Savage, Dr Minot Judson - Psychics : facts and theories – 16 A vision of his dying fiancée thousands of miles way
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Psychics : facts and theories – M J Savage
A merchant ship, bound for New York, was on her homeward voyage. She was in the Indian Ocean. The captain was engaged to be married to a lady living in New England.
One day, early in the afternoon, he came, pale and excited, to one of his mates and exclaimed :
" Tom, Kate has just died ! I have seen her die ! " The mate looked at him in amazement, not knowing what to make of such talk. But the captain went on and described the whole scene — the room, her appearance, how she died, and all the circumstances. So real was it to him, and such was the effect on him of his grief that, for two or three weeks, he was carefully watched lest he should do violence to himself.
It was more than 150 days before the ship reached her harbor. During all this time no news was received from home. But when at last the ship arrived at New York, it was found that Kate did die at the time and under the circumstances seen and described by the captain off the coast of India.
This is only one case out of hundreds. What does it mean ? Coincidence ? Just happened so ? This might be said of one case ; but a hundred of such coincidences become inexplicable. Did some invisible intelligence convey the news ? Did he really see her ? Or did she, in that hour, reach out with such a longing that she touched him half-way round the world?