Amazing Japanese Man Who Had Near-Death Experiences Three Times

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This is a true story of a Japanese man who had near-death experiences three times.

His name is Tsuruhiko Kiuchi (born 1954), a Japanese comet hunter and writer.

Tsuruhiko Kiuchi (born 1954), a Japanese comet hunter and a writer. 

As a comet hunter, Kiuchi discovered Comet Cernis-Kiuchi-Nakamura (1990b) and Comet Tsuchiya-Kiuchi (1990i).

He also rediscovered Comet Metcalf-Brewington (1906VI=97P/1906 V2) and Comet Swift-Tuttle (109P/Swift-Tuttle).

Furthermore, Kiuchi is well-known for his near-death experience.

In the former post, I introduced an amazing near-death experience of Kiuchi at the age of 22.

But this is not the end of his near-death experience, because he had near-death experiences three times!

Actually, 32 years later, when he was 55 years old, Kiuchi had the second and third near-death experiences in Shanghai, China.

In this post, I would like to introduce the second near-death experience of Kiuchi.

The Observation of a Total Solar Eclipse in Shanghai, China in 2009

In July, 2009, as an instructor of a tour to observe a total solar eclipse, Kiuchi was going to leave for Shanghai, China with other tour members.

Shanhai was supposed be a good place to observe a total solar eclipse.

Initially, 30 people were going to participate in this tour.

However, after the tour company recruited participants, the tour attracted 600 people.

Kiuchi was nervous and very shy around new people since by nature.

So, to know that he had to lead as many as 600 people, Kiuchi was pounding and he felt a gripping pain in his stomach.

The tour participants paid high travel expenses to go and see the total solar eclipse in Shanghai.

What if this tour is unsatisfactory to them?

Kiuchi got worried by himself.

In addition to the weariness of the international trip, his body may be adversely affected by the stress of having to lead 600 people.

Now that he thinks about it, he gradually began to suffer a perforated stomach from that time.

The venue for the observation was a spacious park, about 100 kilometers (about 60 miles) west of Shanghai.

On the day before the eclipse, Kiuchi went to take a look at the venue in advance.

That day was a beautiful sunny day without a cloud in the sky.

It would be nice if it’s sunny tomorrow.

Everything was fine, until then.

However, after Kiuchi went back to the hotel, the weather turned bad.

When he woke up in the night and looked out of the window, it was pouring outside.

What is worse, it was also thundering and he heard the rumbles of thunder.

Oh, it turned out bad!

At that moment, the vision of about 600 tour participants popped into his head.

They looked all disappointed, because they came all the way to Shanghai, China to observe the total solar eclipse.

But, there is nothing he could do.

All Kiuchi could do is pray.

I hope it’s sunny tomorrow!

Kiuchi was so bothered by the bad weather that he could not sleep very well that night.

The Miraculous Observation of the Total Solar Eclipse

Next morning, the rain did not look like ending anytime soon.

Nevertheless, some of the tour participants and conductors said, 

The rain will stop soon, won’t it?

It will clear up, because Kiuchi is with us, right?

So, Kiuchi got under a lot more pressure.

In the meantime, the time of the total solar eclipse was approaching.

However, Kiuchi inwardly hung his hope on something.

The venue was situated beside a big river, because he had asked the tour organizer to set up the venue beside the river.

According to Kiuchi, during a total solar eclipse, as the sun wanes, the temperature drops rapidly and thus water vapor coming from rivers and lakes is less likely to be generated.

As a result, even if it is raining or clouding in the observation site, water vapor supplied to the rain cloud is suppressed due to the decrease in temperature.

Thus, there is a chance that it clears up at the time of a total solar eclipse.

Actually, Kiuchi had succeeded in observing total solar eclipses in Australia and South Africa in spite of bad weather conditions, because he chose the spot beside a river or a lake as the observation site.

Therefore, even in this tour, he thought,

There is a chance it will clear up.

So, Kiuchi jokingly said to the tour conductors around him,

it may clear up, because I’m here.

Amazingly, as Kiuchi had expected, as the sun waned, the rain fell more gently.

As the sun waned, it was getting dark and cold.

And the rain stopped and the clouds became thinner.

Finally, at the moment of the total solar eclipse, the clouds broke near the sun and so they could observe the clear total solar eclipse.

Strangely, as soon as the eclipse ended, the sun was obscured by clouds again.

It really was a miracle!

That’s great!

That’s Kiuchi!

The tour participants and conductors were all greatly pleased.

Kiuchi was so relieved, because he guessed right.

At that time, he completely forgot that he felt a gripping pain in his stomach, because he had been nervous until then.

Kiuchi was so excited to observe the total solar eclipse that he was late in noticing his bad health condition.

Kiuchi Fell Into Critical Condition

After the successful observation of the total solar eclipse, Kiuchi went back to the hotel.

At that time, he realized there was something wrong with him.

Actually, there had been something wrong with his abdomen from the early evening.

But, he thought that his stomach got worse just because he was nervous.

Looking back, it seemed that he had already suffered stomach perforation at that time.

That day, Kiuchi got an early night without having dinner due to severe pain in his stomach.

Next morning, he headed downstairs to the restaurant of the hotel to have breakfast.

He still felt sick to his stomach.

Oh, I don’t think I can eat breakfast!

So, he got on the elevator to go back to his room.

At that moment, Kiuchi vomited large amounts of dark red blood from his stomach!

Then Kiuchi felt faint and collapsed on the floor.

After that, the other tour members found Kiuchi lying in a pool of blood in the elevator and so they went into an uproar.

Soon they carried him out of the elevator, but Kiuchi vomited blood there again.

According to the person who helped him there, Kiuchi vomited a total of about 5,000 cc of blood at that time!

Then Kiuchi was lying on the floor and waiting for an ambulance to come.

But, it took some time for an ambulance to come to the hotel.

So, Kiuchi was waiting for about 20 minutes, while his body got colder and colder and he felt like fainting.

After a while, an ambulance arrived at the hotel and Kiuchi was taken away to a hospital in the ambulance.

Inside the ambulance, Kiuch was staring blankly at what was going on around him.

So, at that time, his heart was still beating.

However, when the ambulance arrived at the hospital, he suffered full cardiopulmonary arrest.

Perhaps, his heart had stopped during the transport by the ambulance.

The 2nd Near-Death Experience

Amazingly, at that time, Kiuchi’s mind got out of his body and then he was watching his body carried out of the ambulance to the hospital on a stretcher, although he suffered full cardiopulmonary arrest.

It was the same experience as Kiuchi had when he was 22 years old.

Thus, he kept his head this time, because it was the second near-death experience for him.

Kiuchi did not dread, rather did he welcomed the second near-death experience.

This might be a great opportunity to the past and the future beyond space and time.

I’ll never get another chance.

Immediately, Kiuchi intended to go to the future like the first time, because he wanted to clear up what he had been wondering about since then.

But strangely, in the state of the mind only, his mind was so clear that everything seemed obvious to him.

According to Kiuchi, when a person gets out of their body in the near-death state, they become an spiritual being without a body.

In that state, they have a direct access to “the greater universal mind” that stores all information of the universe.

In this way, they know everything in the universe during their near-death experience.

Kiuchi lost track of what he had been wondering about.

Moreover, he did not care even what he had forgotten his doubt.

Furthermore, he felt the presence of the greater universal mind steadily approaching, like the first time.

Kiuchi felt that he was about to be swallowed up in the greater universal mind.

Usually, when a person becomes a being without a body after their death, they would be swallowed up in the greater universal mind, because they lost their head and thus could not gasp what was going on.

Nevertheless, Kiuchi wanted to go to the future, no matter what.

So, he tried imaging the future to resist the greater universal mind.

The next moment, Kiuchi teleported over to a place like a Japanese hospital of the future.

In the hospital, a person was positioned within a doughnut-shaped medical device like an MRI scanner to receive a medical treatment.

It seemed that the device used an “invisible wave” for the medical treatment.

Indeed, it was an amazing future technology!

Kiuchi wanted to see more of the future world.

But, he was suddenly returned to his body.

This time, he stayed in the future only a few minutes, because he came back to life with immediate electronic shock to the heart.

Strange to say, Kiuchi was really disappointed that he came back to life immediately.

To tell the truth, if he had known that he would surely came back to life, he wanted to be in the near-death state a while longer to see more of the future world.

Miraculous Return to Life

After Kiuchi miraculously survived, the doctors immediately conducted tests to determine the cause of the severe bleeding.

Tests showed that he suffered coronary vein rupture.

According to the doctor, there was a thick vein called “coronary vein” running along the stomach.

Kiuchi suffered a perforated coronary vein, which lead to the coronary vein rupture and thus the excessive bleeding.

It was fortunate for him that he suffered perforation of the stomach prior to the rupture of the coronary vein.

As the rupture of the coronary vein occurred just where the stomach was perforated, large amounts of blood that gushed from the coronary vein flew into the stomach.

Otherwise, large volume of blood would overflow inside the abdominal cavity and thus he would suffer peritonitis.

Some people die from such severe bleeding.

Actually, Kiuchi could die at any moment, because he was carried to the hospital in cardiopulmonary arrest after vomiting as much as about 5000 cc of blood.

After that, at the hospital in Shanghai, the doctor made an injection of a high dose of drug with the capacity to act like glue that plugs the hole in the ruptured vein wall.

Thanks to the first aid, the hole in the vein wall was successfully plugged and thus Kiuchi had a near escape from death.

However, right after that, Kiuchi had the third near-death experience.

(Continued below)

Published on December 1, 2019

Written by OTAKUPAPA


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  2. Tsuruhiko Kiuchi (April 2003). “The starry heavens teach our way of living.”
  3. Tsuruhiko Kiuchi (May 23, 2014). “My near-death experience teach the structure of the universe.”
  4. Tsuruhiko Kiuchi (November 19, 2016). “The will of the universe revealed through a near-death experience.”
  5. Tsuruhiko Kiuchi In Wikipedia.
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