Have you ever undergone a frightening or traumatic experience, during which you felt the presence of another nearby who provided comfort and support, even if no such person had actually been there? In his 2008 book The Third Man Factor: Surviving the Impossible, author John Geiger deals with peculiar instances of survival against the extreme, where individuals felt they were accompanied by a ghostly presence. Reports of this phenomenon range from

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Author: Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, and podcaster. His interests include areas of history, science, archaeology, philosophy, and the study of anomalous phenomena in nature. He can be reached at info@micahhanks.com.

2 Replies to “The Third Man Factor: Unusual “Presences” in the Himalayas?

  1. Ha ha! Similar, but not quite the same, RPJ! In fact, I initially thought that the Yeti in the Tintin comics might have been inspired by the d’Auvergne story, but in truth, it seems to have come from a separate account that may have been related by Bernard Heuevelmans (perhaps featured in his On the Track of Unknown Animals). Either way, a Sherpa had initiated the story of a young girl being rescued and cared for by a Yeti in the same manner as that described here. For even more on that (particularly in relation to Tintin), see Harry Thompson’s book “Tintin: Herg

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