About Us

Who We Are


This web site is a free public service. We do not allow proselytizing. We welcome and encourage all people of all backgrounds, nationalities, countries, and religions to read and participate on the website. 

Our Mission: To research and study consciousness experiences and to spread the message of love, unity and peace around the world.


About Jeff & Jody

The NDERF Team.

Jeffrey Long is a medical doctor specializing in the practice of radiation oncology, using radiation to treat cancer in Houma, Louisiana. As a scientist, Jeff founded NDERF in 1998. He wanted to know if NDEs were real by directly asking the NDErs themselves. The answer is a resounding YES! As a result of his research, he is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, "Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences." As a leading NDE researcher and a medical doctor, Jeff has appeared on national media including O'Rielly Factor, NBC today, ABC with Peter Jennings, the Dr. Oz Show, the History Channel, the Learning Channel, and National Geographic. He has also appeared on Fox News Houston and at the New York Academy of Sciences.

Jody Long is an attorney, licensed in Washington, New Mexico, Louisiana, and the Navajo Nation. She is webmaster for the Near Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF) for the past 13 years and provides support and a forum for NDErs and those who want to know about the afterlife. She has several decades of experience researching paranormal and related phenomena. She is also webmaster for After Death Communication Research Foundation (ADCRF) www.adcrf.org and the other consciousness experience website which is everything that is not an NDE or ADC (OBERF) www.oberf.org. Jody helped with "Evidence of the Afterlife," the New York Times best selling NDE book. She has written "God’s Fingerprints: Impressions of Near Death Experiences," "From Soul to Soulmate: Bridges from Near Death Experience Wisdom" which will be the first book of it's genre published in mainland China before the end of 2016. The newest book, "Living Like an Immortal" will be coming out the first part of 2017.

We continued to grow and attract foreign vistors by translating the website into their language. We have had many volunteers and I am grateful for all of them!

There are 3 websites devoted to different aspects of consciousness. www.nderf.org (Near death experience), www.adcrf.org (After death communication), and www.oberf.org (everything else that is not a NDE or ADC). These three websites have grown to the largest of their kind in the world. The websites are free. They also have a way to share their experiences with us. Jeff reviews them and I then post them to the website so all can read these remarkable experiences.

We also personally answer the growing mounds of e-mail. There are many experiences on all three websites to post. Then there is media who wants to talk to experiencers. There are many people who contact me to post books and articles. So, this really is a second full time job to maintain the websites.

The culmination of the early years was the book Evidence of the Afterlife, the Science of Near Death Experience, which was a New York Times best seller. For me, it was writing From Soul to Soulmate: Bridges from the Near Death Experience.

Right now Jeff is professionally developing to a prominent radiation oncologist in the region. That doesn't leave him a lot of time, but when he does get a chance he is working on writing his book tentatively titled Evidence of God.

I'm working on upgrading the websites and organizing groups and creating a NDE community. Hopefully, we can create a hospice model based on NDE, have a NDE convention in South America, and help in the French project with S17 of NDE web TV.