Man died three times when he was 8 and claims he saw his father: 'I saw him in heaven'

When he was a young boy, Landon Kemp was in a terrible car accident. When he woke up, he made some wild claims about who he saw in heaven.

Eight-year-old boy died
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Eight-year-old boy died

Landon Kemp was 8 years old when he died for the first time. The young boy was in the back seat of the family’s car as they headed home from church. His father Andy was driving, and his mother Julie was in the passenger seat. They came to an intersection and, in a horrific accident, an ambulance making its way back to its station crashed into them.

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Andy and Landon passed away very quickly. Medics who arrived on the scene shortly after the collision managed to stabilise Julie, but they didn’t even notice Landon in the back seat due to the level of damage done to the vehicle. Someone spotted his shoe peeking out of the wreckage and his body was swiftly retrieved.

Landon's story was told on the Christian YouTube channel The 700 Club.

Landon’s body was rushed to hospital

Landon was resuscitated and rushed to hospital. After he arrived at Carolinas Medical Center in North Carolina, he was far from stable. He died two more times that day, and his mother was given heartbreaking news. Medics predicted that he probably wouldn’t make it and, if he did, he would have the mind of an infant due to brain damage.

Talking about this experience, Julie said: ‘I was so desperate that that was okay. I would take that just to have him. He was all that I had’.

Julie prayed to God

At her husband’s funeral, Julie felt lonely and afraid. She explained:

I was very disappointed. Heartbroken. And while I’m sitting at the funeral, I’m fussing at God. I don’t understand why this happened. I don’t understand why he didn’t send angels to protect us, but in the very next breath I’m praying as hard to him as I’ve ever prayed in my life for Landon to live.

As Julie was grieving the loss of her husband, her son was struggling for his life in hospital. She explained that he was ‘hooked up’ to various machines but there was ‘nothing happening’. Julie spent her days praying that ‘he would open his eyes’.

Landon says he visited heaven

Amazingly, around a fortnight later, Landon woke up. Julie was overjoyed, but terrified about delivering the news about Andy’s passing. However, it turned out that she didn’t have to. Miraculously, Landon hadn’t suffered any brain damage and was able to tell his mother that he knew about his father’s death:

Yes, I know where he’s at. I saw him in heaven.

Landon, like others who have died and come back to life, said that he had seen other people he recognised in the afterlife. He explained that he had seen a friend of his father’s who had died a month before, but this was far from the strangest part of the tale.

Landon also said he had seen his two siblings in the afterlife. This left his mother shocked as she never told her son about the two miscarriages that took place before he was born. Her little boy told her that the third time he passed, he met Jesus. Landon explained that Jesus told him he needed to come back to the land of the living to ‘tell others’ about his experience.

Landon, who is now an adult, continues to share his story today. He and his mother work together to spread the hope that they believe Jesus can bring even during the darkest days. Landon explained his motivation: ‘I know I’m doing it for Jesus. I know that he’s real.

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YouTube: Dead Boy Returns From Afterlife to Tell His Mom About Heaven

FaithIt: 8-Year-Old Dies 3 Times, Wakes Up & Says “Jesus Told Me I Have to Go Back to Earth to Tell Others About Him”

This woman died when her car was crushed, she claims she visited Heaven This woman died when her car was crushed, she claims she visited Heaven