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12th November 2013, 12:48
A file photo of a boy looking through an old photo album. A boy called Sam in case studies made some startling statements while looking through old family photos, cited as evidence along with numerous other cases of reincarnation.

A little boy referred to in case studies as “Sam,” showed convincing evidence that he is the reincarnation of his grandfather. Sam was 18 months old when his father was changing his diaper. Sam told his father, “When I was your age, I used to change your diaper.”

Dr. Jim B. Tucker at the Psychiatric Department of the University of Virginia explained Sam’s story in a video posted on the university website. Tucker has explored 2,500 cases of children remembering their past lives.

He explained that Sam made some startling statements while looking at an old photo album.

Sam was 4 years old when his grandmother died. His father brought an old photo album home from her house when he cleaned it out. To Sam’s parents’ knowledge, Sam had never seen a photo of his grandfather.

When they were looking through the album, Sam pointed to a photo of a car, and said “That’s my car.” It was his grandfather’s first car, one he’d been quite attached to.

Sam’s mother was skeptical—not predisposed to believe in reincarnation as a Baptist.

She tested him. She showed him a photo of his grandfather as a young boy with other boys of the same age. Sam pointed to his grandfather and said, “There I am.”

She corrected him and said, that’s your grandfather. “No, that’s me,” he replied.

Tucker said he looked at the photos and he would not have been able to tell which of the boys in the photo was the grandfather having seen other photos of the grandfather.

Testing it further, Sam’s mother asked if he remembered anything else from his past life. He said someone “turned my sister into a fish.”

“Who?” Sam’s mother asked. “Bad men.”

The grandfather’s sister had been murdered and her corpse was dumped in a body of water. Sam’s father said the boy would not have heard this story.


Dr. Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic Magazine, asked in the video: “How do we know these things actually happened?”

He said Sam’s case and the thousands of similar cases are based on anecdotes told by the parents, and events can sometimes become distorted when told by an excited parent. Also, parents may influence the children in various ways.

Tucker took parental enthusiasm into account, however. He recorded the initial attitude of parents and found no correlation between that attitude and what the children reported.

Some children have given detailed reports of the locations they lived in previous lives. Visiting the sites, researchers have verified that people had recently died in the areas and that those people’s lives fit the descriptions given by the children.

Source: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/347716-boy-is-his-own-grandfather/


12th November 2013, 14:18
Reincarnation must exist: Shermer has surely needed several lifetimes to become the professional skeptic he is now :)

The question remains however as to whether it is the same person returning or merely foisting their unfinished business on another. These cases (edit: of spontaneous recall) invariably seem to follow violent deaths, just as time slips often seem to involve battlefields and other violent incidents.

Joe Akulis
12th November 2013, 15:04
Lotta neat reincarnation stories out there. When children are young, it seems the memories of a recent past life are a little closer to the surface, and sometimes the memories will leak out.

One of my favorite cases is the reincarnation of the artist Paul Gaugin. When he was young, sometimes when he was playing he would sing to himself, "Go gone. Go gone." But never knew why he liked the phrase. Later on in life, he became a self-taught artist, and eventually discovered that he was hiding the same signature in his artwork that Gaugin had done, only no one realized that Gaugin's work was carrying these signatures at the time.


Earth Angel
12th November 2013, 15:26
my brother who died at 26, was very close to my father....he often would say when very little and things were not going the way he wanted them to..." when I was your dad I never treated you like this" He was too young to know about reincarnation.

12th November 2013, 15:36
It is ironic that in the year 2013 most of mainstream society of North America are still unaware of the fact of reincarnation.
Most indigenous people of the America's understood the basic principles of reincarnation from what I have read.

There is absolutely zero doubt in my mind that reincarnation is a fact, and we are all human junkies. Addicted to be being a human.