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US based man has a daytime sighting of his UK based dying mother

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021347

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A description of the experience

The Art of Dying – Drs Peter and Elizabeth Fenwick

The following account sent to us by Jenny Stiles is of a similar daytime sighting by someone who had no way of knowing that the person they saw had died, or was even ill.

My mother died just before Christmas, Sunday l7 December 2006 at 9.10 p.m. She had suffered a massive stroke six weeks earlier with no chance of recovery. I had been trying to contact my brother in the USA for several months to let him know she had been in a residential care home for 18 months and was rapidly declining. I knew he had moved from Nashville to Washington DC, but I had no address or telephone number for him and the search was fruitless.

Then, out of the blue, four days after our mother died, he called me one evening. He was not surprised to hear she had died, he told me he had seen her walking down the street in Washington the previous Sunday afternoon; the time difference between the UK and USA when he thought he saw her was the time she died, or was 'passing over'. He described what she had been wearing -'it was a cream suit she owned - but my brother had not seen her for nearly ten years and would not have known she had bought that outfit.

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

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Observation contributed by: Francis Keeble