Archive 2018

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IANDS meeting for Friday, January 26th

Katie Buhler was our speaker for January 26, 2018. In September 2015, Katie had a procedure done and while being put under anesthesia, she had an “Out of Body” experience. When she woke up she remembered it all and husband was able to capture her talking about her experience on video.  She will be sharing some of it with us.

One of the most transformational parts of the message she received was that we only have one chance to live and most people are playing it too safe. She was told people need to follow their heart and live their dreams so that they don’t go to their death bed with any regrets. Katie’s life is completely different now as she listens to her own heart.

Katie’s greatest fear was, and still is public speaking, but she no longer lets this fear stop from living her life’s purpose.  Her message will inspire others to face their greatest fears, follow their own hearts, and live their purpose in this life!

Today I faced my biggest fear by sharing my “Out of body experience.” I hope it helps you to follow your heart & push through your fears. I was told in my experience that “you only have one chance to live, that’s it, one chance and right now your just being safe!” This is me not playing safe anymore, enjoy!

When the music plays, please stop & link here for the music to hear the whole song, my message won’t be the same without it.

1-I won’t let go, Rascal Flatts,

2-This is my fight song, Rachel Platten,

3-Tell your heart to beat again, Danny Gokey-(fast forward him talking),

Click here to watch my video,


IANDS meeting for Friday, February 23rd

Russell Ricks will be our speaker for February 23, 2018.  Russell Ricks is a professional artist by his chosen profession and recently published author of the book RememberBetween the late summer and early fall of 1966, Russell had an Out of Body experience triggered by the trauma he suffered from abusive treatment outside of his loving home environment. Little did Russell know at the time, the real cause of his peer troubles was due to a neurological birth defect, Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum, resulting in being severely socially delayed.

When school bullying became more than he could bear after an abusive first year in school, Russell, began searching for a way to put an end to his suffering. As a frightened eight year old boy, he couldn’t bear the thought of returning to school and asked his Heavenly Father for permission to be taken to heaven. Instead, he was given a miraculous Out of Body experience with life beyond the veil. He describes being held and comforted in the loving arms of the Savior and given a promise upon his return to mortality that he would often feel the Savior’s love and companionship throughout his life. This promise would provide the comfort he needed to get through his many life’s challenges.

Russell plans to share the details of how that event shaped his life. He also will share a few “beyond coincidence” examples illustrating how the Savior keeps His promises. Russell’s fascinating story will remind you that no matter how hard life can get, our Savior is always there for us.


IANDS Meeting for Friday March 23rd

Friday, March 23rd, our IANDS meeting was a presentation by Martin Tanner, our local IANDS Chair.  Martin’s insightful and inquisitive mind has had a fascination with NDEs spanning many decades.  His most recent project is a compilation of videos of well-known celebrities and other interesting people who have had NDEs including interviews with the following:

1.  Hollywood celebrities who have had near-death experiences, Sharon Stone, Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Seymour and others.

2.  Blind people who could see during their near-death experiences like Vicki Noratuk.

3.  Near-death experiences in children, with explanations of why people describe near-death experiences in such different ways.

4.  Near-death experiences impossible to explain away, particularly that of Pam Reynolds who had a NDE during brain surgery, when her brain-waves were flat, her heart had been stopped, she had no respiration and could not hear.

5.  Near-death experiences in ancient literature.

Q&A session will follow the presentation.

IANDS Meeting for Friday April 27th

We are pleased to announce that our speaker for our May 27th meeting will be Howard Storm.  Howard Storm’s unique and wonderful story is a special treat. Howard died in France after developing a hole in his lower intestine. His story has a hellish beginning and ends in heaven. He is sent back with a good deal of knowledge about our relationship to God. His recovery leads him into the ministry, a huge change from his life as an atheist before his experience.

In heaven Howard asked God every question he could think of asking, and Howard is a deep thinker. After what seemed to him to be about a year, he was told he needed to return to earth and came back with the promise that he could connect with heaven from time to time.

IANDS meeting for Friday, May 25th

Brad Johnson will be our speaker for May 25, 2018.  Before near-death experiences had been investigated by Raymond Moody, Brad was a teenager who, after a party, swallowed 10 pills from his grandfather’s medicine chest. Shortly after he heard a whooshing sound just before his body fell to the ground leaving his spirit in darkness. In the distance he saw a spiraling tunnel of light and wondered whether this was a drug trip and was told “no”. He then felt loving arms surround him and asked who held him and was told “God” although at the time he was agnostic or atheistic. He had wonderful experiences before another whoosh put him back into his physical frame.

Brad spoke with Gary Burton, a coworker who had a NDE as a result of a medical procedure.

IANDS meeting for Friday, June 22nd

Kerry Oman will be our speaker for June 22, 2018. Kerry Oman is a voracious learner having earned 4 degrees in early Western American History from BYU and SMU. Kerry has been a professor at the University of Utah and has also taught classes at BYU and SMU.  He is now a successful realtor in Utah County. Married to his sweetheart Dianne for 25 years, they have four children and their relationship is stronger than ever after Kerry’s two brushes with death.

In spectacular shape at the age of 41, Kerry survived a heart attack nicknamed ‘the widowmaker’. He will share the circumstances leading up to it, his dying words, and how the experience changed his perspective. After recovering fully from this traumatic event, cancer was diagnosed and Kerry once again battled for his life. Come hear the fascinating details that have changed the way Kerry looks at life and perceives his experiences.


IANDS meeting for Friday, July 27

Barbara Bartolome, leader of the Santa Barbara IANDS group, will be our speaker Friday, July 27, 2018.

At 31, Barbara went to the hospital for a myelogram, a diagnostic imaging procedure that involves injecting iodine dye into the base of a patient’s neck. The dye accidentally went into her brain and within moments, she was unconscious and flat-lining. “I literally went from inside my body, and when I shut my eyes… the next second I was up on the ceiling looking down at the entire room,” she recalled. What she then saw and heard will be the subject of the NDE she will be sharing with us on Friday. Here experience has been shared in an NDE documentary as well as on the Today Show, as it provides compelling evidence, that “We are not Human Beings having a Spiritual Experience. We are Spiritual Beings having a Human Experience.”

Barbara feels her Life Purpose involves telling her NDE story and helping people to understand what NDEs teach us all about death and consciousness… and about living our life, as well!  Barbara is retired from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She was named an Unsung Heroine at UC Santa Barbara for her volunteer work, both on campus and in her community. Join us as Barbara relates some of her amazing life experiences and tells us how finally assimilating her NDE story into her life has altered it in beautiful and amazing ways!

Please join us this Friday, July 27 at 7 PM to hear the captivating story of surviving not one, but two near death experiences. We meet in the Salt Lake City County Commission hearing room in the north building of the County Government Center located at 2001 South State, SLC. We meet the fourth Friday of each month except December. Bring/invite friends as meetings are free of charge.

IANDS meeting for Friday, August 24th

We are pleased to announce the Robert Tremblay will be our speaker for August 24, 2018. Robert, born and raised in Vermont, has had many career paths: Army medic, chief of police, missing persons investigator, finance professional, a trainer for automotive industry sales management and finance professionals and motivational speaker.  After his NDE he became a lobbyist, a team skills instructor and lastly best-selling author of Twenty-Seconds: A True Account of Survival and Hope.

Robert died and passed beyond the veil. He was told he had important work to do and was sent back to a hopelessly damaged body that shouldn’t have survived. Robert spent the next seven years battling multiple diseases and surgeries in a fight for his life including a journey through Hospice. But he never did it alone. Twenty-Seconds details the real reason the author survived and continues to survive every day with barely an immune system. It’s a testament to our magnificence as human beings.

For more information see here.


IANDS meeting for Friday, September 28th

IANDS of Utah is pleased to announce our speaker for September is Melvin Morse, MD, who will be speaking on Near-Death Experiences in Children and Current Research on Near-Death Experiences Dr, Morse is the New York Times best-selling author of several books, including Closer to the Light and  Transformed by the Light.

Dr. Morse has appeared on the Opra Winfrey TV ShowLarry King Live Radio ShowUnsolved Mysteries TV ShowBBC Documentary on Near-Death Experiences and a PBS Documentary on Near-Death Experiences.  This will be an outstanding presentation.  Please feel free to invite anyone else who may wish to attend.  We will have extra seating for this event.  But come early for best seats.

IANDS meeting for Friday, October 26th

We are pleased to announce that Lula Grace was our speaker for October 26, 2018. At 4 years of age Lula Brink and her sister begged her father for permission to wade in a canal while their family was out on a picnic. She and her sister lost their footing and were soon floating into another world. After a time they were told to return and saw that someone began pounding on their chests to bring them back to life. Since that time Lula has experienced the world in a different way. She will share some of her experiences and insights with us this coming Friday.

Lula’s book is out now. Writing from my Heart: Stories of a Lifetime is available on Amazon.

For those who are interested, Lula’s email address is She will have a book out on Amazon sometime soon and the link will be posted here.

IANDS meeting for Friday, November 23rd

We are pleased to announce our speaker for our November 23rd IANDS meeting will be Ted Whiting.  In 1981 Ted Whiting had exploratory surgery on his back due to complications from a motorcycle accident.  Originally scheduled for two hours, it took five hours and Ted died on the operating table.

After passing he met his father who he had only seen a few times in his life.  His father told him he shouldn’t be there. Ted’s father explained his future and pushed him back towards this life with Ted ending back up in his body, in great pain.

Eight years later, in 1989 Ted was on top of a truck fixing an air-horn.  He slipped and fell onto the concrete floor which knocked him out and seriously damaged Ted’s sinuses. After that his sinuses would not drain properly causing Ted to develop a serious sinus infection. As Ted was wheeled in on a stretcher to St Marks the pain was so severe that Ted finally gave up and died.  On the other side, Ted saw his aunt who told him, “You’re not supposed to be here. You have to go back. You have things to do you haven’t done yet.” Like with his father, Ted’s aunt pushed him back and Ted woke up in his body.

Ted will share insights from his two NDEs gained before his relatives sent him back to our world.