I declare to you, on my word of honor," I said to him, "that I saw the apparition writing with my pencil at the bottom of that page.
I might say that you are, to my certain knowledge, in a highly excited nervous condition; and that, when you saw the apparition (as you call it), you simply saw nothing but your own strong impression of an absent woman, who (as I greatly fear) has got on the weak or amatory side of you.
Our poor centinel, to whom the sight of this officer was not much more welcome than the apparition
, as he thought it, which he had seen before, again related the dreadful story, and with many additions of blood and fire; but he had the misfortune to gain no credit with either of the last-mentioned persons: for the officer, though a very religious man, was free from all terrors of this kind; besides, having so lately left Jones in the condition we have seen, he had no suspicion of his being dead.
said the apparition
, petulantly, "no better than a man's killing himself because he has none or little.
The apparition appears to have a thumb in the corner of its mouth while making this complaint.
This second remonstrance brings a dark, bright, pouting eye out from a corner of the apron; but it swiftly becomes invisible again, as the apparition exclaims: 'O good gracious
and other supernatural events, we have seen, have long been associated with political, social or economic upheaval.
God-Sent: A History of the Accredited Apparitions
Three illiterate shepherd children - Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta - supposedly witnessed a number of apparitions
of the Virgin Mary.
Written in the vernacular, these treatises provided specifically Spanish terminology to describe apparitions
, diabolical pranks, demonic possession, and exorcism.
This year's attractions at their home include a haunted cemetery, a cold mine shaft, and a maze full of vampires, apparitions
, chain-saw-wielding madmen and other ghastly surprises.
Early modern Europe was awash with accounts of bizarre and eerie apparitions
Phenomenological examination reveals 16 characteristics of the Marian Apparitions
spiritual life world.
In "Domestic Tranquility," Barrax contrasts his daughters' lives with the life of a rabbit: When I strung my clothesline from the post where the rosebush fans over the redwood fence, I was careful not to scare the rabbit away, come to the yard for clover, crouching on the cool ground along the fence among the mint that's grown high as my knee; it sits in there still and breathless with revelation, the laundry like sweet apparitions
flapping overhead, my presence humming through the intoxicating leaves.
Lorsque ces apparitions
visitaient les roturiers francais, en particulier les bourgeois et les ermites, ces etres surnaturels exhortaient les hommes a s'engager activement a s'opposer a la reine.