Colton Burpo NDE – The truth about children and near death experiences
Do babies have near death experiences? Is it possible for a small child to REALLY see “god” or to go to heaven? What is the evidence? Isn’t it more likely that their parents are just making it up?
With all of the attention that near deaht experiences and children are ABOUT to get with the upcoming release of Heaven is for Real, the movie documenting the incredible NDE of Coton Burpo, many people are scratching their heads and wondering what is REALLY happening when a child comes back from the brink of death…and reports on things that feel impossible for him or her to know. Check out this great article written on kids near death experiences and see if it doesn’t give you a more powerful perspective on the reality of what millions of people have described after visiting the “other side”
Do Children Really Have NDEs?
As the film Heaven Is For Real is released in theaters, we remember the writing of Nancy Evans Bush , author of Dancing Past the Dark, as she discusses issues and evidence of children who have had NDEs.
When news of near-death experiences first began reaching the public, almost forty years ago, one of the earliest questions was, “What about children?” Children haven’t had much education or religious training; so surely a child could not have such an experience? Well, wrong. As early as 1983, more than two thousand people had reported their near-death experiences (NDEs) to the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS). [... Among them were dozens from people who mentioned having had an NDE as a child; fifteen of them were described in detail.] As the first-generation archive of experiences, these reports are considered the “cleanest”—unlikely to have been influenced by hearing or reading about many others. Among them were dozens from people who mentioned having had an NDE as a child; fifteen of them were described in detail. The experiences had all happened well before the term “near-death experience” was even invented, but all were remembered vividly. In addition, two mothers contacted IANDS for help with what their still-young children were reporting and dealing with after an NDE. As the fifteen first-person accounts were being described so early in the history of near-death studies, and as the two mothers’ stories were so immediate, they have exceptional believability. First reported in the Journal of Near-Death Studies, Winter 1983, these experiences still serve as introduction to the question, “What about children and NDEs?”