|The fisherman who says he has been to Heaven, next to the $93 million boat|
We walked to the far end of the island looking at - and envying - the boats, many registered in the British Cayman Islands for the benefits that brings.
Sitting at the far quayside was a man fishing. Karin asked if she could look at what he had caught. I joined her and the fisherman told us they were parrot fish which he would be taking home to his wife. We chatted about the big boats. He was a bit of a philosopher as he went on to say that the owners still had all the problems that the rest of us have.
It was then that he looked at me and said, "I have been to Heaven."
No idea why he said this, as it was way different to what we had been talking about. I, of course, wanted some more information on what he had said. So I asked him how and why he'd been to Heaven.
I never got his name, just his photo above, but he told us of how he had had a severe heart attack. His wife rang for an ambulance and he remembers being very scared and saying over and over, "Please God, help me, please God help me."
He was rushed to hospital and it was then that he 'went to Heaven.' What he described was a little different from many other stories.
He found himself on a beach with very fine sand and all of his fears had diminished. He felt at peace but what he remembers most was the colour blue. As he looked upwards there was a blue, the like of which he had never seen before or seen since.
I asked him if it was anything like the blue sky above us in Malta but, no, it wasn't. He couldn't put the colour into words.
He then saw a group of people standing nearby. He didn't know any of them but they told him he had to go back, this wasn't his time.
The next instant he was back on his hospital bed again and in great pain again moaning, "Please God help me."
He remained in hospital for surgery and his wife told him that the doctors had explained to her that he had died - at the time he had found himself in Heaven.
Maybe this isn't as detailed as other Near Death Experiences but I found it convincing and what amazed me was why he even mentioned it to me - synchronicity?
|The boat that cost $93 million|
The fisherman told us he had heard that the boat was leaving for Monte Carlo at 3 pm that day. So Karin and I returned and took some photos as the boat left the quayside. Just us there to wave it goodbye! More on this another day.
Photos: © Mike Perry
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