Whether there is life after death remains to be seen, but one man believes he now has the truth. Writing on the Near Death Experience Research Foundation, a person named Darrell claims he saw the afterlife after suffering cardiac arrest.
Darrell said he was flatlining for 12 minutes before doctors could resuscitate him, but to Darrell it felt like an eternity.
While under, Darrell says he believes he met the creator of the Universe.
But this being was not a human form, instead, it appeared in just the form of the colour blue.
The man wrote: “My wife sitting beside the left side of my bed. A beautiful blue, shimmering light appeared in between us.
“The blue light communicated with me a profound and powerful sense of love.
“I quickly ascertained that I was in the presence of the creator of the Universe and in the presence of the holy spirit.
“Initially, I thought it might be God himself, but then realised that God is a person not a blue, shimmering light.
“After a few minutes, the whole scene just dissipated.”
Darrell woke up in the hospital 17 days later, but that one memory stands out clearly.
Since the experience, Darrell said he has vowed to “serve the Lord the rest of my life”.
However, researchers are not so sure experiences such as Darrell’s are necessarily a sign of the afterlife or God.
Researchers from the University of Michigan clinically induced cardiac arrest in rats while simultaneously monitoring their brain activity.
They were stunned to discover brain activity surged in the final 30 seconds of their life.
Jimo Borjigin, PhD, associate professor of molecular and integrative physiology and associate professor of neurology, said: “This study, performed in animals, is the first dealing with what happens to the neurophysiological state of the dying brain.
“We reasoned that if near-death experience stems from brain activity, neural correlates of consciousness should be identifiable in humans or animals even after the cessation of cerebral blood flow.”
Essentially, if the brain is more active, one might have vivid visions, leading them to believe they had seen the afterlife.
Dr Borjigin added: “The prediction that we would find some signs of conscious activity in the brain during cardiac arrest was confirmed with the data.”
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