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PB senses the death of his twin sister



Type of Spiritual Experience


A description of the experience

Death and its Mystery, At the Moment of Death; Manifestations and Apparitions of the Dying – Camille Flammarion

Communication from ‘PB’ March 30th 1899 letter 338

I had a twin sister, for whom I felt a very great affection, much greater perhaps, than that generally found between brothers and sisters.

She was in the home of a friend, about 20 kilometres from my house, when I received one morning, a letter from the person with whom she was staying; it informed me that my sister was slightly indisposed, but in no danger of any kind.

In the evening of the same day, when I was sitting down at the table to have dinner with my young wife, I suddenly dropped my spoon, crying ‘Oh God! My poor sister is dead!’.

Unfortunately, it was only too true.  I received, half an hour after this warning – if I may use this expression – a telegram informing me of her death, which no one had foreseen.

I am not signing my name, I have a horror of publicity.

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items


Science Items

Activities and commonsteps



Being one of twins