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The death of A.L. Danet’s nephew, Ernest Jouard, is marked by distinct blows on the furniture

Identifier

024997

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Death and its Mystery: After Death – Camille Flammarion

Sent from Paris on May 16, 1900:

On November 23, 1893, I had gone to bed at about nine o'clock. A quarter of an hour afterward very distinct blows were struck upon my bookcase. Surprised, I attributed the noise, at first, to the fact that the furniture might possibly have made a cracking sound. Some minutes afterward three blows were struck upon the wall; I sat up in bed; the moon was shining brightly in the sky; there was no sign of any wind that could shake the windows or the blinds, and I concluded that in the repeated blows there must be the warning of an event which concerned me. I then demanded that, if this were the ease, the same blows be struck upon the head of my bed (the sound had come from various spots: the wall, the table, etc.).

Two or three minutes went by and the knocking sounded again, near me, and very distinctly. It continued in this way until two o'clock in the morning, when it ceased. The next day (the twenty-fourth of November) I was informed of the death of my nephew, Ernest Jouard. It had occurred on the preceding night. He was forty years old. I am absolutely sure that my poor nephew thought of me, at the final moment, and that his soul came to give me warning of his departure. The hour of his death coincided with the strange manifestations. I affirm, on my honour, the absolute exactitude of this account. It may be useful to you, since you are gathering information.

A.L. DANET,

Paris.

(Letter 919)

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

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