The “Third Man Factor” refers to a phenomenon experienced by individuals in extreme or life-threatening situations where they perceive the presence of an additional person, even though no one else is physically present. This “third man” is often described as a comforting, reassuring, or guiding presence that assists the person in coping with the difficult circumstances they are facing. This phenomenon has been reported by people in a variety of extreme situations, such as mountaineers trapped in blizzards, explorers stranded in remote areas, soldiers in combat, and individuals facing life-threatening illnesses.
There is no real explanation for this unseen presence. I see it as one of our Angels or Guides coming to give us hope at a time when there might not be any. Remember, we are never truly alone.