A woman from Arizona who was dead for 27 minutes and was brought back to life asked for a paper to write a message about what she saw in the afterlife, after coming back from “another realm”.
In June of this year, Madie Johnson shared photos on her Instagram about her new tattoo, inspired by a note written by her aunt, Tina Hines, who suffered a cardiac arrest last year.
A note from the afterlife
“Her story is too real not to share and has given me greater confidence in a faith that often cannot be seen,” Madie wrote.
Her aunt, originally from Phoenix, was preparing to go climbing with her husband when she suddenly collapsed. “Her eyes didn’t close, and they were rolled back in her head,” Brian Hines told AZFamily at the time. “She was purple and not making any noise or breathing.”
Although her husband was able to resurrect her shortly before the paramedics arrived at the scene, the woman suffered multiple heart attacks on the way to the local hospital.
She was dead for 27 minutes.
“In total, we shocked her three times on the scene and twice on the road,” said one of the Phoenix firefighters who arrived at the scene.
“I had never defibrillated someone so many times.”
Miraculously, the mother of four woke up and immediately made a gesture for someone to get her a pen and a piece of paper and she got the strength to write down the following words: “It’s real.” When asked “what is real?” Tina responded by pointing to the sky with tears in her eyes, according to her niece.
“It was so real, the colors were so vibrant,” said the woman, referring to her vision, in which she says Jesus was standing in front of black doors and with a golden glow behind Him.
Journey to another realm
That’s the reason why Madie decided to get herself a tattoo, in order to have a “written” memory of her aunts Trip to the beyond, which seemed to “tangible to eternal hope.”
The artist who drew the tattoo, Suede Silver, shared on Facebook the photo of her work along with the accompanying story. Since then it has been shared more than 400 times and received thousands of reactions and comments from people who say they have had similar near-death experiences (NDEs).
A study researching “Near-Death Experiences” published in 2013, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that high levels of brain waves present in rats at the time of death could explain the kind of vivid experiences described by survivors.
Lead author of the study, Dr. Jimo Borjigin explained that ” A lot of people think that the brain, after clinical death, is inactive or hypoactive, with less activity than waking state. However, we have shown that this is definitely not the case.
“In fact, [the brain] is more active during the death process than in the waking state.”