Bozzano, Professor Ernesto - Psychic phenomena at the moment of death – 30
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Ernesto Bozzano - Psychic phenomena at the moment of death [110 cases suggesting survival after death]
Third category Cases in which other people, collectively with the dying person, perceive the same ghost of the deceased.
35-th case. - The following episode is theoretically important from several points of view, but unfortunately the publisher of the Light, review from where I draw (1917, 262), instead of publishing the full account, gives a summary, and that because of the reduction of the pages of the magazine as a result of the conditions of the war. As a result, there is a lack of the necessary details to give the facts a scientific value. I decided, however, to report it, sorry to have to declare that for the same reason of negligence of the publishers or the narrators, I see myself too often forced to set aside seeds of incomparable value.
Mrs. M. S. of Edinburgh, although she is not a nurse by profession, has done a great deal of work in this direction. She is now sending us a story of the death, as a result of the fever, of the 6-year-old daughter of her neighbors.
Her mother sadly neglected her duties towards the child, not imagining that she was so seriously ill. She left her for hours and hours in the care of a little brother of 2 years. One day when Mrs M. S. was going to assist little Nelly, she observed that her little face reflected a radiant joy. Suddenly it seemed to her that the room was invaded by a very bright light, "quite as if the walls of the room had not existed." She saw above the bed a spiritual entity of a little girl in a waiting position. At the same time, she saw a characteristic nebulosity arise from the sick girl's head and merge into a shape that surmounted her, and which seemed to be another little form of little girl draped in fog.
This little form was already half-condensed when the mother entered the room. Immediately any fluidic concretion disappeared by entering the body of the child, while the expression of joy assumed by her face was changed into an attitude of suffering.
Mrs. M. advised the mother to retire and again the little face was invaded by an ecstatic expression. A few moments later, she exclaimed: "Lily!" And by saying this, she went out. At the same time the form, that surmounted it, was redone and completed, and then Mrs. S. saw the other spiritual entity of a child approaching this form, taking it with her and they vanished together.
It was only after these events that Mrs. M S. learned that Lily was a little sister of Nelly, who had died a year earlier.
Everyone will understand the importance of the episode, since it was fully rendered and consolidated by the necessary testimony. Its importance is that it is produced on the death bed of a child of very tender age. Indeed, we cannot suppose that a six-year-old girl, unconscious of dying and feeling great suffering, could think of her deceased little sister with an intensity of affection such as to transmit the telepathico-hallucinatory vision to the person who assisted her.
Since this possibility is eventuality ruled out, the spiritist version of the fact cannot be doubted, especially if we consider the appearance of the child Lily, together with the phenomenon of "duplication" on the deathbed.