Saturday, September 1, 2012

Near Death Experience.

The Buffalo Courier

Thursday Morning, January 6, 1898

Page 1, column 3





Mrs. Rigby Also Believes She Visited Heaven.


Kingston, Ont. Jan. 5. - All North

Addington is astir over a marvelous

 happening   there today.  Mrs. Rigby, an

old lady living in the township for over

half a century, fell down apparently

dead yesterday.  Physicians were

summoned  and pronounced her still

living.  They worked over her all night.

This morning she revived, but was

speechless.  It was after 10 o’ clock

before she regained her speech.


Then she told those present that she

had seen both Heaven and Hell.  She

said she had also seen the Savior with

a lamb in his arms.  She also claims

to have seen Herbert Keller, a relative

who was killed on the railroad track

near here, over a year ago.


Mrs. Rigby is a good Christian woman.

she is revered in all circles.

Crowds flocked to hear her as soon as

the news spread.  She has been preaching

all day, warning the people who

visited her, and telling them of the

certainty of there being a Heaven

and Hell.
Original story from microfilm records at,
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Central Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203




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