Near-Death Experiences in Hospitals
Lynn K. Russell
August 3, 2017
Numerous persons in the medical profession have suggested that the near-death experience is the result of the brain breaking down, the reactions of chemicals or medications the individual has been given, or even hallucinations. It is easy to understand where they are coming from. Other than patients who are suffering from a terminal illness, anyone who dies while in a hospital is usually resuscitated within minutes. Thus, these experiences do not most often last more than a few minutes. This is not enough time for the medical profession to decide if the patient's experience is the result of the brain breaking down, medications or chemicals, or even hallucinations.
There are numerous reports of people who have had an NDE far away from hospitals or medical help. Some of these are people who have been in accidents, sudden illness, or even through violence. As incredulous as it seems, these individuals have reported being out of their bodies for several hours. More than one of them has awaken in the morgue and even in the state of rigor mortis.
Dr. Jeffery Long wrote a book, EVIDENCE OF THE AFTERLIFE: The Science of Near-Death Experiences, where he used near-death research to support his position in his book. I was the researcher for this project. Altogether I have researched 2500 NDEs. At the time of doing the research I had no intentions of writing a book on NDEs. However, I was so delighted by the wonderful information coming back that I was compelled to write, THE WONDER OF YOU: What the Near-Death Experience Tells You about Yourself, Here, I listed a number of cases of death experiences from people who returned to life and found themselves in the morgue. Nadir M, NDE # 964 awoke to find himself inside a drawer in the morgue. He reports that he was gone for 13 hours. Diane S. #3195 awoke in the morgue, paralyzed. Rosemary, a twelve-year-old girl, also awoke in the morgue in rigor mortis.
Since the time of the writing of my book, there have been a number of people who had NDEs and awoken in the morgue hours after death. To learn more on this information go online to NDERF.org and in search enter "morgue". There you will find a list of people reporting both waking in the morgue, but also in the state of rigor mortis many of whom died within a hospital.
These cases speak to the fact that reports of NDEs cannot only be the breaking down of the brain, the results of medication the patient has been given, or hallucinations. It must also be considered that they speak to a legitimate claim of a death experience where the individual has returned. It would be very beneficial to the study of the phenomenon of NDEs to have a deeper study of these cases. We are now well aware of the basic elements of NDEs and the additional knowledge of these cases would be a valuable addition to a deeper
understanding of the returned from death experience.