Concluded from Part 1
A man who was taken prisoner in Crete tells us about what he experienced when he made his way to the other side.
“I was put on to a stretcher and taken to hospital, but [the Germans in Crete] did nothing for me except to give me a bed to lie on and my wound got septic and very painful. I got delirious, I suppose. …
“Anyway, after ages and ages of suffering I seemed to pass into a timeless sleep, and when I woke up there was no pain and I was out of doors so I thought I had escaped and I wandered about glad to be free, but I couldn’t make sense of it all.
“I seemed unable to walk properly, I couldn’t keep on the ground, and though I didn’t fall it was extremely difficult to move along, and then the whole place would grow misty. I would see places and people one moment and the next I saw something quite different. I thought I was delirious again.” (5)
He probably was delirious, and he probably experienced a bizarre in between state where he was half ‘alive’ and half ‘dead’. Most people are eventually greeted by guides who help them understand and cope with what’s happened, but this man’s experience was painful (because of his untreated wounds) and strange to say the least. Continue reading The Spirit World Chronicles: The Nature of Wartime Deaths – Part 2/2