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What happens when we die? Va. researchers investigate near-death experiences

Posted at 11:34 AM, Jul 19, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - What happens after we die?  Is there a resting place for our souls, somewhere beyond this earth? Wayne Hart believes there is. In fact, he says he's been there.

"I saw and experienced things beyond anything that I could have ever imagined," Hart says.

In August of 1996, Hart was on death's door after being struck by a car while moving his disabled vehicle off a busy Spotsylvania County road.

"The last thing I remember was headlights so close to me, I could have touched them," Hart remembers.  "Then everything went black."

As doctors worked to save Hart's life in the emergency room, he says he could feel himself falling backwards into death.