Monsieur Thadee Cuneo d’Ornano has his head carried away at the entrance to a tunnel
Type of Spiritual Experience
being badly wounded is a bit of an understatement, but it is the nearest fit to what happened to Monsieur Thadee.
Though delicately put, it would appear a bridge had been formed between them
A description of the experience
Death and its Mystery, At the Moment of Death; Manifestations and Apparitions of the Dying – Camille Flammarion
Letter 91, Chartres March 26th 1899
My father’s relatives were occupying, in Batignolles, an apartment in a house in which a branch of the Cuneo d’Ornano family lived, and mutual neighbourly relations had been entered into.
On the occasion of the baptism of a child which had just been born in the Ornano’s home, my aunt found herself at a dinner, beside Monsieur Thadee Cuneo d’Ornano, who had, I believe, been the baby’s godfather.
She was greatly struck by the intellectual leanings of the gentleman next her and she herself was charming in all respects. So nothing was more natural than that they should have retained, for some hours at least, the best mutual impressions.
The very evening of this dinner, Monsieur Thadee Cuneo d’Ornano left Paris, on an evening train, to return to the South.
That same night, at an hour I cannot give exactly, my aunt saw distinctly, at the foot of her bed, the bloody head of the man who had sat beside her at table.
When, the next day, she told of this apparition, no one attached any importance to it; but a short time afterwards my relatives learned with astonishment that the very night of the apparition, at a time which coincided with that of my aunt’s vision, Monsieur Thadee Cuneo d’Ornano had had his head carried away at the entrance to a tunnel, when he was leaning from the door of his railway carriage