Physicist who had a near-death experience now explores the afterlife

(ORDO NEWS) — One San Francisco scientist who had pondered the mysteries of physics for decades turned his attention to the mystery of the human mind.

Dr. Alan Ross Hugenot holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and has had a successful career in marine engineering, serving on committees that develop shipbuilding standards for the United States. He studied physics and mechanical engineering at the Oregon Institute of Technology.

But central to his work is the study of the afterlife after having a near-death experience following a motorcycle accident as a young man.

“I’ve been building ships using Newtonian physics,” he says, “but all along I knew there was something better. There’s a whole other world out there that our five senses can’t perceive.” He gave a talk on afterlife theory at the 2014 International Association for Near-Death Life Research (IANDS) conference in Newport Beach, California.

Exploring scientific theories related to this other world, Huguenot wondered if the consciousness of living people, as well as the “souls” of the dead, is in dark matter or dark energy. He pondered the implications of the power our consciousness seems to have over physical reality.

Huguenot spoke of having a near-death experience in the 1970s in which he saw part of this other world. He found it “more real than our world”.

These questions are not merely an intellectual riddle for Huguenot; they are related to past experiences that changed his worldview.

Huguenot summarized some theories in physics, explaining how they might indicate the existence of a mind independent of the brain and the existence of an afterlife on another plane.

He noted that further research would be needed to test his postulates. He also noted the difficulties involved in testing these ideas within the traditional scientific framework.

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Consciousness can exist in the “cloud”

Huguenot believes that the human mind can function like the data we store in the “cloud”. This data can be accessed from multiple devices – smartphone, tablet, desktop computer.

During a near-death experience, according to Huguenot’s theory, consciousness can run away from a dangerous situation. We can “flip the switch and go to another computer,” he said.

“The core of my consciousness is in my head, but the center of my consciousness – where is it really? It is outside my body. Because inside and outside is an illusion.”

Space may not exist, at least in the way we usually understand it, he said, referring to Dr. John Bell’s nonlocality theorem. “She’s hard to come by; we love our space,” he joked.

Nonlocality refers to the ability of two objects to instantly know each other’s state, even if they are separated by vast distances.

This is due to the phenomenon of entanglement: particle A and particle B interact, after which they remain mysteriously connected. When particle A undergoes a change, particle B undergoes the same change; A and B have largely lost their individuality and behave as a single entity.

Bell’s theorem has been tested by many scientists over the years and is part of mainstream quantum physics. Huguenot’s ideas about consciousness existing both inside and outside the human body rely on this theorem, but remain outside the main scientific attention.

An afterlife in dark matter, or maybe another dimension?

What scientists have observed is about 4 percent of our universe. Dark energy and dark matter make up the other 96 percent. Scientists don’t really know what dark energy and matter are, and their existence is only perceived because of the effect they have on observable matter.

Huguenot said: “These indistinguishable 96 percent of the universe … give us enough space for the existence of consciousness and the afterlife.”

Perhaps consciousness exists in another dimension, Huguenot said. String theory, widely discussed in mainstream physics, states that there are other dimensions beyond the four-dimensional concept of the universe.

String theory views the universe as a world of very thin, vibrating strings. The strings are thought to be projected from a lower dimensional space, simpler, flatter and without gravity.

Why Ghosts Can Walk Through Walls – And You Can Too

Huguenot stated that reaching another dimension could be a matter of faith. Perhaps our bodies could pass through walls if we really believed in it.

“My whole soul believes in 3D, so I can’t go through the wall,” he said. He reviewed some of the experiments that showed that the human mind is capable of influencing physical reality.

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Light can be either a particle or a wave – depending on your thoughts.

Consciousness seems to have a physical effect on matter. The famous double slit experiment shocked physicists when it showed that photons (particles of light) behave differently when they are being watched than when no one is watching.

In essence, an observer can cause photons to take on the form of a particle or a wave by the very act of observing; they are not fixed in the same form as expected.

Particles exist as a potential, Huguenot said, and the observer determines what form they take. He noted that the influence of the researcher’s mind on his experiment has serious consequences: “If a skeptic wants to reproduce what the “believer” found in his experiment, he will not be able to do this, because… everything will go the way this guy wants to see and not the way the other guy wants to see it.”

Huguenot wonders if a particle takes shape only when observed, then who or what was the observer of the Big Bang? His answer is simple – “consciousness”.

Princeton experiments show mind can influence electronic devices

The Princeton Engineering Anomaly Research Lab (PEAR) at Princeton University is known for experiments that have shown that our minds can influence how electronic devices work. Over the years, PEAR researchers have conducted millions of experiments with hundreds of people. A typical example of such an experiment looks like this:

A Random Event Generator (REG) is an electronic device that can produce bits that represent either 0 or 1. The participants in the study tried to influence the REG in either direction – towards 0 or towards 1.

If the events showed a significant preference in the direction of the person’s choice, exceeding what chance would have dictated, it was evidence that the will of man had influenced the machine.

The overall conclusion was that the human mind can slightly influence the machine. While the impact was minor, the consistency was significant. Over the course of so many trials, the statistical power has increased. There is less than a 1 in 1 billion chance that these results were obtained by chance and not by the influence of the human mind.


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