Sybil S’s NDE
It was winter in 1986 and I had gone to bed as I normally do. Sleep would not come. I tossed and turned hoping to fall asleep and join my husband in a good winter’s night sleep. I was not asleep yet and I felt my heart pounding out of rhythm. I had been diagnosed with Mitral Valve Prolapse and I thought it was just another happening like those I had remembered having at other times. Then suddenly my heart stopped.
I could feel my spirit come out of my body and I saw my body lying there as if asleep. I was carried as if my angels (though I did not see them) far up into the heavens and at a great speed. I was taken to a place surrounded by music. It was like no music I have ever heard. More beautiful than all the best music my ears have heard and it came from everywhere.
I stood there and suddenly I saw Jesus. It was quite an awesome shock to be standing in His presence. I was in such awe, I could not speak. My eyes were fixed upon Him. His hair was white like wool and hung down to His shoulders. His skin was like brass without one wrinkle. His eyes were like flames of fire and when He spoke, it was with great authority. Yet when He spoke it was kind and gentle and loving. When He spoke it sounded like thunder rolling across the North Carolina skies but much louder than any I had ever heard. You would think I would have been afraid but I was not. Quite the contrary. I felt happy! I felt so happy, a feeling like none other I had ever felt.
Then He told me to look and I saw a white cloud-like form. Inside the white background I was shown my life from beginning to end but only the painful parts. As He unfolded my life before me, He told me the reason all these bad things had happened and I understood every one of them. The unusual thing was, His lips never moved. It was as if His thoughts were sent directly to my mind and I saw and understood everything He told me. Then He said, “All the bad things are gone. No more bad things are going to happen but you must go back because your work is not finished!”
I felt sad because I wanted to stay there with Him. I don’t know if it was heaven or not, I just know I was the happiest person in the world. He showed me briefly a city with lots of people. Green grass grew and children were running, laughing and playing. Older men in white robes were teaching young children as if in a school. Women were very busy getting ready for what looked like a great event. They were all dressed in white as well. Flowers bloomed and green trees with lots of fruit stood along a river of running water, like a rippling stream but larger. Its water was clear as glass. Such a sight I saw. Everyone was busy. Even the air smelled sweet like a rose. I was then send back to earth.
I don’t know how long I was gone but I remember my spirit going back inside my body for it was so so cold — so cold it took me hours to get warm. My heart was trying to get in rhythm and I was convulsing on the bed next to my husband. I was shivering my body was so cold.
I was so happy I woke my husband because I had to tell someone. I tried to tell him but all I could say was “I understand now!” Of course brought from a deep sleep to wide awake, he had no idea what I was talking about. He questioned me, asking me to slow down and tell him what was wrong but all I could say was “Don’t you understand? I understand!” This left him wondering I suppose.
It took hours for my body to get warm. I [took] my temperature to see how many degrees it had fallen. It had fallen over six degrees. So I do know it had dropped at least six degrees. I spoke with a coroner and he stated that in death, the body drops about two degrees or so per hour. If this is true, then I had been gone a good bit of time.
You might think this is just another person’s wild tale about an out-of-body experience. Well it isn’t. I saw Jesus. I know He is real. I don’t have to doubt. I know! I also know I was the most happy person alive at that moment. I have never seen hell nor do I want to but I have seen Jesus and I have been to heaven. You can think I am crazy but I am as sane as a person can be. You might think it was a dream but your body temperature doesn’t drop in a dream.
All I can tell you is Heaven is real. There are people there and they are very busy getting ready for something really big. I have seen Jesus and He spoke to me!