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‘I Was Dead For 4 Minutes’ (near death experience in MD)
BelAirPatch ^ | October 18, 2011 | Brad Gerick

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 it’s like to die,” he said. “I’m very respectful of death. I’m not trying to want it or have it bestowed upon me, but when it happens, I’m not going to be afraid.”

(Excerpt) Read more at belair.patch.com ...


TOPICS: US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: faithandphilosophy; nde
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1 posted on 10/19/2011 6:03:18 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

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(?!)


2 posted on 10/19/2011 6:10:10 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree

heck of a way to try and pay your mortgage ...a crab cake eating contest ...


3 posted on 10/19/2011 6:15:28 PM PDT by thestob (Vote or P. Diddy will kill you)
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To: WilliamIII

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.


4 posted on 10/19/2011 6:16:44 PM PDT by bluerose (Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm! Rush Hudson Limbaugh)
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To: WilliamIII

Sounds like he has watched a few Hellraiser films.


5 posted on 10/19/2011 6:16:54 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: WilliamIII
if you are talking about the experience you were never dead and near dead makes as much sense as near pregnant, IMO. These stories are usually interesting, I have to admit that.

Are rocks ever near alive?


6 posted on 10/19/2011 6:17:59 PM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: I see my hands

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.


7 posted on 10/19/2011 6:24:04 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: thestob

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.


8 posted on 10/19/2011 6:28:52 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: WilliamIII

He wasn’t dead. If he had died, he wouldn’t be talking about his experience now.


9 posted on 10/19/2011 6:29:18 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: I see my hands

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.


10 posted on 10/19/2011 6:29:38 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: I see my hands

> 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.


11 posted on 10/19/2011 6:32:46 PM PDT by XEHRpa
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To: I see my hands

One last bit of trivium: Walker lived about 10 miles from where the person described in this article lived.


12 posted on 10/19/2011 6:34:31 PM PDT by XEHRpa
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To: WilliamIII

We’re all “near” dead.


13 posted on 10/19/2011 6:34:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: plain talk

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.


14 posted on 10/19/2011 6:36:07 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: WilliamIII

According to the Life-Flight personnel .. I was dead for over 3 minutes and .. I never saw or felt a thing!


15 posted on 10/19/2011 6:39:24 PM PDT by freejohn ("Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference." --- Mark Twain)
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To: momtothree

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.


16 posted on 10/19/2011 6:40:48 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: momtothree

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.

http://www.neardeathsite.com/storm.php


17 posted on 10/19/2011 6:41:10 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: HerrBlucher

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.


18 posted on 10/19/2011 6:44:14 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: omega4179
Burns the part of me that longs for the flesh??? OUCH!!!! ; )

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!

19 posted on 10/19/2011 6:46:20 PM PDT by jdsteel (Cain vs. Not Able.......now that Sarah's out.)
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To: HerrBlucher

Storm was an atheist, according to the site. That’s a bit more than just temperamental and selfish.


20 posted on 10/19/2011 6:48:24 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: momtothree

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


21 posted on 10/19/2011 6:48:46 PM PDT by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: momtothree

Storm’s case is fascinating, and there are many more like it. Hell exists, and Jesus is the way out.


22 posted on 10/19/2011 6:49:45 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: plain talk

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....


23 posted on 10/19/2011 6:53:49 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: jdsteel
I am glad my Lord and Savior has a sense of humor. I know He does....after all, He created me!

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.

24 posted on 10/19/2011 6:56:17 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Revelation 911

You remember a NDE from your birth?


25 posted on 10/19/2011 6:59:53 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: jdsteel
**....after all, He created me!***

Certainly has a sense of humor, ever see a duck-billed platypus...it was created from left over parts of creation..:O)

26 posted on 10/19/2011 6:59:53 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: WilliamIII

We’ve all died countless times. Not a big deal.


27 posted on 10/19/2011 7:01:52 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: bluerose

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your Mother.


28 posted on 10/19/2011 7:03:33 PM PDT by 4integrity
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To: momtothree

If it was one of those crabcakes I had in Baltimore a few years ago this would never have happened!


29 posted on 10/19/2011 7:09:24 PM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: WilliamIII

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.


30 posted on 10/19/2011 7:09:52 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Exactly.

Hebrews 9:27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,


31 posted on 10/19/2011 7:10:27 PM PDT by DManA
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To: WilliamIII
“Then I found two talon-like claws made of iron—sharp at the edges—grabbing at my skin,” he continued. “My skin was physically being removed from my body … it was the most excruciating pain that I have ever felt in my entire life.”

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...

32 posted on 10/19/2011 7:16:27 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: plain talk
I heard about a guy who was a Christian and during a near-death experience saw and experienced nothing. In desperation, he called out to Jesus for help but got no response. That man is now a atheist.
33 posted on 10/19/2011 7:21:15 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Doe Eyes

Uh huh. Yeah right.


34 posted on 10/19/2011 7:30:22 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: thestob
heck of a way to try and pay your mortgage ...a crab cake eating contest ...

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.

35 posted on 10/19/2011 7:36:27 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: WilliamIII

Don’t forget: we’re all day-to-day.


36 posted on 10/19/2011 7:49:12 PM PDT by Zman (Liberals: denying reality since Day One.)
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To: dagogo redux

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.


37 posted on 10/19/2011 7:51:38 PM PDT by mcshot (Neither handsome nor handy but took an oath and will vote to save our Country.)
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To: WilliamIII

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 -

http://www.magisgodwiki.org/index.php/The_Human_Soul


38 posted on 10/19/2011 7:55:14 PM PDT by firerosemom (Jesus, son of God, son of Mary, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: WilliamIII

Is this about Rick Perry’s debate performance or is it about the Harry Belafonte interview?


39 posted on 10/19/2011 8:00:04 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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40 posted on 10/19/2011 8:00:34 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: WilliamIII

To quote Jim Morrison, The future’s uncertain, and the end is always near.


41 posted on 10/19/2011 8:01:21 PM PDT by JimC214
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To: WilliamIII

“....nearly choking to death at a crab cake eating contest....”

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Games that gluttons play.


42 posted on 10/19/2011 8:01:37 PM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism is Satan's handiwork.)
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To: JimC214

“He who is not busy being born is busy dying”...lyrics by Bob Dylan


43 posted on 10/19/2011 8:08:15 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: 4integrity

Thank you so much.


44 posted on 10/19/2011 8:15:19 PM PDT by bluerose (Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm! Rush Hudson Limbaugh)
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To: Revelation 911

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.


45 posted on 10/19/2011 8:19:42 PM PDT by gunner03
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

He was mostly dead.


46 posted on 10/19/2011 8:25:22 PM PDT by Defiant (We now have a Rabble-Rouser In Chief instead of a President.)
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To: thestob

No better way for a Merrylander to go than to choke on crab.
Better than drowning in Natty Bo, Hon!


47 posted on 10/19/2011 8:32:47 PM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: plain talk

Howard Storm


48 posted on 10/19/2011 8:34:44 PM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: gunner03

Wow, what a story, May God Bless You


49 posted on 10/19/2011 8:35:20 PM PDT by cmsgop ( The left always accuses the right for the sins of the left. from FReeper Just Lori, RIP)
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To: Defiant
He was mostly dead.

I was once almost eaten by an alligator.

50 posted on 10/19/2011 8:36:22 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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