Possession & Past Lives

American child reincarnation case, in which an infant's statements about a past life as World War II pilot were found to match closely with the life and circumstances of a pilot killed at Iwo Jima in March 1945.

Japanese cases of children with past-life memories, studied systematically since 2000, have been found to closely resemble those reported from other parts of the world.

This is a well-verified case of the relatively uncommon ‘replacement reincarnation’ type, in which a child appears to die, then revives with a totally different personality and starts to speak of a previous life.

Reincarnation case in which an English woman, Jenny Cockell, recalled memories of the life of a working class Irish woman named Mary Sutton in the early twentieth century. 

Well-documented case of the reincarnation type in nineteenth century Japan, the subject of three separate contemporary investigations. 

Reincarnation case of a Turkish boy whose memories of having been an Armenian man residing in Istanbul were written down by a researcher before being verified. 

Indian case of the young daughter of educated parents who remembered a previous life as the wife of a Muslim blacksmith.

Case study of a Burmese girl whose statements and behaviours suggested she was remembering the life of a Japanese soldier stationed in her country during World War II. 

Glaswegian who as a young child apparently remembered facts from a past life on a remote Scottish island. A documentary on the episode was broadcast in 2006.

Reincarnation case notable for being reported from South India (most are in the north of the country).