Woman Who Died for 9 Minutes Says She Smelled and Saw God; 'I Was Standing In Heaven,' She Claims
By David Jenkins, Crossmap On April 4, 2013
An Oklahoma woman claims to have smelled and met God in Heaven. Crystal McVea, now the author of "Waking Up in Heaven: A True Story of Brokenness, Heaven, and Life Again," claimed on the April 2 edition of "Fox and Friends" that her experience with God was strangely vivid.
"I saw an immense brightness. A brightness I could feel, touch, taste, hear, smell that infused me. Not like I had five senses but more like I had 500 senses," McVea said to Fox host Gretchen Carlson.
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"I had angels, I had God, and I fell to my knees in front of him," she continued.
McVea died for nine-minutes, she explained, after a bad reaction to medication for pancreatitis in Dec. 10, 2009.
"The moment I closed my eyes in that hospital room, I immediately opened them and was standing in heaven," McVea said. "I fail to find human words to describe what I experienced while I was standing there," she added.
While many surgery patients have also claimed to have spiritual experienced in the past, Neuro-scientist Dean Mobbs, from the University of Cambridge's Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, says, "Many of the phenomena associated with near-death experiences can be biologically explained."
However, McVea has no doubt that her experience has truly changed her life.
All my life, I was a doubter," she said. "To close my eyes, open them and be standing in front of the Creator of not only the universe, but of me, I never wanted to leave that."