A doctor believes he has seen it all and knows exactly what’s in store for the rest of us when we die.
Dr Rajiv Parti – a California-based anaesthesiologist – has allegedly ventured into the afterlife – by mistake – but says his journey and near-death experience had him float into a realm on the cuff of heaven and hell.
Two days before Christmas in 2010 Dr Parti was rushed to hospital with a severe fever that caused his temperature to soar above 40 degrees celsius.
Lying on the surgery bed – dying and falling into unconsciousness from the anaesthesia – Dr Parti said it took about 20 minutes for him to actually ‘wake up’.
‘As the surgeons were treating my body I found myself hovering around the surgery watching my own operation from the ceiling’ he told news.com.au
‘At first I thought the anaesthesiologist treating me had mixed up the drugs – because there are ones like ketamine which can give an out of body experience.
But when I checked my record after waking up from surgery that wasn’t the case.
My consciousness had gone to a different place – a near-death experience’.
Dr Parti alleges that while floating above his body during surgery he could hear jokes the surgeons were making and smell the infection as the doctors sliced into his body.
Dr Parti was able to recall all of this when he woke up again.