WATCH: Doctor Talks About Spending 7 Days in Heaven While in Coma
Dr. Eben Alexander, a neurosurgeon, was stricken with meningitis in 2008 and doctors did not believe he would survive. He spent a week in a coma, and during that time he now is positive that he was in heaven.
Alexander, who says he was not a spiritual person before the coma, has written a book called "Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into the Afterlife," and this morning he discussed his amazing experience on Fox and Friends.
Alexander painted a picture of the afterlife as
an "indescribable, vivid, alive, responsive, very complex, ultra-real world," adding that he felt "a divine presence, a loving presence outside the entire universe."
He said he believes what he saw is consistent with what others have described about similar near-death experiences.
Alexander was specifically asked about those who would say he was probably hallucinating or having some type of dream. But he points out that due to the way meningitis attacks the brain, he was not even able to have dreams.
"I'm certain this was not a hallucination, it was not a dream. It was far too real, the memory is as crisp today as if it happened yesterday. The whole part of my brain that would have made a dream or a hallucination was completely inactive," Alexander said.
Watch the rest of the interview: