There has been many people who have had near death experiences and claimed it was evidence of an afterlife. A personal story does not count as evidence though. Why is it that nearly all near death experiences are based around ideas the person previously had in memory? Americans seeing jesus, mary, being one with the universe etc. Middle eastern people mostly seeing allah, asians bhudism etc. It seems obvious that near death experiences are not based on an objective reality in another world. Peoples minds form these experiences from their own memories. What is the difference between near death experiences and lucid dreaming? Lsd and dmt also give people experiences that feel real and amazing although it is just a reaction in the brain. Dmt is the strongest known hallucinogenic substance. It is also produced by our brains naturally. Dmt is released by the pineal gland, guess when? When you are dying, and when you are dreaming. Meditation masters also can through their training force their brain into a altered state. When you are deeply relaxed and your mind is calm your brain wave frequency changes. The less conscious you are of your surroundings the deeper your dream state becomes. I do believe in near death experiences, I just think they probably are not any thing supernatural. Why doesn't any one come back with a way to scientifically prove the existence of souls. There is no evidence only anecdotes. You don't need a functioning brain to have these experiences supposedly. There is so many people who sell books and videos about this just to capitalize on peoples fears. The same thing religions do. I understand why people believe this crap though, life is fucking cruel if there is some thing better after it would be comforting.