One woman’s experience with an out-of-body, near-death experience is making headlines for the powerful, authentic revelations she experienced.
Charlotte Holmes was just visiting her doctor for a routine check-up when suddenly her blood pressure spiked and she was told she was either about to have a stroke or a heart attack by her attending physician.
Soon, her blood pressure spiked to 234 over 134 and she was suddenly viewing everything from outside of her body. Charlotte says the next thing she knew was that she was “above her body” and watching the medical team rush to save her. In what transpired next, Charlotte says she saw both heaven and hell.
“They called a code and they come running in. I was above my body,” Charlotte Holmes said. “I could see them doing chest compressions. I could see them, all the nurses around. I could smell the most beautiful flowers I’ve ever smelled. And then I heard music. And when I opened my eyes, I knew where I was. I knew I was in Heaven.”
She has since recounted her entire ordeal. During the routine checkup with her cardiologist, she remembers him expressing urgency with her situation and explained she would be getting hospitalized.
“My heart doctor said, ‘You’re not going home. We’re going to put you in the hospital. We’ve got to get that blood pressure down. It’s got to come down. You’re in a – you’re in a – having another stroke or you’re going to have a heart attack. They put me in a room and started an IV just to, you know, try to get that blood pressure down.”
Her husband Danny was with her in the hospital when everything changed.
. “Immediately, you know, they called this code and they – everybody started rushing in,” Danny said. “They just started working on her. And my feeling was, you know, I thought, ‘Boy, I’m wondering if I’m even going to be able to bring her home.'”
Her husband recalled Charlotte describing things that he knew weren’t in the room. “She started talking about the flowers,” he said. “Well, I looked around and I knew there was no flowers in that room. That’s when I knew she was not in this world when that was going on.”
Shortly after, doctors say her heart stopped beating for over ten minutes. At this point, she was pronounced clinically dead.
“I was above my body. I could see Danny standing in the corner,” Charlotte conveyed. “He had backed up. I could see them, all the nurses around. And then I opened my eyes. I looked around at the beauty. I could see the trees, I could see the grass. And everything was swaying with the music. Because everything in Heaven worships God. I can’t convey to you what Heaven looked like, cause it’s so above what we could even imagine, a million times.”
Charlotte said she never felt fear, and remembered being led into Heaven by a group of angels.
“There is no fear. It’s like pure joy. When the angels take over, there is no fear. When you are going home, it’s pure joy,” she explained.
What happened next was surreal. Charlotte then recounted how she was reunited with deceased family members.
“I saw my mom. I saw my dad. I saw my sister. I saw family members standing behind. I saw saints of old. See, they didn’t look old. They didn’t look sick. None of them wore glasses,” she continued. “They looked like they were in their 30s. But yet it says in the scriptures, ‘We will be known as we were known.’ I know them. There, in their new bodies, they looked wonderful.”
As much of a shock as everything was, she says the real shocker came next when she saw a blinding light.
“Standing behind my mom and dad was a light so bright. I couldn’t look upon it. So bright. But I knew it was my Heavenly Father. I saw a toddler. And I can remember thinking, ‘Who is this?’ And I heard my father say to me, my Heavenly Father say to me, ‘It’s your child.’ I lost that child. I was 5-1/2 months pregnant. I can remember them holding the baby up and saying, ‘Charlotte, it’s a boy.’ Then he was gone. So when I saw this toddler, I said, ‘God, how is that possible?’ He says, ‘They continue to grow in Heaven. But there’s no time. It’s eternity.’ So 48 years, and here my child, our child, is a toddler.”
Completing her journey, Charlotte closed out her account of the near-death experience remembering that the heavens also showed her a glimpse of Hell.
“God took me to the edge of Hell, and I looked down and the smell –rotten flesh. That’s what it smelled like, and screams,” she said. “After seeing the beauty of Heaven, the contrast of seeing Hell is almost unbearable. And He says, ‘I show you this to tell you if some of them do not change their ways, this is where they shall reside. I heard my Father say, ‘You have time to go back and share.'”
Amazingly, Charlotte made a full recovery and was released from the hospital after two weeks. In her final plea to anyone willing to listen to her story, she expounded on the very real experience and impressed upon people that Heaven is real.
“People need hope. They want to know that there really is something out there. They want to know that everything’s okay,” Charlotte says. “I have been privileged to bring people to Christ, as He asked me to. All the authority that He had, He has given to us, in the name of Jesus Christ. Not because of who we are. God promises, He said if it were not so, He would’ve told you. But He’s gone to prepare us a place, and it’s more real than you can imagine. I can look you square in the eye and tell you for sure, ‘Heaven is real.'”
Featured image: Screen shot from embedded YouTube video.
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