Is there a heaven? Who goes and who doesn’t? The majority of Americans say that they believe in heaven, but does anyone really know what heaven is like? In this episode of Katie, we explore the mysteries of the afterlife and talk to three people who say they’ve personally experienced what heaven is like.
We began the show by talking with Theresa Caputo, star of the hit TLC show Long Island Medium. For those of you who don’t know her, she’s the fast-talking suburban New York mother of two who communicates with spirits who have “crossed over.” It didn’t take long before Theresa began to sense spirits in the Katie studio, demonstrating her abilities with the audience.
“It’s not up to me on who comes through…” – Theresa Caputo
— Charlotte Paola (@chargonza) October 8, 2012
Mediums like Theresa have always been met with a bit of skepticism. Without scientific proof that they’re communicating with those who have passed away, many don’t believe in their proclaimed abilities. On the other hand, there are those who have faith that the messages conveyed from mediums are the true words, thoughts and feelings of their former loved ones. Theresa responded to her skeptics directly.
“I find a skeptic sometimes gets the best reading.” – Theresa Caputo
An overwhelming number of Americans believe in heaven: 85 percent. But you’re about to meet some people who say they know for sure… because they’ve been there. First, meet Dr. Mary Neal, a woman whose survival story is miraculous enough. She spent 15 minutes trapped underwater and lost consciousness. Her story of what happened next is nothing short of astounding.
“There are no words to truly describe it.” – Dr. Mary Neal
— Francesca Favaloro (@Cesca512) October 8, 2012
Colton Burpo was just a little boy when he had a near-death experience that would change his life forever. His astounding story about his journey to heaven inspired the bestselling book, “Heaven is For Real,” which has been read by more than seven million people. Colton joined us with his father Todd, who wrote the book, and his mom Sonja.
“I know he didn’t read that…he couldn’t even read at the time.” – Todd Burpo
For art prodigy Akiane Kramarik heaven has always been in the details. Her paintings are complex, vibrant and inspired by an astonishing spiritual connection. At just four-years-old, Akiane began to have visions of being in heaven and meeting God. She began translating those vision on to paper.
“It was way too complex to describe them through words.” – Akiane Kramarik
So, what do you think? And, if you’ve ever been to a medium, what was your experience like?