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Afterlife TV comes to NRK. Norway’s state broadcaster aims to see if connecting the living with the deceased is possible. In a sealed envelope in a locked safe are the secret words of former Stavanger resident Rolf Erik Eikemo, who died of terminal cancer in May last year, aged 40. He is survived by his wife and two children. Before his death, he promised NRK that he will reveal what is on the sheet in the envelope if someone manages to get in touch with him.

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Afterlife TV comes to NRK

Published on Thursday, 25th August, 2016 at 13:50 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 25th August 2016 at 16:57.

Norway’s state broadcaster aims to see if connecting the living with the deceased is possible.

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In a sealed envelope in a locked safe are the secret words of former Stavanger resident Rolf Erik Eikemo, who died of terminal cancer in May last year, aged 40. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Before his death, he promised NRK that he will reveal what is on the sheet in the envelope if someone manages to get in touch with him.

Not one living person knows what is written. The only way to find out its contents is by contacting the dead, the broadcaster reports about its own initiative.

NRK writes that Mr Eikemo, who was recorded on video just weeks before his death, gave two reasons as to why he wanted to participate in the experiment.

“He was open to the possibility that he could be wrong, and if that was the case, he wanted to convey that we can expect more after this life has ended, even if he did not have much belief in life after death,” said Lasse Nederhoed of Teddy TV, the company that produces the programme for NRK.

“There are many who claim they can talk with the dead, quite a number who are doing it commercially, and a few whose alleged abilities have made rather wealthy. We thought it would be interesting to test if those who claim they have these abilities in fact do, and Rolf Erik gave us the opportunity,” he explained.

The idea of reuniting with loved ones from beyond the grave is a comforting thought for many. Others would prefer evidence to prove that we can indeed make contact with spirits.

In 2012, 48 per cent of Norwegians said there was no existence after death and a mere 5% thought that “some come to a good place, whilst others cease to exist.”

Norway’s Princess Martha Louise has said she has psychic powers and is able to teach others to communicate with angels, announcing online plans for an alternative therapy centre.

According to Teddy TV’s Lasse Nederhoed Rolf Erik Eikemo “was enthusiastic about the project from the start.”

“It was his decision alone to participate, and the family supported him. We’ve had a close and good dialogue with his wife after his passing. She has seen and approved the finished programme.”

“If no one reaches Rolf Erik, that’s not evidence of anything in itself, but it gives those who claim to have these abilities a hard case to argue. If it is possible to talk with the dead, and according to many it is even "easy", then why hasn’t anyone been able to make contact with an eager conversation partner such as Rolf Erik when so many have had the opportunity to try?” asks Mr Nederhoed.

The programme, which forms part NRK’s series called ‘Folkeopplysningen’ (‘The Public Enlightenment’, NRK’s translation of their article says)airs on 5th October this year.

People who either think that theycan make contact with the Late Mr Eikemo, or know someone who might be able to do so are encouraged to fill out the form in the article.

It may only be completed once. Responses must be submitted by 25th September.

In 2014, NRK aired a series of five programmes called ‘Kisten’ (‘The Coffin’), in which Six celebrities explored the subject of life and death.



Published on Thursday, 25th August, 2016 at 13:50 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 25th August 2016 at 16:57.

This post has the following tags: afterlife, death, tv, paywall.





  
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