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Wales - Mrs Jones sees her dead fisherman husband

Identifier

014017

Type of Spiritual Experience

Inter composer communication
Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1

Background

A description of the experience

The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries, by W.Y. Evans-Wentz, [1911]

Mrs. Jones told me about another very rare experience of her own, which is here recorded :--

'My husband, Price Jones, was drowned some forty years ago, within four miles of Arms Head, near Bangor, on Friday at midday; and that night at about one o'clock he appeared to me in our bedroom and laid his head on my breast.

I tried to ask him where he came from, but before I could get my breath he was gone. I believed at the time that he was out at sea perfectly safe and well. But next day, Saturday, at about noon, a message came announcing his death.

I was as fully awake as one can be when I thus saw the spirit of my husband. He returned to me a second time about six months later.'

Had this happened in West Ireland, it is almost certain that public opinion would have declared that Price Jones had been taken by the 'gentry' or 'good people'.

The source of the experience

Celtic

Concepts, symbols and science items

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Activities and commonsteps

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