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The little girl who sensed the death of her grandpa



Type of Spiritual Experience


A description of the experience

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

Communication from ‘NS’, letter 73

My mother was 4 or 5 years old when, one night, waking up with a start, she sat up and greatly frightened her parents by crying three times ‘Dies, dies, dies!’

Nevertheless, since she was a very nervous child, they attached no importance to what they took for a nightmare.  But in the course of the day they received a telegram announcing the death of my mother’s grandfather – a death that occurred at precisely the time when she had uttered the cry.

I must add that she and her parents did not know that the old man was ill.

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items


Science Items

Activities and commonsteps



Being a child