Life after death: ‘Time did not exist and it lasted FOREVER’
People have been taking to the Near Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF) to share their experiences of what life is like after death and the results are astonishing.
One person, who goes by the name of Fawn R, writes on the website that she died from an alcohol overdose.
In her experience, “sound and time did not exist” and had flashbacks of all her life in a period which seemed to go on forever but only lasted three minutes.
She wrote: “I became my thoughts and memories floating in a black void. I had no body. I could think and had memories of my life.
Time ceased to exist, according to one account
“I was completely and frighteningly alone. There was no sound and time did not exist. Snapshots of my life floated by but they had lost all their meaning to me.
“I had to let all emotional attachment go from the individual people and memories, but I had a general feeling of being incredibly sad and very much alone.
“At one point, I wondered how long I had been in the void. I could have been floating there for 1000 years or maybe it was three minutes, but it seemed to me for about a 1000 years.
“When I woke up in the morning, I didn’t just wake up. I was aware of my consciousness rushing at light speed, back into my body and I woke with a start.
“My first thought was astonishment to be alive and to have left the void. I couldn’t believe it. I was shocked and I felt terrified.”
However, some researchers state this is a normal phenomenon and not necessarily a sign that heaven is real.
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 (to life) 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.
“They can hear things and record all conversations that are going on around them.”
“Death does not have to be limited to philosophy, but it can be explored through science”
Dr Parnia says there are scientific explanations for these reaction, and says seeing people is not evidence of the afterlife, but more likely the brain just scanning itself as a survival technique.
He said thanks to modern technology and science “death does not have to be limited to philosophy and religion, but it can be explored through science.”