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What are Deathbed Phenomena (visions)?

Horizon Research Foundation
Southampton General Hospital
Southampton, Hampshire UK

Deathbed Phenomena are the range of experiences, perceptions, events and other phenomena reported by those close to a dying person (close either in terms of physical proximity or emotional intimacy), which appear to be of a paranormal nature.

The most often reported deathbed phenomena are what have become known as ‘take-away’ visions, in which the dying person reports seeing dead relatives, religious figures or others who come to collect or accompany them through the dying process. These experiences can positively transform the person and their experience of dying, and may result in a marked change of affect, such as peace, calmness, elation, joy and, rarely, fear. Occasionally the carers at the bedside may report seeing the same vision as the person dying.

Read the full article at Horizon Research Foundation

Thanks to The Good Funeral Guide Blog for altering us to this article (via Sue Brayne Blog post).

 

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