A person named Ione was clinically, albeit briefly, dead following complications during abdominal surgery. While her death was brief before she was resuscitated, Ione believes she saw the afterlife in an experience which lasted a perceived eternity.
While she was there, Ione believes she saw beings made of light which brought her back to the earthly realm.
Writing on the Near Death Experience Research Foundation, Ione said: “I found myself in a dark place with four Beings around a table. They wore hooded cloaks.
“The light shone out of the front of the hoods, like a glowing light. Their hands were also made of light.
“I was located at my head but just slightly under the table and out of the way.
“These Beings worked very swiftly but they were certain in what each one of them had to do.
“There was no talking between them but it was a very coordinated effort.
“They may have been communicating telepathically but I’m not sure.
“I heard a humming type of noise, but I think it was coming from the other world. I couldn’t understand any words.
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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.”