LIFE after death is real, at least according to a woman who is convinced she spoke to Jesus Christ during a near-death scare.
The woman, who said her name is Linda, claims to have met the Christian Messiah days after giving birth to her second child in 1979. Due to postnatal complications, Linda suffered from postpartum infections and bleeding that made her collapse. As she drifted from consciousness, she recalls flying down a large tunnel at great speed.
Many people who went through so-called near-death experiences or NDEs have memories of leaving their bodies or flying down tunnels.
Many NDE patients also have distinct memories of seeing their deceases relatives or having their lives flash before their eyes.
In Linda’s case, she claims to have reached a light at the of the tunnel where she had a life review.
She said: “At first, I was afraid of what was happening so I closed my eyes.
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“When I opened them, I was still in the tunnel, moving faster than before and someone was with me.
“I couldn’t tell if this person was male or female. His presence felt like both.”
The figure wore a long white gown and had shoulder-length, dark hair.
Linda also remembers the figure was tall, slender and did not speak to her
She said: “He didn’t speak to me but his presence gave me courage.
“There seemed to be others in the tunnel as well. They too, were travelling toward the light.
“I could feel myself picking up speed as I approached the light.
“It was as if I was compelled to go to it as if a moth is to a flame.”
Although she did not think it at the time, Linda would later be convinced the mystery figure was Jesus.
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She then stepped into the light at the end of the tunnel and was instantly filled with love and happiness.
But before she could proceed any further into the light, she was stopped by Jesus.
Linda said: “He told me things that I cannot remember now but he told me that I would remember what we spoke about when the time was right.
“And then he said that it was not my time to be there and that I needed to return to my family.”
Linda then remembers being at home where she collapsed, as her husband tried to wake her up.
And though the story is incredible in its details, many medical experts do not believe such NDEs are genuine cases of a person visiting the afterlife.
According to the NHS, near-death experiences often seem mystical but are not true death.
The NHS said: “A more accepted definition of death is when brain stem death occurs, which is when all neural activity in the deepest brain ceases.
“While it is possible to keep the heart functioning using life support systems, a person with brain stem death has permanently lost the potential for consciousness.
“The existence of an ‘afterlife’ remains a matter of belief, not scientific proof.”