The Williston Case
ABOVE: Businesswoman Noreen Renier did not believe in psychic powers - until she discovered her own.
On March 24, 1994, a sixty-six-year-old man named Norman Lewis left his house in Williston, Florida, in his truck and simply disappeared. He left behind his wallet and various personal items, which he would have been expected to take if he was going on a long trip. The case baffled the local police. Williston is a small town, and the police initially thought this would be a simple case which be cleared up relatively quickly.
As soon as Renier presented her information to the Williston Police Department, officers put together her clues and started work looking for what they now believed would be a body. There turned out to be several areas of water that distance from Lewis's home, but when navy divers searched a lake-filled local limestone quarry along State Route 45 (Renier's prediction of a road numbered 44 had come very close), they found Lewis's truck under weeds in murky water, with his body inside. The local police force made public statements to the media about the success of Renier's predictions and the discovery of the body hit newspaper headlines throughout the United States.
As with all these cases, the facts are not always as they seem. Skeptics have had a field day trying to find holes in the case, yet despite all their protestations, they cannot argue with the fact that wasn't until the family requested the involvement of a psychic, that the mystery surrounding Norman Lewis was solved. It is embarrassing for a highly trained police team to admit they have run out of clues on a case - and even more embarrassing to admit that a woman who calls herself psychic actually helped them locate a body they hadn't been able to find for 2 years, despite modern policing methods.
As Renier says, "If logic could have been used to find Mr. Lewis, or solve unsolved police cases, they would not need me. All the local police and I'm sure half the town were looking for him."
When the police located the body, the family of the deceased man phoned Renier and was, according to the psychic, "extremely grateful." She had ended two years of uncertainty.
Talking about how she receives her unique insight, Renier says she doesn't really do anything special. She meditates and occasionally likes a glass of wine to relax, but then the images "come from my mind, which somehow has focused on the energies of that individual at that particular time, I'm in another state of consciousness so I can't really describe how it feels, except for the pain, of course, it feels like the pain the person felt."
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