An auditory hallucination saves his life
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Future and Beyond – H F Saltmarsh
This case is taken from Proc., XI, 424.
Mr. F. O. Smith, a dentist, was working at his bench on a set of false teeth using a copper vulcanizer, when he heard a quick, imperative voice call twice, 'Run to the window, quick.'
Without stopping to think where the voice came from, he obeyed, and at that instant the vulcanizer exploded, partially wrecking the room. He thus escaped death or serious injury.
It was found later that the safety valve of the vulcanizer had become inoperative.
Mr. Smith may have had a hyperaesthetic indication of this, or of the undue Pressure in the vessel; for example, there may have been some slight alteration in the sound emitted by the boiling.