“My terminally ill husband was in intensive care at a hospital where he spent the last six weeks of his life. The day he died, I went to visit him before I went to work. When I left him, I couldn't go to the office but wandered aimlessly around the neighborhood stores with an intense feeling of anxiety. I finally went to the office, which I shared with another employee.
"At 12:50 P.M., I was working on my computer when I experienced what I would describe as a blow to my stomach. I held on to my middle as though someone had hit me with a fist – it was like a strong contraction. I was immediately aware that my husband had passed away.
“A sense of extreme calm came over me. I knew that in five minutes the phone would ring, and it would be the hospital. I told my fellow employee that I might have to leave. I went to the restroom. When I came back, the phone rang and a nurse reported that my husband took a "turn for the worse," but I knew he was gone. When I arrived at the hospital, a nurse was waiting for me. I just looked at her and said, ‘Is he gone?’ I knew he was.
"After about six months, I visited his attending physician, with whom I had a lengthy discussion. He said he knew the questions I would have, but I don't think he was ready for what I asked him. I described my experience, and he became very sober and told me the same thing happened to him when his mother died, and that other patients had related similar stories.”
Psychiatrist Dr. Berthold Schwarz coined the term “telesomatic” from the Greek words for “distant” and “body” to describe such psychic messages delivered to the body instead of the mind. The best cases are very difficult to explain as simple coincidence.
(one of 200+ ESP experiences described in The Gift)