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Near-death patients do see afterlife

by JENNY HOPE, Daily Mail

"Doctors claim to have found the first scientific evidence that patients have experiences of an afterlife when they are clinically dead.

One in ten heart attack patients experienced emotions, visions and lucid thoughts when they had been unconscious with no pulse and no breathing activity, say the researchers.

The study is believed to be the first to ensure that the patients who reported a near-death experience (NDE) were clinically dead before being resuscitated.

The findings also contradict the notion that lack of oxygen is responsible for NDEs. Those who had the most compelling experiences had the best reserves of oxygen. Debate has raged for more than a century

over whether the sense of entering another world, feelings of peace and a light at the end of a tunnel are evidence of an afterlife, or simply hallucinations.

The latest study, by Southampton University researchers, suggests the mind may continue to exist after the brain has ceased to function and the body is clinically dead."

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