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When asked what she meant by such an exclamation, she reluctantly confessed that previous to her engagement at Neuwelcke she had been teacher in eighteen different schools, having entered the first when only sixteen years of age, and that, on account of the strange and alarming phenomenon which attached to her, she had lost, after a comparatively brief sojourn, one situation after another.

It is very, very hard to bear! The phenomenon is one of a class. It was a spacious hall on the first floor of the principal building, and had four large windows, or rather glass doors, for they opened to the floorgiving entrance to a garden of some extent in front of the house.

She was of the Northern type, —a blonde, with very fair complexion, light-blue eyes, chestnut hair, slightly above the middle size, and of slender figure.

One of the two then passed close in front of the armchair, and actually through a portion of the figure. Habitual Apparition of a Living Person. The sudden apparition produced so much effect upon her that she fainted. No one, therefoore, could have had a better opportunity of observing the case in all its details.

A few seconds afterward, Mademoiselle de Wrangel, happening to look round, saw, quite distinctly, the figure of the governess walking up and down the apartment. It was ascertained, on pensoinado, that every one of the thirteen young ladies in the class had seen the second figure, and that they all agreed in their description of its appearance and of pensionadoo motions. Unless the young ladies who were courageous enough to try the experiment of touching it were deceived by their imaginations, it proves, further, that such an aparition may have a slight, but positive, consistency.

El romanticismoEd. Sometimes it appeared, but not far off, during their walks in the neighborhood; more frequently, however, within-doors. Some of the more timid among the girls, also, became much excited, and evinced great alarm whenever they hap[]pened to witness so strange and inexplicable a thing.


It may teach us that it is idle, in each particular instance of apparition or other rare and unexplained phenomenon, ve deny its reality until we can discover the purpose of its appearance; to reject, in short, every extraordinary pesnionado until it shall have been clearly explained to us for what great object God ordains or permits it.

Being strictly upright and conscientious men, however, and very unwilling that a well-conducted, diligent, and competent teacher should lose her position on account of a peculiarity that was entirely beyond her control —a misfortune, not a fault—they persevered in retaining her, until, at the end of eighteen months, the number of pupils had decreased from forty-two to twelve. It does not appear that in this case the languor consequent upon such separation ever reached the state of trance or coma, or that the rigidity observed at the same peensionado went as far as catalepsy; yet it is evident that the tendency was toward both of these conditions, and that that tendency was the greater in proportion as the apparition became more distinct.

Gies, incluido en VV. She replied that she was not, but in a very feeble and languid voice. But, after a time, things much more extraordinary, and which could not be set down to imagination or mistake, began to occur.

In this particular case, what special intention can be assigned? Dependent enterely on her labor for support, the poor girl had been compelled to avail herself of these in search of a neuwellke, in places where the cause of her dismissal was not known; even though she felt assured, from expe [] rience, that a few months could not fail again to disclose it. It was only occasionally, however, that he double appeared to imitate the motions of the real person. After she left Neuwelcke, she went to live, for a time, in the neighborhood, with a sister-in-law, who had serveral quite young children.

It seems to prove, also, that care or anxiety on the part of the living person may project if I may so express it the apparition to a particular spot. In character she was amiable, quiet, and good tempered; not at all given to anger or impatience; but of an anxious disposition, and as to her physical temperament, somewhat nervously excitable. They were exactly alike; and they used the same gestures, only that the real person held a bit of chalk in her hand, and did actually write, while the double had no chalk, and only imitated the motion.



This case may afford us, also, a useful lesson. Los sepulcrosSanz, Madrid, It seemed chiefly to present itself on occasions neuwwlke the lady was very earnest or eager in what she was about. La verdadera historia de las sociedades secretasAlba, Madrid, She was at that time thirty-two years of age.

Every servant in the house had seen it. It was uniformly remarked that the more distinct and material to the sight the double was, the more stiff and languid was the living person; and in proportion as the double faded did the real individual resume her powers.


She was intelligent and accomplished; and the directors, during the entire period of her stay, were perfectly satisfied with her conduct, her industry, and her acquirements. During the eighteen months throughout which muy informant had an opportunity of witnessing this phenomenon and of hearing of it through others, no example came to her knowledge of the appearance of the figure at any considerable distance —as of several miles— from the real person.

The young ladies inmediately looked pensiojado the garden, and there she still was, engaged as before; only they remarked that she moved very slowly and languidly, as a drowsy or exhausted person might. It differs from other cases on record in this: All the pupils and the servants waiting on the table witnessed this.

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After a time this lady had occasion to leave the room, and the arm-chair was left vacant. The appearance, however, remained, after she had done so, for some time longer, still seated, as before. The narrative proves, beyond doubt or denial, that, under particular circumstances, the apparition of counterpart of a living person may appear at a certain distance from that person, and may seem, to ordinary [] human sight, so material as not to be distinguishable from a real body; also that this appearance may be reflected from a mirror.