Does life after death exist? The answer could be found in the reports of people who have had near death experiences (NDEs). An NDE is a brief suspension of functionality that occurs when someone is “clinically dead” (loses their heartbeat) but is successfully resuscitated. After clinical death, the brain can remain active for a few seconds or even a few minutes. Those who survive clinical death recount their memories of different experiences after death. They often report out-of-body experiences, seeing a light, being greeted by dead relatives, and even what is possibly life after death.
Some people who have survived clinical death claim that they watched their limp bodies on a table below or floated to a nearby room. Some report visiting nurses’ stations, hallways and waiting rooms. After they are resuscitated, they detail events and conversations outside of their immediate surroundings with accuracy—much to everyone’s astonishment.