A WOMAN who died briefly was taken “to the centre of the universe through a vortex” where she believes she met God.
The lady who gave her name only as Bridget said she saw the other side after a life ending car accident.
Paramedics arrived just in time to resuscitate her, but during the few minutes she was dead Bridget claims she was taken to another worldly realm where she met a higher power.
Bridget describes that when she was on the brink of death, she looked up and saw a vortex open up.
Writing for the Near Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF) she said: “There was a hole in the sky surrounded by clouds and lightning like plasma.
“Within the hole were stars but, not the stars we see outside our atmosphere at night rather, it was the centre of the universe.
“Just outside the hole were light orbs going in and out of the hole, they were different brightnesses, colours, and shapes.”
At this point, Bridget believes she met God, who happened to be one of the “light orbs”.
Alongside God there appeared to be another light which Bridget perceived to be Jesus, the “guardian of our planet”.
Both God and Jesus taught her everything there is to know about the universe by taking her to the beginning of time.
Bridget continued: “I was not raised religious nor was I baptised. I could be wrong but it felt like what people call Christ.
“It was not the Christ we see in paintings or pictures. It was not the Christ we hear about from evangelicals. It was not America’s Christ nor any other representation of Christ I have come across.
“This was a being so pure, so benevolent, and so non-judgmental I could barely comprehend the level of compassion this being possessed in the small yet brilliant light that it was.
“I was given the source of knowledge into the top of my head. It was like a giant stream and when my head was stuck inside of it, I could see from the beginning of the beginning of the beginning of everything and nothing.
“I saw the entirety of the universe from its big bang to big stop to big bang and to big stop; I had the memory of the universe.
“I understood cosmology, biology, spiritualism, consciousness, being, non-being, physics, mathematics, I knew everything there is to know and un-know.”
Suddenly, Bridget was brought back to Earth with a thump as the paramedics resuscitated her.
However, Bridget’s experience is not unique.
Many survivors of NDE also claim to have seen God or a heavenly realm.
Scientists attribute this to the brain rapidly scanning itself for survival techniques, and perhaps as a last resort, subconsciously hallucinating a higher power.
Dr Sam Parnia, director of critical care and resuscitation research at NYU Langone School of Medicine in New York City, told Oz Talk: “People describe a sensation of a bright, warm, welcoming light that draws people towards it.
“They describe a sensation of experiencing their deceased relatives, almost as if they have come to welcome them. They often say that they didn’t want to come back in many cases, it is so comfortable and it is like a magnet that draws them that they don’t want to come back.
“A lot of people describe a sensation of separating from themselves and watching doctors and nurses working on them.”
Dr Parnia says there are scientific explanations for the reaction, and says seeing people is not evidence of the afterlife, but more likely the brain just scanning itself as a survival technique.
He said thanks to modern technology and science “death does not have to be limited to philosophy and religion, but it can be explored through science”.
“They can hear things and record all conversations that are going on around them.”