After a near-death experience, a woman claims she felt a “overwhelming peace.”
A WOMAN who died for a short period of time has detailed her afterlife experiences, claiming she was floating through a “blue void” while being accompanied by an overwhelming presence.
What occurs after we die is undoubtedly science’s greatest unsolved mystery. Those who believe in the hereafter are certain it exists, while those who do not believe in it are certain death is the final step before nothingness. We are forced to rely on anecdotal reports from those who have had a close call with death because there is no genuine evidence either way.
Whitney, a woman who died as a result of pneumonia complications, is one of these people.
Whitney claimed that during her near-death experience, she entered an unending vacuum where she felt nothing but calm.
On the Near Death Experience Research Foundation, Whitney detailed her perceived view of the afterlife.
“All of a sudden, I was drifting,” she explained. While moving into a quiet blue nothingness, I was sleeping blissfully on my back, surrounded by a faint blue glow.
“Despite the fact that I couldn’t see anyone, I wasn’t alone. We were all linked in some way.
“I felt at ease and a sense of belonging. I was safe and sound at home.
“I also felt joy, acceptance, and the knowledge that I was loved and that others cared for me simply for being myself.
“To be welcomed or prove myself here, I didn’t have to be, do, or say anything.”
Whitney awoke in her body unexpectedly, but she now believes she has seen the afterlife.
Researchers, on the other hand, are less convinced, claiming that experiences like Whitney’s are the result of an increase in brain activity.
After clinically inducing cardiac arrest in rats and observing their brain activity, researchers from the University of Michigan came at this result.
In the last 30 seconds of the mice’ lives, they discovered a massive increase in brain activity.
“This work, undertaken in animals, is the first dealing with what happens to the neurophysiological condition of the dying brain,” Jimo Borjigin, PhD, assistant professor of molecular and integrative physiology and associate professor of neurology, said.
“We reasoned that if near-death experiences are caused by brain activity, then neural correlates of consciousness should be detectable in humans and animals long after cerebral blood flow has stopped.”