Near-Death Experiences (NDE)

People who are clinically dead for a short period of time experience this type of phenomena. They report a similar sequence of events in the majority of the cases reported and includes:

  • Hearing a buzzing noise.
  • Having a sense of peacefulness.
  • Leaving one’s body.
  • Traveling through a tunnel towards a bright light.
  • Meeting dead relatives, friends, and/or religious figures.
  • Seeing one’s life pass quickly before their eyes.
  • A feeling that this is a truly wonderful experience which they don’t want to end.
  • Anomalous electromagnetic effects after the experience.
  • Individuals who experience deeper NDEs no longer fear death and become more spiritual.


The interesting thing is the main core aspects of the experience seem to be similar across different cultures.


For additional information:

Near Death Experience Research Foundation 

International Association for Near Death Studies 

University of Virginia Medical School – Division of Perceptual Studies