Does heaven exist? With well over 100,000 plus recorded and described spiritual experiences collected over 15 years, to base the answer on, science can now categorically say yes. Furthermore, you can see the evidence for free on the website allaboutheaven.org.

Available on Amazon
also on all local Amazon sites, just change .com for the local version (.co.uk, .jp, .nl, .de, .fr etc.)


This book, which covers Visions and hallucinations, explains what causes them and summarises how many hallucinations have been caused by each event or activity. It also provides specific help with questions people have asked us, such as ‘Is my medication giving me hallucinations?’.

Available on Amazon
also on all local Amazon sites, just change .com for the local version (.co.uk, .jp, .nl, .de, .fr etc.)

Observations placeholder

Dramatic fall and surgery cause blindness and hallucinations



Type of Spiritual Experience


Number of hallucinations: 1


A description of the experience

Unfallchirurg. 2006 Aug;109(8):687-92. [Sudden blindness following operative care of a multiply traumatized patient: posterior ischemic optic neuropathy]. [Article in German] Schmoz S1, Wawro W, Weng S, Stuttmann R, Hofmann GO. Klinik für Unfall- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, Berufsgenossenschaftliche Kliniken Bergmannstrost, Merseburger Strasse 165, 06112 Halle. susanne.schmoz@bergmannstrost.com

A 32-year-old man had fallen from an 8-m high scaffolding and had suffered multiple traumatic injuries, such as compression fractures of the thoracic vertebrae (TV) 5-7 without incarceration of the spinal canal plus a distal femoral fracture. During surgery on the day of the accident, spondylodesis and dorsal stabilization of TV 4-7 using an internal fixator were carried out and the distal femoral fracture was stabilized with a dynamic condylar screw (DCS). On the day following the accident, the malposition of a pedicle screw located at the height of TV 4 and the borderline malposition of a pedicle screw of TV 7 were corrected. Between the day of the accident and day 8 after, the patient developed impaired vision and in the further course amaurosis associated with fixed pupils. No organopathy could be noticed which could have explained the sudden vision loss. A study of the literature was done, using the keywords "blindness" and "spine surgery." Only very few cases describing a connection of spine surgery and postoperative vision loss could be found. This article aims to elaborate on the few connections worked out in these investigations.

PMID: 16874480

The source of the experience

Other ill or disabled person

Concepts, symbols and science items



Science Items

Activities and commonsteps