- Stan Janczyk was hit by a car outside his Gold Coast fish and chip shop last year
- The 65-year-old died for four minutes and claims he saw Kerry Packer in heaven
- Mr Janczyk has undergone a long tough recovery and now plans to sell the shop
A fish and chip shop owner who was hit by a car and ‘died’ for four minutes has opened up about his near-death experience.
Stan Janczyk, 65, was having a coffee outside Point Break Fish & Chips at Kirra Beach on the Gold Coast in March last year when he was hit by a car.
The force of the impact left Mr Janczyk pinned under the red SUV with his knee impaled by the front of his shop.
Stan Janczyk, 65, was having a coffee outside Point Break Fish & Chips at Kirra Beach (pictured) on the Gold Coast in March last year when he was hit by a car
While clinically dead for four minutes Mr Janczyk said he had a supernatural encounter with a famous figure, The Gold Coast Bulletin reported.
‘I saw a bright light and a dark tunnel and that was it … and Kerry Packer at the end of it saying “go back son there is nothing here”,’ he revealed.
After being pulled from under the car by construction workers, Mr Janczyk was revived by paramedics from a passing ambulance, and spent three weeks in a coma.
The near-death experience was followed by a more than a year spent recovering from sustained in the crash, including four weeks in hospital.
The shop owner’s son Adam Janczyk helped reopen the fish and chip shop a month after the accident, but now the pair plan to sell.
‘I don’t want to wait here until I get run over again,’ said Stan.
‘It was a nice family business but I can’t stand for a long time, I can’t do certain things with my left hand and I still get pain.’
Adam plans to focus on his own sailing business named Rubba Dingo, and has a new craft beer label – Sail Ale – in the works.
‘I saw a bright light and a dark tunnel and that was it … and Kerry Packer (pictured in 1977) at the end of it saying “go back son there is nothing here”,’ Mr Janczyk revealed