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Classic Mysteries—Alternate Perceptions Magazine, May 2016


Saved by a guide?

by: Albert S. Rosales


Location: Bavarian Alps, Germany, exact location not given
Date: 1950
Time: unknown

Elsa Schmidt-Falk, a German officer’s widow had a remarkable experience while climbing alone in the Bavarian Alps. The mountain she was on was not notably dangerous, provided one kept to the regular “tourist” route. Unfortunately, her climb had taken her longer than expected, and by the time she commenced her return, the light was already beginning to fade. All of a sudden, she realized she had strayed from the path and she found herself in danger. In fact, a year later a young girl would fall to her death in precisely the same place. Suddenly, Schmidt-Falk became aware of what she described as “a sort of big ball of light,” which condensed to the shape of a tall, rather Chinese looking gentleman. She was neither surprised nor astonished by the apparition as at the time it all seemed quite natural. The mysterious gentleman bowed to her, spoke a few reassuring words, then led her back to tourists’ path and disappeared in the same remarkable way as he had appeared, condensing into a ball of light that then vanished. She made her way to safety at the foot of the mountain.

HC addition # 361
Source: Janet & Colin Bord, Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th
Century, quoting Hilary Evans
Type: E
Comments: Date is approximate


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