Yes, I know it's not fashionable any more. After all, the “Heaven is for Real” movie came out a year ago. But I'm still fascinated by near death experiences. And who wouldn't be? Think about it. We've got answers for just about every aspect of science and nature. Even the vastness of the universe doesn't seem to impress us anymore.
I don't care if you're the most devout atheist. Every one of us wonders if there's a something after our bodies shut down like an old truck.
That's why I chose to use an NDE in my first (publishable) book, Now I Knew You. The NDE isn't critical to the plot, but it does change my character, as well it should. How do you glimpse the afterlife and not be changed?
So I stumbled across this article today. In what is claimed to be the largest research undertaking into NDEs ever, these scientists claim that the NDEs they've documented are real. They aren't just the imagination of a dying brain. One man reports accurately what happened in the operating room after his “departure.”
So what do you think? Are NDEs real? Have people really visited heaven and returned to talk about it? I'd love to hear your opinion.