Teen claims he saw Jesus while in a coma

Teen Says He Saw Jesus After Awaking From Coma
Teen Says He Saw Jesus After Awaking From Coma

Texas teen Zack Clements was rushed to the hospital after he collapsed earlier this month at his high school in Brownwood, Texas.

Doctors managed to revive him, but Clements was without a heartbeat for 20 minutes, according to CBS Dallas/Fort Worth. Today, it's what he says he saw before his heartbeat returned that has people talking.

"I saw a man that had longish kind of ruffled hair with a kind of thick beard, and it didn't take me long to realize that was Jesus," Clements told KTVT.

Once his heart started beating again, he was put into a medically induced coma. Sometime during all this, he says he saw Jesus.

While the story has its critics, Principal Gary Day at Clements' Victory Life Academy told local paper Brownwood Bulletin, "I believe that totally."

In a strange twist, Clements' father told People that he's been accused of giving his son a pill that made him go into what would looked like cardiac arrest.

A cardiologist who helped care for Clements told People his heart failed due to a rhythm problem and inflammation. She also said he was "very lucky." She said they were worried he suffered brain damage, but he didn't.

Clements now joins others who claim to have had an otherworldly experience after a medical trauma. Two of the more famous ones led to book deals.

"The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven" and "Heaven Is For Real."

Although Alex Malarkey, behind "The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven," recanted his story and later said he made it up.

As for Clements, he has since returned home from the hospital. His family currently has a fundraiser page set up to help with medical bills.