Stories of the afterlife are anecdotal, and there is not concrete evidence of life after death. So if there is an afterlife, it will likely never be proved by science. But many people who have had a brush with death believe they have seen the evidence for themselves.
One such person is a woman named Elaine, who temporarily died following a severe car crash.
Before she was revived, Elaine believes she saw an afterlife where she was just a single atom in a sea of nothing.
Elaine wrote on the Near Death Experience Research Foundation: "When I died, I found myself surrounded by nothing but black.
"I couldn't see or hear anything. I had no knowledge of my death, or even any thoughts about existence at all.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Life after death: Woman believes she became 'single atom' in afterlife (Image: GETTY)
"I couldn't see or hear anything. I had no knowledge of my death, or even any thoughts about existence at all." (Image: GETTY)
"It was like being asleep, only there was an absolute consciousness such that I was aware of myself.
"I was aware of everything around me in all of the darkness.
"But I felt like a part of it; like my entire being was only a single atom and I was connected to all the atoms of around me.
"I felt nothing but serenity. I was part of