Barry Weir: He Will Understand Life

Barry Weir made a fortune in the mobile homes park business in the UK, and since retiring in 2007 has become an authority on England’s Mobile Homes Act of 2013, which went into effect in the Spring of 2014.

He characterizes himself as an agnostic on religious matters, but concedes that there are some things that have happened in his life that have made him stop to think. “As a young teenager I traveled to Cornwall with a friend on holiday,” he wrote in Driving Ambition, an account of his participation in an around-the-world road rally. “While there we met a group of teenagers renting a caravan. We all went back for coffee and something to eat. You never refuse a free meal!”

The teenagers decided to have a séance. Their Ouija board said it had a message for Barry – which was strange, because he hadn’t told anyone there his name. That message was, “In time, you will understand what life is about.”

Ten years later, Barry Weir attended another séance, and he received the exact same message. “Strange, but true,” he wrote.

Finally, in his late thirties, he went to a Spiritual Church out of curiosity. He sat listening to a medium but grew skeptical and decided to leave. But as he stood, the medium pointed to him and said, “I have a message for you. In time, you will understand what life is about.”

To be told this three times in his life in seemingly unrelated events was, he said, a bit dodgy. “I am the most unrelgious person that I have ever met,” he admitted. But those events, and that message, left him with a lot to think about.


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