Autopsy proves the visionary diagnosis of Madame Lagandée
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Flammarion, C., Carroll, L, - Death and its mystery
171 Vision without eyes
[This example describes a woman’s ] daughter, Madame Lagandée, who in a hypnotic state, saw the interior of her mother's body. The mother died the next morning and the autopsy proved, down to the least details, the exactitude of this mental vision.
" Do you think, " asked the doctor, " that we can keep your mother alive for long ?“
“No, she will die early tomorrow morning, without pain and without suffering. "
"What are the affected parts?"
"The right lung has shrunk up; it is surrounded by a membrane like glue; it swims in a quantity of water. But it is especially there " said the somnambulist, pointing to the lower corner of the shoulder bone, “that my mother suffers. The right lung no longer breathes; it is dead. The left lung is sound; that is how my mother lives. There is a little water in the envelop of the heart [the pericardium].
"How are the organs of the abdomen? "
''The stomach and the intestines are healthy; the liver is white and discolored on the surface. ! '
The next day, in fact, the invalid died, and an autopsy was performed. Madame Langandée, in a hypnotic sleep, repeated in a firm and unhesitating voice what she had already told Messieurs Cloquet and Chapelain. The latter then led her into the drawing-room that adjoined the room in which they were to perform the autopsy, the door of which was tightly closed, and there, following the knife in the surgeon's hand, she said to those who were staying with her: ''Why do they make an incision in the middle of the chest, since the effusion is on the right? "
The information given by the somnambulist was found to be entirely correct, and. the official report of the autopsy was written out by Dr. Dronsart.