Seeress of Prevorst, the - Premonitions about the dangers of a pin
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Seeress of Prevorst [translated by Catherine Crowe]
On the morning of the 8th of May, at seven o’clock, she bade her sister not come too near her bed, for she felt that something invisible was approaching. She had had this feeling for an hour, and was eating her breakfast, when she saw her dead child standing by the bed, and near it her living one, which was far away. The dead one looked on her steadfastly, and pointed with the finger to the living one. The latter had a pin in its hand, which it held in its mouth. The children appeared so real and actual, that she stretched out her hand to take away the pin.
She cried our "In the name of God, what is this ?" and then the vision disappeared. The child, which had died when it was nine months old, looked now as if it were three-which is the age it would have reached had it lived-but it was light and transparent. The aspect of both was strange-something she found it impossible to describe. This sight affected her much, and she wept. She afterwards said that, in seven days hence, her child would swallow a pin, and die of it; and that her parents, with whom the child was, must be warned of the danger.
This was done; and they wrote that, on examining the child, they had found a pin in its sleeve, which they had removed.