Empirical Evidence: Researchers Finally Confirm There Is Life After Death

The mystery of death is not to be told. It is something to be experienced. We all know one thing for sure: we are all going to die one day. And when we do die, we may not get the opportunity to come back and explain our experience.

Many religions believe in life after death. It is said the soul goes out of the body to live a new life in the spiritual realm. A wicked person is sent to hell to be tormented by a blazing fire, while a righteous person is sent to heaven to live an eternal and joyful life.

However, scientists believe that this religious interpretation of death is just a mythology. Some researchers have therefore devoted themselves to unravelling this mystery. The starting point: establish that there is some sort of life after death.

At the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, researchers have confirmed in a new study that there is indeed life after death. The study has been published in the online journal Resuscitation.

The study is said to be the largest ever medical study into near-death and out-of-body experiences. The study revealed that some awareness may continue even after the brain has shut down completely. A human being is pronounced clinically dead if the heart stops beating and the brain shuts down. The condition can also be called cardiac arrest.

According to the researchers, they spent four years examining more than 2,000 people who suffered cardiac arrests at 15 hospitals in the United Kingdom, the United States and Austria. They found that nearly 40 percent of people who survived their resuscitation, described some kind of awareness during the time when they were clinically dead.

Of the 2,060 cardiac arrest patients studied, 330 survived and of 140 surveyed, 39 percent said they had experienced some kind of awareness while being resuscitated. Although many of them could not recall specific details, some themes emerged. One in five said they had felt an unusual sense of peacefulness, while nearly one third said time had slowed down or speeded up.

Some recalled seeing a bright light; a golden flash or the Sun shining. Others recounted feelings of fear, drowning or being dragged through deep water. 13 percent said they had felt separated from their bodies, and the same number said their senses had been heightened.

A 57-year-old man from Southampton, who was pronounced dead for three minutes, said he left his body entirely, watching his resuscitation from the corner of the room. He was able to accurately recount the actions of the nursing staff and the sound of the machines used in his resuscitation process.

Lead researcher of the study, Dr Sam Parnia said the study accurately revealed that people experience some awareness after death.

Dr Parnia was quoted as saying: “We know the brain can’t function when the heart has stopped beating. But in this case, conscious awareness appears to have continued for up to three minutes into the period when the heart wasn’t beating, even though the brain typically shuts down within 20-30 seconds after the heart has stopped. The man described everything that had happened in the room, but importantly, he heard two bleeps from a machine that makes a noise at three minute intervals. So we could time how long the experience lasted for. He seemed very credible and everything that he said had happened to him had actually happened.”

Dr Parnia also added that many more people may have experiences when they are close to death, but the drugs or sedatives used in the process of resuscitation may stop them remembering.

“Estimates have suggested that millions of people have had vivid experiences in relation to death but the scientific evidence has been ambiguous at best. Many people have assumed that these were hallucinations or illusions but they do seem to corresponded to actual events. And a higher proportion of people may have vivid death experiences, but do not recall them due to the effects of brain injury or sedative drugs on memory circuits. These experiences warrant further investigation,” Dr Parnia said.

Commenting on the study, the editor-in-chief of the journal Resuscitation, Dr Jerry Nolan said Dr Parnia and his colleagues are to be congratulated on the completion of a fascinating study that will open the door to more extensive research into what happens when we die.

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  1. Hello. I am a theosophy student. I developed the ability to leave my body at will but of course I can’t probe it. I can’t tell I saw something cause I still haven’t mastered the ability to handle fear, which is what makes me go back into my body. However I can assure you that the spirit does exist and it is a matter of time to tell this is so.

    Gabriel from Argentina

  2. i know i have been there done that 45 years ago. i had a car accident . Fractured my femur in two places & had 145 stitches in my face & 45 in my right eye. Mr Ried & Mrs Clewett Price did my op. They told my parents i had died. for how long i do not know. But i got the sense of a mini judgement before i went through the windscreen . All my life to that point good or bad passed before my mind. than i had the crash with a tate & lyly Lorry.8 hours later they operated on me in Bishops Stortford. after two hospitals refused admittance although, St. Margrets offered me the last rights.. They held out no hope for me. but six months later we met at my bedside on their /doctor studies to the BSH. I seen the light felt the peace that passes all understanding……herd the all surround voice of ? & was asked what did i want to do? continue or…… that point i said who would look after my two children..& i was answered by coming back down into my body where i felt pain from every hair of my head ( Thus i know that Jesus has the hair of my head numbered as stated in the bible.. so really i guess i was given a choice…..I also was up at the corner of the ceiling looking down upon all the dr’s & nurses heads as they were working on my body…….I see it all as if it was today…. although at 70 i can’t remember what happened this morning. hahaha

  3. We call this OBE’s. Check out the phenomena on youtube. Anyone can have it without the need of getting into a accident. It’s conclusive from these OBE’s that a Spiritual dimension exists!

  4. If memory were stored in the brain, given the sensory quantities required to reconstruct a single mental picture, and using the 28 frames per second accepted rate of photographic impressions, we would max out the brain in terms of storage after a mere 3 months. This was proven in a 1930’s college-level study. So the brain simply does not work as a lifelong storage medium for our memories. Which leaves…? Some sort of non-physical realm not tied atom for atom and erg for erg to the physical world around us. Explains why modern science has stone-walled when it comes to so-called “mental sciences”…you can’t build a workable science on a faulty premise. If you’re looking for provable, workable answers, read SCIENTOLOGY, THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THOUGHT by L. Ron Hubbard.

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