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John "William One Sac" Crawford has passed away...

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posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 04:33 PM
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My condolences to family and friends.

it's been a bad year for ATS




posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 04:37 PM
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SisterOneSac / Maureen

One of the blessings of modern technology such as the internet, of websites such as this, is that people connect.
People from all walks of life, from all ages, races, creeds and countries.
People who otherwise would have never known eachother.

I want you and your family to know that right now tears are falling...all around the world. In homes, offices, workplaces. Tears from those of whom your brother John has touched. Tears that mourn his passing, but tears also that remember just how much John gave to us all.

I *meet* John online - via websites such as this - around a decade ago. Over those years we came to share much on more levels that simply an electronic user-name. I genuinely came to *love* him, to see him as a friend, as a brother...as so many of us did.
John and I never met face-to-face, we never physically shook hands and shared the same physical space...but we certainly did share *spiritual* space. I feel so humbled and so blessed to have known him, to have shared thoughts with him.


We'd talk occasionally about his spiritual interests, questions he had regarding spiritual realms, the paranormal, existances 'beyond the physical'. Understandably moreso when his diagnosis was confirmed.



On one occasion we spoke about a vivid dream he had.
He had woken one morning remembering a dream of being in a plane that was crashing. A plane had indeed crashed that night (can't recall at the moment when it was specifically).
In his dream he was *there*, but in a spiritual sense. He wasn't experiencing the thoughts of someone onboard, he said it was like he was there right alongside someone who was about to pass in that aircrash.

He spoke of sensing this persons fear, of sensing their pain...but of also sensing some *peace* that came to the person prior to the plane crashing and them passing.

He asked me what that dream was about...was he really there? And if so - why?


My response to him was something like this:
None of us pass alone. None of us. Every single one of us passes with someone else there to keep us company, to see us 'across the divide'.
For whatever reason this person needed you. But not so much you persay...you were there to perform a role.
Who knows...maybe that person was in someway linked to you - be it in this life or a previous/next one. For whatever reason that link existed...and so you connected with them when they needed it the most.
Your presence there brought that peace, that calmness, so that person did not pass in fear - did not pass in pain.


Maureen your brother is/was a VERY special person. We all are indeed...but John just (again for whatever reason) had a sprinkling of something *extra*...as I'm sure you already know.
Due to that your brother aided people...on multiple levels (even multiple realms).

...I have NO doubt at all your brothers kindness, your brothers *works*, are being rewarded unto him.
I have NO doubt at all your brother is experiencing that peace of transition...for I have NO doubt there are many within that realm who owe John 'a favour' for his works...and so they come, they gather, they welcome him amongst them.


...and so I say again...tears fall for him...in one office in a small city in a small country at the bottom of the South Pacific...as they do all over the globe.


Thank you. Thank you and your family for blessing us with the gift that is/was John.



Treasured and remembered always...


-E



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 04:38 PM
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Thats a real shame to hear such a thing



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 04:41 PM
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I just found out that John's wake and funeral will be Sunday and Monday (respectively) the 6th (wake) and 7th (funeral) June.

Anyone who wishes to send flowers please call:
Centerview Florist
(516)681-6684

Specify that they are for John Crawford's wake/funeral.

mark...



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 04:44 PM
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I did not know WOS that much, but after watching the video in the OP I wish I had.

He sure seems like a really cool dude. And he did a great Job on his Camp Hero investigation and a great interview.

Rest In Peace, And may we all look forward to Death....Life's Greatest Adventure. Pave the way Bud.


[edit on 4-6-2010 by Izarith]



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 04:48 PM
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May the Universe continue to shed it's light and goodness upon you, William One Sac. I always respected what you had to say in threads.

Perhaps you will travel into another realm and help the rest of us critters to "deny ignorance".

See you there someday.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 04:48 PM
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Rest in peace William !



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 04:54 PM
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Finally he has to suffer no more.

John was a great member and, when he was well enough, he was a fantastic poster.

Although I had no real contact with him, I have been witness to his struggle, his tough times and more importantly, his good times, over the last ten plus years. He deserves complete respect and I think he was given that openly from us members and mods.

My thoughts are with his family and those closest to him.

The emotion might appear out of place but I am pleased for him that he will never have to spend any more restless days and nights of suffering and pain. Now he can, finally, rest in peace. He certainly deserves nothing less than his peace!

With lots of love
T

[edit on 4-6-2010 by triplesod]



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 04:56 PM
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I never knew John Crawford, but I've watched the video linked in the OP, and I am quite saddened at his passing
He seemed like a great guy, and I know he is sorely missed by many, many people.

R. I. P.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 04:58 PM
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Hope to see you again my friend......



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 04:59 PM
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God bless John and his family. There is light to every dark, and good to every bad. Remember not to spend too much time mourning death, but celebrate the great life WoS lived!



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 05:01 PM
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Rest In peace man!

Another one of the good guys gone You'll be missed



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 05:03 PM
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My condolences to his family and friends.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 05:05 PM
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Gently Into That Good Night

I've been away from home dealing with some family medical issues and have only been able to keep up with the happenings on ATS in the barest sense, and this news arrives just as I have finally returned home.

Maybe it's shock, but I just don't feel like he's really gone.

It's not like I have trouble accepting death; I've lost a lot of close relatives in recent years and more are nearing the end. Frankly, I'm getting used to it, and seeing it as a natural consequence of being human, something we must all deal with, a fact of life. No one is free from it, and we all know the bittersweet pain of our own mortality.

Parting is the heart of all sorrow, but we grieve and move on.

It's not like we haven't known John (it's weird, I'm so used to calling him "WOS" to protect his pseudonymity) had cancer. His trials have been well-publicized, he's had plenty of difficult times in the past, and he's always been refreshingly candid about the entire experience. The story behind his name, and his calm descriptions of the agony he had to endure simply to survive make for some of the most compelling reading I've seen on ATS. It's not exactly a shock that he would eventually succumb to a disease that's not known for a high survival rate.

So that's not it.

Maybe I don't feel like he's gone because he's left me with so much.

I know this sounds cheesy as hell, but it really is true that over the years, John's been an incredible role model for everyone around him. Throughout the horrors of radical surgeries, lengthy hospital stays and treatments that were only marginally less hellish than the disease itself, of constant hassles just dealing with being able to digest food and take in nutrition, of struggling every single day to do what most healthy people do without giving it a second thought, he endured.

Faced with overwhelming indignities, John kept his dignity. But not only that, he faced it all with breathtaking courage and grace.

I suppose I could go on and on (and I'm well known for that), but I don't need to. His life and his own words are a fitting enough monument that need no embellishment.

For anyone wondering just who the hell WOS was and what the heck this is all about, I definitely recommend checking out his posts and maybe googling ATS for him -- and bearing in mind he's been a member of ATS for a very long time. John was one of the "old school" ATSers and truly earned the title of our Chief Conspiracist.

Behind the scenes in the moderator forums, John was always a gentle voice of reason, a guide with a strong moral compass and a long-view perspective whose influence on the management of ATS was subtle but pervasive. He deserves great credit for his significant role in making ATS what it is today.

It feels so strange to be saying all this, but I still have to say it. Even though it was only over the Internet, here on ATS, in an evolving but still predominately text-based medium, I feel enriched having known John.

Though I cannot presume to know what faces us when death calls, I know that it is not wrong to think of John as not being gone, because he remains with everyone who has had the honor of knowing him.

Respect.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 05:08 PM
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Damn. I just got home and read this...I knew he was ill, but was hoping...you know? He gave me some William points for artwork once, and was so kind about it. His influence here will be felt for a long time yet...he will never really be gone. Have a well earned rest John...we will talk again, I'm sure.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 05:08 PM
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ATS has lost yet another valued member and a dear friend. This is sad news. At least now John has all the answers that he needs and now his suffering is over. John you will be missed my friend
And to your family, my deepest condolences. You have lost a men among men, but he will live forever in your and our memories.

Rest in Peace John.


Your friend,
~TheMythLives



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 05:09 PM
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This is Sad news,
yes I remember John "William One Sac" Crawford
I laughed the first time I noticed John's ATS call-sign(having a giggle now).

I wonder what he's saying now, "I knew it! I knew it all along"
Quote from JacKatMtn post first page.



R.I.P John "William One Sac" Crawford




Zelong.

[edit on 4/6/10 by Zelong]



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 05:11 PM
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Wow.... Rest in Peace.... Very sad but you are in a better place now.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 05:16 PM
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I am not very familiar with Mr. William. But I can see a lot of grief and caring on this board. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the friends on ats.

I am very sorry.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 05:19 PM
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"man"....second time I watched that video
has anybody else went out ther since then? r.iP w.o.s



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