What happens to us when we die? It is a question that has puzzled humanity’s finest minds as they humans have had them – and has been the subject of many important scientific studies recently.
now one reddit thread posed the question specifically for those who have been medically dead and then revived, and have received hundreds of responses.
Although the veracity of the answers is to be taken with a small pinch of salt, a large survey on the subject essentially amounts to the number of answers being divided into three categories.
There are people who felt nothing; those who had experience of light and some interaction with another person/creature; And those who felt they could see what was happening while they were “dead” and not able to do anything.
The first group closely matches the answers from a single Redditor who officially died twice and recently invited questions on the subject from other users.
The latter group, meanwhile, seems to agree with the work of Dr. Sam Parnia, who looked at cardiac arrest patients and found that about 40 percent described some form of “awareness” when they were medically were apparently dead.
Here’s a taste of the responses from some Reddit users—who have yet to come to a consensus on the subject:
“I was having an angiogram, looking at the screen and talking to the doctor. The alarms went off and everyone panicked. My world became soft and hazy and everything went black. The next thing I remember was my Eyes wide open and hearing a Dr say “we took him back”. It was really a peaceful feeling more than anything“
“I collapsed during a class presentation one day. All breathing and circulation stopped. I felt like I was falling down an endless hole, while my peers were crying out for help. I was revived And I still have no memory of the time before and after my death“
“Over heroin, EMT said my heart stopped. Didn’t see anything, like sleeping without a dream“
“I fell into a work meeting in February 2014 and had no pulse or heart rhythm for about five minutes. My The last memory was about an hour before the incident, and my next memory was two days later., when I came out of a medically induced coma.”
“I flatlined for about 40 seconds. It was Like falling asleep without dreaming, not being aware of yourself“
“Pure, perfect, uninterrupted sleep, no dreams”“
“I remember a little bit of an ambulance ride, but not with my body. It was seriously the weirdest thing I had ever experienced. It may have been a dream, but I saw my own unconscious body, completely flattened, in the ambulance. I remember the EMT who was with me in the ambulance (who I hadn’t seen before I died) had green hair and I can’t remember his name, but when I regained consciousness about three days later I asked him.
“I stood in front of a huge wall of light. It stretched up, down, left and right as far as I could see. Like putting your eyes 6″ out of a fluorescent lightbulb. The next memory I have is waking up in the hospital.”
“I was standing somewhere. There was a fog around me, and I saw my best friend (the time I was fighting and he stopped talking to me) coming out of the mist. He told me I can’t go now, that I have to keep trying, and if I promised not to give up, he would see me back on earth. I agreed without a word, and I was immediately pushed (in?) into my body.”
“I see a vivid “flashback” of myself in the ambulance being taken to the hospital and I stand in the ambulance looking at myself / Others in the ambulance.”
“I don’t remember the feeling of swimming when I coded, but I was able to remember in detail the things that happened when I was ‘dead’ on the other side of the room. No white lights, no dead relatives, no one telling me to go back, but I was definitely able to see things that were no way visible where my body was. I remember speaking up and getting angry because no one answered me. My mother told me ‘You didn’t say anything, you are dead’.”
“I haven’t seen anything. Black, long blank, but it seemed to me that everything was fine and nothing was wrong. Imagine what a pre-existence feels like, it is very similar to a post-existence.”
[This article was originally published in October 2015]
Credit: www.independent.co.uk /