How to Have a Near Death ExperienceCharlie Jane Anders6/07/12 3:03pmFiled to: Io9 death weekDebunkeryNear death experiencesScienceSciTopFb721EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkNobody knows what happens to us after death — but plenty of people believe they've had a sneak peek. As doctors get better and better at resuscitating people who have reached death's door, the number of people who report having a Near Death Experience (NDE) has gone way up. One in 20 people in the United States has had one. People usually seem to come away from these things feeling comforted and spiritually engaged. By all accounts, they can be life-changing experiences.So how do you go about having a Near-Death Experience on purpose? Apparently it's way easier than the Joel Schumacher movie Flatliners would have you believe.