One of the consistent mysteries that always seems to be cropping up is what happens to us after we die.
While many religions promise to know the fate of our souls in excruciating detail, science tends to lean more toward an absence of consciousness.
But now, one man has shared a shocking video of his ‘final moments.’
“The thought of dying terrifies me I hate it, life’s so good,” one wrote.
“Must have been a really painful way to go. I’m really glad he was rescued,” one commenter shared.
A man was forced to confront his own mortality.
And even shared it on a video for the world to see.
Death is inevitable.
We all know that we’re definitely going to die one day — and the mystery of what happens afterward is pretty scary to consider.
Which makes many of us curious!
Many look at those who’ve had near-death experiences to help us try to understand what happens when we cease to exist in the accepted sense of the word.
Is there life after death?
The idea that the essence of our personhood exists outside of our physical forms would suggest that, after death, there’s some form of continuation.
NDEs have classic signs.
There are many tropes concerning near-death experiences that have permeated our culture, like walking towards a tunnel of light.
There’s a theological aspect.
While there are a few differences between what major religions tend to think, there is an idea of an afterlife as a reward that permeates western beliefs.
But it isn’t all pleasant…
Because, if there’s a Heaven, then, by rights, there should also be a Hell — and that’s a pretty frightening concept.
There is an alternative …
Because, if there’s no Heaven or Hell, and no soul, then where does that leave us after we die?
If all there is is total oblivion, that’s pretty terrifying.
Not to mention, difficult to comprehend!
Many scientists claim that near-death experiences are a result of brain activities that go on after the heart stops beating.
Chemicals released can provide feelings of euphoria and even hallucinations, which could provide a more logical explanation.
It’s a real mystery.
And since we likely won’t actually find out until we die, it’s probably going to stay that way.
Or so we thought — until a viral post came to our attention…
One scientific study offered a clue about what happens to our consciousness after death.
Because this involved an actual, real-life recording!
It was taken from the exact moment someone died.
The study was published in the Frontiers in Ageing Neuroscience.
And it revolved around a recording taken from the brain of an 87-year-old man who suffered from epilepsy.
It was actually an electroencephalogram (EEG), to give you the full name.
In an EEG, small sensors are attached to the scalp.
These help to monitor different electric signals within the brain.
And in this particular one, they recorded the brain of a man 15 minutes after he passed one.
They recorded gamma oscillations.
These waves can represent memory, so may add credence to the claim that your whole life flashes before your eyes.
“Through generating oscillations involved in memory retrieval, the brain may be playing a last recall of important life events just before we die.
“Similar to the ones reported in near-death experiences,” said Dr. Ajmal Zemmar.
These findings aren’t just interesting, but may pay ethical concerns.
“These findings challenge our understanding of when exactly life ends and generate important subsequent questions, such as those related to the timing of organ donation.”
However, the recording does just represent the experience of one patient…
And so we can’t totally take them as universally true.
The researchers also pointed out that the individual they studied had epilepsy.
And so any findings may be as a result of his preexisting condition.
“Something we may learn from this research is …
“Although our loved ones have their eyes closed and are ready to leave us to rest, their brains may be replaying some of the nicest moments they experienced in their lives,” Dr. Zemmar added.
Now, that’s a reassuring thought.
Recently, a priest has also offered quite a different perspective about the afterlife!
Taking to TikTok, Gerald Johnson claimed he had visited hell back in 2016.
He said: “My spirit left my physical body and I thought that I was going upwards, because I thought I had done so much good in this lifetime and helped so many people and basically made decisions that were godly decisions.
“As opposed to going up I went down. There was a section in hell where music was playing and it was the same music that you hear on the Earth, but as opposed to entertainers singing it, demons were singing it.”
And one of the songs he heard was “Umbrella,” by Rihanna.
“It was some of the same lyrics that we hear here, I knew that on Earth a lot of the lyrics and the music and the songs are inspired by demons.
“Every lyric to every song is there to torment you as to the fact you didn’t worship god through music while you were on the Earth.”
A different woman has revealed what happened to her when she actually momentarily died.
Tine Hines, who suffered a cardiac arrest back in 2018, died for 27 minutes.
Her husband initially tried to resuscitate her, but was unsuccessful, and she died.
On her way to the hospital, Tina was revived six times by medics, effectively dying for 27 minutes in total.
She also died on the operating table, but was eventually resuscitated.
And once she came back, she immediately asked for a pen and paper, and scrawled down “It’s real.”
“It was so real, the colours were so vibrant,” Tina told AZfamily.com
She also believes that she saw a figure that could have been Jesus.
Her niece was so amazed at the message, she even ended up getting it tattooed on herself.
Take a look right here.
And now, another man has shared his ‘final moments’ with the internet.
Jacob Childs captured the moment he was left behind on a diving expedition, which he thought would be the end of his life.
As the boat leaves him behind, he says: “So that’s it. The sun goes down they won’t do nothing. That’s a wrap on old Jakey.”
He told ABC News: “We started to descend down the line. One person was up the top, so I went to swap hands and I missed the rope … so I surfaced alongside the boat.”
“There was no tagline out the back for me to grab on to … by the time the skipper had thrown it out I was already past it.”
Childs continued to the Express: “It’s a long time to spend by yourself, and it’s a long swim back to shore.”
“There’s nothing to judge where you are. All the waves look the same and there’s no land to try and gage yourself against.”
“I think they picked me up eight miles from where we were diving.”
“I was nice and warm in my wetsuit … I wasn’t overly tired as I was floating.”
“I just wanted a drink of water and a cup of tea.”
The rescue officer Sergeant Rob Jorna said: “He knew what to do, and his level-headedness at the time, and he didn’t panic and he did all the right things, and activated his safety equipment which alerted the air observer.”
You can see the video here …