Child's Near-Death Experience in Nebraska
February 18, 2011 6:31 AM Subscribe
After a near-death experience, boy claims Heaven is a real place.
posted by rodmandirect (33 comments total)
On a family trip to Colorado, 3-year-old Colton Burpo complained of stomach pains. He was misdiagnosed and taken back home, and it turns out his appendix had ruptured 5 days previously. He survived two surgeries, and recovered. Four months later, the then-4-year-old Colton told his parents about fantastic visions of Heaven and communicating with deceased relatives, similar to other documented NDEs.
Over the years, Colton's "visions became more believable. He described Jesus, and he even talked about Armageddon and how God told him his father would fight in the final battle. Although [Colton's father] Todd was a pastor, he says he never talked detail like this with his preschool aged son. "
The family wrote a book
This post was deleted for the following reason: NDEs are like NDEs but one newsy link and a book link is a bit thin for a post on a touchy topic here. -- jessamyn