Ernesto Bozzano, Professor - The parapsychological manifestations of animals – 38 Mrs Bosc sees the ghost of Serge Levoff’s dog
Type of Spiritual Experience
NOTES on this case by Professor Ernesto Bozzano
….. any person whose mind at a scientific level will not be deceived by appearances and will conclude by observing that in the absence of collateral circumstances contributing to prove the extrinsic origin of Mrs. Bosc's vision, we must consider it to have been produced by a phenomenon of reading subconscious thoughts.
I do not dispute in any way the mysterious nature of a clairvoyance that finds in another person's subconscious an incident that occurred forty years ago, in preference to so many others that were very recent and that, because of their freshness, should have been more noticeable than the supernormal faculties. ….. All that remains for us to do is to accept this interpretation of the facts, and resign ourselves to them.
A description of the experience
Professor Ernesto Bozzano - The parapsychological manifestations of animals - 130 cases proving animal mediumistic abilities
Case 117. - Mr. P. G. Leymarie Sr., who was the Director of the Spiritist Journal, published the following in 1900:
In January 1887, Mrs. Bosc, widow of the eminent engineer, was sitting near the fireplace of her apartment, at Lille Street 7, Paris, when Count Levoff, President of the Moscow High Court, coming from Russia, made his first visit .
We introduced him to Mrs. Bosc and, as I was writing, they were talking to each other. At one point, Mrs. Bosc said:
"I see a dog next to you that seems to be very attached to you. It is a large white newfoundland, with black legs and ears and a black star on its forehead. He wears a silver necklace closed by a small chain around its neck, with the inscription: "Serge Levoff", plus the name of the dog, [which the psychic specified, but which Mr. Leymarie has forgotten]. It has a nice long tail and it caresses you, looking at you."
At these words, Mr. Levoff's eyes were veiled with tears; he said:
In my childhood, I was agile and restless, my parents entrusted me to the care of my dog, which you described exactly. He saved my life more than once, taking me out of the river in which I was about to drown. I was twelve years old when I lost this faithful friend and mourned him like a brother. I am therefore happy to learn that he is close to me, with the certainty that these comrades in our existence have an intelligent soul that survives the death of the body, and a perispirit through which they can restore their bodies, with the necklace and its inscription. I can also recognize in you a medium of great power, who has awakened in me the memories of forty years ago. Thank you, Madam, and may God bless you.
Mrs. Bosc saw the dog demonstrate great joy. He then gradually faded.
We were not expecting Count Levoff, whom Mrs. Bosc was seeing for the first time. No rapport had ever existed between them. And on my side, I didn't know that Mr. Levoff's first name was Serge.