Madame Poncet from Marseille sees her husband's dead brother-in-law
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Death and its Mystery, At the Moment of Death; Manifestations and Apparitions of the Dying – Camille Flammarion
Letter 522 from Madame Poncet in Marseille
In 1884, the year of the cholera in Marseilles, I left for Bagneres with my husband and children. I had been there scarcely eight days, when one night I was awakened abruptly, without apparent reason.
My room, in which I slept alone, was absolutely dark; I saw standing on the rug beside my bed a person surrounded by a luminous aureole; I gazed, rather agitated as you may imagine, and recognised my husband’s brother-in-law, a doctor.
He said to me ‘Notify Adolphe, tell him I am dead’.
At once I called my hsband, who was in bed in the next room and told him ‘I’ve just seen your brother-in-law; he announced his death to me’.
The next day a telegram confired this news; an attack of cholera, when he was taking care of destitute patients, had carried him off in a few hours