Following an accidental drug overdose, a person by the name of Francine clinically, albeit temporarily, died. Before she could be resuscitated, Francine believes she saw what awaits her in the afterlife – and it seems terrifying.
Francine says she was tormented by demons and had a complete review of her life.
Writing on the Near Death Experience Research Foundation, Francine said: “I was floating above the scene and watching them try to revive me. Suddenly, I was surrounded by these horrible creatures that I call ‘dark angels.’
“They were speaking in a rhyme saying ‘Out of the light and into the darkness . . . ‘ The rest of the rhyme I don’t remember.
“They tore at me and it was painful, ripping me to pieces until I was nothing. We were literally flying down the halls of the hospital and out the roof.
“Next, I was in a Hell and was flat on my back with bars pressing down on me. I could hear the cries of other souls and their anguish.
“An evil presence questioned me for what seemed like an eternity. It wanted to know what I believed spiritually and who I worshipped.
“I was very afraid a first but became defiant and challenged their right to keep me. I told them I did believe in Jesus and I didn’t think he would hurt me. Then I was suddenly out of hell.
“The next thing that happened was an in-depth review of my life. The Beings that were with me, showed me in detail each mistake I had made in my life.
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Dr Sam Parnia, director of critical care and resuscitation research at NYU Langone School of Medicine in New York City, told a recent Oz Talk: “People describe a sensation of a bright, warm, welcoming light that draws people towards it.
“They describe a sensation of experiencing their deceased relatives, almost as if they have come to welcome them. They often say that they didn’t want to come back in many cases, it is so comfortable and it is like a magnet that draws them that they don’t want to come back.
“A lot of people describe a sensation of separating from themselves and watching doctors and nurses working on them.”
Dr Parnia says there are scientific explanations for the reaction, and says seeing people is not evidence of the afterlife, but more likely the brain just scanning itself as a survival technique.