Howard Storm (born October 26, 1946, in Flushing, New York) is a former atheist and art professor and chairman of the art department at the Northern Kentucky University, best known as the author of the book My Descent Into Death about his near-death experience (NDE). According to Nancy Evans Bush, a near-death researcher specializing in “distressing” near-death experiences, Storm’s NDE is the best known of contemporary distressing NDE accounts. Storm’s account has been termed probably the most complete description among NDE accounts of evil spirits in another world. Storm’s NDE has been cited frequently in near-death studies literature both before his book was published and afterward. The book was originally published in 2000 and, after being noticed by author Anne Rice and supported by her, was acquired by Doubleday and re-published as a hardback book in 2005. Storm has told his story to numerous audiences and appeared on NBC’s Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, 48 Hours, Discovery Channel and Coast to Coast AM. Storm was affected so deeply by his near-death experience that he resigned from Northern Kentucky University and became a United Church of Christ minister.
He experienced death in June '85. This 1998 documentary on him is a true story. His book, "My Descent into Death," published in 2000, relates his story in further detail, including answers to some of life's greatest questions, such as the existence of extraterrestrials.