A little bit of spice to flavor the pot.
I'm not sure what to make of it. Could it have happened, I mean I guess there's a slim chance it could happen. There are accounts of people who've had near-death experiences so I can't totally rule it out. But then there's also attention seekers willing to get in on it too.
There was one who boy who talked about would be ''near death experience'' and made a book about it. Shockingly, later on, he admitted it was a lie. He wanted to get in on the excitement of life after death. B/c people get excited about and he wanted to be a part of it.
It's possible the parents could've encouraged it to gain attention themselves. Like that one time that little boy supposedly was alone in that balloon and they had to go get him. They had to clear air space b/c of that incident. They were not amused when it came out that the parents had encouraged it for publicity. I don't know if he had been hiding in the house or something that whole time, but I'm sure the parents got a nice ''thanks for wasting our time here's a FINE, have a nice day.''
My conclusion is I don't know. Maybe it really happened or maybe not. It's not totally unheard of, but remains open to speculation. This writer chooses to be open minded.