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Experience description:  

I was in Djibouti Africa, exactly 8000 km from France. My mother had gone to take care of my dying grandmother. If I remember well, I was laying down on my bed. When my mother came back to Djibouti, she talked to me about my grandmother�s death and told me her hand was cold and then, her hand warmed up. Well, I had felt the same thing at the same time.

All of the sudden I was out of my body to go join her, I entered a dark and frightening tunnel but it lasted only seconds. From far away I could see a powerful light and a ladder. I was climber the same ladder my grandmother was climbing. She was at the top of the ladder and I was about on the third step when she unexpectedly turned around and said: �Go back down my girl, you must continue with your life. Me, I have another life up here. Go on, it�s not your time�. But I was insistent and I begged her all the way to the top of the ladder. I could see many people up there: children, mothers, elderly, adults wearing white and this powerful white light, a sensation of well-being, a drifting sensation, to be well, filled with love, serenity. My grandmother reacted once again: �Go down� she loudly told me and then, I was back in my body, completely disappointed.

I didn�t want a terrestrial life; I had a difficult childhood because of my stepfather and since then, I wanted to leave. I suddenly understood that I had to continue with my life on earth. That�s what I did until I saw the light again. It was the second time and it was when my brother passed away in 1997. I was in Djibouti, 8000 km away from France, when I suddenly fell to the ground. I wanted to call my mother to speak with my grandfather. I wanted to tell him I could see my grandmother getting ready but I didn�t know for what. I asked him how my brother was doing the same night he left. I went back home and my soul left my body. I saw my brother going towards my grandmother in the same dark tunnel with the light at the end and my grandmother was welcoming him with open arms. Unbelievable! Since then I am not afraid of death, on the contrary, I know there is life after death. Our soul allows us to live but the day the body can no longer follow, our soul continues on towards God�s light. This was my story and it�s the first time I share it. I�ve also shared it with my husband and Mormon friends who understand me yet I was baptized catholic but do not believe in any religion.

Since these experiences, I just want to do good on earth and help others.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes     It is very difficult to explain with words. You can�t explain it, you must live it.

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          No      

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    I have difficulty answering this question. I don�t know.

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?    Normal consciousness and alertness  I have difficulty answering this question. I don�t know.

Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)?  Yes     je n'ai pas vu de couleurs, en r�alit� j'ai vu deux couleurs, le noir (tunnel) et la lumi�re rempli d'amour.

Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?  Yes     I have been hearing-impaired since the age of 14. Without hearing aids I cannot hear but when I went up there, I could hear perfectly.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Wonderful emotions. I felt calmness, serenity and especially love. I felt so good up there, like on a cloud! I really would like to live through this experience again, you have no idea how good it felt.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?          Yes     I gravitated towards a dark tunnel with a light at the end and then, the light swept over me.

Did you see a light?           Yes     A light I cannot find here on earth. Impossible. I think it has to be God�s light.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     People wearing white, people I didn�t know.

Did you experience a review of past events in your life?    No       I learned something yes: love one another, do good on earth, share happiness, goodness and love.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          No      

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?           No           

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     Time as we know it does not exist, nothing exist.

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?     Yes     The knowledge of a non terrestrial power. I confirm it.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes     A part of me left, but my grandmother was there to prohibit me from going through what she had gone through. The other side is a mystery! Anyway, we cannot do anything about it: it wasn�t my time. A force brought me back down.

Did you become aware of future events?       No
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?     Yes     Premonitory dreams, I knew how my life would unfold. Fro example: I knew I would have three children, I knew I would one day live in Polynesia. In fact, everything I would ask to God he would make it happen.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     My parents, my husband, my children (3) and a few spiritual friends. They all believe me.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?    No      

How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:            Experience was definitely real    The reality is that I was quite aware and in good health so I am convinced to have really lived this experience.

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?    The light filled with love, well-being, peace. I saw God�s light I am absolutely certain.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:
            Experience was definitely real            Same

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?           Yes     With others, wanting to give, wanting to let everyone know God�s light exist, wanting to tell the world that death is only a transition and we shouldn�t be afraid of it.

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?            Yes     Since my first experience, at my grandmother�s death I have Faith, I was just 19 going on to 20 a few days after. In reality, I felt at a loss in any religion, I didn�t know which one to choose. To this day I haven�t found a religion that goes in sync with my faith. I believe there is only one god, one light and that the words in the bible are true. 

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No      

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        Yes, you scientists, what do you think? Could you explain our experiences? I know you would never find the answers, no human being regardless of their intellectual level will be able to find an explanation for these experiences. These experiences are from an outside power and it�s not given to everyone to experience them.

Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?         Yes    

Are there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience?   YES, did the people who experienced NDEs had faith prior to them or not?