Dr George Wyld and Miss Jackson
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Death and its Mystery, At the Moment of Death; Manifestations and Apparitions of the Dying – Camille Flammarion
from Dr George Wyld published in 'Light 1882
I was on the most friendly terms with Miss Jackson and her mother. The statements they made to me were confirmed by one of the two maid servants who were witnesses. As to the other, I was not able to find her.
This young woman had been very assiduous in her visits to the poor. One day, when she was going back home after a day spent in the works of charity, she felt tired and restless from the cold and experienced a desire to go and warm herself at the kitchen stove, on her return.
At a moment corresponding exactly to that at which this idea passed through her mind, two maid servants, who were in the kitchen, saw the door knob turn and the door open to admit Miss Jackson, who went up to the fire and warmed her hands.
The attention of the servants was caught by the glazed kid gloves, green in colour, which she had on her hands.
Suddenly, before their very eyes, she disappeared.
Dumbfounded, they went up to her mother, and told her of the adventure, without forgetting the detail of the gloves.
This lady felt some apprehension, but she tried to calm the servants, telling them that her daughter had never had any green gloves and that in consequence, their vision could only have been an illusion.
Half an hour afterward, Miss Jackson, in person, came in; she went straight to the kitchen and warmed herself before the fire; she had green gloves in her hands, not having been able to find black ones.