Following complications while giving birth to her son, a woman named Mabel clinically died – which is the cessation of the heart or breathing. During her brief brush with death, Mabel believes she saw the afterlife and had a glimpse of what is to come. Mabel said that he soul left her body and went through a tunnel to a heavenly realm.
While there, she believes she met Jesus, and is now convinced of his existence.
However, Mabel said that it was God who had the final decision on whether she would stay in heaven.
Mabel said on the Near Death Experience Research Foundation: “As unusual as it is, my soul left my body and I flew through space in a tunnel with lights streaking on each side (my soul left my feet and proceeded upward through my head and out).
“I flew thousands of miles per second and felt protected from evil and harm by the colourful lights.
“At the end of the tunnel was a light, which was Jesus’ robe. Suddenly, I was standing in the valley of the shadow of death with a small stream of water running at my feet.
“On the other side, facing me was Jesus! His hands were held out to me; his face expressed love.
“His message to me (although His lips did not move) was ‘I love you and forgive you your sins and I will wait with you until God decides whether you are to go home now or later.’
“I was so happy and at peace. God’s will and mine were the same.”
“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.”