Near death researcher describes 'afterlife'
April 9th, 2013
08:53 AM ET

Near death researcher describes 'afterlife'

You're about to go to "heaven" and live to tell about it. And your story will become the subject of scientific research.

It's the perfect day. You're strolling down a sidewalk, listening to an ensemble of bird songs, soaking up a balmy breeze fragranced with fresh spring flowers, and gazing up at a cloudless sky of pure azure.

Pleasantly distracted, you step off the sidewalk into the street. Brakes screech; horns blare; people shriek in horror. You snap back to reality ... just as the truck hits you.

You fly for yards like a rag doll; you land hard. You're numb all over and fading fast. It's all over; you know it. Your life flashes before you like an epic movie. The End.

You leave your body and look down at it. People are bending over it. Someone is sobbing uncontrollably. As the ambulance rushes up, a blinding light surges above you. It beckons you softly.

You follow it through a tunnel to a place much more vividly real and spectacular than the banner Sunday afternoon you just left behind. You are sure you have arrived in the hereafter.

Weeks later, you wake up to the steady beeps of an EKG monitor next to your hospital bed.

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  1. Jaimie

    It is the first part of the journey your soul takes should it continue its path.

    May 3, 2013 at 12:26 pm |
  2. rlindsl

    I am an NDE survivor and my NDE experience very similar to an opiate experience. Specifically there was a cessation of the awareness of time, and a complex dream state devolving into a white light singularity. Emotionally – very pleasant. I assume that the same neural functions are at work.

    I attribute "religious" and "afterlife" type discussion as being primarily rooted in the fear of death and inability of people to accept their own mortality. My counter to both afterlife and religious assurances thereof is to ask, where were you before you were born? No one knows or cares, people don't fear pre-birth and are not motivated to make up or believe a backstory for that happenstance.

    April 18, 2013 at 7:16 pm |
  3. Zipwizard

    Science is Getting closer all the time to proving other realms exist. String Theory says Quantum Reality is actually an 11-12 dimensional universe.

    The New Age theory is: Our spirit is merely peering into the bottom 4. The higher dimensions are beyond conventional space-time. In those higher realms, you can travel through time or be whatever you want.

    Your brain is a quantum computer or your head would fry to a crisp from the heat generated. Therefore, your mind still has 8 dimensions it exists in at death. And you have the option of returning to Earth in the mind of a fetus, through reincarnation.

    April 17, 2013 at 10:13 am |
  4. vikingwoman

    I think many of these scenarios are a glimpse into the hereafter! The people who come back from near death, have probably had some sort of divine intervention to help them survive! We can call it God or the power of the universe, to which threads we are bound! Nevertheless, there is something beyond our scope of understanding! It gives me hope!!

    April 15, 2013 at 6:02 pm |


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