Well I'm not a phychiatrist, so I wouldn't know,
but I definitely think having an NDE and experiencing
a red man with a pointy fork would qualify, wouldn't you?
Not if some of the NDEs were objectively verified.
As a result of some NDEs, people have been disinherited,
upon the basis of conversations overheard by decedent
out in the waiting room, away from the scene of death.
I have posted several times an account related to me at a
dinner party for discussion of the works of Arthur Conan Doyle,
in Mahanttan around 1993:
my hostess, Mary, said that she 'd have to absent herself early
therefrom because of the impending demise of an old friend,
who was in a state of apprehension qua his future.
Her friend at our table, Mary Francis, seated to her left,
mentioned that back in the 1950s, she was in a hospital
in Florida, having great difficulty giving birth, when she expired.
She said that her consciousness thereupon rose and observed
emergency efforts to revive her by medical personnel.
She said that she drifted around to the back of the hospital,
where she saw her 5 year old son awaiting his mother,
seated at the top of wooden stairs leading down into the
back yard of the hospital. She said that she saw a female
black cook emerge and begift the boy with a slice of cake,
then descend to the yard and pull down a miniature banana
from a tree and give it to him. She said that her thoughts
then turned to her daughter in school several miles distant,
whereupon she arrived in her classroom and observed a
written spelling test, and that her child had misspelled
a word (because thay did not have fonetic spelling
like thay shud have). She said that she was then invested
with emotional pain at the imminent loss of her family,
and then found herself back in hospital room of her death.
She said that she joined in her body and revived.
She said that her attending physician was enuf of a scientist
to wish to know what is was like to be dead. Having been
informed of her disembodied adventures, he called up the
cook, who confirmed the cake n banana.
She said that her husband ventured forth to their daughter 's
school, where the teacher confirmed that a spelling test
was administered at the time in question, and the daughter
came home with the misspelled word.
I 'd be interested in any additional incidents of confirmation.
Tho I don t remember any NDEs of myself,
had a few (very brief) out of body experiences.
Tho hellish circumstances have been described,
no one yet has referred to red men nor to forks
that I know of.