Dr. Overend G. Rose of Cheltenham goes out of body when he is violently thrown to the ground by a horse
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
extracted from Light (1932, p. 40).
[also quoted in Professor Ernest Bozzano Les phénomènes de bilocation Traduit de l’italien par Gabriel Gobron and translated further into English by Serge Patlavskiy]
Dr. Overend G. Rose reports that he was violently thrown to the ground by a horse that was swept away and seriously injured. He was picked up and considered dead by two men who had witnessed the accident: Five hours passed before he regained consciousness. The doctor in question put it this way:
"As I lost consciousness, I saw my body lying on the ground, and the two men who picked it up; I heard them whisper that I was dead, and I witnessed my transportation to a nearby house. Soon after came two doctors who tried by every means to make me come back to myself, and during the long hours that passed before reaching the result, I was able to permanently observe the scene. I was floating above my body, in the warmth of a radiant atmosphere. There are no words that can express the feeling of peace and happiness that had invaded me. But then I heard, I don't know how, a voice that would whisper to me with insistence that I had to prepare myself to return to my body. And that's why, barely reincorporated, I told the doctors that I would certainly be cured...
The circumstances worthy of note in my unusual experience are the following:
- First, I had never seen the two men who picked me up, who were strangers riding horses. Yet I described their faces, their clothes, cloaks and their horses that they had tied to a hedge to rescue me.
- Secondly, although I was totally unconscious, I was able to describe to the doctors in detail the difficulties of my transportation to the house outside my home, as well as the internal repercussions of my injuries. All this is because my conscious personality had been externalized, outside the body, and thus able to observe even better than if it had been in my body.
I declare that this extraordinary event brought me the experimental certainty that there is an existence beyond the tomb, in which it is not necessary for the fleshly body to see, hear, think, exist in which we preserve, unaltered, our earthly personality."
(Signed by Dr. Overend G. Rose, 8, Royal Terrace - Cheltenham).