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Daniel Ekechukwu, three day NDE.... Hoax???

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posted on Jan, 19 2003 @ 02:11 PM
I just learned about this three death of this guy. Still trying to figure out wether it's a hoax or not.

The first website gives small account of it and a a pic. But beware, most of it is christian propaganda...
The second two websites give more of an analysis...

posted on Jan, 19 2003 @ 09:35 PM
Why should it be a hoax? ... look at what even the sceptic website said...

The first question that our readers have been asking is whether there is any evidence that this is a hoax, an intentional deception on the part of the pastor, the evangelist, or any of their supporters.

From the accounts of the story, interviews with the participants, the video documentary, and even a researcher who is skeptical about the story, everybody involved is sincere in their belief about Pastor Ekechukwu's experience. The events happened spontaneously and without apparent planning or collusion.

The key question focuses on whether Ekechukwu truly died. After he stopped breathing while being transported from a hospital to a doctor's office, he was seen by two doctors, who regarded him as dead, but critics say the examinations were brief and could have overlooked minimal signs of life.

One of the doctors was interviewed in the video and said that he checked both breathing and heart activity with a stethoscope and that Ekechukwu's eyes were fixed and dilated. He signed the paperwork to send him on to the mortuary. The mortician is also interviewed in the video and says he regarded Ekechukwu as dead and ready for burial.

Initial versions of the eRumor said the mortician had embalmed the body. The video carefully avoids that topic and quotes the doctor as saying the pastor was ready to be embalmed. Leo Igwe, a Nigerian skeptic who is critical of claims of miracles says the mortician told him that he had not done anything to embalm the body. Igwe also says that he was told by physicians that if Ekechukwu had actually been dead and without embalming, there would have been evidence of that such as abdominal bloating that is not visible in pictures of his body at the time.

The mortician did, however, tell Igwe the fascinating story that the pastor's body was not "allowing" him to sleep at night and that he had heard a chorus of voices singing from the mortuary.

Apart from the question about whether Ekechukwu actually died, his is a remarkable story. He was regarded as dead, lay in a coffin in a small mortuary in his father's village for two days with wooden plugs in his nostrils, his coffin was taken to a church because of his wife's belief that he would come back to life, he woke up in the midst of people singing and praying for him, and now has the perspective of a person who has been given a second chance at life.

He also says that while he was counted as among the dead, he had an experience of being escorted by angels to both heaven and hell and being given a message to bring back to tell others. In the video, he revisits his father's village, the doctor who pronounced him dead, the mortician who tended to him, and sees the coffin in which he lay and some of the grave clothes he wore.

posted on Jan, 20 2003 @ 09:55 AM
My diagnosis: Roshomon.

The pastor believes he died. He certainly appears to have had a genuine NDE.

People believe he died. The clinical evidence support his being very near death but not actually dead. This HAS happened before (people got buried alive, too) which is one reason for the tradition of wakes in many countries.

posted on Jan, 20 2003 @ 07:36 PM
I know it could be real. But the fact is that most people in Africa are very gullible (a Nigerian skeptic says the same).
That same Nigerian skeptic went looking for the pastor for an interview, but he couldn't find him.

But there is another story of George Rodonaia who was dead for three days. So that story may support this one.

This NDE happened recently though, a little more than a year ago. Maybe further studies may spring forth...

posted on Sep, 7 2008 @ 07:34 PM

Concerning the Resurrection of Daniel Ekechukwu

By David Servant

I videotaped Dr. Anuebunwa as I interviewed him. He is a Christian man who gave me the same answers that his personal assistant had the day before to my questions about his background. He stated that during his seventeen years of practicing medicine, he had pronounced hundreds of people dead. I asked him what were the chances that Daniel was only unconscious the night he pronounced him dead. He said that there was no chance. Daniel had no heartbeat, no respiration, no pulse, and his pupils were fixed and dilated.

From there I drove to Daniel’s father’s house, taking a dirt road to the village of Amaimo, and actually arrived before Daniel and his wife, Nneka. He told me how he fell to the ground in anguish when his son’s body was brought to his home, crying out to God and asking, “Why have You punished me like this?” He told me about the mortician’s desperate request on Saturday morning for him to remove Daniel’s body from his mortuary. He told me about Nneka’s dream, and Daniel’s resurrection. He was in the room when Daniel came back to life. I asked him if he believed that Daniel would come back to life. He admitted that he only took Daniel’s body to The Grace of God Mission in Onitsha to please Daniel’s wife, because he feared she would hold it against him for the rest of his life if he didn’t.

I asked her if her two boys knew that their father had died. She said that the oldest one, a five-year old, did, and was always weeping bitterly over the loss of his father. He rode with his mother in the ambulance that took his father’s body to The Grace of God Mission, knowing that his father’s body was in the casket. Nneka said, however, that she “deceived” her younger son into thinking that his father was in Onitsha. When Daniel came back to life, his oldest son met him with laughter in the sanctuary of The Grace of God Mission.

I asked her if the Federal and State security police had literally flogged her when she insisted that they permit her husband’s body to be taken into the church. She said yes, they beat her unmercifully with wooden canes. She said that in Nigeria, they have an expression that applied to what they did to her: “They beat the hell out of me!” (I had never heard such an expression in my life.) I asked her how much time transpired between her arrival at the church and her husband’s resurrection. She estimated that it was about four hours. I have never met anyone in my life with such persistent faith.

The whole story

posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 03:35 PM
This has probably been going on since the beginning of time

It is just ONE method of many that God uses to debunk all the lies you are being told:

Nigerian Raised from the Dead - part 1

Nigerian Raised from the Dead - part 2

The Daniel Ekechukwu Reports
Concerning the Resurrection of Daniel Ekechukwu

"Dr. Rodonaia was killed by the KGB, pronounced dead, taken to the morgue for three days and returned to life during his own autopsy. Dr. Rodonaia was a psychiatric researcher who worked for the KGB and later became a dissident. He was a scientist trained in historical materialism and did not believe in God."

"George Rodonaia underwent one of the most extended cases of a near-death experience ever recorded. Pronounced dead immediately after he was hit by a car in 1976, he was left for three days in the morgue. He did not "return to life" until a doctor began to make an incision in his abdomen as part of an autopsy procedure. Prior to his NDE he worked as a neuropathologist. He was also an avowed atheist. LINK

George was a vocal Soviet dissident during the time when such a stance could get you killed. And that is exactly what happened - he was assassinated by the KGB. Because his case was highly political, an autopsy had to be performed. His corpse was stored in a freezer vault for three days until then. He revived on the autopsy table as he was being split open by the doctors, one of which was his own uncle. Of all the cases I have investigated in my 26 years of work in the field, his is the most dramatic, the longest, the most evidential, and the most soul-stirring. LINK

Monk who came back from hell


To Hell and Back


A former atheist went to hell...what he saw !

The Lazarus Phenomenon - part 1

The Lazarus Phenomenon - part 2

Emanuel Tuwagirairmana was dead for 7 days!

Emanuel Tuwagirairmana's has to be the most incredibly miraculous, bizarre and extreme of all the NDE's I have yet read, because he was said to have been dead for at least seven days! Emanuel Tuwagirairmana was born in Rwanda and had been dead for 7 days after an ethnic cleansing attack. His arm had almost been eaten off by maggots! If such is the case, then indeed it would have to have been the work of Jesus, because Emanuel definitely encountered the Christ throughout his remarkably long stay in heaven. As far as the power of the Christ Spirit is concerned, no matter how much one's body has decayed, if your mission is not finished yet, your mission is not finished yet! "GO BACK!" Remember Lazarus? LINK

Caught up into Paradise: Dr. Richard Eby (pt. 1)

Caught up into Paradise: Dr. Richard Eby (pt. 2)

edit on 1-7-2012 by Murgatroid because: I felt like it..

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