Osty, Dr Eugene - Supernormal faculties in Man – Presentiments of death and M. Domenico Fleres, a barrister of the Court of Appeal at Palermo
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Supernormal faculties in Man- Dr Eugene Osty
Reported by Dr. Calderone and abridged by Dr. Geley. Annales des Sciences psychiques, Aug.-Sept., 1916.
M. Domenico Fleres, a barrister of the Court of Appeal at Palermo, was taking a holiday in the country at Banso with his wife, his daughter, and her little girl. At the end of the time the two latter, who lived at Mestina, returned there. When taking leave, the child kissed her grandmother, insisting that-she would not see her again.
No great attention was paid to this childish saying: On the evening of December 27th the mother was undressing the child-for the night, and when putting on her night socks the child said, "Mother, you are putting on my death-slippers!”
She repeated this, despite her mother's-protestations and sadness, till she fell asleep. Some hours later the terrible Messina earthquake supervened. The child was crushed in the ruins of the house.