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One of the strange and baffling aspects of the near death experience (NDE) phenomenon is the so-called ‘veridical’ NDE: that is, an account of the experiencer that seems to contain details that they should not have had access to during their flirtation with death, which they often claim to have ‘observed’ from a vantage point outside their body (during an out-of-body experience, or OBE). The most famous of these is perhaps the NDE of singer Pam Reynolds which occurred during her brain surgery, in which she described things happening in the operating theatre while she was at death’s door.

Now, in an interview on YouTube, pioneering cardiac surgeon Dr. Lloyd Rudy has mentioned NDEs that his patients have told him about, including one that seems to also offer strong evidence of perception from beyond the body:

If these sorts of cases interest you, a handy reference for further research is Janice Miner Holden’s article “Veridical Perception in Near-Death Experiences”, which can be found in The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences.

(h/t to Michael Prescott’s blog)