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He said 'It's all right, I'm better now’ before he disappeared through the wall



Type of Spiritual Experience

Inter composer communication

Number of hallucinations: 1


A description of the experience

The Art of Dying – Dr Peter and Elizabeth Fenwick

Hilary Froude is an SRN who says she has been a practising nurse/midwife for many years, and during that time has had some unusual experiences.

The one that was the strangest but perhaps most comforting was when my father died, last September. At 3 a.m. something woke me up, and after looking at my clock I noticed my father standing outside the bedroom door with his arms outstretched towards me- albeit a slightly younger version (40-50 rather than the 81 he actually was). I got up and went towards him, with my arms out-stretched, and he said, 'It's all right, I'm better now’ before he disappeared, through the wall. At that moment, my father was actually in a nursing home in the final stages of Alzheimer's and died at 5 a.m. that morning.

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items


Science Items

Activities and commonsteps



Dementia and Alzheimers