Tina Hines from Phoenix, Arizona, is a woman who went into cardiac arrest in February 2018 as she and her husband Brian were getting ready to go on a hike.
The woman collapsed and her husband was giving her CPR twice before paramedics arrived and took over.
Reportedly, the woman received a CPR a further six times by medics, which means that she was effectively out of this world for 27 minutes.
She was intubated when they arrived at hospital, but she miraculously awoke.
She gestured for a pen and paper as soon as she was awake and wrote a truly chilling message to her family.
She wrote that “it’s real”, and when asked what was real, she nodded upwards.
She told AZfamily.com that it was very real, and the colors were very vibrant.
Tina says that she saw a figure she believes was Jesus, standing by some bright, glowing gates.
Her experience, known as NDE, is not that rare. However, most people have no memory of the period during which they were technically not alive, and only 10 to 20% have some sort of visual or sensory episodes during the time, according to studies.
Scientists have been getting closer and closer to finding out the truth of what happens during the so-called NDEs, although they seem so mystical.
A study conducted on rats by Researchers at the University of Michigan showed that a surge of activity in the brain just before one loses their life is higher than the most waking, conscious state.
Dr. Jimo Bojigin, the leader of the study, said that a lot of people thought that the brain was inactive or hypoactive after NDE, and they showed that that’s definitely not the case.
If anything, the brain is much more active during the process of going away than even the waking state.
The study showed that a sharp increase in high-frequency brainwaves was measured in the nine rats that were monitored in the 30-second period after the animal’s hearts had stopped beating.
The pulses are one of the neuronal features that are thought to underpin consciousness in humans, and Dr. Jason Braithwaite of the University of Birmingham says that it was likely that the sudden surge of energy in the brain caused all sorts of “striking” visions and colors, as well as emotions and feelings.
Tina and her family believe, however, that the message is clear, and that heaven is all so real.