Mrs. E. E. West and the lost ruby out of a gold ring
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Journal S.P.R. Volume xxx p181 [ as quoted in Tyrrell, G N M - The Personality of Man]
In December, 1937, Mrs. E. E. West lost a ruby out of a gold ring while washing some articles in soapy water. Thinking that the ruby had gone down the drain, she gave it up for lost. The next morning, while in the same room, she seemed to hear someone say:
"'What about the ruby?' and without thinking that I was alone, audibly replied: 'Oh, that's gone for good, it's no use troubling about that.’ By that time I realised that I was replying to no visible person but, before I could think further, I seemed to be grasped by the shoulders and twisted round and the first thing my eyes rested upon was the ruby on the floor shining in a shaft of sunlight made by the outside door being open a crack. I do not wish it to be thought that I felt my shoulders grasped, any more than I heard any particular person's voice, but that I was aware of myself as a person inside my body, but the same shape, which heard and felt quite well without my body."
The account was corroborated and questions were answered.