A doctor who “died” for 30 minutes after a kayaking accident claims that she was led to heaven by mysterious beings.
Netflix’s latest series, Surviving Death, is investigating people who have survived near death experiences to see what they claim happens in the short period they “die”.Throughout the episodes, the series delves into reincarnation and paranormal phenomenon.
In one particular episode, Dr Mary Neal, from New York, claims that she was met by mysterious beings when she was involved in a kayaking accident in 1999 in Chile.
The now 62-year-old explained how she became trapped underwater when kayaking and for 24 minutes was submerged in water. In this period, her brain was starved of oxygen.
The mum of four told The Sun: “I was not breathing. My torso was absolutely plastered to the front deck of the boat and I could feel my bones breaking.
“I thought, ‘I should be screaming’ but I wasn’t. I felt no pain, no fear, no panic. I felt more alive than I’ve ever felt.
“I could feel my spirit peeling away from my body, and my spirit went up towards the heavens. I was immediately greeted by a group of… somethings. I don’t know what to call them. People? Spirits? Beings?
“I didn’t recognise any of them, but they had been important in my life somehow, like a grandparent who died before I was born.
“They were so overjoyed to welcome me and greet me and love me.”
She claims that these ‘beings’ led her down a pathway which was filled with flowers that were “every colour of the universe”.
The doctor described the experience as a “shift in time and dimension”.
She said: “I experienced all of eternity in every second and every second expanded into all of eternity.
“The pathway went to this great dome structure and I believe I was in heaven. I had an overwhelming sense of being home.”
For 15 minutes, Neal’s group tried to rescue her before then switching into ‘body recovery mode’.
She explained: “One of the guys saw my life jacket pop up downstream and thought that maybe my husband would want it.
“As he got that he felt my body touch his leg and was able to reach under the water and grab my wrist.
“My body was bloated and purple and I had fixed eyes. There’s no doubt in my own mind that I was physically dead, but I watched from the entrance to the dome structure as they started CPR and I could still hear them.”
Despite having been submerged underwater and starved of oxygen, Neal said that she remembers seeing the other kayakers trying to save her.
She added: “I had been without oxygen for 30 minutes and the statistical likelihood of my survival should have been zero
“I did not want to go back down to my body. I had a very physical sensation of being held and comforted and reassured that everything was fine, but the beings told me that it wasn’t my time, that I had more work to do on Earth and that I had to go back to my body.
“When I opened my eyes the guys who resuscitated me were stunned.”
Surviving Death is now available to stream on Netflix.
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