A doctor from Wyoming claims that in a near-death experience, one in which she says she also saw heaven, she was forewarned about her son’s death, which did in fact happen some years later.
Dr. Mary Neal, who claims she went to heaven, learned in June 2009 that her son Willie had been involved in a roller skiing accident, where he was struck from behind by a driver in a vehicle and killed when he was just 19.
At the time, Neal was just completing her personal memoir about her NDE (near-death experience,) in which she claims that she was warned of her son’s death a decade before it happened.
Back in 1999, Neal, an orthopedic spine surgeon, went kayaking in Chile with her husband, Bill, and their friends when she got pinned beneath a waterfall where she was trapped for 12 minutes, according to the Huffington Post.
One of the friends in the group, EMT Tom Long, spoke to Jonas Elrod from In Deep Shift with Jonas Elrod, a show on the Oprah Winfrey Network, telling her that after 90 seconds his friend, Dr Neal, couldn’t have been breathing anymore.
As Long said, “I don’t know what happened. We’re 24 minutes into it; she’s dead. Blue, waxy, no heartbeat, no breathing, cold-to-the-touch dead.”
However, miraculously, the mother-of-three was resuscitated and suffered no brain damage, as a result of the incident.
After regaining consciousness, Neal said that she had gone to heaven, “I could feel my spirit peeling away from my body. I rose up and out of the water and I was immediately greeted by a group of people, beings, spirits,” she claimed.
According to Neal, the spirits were thrilled to greet her, and she equated the experience with returning home after a long journey, “The senses were different. I mean the beauty was incredibly intense,” Neal said, adding, ‘They did tell me about the future death of my oldest son. They didn’t tell me the date or the time, but it was very clear that would be happening.”