Monsieur De La Rouliere’s cousin tells him of the death of her son
Type of Spiritual Experience
There is the possibility here that the cousin knew via his son’s wife and that the army had been slow in informing him of his death, or the letter had been delayed.
Camille Flammarion was a little hesitant about this one and said so 'one can see how careful we must be in investigations of this sort'.
A description of the experience
Death and its Mystery: After Death – Camille Flammarion
My cousin said to me one day: “My poor cousin, you think that Jean is a prisoner. Well, he is not. He was killed by a bullet that pierced his heart. His last words were addressed to his dear wife: 'Ah, Renee! My poor wife!"
Two months afterward my son's orderly (a prisoner in Germany) wrote me: “Your son, my brave Lieutenant, fell ten paces from me. He said as he fell: 'Ah, Renee! My poor wife!’
My son was killed on March 4, 1916, near Douaumont.
How could my cousin have known his last words, which were sent me by letter three months after his death? From that day on, without being what is called a spiritualist, I have believed in spiritualism.
DE LA ROULIERE