Your answer is completely dependent on what you were brought up to believe and what your personal experience or experiences have been regarding those that have already passed on, including yourself. There are many stories of people that have passed on from this world, that have been declared legally dead and were then resurrected one way or another.
Many of them swear that they experienced fantastic and wonderful things, most quite similar, but some claim to have seen the fires of hell on their way out.
I have personally experienced two separate incidences with two people that I loved right after their time of death.
I cannot prove exactly what happened or why, but it was very strange that there were two separate incidents that I am not able to explain in the natural.
I have to begin this with fact that I am not like most people. I believe we all think this, but in my case it’s a fact. Thankfully I have had witnesses to some of the strange things that have happened in my life including a wild bird flying out of the sky, jumping into my lap chirping away. Finding someone’s missing hunting arrow under inches of new snow the day after hunt. I could feel the same fear in that area as I did from the animal the night before. It might be a Native American thing, who knows.
A couple of years ago I was putting on my face before going to work in my lighted make-up mirror as usual. It turned off. I immediately thought there must be a short or it just stopped working so I tried to turn it back on and it turned on, no problem. I started putting my make-up on again only to have it shut it’s self off. I turned it back on and again it turned off. For some reason I was not frightened but thought it odd, like someone was playing a joke on me. I said out loud, “Real funny joke.” About a day later my ex-best friends daughter told me that her mom had passed away right before that. We had been friends through school and for many years after before slowly growing apart in ideals and lifestyle. Her daughter had been in touch with me through the later years, but not her mother,who used to be my very best friend. We used to play pranks on each other when we were younger, she loved pranks and the private joke saying between us was “real funny joke you guys!” My make-up mirror had never turned it’s self off before and has since done this only one time and that was right before my sister passed earlier this year. I find the timing of this supernatural occurrence an odd coincidence.
Was this my friend trying to be funny? Was someone beside my friend trying to contact me? Was there a spiritual shake-up that caused this to happen because of their passing or imminent passing? My sister was also friends with my friend.
My sister had been suffering with cancer for a number of months and the night she passed I put something down on my dresser and it slid backwards a number of inches before my eyes. I thought I was seeing things, again not super concerned, only to find out the next morning that she had passed during the night. Then I was not so sure I imagined it. I’ve never imagined something like that before.
Was she trying to contact before going home? Was someone else trying to tell me something or did I spiritually know something was amiss that caused it? I guess I’ll find out one day. We all will.