A decorative plate, which the dead man had hung on the wall several years before, was thrown violently and obliquely; it fell to the floor
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A description of the experience
Death and its Mystery – After Death – Camille Flammarian
A member of the K- family, living in the village of Bischheim, near Strasburg, had been drafted into the German Army and was killed by a bursting shell, at Verdun. About six months after his death, his body was brought to Bischheim, to be buried in the cemetery. At two o'clock the corpse, which was at the railway station, was taken from the baggage-car and put into the hearse. A certain number of relatives had gathered, to be with the young widow, in the deceased man's house. Suddenly, just when the body was being placed in the hearse, a decorative plate which the dead man had hung on the wall several years before, when he and his wife were setting up housekeeping, was thrown violently and obliquely; it fell to the floor. Those present were deeply agitated, for they had the impression that an invisible hand had seized the plate and hurled it.