Near Death.com — Near Death Experiences of Atheists
In his mid-thirties, Ned Dougherty (an Irish name, pronounced “Dock-erty”) had everything: money, women, property, prestige, and power. He was a real estate broker for twenty-six years owning popular nightclubs in Palm Beach, Florida, and the Hampton’s, Long Island’s exclusive playground for the rich and famous. He lived in the fast lane every hour of the day, pursuing every pleasure money could buy. Despite his religious upbringing as a Roman Catholic, he had no interest in a spiritual life because he didn’t believe in an afterlife. He was too busy searching for a good time to be bothered with such things. This all changed on July 2, 1984 when he had a near-death experience (NDE) resulting from a heart attack after a heated – almost murderous – fist fight with a business associate. Dougherty’s NDE caused him to undergo a radical life transformation in which he gave up his nightclub business and party lifestyle and embraced his hitherto neglected Catholic religion. His NDE gave him a conscious awareness of his mission in life which was to embark upon charitable and missionary work. During his NDE, a wonderful “Lady of Light” (whom he identified as the Virgin Mary) revealed to him future global catastrophes many of which have already occurred which you will read in this article. Today, Dougherty is a featured speaker, a former director and media spokesperson for the International Association for Near-Death Studies (www.iands.org). He also founded a spiritual center as revealed in his NDE called the Mission of Angels Foundation (www.fastlanetoheaven.com) through which he speaks on life-after-death issues, NDEs, Marian apparitions, and other spiritual matters. He also hosts End Times Daily (www.endtimesdaily.com) – a Catholic news site focusing on eschatology – where he publishes interior locutions he has been receiving on a monthly basis since 2005. The following is an excerpt from his book, Fast Lane to Heaven: Celestial Encounters that Changed My Life, published in March of 2001, which documents his amazing NDE and visions of Earth’s future.
After Dougherty’s heart attack, he has an out-of-body experience while in the ambulance rushing him to the hospital. Ned meets up with a departed friend who guides him to see other deceased friends and relatives. He also recognizes other friends from his spiritual life prior to his birth on Earth. Continues …
The Hall of Records and Ned Dougherty’s Visions of Earth’s Future