Most people wonder about the answer to this question some time during their life. Some people feel certain life goes on after death. Others are sure that death is the end. And many just do not know.
Evidence supporting life after death comes from research into inexplicable experiences that individuals have. More and more people are reporting a phenomenon called After Death Communication (ADC). Another trend is reports by many people of having a Near Death Experience (NDE).
Much evidence of life after death exists. You just have to go looking with an open mind.
After Death Communication
Judy and Bill Guggenheim, the authors of the book, Hello from Heaven, spent seven years researching this question: “Is there life after death?” To answer it, they gathered evidence of after-death communication (ADC). An ADC occurs when an individual experiences spontaneous communication from a deceased friend or relative.
Contact can be received in a variety of ways. Some sense the loved one’s presence. A few hear their voice. Others feel their touch or experience a meaningful sign. A few smell an aroma that they associate with their late friend or relative.
People usually receive the contact while they are involved in mundane activities. They might be simply doing the dishes or driving. Many are half-awake or day-dreaming. Occasionally, an individual experiences the contact as some sort of warning but most people feel delighted and at peace. They sense their loved one is still around and okay.
Watch an interview on ABCs 20/20 with Bill and Judy Guggenheim below:
The After Death Communication Research Foundation (ADCRF) continues to gather people’s stories of their ADCs. Read recent accounts of ADCs by clicking here.
How many people experience an ADC? Bill Guggenheim estimates 20% of the American population. Earlier surveys also found a significant percentage of people have ADCs.
Percentage of people who report experiencing an ADC
- In 1958, 50% of English widows sampled.
- In 1971, 47% of Welsh widows sampled.
- In 1975, 27% of Americans sampled.
- In 1976, 31% of Icelanders sampled.
- In 1977, 50% of Canadians sampled.
Near Death Experiences
Dr Jeffrey Long, Jody Long and Paul Perry have researched 1,300 Near Death Experiences (NDEs). They were amazed at the consistency in these stories from people all over the world. Many of the people they interviewed knew nothing about the concept of Near Death Experiences before their life-threatening situation.
Dr Long claims that medical science fails to explain the consistency of these reports and the only plausible answer to the Near Death Experience is that people survive death and go on to experience other dimensions.
Dr Long and his colleagues have written a book that is based on their research called, Evidence of the Afterlife.
Dr Bettina Peyton, a doctor and atheist at the time, experienced a NDE. Here is a link to a published verification of her NDE and here is Dr Peyton speaking about her NDE and its affect on her life.
People who experience a NDE or an ADC usually are spontaneously convinced that humans survive death. Generally they feel reassured and at peace. They make an effort to live their lives meaningfully and are more loving and helpful.
But ultimately each of us needs to discover the truth for ourselves. Listening to the stories of people who have had NDEs and ADCs can help us trust that there is more beyond the physical. However, a personal experience is exceptionally powerful. Asking for a personal experience and opening to that possibility, whether spontaneous or induced by meditation or hypnosis, is one way of finding that personal evidence.