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Gaetan Re David - prophecies his own death



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A description of the experience

Death and its Mystery, At the Moment of Death; Manifestations and Apparitions of the Dying – Camille Flammarion

December 17th 1906 published in Corriere delle Puglie contributed by a priest of Bari, Professor Salvatore Filiori and relates to the death of a lawyer Gaetan Re David

Scarcely five days ago I found myself with him at a meeting of the Agricultural Society of which he was president.  Among those present was the young Marquis Arnaldo Cadaleta.  Discussion had swung to the evocation of the dead and the spiritualists experiments that were going on in certain villages of our province.  While talking as someone curious but rather indifferent, Monsieur Re David halted, as though struck by an idea and said to me:

“Listen Professor, my mother died 41 years ago and never have I dreamed of her.  But last night she appeared to me and I saw her approach me with open arms; I opened my arms in turn and we embraced and kissed each other.

This dream gave rise in my mind to the conviction that my mother is summoning me and that my death is near, very near.  What do you say to that Professor?”

‘Dreams’ I answered.

Be that as it may, three or four days afterwards he was dead.

The fact is surprising.


The source of the experience

Ordinary person

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