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originally posted by: Vector99
I personally think we are energy, therefore we can't be created nor destroyed. Once we die we become something else, whether we know it or not...well do you remember being inside a star at one point in time?
That train of thought would mean that every single person who has died (and been brought back) or been near death would have reported some sort of experience.
originally posted by: blupblup
Literally nobody "knows"...
originally posted by: denybedoomed
I can't tell you the answers, no one else can either.
originally posted by: joemoe
The true answer is no one really knows.
originally posted by: OpenEars123
Infinite black silence, you won't know a thing.
Ritchie's NDE is in a class of its own. You will find his experience to be one of the most profound NDEs ever documented. His NDE is also one of the most important cases of "NDE veridical perception" which are NDE out-of-body observations later verified by third-parties. During his NDE, Ritchie traveled out of his body for a distance of thousands of miles where he observed detailed events later verified to be true.
Dr. George Ritchie's Near-Death Experience
I know of several reports by patients in my practice, and I have spoken to neurosurgeons who have had patients with experiences that can be confirmed. Indeed, about 20 percent of NDE's are corroborated, which means that there are independent ways of checking about the veracity of the experience. The patients knew of things that they could not have known except by extraordinary perception -- such as describing details of surgery that they watched while their heart was stopped, etc.