People have always wanted to know if something awaits them after die. The answer to this question was given by a person who experienced the afterlife.
The Reddit user got all philosophical, not to say nihilistic, telling the social media site what it is like to be dead.
A man who goes by the screen-name r00tdude has been clinically dead and revived… twice.
His first ‘death’ came as a result of a motorcycle accident where he died for two minutes because his “body shut down from the pain and physical damages on my body. No pulse, no breathing and no consciousness”, he wrote on Reddit.
His second, he said was because “I was in agonising pain after surgery so I received loads of pain killers. The pain, coupled with an immense amount of pain killers, caused my pulse to drop to around 10bpm and my respiratory system shut down.”
On the experience of being dead, he chillingly wrote: “It was just black emptiness. No thoughts, no consciousness, nothing.
“Both times I was just ‘not there’. It was just all black. I would describe it as when you take a nap. A short nap with no dream, you wake up and it feels like you’ve been sleeping a long time, when in reality it’s only been about 15 minutes.
“The only reason I know is because the doctors were obligated to share the information with me.”
However, he was quizzed on whether it was “just black” or if he has experienced a memory lapse.
But he responded with certainty: “It was definitely not just a gap. Much like a dreamless nap, you don’t just wake up and feel like time just jumped ahead.
“You know that you’ve been asleep for a while. At the same time, you can’t really remember experiencing anything at all, unless you had a dream.
“So yes and no. I experienced something, and that something was nothing.”
He argues that people who talk of near-death experiences where they may encounter a higher power are still conscious in some way.
R00tdude wrote: “I think that in their cases, their minds were still active. What they experienced was just a sort of dream.