Most medical experts, however, agree there are non-supernatural explanations behind NDE phenomena.
Two researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University shared their insights into NDEs in a 2018 article in The Conversation.
Neil Dagnall and Ken Drinkwater proposed NDEs are the result of hallucinations caused by a wide variety of hypothetical factors.
They wrote: “Culture and age may also influence the kind of near-death experience people have.
“For example, many Indians report meeting the Hindu king of the dead, Yamraj, while Americans often claim to have met Jesus.