In a listing of possible explanations for NDE’s, the following was given:
“(3) Just a hallucination. Fine, but why does everybody have the same hallucination?”
Here is a thought I had a few years ago (when I was still deciding if I believed in God) that has stuck with me ever since.
All my life I have been told that when I die, I’m going to go through a dark tunnel towards a light. I’ll experience happiness, feel like I’m floating over my body, etc…
I think chances are good that I will know (at least on some level) when my body is dying. Similar to the way some animals realize they are dying and prepare for it. I think it’s possible that my mind, knowing it is dying, will create the “death experience” that I have been expecting my whole life.
Ever almost hurt yourself, any yelled “Ouch!” because you expected to be hurt? Same idea.