Croiset, Gerard - The disappearance of Mr. and Mrs. A. van der Meiden’s daughter from Alberdingk Thymstraat 94, The Hague
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Croiset the Clairvoyant - Jack Harrison Pollack
Escapade in Austria
On December 18, 1958, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. van der Meiden, Alberdingk Thymstraat 94, The Hague, suddenly left home.
"We didn't know where she went," recalls her father. "We immediately notified the police but they could give us no information. My wife and I wondered whether Mr. Croiset might help. Three years earlier we were staying at Hessenheim in Markelo when two missing children were found where he indicated. Since then, we no longer disbelieved in such matters."
So Father van der Meiden now telephoned Croiset the day after his daughter disappeared.
"Don't worry," Croiset assured him. "I see your daughter hitchhiking on the way to the winter sports in Austria. I see her in the company of a girl-friend about the same age. Everything is all right with your daughter. In three days, you will hear from her."
Three days after this conversation, The Hague police telephoned Van der Meiden that his daughter was safe in Austria.
"Everything turned out just as Mr. Croiset said," the father reported to the Parapsychology Institute on February 3, 1959.
"But the hitchhiking was not quite correct because my daughter went by train. However, she stopped her train trip several times. In parts of this, I see a form of hitchhiking. The girl with her was her guest whom she went out with many times.
My daughter went to Zell am See [an Austrian resort town], to look for work at the winter sports. I brought her home from Salzburg on Christmas day."
In evaluating Croiset's one "error," Professor Tenhaeff was, naturally, more critical than the grateful father: "The girl's traveling with the different trains and the stops was interpreted incorrectly by Croiset as hitchhiking."