Dr Eben Alexander spent seven days in a coma. When he finally woke up, he told an extraordinary tale of what he experienced while he was sleeping.His incredible story taps into the age-old question, debated over thousands of years and by hundreds of cultures: is there an afterlife, and if so, what is it like?
Thousands of people – among them Melbourne woman Carmel Bell, who spoke to Sunday Night – have reported similar near death experiences.
Many tell similar stories of white lights, encounters with heavenly beings, and a sense of being outside their bodies. However, none have had the scientific credibility of Dr Alexander.
During the seven days the doctors spent trying to revive him, Dr. Alexander claims that he had a near-death experience — during which he visited heaven and met God.
He says that he battled back from the brink of death, and that in the process, he was transformed with a new sense of faith, wonder and purpose — and a desire to share with people what he had seen beyond the body and beyond the Earth.