Croiset, Gerard - Dr J H Sebus, and the loss of a valuable rare copy of an early medical treatise
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Croiset the Clairvoyant - Jack Harrison Pollack
The Forgetful Physician
A physician in Utrecht, Dr. J. H. Sebus, lost a valuable small book early in November 1955. This was a rare copy of an early medical treatise and Dr. Sebus prized it highly. He believed that it had been stolen by a man who had visited him several times and shown a covetous interest in it.
Dr. Sebus, who knew Croiset, asked him if he had any impression about his treasured possession. Croiset immediately answered, "It has not been stolen, Doctor. I see it in your cupboard which has green curtains."
The book was later found by Dr. Sebus in the drawer of his desk which was covered by a green cloth.
"Croiset saw a cupboard instead of a drawer," observes Dr. Tenhaeff. "The green cloth on the desk he mistook for curtains."
In discussing Croiset's partial success in a similar case, Tenhaeff said, "Some skeptics expect the paragnost to see everything. If he doesn't live up to expectations, he isn't the real thing in the eyes of the uninitiated."