Re: Proper Gander

James Borrett (
Thu, 11 Jul 1996 15:35:06 +0100

Richard Foy wrote:

> Have you read any of the work on Near Death Experiences?
> If so what is your opinion o what is going on with them?

I did read one book a long time ago that put accounts of what people had
experienced in near-death experiences alongside accounts of what people
experienced on hallucinogenic drugs. Of course its all down to what
people say so the potential is there for leading questions and whatever
but this book maintained that the two experiences were practically
identical, if I remember correctly. I did also hear a story about a
casualty department in a hospital that put objects on shelves high up on
the walls above the patients so that the objects couldn't be identified
without a stepladder, and when any of the patients claimed to have had an
out-of-body experience near death they were asked to identify the objects
on the shelves, which I think is a nifty idea. I'm sure James Randi would