An Ohio man is claiming that he traveled to heaven and back again during a recent near-death experience.
Brian Miller, 41, was hospitalized after suffering a major heart attack. While he was doing well at first, his heart eventually went into a deadly arrhythmia called Ventricular fibrillation, described by the Mayo Clinic as "a ... rhythm problem that occurs when the heart beats with rapid, erratic electrical impulses."
Brian Miller nearly died following a massive heart attack (Image source: WJW-TV)
Miller nearly died as hospital workers worked feverishly to get his heart working again.
"He had no heart rate, he had no blood pressure, he had no pulse, I mean think about that," nurse Emily Bishop told WJW-TV.
It was during this time that Miller said he saw the light at the end of a heavenly tunnel -- and was told by his recently-deceased mother-in-law that he needed to return to his body, WJW-TV reported.
"The only thing I remember, I started seeing a light and started walking towards the light," he said, describing flowers that were along his path.
Miller claimed his mother-in-law appeared, with his father-in-law who is also deceased waving to him from afar.
"She was the most beautiful thing when I seen her. It was like the first day I met her. And looked so happy," Miller said. "She grabbed a hold of my arm and she told me, 'It's not your time, you don't need to be here ... you've got things to go down and do."
Meanwhile, hospital staffers were working feverishly to get Miller's heart moving again. Despite shocking him four times, though, his body wasn't responding. Then, Bishop said Miller's pulse started moving again on its own.
"His brain had no oxygen for 45 minutes, so the fact that he is up walking, talking, everything -- I mean that's amazing," the nurse told WJW-TV.
Miller said the experience has changed his views on life after death.
"There is an afterlife and people need to believe in it big time," he explained.
Watch him describe his experience below:
There's been no shortage of near-death experience stories of late, as the theme has become increasingly popular in media.
On April 16, "Heaven Is For Real," a movie about a young boy's purported trip to heaven during a near-death experience will hit theaters.
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