Two women who died briefly have revealed what the ‘afterlife’ is really like, and one of them said the experience was so nice that she wants to go back.
The women, Jessie Sawyer and Betty Eadie, shared their stories on America’s Inside Edition TV programme.
Bettie, who is now 78, said she died after undergoing a hysterectomy operation and met Jesus Christ, angels and “three ancient men”.
“I was in the recovery room and suddenly felt every drop of blood had drained from my body and then this sensation of my spirit coming out of body at tremendous speed. I looked down and saw my body lying on the bed.
“I knew I had died and thought, ‘oh my God, I’m dead’.”
She said she saw three “really ancient men” who told her she had died. She then told them she wanted to see her family for the last time, and “flew” out the window and went to her house.
“My husband was sitting in the armchair and I stood next to him, I was concerned because he didn’t know I had died, nor had my children, and I was worried for all of them.
“But then I was given a glimpse into their futures and saw they’d all lead good lives,” She added.
After receiving this assurance, she returned back to her hospital bed and went into a tunnel and into a black space where she felt ‘extremely relaxed and comfortable’.
At the end of the tunnel, she said she was met by a figure whom she said was Jesus Christ.
“He hugged me and said, it’s not yet your time.” She said the experience was so profound that she wants to go back to the afterlife.
The second woman, Jessie, a mother of two, speaking on her own afterlife experience, said she died at 31 after being rushed to the hospital with internal bleeding after a gynaecological procedure.
She said the experience has eliminated her fear of death and she is totally fine with dying now.
“I have no fear of dying now, I could die right now and I’d be perfectly OK with it.
“If you’d have told me 10 years ago I would have a near-death experience I wouldn’t have believed you, I don’t even believe in God.”
Describing what her death was like, Jessie said:
“In the distance I could see a figure and I recognized it as one of my best friends who had died two years before.
“I also saw a bright light and that’s when I realised this is death, this is my death.”
She also saw how her death would affect her husband and two children.
“I was shown how my death would impact my family – that my two children, although grief-stricken, would grow up and have good lives.”
According to her, it all happened quickly and before long, she saw herself fall back into her body which “hurt”.
She said she told the doctors what she saw on the other side, and they told her she probably died briefly.
“They said I was walking the line between life and death for a while,” she said.