Can blind people see during a Near Death Experience?
It’s well known that during a Near Death Experience, people can see and hear all that’s around them. Quite obviously, their eyes remain inside their heads. If the NDE phenomenon really is true then it should stand up to an obvious question: Can blind people also see during an NDE?
Quite remarkably, they can; in fact, they can see almost as well as normal sighted people. This must surely be one of the most definitive proofs that the mind and the body are two very separate entities. It does of course open up a huge raft of highly complex questions. How, for example, do we receive and construct visual images and from where do they come?
Dr Kenneth Ring and his associate Sharon Cooper carried out the original research into whether blind people could see during an NDE and took it a step further. They asked the ultimate question: Could people blind almost from the moment of their birth, also see during such an NDE. Tragically, finding a sufficient number of such people wasn’t as difficult as you might think. During the 1950s and early 1960s, the incubators used for the treatment of premature babies used too much oxygen, which destroyed the optic nerves of these tiny children.
It didn’t take long to find people in this group who’d had an NDE. The results were astounding. Even people blind from birth, with no optic nerves at all, can see during a Near Death Experience. They did have a few problems regarding the exact interpretation of what they saw, which is only to be expected; nevertheless, the results were free of all ambiguity.
I have no hesitation in repeating that, in my opinion, this scientific research into whether blind people can see during an NDE poses some far-