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Ian was deep sea diving with his friends in Mauritius when he saw a
jellyfish in the water. He hadn't noticed his friends had left the
water due to the jellyfish being deadly. Ian, not knowing this put his
hand out to touch the jellyfish and it swam through his hands.
The next thing he knew he had been struck on the arm by volts, as he
wasn't wearing a diving suit. Ian's arm flared up like a balloon and
he was then hit another three times, the poison started to travel up
his body and restrict his breathing at this point he knew he had to
get out of the water.
As a young boy dragged him out he was struck again for the fifth time.
Questions were going through his head; he didn't know what he had done
to deserve this. Then suddenly everything he did wrong flashed before
him and made him think that yes he had deserved this.
The next thing he knew was that he was left on the road with his right
leg paralysed and laying half dead on the floor. He wanted to close
his eyes and go to sleep but he then heard a voice say: " if you close
your eyes you won't wake up". To this Ian stood up and stumbled to a
taxi but they wouldn't take him, he had no money.
The voice spoke again: " will you beg for your life".
Still no one would take him, they thought he was taking heroine.
He decided to pray, but as he wasn't very religious himself he didn't
know what to say and then he thought of the Lords prayer which his
mother had taught him.
The first three lines were the most important and then the next things
he noticed he was in a wheelchair in hospital.
He finally shut his eyes but opened them again to find everything in
total darkness and no light switch. Voices were then heard saying; "
shut up" repeatedly, he had no idea where he was but he did know there
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type of errie feeling.
Then a stream of light filled the air, he was drawn up into the light
and felt at ease as he saw the source of light he then saw a chest and
looked up to see the figures face but it was a stronger and brighter
light than the rest of the place. He knew this figure was God and he
was given the choice of going back to earth or staying in Heaven (the
place of light). He decided to go back to Earth but he had to change
his perspective on life. He agreed to this and found himself back in
He wanted to share his story with other Christians or other people and
so he visited churches and services to retell his near death
People may think his story is true because it was told very fluently
most things that he had said were actually written in the bible and it
was much more descriptive about what he saw compared to other near
death experiences, only he said that he had actually seen God.
Then again people may think he's lying due to the fact that there
isn't really any real evidence that what he says is true.
I would like to believe his story of heaven and hell because if hell
really were dark and eerie, I would not want to end up there, I would
rather believe in the idea of brilliant light in heaven with God.
The only thing I don't know to believe because to me it sounds too far
fetched is the voices he explains in hell telling him to shut up
repeatedly, I just could not imagine that, but I don't know for sure
as I haven't experienced anything like Ian's Story.