Countess Amelie Carandini – The ghost of a tall, beautiful girl standing near her sister under the lighted gas-jet
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Death and its Mystery: After Death – Camille Flammarion
Italy on July 16, 1899: In an article in the newspaper “La Stampa,” dealing with the investigations which you are making public, I read that you would be happy to learn of occurrences similar to those which you are studying, and I feel that it is my duty to tell you of the following one. It is absolutely authentic.
One evening, about nine o'clock, everyone in the house was still up and about. When my sister, aged seventeen, was walking through a hall of the apartment, she was stupefied to see a tall, beautiful girl standing near her under the lighted gas-jet. She did not know this girl, who was dressed in the costume of a peasant. Astounded, she uttered a cry, and the phantom vanished. She wept with fright, and my mother scolded her.
Next morning, the cook, a girl of about twenty-five; came to my mother and told her that that evening, when she had got into bed, she had heard a sound of breathing, and felt on her face something that was like a breath; that when she had opened her eyes she had seen, standing near her bed, one of her friends whom she had known in her native place: a tall, beautiful girl dressed in peasant costume.
“That beautiful girl," said the cook, “was in the habit of behaving badly; I often gave her good advice, but it didn't have any effect." She had died on the previous day.
COUNTESS AMELIE CARANDINI,
Parella, Province of Turin.