Hello well it certainly can’t be a hoax in any way, you can live for an established amount of time, or you can't. When people die this only means that the body is worn out and old. This also means that the mind could not do any more since we know that the brain is the command center of the body.
Death is a state that God calls “sleep” where you can be aroused from it and obtain life, John 11:11–14. We must realize that God created the human body and there are certain things that the body requires. When the requirements are not met the body does not function as it should. Scientist have found that the body can become self-renewal and yet they do not know how to start this process of human life. When God tells us that a test is necessary first before salvation can be given out, I believe we will have to learn how to take this matter seriously.