Bozzano, Professor Ernesto - Psychic phenomena at the moment of death – 08 The dying child who saw her mother
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Ernesto Bozzano - Psychic phenomena at the moment of death [110 cases suggesting survival after death]
First category - Cases in which the apparitions of the deceased are perceived solely by the dying person, and relate to persons whose death he knew.
10th case. - The Rev. H. Harbough, in his book Heavenly Recognition, reports the following:
In a family of my acquaintance, a girl, kind and affectionate, had the misfortune to lose her mother......
This child, sweet, good, religious, was the only idol of the weeping family; but it was a puny flower which soon gave signs of fading prematurely. Sometimes, while she was playing on the knees of the lady who replacied her mother, she wrapped her arms around her slender neck, saying,
"Now, tell me about my mother!”
And when the story repeated so many times had been renewed again, she asked gently: "Bring me into the living room, because I want to see mother”. The request was always answered, and the child remained in bed for hours, looking at her mother's portrait.
The supreme hour finally arrived; the familiar ones, the friends gathered around the dying girl. The dew of death was already on the flower, and as life died out, the poor little body was shaken by spasmodic convulsions.
"Do you know me, my angel?” Murmured, crying in her ear the father's voice; but the answer did not come.
Suddenly, this little pale face seemed to be animated by an influence of paradise; her eyes opened wide, radiant, the little slender arms stretched upwards by a supreme impulsive effort, the look stopped in the indefinite, as if she penetrated the beyond, and the lips pronounced only one word: "Mother!”
An accent of surprise, joy, transport; and in this supreme cry, the child passed on to her mother, who was waiting for her.
The minister, who witnessed the bliss of this departure, could not help but say: "If I had not hitherto believed in the assistance of our dead on death's bed, now I could no longer doubt it."
(Quoted by Robert Pike, in his book Life's Borderland and Beyond (Pages 11 and 12.)