2 NDEs; Vice President of IANDS, 20 Years as a California Highway Patrolman
You have to have a tough mentality to be a police officer, and Robert Bare spent more than two decades as a California Highway Patrolman, including time serving the Bay area. “I saw lots of death, and I became callous,” he says. Spirituality or religion played no role in his life.
But his Near-Death Experience shook him to his core. It occurred shortly after he boarded a plane in March, 2009. He had a massive heart attack and was deceased for approximately 45 minutes. His NDE was profiled in the TV Show I Survived… Beyond and Back, and he was a featured case study by author Debra Diamond in her book, Life After Near Death.
“Accompanied by loving beings, I gravitated toward a beautiful bright Light,” Robert recalls. “I saw some colors I had never seen before. I remember being in the presence of a Higher Power who talked to me. I had a Life Review and saw everything that I had experienced in my life.” He calls the review “the reckoning of my life… a humbling experience.”
“I could see everything in my life, but I was also in it, and I could read everyone’s mind. I realized that I could have done better, and I did not want to judge or hurt anyone anymore.” Taken to a hospital, he had a second NDE, floating above the operating room, observing what was transpiring below. This NDE included a pivotal moment: he could hear medical staff talking about him while he was unconscious. Later, the doctors verified that he had indeed heard their conversation.
“I’m a different person now,” Robert says. “Now I only want to do good in my life.”
Recently voted as Vice President of IANDS, Robert was interviewed for William Shatner’s Unexplained show on the History Channel, a panelist at the IANDS International Conference in Philadelphia this year, and he has been the topic of several research studies.