Saturday, 29 April 2017 13:05

Did German Scientists Really Prove There’s Life After Death?


Word on the Internet is that a team of German scientists — made up of psychologists and clinical doctors — has proven that life after death does, in fact (and in science), exist. An article on World News Daily Report noted that the team, which is said to be based at the Technische Universität of Berlin and led by a Dr. Berthold Ackermann, was purportedly able to prove such a thing after the following was performed:

This controversial process that was repeated on 944 volunteers over that last four years, necessitates a complex mixture of drugs including epinephrine and dimethyltryptamine, destined to allow the body to survive the state of clinical death and the reanimation process without damage. The body of the subject was then put into a temporary comatic state induced by a mixture of other drugs which had to be filtered by ozone from his blood during the reanimation process 18 minutes later.-World News Daily Report

This is not the first time this rumor has circulated (a quick search on Twitter shows people sharing the same article two years ago), but it was then and continues to be a fake story.

Debunking this one is as easy as going right to the source. WNDR’s Disclaimer page goes through a lot of “legalese” before ending with the following statement:

WNDR assumes however all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any persons, living, dead, or undead is purely a miracle.

Even if you didn’t see that, there are some other clues that give it away. Among them is the low-res stock photography that accompanies the article. A second clue is that a Google search results in mentions of Dr. Berthold Ackermann only as it relates to this article on WNDR. Had this been true, all of the top results for his name would have been related to such a study. Additionally, it says that this is only possible using a CPR machine called AutoPulse, which allows patients who have been dead for anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour to be resuscitated; however, earlier in the article, “the study” is reported to claim that the patients were only clinically dead for 20 minutes, so the information is contradictory.

All said, this is a hoax story on a site devoted to fake news. Don’t buy it!



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