Near-death experiences (NDEs) aren’t uncommon, and neither are the paranormal experiences that accompany them. In this NDE account, a Texas teen who was almost pronounced dead by doctors miraculously regained his pulse. When he came to, he claimed he saw Jesus.
Zack Clements, 17, who was a healthy high school football player from Brownwood, Texas, suddenly collapsed while running during P.E. class one day, and was without a heartbeat for 20 minutes.
He was rushed to hospital, where doctors worked to revive him, but things were looking grim. Just as doctors were about to pronounce Zack dead, his pulse returned. Zack was rushed to the intensive care unit, where he woke up days later.
Doctors were left wondering how Zack managed to survive without oxygen and a heartbeat for so long.
Soon after Zack woke up, he claimed that he had seen Jesus.
“When I was out those 20 minutes, I saw a man who had long ruffled hair and kind of a thick beard, and it didn’t take me long to realize that that was Jesus,” he told CBS Dallas-Fort Worth.
“I went up to him and he put his hand on my shoulder and he told me everything would be alright and not to worry,” he added.
Zack’s father, Billy Clements, said that though some might find his son’s story unbelievable, the whole family believes it was this divine miracle behind Zack’s revival.
“For him to wake up and tell us something he experienced like that. It’s just you can’t explain it. It’s not humanly possible to explain it,” he told CBS.
Zack’s mother, Teresa Clements, also expressed her heartfelt appreciation, “I’m just glad he decided to let me have my baby back.”
Whilst Zack’s revival has doctors mystified, they’re similarly baffled as to why Zack stopped breathing in the first place.