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“Terrifying though Benedicte’s ordeal had been, it was never a haunting. There was an earthbound, though equally distressing, explanation. Visual hallucinations, such as these, are known as Charles Bonnet Syndrome, and it is almost certain that Benedicte was suffering from this mysterious condition. Phantasmagoria or visions, were a manifestation of a certain kind of progressive sight-loss.”