Tracy Morgan’s coma may have been tragic, but now the comedian is claiming that he had a talk with God during his Near Death Experience (NDE). While others have reported similar cases, including out of body experiences, it turns out that science may actually support the idea of these type of events.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, Tracy Morgan’s accident happened back in June of 2014. The comedian’s limo was smashed by a Walmart tractor trailer, killing several fellow comedians. Ardie Fuqua and Jeffrey Millea were also seriously injured, but Morgan went into a coma due to brain trauma, and he also suffered a broken leg and ribs.
When Morgan spoke about the accident recently, he told Complex magazine that he was returning to being a comedian, but he would never be the same person again
“Well, you’re never going to be normal after you go through something like that. You don’t die for a few weeks and then come back to normal, trust me. Something’s going to be missing, something’s going to be gained—you just got to live your life after that. But after surviving something like that, I’m probably never going to feel normal,” Morgan explained.
But what has caught the world’s attention is that Tracy Morgan’s coma included a talk with God.
“I went to the other side. This is not something I’m making up. Do you know what God said to me? He said, ‘Your room ain’t ready. I still got something for you to do.’ And here I am, doing an interview with you.”
Near Death Experiences Have Changed Lives
Other celebrities have made similar statements in 2015. For example, Brazilian model Andressa Urach was practically infamous for her extensive plastic surgery, but after Urach briefly died on the operating room table, she said God told her to turn her life around.
“I arrived in an empty place, like a desert, completely silent,” said Urach. “That’s when I knew that God exists. I felt his presence. I knew I was at the judgement. My life flashed before me like a film. I felt ashamed and knew I wasn’t worthy to enter heaven. I asked for forgiveness and begged for another chance, promised to make amends.”
According to TNH1, Urach is currently advertising her new book, called I Died To Live, which explains how her obsession with vanity has transformed into a quest for personal redemption.
“I’ll never forget it. Coming face to face with death, I realized that nothing else mattered,” Urach said. “Everything I had battled for, my beauty, my bags, my clothes, my car — I’d left all that behind. It was the moment I realized I was nothing, that we are only here on this world to save our souls.”
What Does Science Say About Tracy Morgan’s Coma Experience?
Some may be quick to dismiss Morgan’s claims out of hand simply because he said he talked with God. It turns out that science gives us good reason to seriously consider such claims.
Dr. Sam Parnia of the University of Southampton studied 2,600 patients whose brain functions were supposed to have stopped before they were revived. Out of the people declared medically dead, 46 percent recall real events that occurred in the operating room, with two percent reporting visual, out-of-body experiences. Another nine percent reported a Near Death Experience.
“This is significant, since it has often been assumed that experiences in relation to death are likely hallucinations or illusions, occurring either before the heart stops or after the heart has been successfully restarted, but not an experience corresponding with ‘real’ events when the heart isn’t beating,” Dr. Parnia said.
The researcher explained the motivation behind the study was to “go beyond the emotionally charged yet poorly defined term of NDEs to explore objectively what happens when we die.” Earlier in 2015, Parnia claimed the result “merits further genuine investigation without prejudice,” but he also says more research is needed in order to “absolutely prove the reality or meaning of patients’ experiences and claims of awareness.”
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