. I said a dream of 2 1/2 hours?
At this moment I can see a very small spec of light way off in the distance. Way off is muted language for how far it my have been away, imagine a million miles.
This spec of light is all their is in the void with me besides the strong presence behind me. My eyes are focused on this light with my complete attention. Here I have to include, my mind has never been as sharp, as it was while in the void, I have never been so focused or attentive, my eye sight was perfect long with my awareness.
In a short period of time the spec of light grows into a tunnel. The tunnel moves toward me but below and to my right thousands of feet bellow me. The tunnel was worm like with slight bends to the left and right not up, or down. the tunnel is baffling to me too, how could this be in nothing. I didn't think I moved toward the tunnel but it came to me. This is impossible to comprehend.
I'm trying to figure out what this tunnel could be or how it could be.
I'm looking at it from above, seeing the opening, within an instant as fast or faster than thought, I'm inside the tunnel.
The tunnel appears to be drilled out of rock with ridges in the walls. The tunnel appears to have an overall color of yellowish tan, it has white in it that has some volume, charcoal streaks, amber hue here and there hard to describe but you can see what I saw, I will tell you where later.
I start moving through the tunnel ever faster toward a spec of beautiful blue at its end. -- Larry V
I was aware of a tunnel which appeared suddenly, and I was being pulled into it. I was happy to be away from that tense scene below. I floated toward the tunnel and passed right through a ceiling fan and then the ceiling. The blackness of the tunnel was churning and I began to gather speed. I was curious about my present body or form and looked at my arms and hands. They seemed to be expanding and emitting a slight glow. I felt a rush of air and a low droning noise like a vibration as I gained speed heading for a bright light far in the distance. As I proceeded at a faster rate, I felt there was a presence with me that kept me calm and emitted both love and wisdom. I didn’t see anyone, but I felt the essence of my grandpa who had died when I was 13. I was aware of his comforting presence but saw or heard nothing.
I finally came to the end and floated into a place which was overwhelmed by a radiant white light that seemed to embody all the concepts of love. A love which was unconditional and like a mother has for a child. It was definitely a warm joyful presence, the same one that drew me into the tunnel in the first place. It seemed like a giant force field or energy that radiated all the good and noble emotions known to man. -- Mary
immediately I was in a black velvet tunnel. It was pitch black, but soft like velvet. the noise was like 1000 trains going by at one time, I was in the middle of the noise, it was horrible, seemed to go on forever
Then I was like pushed out into more black velvet, they on the right side of the tunnel I saw answers to equations in Algebra that I had trouble with in high school, written in bright neon lights. -- Judi C
Well, I did not really know what “I” was, but I had a center of gravity somewhere, leaning forward, I’ve been propelled in the tunnel again. Surprised by this new shock, I straighten up and suddenly I immediately stopped, let say a 100 yards away from where I previously stood. “Amazing!” did I say to myself, I summoned up all the courage I had left and had a try again, I bent forward and again this flash acceleration. I realized that the tunnel effect was due to my own super rapid movement, I made 4 other attempts until I could control this acceleration each time. More and more I liked this state, all the more so that all bodily restrictions did not exist anymore. But I was to discover later that space and time physical restrictions did not apply either. -- Leo P
The next thing i knew, i was being sucked into a wake of some sort. a tunnel of blackness, or darkness. but it was not frightening. it was peaceful, and very warm. i could feel only good in that. i do not how long that had lasted, or even if there was such a concept as time at that moment. I was then released from the tunnel into pure light. i saw a figure approach. not really a figure as it was just a being made of light, with no form. it is difficult to explain. i knew at the moment i saw him it was Jesus, the Christ. he took me into his arms, and told me that i was not suppose to have entered this existence yet. he asked me if i had any questions about the world, and i did. thousands of them. and i asked, and he answered them just as quickly as i had asked them. i was gaining huge knowledge. about the world, and everything in it. about the existence of man, and its purpose. he then told me that he was to take me to the Father. He did so. -- Philip S
I said to myself, "am I dead?" I was so scared, then I found myself going fast up this dark tunnel. I was so scared, but I could see a very small light at the very end of the tunnel. then I was in this beautiful light. my girlfriend's sister, Kathleen, greeted me. she was wearing white and all aglow. she told me not to be afraid. I asked her if I could speak to god. then god came down, like on an elevator, from a higher heaven and sat down in front of me. god looked like Jesus in an all white gown and big, about 6 foot 5 inches tall. I know I could not see myself. -- Mary Ann F
At that time an Angel approached me and I asked him what was happening. He told me that I had died and that as soon as the other Angel arrived we would go to Paradise. We spent several minutes there and watched as the Doctor talked with my parents. When the other Angel arrived we departed through the wall traveling what most describe as a tunnel until we reached the gates of Paradise. -- James C
It was in darkness, like the black of night, with faint lights or textures zooming by, or rather, I was zooming by them. I remember at one point going in an arc motion, like around a bend. It seemed like a very long gradual arc. The arc shape travel was the most memorable of this travel, it was the most dramatic, it's like when you go around a corner hard and your pushed towards the outside. Either around a left shaped arc, or right, it was not all straight travel. It was sort of like a tube due to the speed, like tunnel vision, there is no way to describe how incredibly fast it was. But it was very fluid and smooth, not at all jarring, and no vibrations...only speed and at least one arc.
It was a ride and I wasn't in control of anything. I was wondering what was happening, I knew it was happening, but nothing like this has ever happened to me. The feeling is that you are being taken somewhere by something. I was very surprised. It didn't seem to last long, but due to the speed it seemed to take forever, as though your aware of what a great distance you're covering. I went a great distance. It was like I was strapped into a smooth but fast amusement park ride in a dark tunnel and all I could do is watch as things unfolded. I had no clue as to what was going on because it was completely new. All of the sudden I'm being taken somewhere very far and very fast - where and how am I going?
Then it all slowed way down to a calm float, the fast ride ended, the tunnel vision was gone. No more distance to cover. I am now 'here'. Now it is stillness and openness. Like I was now in the vast outer space, where I saw a great light, and I had an incredible sense of awareness, peace, and power. I came out of the tunnel and things were all opened up to a starry sky in outer space. -- Paul Probable
I remember me going through an orange tunnel accompanied by an entity, it was guiding me. But the feeling of energies going up and down through this tunnel made me worrying. When arrived to the end, I was greeted by, in fact I think they were shades thanking and greeting me. I had the feeling to have already met them before, at one time or another.......
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No Now, I would compare this tunnel with an umbilical cord which some light goes through.
Did you see a light? Yes. Orange and soft as a mother’s belly who is expecting a baby. -- Kolleen
When I came out of the dark tunnel into the blinding light, all perceptions and senses changed. I was inside (and sensed more than saw) the spatial shape of a huge egg when I became aware of another consciousness approaching me from 12 to 1 o'clock in front and slightly above and to their right of me. As this consciousness came closer and closer He transferred a telepathic thought that told me 3 things at once. That He was the creator of all life's force and there was no doubt whatsoever that He was a He. His command was very loving and gentle, "Be at Peace." (The Egg Space I found myself in can be experienced by anyone who visits the Corning Museum of Glass at Corning, New York. They have recreated an exact full size replica that's hangs from the museum ceiling which can be entered via a skywalk. I was stunned by it's exactness when I first saw and went into it. The only difference is the visible structural ribbing inside and that it's black glass not white.)
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Uncertain What many call a tunnel is not a tunnel at all. Yes, there is a corridor that feels like a tunnel. -- Richard T
Then I saw light at the end of the tunnel bursting toward me. My spirit or soul was caught into the Light Tunnel. I flew through the light tunnel. I could still remember the feeling even today! Only description I could give you is the feeling was almost identical to the movie, "Contact" The New Built Ball Spacecraft falling down the Giant Gyro-Space machine. The actress went through tunnel right away and she could see outside space by her "ball space shuttle." That's what I saw when I was zoomed through the tunnel. I could see some universe by the tunnel's transparency. Such awesome feeling flying through the tunnel at Light-Speed. -- Brian T
I had no pain or discomfort . Eventually I began to look around the room and noticed what I can only describe as a black hole or void that followed me around . I some how recognized it and went into it . I had no fear . When I did this I found myself in a tunnel of light with a sensation of speed like I was moving faster and faster . I came out the other end into and area that was misty of foggy looking . I heard a voice tell me not to stop but to keep going . I was flying through this misty place for what seemed to be a bit of time and eventually I came to the end . I saw a blackness like a starless sky may look ..except there was one light . It seemed small so I headed for it and as I did it got bigger and bigger and bigger .. I was going to enter this light . It was now what might be like standing before a sun except it was of a pure white light . As I was about to enter it two large swirling energy forms with human like shape emerged from it . They said to me [in my mind] "what are you doing here " ? I said "I'm going into the light " . They said "I is not your time " .
I tried to assure them I was going into the light but they denied my passage...They were adamant it was not my time . The I noticed I was a ball of light . -- Robert C
I felt myself lift out of my body lying on the cold ground and heading upward. It reminded me of toy telescopes with segments that pull out and elongate but this telescoping feeling was me going infinitely upward. It was like tunnel, too, I suppose and it was dark but with a light at the end. The light got bigger and bigger and then I felt as if I'd exploded into the infinite white light. It was peaceful and fine and I was content and beyond words and beyond thought. -- Vivian H
Once I broke free from my physical body, I was quickly transported toward this loving Light as I moved into a vibrating tunnel that surrounded me and pulled me forward. My Soul leapt with expectancy, exhilaration, and a love beyond anything I could ever describe in human words. The need and all-consuming desire to move through this Lighted tunnel both surprised and excited me as, even though I knew I was dying, this impassioned longing deep within my Soul for an unknown Light Source wasn’t what I expected would occur....Continuing to focus on this wondrous Light within the tunnel, I found my Self drifting over treetops that resembled what we would call a negative photograph. I was intrigued, as the Light was getting brighter and more intense. I continued on through the negative trees and I began to see shapes of people and heard their incoherent calling out to me. They, too, were in negative form and although I couldn’t see them in three dimension, I was somehow aware of who they were. They seemed to be everywhere among the negative treetops and they were welcoming me with waves of passionate encouragement, cheering me on as I began to move through the Light.
I began going faster and faster and within an instant moment of ecstasy, the Light surrounded and pervaded everything I knew as me. Within this feeling, I recognized a remembering as this explosion of wonder and raw newness immediately made me think of being born. The thought that this was the true birthing of my Soul, calmed my newly acquired cognizance and I was spontaneously in love with and in need of this familiar place. I recognized it as a deep yearning within my heart and now I had returned. I knew I was home. I was finally, blessedly home.
As I swirled on within the Light, I felt and saw everything that had happened in my lifetime, every detail in living color...
The moment I agreed with my heart that I was to return, I began to spiral backwards in the Light as I entered the tunnel once again, passing the other Souls as I flew through the negative treetops. -- Peg A.
First came absolute darkness, then a bright orb of light. The light was more than light; it had a hexagonal tessellation of radiant yellow/orange, but mostly white. There it stood, an oval of light, then a line came out from the orb, it went to the right and up, then began forming a spiral. Then the line stopped just above it. I was told through the vision and some how telepathic I understood, this is life. Life begins and life stops, then begins again. The rebirth. The line began again, with a small gap in the spiral, and again, the spiral began, and stopped. This happened 7 more times with gaps between each one, then the last line faded. I was told this process is never ending until... This is the last message I received, Until you become one with ..... What was it I was told, I feel like I misinterpreted it as God. nevertheless that's all I had. so I spoke with some Christians I knew about it. And reincarnation is not part of the religion. Hell and Heaven are forever. I always carried this with me, 10 years later it was still at the forefront of my mind. I did more research and my vision of a spiral seemed to coincide with the 'Samsara' Dharmic faiths all follow this, I went to my local Buddhist nun, she had an answer for everything, and how the purpose of life was to 'Escape' the rebirth. This is exactly what I had seen; it was an awakening to the true meaning of life. I asked how to escape the Samsara. What followed was too hard to bare, I cannot escape the Samsara as the requirements demand to much, and too much adjusting, to be without 'ego' in any form is a burden I cannot place on my family...
The tunnel is an entrance and exit into the grids. this is the cross over of life, we are judged in the grid world, if the tunnel goes down its to a lower level, i.e. you did not perform virtuously in this life, if the tunnel goes up, go with it, you have performed virtuously. -- Cam
This is what I can recall: I always had the idea of being in a dream, sleep. I not only remember passing through a dark tunnel, but through a tunnel with lights of a wide range of colors. During the whole way, numerous voices could be heard, telling me: “None that is on earth belongs to you any longer, everything is temporary. These are not your children-just roles to play-everything is temporary-your success is linked to the way you played your role-it depends on how did you behave”. And all of a sudden a screen-like thing was opened and they told me: “This is all you have done until now”. I remember scenes of my past life since I was two; they were telling me: “You failed this, you were wrong in this, here you can see mistakes made, here they are the good deeds…”
It was incredible, since it reminded bad moments of my life to me, of grieving, moments of impureness…and all due to the simple fact that I was not paying attention to what I was supposed to do, due to being unable to handle my weakness, emotions,….I felt bad when I realized all the suffering I had caused upon others and myself, I learnt how to interpret the karmic law (cause / effect) and its consequences. -- Carlos V
All I remembered was the sensation of almost being pulled into a vacuum that seemed like a tunnel. I could see lights flying by me as if I was traveling even when it felt like a vacuum at the same time. Then I emerged from the tunnel into an indescribable place of peace and tranquility. There was the most beautiful Being of White Light there.-- Teri R
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Yes I visualize it now as a tunnel with tracks and a slight bend to the right with my relatives silhouetted against the light. -- Bob L
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No I created the tunnel by the incredible speed I was traveling. I could see streaks of lines in a tunnel-like shape all around me that were trailing behind me. I was creating these streaks and the tunnel from my speed. It's like causing particles to move as you zip through them. It's hard to explain. I bet it can be scientifically explained. I just have no clue how to explain it. Maybe when something is traveling that fast it forces particles to move to its sides surrounding it. -- Bobbi D
My first question was "Is this heaven?".
"It can be, if that's what you want. It can be Hell, as well, if that's what you believe. This reality is an extension of you, instantly realized and formed. You always create your own reality, no matter where you find yourself, for we are all co-creators."
"Where is God? I don't see him." I asked. They became visibly amused, like they were snickering at my question under their breath.
"How can you see that which you are yourself a part of? We are all expressions of God. When you see with your eyes, you see through the eyes of God and he experiences reality through yours. When you speak to God, you speak to yourself. We are one and the same, there is no division or separation. You can no more 'see' God than your hand can see you, for it is a part of you and functions because of you and for your purposes, as well as it's own. There is no separation. Any that seems to exist is an illusion. The light that surrounds us here is God. It is our source of being and is given freely to all." -- Richard L
My experience began with a flight through a dark tunnel that had a “certain structure.” I came closer to the light, which was all the more intense but in no way did it address me. The light was full of love, otherwise I am unable to give it a name. I found myself in a fruit orchard with the constantly pleasant light. It was as if it told me that I don't need to be afraid. It said that I was received with enormous love and no one in any way will judge me. -- Monika
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Uncertain I saw it but did not go in...I think I would have loved it but would not have come back. This tunnel I think is real and astronomers call it a black hole -- Mike I
What others call a tunnel I have concluded is absence to such a degree the mind gives it texture. I saw the Light approach, I was enveloped by the light and an entity that was to prepare me for what I call my Interview with a supreme being later in the Light. This first being appeared to be the Virgin Mary. Only after asking, "Are you truly the Virgin Mary it instantly manifested true identity. I was nearly paralyzed with fear until again asking "please, what is happening to me what is going on here?" From that point all flowed out. Humor functioning far beyond its role here, sites and images coming together with reciprocals to produce physical music. There is no time. Time is a parochial concept for humans existing in truncated physics.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Uncertain As mentioned earlier I have come to believing the mind cannot stand absence to this degree and the mind gives texture to it, therefore a tunnel. I suspect if you asked NDE's was it a tunnel or absence to such a degree you could touch it they would go with the latter. No. No tunnel but the greatest absence the mind will ever know. -- Robert B
When I awoke, I found myself in a dark area where I could see other beings walking around. They were either walking towards a bright orange burning light at the end of a long tunnel or the were wondering about. The light seemed dark to me as did the other beings so I didn't want to be around them or the light.
About then, a light from above expanded above me. It filled the sky with a mass of bright colors. I felt a tugging sensation in my chest as the light started bringing me towards it. I felt Great Love coming from within the light. As I grew closer towards the light, I could see two figures coming towards me. I recognized them as my Great Grandfather who had passed away a few years earlier and my little brother who died at age 2. My Great Grandfather was standing there holding my little brothers hand. They were very happy to see me, but I wasn't happy to see them. That's when I realized that I was dead. I became very upset. He could read my thoughts and his thoughts entered my thoughts. We communicated back and forth telepathically. As soon as I had a thought, he had a answer for me. -- Chari H
I sensed that I was in some kind of cave or dark tunnel, and towards the back a small light appeared that grew larger to the degree that my own light grew, and it got nearer, as if it were a reflection of where I should go.....I decided to continue on my way towards the light at the back of the tunnel and came out upon a very beautiful little beach where there were many ranges of colors I have not seen on earth. They were very clear and sharp but didn't hurt my eyes. Very white sand, the blue of the sky and water were very lovely. The color of the rocks etc. weren't reflections of anything. They shone of their own light.,...
***We live in a "Plural Unity" or "Oneness." In other words, our reality is "Unity in Plurality and Plurality in Unity."
***That everyone and everything or temporal phenomenon within this dimension is where it should be because it emanates from the blueprint of a shared dream (if we can call it that) that is repeated indefinitely until we understand what is essential or real.
***That "I," includes "We," and are like a mirror where we perceive the reflection of our reality in its many facets and illusions.
***That the "creator" is eternally creating and one of the creations is the practice of conscious love. "One learns to paint by painting." That's why this "temporal human illusory creation" exists as though it were a matrix within another matrix and this, within another...multi-dimensionally until we wake up.
***Consciously living by love is the essence of life itself and is made manifest or materializes in this plane of existence as a cohesive force to recreate itself in multiple forms as a game in which nothingness recreates itself in temporary, illusory events. -- Hafur
Than I was pulled by a vacuum into a dark tunnel and was traveling faster than any thing I knew.
There was like a picture of my life coming one after the other. Than I saw a bright light more brighter than the sun but it was not hurting my eyes. I had passed through this light and found myself in a place that was like a room without walls. The walls were made out of atmosphere. There was a stand with a thick book on it and a very old man reading this book. He looked at me and he didn't say anything. But I didn't care who was. I was staring at the scene behind him. There was a small bridge and a lot of people passing through over this bridge. As soon as they pass this bridge they don't walk any more but they flow away. There was crystal water running beyond this bridge and all the people were wearing white. -- Edwin