Miss Goodrich Freer, a little red man dangling in the air, foretells an important letter
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Journal S.P.R. Volume xi p130[ as quoted in Tyrrell, G N M - The Personality of Man]
I quote now a small precognitive case in order to illustrate the symbolical character of the means by which foreknowledge is sometimes presented to consciousness. A gifted sensitive, Miss Goodrich Freer, was touring with her friend, Mrs. T., in Scotland'
“We were breakfasting alone, very early and somewhat hurriedly, on the morning of August 10th," she says, "having planned to take the coach to Glencoe, when I suddenly perceived a little red man dangling in the air, a foot or two away from my friend, and remarked upon the fact. She looked at the toast-rack and marmalade in front of her, and being used to odd statements on my part, asked: 'What kind of a red man?'
As he continued his dangling I was able to describe him in detail. He was entirely red, and had the sort of outline of the little, jointed, ivory figures one buys in the Soho bazaar. His arms were crooked abruptly upwards at the elbow, and he ceased a little above the knees.
Mrs. T. could suggest no explanation, and we went our way, leaving him, so far as I knew, still dangling from an invisible string. We did not return till late in the afternoon, when Mrs. T., having entered the house first, met me as I came in at the front door, saying:
'There's your red man!' and showed me a letter she had just received marked Immediate, to be forwarded, and sealed in red wax with the impress of precisely the figure I had described.
The letter had arrived by the first post, shortly after our departure, and was of consequence. We have kept the seal, which, so far as I am aware, I had never seen before. "
The account is corroborated by Mrs. T. Note that, although this case is based on knowledge beforehand of the seal, no seal is presented to vision. A dramatic picture of a little man on a string is created to represent the salient facts about the figure.