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My Grandfather's NDE

April 24, 2021 | Comment icon 155 comments


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This story was submitted to the site by C L Palmer from Oakland, California.
After a major heart attack, my grandfather was taken to the Oak Knoll Navy Hospital in Oakland, California back in the late 1980s. There, his heart stopped and he was dead for a number of minutes. He later described what he experienced during that time to my mother and grandmother, who later related it to me.

He told them that he felt himself rise out of his body, and saw the ceiling approaching. He didn't know how to control his spirit body, which was apparently parallel to the floor, nose adjacent to the ceiling. He could see the holes in the ceiling tiles close up and in great detail. He could also hear the doctors working on his body below him, and was frustrated because he couldn't turn around and watch them. Instead, he just listened closely to what they were saying. After a while, he could feel himself being drawn back into his body, after which he lost consciousness.
When he awoke, he spoke to the doctor that had revived him and described what he had heard, wanting to make sure it wasn't just a dream or his imagination. The doctor confirmed that it had played out exactly the way he had heard it. My grandfather felt very peaceful about things after that. He spent the next few months getting his affairs in order, making sure his wife could locate and use all of the insurance policies and other paperwork that would have to be sorted out when he died.

After my grandfather passed away, my grandmother came to live with my mother at our home. She was suffering from bone cancer, and became weaker and weaker. One day, while my mother was feeding her in bed, she started to struggle to get up and was desperately reaching for the ceiling at the opposite corner of the room. She cried that my grandfather was there, that he was just across the room and that she wanted to go with him. Then she settled down and fell asleep. My mother left the room to put the dishes away, and when she came back my grandmother had passed.

I really hope someone is there waiting for me when it's my time. Who knows? Maybe I'll see my grandfather there too, just like grandma.

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Comment icon #146 Posted by preacherman76 5 months ago
Neurological trauma while the brain is dying is no longer the consensus for explaining many NDE’s. Often while the experience is happening there is zero brain activity. If you are still playing that card you are way behind in medical theories.    Ive listen to many doctors explain that there is no way many of these patients were able to hear what they had, or seen what they did in the room while literally having no measurable brain activity. It has made a believer out of many of these doctors.    If you are looking for the smoking gun case I believe her name is Pam Reynolds. Underwent a brain ... [More]
Comment icon #147 Posted by Xeno-Fish 5 months ago
You can basically cut and paste every comment you make into any thread with a few minor changes. Wouldn't even change much.  Eventually it's a waste of time repeating yourself. I think by now everyone understand that you don't believe insert thing here.
Comment icon #148 Posted by Xeno-Fish 5 months ago
I find it tedious to even discuss much around here any more. The same song and dance. Same naysayers and believers. Same conversations about how wrong a point of view is. I guess I finally realized that 90% of this stuff doesn't affect my life in any capacity. Plus I no longer have a mood to rage against someone beliefs. It's so pointless and honestly a waste of time.  People either want answers or not. And I'm just too tired to care any longer.
Comment icon #149 Posted by the13bats 5 months ago
And the very same applies to you, except i stay steady you dont even do that. For a top contributor you sure cry alot about how bored you are here and how pointless you find most posting, Isnt it about time for one of your for attention grabbing threats of tantruming off the forum for a while?  
Comment icon #150 Posted by the13bats 5 months ago
  And the thread becomes OT all about xeno all about xeno,    
Comment icon #151 Posted by Xeno-Fish 5 months ago
Trying to make a point but obviously your OCD makes you too dense to get it. I'm not surprised really. 
Comment icon #152 Posted by Xeno-Fish 5 months ago
I haven't got a reason to "stay steady", opinions and focuses change.  I'm not the top contributor, I'm the most "liked". At least I was until I quit raging against everything spiritual, supernatural, paranormal and religious.  Haven't got a need to have a tantrum. I'll do as I please. This place hasn't had anything interesting for a while and with the same crowd I don't think it will. Sad to say. Nothing against the forum itself. The narrow focus with some people is tedious. And for God's sake start using spell check. 
Comment icon #153 Posted by the13bats 5 months ago
Pointless ad hominem More and lamer ad hominem, typical Cool your woe is me threats of whatever and leaving are past we just get to now see countless posts about how bored and uninteresting you find the forum while you live here up that click count any way you can, right? I stay steady in my thoughts and beliefs until evidence is presented to give me reason to change it not because i wake up one day hoping spookies might really be real so i can feel special and superior, yeah, thats the driven by ones ego thing hank talks of that i dont subscribe to. If a person wants to view stories, personal... [More]
Comment icon #154 Posted by psyche101 5 months ago
No I'm talking about the poster you were defending. Sure you don't smoke weed? You don't know because you don't want to know. You like your conclusions so you try and push for "anything is possible" or the "beyond science" BS.  Simply put it's not beyond science, even the anecdotes don't indicate that. Information is out there to learn about bit those too lazy to expend the effort try to insist it's done great unknown.  It's not. It's just another man made myth.  This is a discussion forum. Not an emotional support forum. I shouldn't have to pretend lies are true because some just can't be bot... [More]
Comment icon #155 Posted by Saru 5 months ago
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