The Death Aura

On Friday, February 15 2013, Dr James McGukin of Carolina Regional Heart Centre reported a very strange phenomenon. The team had successfully resuscitated a women who just moments before, was clinically dead. She had a Near Dear Experience with all the classic elements. However, on this occasion, the lights in the resuscitation room were dimmed and Dr McGukin noticed a strange radiance, a glow, around the woman’s face. So strange was it that he turned to his colleagues to confirm that they could see it too – and they could. All six healthcare professionals were witness to the phenomenon.

Some interesting questions arise about Dr McGukin’s observation:

1. How common is it for someone to glow after resuscitation?

2. Could the normally bright lights in resuscitation areas prevent these glows being seen?

3. Is the glow only present on people who have an NDE?

4. Has anyone seen it before and not reported it for fear of ridicule?

It’s worth noting here that many scientists don’t just reject NDE and related matters; they pour scathing ridicule over it. Others don’t even accept that the mind exists at all, let alone in its own right, separate from the body. If point No. 4 above is the case, and you feared ridicule from your peers then feel free to contact me in complete confidence at I’d be very pleased to hear your story and I wouldn’t use it further without your express permission.

For there to be radiation in the human visible range (i.e. light), or radiation in any range for that matter, there has to be a quantum effect producing photons (the particles that make light and all radiation). In this case, what’s being created is a sustained and structured area of luminescence. Perhaps there really is some simple explanation. However, if there isn’t, I sincerely hope the scientific community puts its hands up and says sorry guys, no idea what could have caused this.

For many scientists, when someone makes claims about a new phenomenon for which there’s currently no scientific explanation they feel threatened and insecure. They take the attitude that it can’t possibly be true and dismiss it as impossible, absurd even. There are scientists though who dare not risk even mentioning certain subjects for fear of exclusion from the tight-knit circles they need to be a part of to continue their work. Most reasonably minded people would surely argue that when confronted by a new phenomenon that can’t be explained, then wait. Give science the chance to progress to the point that an explanation emerges. Don’t just pretend the phenomenon doesn’t exist.

But I have great faith in the physics community. Weird is after all part of their daily lives. Celebrated quantum physicist John Wheeler once said: “If you haven’t found something strange during the day, then it hasn’t been much of a day.”

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