Sunday, April 27, 2014

Anomalous Characteristics of Near-death Experiences

Below is a list of anomalies that occur during near-death experiences. None of the materialist attempts to explain these and other NDE anomalies can actually explain them, and ESP or veridical perceptions that occur during an NDE are best explained as out-of-the-body consciousness.

Anomalous Characteristics of Near-death Experiences

  1. Enhanced consciousness such as realer-than-real detail, 360 degree vision, and colors not seen before.

  2. Blind people see during NDEs. (Hogan)

  3. Memories of NDEs are more detailed than normal memories.

  4. Visions of deceased people, sometimes deceased people the experiencer had never met or seen pictures of. (Hogan)

  5. A life review where the experiencer feels how he affected other people from their point of view.

  6. Veridical (verifiable) perceptions where the experiencer perceived something when their brain was not functioning, and or perceived something that they could not have perceived with their normal senses even if they were conscious.

  7. NDEs have been experienced by people not close to death.

  8. "Lucid consciousness, well-structured thought processes, and clear reasoning" (Beauregard), calmness and tranquility (, when their medical condition should cause confusion and amnesia, disorientation and fear.

  9. Spiritual transformation.

  10. NDEs involve a subjectively conscious experience while the experiencer is objectively unconscious. Hallucinations almost always occur when the subject is awake and conscious. (

  11. NDEs occur more often during flat EEGs and not during abnormal EEGs. (Hogan)

  12. "NDEs are remarkably consistent across virtually all experiencers regardless of age, nationality, religious background, and all other demographics", including atheists. (Hogan)

  13. "Many parts of the brain must be coherent for lucid experiences to occur yet NDEs occur when there is no EEG activity." (Hogan)

  14. NDErs experience "heightened awareness, attention, and memory at a time when consciousness and memory formation are not expected to be functioning" and "only confusional and paranoid thinking... should occur" (Hogan)

  15. "In some cases, a third party has observed visionary figures seen by the experiencers" (Tymn)

  16. Healthy people attending the dying sometimes share in the NDE. (Facco and Christian)

  17. Because of the way the brain is wired, it cannot produce an NDE. (Alexander)

  18. Many NDEs occur during anesthesia when the patient should be unconscious. (Long)

  19. "The most important objection to the adequacy of all ... reductionistic hypotheses is that mental clarity, vivid sensory imagery, a clear memory of the experience, and a conviction that the experience seemed more real than ordinary consciousness are the norm for NDEs. They occur even in conditions of drastically altered cerebral physiology under which the production theory would deem consciousness impossible. (Greyson)
  1. Chapter 2 in "Your Eternal Self by R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D.
  2. Debunking the NDE Debunkers by Michael Tymn (Summary of the above chapter.)
  3. Irreducible Mind and the NDE Michael Prescott discusses chapter 6 of the book "Irreducible Mind" by Edward F. Kelly, Emily Williams Kelly, et al.
  4. Near-death experiences between science and prejudice by Enrico Facco and Christian. (2012) Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 6:209. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00209
  5. Near death, explained Near death, explained By Mario Beauregard at, Saturday, Apr 21, 2012
  6. Cosmological Implications of Near-Death Experiences by Bruce Greyson, Journal of Cosmology, 2011, Vol. 14.
  7. Scientific theories of the near-death experience at
  8. Dr. Eben Alexander, neurosurgeon, near-death experiencer.
  9. NDE Researcher Dr. Jeffrey Long M.D. Refutes Materialist explanations for Near-death Experiences.

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