Woman who 'died' for 27 minutes scrawls chilling note after resuscitation

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By James Kay

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A woman who was clinically deceased for 27 minutes penned a creepy note after she came back from the dead.

Tina Hines from Phoenix, Arizona, suffered a massive heart attack during a hike in 2018 and was clinically dead for 27 minutes.

The story came to light through an Instagram post by her niece, Madie Johnson, who showcased her latest tattoo and the extraordinary story behind it.

"A little over a year ago, my Aunt Tina, one of the most amazing, discerning, and healthy people I know, had an unexpected cardiac arrest," revealed Johnson in her heartfelt post.

Johnson continued: "She was put on a defibrillator and after miraculously waking up the first thing she did, unable to speak because she was intubated, was ask for a pen."

Tina then scrawled a chilling message in a journal, which eerily read: "It's real."

According to the Instagram post, Tina was referring to her belief in the existence of heaven, which she claimed to have seen after her brief period of clinical death. The post concluded with Johnson expressing her love and admiration for her aunt's unwavering faith and love for Jesus and others, which has deeply impacted her own life.

The incredible story also caught the attention of the family's tattoo artist, Suede Silver, who shared the touching narrative on Facebook, along with images of the tattoo.

The response to the family's account was overwhelming, with numerous people sharing their own near-death experiences and encounters with the afterlife.

One Facebook user recounted: "I've seen it. Most beautiful feeling in the world. I was in a warm, bright, and beautiful place. Trying to get to some people in front of me. I wanted to get to them so bad, but I guess it wasn't my time to stay."

Another person added: "I died in 2009 and experienced the beauty of Heaven and the immense love of God. It changed me forever. I was a simple school teacher, wife, and mom who secretly doubted if God could love me. Boy did I find out!"

Scientific studies have shed some light on these profound experiences. A 2013 paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed that the brain can undergo heightened consciousness at the brink of death following a cardiac arrest.

Lead author of the study, Dr. Jimo Borjigin, explained to the BBC that "a lot of people thought that the brain after clinical death was inactive or hypoactive [...] if anything, it is much more active during the dying process than even the waking state."

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According to the study, near-death experiences are attributed to an electrical surge in the brain, which may account for the vivid and intense descriptions given by survivors. Nevertheless, as evidenced by Tina Hines and others who have shared their accounts, many believe these experiences are deeply spiritual in nature.

Having turned her frightening yet miraculous experience into a source of inspiration, Tina Hines has since become a Christian motivational speaker and even authored a book detailing how her near-death encounter has profoundly transformed her life.

Featured image credit: Sasha Bell/Getty

Woman who 'died' for 27 minutes scrawls chilling note after resuscitation

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By James Kay

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A woman who was clinically deceased for 27 minutes penned a creepy note after she came back from the dead.

Tina Hines from Phoenix, Arizona, suffered a massive heart attack during a hike in 2018 and was clinically dead for 27 minutes.

The story came to light through an Instagram post by her niece, Madie Johnson, who showcased her latest tattoo and the extraordinary story behind it.

"A little over a year ago, my Aunt Tina, one of the most amazing, discerning, and healthy people I know, had an unexpected cardiac arrest," revealed Johnson in her heartfelt post.

Johnson continued: "She was put on a defibrillator and after miraculously waking up the first thing she did, unable to speak because she was intubated, was ask for a pen."

Tina then scrawled a chilling message in a journal, which eerily read: "It's real."

According to the Instagram post, Tina was referring to her belief in the existence of heaven, which she claimed to have seen after her brief period of clinical death. The post concluded with Johnson expressing her love and admiration for her aunt's unwavering faith and love for Jesus and others, which has deeply impacted her own life.

The incredible story also caught the attention of the family's tattoo artist, Suede Silver, who shared the touching narrative on Facebook, along with images of the tattoo.

The response to the family's account was overwhelming, with numerous people sharing their own near-death experiences and encounters with the afterlife.

One Facebook user recounted: "I've seen it. Most beautiful feeling in the world. I was in a warm, bright, and beautiful place. Trying to get to some people in front of me. I wanted to get to them so bad, but I guess it wasn't my time to stay."

Another person added: "I died in 2009 and experienced the beauty of Heaven and the immense love of God. It changed me forever. I was a simple school teacher, wife, and mom who secretly doubted if God could love me. Boy did I find out!"

Scientific studies have shed some light on these profound experiences. A 2013 paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed that the brain can undergo heightened consciousness at the brink of death following a cardiac arrest.

Lead author of the study, Dr. Jimo Borjigin, explained to the BBC that "a lot of people thought that the brain after clinical death was inactive or hypoactive [...] if anything, it is much more active during the dying process than even the waking state."

Credit: Flying Colours Ltd/Getty Images

According to the study, near-death experiences are attributed to an electrical surge in the brain, which may account for the vivid and intense descriptions given by survivors. Nevertheless, as evidenced by Tina Hines and others who have shared their accounts, many believe these experiences are deeply spiritual in nature.

Having turned her frightening yet miraculous experience into a source of inspiration, Tina Hines has since become a Christian motivational speaker and even authored a book detailing how her near-death encounter has profoundly transformed her life.

Featured image credit: Sasha Bell/Getty