The premonition of the death of the dearly loved uncle
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Flammarion, C., Carroll, L, - Death and its mystery: before death
229 DEATH AND ITS MYSTERY
In June, 1898, I was living with an uncle whom I dearly loved. As his health had become uncertain, we thought we ought to change our apartment for a house with a southern exposure and surrounded by a garden.
The evening before we moved, at eleven o'clock, I was thinking (very wide awake) alone in my room, of the grief I felt in leaving the well-loved apartment, when all at once I saw the garden of our new dwelling as it was at the time very shady and full of flowers; then it became clearer, it seemed larger, and I saw it as it must appear in winter. The only verdure left was the green arbor of ivy. And at the same time I saw two undertaker's men, one large and one short, going down the path which led to the street.
- This vision, which was very intense, struck me greatly at first, then I thought no more about it in the midst of the cares which my uncle's condition caused me. But seven months later, in January, my uncle died, and the day of his burial, a few minutes before the body was taken away, I saw the undertaker's two men, one large and one short, going down the path in the same spot where my vision had shown them to me.
Be good enough to excuse, dear master, the great liberty I have taken in writing to you and receive my most respectful salutations.
Darius TIEBAST , 15 rue Cornerlle, Le Havre.