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A violent blow was struck on the head of the bed and the curtains were set in motion by an inexplicable puff of air

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016706

Type of spiritual experience

A description of the experience

Death and its Mystery, At the Moment of Death; Manifestations and Apparitions of the Dying – Camille Flammarion

Letter 101 from Texier, Dockyard clerk, Ruelle foundry, Charente March 1899

My father and I are living in Isere.  One of our friends was seriously ill and each day we expected him to die.

One evening after having paid him a visit, we had gone to bed, fairly tired, for he lived three or four kilometres from our home.

Scarcely were we in bed when a violent blow was struck on the head of the bed and the curtains were set in motion by an inexplicable puff of air.

My father leaped out of bed saying ‘He is dead!’.  He looked at the time and dressed himself hastily that he might go back to his friend.

The latter had died at the moment when we had heard the blow and felt the puff of air.

I can vouch for the exactitude of the facts given.  People may say that there was in this a strange coincidence, that the piece of furniture cracked, by chance; that some one moved the curtains.  People may say what they wish.

But these are the facts.

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

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Observation contributed by: John Bryant