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Proof of Life after Death: Dead People Appear to People Who Know Them

People whose bodies have died often appear and communicate with people living on the earth plane. They have all the body and voice characteristics of the deceased person, and they communicate with fluency about commonly held memories. Following are examples of spontaneous materializations from reliable sources. They are further proof of the afterlife.

Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Has an Appearance from the Life after Death


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Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross was an internationally renowned physician, author, speaker, and expert on death and dying. She was one of Time magazine’s hundred most important thinkers of the 20thcentury, and her 1997 book, On Death and Dying, was one of New York Public Library’s Books of the Century. She received twenty honorary degrees for her achievements and published twenty books on death and dying. She was also included on the International Biographical Centre’s list of the foremost women of the twentieth century.

Evidence That Dr. Kübler-Ross Saw and Conversed with Mrs. Schwartz, Whose Body Had Been Dead for Two Years

In her renowned 1991 book, On Life After Death,Dr. Kübler-Ross described a visitation in a physical form by someone who entered the life after death two years earlier. You can listen to a narration of this excerpt as you read it

I was at a crossroad. I felt I needed to give up my work with dying patients. That day, I was determined to give notice and leave the hospital and the University of Chicago. It wasn’t an easy decision because I really loved my patients.

I walked out of my last seminar on death and dying towards the elevator. At that moment, a woman walked towards me. She had an incredible smile on her face, like she knew every thought I had.

She said, “Dr. Ross, I’m only going to take two minutes of your time. If you don’t mind, I’ll walk you down to your office.” It was the longest walk I have ever taken in my life. One part of me knew this was Mrs. Schwartz, a patient of mine who had died and been buried almost a year ago. But I’m a scientist, and I don’t believe in ghosts and spooks!

I did the most incredible reality testing I’ve ever done. I tried to touch her because she looked kind of transparent in a waxy way. Not that you could see furniture behind her, but not quite real either. I know I touched her, and she had feeling to her.

We came to my office, and she opened the door. We went inside, and she said, “I had to come back for two reasons. Number one, I wanted to thank you and Reverend Smith once more for what you have done for me. But the real reason why I had to come back is to tell you not to give up your work on death and dying. Not yet.”

I realized consciously that maybe indeed this was Mrs. Schwartz. But I thought nobody would ever believe me if I told this to anybody. They really would think I had flipped!

So my scientist in me very shrewdly looked at her and said, “You know, Reverend Smith would be thrilled if he would have a note from you. Would you terribly mind?” You understand that the scientist in me needed proof. I needed a sheet of paper with anything written in her handwriting, and hopefully, her signature.

This woman knew my thoughts and knew I had no intention to ever give her note to Reverend Smith. However, she took a piece of paper and wrote a message and signed it with her full name. Then, with the biggest smile of love and compassion and understanding, she said to me, “Are you satisfied now?”

Once more, she said, “You cannot give up your work on death and dying. Not yet. The time is not right. We will help you. You will know when the time is right. Do you promise?” The last thing I said to her was “I promise.” And with that, she walked out.

No sooner was the door closed, I had to go and see if she was real. I opened the door, and there was not a soul in that long hallway![i]

Kübler-Ross was a highly respected psychiatrist who showed no sign of hallucinations and was mentally competent at the time of her experience. Kübler-Ross saw Mrs. Schwartz clearly as a physical body and touched her. Mrs. Schwartz referred to things that had happened to her and referred to events in Kübler-Ross’s current life. She was articulate and showed no signs of defect from her body’s death. The spontaneous materialization of Mrs. Schwartz, whose body had died two years before, is evidence that you will live on after your body dies.


[i] Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, On Life after Death (Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 2008).

Raymond A. Moody Speaks with His Grandmother Living in the Afterlife


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Dr. Raymond A. Moody

Raymond A. Moody is a philosopher, psychologist, physician, and author. He is the author of Life after Life, which uses the term “near-death experience” for the first time. He is widely respected, of sound mind, and not given to hallucinations.

Evidence That Dr. Moody Saw and Spoke with His Grandmother

Dr. Moody had an experience in which his deceased grandmother materialized, had a lengthy conversation with him, and calmly left. His account of what happened follows. You can listen to the narration while reading the text.

It is very difficult to put this experience into language; I am at a loss to explain some of it in words. Yet, I have no doubt whatsoever that I was in the presence of my deceased grandmother for an extended period and did in fact converse with her at length. At first, as I said, I did not recognize this person, though she immediately seemed somehow familiar. She looked somewhat as she had while alive on the earth, but appeared younger than she had been even when I was born. When I recognized her as my grandmother and confronted her with this fact, she immediately acknowledged it and began to use the nickname she alone had used for me when I was a child. She talked with me about events only my grandmother and I knew. She imparted to me certain very personal information about my early life that has been quite important and revealing…. I might add that the relationship between me and my paternal grandmother had been rather difficult while she was alive. Yet, our meeting enabled us to smooth things over. I now see her humor and appreciate her as a person in a brand new way. I look forward to meeting her again when I make my transition.[i]

Later in the same essay, Dr. Moody explains that the experience he had with his grandmother had none of the characteristics of a hallucination.

I can attest that my own visit with my grandmother was radically different from anything I have experienced during my two decades of familiarity with hypnosis. As to “suggestion,” the fact that some subjects in the study [described in this source document] saw someone other than the person they set out to see illustrates the difficulty in explaining these happenings solely in terms of that concept.[ii]

Dr. Moody’s grandmother materialized in a body he recognized as his grandmother. She was alive and articulate and had a fully functioning memory of events that had happened in the past, although her body and brain had been dead for years.


[i] Raymond Moody, “Family Reunions: Visionary Encounters with the Departed in a Modern-Day Psychomanteum,” Journal of Near-Death Studies 11, no. 2 (Winter 1992): 112.

[ii] Moody, “Family Reunions.”

Rev. John Bertram Phillips Is Visited by C. S. Lewis from the Life after Death

Rev. J. B. Phillips
C. S. Lewis

J. B. Phillips was an English Bible translator, author, and ordained Anglican priest responsible for the Phillips Translation of the New Testament. Phillips was an esteemed scholar with no history of hallucinations or mental illness. In these two incidents, the renowned author C. S. Lewis appeared to him before Phillips was aware Lewis had transitioned.

Evidence Demonstrating Phillips Conversed with C. S. Lewis

J. B. Phillips was suffering from a life-threatening depression. He refused to leave his room, would not eat, and would not exercise. He had begun to doubt God’s love for him. His account of what happened from his book, Ring of Truth, follows. You can listen to a narration of the text.

Many of us who believe in what is technically known as the Communion of Saints must have experienced the sense of nearness, for a fairly short time, of those whom we love soon after they have died. This has certainly happened to me several times. But the late C. S. Lewis, whom I did not know very well, and had only seen in the flesh once, but with whom I had corresponded a fair amount, gave me an unusual experience. A few days after his death, while I was watching television, he “appeared” sitting in a chair within a few feet of me, and spoke a few words which were particularly relevant to the difficult circumstances through which I was passing. He was ruddier in complexion than ever, grinning all over his face and, as the old fashioned saying has it, positively glowing with health. The interesting thing to me was that I had not been thinking about him at all. I was neither alarmed nor surprised nor, to satisfy the Bishop of Woolwich, did I look up to see the hole in the ceiling that he might have made on arrival! He was just there —“large as life and twice as natural”! A week later, this time when I was in bed reading before going to sleep, he appeared again, even more rosily radiant than before, and repeated to me the same message, which was very important to me at the time. I was a little puzzled by this, and I mentioned it to a certain saintly Bishop who was then living in retirement here in Dorset. His reply was, “My dear J…., this sort of thing is happening all the time.”[i]

Another source explains Phillips’s reference to the “few words which were particularly relevant to the difficult circumstances through which I was passing.”

In this vision, Lewis spoke only one sentence to Phillips: “J. B., it’s not as hard as you think.” One solitary sentence, the meaning of which is debated! But what is not debated is the effect of that sentence. It snapped Phillips out of his depression, and set him again following God. After Lewis spoke that cryptic sentence, he disappeared.

Phillips came out of his chambers only to find that Lewis had died moments before the appearance, miles away. He pondered this in his heart, with wonder, and never returned to his depression.[ii]

Phillips attested to the materialization of C. S. Lewis, but the most convincing evidence of its occurrence was the fact that it “snapped Phillips out of his depression and set him again following God.” C. S. Lewis demonstrated that he was alive even though his body was dead.


[i] J. B. Phillips, Ring of Truth (London: H. Shaw, 1977), 117.

[ii] “A Theology of Ghosts,” Thoughts of Loy, Loy Mershimer blogspot, September 19, 2005, http://loymershimer.blogspot.com/2005/09/theology-of-ghosts.html.

This Proof of Life after Death

The written statements of these professionals who were of sound mind at the time of the experiences is proof of life after death. Although your body will die, you will never die.