Bozzano, Professor Ernesto - Psychic phenomena at the moment of death – 39
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Ernesto Bozzano - Psychic phenomena at the moment of death [110 cases suggesting survival after death]
Fifth category - Cases in which the dying family members are the only ones to perceive the ghosts of the deceased.
51-st case. - This is a second episode in which the dying person and the percipient are both infants. This second episode is more important than the first because it shows the age of the dying child (four months). This makes it possible to rule out categorically any form of autosuggestion in the dying person and the relative telepathic transmission to the perceptual girl. The age of the latter (three years) in turn excludes the possibility that she could have been so self-suggested as to perceive hallucinatory ghosts, for her little brain certainly could not conceive the possibility of transcendental apparitions at the bed of the dying little brother.
I quote from Ultra (1909, p. 91). Messrs Pelusi, authorizing officer of the Victor-Emmanuel Royal Library in Rome, wrote on 12 December 1908:
In the house located in Rome, Via Reggio, No. 21, staircase C, apartment 1, inhabited by the Nasca family, is as subtenant Mr. G. Notari, married and father, with his widowed mother. Mr. Notari, on December 6, lost a 4-month-old child around 10:45 am in the evening. Around the dying boy's bed were the father, the mother, the grandmother, the housewife Mrs. Julie Nasca, and his little sister Ippolita, aged 3, half paralyzed, who, sitting on the bed of the little dying boy, looked at him with pity. At one moment, exactly a quarter of an hour before death had put an end to this tender life, little sister Ippolita held out her arms to a corner of the room and exclaimed: "Mother, do you see Aunt Olga?" And she quickly got out of bed and went to kiss her. The other people remained petrified and asked the girl: "But where? Where is she?"
And the child repeated: "There it is! There she is!" And determined to descend from the bed, she ran to an empty chair, but she stood there a little puzzled, because the vision had gone to another part of the room. The child walked over there, saying: "There she is, Aunt Olga!" Then she was silent when the painful moment of the little angel's death came.
Aunt Olga, a sister of the girl's mother, has poisoned herself a year ago out of love, and her fiancé, absent when he heard of the death of his beloved, after three months of tears, committed suicide. The very night of his suicide, he appeared in a dream to Olga's sister, that is to say, the mother of the little clairvoyant, saying to her: "You see! now I marry Olga." The next morning we learned about the suicide from the newspapers.
I guarantee the truthfulness of the facts, which have been repeated to me tonight in every detail by the Nasca family, my close friends, and by the grandmother of the little clairvoyant.
Signed: Mr Pelusi, Authorizing Officer of the V. E. Library