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Professor Gregory of Edinburgh and the medium who ‘flew’ to Greenock, about forty-five miles away to find his son

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Flammarion, C., Carroll, L, - Death and its mystery: before death

204-5 DEATH AND ITS MYSTERY

Here are still other observations, no less curious:

Professor Gregory of Edinburgh had visited a friend in a city thirty miles distant, and had there met a lady who had been hypnotized by this friend, and who was unknown to Professor Gregory.

He found that she described all the details of his house with striking precision. The idea then came to Gregory to make the following experiment:

He asked her to go to Greenock, about forty-five miles away, where his son was. She saw and described him exactly even though she had never seen him nor heard him spoken of, and she described the cottage where he was busy playing with a dog. This dog, she said, was a very young Newfoundland, black, with white spots. The boy and the dog seemed to be having a very good time together and the dog stole his hat. There was a gentleman there reading a book, not very old but with white hair, a Presbyterian clergyman. As Gregory asked the medium to go into the house, she described the drawing-room, the dining-room, the kitchen, where a young servant was preparing dinner and a leg of mutton was roasting over the fire but was not yet done. There was also another servant. The gentleman went to the door, the boy continued to play with the dog, and then ran to the kitchen, which was on the upper story of the summer-house, and began to eat.

The professor immediately wrote down all the details he had received and sent them to his friend, who recognised most of them as correct. There could not have been, he noticed, any transmission of thought, as he was not familiar with the place where his son was and where the hypnotized woman had been sent.

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