The Famous Tunnel We're Supposed to See When We're Dying...

@Maggiepie (7821)
United States
March 26, 2010 3:41am CST
This may fall in the same category as Jeff Dunham's random thought, "When you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn?", but it crossed my idle mind, so, I'm asking it. That notorious "light at the end of the tunnel" gets all the attention. Why is it no-one ever describes what the tunnel itself looks like? Hmm? I know after death experiences are real, but just once, could someone who's seen it tell me anything about it? Something? What's it made of? Bricks? Mud? Flesh? ??? Is it small? Large? What shape is it? Rectangular? Arched? It may be dark through most of it, but surely at the end, where the "bright light" shines, one could at least make out some details! Otherwise, how could one know one had been in a tunnel, & not just in some dark room, & not seen some sort of door suddenly open? Since it is universally described as a tunnel, then I'm thinking there must be some way to identify it as such, & thus describe it. Come on guys! Surely someone in MyLot has some answers! Maggiepie Who bets THIS post has never been made! LOL!
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Mar 10
Originality points! Everybody's looking at the light, nobody's looking at the tunnel. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Mar 10
That was my theory, too! But I still wanna know! Maggiepie "There really is more unknown (& unknowable) to the Universe than any of us can dream!"
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
27 Mar 10
Right well if I almost die, I'll try and remember to look at the tunnel! Then I'll have a reason to come back too, to tell that it was PURPLE!!!
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
29 Mar 10
I'm going to hold you to that, gal! I wanna report as soon as you're recovered from whatever sent you through it! Maggiepie "There really is more unknown (& unknowable) to the Universe than any of us can dream!"
@vandana7 (49842)
• India
26 Mar 10
Hi Maggiepie, how are you doing? :) Have always been too busy looking at the light to be bothered with archetural details of the tunnel. But since you ask, the next time I am in that, I will make sure to inspect it and report to you. :)
@vandana7 (49842)
• India
26 Mar 10
typo - architectural :(
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• United States
26 Mar 10
I've got to admit, as much as I've heard the phrase "Light at the end of the tunnel", I've never once thought to wonder what the actual "tunnel" is like! I guess I just always kind of thought there wasn't really much to describe. Maybe the tunnel itself was/is just a dark form or something? I don't know, just rambling lol.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Mar 10
I guess it started because I'm an artist, & visually oriented. Plus I read some supposed experts who claim it's a typical dream most humans have, but those who experience it say it's not like a dream, but super real, logically sequencing events, & other tells that those who are skeptical & just haven't experienced it can't possibly know unless it happens to them. Which it has, by the way. The skepticism, they who've been through it say, stems from a stubborn belief by atheistic scientists, who assume that which they can't can't measure or photograph just isn't "real." The scientists say it's a human's universal dream caused by brain trauma--which contradicts many facts. Most telling, I think, is that there are those who don't see a Christ-figure, but are instead attacked by hideous creatures, which in many faiths are called demons. That sort come back badly shaken, & immediately clean up their lives! In any case, the Tunnel visions (now there's a phrase! LOL!) are shared by many different faiths--some wildly different from the Christian milieu--& by those with no faith at all, & most curiously, the Tunnel is not always seen, as was the case with my Mom. Interesting, no matter what! Maggiepie "There really is more unknown (& unknowable) to the Universe than any of us can dream!"
@GardenGerty (79294)
• Marion, Kansas
27 Mar 10
I have not been there that I recall, but I am loving Hatley's response. I agree, this is the first I have seen a discussion like this. Hatley, I love blue velvet, so I wonder if that is what I would see as well. I am fortunate not to have been in any condition that threatened my life up until this time.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Mar 10
Yes, I'm very fond of velvet, too. One could get quite cozy in velvet. We could do worse! :o) Thanks, too, for noting it's an original topic. I think of stuff like this all the time--but I rarely share it--at least, not with anyone but Elic! Perhaps I should do so more often! :o) Maggiepie "There really is more unknown (& unknowable) to the Universe than any of us can dream!"