I am sure that many of you have heard stories about near-death experiences either from friends, family, television, or books. "I could see a bright light at the end of a dark tunnel" is the common claim from patients that have experienced such a thing. Other characteristics include seeing one's own life before their eyes, meeting family that one has not seen for awhile, and then "coming back into the body." You might think that these are just rare, claims such as u.f.o. sightings, but in fact about 25% of those with NDEs report they experienced their conscious outside of their bodies. The events that take place differ among people from different cultures and religions, which suggests that NDEs are constructed from personal beliefs. Scientists have come up with alternative explanations for NDEs based off of various physical traumas. Whatever your viewpoint may be, there is no denying that these experiences happen to humans, it is just a matter of what causes it that is still uncertain to this day. Here is an interesting video from ABC News where one patient of a NDE interviews a lady with a similar story. Enjoy!