Seeress of Prevorst, the - Premonitions about the death of her father
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Seeress of Prevorst [translated by Catherine Crowe]
Three successive days before the death of her father, at a time that the news of his illness had not reached her, she saw, when she was awake, a coffin standing by her bed, which was covered by a mort-cloth [shroud], on which lay a white cross. She was very much alarmed, and said she feared her father was dead, or sick. I comforted her by suggesting that some other person might be signified. She did not know how to interpret this covered coffin, as hitherto she had either seen coffins with the likeness of the person about to die lying in them, or the likeness of the person about to be sick looking into them.
On the morning of the 2nd of May came the news of her father's illness; on the same evening he died; whilst she in her sleep was much distressed, and intimated that she saw something grievous, which she would not tell us, in order that she might not know it when she was awake; on the next came the news of his death.
Three times when awake she saw her mother-in-law looking into a coffin: seven days afterwards this lady fell ill, but she recovered. When Mrs. H. saw the image of a person lying dead in a coffin, it predicted their approaching death -if alive, a severe illness.