Mrs Shagren sees Mr. Hendrickson in her bedroom, Mr. Hendrickson sees Mrs Shagren in a dream
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Vol. IX (p. 445) of the Proceedings of the S.P.R. It was studied and reported by Dr. Hodgson.
Also quoted in Professor Ernest Bozzano Les phénomènes de bilocation Traduit de l’italien par Gabriel Gobron and translated further into English by Serge Patlavskiy]
The percipient, Mrs. Shagren, tells us the following:
"One morning, around 10 a.m., after I had done some housework, I was combing my hair as I saw the image of Mr. Hendrickson appeared in the mirror, as he seemed to be moving forward on his toes, holding his hands forward, so that I thought he wanted to put them on my shoulders. I could hear his footsteps, I could hear the sound of his shoes. Surprised, I turned around to greet him, so that I saw him first in the mirror, then in the room. As I turned around, I cried out, "But is that you?" And when I said that, I saw him vanishing. He had an absolutely natural appearance and was dressed as I always saw him.
The next day, a young friend came to me, who was also a friend of the Hendrickson's family. This gave me the opportunity to ask about the family's own place of residence, a detail I did not know, since for more than four years I had been living in the South and the Hendrickson's family had abandoned the country before my return. I asked if Mr. Hendrickson was still alive, because I had learned that he had phthisis [pulmonary tuberculosis or a similar progressive wasting disease]. The friend replied that according to the most recent news, he must be alive. I informed her that I had "seen him the day before in the morning."
My friend did not seem surprised, and considered the apparition as a prediction of the patient's imminent death. She then added: "The news of his death would not surprise me, because in his last letter, he told me that he had had a hemoptysis [Hemoptysis is the coughing up of blood or blood-stained mucus from the bronchi, larynx, trachea, or lungs]. Anyway, I'll write soon to find out if he's alive or dead..."
After a few days, the answer came in which Mrs. Hendrickson informed that he was still alive, although there was no hope of curing him anymore! After that she added that her husband had told her that he had seen me in a dream the very morning he appeared to me. It should also be noted that he was able to describe my room even though he had never been in, and even to describe me as a person: "She seems much bigger and stronger to me than before!" Which was the truth, because I had grown up and become overweight, obviously, for four years without seeing each other again."
Mr. Hendrickson's widow wrote to Dr. Hodgson confirming Mrs. Shagren's story, and also Miss Dora Ridenoff, the friend of which the author of the report is speaking.