Wilson, Jeremiah M – The clock hangs on the wall of his room, constantly marking 2.10 a m
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Collected by Mr. Holland, correspondent for Philadelphia Press, and published by Light (1898, page 225).
Here is an … event that has not been publicly discussed so far and whose authenticity is undeniable. Its protagonist was Washington Judge Jerry Wilson, whom no one will accuse of being superstitious or sympathizing with those who profess to understand and explain the para-normal manifestations. Nevertheless, he has recently had to observe an event …., which he sometimes recounts, without however venturing to draw theoretical inferences from it.
Judge Wilson had an intimate friend in Washington who used to send him a Christmas gift every year. He was an avid collector of antique objects and showed a lot of good taste in his choices. In one of these circumstances, he had sent Judge Wilson a rare and curious clock he had bought in Europe. Judge Wilson hung it in his room on the third floor of the house. This is where the clock remained for several years, always working perfectly.
Some time ago, it happened that the judge woke up suddenly one night, only to find that the clock had stopped ticking. He went back to sleep shortly afterwards. He noticed that the hands of the dial had stopped at 2:10 am. He did not turn the clock mechanism on again, thinking that if it stopped without a special cause, it was because it needed to be repaired. But, having been to lunch, he was informed that his friend had died suddenly, that very night, and precisely at 2 o' clock.
Even to the present day, Judge Wilson's clock hangs on the wall of his room, constantly marking 2:10 a. m. and his owner did not want to touch it to keep the memory of this memorable event. When he shows the clock to some of his friends, he just asks: "Do you think it's a coincidence?"