The harvesters of Bosset, in the canton of Laforce
Type of Spiritual Experience
Interesting because it was a shared hallucination
A description of the experience
Death and its Mystery – After Death – Camille Flammarian
Siorac de Belvis, Dordogne May 14th 1899
I think it my duty to bring to your knowledge a happening in the commune of Bosset, in the canton of Laforce.
A lady named X- died in 1895, leaving a little daughter, four months old, who was taken care of by her uncle, a worthy farmer. Two years afterward the latter was gathering in the harvest, with his daughter and his wife. The child, then about three years old, had followed them into the field. This field was so situated that no one could approach the harvesters without being perceived.
Suddenly these harvesters heard the word “Good-day” spoken near them, slowly, in a sad tone.
The three of them, who had known the deceased woman well, recognized her voice immediately. The little girl, who could not remember it, having been orphaned at too early an age, asked her aunt, whom she called mother:
“Mamma, who's saying good-day to us? There’s no one here.”
They did not answer her, but began to weep, believing, according to the superstition of their region, that the dead woman was demanding her daughter, and that the latter would die very soon.
All these persons are trustworthy, and almost completely illiterate. They never spoke of this incident without tears in their eyes. If you wish more exact information as to these people (I know them slightly, and all of them are still living), and as to the day and hour of the hallucination, I shall take advantage of the Easter holidays and shall go and question them myself.