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An auditory hallucination saves his life

Identifier

026702

Type of Spiritual Experience

Invisible input - prophecy
Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1

Background

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.

The source of the experience

Scientist other

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

Hearing voices

References