Was this 3-year-old murdered in a past life?

Some say that, for many of us, this is not our first time on the planet, that our souls come back once, or many times. It all seems to be a matter of opinion. Even though there are many accounts of people who seem to be able to describe aspects of a previous life, with accurate details, skeptics suggest that they are just lucky guesses, or subconscious absorption of historical knowledge. Then you come across something like this.

An account from Reincarnation Research, describes a boy who was born with a strange, red birthmark on his head. At three years old, the boy said that he had died from an axe blow to the head. He described aspects of his previous life and people recognized details as likely being nearby where they lived. They began going from village to village, the boy saying that he did not see anything familiar. At the third village, the boy recognized the location. Other memories came flooding back, including the names of people he had known.

One of the villagers recognized the man the boy described, and said he had disappeared four years before. They continued walking and the boy found his house from his previous life. Their quest had attracted some attention at this point, with curious onlookers gathered round.

Suddenly the boy called one of the bystanders by name and said “I used to be your neighbor. We had a fight and you killed me with an axe. I even know where he buried my body.”

Pile of Stones, Bal-Bach
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The boy led them into some nearby fields and to a pile of stones, claiming that this was the location of the body, with the murder weapon buried nearby.

Example of a skull with an axe wound

The site was excavated. They found a skeleton of an adult male with what appeared to be an axe wound to the head. The axe was also found buried as predicted. The murderer confessed to his crimes. He was not handed to the police, but the community said that he would pay for what he had done.

It’s easy to just set this aside as a legend, a ghost story, a weird tale. It was said to be reported by Eli Lasch, MD, a doctor in the Gaza strip who was researching reincarnation. It is not proof of anything. Just another bizarre story that suggests that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in our philosophies.

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