Death is inevitable. No matter what we do in our lives we all end up in those caskets. But this does not stop us from wondering about what happens to us when we die. Is there an afterlife? Do we reincarnate? Or do we simply vanish from this world? This guy, under the name Luongscrim, might be able to provide an explanation.
On July 3, 2017, Luongscrim experienced a cardiac arrest and was declared “clinically dead” for a good 10 minutes. Surprisingly, he came back from the dead. One question will quickly pop up upon hearing this story: what did he encounter during the time he was dead? Recently, he shared his experience at Reddit, an American social news aggregation. In his thread, Luongscrim explained that he simply saw nothingness.
|A corpse / Photo by: Alisha Vargas via Flickr|
According to an article by Unilad, a British Internet media company and website owned by LADbible Group, Luongscrim said that he didn’t see any God(s), spirit(s), memories, deceased loved ones, thoughts, and not even blackness. “To say I experienced nothingness is an understatement because it’s like it didn’t even happen. I was conscious one moment and the next I wasn’t. Then I was conscious again,” he said. He just felt like several hours have passed without him being aware of it.
Luongscrim likened his experience to a scene being cut from a film because he felt so disconnected. Although this might prove that there is no such thing as life after death, he said that he’s still open to the possibility of believing in an afterlife. “I believe that maybe I just wasn’t ready to experience or see the “afterlife.” Or maybe that human brains are incapable of comprehending and experiencing what “comes next,” he said.
After his experience, Luongscrim said that his perceptions of life, love, death, and himself have changed. Every day, he makes sure to value what’s important in life. He learned to value and appreciate life more now.
|Doctors performing a surgery / Photo by: Getty Images via Unilad|