He was “dead” for 20 minutes and lived a supernatural experience: “There was someone by my side”

The moving story of a man who was “dead” for 20 minutes in an operating room shocked users of social networks. This is Scott Drummond, a 60-year-old American who at 28 suffered a skiing accident, had to undergo surgery and experienced a supernatural moment while they were intervened.

The video with Drummond’s testimony was published in May 2020 on the YouTube channel Prioritize Your Life, that brings together inspiring life stories. The man recounted that he “died” on the operating table and described what he saw during those 20 minutes in which he “hovered over” the room.

The story of the man who was “dead” for 20 minutes

As the protagonist of this story commented, during a vacation to a ski center he suffered an accident and although he was slow to realize it, he dislocated his thumb. To fix it, he had to undergo routine surgery, but it all went wrong when a nurse who didn’t know how to tie a tourniquet mistook his valves and stopped his heart.

“She opened the second valve and forgot to close the first. Suddenly I had the sensation that something went up my arm, crossed my heart and next thing i knew i was on my body watching the operation”, commented Drummond moved by the memory. And he revealed: “I was not alone, I had someone by my side watching. And I don’t know if this is normal or not but I watched every stitch they put in my thumb.”

The man “died” in the middle of surgery and lived a supernatural experience (Photo: File)Shutterstock

Drummond said that he could see the nurse who ran out of the operating room screaming “I killed him!”. “Although I never saw the person next to me, I sat next to him as if I knew him. And everything was done through the mind, there was no way to speak. I could hear what the doctor was doing, but I could never hear what was being said with the person and he was right next to me,” he recalled. Today, 45 years after that difficult-to-explain event, he believes that person was God.

Before opening his heart in the YouTube interview, he had only told his wife and a handful of close friends about the life-changing experience that he says changed the way he views his own existence from “winning money” to dedicate himself to his family.

After seeing the nurse’s frantic exit and her cry for help, the man said that he was transported to a field filled with magnificent flowers and waist-deep grass by his faceless guide. “And I remember it so vividly that I couldn’t look back, or was ordered not to look back. The next thing I knew, and it was like the blink of an eye, I was standing in a field where the person who was accompanying me was right next to me, but I couldn’t see her,” he recounted.

I looked to the left and there were these big tall trees, and I remember they were the most unusual trees, they had a long trunk with leaves on top, and there was a lot he described. Then to the right of that, which would still be to the left of me, there were wildflowers, beautiful wildflowers, and they were waist high. And I just remember looking and seeing how beautiful the flowers were, because something I really enjoy is yard work and gardening and I just remember that the vivid colors were magnificent”.

He was "dead" 20 minutes and it was a before and after: "I knew I had to do something better with my life" (Photo: Video Capture)
He was “dead” for 20 minutes and it was a before and after: “I knew I had to do something better with my life” (Photo: Video capture)

In a moment, the person who was accompanying him disappeared and he was left alone, “but there was a lot of peace”clarifies the man and says that he saw a white cloud pass near him. Her life flashed before his eyes like a video. She saw everything she had done, both the good and the bad.

I remember that some things hurt me. Some made me feel good. But it was what it was. I knew I had to do something better with my life”, he reflected.

He was “dead” for 20 minutes and lived a supernatural experience: “There was someone by my side”