Many famous figures have opened up over the years their own personal near – death experiences. For some, the feeling of leaving the body after a traumatic injury or cardiac arrest can be a life – changing event-an experience that remains with them long after they have recovered physically.
Back in 1992, during an appearance at the Oprah Winfrey Show, actress Elizabeth Taylor opened what she had experienced while doctors fought to save her life during surgery in 1962. Most vivid were her memories of leaving her body and watching her doctors. She also remembered a tunnel and saw Mike Todd, her third husband, who died in 1958.
She wanted to stay with him, but he told her she would have to return.
Another famous actress, Jane Seymour, had a near – death experience after a 36-year – old antibiotic injection into anaphylactic shock.
“I had the vision to see a white light and look down and see myself in this bedroom with a nurse trying frenziedly to save my life and jabbing injections,” she said.
“It gave me a perspective of how fragile life is and made me appreciate what’s important.”
Actress Sharon Stone, who suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2001, described “the whole white light thing” and says she met people she knew who died.
“I started to see and be met by some of my friends… people who were very, very dear to me [who had died],” she said.
“I had a real journey with this, which took me to places both here and beyond.”
“But it was very fast – whoosh! Suddenly, I was back. I was in my body.”