Woman Who 'Died' For 27 Minutes Survives, Then Scribbles 'It's Real' On Seeing Heaven

Woman Who 'Died' For 27 Minutes Survives, Then Scribbles 'It's Real' On Seeing Heaven

After Tina Hines was resuscitated, she claimed to have seen black gates and Jesus standing in front of them, with a bright yellow glow behind him.

The concept of birth, death, and what happens once our time on Earth comes to an end has been the foundation of religion. It has also been the subject of debate for philosophers for centuries. Different schools of thought and religion have varying opinions of what the afterlife holds. The Hindus and Buddhists generally believe in karmic reincarnation while Abrahamic religions believe in the dichotomy of heaven and hell. No one knows what the truth is and we can only keep speculating based on near-death experiences without coming up with anything solid. But what about people who have 'died' and 'come back to life'? 



People, who flatline and are revived, are technically brought back from death. What happened when they were dead? More often than not they do not remember. But this lady who 'died' for 27 minutes remembers what she saw and it's out of this world, according to a report on AZ Family. Tina Hines says that she saw heaven when she died for almost half an hour. After she was resuscitated, her first instinct was to write down "It's Real" stating that heaven was in fact real. "It was so real, the colors were so vibrant," said Hines told the publication. She says she saw black gates and Jesus standing in front of them, with a bright yellow glow behind him.



It all happened when Hines and her husband were headed for a morning hike one fine spring morning when she suddenly dropped to the floor. "Her eyes didn’t close, and they were rolled back in her head. She was purple and not making any noise or breathing," her husband, Brian Hines said. Before the incident, Hines led what one would consider a healthy life. She worked out regularly and ate healthy food. Brian said that when his wife's heart stopped beating and it just did not make sense. He was quick to react and managed to revive her using CPR. But unfortunately, she went into cardiac arrest again. Paramedics arrived and brought her back to life, only to watch her heart stop again. She had to be resuscitated a total of five times during which time she says she saw heaven.



When she was saved successfully, she motioned for a notepad and scribbled on it an almost illegible, "It's real" and pointed to the sky. "We ended up shocking her three times on scene and two en route," said one Phoenix firefighter. "I’ve never shocked anyone five times." A few weeks later, Hines was discharged from hospital and tearfully thanked the 911 operator, firefighters, and paramedics who helped save her life. "It’s one of those calls that none of us will ever forget," said another rescuer. "I was a witness to a miracle is the way I look at it." She now lives with a defibrillator and pacemaker to prevent future heart failure.



But did Tina Hines actually see heaven? There have been numerous similar claims but there have also been extensive studies that have an explanation for the same. Dr. Jimo Borjigin, of the University of Michigan, who headed one such study told BBC, "A lot of people thought that the brain after clinical death was inactive or hypoactive, with less activity than the waking state, and we show that is definitely not the case. If anything, it is much more active during the dying process than even the waking state." This is referred to as the brain's "last hurrah", according to Dr. Jason Braithwaite, of the University of Birmingham, who said, "This is a very neat demonstration of an idea that's been around for a long time: that under certain unfamiliar and confusing circumstances - like near-death - the brain becomes overstimulated and hyperexcited."

It is this "surge of electrical activity in the brain" that is responsible for seeing and experiencing such vivid visions of an "afterlife." As a Christian, her brain during its heightened activity projected images of a Christian heaven, probably based on what she saw and heard. But Hines' niece was so moved by her aunt's experience that she even got her aunt's scribbles about "confirming" the existence of heaven tattooed on her wrist. 


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