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Marian Griffiths - senses the death of her brother



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

As quoted in Annales des Sciences psychiques 1891

One day, a Sunday, a most closely united family was having lunch.  It was in Scotland.  One of the younger daughters, Marian Griffiths, left the table and went into the garden.  They looked for her and found her seated, her head in her hands, gazing into a hole full of water.

She seemed paralysed by fear.

Then she uttered a cry of anguish; she had a feeling that her brother was dead, drowned.  This brother, aged 19, who was greatly loved by his sister Marian – it was a family of 8 – was then 14 miles from Blackhall; where the family lived.  He had been drowned at precisely that hour, in the Firth of Forth, where he was bathing.

This was on Sunday August 1st 1869.

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Observation contributed by: Francis Keeble