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Woman claims she saw and smelled God during cardiac arrest

By Mason White 4:15 AM April 3, 2013
Crystal McVea 

By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) A woman who who passed out claimed that she stood before God and smelled him, according to press reports in the United States.

The woman told a U.S. television news station that all of this happened during a recent near-death experience.

“I saw a huge brightness, a glow I could feel, touch, taste, hear and smell. It’s not like I had five senses, but more like I had 500 senses,” Crystal McVea, author of a new book, told the television news station.

A recent university study found that people who recall their near-death experiences have vivid memories of the events, whether from imaginary events that took place during the event or from earlier real life experiences.

In 2009, McVea was being treated for pancreatitis. After having a bad reaction to pain medication, her heart stopped for nine minutes before doctors were able to revive her.

“By the time I closed my eyes in that hospital room, I immediately opened them and stood in the sky,” McVea said. “I cannot find human words to describe what I experienced while I was there,” she added.

McVea said that the experience transformed her as a person. She said that she also participated in an intense spiritual negotiation as to whether she had to return to life on earth.

“All my life, I was a skeptic,” she said. “To close your eyes, open them and stand before the Creator of the universe, I felt that I never want to leave.” she continued.

“People often mistake imaginary experiences with real life events during such states of unconsciousness, according to numerous studies carried out by scientists,” professor Mark Bloomfield, 53, of Boston, Massachusetts told YourJewishNews.com.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view