That is, incredibly eerie. A glitch perhaps.
All I can relate to in that is the calm. There have been a few times in life where I thought "this is it", and in each case there was no fear. Detachment, almost amusement. "Hmm, so this is how I die ..
I've felt protection at times. To me that is the closest I come to your wonderful experience.
Who was that man? It is hard to think he was not involved in what seems miraculous.