Woman Who Died for 9 Minutes Says She Smelled and Saw God; 'I Was Standing In Heaven,' She Claims
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.
"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."