Oklahoma Woman Dead for Nine Minutes Claims She Spoke to God

Crystal McVea says she not only saw heaven but spoke with God during her near-death experience.
2:22 | 10/28/13

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Let's get to the woman who claims she's been to heaven, spoke to god. Linzie janis has her story. Reporter:36-year-old crystal McVEIGH WAS IN THE HOSPITAL Being treated for a rare pancreatic disease three years ago when she was accidentally given more pain medicine than her body could handle. Basically, I died of a drug overdose. Reporter: Her heart stopped. She says she was at the gates of heaven talking with god. I was standing if the most beautiful tunnel of light. No words. It was just effortless communication between us. Reporter: In her book, waking up in heaven, the schoolteacher and mother of four explains why she considered herself an unlikely candidate. I was sexually abused for many years in my life. It wasn't that I believed in god, I questioned his sbexistence my whole life. What kind of god could allow this to happen? All of that fell off. Reporter: She says two times, god gave her the chance to return to her body. She declined the first offer. Then -- I heard my mother scream my name. I stopped and said,ky tell her I'm okay. He said, the joyce is up to you. I didn't want to come back to my life. I still turned around. I was right back into my body. Reporter: Her experience rings true with man with a similar and now famous story. Neurosurge yon eben alexander. I would absolutely believe it and take it seriously. Reporter: Two people with the same message. Heaven is real. For "good morning america," linzie janis, abc news, new york. I have read "proof of heaven." It's a fascinating read. Is this something you discuss, spirituality on the show? Yeah. I think the latino community is very spiritual. You can see god anywhere you want to. We're people of faith. Our audience is, too. Whoever watch this is story will feel it. It's amazing. Nonbelievers, fair to say? If you love the dance. Back staij of "dancing with

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