A ghost helps his partner to find his murderer
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Death and its Mystery – After Death – Camille Flammarian
quoting Dr Lee - Glimpses of the Supernatural volume II page 61
Dr Lee affirms that the account came from trustworthy persons, who gave a faithful and sincere report
Two cattle-raisers, who had entered into partnership, had left England and emigrated to Australia; it was not long before they owned a fairly large ranch in that country.
Suddenly one of the partners disappeared; he could not be found.
One evening, about three weeks afterward, the surviving partner was returning to his hut by a path that skirted a stretch of deep water. Dusk was coming on and the sun was setting behind the large bushes, thick brush, and luxuriant grass which grows up so quickly in this country.
Suddenly he perceived his companion's form, as real and as living as ever. He was seated on the ground beside the pool; his left arm was bent, and rested on one knee. The living man was about to rush over to his friend, to speak to him, but the form seemed to grow less clear, and the face, gray in colour, took on an expression of sadness and melancholy which was not usual.
So he stopped.
Then the form grew more clearly visible; it lifted one arm, and, with the index finger of its right hand, pointed to a deep hole where the water was calm but black, under a tree the branches of which hung down over the surface. This gesture was repeated twice, deliberately, then the shade thinned out, little by little, and soon vanished utterly.
The next morning the hole was dragged, and the body of the partner who had disappeared was found in the very spot which the phantom had pointed out, and given a proper burial.
A large stone had been tied to the body, and an axe was found (it had been hidden at the same spot), doubtless the weapon which the murderer had used to commit his crime. It was, moreover, recognized as belonging to a certain vagabond, who was accused and arrested.
Since important documents belonging to the victim were found on him, he was obliged to confess his crime and was executed.