An Ohio man whose heart stopped for 45 minutes after suffering a massive heart attack says he ended up on a heavenly pathway lined with flowers and spoke with his dead in-laws as doctors feverishly tried to get his heart going again.
Brian Miller, 41, recently suffered a massive heart attack involving his main artery and was doing well after receiving treatment at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center in Ohio.
Miller’s heart, according to medical staff at the hospital, went into a deadly arrhythmia called ventricular fibrillation.
“His heart is just quivering in there. It’s not able to pump. It’s not doing anything,” said Emily Bishop, Brian’s ICU nurse. “He was down for close to 45 minutes.”
While this was happening, however, Miller said he got a taste of heaven.
“The only thing I remember is I started seeing a light and started walking toward the light,” explained Miller, who said he ended up on a heavenly path with flowers and was walking toward the light when his mother-in-law, Kay, who he had buried a week earlier stopped him.
“She was the most beautiful thing when I seen her. It was like the first day I met her. [She] looked so happy,” said Miller of his mother-in-law.
“She grabbed hold of my arm and told me, ‘It’s not your time. You don’t need to be here. We need to take you back. You have things to go home and do.’”
He said after what felt like about 15 minutes, he also saw his father-in-law, Jack.
“Her husband, Jack, was back there waving at me giving me a smile. And she just told me to go home. And walked me back,” he said.
Miller’s heartbeat returned after that and he recovered miraculously with no brain damage.
“There is an afterlife and people need to believe in it big time,” said the father of three daughters.
Watch Miller tell his story in the video below: