Woman who was 'dead' for 27 minutes following heart attack scribbled "it's real", claims she saw Jesus and pearly gates
A woman had scribbled an eery message which appears to read 'it's real' and gestured towards the sky after she suffered a heart attack and was unconscious for 27 minutes before being resuscitated.
Tina Hines collapsed while she was heading out with her husband Brian in Phoenix Arizona and had to be resuscitated around six times.
The mother-of-four had been "dead" for around 27 minutes while medics fought hard to save her life.
After she was successfully revived the last time, a speechless Tina gestured for a piece of paper and a pen.
She managed to draw/scribble a bunch of lines and, on close inspection, the lines appeared to read, "It's real".
Tina was referring to heaven and claims that she was able to see it during her near-death experience post a heart attack in February last year.
Her worried and concerned family asked her what her lines meant and a mute Tina gestured her head towards the sky.
She later claimed that she had seen the figure of Jesus Christ standing in front of pearl-colored gates with a very bright light behind him.
After her miraculous recovery, she told AZfamily.com, "It was so real—the colors were so vibrant."
Last week, Tina's niece Madie wrote about the apparent spiritual encounter with a tattoo of the scrawl.
"Her story is too real not to share and has given me a stronger confidence in faith that so often goes unseen. It has given me a tangibleness to an eternal hope that is not too far away. I love you [Tina Hines]! The way you boldly love Jesus and others has changed the way I hope to live and love," Madie shared.
According to studies, one in five patients who suffer from cardiac arrest experience 'near death episodes'. Scientists believe that a burst of brain activity often follows a sudden heart attack.