He died after losing too much blood during an operation – but was brought back. Under the username “monitormonkey”, he described what life after death was like on Reddit. “I woke up in what looked like space but there weren’t any stars or light,” he wrote.
“I wasn’t floating so to speak, I was just there.
“I wasn’t hot or cold, hungry or tired – just a peaceful neutral kind of thing.
“I knew there was light and love somewhere nearby but I had no urge or need to go to it right away.
NDEs have led some people to believe that there is such a thing as life after death.
However, a University of Cork professor suggests a more scientific reason for the phenomenon.
Writing in the Irish Times, Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry William Reville argued that NDEs probably reflect the activity of the dying brain as oxygen levels fall and carbon dioxide levels rise.