I was in the military and it never happened to me, I recall some of the combat in black and white, though. But my whole life did not flash before my eyes, because I was trying to do my duty and stay alive. Thing slowed down for me quite a bit things happened in slow motion.
I wonder how near death their experience was? That can make a difference I suppose.
Many thanks for the reply. It actually points to a flaw in the Huffington post article.
You see, the title of the academic paper is The life review experience: Qualitative and quantitative characteristics
. I only have access to the abstract, not the full paper, but my impression is they mainly focus on how RLE is like, not advancing a claim about the % of ppl with an NDE having an LRE.
The title of the Huffington Post article is The life review experience: Qualitative and quantitative characteristics
, which with hindsight is clickbait in so far as it implies that all
ppl who experience an NDE, also experience an LRE. My bad, I should have been more careful when writing the OP.
One can clearly have an NDE without having an LRE. According to a Telegraph article
on the same issue, >Previous studies have suggested that the phenomenon [=LRE] is more common among those with a high concentration of carbon dioxide in the breath and arteries following a cardiac arrest.>
Regarding your question >I wonder how near death their experience was>, all I can say by looking at the abstract is that they used >a questionnaire ran on 264 participants of diverse ages and backgrounds>. I suppose these 264 participants also had diverse experiences.
PS Good thing you survived and we have you with us now. Thanks for sharing.