A man who technically died for a short time says his soul left his body and he saw both heaven and hell. Watch him explain:
Jeff's mum died when he was just 22 after being diagnosed with cancer. The death hit him hard, and after growing up as a Christian, he found it difficult to have faith after what his mother went through.
After becoming a police officer, he started to drink to deal with his pain.
Jeff said: "I was very angry at god."
His alcohol use contributed to and exacerbated his chronic depression, and Jeff was very unhappy.
In 2014, he was driving to his favourite fishing spot, when he approached a blind hill. A car careered over into the middle of the road, colliding with Jeff head on.
He said he only had time to blink, with the impact of the crash sounding more like an explosion.
He said: "I blacked out, I vaguely remember hearing the car skidding."
He had been hit head on and was injured badly, before being airlifted to a hospital in Cincinnati.
While he was in ICU, he underwent several surgeries to try to save his life after the life-threatening accident.
But it was during one of his emergency surgeries that Jeff coded - briefly passing away.
He explained: "I passed out in my wife's arms in the hospital. I began to see images of demons and I started hearing growling and laughter.
"What I was told after was my heart had stopped, half my heart had stopped and my respiration was off the charts and I was basically dying.
"I felt my soul leave my body and I remember seeing darkness and also fog on the floor and the ceiling.
"I went to a place where there was a black void, and I remember crying out to Jesus."
He then saw a vision of his mother.
Jeff said: "She got right up in my face, it was a younger version of my mother. I remember her looking me right in the eye. For whatever reason, she was washing her arm."
He continued: "From a believer's standpoint, I believe it symbolised washing and for me to clean up my act.
"She gave me that motherly stare and after that I remember zooming back and I came back in the room."
He then felt a desire to repent and turned back to religion. While he recovered, he quit drinking and never drank again, eventually resolving his anger and pain with counselling and church.
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