long time ago, lived an artist named William LaBelle.
William had, on occasion, spoke of past moments in his
life with which he had experienced mysterious
occurrences. Some of these experiences had as well been
witnessed by his son and his wife.
William's son tells a
story of this. "After experiencing these strange
occurrences, my father then became very curious about
the possibility of people who have died being able to,
in some way, communicate with the living. He set
forth on inquiring from others and learning what he
could about this mystery. At some point in of his
learning, someone had told him something interesting.
They said that those who wish to not see or experience
such things will shut them out from happening and, in
effect, close the doors to spiritual occurrences.
However, it is those who open their minds and welcome
these mysteries who open the pathways to spiritual
occurrences. William then decided to open his mind
and mentally welcome such occurrences. This having
been spawned by the earlier mysterious occurrences which
he ahd already experienced. One such experience, I
will tell of in another story.
One early morning,
in 1973, William had awoken and arose from bed.
The others in the family were still asleep as he got and
made his way toward the kitchen.
Suddenly, he saw something strange. My father
later said that, at first, it was vague, but soon, the
image became vivid. It was of a person, who seemed
to be a Marine, standing in the room with him. The
person turned his head to the left and then faded away.
William quickly grabbed a pencil and paper then sketched
out and described what he had seen. The image on
this page is of that very drawing."
You may click
the drawing for a closer look.
His son tells more. "After this
experience, and having had others, my father became very
perplexed with these mysteries. He later said
to me, 'As we live, we can not completely know
about the mysteries of death, but, only when we ourselves have
died, will we then know the answers we seek. One
day, I will die, and if there is then any way in which I
can let you know that I am on another side of being... I
will do all that I can to achieve this.' My father,
some years later, died of a heart attack.
However, instances of his contact have been as
mysterious as those which he himself had experienced.
For it remains now even as it was then... a continuing mystery."