Medically speaking, near-death experiences should be impossible and the ability to communicate with those on the other side seems unreal. Yet, thousands of people have journeyed to the afterlife and many have had visions and communications with those who have passed. Near-Death experiences (NDEs) generally occur when a person is so physically compromised that they are unconscious, comatose or clinically dead. From both a medical and a logical perspective, it should be impossible for people who are unconscious to have highly lucid experiences that are clear and logically organized. However, lucid experiences do occur at this time, and the level of consciousness and alertness that they experience is usually even greater than what people experience in everyday life. Many NDEs describe a close encounter with God during a close brush with death. Those having these experiences come from all walks of life, including physicians, scientists and people from all around the world. One thing that is remarkable is that regardless of their prior cultural or religious beliefs, there is often exceptional consistency is their descriptions of God. This consistency fulfills a basic scientific principle: What is real is consistently observed. These accounts, along with other forms of communication from those on the other side offer a profound message of reassurance, hope and comfort that God is real. Here are five real experiences that people have that point to the afterlife.