Professor Boehm narrowly escapes being crushed to death by a beam, by listening to his inner voice
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Flammarion, C., Carroll, L, - Death and its mystery: before death
234 DEATH AND ITS MYSTERY
Professor Boehm, who used to teach mathematics at Marburg, was spending an evening with friends, when he was seized with the conviction that he ought to return home. As he was peacefully taking his tea, he resisted this impression, which, however, came back with such force that he was obliged to yield. When he reached home he found everything as he had left it, but he felt himself driven to change the place of his bed; however absurd this mental command seemed to him, he felt that he ought to do it, so he called the servant, and with his help, pulled the bed to the other side of the room.
When that was done, he felt quite at his ease, and returned to finish the evening with his friends. They separated at ten o'clock; he returned home and went to sleep. He was awakened in the middle of the night by a great noise and discovered that a heavy beam had fallen, carrying with it part of the ceiling, and was lying on the spot which his bed had occupied.