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Seeing Katie



Type of Spiritual Experience


A description of the experience

At the Hour of death – Dr Karlis Osis and Dr Erlendur Haraldsson

A female cardiac patient in her fifties knew that she was dying and was in a discouraged, depressed mood.  Suddenly, she raised her arms and her eyes opened wide; her face lit up as if she was seeing someone she hadn’t seen for a long time.  She said

‘Oh Katie, Katie’

The patient had been suddenly roused from a comatose state, she seemed happy and she died immediately after the hallucination.

There were several Katies in this woman’s family – a half sister, an aunt and a friend.  All were dead

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items


Science Items

Activities and commonsteps