FANS of “Monty Python’s Spamalot” will remember the scene where Lancelot tries to give Robin the body of a man who keeps saying and singing he’s “not dead yet.”
That should be the motto of a woman in England who claims she’s had over 1,000 near-death experiences in her lifetime and is still alive and still having them.
Beverley Gilmour lives (so far) in St. Annes, is 49 and says she’s been having a near-death experience (NDE) three times a month since 1987. By near-death experience, she means that she lies down, goes into a trance, feels her heart stop, leaves her body, sees her body and hears everything that’s going on around her. The NDE can last up to four hours before she returns back to her body feeling sore, stiff and sometimes so exhausted that she stays in bed for four more days.
“I was terrified at first, because I didn’t know what was happening. I asked a friend about it because I was quite panicky and she said it sounded like a near death experience. I started researching it and I am now in the process of writing a book, as I’ve been writing down my experiences for years.”
Beverley’s experiences may be related to her constant headaches and the large number of medications she takes, including heart tablets, blood tablets and sleeping tablets. Because the NDE can come at any time, she can’t work and is cared for by her two sons.
What do her doctors think?
“In the beginning, when I first went to see doctors about it, it was terrible -- they just thought it was mental illness. So I became reluctant to talk about it … One doctor witnessed the after-affects of me coming around, he was so scared he ran out the room!”
Beverley is hoping that her book will help her find a cure or at least a better doctor as well as convince others suffering from recurrent NDEs to come forward before it’s just a DE.
At least she’s not writing a book about what heaven is like. MU