I think we need to start off by agreeing on the definition of "clinically dead"sorry but these near deaths were clinically dead. if we can't trust, western scientist to know what dead is, why should we trust them to know anything else?
so we know that people can actually die and then some how be revivified and not lose any memory. in fact, they will experience memories that are more vivid than the one's experienced while conscious to this 3rd density reality.
Here's what Wikipedia has to say....
"Clinical death is the medical term for cessation of blood circulation and breathing, the two necessary criteria to sustain life. It occurs when the heart stops beating in a regular rhythm, a condition called cardiac arrest. The term is also sometimes used in resuscitation research.
Stopped blood circulation has historically proven irreversible in most cases. Prior to the invention of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), defibrillation, epinephrine injection, and other treatments in the 20th century, the absence of blood circulation (and vital functions related to blood circulation) was historically considered to be the official definition of death. With the advent of these strategies, cardiac arrest came to be called "clinical death" rather than simply "death" to reflect the possibility of post-arrest resuscitation; for medical purposes, it is considered to be the final physical state before permanent death."
So, according to that, "clinically dead" isn't "actually dead" and recovery is possible.
Now let's see what Wikipedia tells us about NDE's....
"A near-death experience (NDE) refers to a broad range of personal experiences associated with impending death, encompassing multiple possible sensations including detachment from the body; feelings of levitation; extreme fear; total serenity, security, or warmth; the experience of absolute dissolution; and the presence of a light.
These phenomena are usually reported after an individual has been pronounced clinically dead or otherwise very close to death, hence the term near-death experience. Many NDE reports, however, originate from events that are not life-threatening. With recent developments in cardiac resuscitation techniques, the number of reported NDEs has increased.
Many in the scientific community regard such experiences as hallucinatory, while paranormal specialists and some mainstream scientists regard them to be evidence of an afterlife."
So, NDE's are "experiences associated with impending death". That's clinical as opposed to actual, death.
I'll admit that people's accounts of NDE's often appear in magazines and newspapers yet that's just the way people in our society are:
Horoscopes, ghosts, vampires, zombies, crop circles, alien abductions, magic, healing crystals, mystic energies, NDE's, religion.
There are no end of books on the above. Go into any magazine store and you'll see shelves full of magazines on the occult, astrology, UFO's and other superstitions.
How many science magazines are they? Not many.
We know from curious how easily gullible people eagerly lap up (often without evidence) any mumbo jumbo that's put in front of them. Yet those same people will frequently ignore the tangible realities that science brings us.
What do I think about NDE's? I don't think they're magical, I just think that the few that do occur are yet to be fully explained by science (they're working on it) and I think the answer is far more likely to be one that we can explain with science rather than with the Bible/Quran/Talmud/Gita/etc.