Definitions for "Crisis apparition"
a specific type of spirit sighting during which the apparition manifests itself to a particular human being, usually a loved one, at a time of crisis or death, or on or near the anniversary of death.
Spirit that appears at the time of death or when someone is seriously hurt or ill
This is a very common type of haunting which occurs when a person is close to death, extremely ill, in grave danger or under great stress. The 'ghost' of this person appears to a relative or friend, the apparition often appearing so lifelike that it is mistaken for the real person.