Our first health case
A woman who lived nearby told us that her sister in Chicago had a tumor. Isabel entered her clairvoyant level and accurately described the tumor, telling us it was wrapped around the heart and doctors would not be able to get in there and remove it. The neighbor started crying and said Isabel was correct.
When I saw how accurate she had been, I asked Isabel to look around and tell me about the environment in the house in Chicago. She described
a baby and the woman who was changing the baby's diapers. I told her to look
around the room and describe it. She did, telling us that on the night table near the bed there was a unique ash tray, one that looked hand made, but made of twisted metal with the ends turned up looking like a shell.
We confirmed from our neighbor the appearance of the red haired baby. Then three months later the people from Chicago came to Laredo to visit. When our neighbor told them about the experience with Isabel, her brother-in- law from Chicago laughed and told her, "You mean you believe all this stuff, this hogwash?"
The neighbor later invited us over. I asked the man if he had ever seen Isabel before, if she had ever been in their home. After he assured me that she had not, she described the room and the unique ash tray. Boy, his eyes went wide. "Who told her?" he asked. Nobody told her,
she picked it up on her own. This experience came two or three years after
Isabel had first shown signs of being able to read my mind. We had been
experimenting to see if she could detect information from beyond the immediate
environment and this gave us our first chance to confirm that she indeed was
Here we were in 1953 - I with my subject functioning as a clairvoyant able to detect and describe problems at a distance and best of all health problems. I figured this was a real breakthrough because I had read that parapsychologists and educators were at that time convinced that the IQ
factor and the psi factor (the so-called Extra Sensory Perception factor) could not be enhanced. They claimed that some people were born with a certain fixed amount, God-gifted, and that was it.
By this time my study of psychology had led me on to parapsychology and I had written to several organizations that had to do with parapsychology. I wanted them to let me know what they were doing in that field of work. I found out that they were looking for people who exhibited extra-ordinary mental faculties. This is how I became aware of Dr. J. B. Rhine of Duke University.
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