Note how his prayer was answered immediately. Read the rest though. Chilling.
Then, late at night, as he talked to his mother on the phone and the children slept in the master bedroom, the door began to shake. Thinking his sons were playing, he told them to cut it out. Then all the doors in the house started to shake, and again LaChance told his sons to stop.
"It was like the proverbial scary story," LaChance described. "Each time it was louder and louder."
But his daughter called out that her brothers were asleep ... and then the bedroom door slammed shut!
"The only way I can describe this to you is when we talk about the 'boom,'" LaChance told his fellow investigators. "The boom was like an earthquake, 'Boom! Boom!' It was like something coming after you. I can't explain it."
His daughter began screaming, and so did the man from the house.
As LaChance continued his tale of horror, tears filled his eyes and his voice cracked with emotion. He couldn't open the door to reach his kids.
"I'm a big guy, look at me," he said. "I can take any door down. By the end of the evening, the whole right side of my body was bruised. I kept throwing myself at the door, over and over. I heard my daughter screaming behind the door, and I couldn't get to her.
"I remember saying to myself, 'Oh God, please help!' and at that moment, the door gave."
LaChance pushed his sons outside and picked up his daughter, who didn't move because of the shock.
"As I was leaving the bedroom, I heard the door behind me slam open," LaChance continued. "I didn't look behind me."
Winner of the 2005 Best New Canadian Christian Author Award.
H/T Mark Shea.