DOI: 10.14704/nq.2016.14.4.968

Could ‘Biophoton Emission’ be the Reason for Mechanical Malfunctioning at the Moment of Death?

J. Shashi Kiran Reddy


Near-Death experiences (NDEs) and End of Life Experiences (ELEs) provides new insights into the nature of consciousness (mainly into its non-local and non-material aspects). Knowing the extent of implications these could have in the science of consciousness, numerous studies have been carried out to demystify the mechanisms and processes involved in the generation of NDEs and ELEs. One such phenomenon; well discussed in NDEs and ELEs literature, that received very less attention from the scientific community is malfunctioning of mechanical objects (such as clocks stopping, malfunctioning of TVs and other electronic devices, etc.) starting at the moment of death in the room of a dying person. On the other hand, there has been little evidence suggesting the bulk emission of biophotons during the time of devastation or death. Considering the results from few recent scientific investigations that demonstrate the role played by biophotons in triggering potential changes in the processing of mechanical objects, here we propose that specific mechanisms involving biophoton emission could probably be related to unexplainable phenomenon surrounding the moment of death. In this regard, the present note acts as a starting step and calls for more experimental investigations that could decode the mystery behind such events and thereby verify the present hypothesis.


Biophotons; Near-Death experiences (NDEs); End of Life Experiences (ELEs); Mind-Matter Interaction; Emission

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