More recent afterlife theories suggest that life might continue in another dimension or plane of existence—perhaps even on another planet. There is no definitive proof, of course, that life after death exists.
There are also countless reports in which the recently departed have appeared briefly to family members and friends to tell them that they are well and happy in another world. The stories related by people who have gone through a " near-death experience " or NDE are intriguing. It's estimated between 9 and 18 percent of people who come close to dying claim to have had a near-death experience.
Although mainstream science suggests that these experiences are the result of certain brain activity under extreme stress or hallucinations brought on by drugs or medication, many believe these experiences are real and should not be dismissed. If they are real, they may hold the only clues we have as to what the hereafter might be like. Descriptions of the afterlife are often of an unimaginably beautiful land of color, light, and music. The place is described by those who have experienced it as one where they felt "totally known, totally accepted and loved," and that it made them feel safe and happy.
The dimensions of this place are perceived as "timeless and spaceless. Arthur E.
Yensen described his distance vision during his NDE in P. The landscape observed during an NDE is usually described as garden-like. Throughout these recounted experiences, the elements of color and sound are prevalent.
Sound is described as "beautiful," "invigorating" and "harmonic. For those who have near-death experiences, many meet up with departed friends, family members, and even pets who are waiting eagerly for them and convey a sense of familiarity and comfort.
Pam Reynolds, who had an enormous aneurysm at the base of her brain and underwent surgery during which she was clinically dead for an hour, described seeing figures in a light, including her grandmother:. Apparently, some folks don't just lie around on clouds all day in the afterlife.
Their experiences are more of post-life learning school in which they receive a higher education in personal growth and awareness. George Ritchie, who's NDE occurred in an army hospital when he was 20, described the place he visited as appearing like "a well-planned university.
Obviously, those who experience NDE get sent back to the land of the living, or they wouldn't be around to tell us their stories. The idea that "it is not your time" is a very common explanation for why a near-death experience was not of the permanent variety. Amazingly, she was able to recall her experience and began relating it when she learned to talk.
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She described encountering an indistinct figure surrounded by and emanating light:. Not all NDEs are beautiful and joyful.
Sometimes, they can be a nightmare. Don Brubaker suffered a heart attack and was clinically dead for 45 minutes. Illusion or reality?
Is there a life beyond this one? Unfortunately, there's really only one way to know for certain. Whether it's heaven, hell, reincarnation or another destination altogether, it's clear that humans want to believe—and perhaps even need to believe—in life after death. Mysteries Ghosts Haunted Places. It was very vast, as opposed to small and confining, and was anywhere from a thousand feet to a thousand miles wide.
A man immerses himself in an ice hole in the Sea of Japan during celebrations for Russian Orthodox Epiphany in Vladivostok. Back on earth, his younger sister was screaming out his name, hoping that Gary could be revived — a scream which he says he and his friend heard in Heaven.
They noticed life signs, they rushed me to the hospital to stabilise me. Dr Gary Wood was years-old when he and his sister were involved in a serious car crash. Dr Wood then claims that he ascended to Heaven. He then claims to have been given a tour of Heaven by his friend.