"Once we [the famed physicist Richard Feynman and Al Seckel] were talking about the supernatural and the following anecdote involving his first wife Arline came up. Arlene had tuberculosis and was confined to a hospital while Feynman was at Los Alamos. Next to her bed was an old clock. Arlene told Feynman that the clock was a symbol of the time that they had together and that he should always remember that. Always look at the clock to remember the time we have together, she said. The day that Arlene died in the hospital, Feynman was given a note from the nurse that indicated the time of death. Feynman noted that the clock had stopped at exactly that time. It was as [if] the clock, which had been a symbol of their time together, had stopped at the moment of her death.
"Did you make a connection? I asked. 'NO! NOT FOR A SECOND! I immediately began to think how this could have happened. And I realized that the clock was old and was always breaking, that the clock probably stopped some time before and the nurse coming in to the room to record the time of death would have looked at the clock and jotted down the time from that. I never made any supernatural connection, not even for a second. I just wanted to figure out how it happened.'"
[Feynman's last words? "I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring."]