- 10:54 am - Tuesday, May 29, 2012
On the day she died, Nanci Danison never felt more alive.
Engulfed in a cocoon of bright, warm light, she felt love and acceptance beyond human comparison.
She understood her life with perfect clarity and could answer even the most profound questions: about the existence of God, the creation of the universe.
During a breast biopsy in 1994, Danison felt herself slipping out of her body and into what she knows, unmistakably, was the afterlife.
An allergic reaction to the anesthetic caused her to pass out for only a few moments. Yet in that brief time, her world transformed: her perception of her law career and personal relationships; her religious convictions; her view of life and, especially, death.
“Everything that I believed before,” said Danison, 61, of Dublin, “I could no longer believe.”
Read the stories of Danison and four others who have shared their life-changing near-death experiences with us: