After Studying 5,000 Near-Death Experiences, Doctor Is Convinced There Is An Afterlife

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A doctor who has studied more than 5,000 near-death experiences says he believes “without a doubt” that there is life after death.

Dr. Jeffrey Long, the founder of the Near-Death Experience Research Foundation, began studying near-death experiences (NDE) and whether there is an afterlife while completing his medical residency over 30 years ago.

Long, in a recent article for Insider, defines a near-death experience as “someone who is either comatose or clinically dead, without a heartbeat, having a lucid experience where they see, hear, feel emotions, and interact with other beings.”

He says that after studying thousands of NDEs he “saw a consistent pattern of events emerging in a predictable order.”

“About 45% of people who have an NDE report an out-of-body experience. When this happens, their consciousness separates from their physical body, usually hovering above the body. The person can see and hear what’s happening around them, which usually includes frantic attempts to revive them,” Dr. Long explained in the essay.

“After the out-of-body experience, people say they’re transported into another realm,” he continued. “Many pass through a tunnel and experience a bright light. Then, they’re greeted by deceased loved ones, including pets, who are in the prime of their lives. Most people report an overwhelming sense of love and peace. They feel like this other realm is their real home.”

All that being said, Dr. Long did add that still hasn’t “found any scientific explanation for these experiences.”

“I’m a medical doctor. I’ve read brain research and considered every possible explanation for NDEs,” he wrote. “The bottom line is that none of them hold water. There isn’t even a remotely plausible physical explanation for this phenomenon.”

What he is sure of, is that there is life after death.

“I made opinions based on evidence and came into this as a skeptic,” Dr. Long wrote. “But in the face of overwhelming evidence, I’ve come to believe there’s certainly an afterlife.”

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