Skip to comments.‘I Was Dead For 4 Minutes’ (near death experience in MD)
Posted on 10/19/2011 6:03:15 PM PDT by WilliamIII
Abingdon resident Michael Solano describes his "spiritual awakening" after suffering a stroke while nearly choking to death at a crab cake eating contest in Timonium.
Abingdon resident Michael Solano says he no longer fears death after a harrowing experience that nearly cost him his life.
I can tell anybody who's willing to listen what its like to die, he said. Im very respectful of death. Im not trying to want it or have it bestowed upon me, but when it happens, Im not going to be afraid.
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It always amazes me that when a person has a near death experience, they no longer fear death. Even this guy... who was being grabbed by talons(?!)
heck of a way to try and pay your mortgage ...a crab cake eating contest ...
Ok, the talon thing is very creepy and would scare me. A friends father died for a minute or two while at his dr’s office recently and is upset he didn’t see anything. He’s a religious man and would have liked to have seen something. I wished he would have seen my Mother who passed 11 months ago as they were friends.
Sounds like he has watched a few Hellraiser films.
Exactly. That wasn’t real death.
The four day dead Lazarus never talked about it and the One who raised him said “I go to prepare a place for you.”
That’s all I need to know.
Must have been a lot of bread crumbs in that crab cake to get lodged in his throat. Or, I guess huge amounts. A crab cake done correctly (via the Eastern Shore) is more flaky than tough.
He wasn’t dead. If he had died, he wouldn’t be talking about his experience now.
These people were near dead but were revived. I am not sure what other term one can use for it. The term often used is “near dead”. What is clear is that there is consistency to these people’s stories and there are a large number of documented cases.
The one that I found extremely interesting was the guy who was an agnostic or atheist and during a near-death experience encountered hell (can’t recall his name). He said it got so bad he remembered hearing about Jesus from childhood and in desperation called out to Jesus for help. The pain was brought to an end and then he was revived. That man is now a Christian.
> Are rocks ever near alive?
Too bad the esteemed Dr. Evan Harris Walker is no longer with us to answer that question. He was something of a cult hero in the psychic industry with his groundbreaking article “The Nature of Conscientiousness” (Noetic Journal) and later book (http://www.amazon.com/Physics-Consciousness-Quantum-Mind-Meaning/dp/0738204366).
EHW’s delving into the area was a pastime. By day he was an accomplished ballistician, but was extremely well versed in quantum physics and many other arcane areas.
One last bit of trivium: Walker lived about 10 miles from where the person described in this article lived.
We’re all “near” dead.
I remember seeing a similar case on television. If it is the same case, he was a very bad guy before his death experience. Involved in crime etc... He died and found himself in Hell (being torn apart by what he described as demons). He called out for Jesus and was “rescued”. I remember it because after his experience, he became a minister. He was truly changed by it. Sometimes, I like to think that the Lord works in mysterious ways and perhaps... just perhaps, this is one of those times.
According to the Life-Flight personnel .. I was dead for over 3 minutes and .. I never saw or felt a thing!
Thats similar to other nde stories I read this week, one Lady said the only part of you that burns in hell is the part that longs for the flesh, let go of it and it stops.
That was Howard Storm. He wasn’t very nice but he was not involved in crime, just had a temper and was selfish. He had a wife and kids.
Thank you, HerrBlucher. That is the one that I remember. (I do recall him saying that he wasn’t a nice person at all). Now he is a minister.
Seriously, I have no doubts about what will happen when I die, and I am glad my Lord and Savior has a sense of humor. I know He does....after all, He created me!
Storm was an atheist, according to the site. That’s a bit more than just temperamental and selfish.
i was born dead - had asphyxiated on the cord in delivery- the NDE is my earliest memory and my most profound - its so peaceful .One of my church buddies had one with a heart attack - they revived him 2 times - he begged to go back
Storm’s case is fascinating, and there are many more like it. Hell exists, and Jesus is the way out.
don’t know if it’s the same guy, but read about one that went to hell and described what he saw. When he was revived he became a christian minister, was an atheist before the experience.....Not every-ones meeting with Jesus is that dramatic....but when you meet him, you are changed...for some its a quiet meeting, gradual according to the individual....
And He puts up with me, even when I'm being rotten. I too had a near-death experience, went into cardiac arrest twice during a heart attack at the tender age of 47. I've never stopped thanking Him for giving me a second chance at life, and for giving the EMTs in the ambulance the skill to save me.
If I had not come back, I'd never have known my four wonderful grandsons, who were not yet born. Now, since my retirement, I've been volunteering at our local hospital - going on six years now, and I appreciate even more our dedicated medical people.
You remember a NDE from your birth?
Certainly has a sense of humor, ever see a duck-billed platypus...it was created from left over parts of creation..:O)
We’ve all died countless times. Not a big deal.
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your Mother.
If it was one of those crabcakes I had in Baltimore a few years ago this would never have happened!
I did a report on NDE in high school. I also have read things on them and seen several shows on TV including an ABC special and I Surived - Beyond And Back. The part about the talons is something I’ve never heard before. I do believe that some of these experiences could be legit, especially those that have changed people for the better like Howard Storm.
Hebrews 9:27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,
Not sure an experience like that will make me fear death less. Then again, he was at a crab-eating contest when he nearly died. Maybe the mother crab made it up to heaven and she was pissed...
Uh huh. Yeah right.
I once paid my property taxes ($1,000 - and no money for it) with a pumpkin.
to shorten the story - where I worked had a pumpkin carving contest - 300 employees, name in hat every night for month that you met a certain goal - 5 names pulled - carved in secret in separate rooms - judged by head honchos, no one knowing who carved which...
I won and was handed $1,000 cash - paid taxes next day.
The Lord works in mysterious way, indeed.
Don’t forget: we’re all day-to-day.
I believe that from a multiple lives where we return to our human spirit to develop/improve on our spiritual being. I have a friend who has been through this and he too has no fear of death. I’ll stop there as I’m sure this is a controversial topic but not one of reincarnation.
There is some interesting, peer-reviewed research on NDE’s that may be of interest to the discussion - thought I’d pass along a link that deals with the topic in relation to the human soul -
Is this about Rick Perry’s debate performance or is it about the Harry Belafonte interview?
To quote Jim Morrison, The future’s uncertain, and the end is always near.
“....nearly choking to death at a crab cake eating contest....”
Games that gluttons play.
“He who is not busy being born is busy dying”...lyrics by Bob Dylan
Thank you so much.
They had to revive me 3 times after enduring the “widowmaker”Last thing I remembered hearing was the nurse saying “we’re losing him” All I remember was total blackness and profound peacefulness. And, as others have said, no fear of death.
He was mostly dead.
No better way for a Merrylander to go than to choke on crab.
Better than drowning in Natty Bo, Hon!
Wow, what a story, May God Bless You
I was once almost eaten by an alligator.