Two women who momentarily died have shared what the afterlife is really like – and one said it was so nice that she wants to go back.
Jessie Sawyer and Betty Eadie both had a brush with death after undergoing surgery and have shared their insight into life, death, and “heaven”.
One told how she met up with her best friend who had died two years before, while the other said she met Jesus Christ, God, angels and “three really ancient men”, as the Daily Star reports.
They shared their stories on America’s Inside Edition TV programme, and one of the women said it was so nice they would “quite happily die tomorrow”.
Jessie Sawyer talked about her ‘death’ experience on Inside Edition
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Betty, who is now 78, had her afterlife experience after a hysterectomy operation.
She said: “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’.”
Betty J Eadie shared her insight on a TV show
Betty said she then saw three “really ancient men” who told her she had died.
She told them that she very much wanted to see her family, so she “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.
Betty Eade claims she had an out of body experience when she ‘died’ after having a hysterectomy
“But then I was given a glimpse into their futures and saw they’d all lead good lives.”
Betty said she then returned to her hospital bed and went into a tunnel and into black space where she felt “extremely relaxed and comfortable”.
At the end of the tunnel she was met by a figure. “It was Jesus Christ,” she said. “He hugged me and said, it’s not yet your time.
Jessie Sawyer thinks she knows what the afterlife is like
“Then three women – angels – appeared and Jesus told them, show her everything she needs to know, and I was taken to the most beautiful garden I’d ever seen, like nothing I’d ever seen on Earth.
“The angels then took me around every planet and then Jesus told me I had to go back to Earth but I didn’t want to.
“Then the most beautiful man I’ve ever seen appeared and it was God and he told me I had to go back and I saw my body and went back into it.”
Betty said five years later she told her doctor about the experience and he confirmed that medically she had ‘died” for a short time.
Jessie had a near-death experience
She said the experience was so profound that she wants to go back to the other life she briefly experienced.
Mum of two Jessie told how she ‘died’ aged just 31 after being rushed into hospital with internal bleeding after a gynaecological procedure.
Now, years after the experience, Jessie said she no longer fears death. “I have no fear of dying now, I could die right now and I’d be perfectly OK with it.”
Jessie said: “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.”
Jessie Sawyer, in her hospital bed after recovering from her near death experience
Describing what her ‘death’ was like, Jessie said: “In the distance I could see a figure and I recognised 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.”
Jessie said she then saw how her death had affected 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,” she said.
Her near-death experience didn’t last very long and Jessie said she then saw herself fall back into her body, “which hurt”.
Afterwards she told doctors what had happened and they told her she probably had briefly died . “They said I was walking the line between life and death for a while,” she said.
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Dr Jeffrey Long, an oncologist who founded the Near-Death Experience Research Foundation, said the women’s accounts of death fitted with what others had told him.
“A common theme for anyone who dies for a short time is the shining light and out of body experience,” he said. “Many tell of meeting up with relatives and even pets who have died.
“Yet all of this is impossible because when you die you your brain dies, so this is difficult to explain.”