Duchess of Hamilton has a prophetic vision of Lord L in a chair as if in a fit
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Future and Beyond – H F Saltmarsh
This case is taken from page 505, Proc., XI:
Mr. Alfred Cooper, a medical man, who was attending professionally the late Earl of L, called on the Duke of Hamilton, whom he was also attending. After the consultation they both went into the drawing-room where the Duchess was.
The Duke said, 'Oh, Cooper, how is the Earl?'
'What Earl?' asked the Duchess.
Mr. Cooper replied, 'Lord L.'
The Duchess then said, 'That is very odd,' and then recounted a vision which she had had between sleeping and waking in which she saw Lord L in a chair as if in a fit; there was a man with a red beard standing by his side. Lord L appeared to be by the side of a bath over which there was a red lamp.
Mr. Cooper said that there was very little the matter with Lord L and that he would soon be all right. Lord L did get better and was very nearly well, when, after six or seven days, he contracted inflammation of both lungs and became very ill. He had two male nurses. When Mr. Cooper called to see him, he found him as in the vision of the Duchess, in a chair by the side of a bath over which was a red lamp; the male nurse with him had a red beard.
The account is signed by both the Duchess of Hamilton and Mr. Cooper. There seems to be no reason whatsoever why this scene should have been foreseen by the Duchess. It looks like a perfectly meaningless and sporadic happening.