This topic has been raised before on at least one occasion. But anyway … I’ll start by repeating more or less what I said last time.
I make the claim that on the night my father died, he appeared in my room. I started by announcing “How the hell did you get in here?!” which he didn’t answer but apologised for his years of deliberate cruelty. We talked and argued for what appeared to be a few minutes of our time, and then he disappeared. But just before he disappeared he gave this truly horrific scream, and it was obvious something was coming for him.
I still remember some of what we said, and in particular I remember the scream. And I don’t remember dreams. In any case during the proceedings I cried out at one stage “What is this? A dream or something?” to which he had a slightly bemused expression on his face, and said “No, it’s not a dream. I died tonight.”
He also said “It wasn’t easy for me either, you know, and I never had a chance to see anything like this!”
But it wasn’t a Near Death Experience (NDE). He was dead, full stop.
But as a sideline to this, at one time I was debating NDE’s with atheists on a Google Group, and getting nowhere. So I prayed to meet someone who’d had an NDE. Within two or three days I picked up a passenger from a nursing / retirement home (a bloke about my age - I was driving a cab part time) who claimed he’d had an NDE. He said he was technically dead for about ten minutes following an operation to remove his stomach due to cancer.
He said he could still hear everything eg. “Well, he’s gone. I suppose I’d better go and tell the registrar.” Then he could hear them chatting. But apparently his body shook, and he heard “Hang on, he just shook! Maybe we’d better try again!”
And they brought him around. He said you should have seen the doctors’ faces when they came to visit him later.
What got to me though was that he happened to go to the same school in the same year as the oldest son of the same uncle who came to tell me my father had died, some four days after his death as his body wasn’t found for that time.
That’s my story.