At Death's Door
Bright lights? Strange floating figures? The jury's still out on an afterlife, but at least some reported phenomena seem to have natural explanations.
“Darkness, Tunnels, and Light” by G.M. Woerlee, in Skeptical Inquirer (May–June 2004), 944 Deer Dr., N.E., Albuquerque, N.M. 87122.
“I was moving very rapidly down a long, dark tunnel. I seemed to be floating. I saw faces which came and went, and which looked at me kindly, but did not communicate. I did not recognize them. As I got nearer to the end of the tunnel, I seemed to be surrounded by a wonderful warm glowing light.” So reported a woman who nearly died in...