A person by the name of Erica temporarily died following an accidental overdose of medication. Erica was only clinically dead – which is the cessation of breathing or the beat of the heart – for a brief moment, but she claims she saw what awaits us when we die.
Erica said that God and Jesus Christ were sat on thrones in a “pure white” room who judged whether or not it was her time.
While Erica claims she was sent back to Earth, she is now convinced that the afterlife and God and Jesus are real.
She wrote on the Near Death Experience Research Foundation: “I left the room and was travelling down a tunnel with a bright light.
“As I went further up the tunnel, the light got bigger and brighter. Then I was in the throne room of God. Jesus Christ was seated next to God.
“The throne room was pure white. Then I stood there in absolute awe at the beauty of Jesus.
“Jesus was wearing a white robe with a purple sash and had flames in his eyes.
“His golden crown had many bright jewels in it. The jewels were purple, green, and red.
“I looked back at Jesus and his sash. Then the sash turned red. I was looking into His eyes. I saw forever in them: He was so beautiful.
“As a scientist, however, I operate under the hypothesis that all our thoughts, memories, precepts and experiences are an ineluctable consequence of the natural causal powers of our brain rather than of any supernatural ones.
“That premise has served science and its handmaiden, technology, extremely well over the past few centuries.
“Unless there is extraordinary, compelling, objective evidence to the contrary, I see no reason to abandon this assumption.
“Modern death requires irreversible loss of brain function. When the brain is starved of blood flow (ischemia) and oxygen (anoxia), the patient faints in a fraction of a minute and his or her electroencephalogram, or EEG, becomes isoelectric—in other words, flat.
“This implies that large-scale, spatially distributed electrical activity within the cortex, the outermost layer of the brain, has broken down.”