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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 02, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 13

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Los Angeles, Cal., April 2. Mrs.
Baker P. Lee, whose husband is a
noted devine of this city, believes
that in a recent illness, Covering on
the verge of death, she actually ex
perienced a foretaste of the. life be
yond the grave.
The Rev. Lee, who is deeply inter
ested in psychology, is preparing to
gether with friends, to submit a re
port on the strange experienceto Sir
Oliver Lodge, the world's foremost in
vestigator of spirit phenomena.
Mrs. Lee, who is a woman of talent
and a composer of music, had been
ill for several weeks, during which
her life was despaired of. She has
ascertained that the experience came
at the time when her condition qvas
lowest, and she was actually believed
to have passed away.
I had been wheeled to the window
in a chair," she said, "where I sat
looking out. The nurse suddenly
started and cried, 'Why, she's gone!'
"I saw my husband come in. He
looked at me and exclaimed, 'My
God, has it come!' I tried to open
my eyes, but could not. I said to my
self, 'I'm not dead,' bbut I was power
less to move. Then the four children
were brought in. wpeping, and they
looked at me. Then they all went out.
"They left me alone and then my
father stepped into the room just
as he used to in life. He and I were
chums. I said, 'I'm not dead.' He re?
plied, 'Not yet.'
"Suddenly I felt my spirit leaving
my body with a joyful, light and ex
hilarating release.
"My form remained the same, but
the substance had utterly changed. It
was now a translucent vapor, cap
able, at my will, of going immediately
to any place.
"I possessed all of my faculties,
imagination, will and memory. I was
among the clouds, knowing the joy of
flight. Then I came down and hov
ered over the city, saw the people
and wished with all my strength to
be able to reveal myself to them to let
them know that life after death was
"But I knek I was not dead, and
so after experiencing unimaginable
joys, I went back into my body with
that instantaneous possession which
had characterized my departure.
"The entire experience was too real
for a dream, and since having it I
havee been firmly convincedl that I
Mrs. Baker P. Lee.
dwelt for a time upon thee edge of
eternity and know, in part, as least,
what the future life is." ,
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"Here!" he growled, "what do you
mean by waking me out of a sound
"Because, dear," replied his wife,
sweetly, "it was such a distressing
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