A WOMAN who believes she saw the afterlife claims to have seen a “vortex” which acted as a portal to the other side.
A severe infection of the leg which led to septicaemia caused a woman to briefly die. While the person, known as Alison, was temporarily dead, where her heart had stop beating, she believes she saw a portal to the other side. As she laid in bed, the portal apparently opened up where she says she heard a voice from the heavens.
Writing on the Near Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF), Alison said: “I heard a female voice coming from near my left shoulder. There was absolutely zero room for even a child to stand in that space.
“The voice was kindly. I opened my eyes. At what would be waist level if I’d been standing up, there was a tunnel of light.
“It looked a bit like a vortex in the middle of the space by the right side of my bed.
“It was so soft looking, like down on a baby chick. It was the softest thing I have ever seen.
“There was a sense of movement, such that if you went into the tunnel, you’d be moved up.
“There was the most wonderful sense of supernatural peace. It is hard to put into words.
“I was not at all afraid and it all seemed utterly natural. The voice said, ‘You can come if you want to, but you can never come back.’
“This voice was supernaturally kind and peaceful too. I immediately and without thinking said,’No, I must stay. My children need me.’
“I have three children who were ages 19, 17 and 15 at the time. Immediately, but gently, the voice and the vortex disappeared.”
Some researchers, however, have said these visions are a normal phenomenon and not necessarily a sign of an afterlife.
Dr Sam Parnia, director of critical care and resuscitation research at NYU Langone School of Medicine in New York City, told an 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 in many cases, it is so comfortable and it is like a magnet that draws them that they don’t want to come back.
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“A lot of people describe a sensation of separating from themselves and watching doctors and nurses working on them.”
Dr Parnia said there are scientific explanations for the 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”.
He added: “They can hear things and record all conversations that are going on around them.”