Brian Miller, the 41-year-old Ohio man who claims he traveled to heaven during a recent near-death experience, told TV host Megyn Kelly Wednesday that the experience has truly changed his perspective.
"It makes me to [want] be with my family, slow myself down and just take my time and look for my health to keep getting better," he said.
Miller, who almost died when his heart went into a deadly arrhythmia, told Kelly that he is hoping his experience sends a message to non-believers.
"I have always believed in the Lord, and after life and everything," he said. "The biggest thing is I wanted to share the story and all that to people who are non-believers and stuff."
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Miller said that he went to church as a child, but hasn't been an active parishioner since getting married. He has, however, maintained a belief in God and heaven -- and he's hoping his story will inspire others who struggle with these concepts.
"Since I'd been a truck driver my mother got me a thing -- a guardian angel in my truck," Miller told Kelly. "It says, 'Don't ever drive faster than your angel can fly' and I kiss it everyday when I'm driving truck."
Watch him describe the experience below:
As TheBlaze previously reported, Miller was recently 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.”
“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.”
In the end, his heart went back into rhythm and he was saved.
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