ALTUS, OK — A mother from Oklahoma went into have a routine medical procedure. She ended up having a heart attack that left her flat-lining for nine minutes. Crystal McVea says she spent those nine minutes in heaven.
McVea is a mother and teacher from Oklahoma. She tells KFOR-TV that she was admitted for a routine medical procedure on Dec. 10th 2009. An adverse reaction to medication sent her into cardiac arrest. Medical records have confirmed she flat-lined.
“The moment my eyes closes there He was, two angels to my left, the most glorious tunnel of light that I could ever describe,” she said.
McVea says that prior to this experience, she had always questioned the authenticity of God and heaven.
“I made up my mind. There were two choices. One, God was real and He didn’t love me, or two, there was no God. And I would hold that doubt in my life until the day I died,” she said.
Some question her story. They say that what she saw was an oxygen-starved brain causing hallucinations.
McVea has written a book about her experience, a New York Times bestseller called “Waking Up in Heaven: A True Story of Brokenness, Heaven, and Life Again.”