Jeff wrote on the Near Death Experience Research Foundation that he saw all of this in the milliseconds before the crash.
He wrote: “Immediately, everything was in slow motion and filled with white light.
“I could still see, but everything seemed to now be in shades of bright, white light.
“There was no fear or panic, just an awareness of what was happening.
“Not realising that I had left my body, I was very surprised to be able to see the back of my head as it hit the passenger side window and shattered the glass.
“I did not feel any pain from this and I had a sense that the being was somehow shielding me from the trauma.
Following the crash, Jeff is no longer scared of death and what might await on the other side.
However, researchers are not so convinced Jeff’s experience is necessarily proof of the afterlife, but rather a natural reaction in the brain as an individual approaches death.
Neuroscientist Christof Koch, president and chief scientist of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, believes near death experience visions are typically signs the brain is running out of oxygen or scanning itself for survival techniques.
“As a scientist, however, I operate under the hypothesis that all our thoughts, memories, precepts and experiences are an ineluctable consequence of the natural causal powers of our brain rather than of any supernatural ones.
“That premise has served science and its handmaiden, technology, extremely well over the past few centuries. Unless there is extraordinary, compelling, objective evidence to the contrary, I see no reason to abandon this assumption.
“Modern death requires irreversible loss of brain function. When the brain is starved of blood flow (ischemia) and oxygen (anoxia), the patient faints in a fraction of a minute and his or her electroencephalogram, or EEG, becomes isoelectric—in other words, flat.
“This implies that large-scale, spatially distributed electrical activity within the cortex, the outermost layer of the brain, has broken down.”
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