The clock that foretold a child's death



When 14-year-old Elmer Mosser died of diphtheria in November of 1900, his parents noticed that a broken antique clock in the child's bedroom had mysteriously chimed one o'clock on three different nights before Elmer passed away. Strangely, Elmer died at exactly one o'clock in the morning. Fearing that their diphtheria-stricken daughter, Mabel, would suffer the same fate, Mrs. Mosser turned the hands of the old clock herself. It seemed to have worked; Mabel recovered from her symptoms and went on to live a long, healthy life, passing away in 1968.


Philadelphia Times, Nov. 27, 1900

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