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Suicide and hearing violent blows



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Death and its Mystery, At the Moment of Death; Manifestations and Apparitions of the Dying – Camille Flammarion
Letter 4173

Yesterday, June 24th 1920, I had a visit from an old friend whom I had not met for several years and with whom I spoke of your latest book.

Her husband committed suicide ten years ago, after an unfortunate business venture, of which he had not informed her.

During the 8 days – or rather 8 nights which preceded his suicide, she was regularly wakened, several times a night by blows several times repeated and in the same order – at first on the window blinds of her room, then on the door of this chamber, which opened onto a drawing room.  She would get up, would investigate; there was nothing, no one; and besides, there could be no one there.

Her husband, who slept in the next room with the door between the two rooms open, heard nothing.

And yet the blows were violent.

The phenomenon ended the day of the suicide and has not occurred since.

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

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