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Alma Hoemmerle contacts her twin sister



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

My sister Irma went to spend several days in the country, with one of our friends, while I remained with my parents.  It was the first time I had been separated from my twin sister; and as her absence was very painful to me, I decided to go and see what she was doing.

It was 11 o'clock at night and I was in bed.  Soon I saw myself in the room that she was sharing with our friend, and I perceived my sister, lying in her bed, a book in her hand, reading by the rays of a lamp with a green shade.  She felt my presence, lifted her eyes and saw me standing near the stove.  When I saw that she was looking at me, I tried to hide behind the stove, for fear she might be frightened by the apparition, not being sure that she would recognise me.

The following day I wrote her the details I have just given and received a letter telling me that she had seen me the day before, at 11 o'clock at night, near the stove.

My sister and I have repeated this experiment several times, but it does not always succeed.

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items


Science Items

Activities and commonsteps



Being one of twins