Over the last year or so I’ve spent a lot of time looking into near death experiences. As a Christian it piques my curiosity when people die and claim to see the other side. Initially when I started thinking about the subject I was skeptical. However, I think there are a few stories that make me believe otherwise and here they are.
3. Vicki Noratuk
Vicki is a phenomenal case because she was born blind. She has never seen anything; not a single thing. Not light, not dark, nothing. Yet, when she died in her early 20’s she had serious car accident with a drunk driver and died in the hospital. Like others described, she found herself floating above her body. The most remarkable thing was that she could see. It was actually a shock to her since she had never seen anything before.
If that isn’t cool enough, it turns out that this was her 2nd NDE. Her first was when she was 12 and came down with appendicitis. However, at 12 she was too young to process the experience and dismissed it as a dream or just a strange experience.
2. Pam Reynolds
At the age of 35, Pam had a near-death experience (NDE) during a brain operation performed by Robert F. Spetzler at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. Her NDE is one of the most widely documented in near-death studies because of the circumstances under which it happened. Reynolds was under close medical monitoring during the operation. During the NDE portion of the operation she had no brain activity and no blood flowing to her brain, which rendered her clinically dead. She claimed to have made several observations during the procedure which later medical personnel reported to be accurate.
1. Tracy Morgan
No you did not read this wrong. The famous comedian, Tracy Morgan, who was in a coma for two weeks in 2014, claims to have crossed over to the other side. This is remarkable for many reasons. First, Tracy was not part of any religion and his filthy comedy performances would have got him kicked out of most churches. Yet, when he died he claims to have seen and heard God.
The interesting thing about Tracy is that he has no reason to make up an NDE story. He isn’t selling books and he is already famous. He has nothing to gain from making this claim. This leads me to believe that whatever happened to him, it was authentic.
But after surviving something like that, I’m probably never going to feel normal. I went to the other side. This is not something I’m making up. Do you know what God said to me? He said, “Your room ain’t ready. I still got something for you to do.” (Tracy Morgan, 2015 interview with Complex.com)