In 2016, a priest temporarily saw hell. He saw devils singing Rihanna and mankind wandering like dogs. Negative near-death experiences happen, too.
2016 heart attack for Michigan priest Gerald Johnson. His NDE sent him to hell. Johnson recently posted his awful NDE on TikTok—far from the nice, bright-light epiphany you would expect from someone who briefly ventures into the great beyond.
“I wouldn't want that on my worst enemy,” Johnson says in the viral video. I don't care. That's undeserved.”
Johnson claims that following his February 2016 heart attack, his soul departed his body and entered hell via "the very core of the Earth." “The things I witnessed there are indescribable,” he tried.
Johnson witnessed a guy walking on all fours and being burned: Johnson heard Rihanna's "Umbrella" and Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry, Be Happy" in hell. Except this time, devils sang to "torment" humanity.
Johnson believes his horrific NDE taught him to forgive wrongdoers rather than seek revenge. Johnson's tale may seem unlikely. Nonetheless, experts claim bad NDEs do occur. Experts are unsure how or why.
Researchers, notably from the International Association for Near-Death Studies, think NDEs are caused by a shift in cerebral blood flow after abrupt life-threatening events like heart attacks, physical trauma, or shock.
Brain electrical activity slows when blood and oxygen are lost. “Like a town that loses electricity one area at a time, local sections of the brain fall down one after another,” one scientist told Scientific American.
During an NDE, your mind works outside its usual boundaries. As predicted, the NDE leaves a true, sometimes painful memory.
Victims may not want to talk about that experience, but it might transform their life.