The majority of scientists believe there is no afterlife or God, but many people who have temporarily died will tell you otherwise. Near death experiences are often associated with visions of a higher power, and a woman named Jennifer has now told of her experience with the afterlife.
Heavily pregnant Jennifer collapsed suddenly one day, leading to visions of the afterlife.
She wrote on the Near Death Experience Research Foundation that she quickly lost association with reality, and saw a heavenly realm.
In this realm, Jennifer believes she encountered Jesus Christ, who told her to return to her body.
Jennifer said: “I found myself walking through a tunnel of light.
“The tunnel opened out to a garden where I could hear children laughing and playing.
“I never actually got to the garden. All I could see was a bright white expanse, but I knew the children were there and that is where I wanted to go.
“I don’t recall if I actually saw the man or just knew of his presence.
“A man, who I have always believed to be Jesus Christ, came to me in the tunnel and told me that I couldn’t go where the children were.
They were stunned to discover brain activity surged in the final 30 seconds of their life.
Jimo Borjigin, PhD, associate professor of molecular and integrative physiology and associate professor of neurology, said: “This study, performed in animals, is the first dealing with what happens to the neurophysiological state of the dying brain.
“We reasoned that if near-death experience stems from brain activity, neural correlates of consciousness should be identifiable in humans or animals even after the cessation of cerebral blood flow.”
Essentially, if the brain is more active, one might have vivid visions, leading them to believe they had seen the afterlife.
Dr Borjigin added: “The prediction that we would find some signs of conscious activity in the brain during cardiac arrest was confirmed with the data.”