• Close to the moment of death, apparitions of deceased friends and loved ones appear to the dying to beckon them to the other side. They are very common and are surprisingly similar across people of different cultures and religious beliefs.
• These hallucinating visions are reported in the history, irrespective of the person's belief in an afterlife. They may serve as proof of life after death.
• Sir William Barrett, Professor of Physics at the Royal College of Science in Dublin. (Death Bed Visions 1926)
• Dr Karlis Osis of the American Society for Psychical Research. (At the Hour of Death 1977) contains fascinating accounts on this subject;
• Some of the people having these experiences do not seem to be hallucinating or to be in an altered state of consciousness; they appear to be quite aware of their real surroundings and conditions.
This spiritual phenomena does not establish any special relationship of the near death person [NDE] to the personalities seen during this experience.