An oncologist based in Kentucky has concluded that there is life after death. This was decided after they had studied almost 5,000 NDEs (Near-Death Experiences) over 37 years. Dr. Jeffrey Long began his quest after reading about people who had experienced NDEs while trying to find research materials for treating cancer patients at a library. That article described how a man had died and returned to life, conflicting with what he had been taught: someone was either alive or dead. He became so obsessed with his fascination that when his residency was over, he founded the Near-Death Experience Research Foundation, and since then, has collected thousands of NDE cases. This is how Dr. Long concluded that there is, in fact, life after death.
“I’m a medical doctor. I’ve read brain research and considered every possible explanation for NDEs,” Dr. Long said in Insider Magazine. “The bottom line is that none of them hold water. There isn’t even a remotely plausible physical explanation for this phenomenon.”
“These experiences may sound cliché: the bright light, the tunnel, the loved ones. But over twenty-five years of studying NDEs, I’ve come to believe that these descriptions have become cultural tropes because they’re true,” Dr. Long said. “I even worked with a group of children under five who had NDEs. They reported the same experiences that adults did—and at that age, you’re unlikely to have heard about bright lights or tunnels after you die.”
Among the cases Dr. Long has studied over the years, he noticed similarities enough to call it a pattern. He stated that 45% of people who have experienced an NDE mention having an out-of-body experience, which he describes as ‘their consciousness separating from their physical body, usually hovering above.’
In one case, a woman lost consciousness while on horseback, and even though her body was lying on the trail, she could follow the horse back to the stall via her consciousness. She could even accurately describe what happened and where.
“In the face of overwhelming evidence, I’ve come to believe there’s certainly an afterlife,” Dr. Jeffrey Long said. He also added that his studies have made him a more compassionate and caring doctor.