A woman who has died three separate times revealed what the experience was like. She explained in a TikTok video that it felt like time was moving “very, very slowly.”
TikToker Rachel Boyle (@rachboylex) posted a video response to another user who had asked what happened to other people “while you were dead.”
Rachel explained that she used to have a heart condition called SVT (Supraventricular tachycardia), which caused her to die on three separate occasions.
“Oh my God, I’ve actually died three times. I used to have a heart condition called SVT – if you don’t know what it is, just Google it,” Rachel said.
“[I had] a really rare case of it, so it was very hard for them to treat. There was this one time – I went into an SVT attack, I think my heart rate went up to, like, 230 beats a minute or something ridiculous. And obviously my body couldn’t cope, I kept blacking out and as a result eventually my heart just stopped,” she continued.
“No word of a lie – I swear on my life this happened, right – it felt like I was literally bolted out of my body, couldn’t see anything apart from just bright white light and myself, and it just felt really slow, like time was moving very, very slowly. Like I was going in slow motion towards the light, right?”
She then held her hand in front of her face and said, “And then all of a sudden, I could see myself, like this is me looking down on my body, and I was thinking, ‘Wow, this is f***ing nuts.'”
“I remember it so clearly. And I had a heart surgery and my heart stopped in that as well, and the exact same thing happened – but it’s a really weird, nice feeling, and it made me feel a bit better about dying, not gonna lie.”
One TikTok user commented to ask how her family reacted when she told them what happened, and whether or not people usually believe her.
In a follow-up video, Rachel responded, “Everybody thought I was absolutely nuts, f***ing crazy.”
She said people insisted it was just the medication she’d have been given, or the “lack of oxygen.”
“I’ve had it all,” she said. “But I’ve had this exact experience three times – one being on the operating table, when my heart completely stopped again. So when I was on the operating table, it felt like my soul completely jumped out of my physical body.”
“I could see myself from a bird’s eye point of view, I was literally directly above my body. I could see it on the operating table, and there was nothing around, you couldn’t see any of the equipment that was there, none of the surgeons, it was just my body lying on this table,” she added.
Rachel also said that it felt “really peaceful” and “magical.”