The notary from Saint-Martin-des-Noyes, Vendée dreams his father has died
Type of Spiritual Experience
We think he was in communication with his mother
A description of the experience
159 Flammarion, C., Carroll, L,
Death and its mystery: before death, proofs of the existence of the soul
For two years I have intended to write to you about the following event, which resembles in many points those which you relate in your works. I shall be obliged to you if you do not publish my name.
In January 1909, I was a notary at Saint-Martin-des-Noyes, Vendée, and I had just been negotiating for the practice at Moutiers-les-Mauxfaits, where my parents were living, of which I have since become the incumbent.
On January 9, 1909 I had come to Moutiers to spend a few hours with my parents, whom I left in good health. A few days afterwards my mother sent me word of herself and my father. They were both well. On the night of January 30-31, I dreamed that I arrived at my parents’ home. In the drawing-room I saw a crowd of people leaning over an improvised bed and I saw my father stretched out on a mattress which had been placed on boards.
I began to weep, which awoke my wife, who was sleeping by my side. She, in turn, woke me and asked what was the matter with me. I answered: “It is nothing, I have just had a senseless dream; I dreamed that Papa was dead.”
We fell asleep again without anxiety, after having noticed that it was half-past five in the morning.
The next day I learned that my father had been taken ill at eleven o’clock the evening before and had died at half-past five, at the precise moment when I had had this nightmare: they had laid him out on a bed like that which I had seen in my dream, and in the drawing-room, as the apparition had shown me.