I never met Mang Resty, a former photographer at PJI. He was there long before I came in. But I was lucky to have heard his uncanny story from the man himself.
Mang Resty had a reputation for always being late when reporting for assignments. But on a particular day, he was unbelievably early. Half an hour before he left for his assignment in Makati, he felt dizzy. The company nurse gave him medicine to alleviate his dizziness. The nurse followed procedures and took his blood pressure. The nurse heaved a sigh of relief as the blood pressure apparatus reading was normal, but when he tried to help Mang Resty get up, his legs suddenly felt woobly.
He let Mang Resty rest again, but he suddenly had seizure and his pulse went blank a few minutes later. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. But doctors still placed him at the ICU where they waited for another 24-hours.
After the critical period lapsed, doctors officially declared him dead. Word about Mang Resty’s untimely demise spread like wildfire.
But miracles do happen as 48 hours after he was wheeled into the hospital emergency room, Mang Resty woke up, sat on his bed and began talking to his wife as if nothing happened. He could not remember a thing of the 48 hours that he was detached from the real world (unlike those who experienced near-death encounters sa seen on movies or sony tvs).
His attending physician had told him that the abscene of any astral projection or paranormal experience could be the will of God.