21 Stories About Kids Remembering Things About Their Past Lives That'll Send A Chill Up Your Spine


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Via:  hal-a-lujah  •  2 months ago  •  11 comments

By:   Brian Galindo

21 Stories About Kids Remembering Things About Their Past Lives That'll Send A Chill Up Your Spine
5. "My father said that when my brother was 3, he said something like, 'When I was older, I had a pretty girlfriend and we died in a car.'"

I thought these were pretty spooky.  Buzzfeed articles are a pain to seed so the fonts and format might be off.  See the link if you’re wondering where these originated.

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1. "Back pre-pandemic, I was watching my friend's then–3-year-old for her and he saw a big military ship and he got this kind of faraway look, and said, 'I remember when my boat sank. There were so many sharks.'"
"I said, 'What?' He blinked and, said, 'What?' and then started asking questions about the boat. I mentioned it to my friend and she said, 'Yeah, he does that sometimes.'"

2. "When I was very young and still unable to string sentences together, my mom and I were sitting at the dining room table. She was crying and I comforted my mother by telling her without any babbling or hesitation: 'It’s okay, I used to be your great grandmother, I’ll take care of you.'"

"I have no memory of this and my mom said I went back to my baby-like talk immediately after. She stopped crying, probably because it scared the shit out of her."

3. "I used to watch my nephew when he was about 3 or 4. One day, he was at my house and pointed to a magnet of Arizona — it had a picture of the desert with rock formations. Kid pointed at it and asked where it was. He said he used to live by 'red rocks like that' with his first family."

"(The first family) all had straight, dark hair (his is blond and curly) and that he had a mom, a dad, and a brother, that is until he went too far into the desert, too close to dark, and got eaten by 'not dogs, not wolves, but smaller.' I said, 'Coyotes?' And he kind of mouthed the word and said, 'Oh, that's what you call them.' Then he was sad and didn't want to talk about it anymore, so we had lunch and that was the first and last time he mentioned it."

4. "My coworker has a son who, when he was about 3, told her he used to grow rice and lived in a place where two rivers met. He was able to name the rivers, and she located it on a map of East Asia. Pretty wild."

5. "My father said that when my brother was 3, he said something like, 'When I was older, I had a pretty girlfriend and we died in a car.'"

6. "My parents don't use Reddit, so I'll answer this for them. I think I was 3 and playing with a corkscrew when I blurted out that 'I used to have one of these when I had black hair!' (I'm blond). My parents said they asked me what it was and I responded that it's used for opening wine. Freaked the hell out of them."

7. "My at-the-time 5-year-old son (now 31) woke up one day and asked me, 'Where is Banjo? When are we going to look for him?' I was shocked. Banjo was the name of our family dog, a bull terrier, that we had on the farm when I was still a pre-teen."

"One day, there was a flash flood in our area (Upington, South Africa) and my little brother was stuck in the middle of the raging Orange River on a rock. Banjo jumped in the water (he loved swimming) to rescue my brother, but he got swept away by the powerful current and we never saw him again. My brother had to stay on that rock for a full 19 hours before the water was safe enough for a boat to cross to get to him. My brother was distraught about our dog having been presumably killed by the flood. Only two years after that incident, my brother was killed while cycling when a speeding vehicle hit him from behind.

I have never told my son about Banjo. There's no way he could have known that name. My son has been acting in ways that remind me of my deceased brother. They have the same favourite color, they like the same food, they both like to sing. ... I can't help but think that the soul of my brother migrated into my son somehow."

8. "When our son was maybe 3 or 4, he described his life as a ballerina on stage — from the lights, to the music, to the applause. His next words chilled me to the bone: 'I was at a party on a boat, and I fell into the water, then POOF I was here.'"
"I asked him to relate the story when his father came back from a business trip a couple weeks later, and it was identical. But after that, we never discussed it again. I didn't want to go there."

9. "My little brother was born just after 9/11. When he was a toddler one time, he went on about how he used to work in a tall building and wore a suit and tie. Freaked my parents out."

10. "When I was a kid, I told my parents that I died in a fire on a big ship during a war. That alone isn't super special, but they asked what kind of ship and I said, 'A blockade runner.' That's VERY specific knowledge for a small child, right? If I remember correctly, it was called the Zephyr and was in Charleston, SC at some point. I've not found any info about that ship being real, but I haven't remembered in years."

11. "My son said once, 'Mommy, when I was big and you were little, I remember when we danced in the kitchen.' The only person I ever danced in a kitchen with as a child was my grandfather."

12. "My little brother said when he was 3 or 4, 'When I was a grown up, I went to war, and I never came back.'"

13. "When my son was 4, we had driven past a cemetery. He asked me if I remembered when he died and was buried. I said no and asked him what he meant by saying that. He said he had died, was buried in a cemetery, and that's when he started growing in my belly. The hairs on the back of my neck stood up when he said this. He doesn't remember saying this."

14. "Between the ages of 3 and 5, I talked about 'when I lived in Ireland,' and I was able to tell my parents the names of the places that I remembered. My mom said she was in absolute shock because I was so casual about it. Also, this was in the early '80s, in South America, there was no internet or anything like that."

"We’re not Irish, and no one in my family has ever been to Ireland or has any interest in it. One day, I just stopped talking about it. I don’t remember anything about this supposed past life, and I don’t remember talking about Ireland as a child.

Edit: guys, my mother researched this stuff after I started talking about it, that’s how she figured out that I was naming real places."

15. "At age 5, my parents bought me one of those toy police cars, and I spent a little while playing in it, but apparently didn't seem happy. My parents asked why I didn't seem to be liking it, and I apparently told them I didn't like it because I remember being stabbed inside a car like this before I came here, I said my skin was black then, though. They said they were a bit taken aback by this and just didn't speak anymore about it."

"I take it from how they speak about it that, to them, this seemed pretty weird, and I understand that because it makes me feel weird as well. Out of curiosity, I thought I'd google and try find if any police officers died from stab wounds around the time I was born. Now I was born in the UK in 1996, I am sure that many police officers die in the line of duty each year, but one did stand out: In 1996, the year when I was born, they had one registered police death, the officer was Black and died after being stabbed to death in his own patrol car."

16. "My mom told me that when I was 3 or 4 that I scream-cried when we passed an old blue Volkswagen Bug. I told her that was the car I died in. It was apparently very hot and 'I had a baby in my belly.'"

17. "I don’t have kids, but when my brother was a toddler, he said something to my mom about throwing hay in the window for the horses. My grandfather died before his birth and was a farmer. The barn had windows and he would just throw the hay in the windows for the horses to eat. My mom was really freaked out, but he never said anything else similar again."

18. "My 5-year-old daughter said to me 'I was in your belly twice, mama. The first time I died before I came out...but I came back.' I did lose my first pregnancy 8 months before getting pregnant again. She was never told. I don’t know what it was — but that’s what happened."

19. "My daughter asked me, 'Remember my fancy hat?' and when I said no, she said, 'Yeah, before I was dead, I used to work in a bank. I saved my money and bought a hat in a round box. I was on the bus and a man almost sat on it. Then the bus crashed and I died.' She was about 3 and totally casual about it."

20. "I don't believe in the paranormal. I'm a pretty reasonable guy. I have degrees in science and healthcare and I'm pretty grounded. But since I was a child, I had a memory of me stumbling out the backdoor of a club, I couldn't hold myself (either really drunk or on drugs) and I slipped down a staircase, hit my head in the alley and died."

"I was about 19, I was thin, had long blonde hair, I was wearing a brown-red leather jacket. I remember the neon signs, the staircase, the door I walked out of, even the interior. I can paint the picture perfectly, if I had any talent in art.

ANYWAYS! So two years ago, I took a leisure trip to Budapest, and while exploring the ruin pubs with my wife, I FOUND THE FUCKING ALLEY! It was funny because I remarked to my wife earlier, when we arrived, that I felt something about Budapest that felt like 'home' and familiar and I felt oddly too comfortable there, like I could have never left. I think about this quite often."

21. "I’ll answer for my grandpa since he passed, sadly. My dad and uncle said to me that when I was 3 or 4, I once looked at my grandpa and said 'J.B., do you remember when we went bar hopping in Australia between island campaigns during the war and I tried to flirt with the brown-haired Australian girl before I died on that island?'"

Apparently I said that and my grandpa admitted that during WW2 he and his friends went bar hopping and one of his closest friends tried to flirt with a brown-haired Australian girl and died in the Philippines. According to them, my grandpa never told them — let alone me — about that. Also J.B. was my grandpa's initials he went by, but I didn’t know that yet."


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Hal A. Lujah
Professor Expert
1  seeder  Hal A. Lujah    2 months ago

There’s an explanation for everything ... right??

Professor Participates
1.1  evilgenius  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @1    2 months ago

Past lives or collective consciousness? Some of each perhaps... There are all kinds of reports of children between the ages of 2 to 4 that talk of past lives.

Professor Principal
1.2  Gordy327  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @1    2 months ago

Kids say the darndest things. Lol

Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
2  Trout Giggles    2 months ago

Wow. Notice the age of these children. Nobody over the age of 5. And it also seems like most of them talked about a violent death.

There could be something to this, you never know.

MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
Sophomore Principal
3  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)    2 months ago

LOVE this subject! 

When I still lived at home with my mom and stepdad, the little neighbor girl had a habit of coming over and just walking in and her parents didn't know she walked out the door sometimes [occasionally it was early in the morning while her parents were sleeping... they weren't bad or neglectful parents, she was just sneaky]. One early afternoon, she came in and started telling my mom and I about when she was big and had a baby in her belly. She never described how she died and ended up there, in that time, but it was very interesting.

I have told my mother that I think I'm the reincarnation of my great-great grandmother Sophia. I knew my great grandmother [Sophia's daughter]; I was 4 when she passed. I sobbed when my great-grandma Jo died. I felt like I lost a piece of myself. That's the only way to explain it. I never told stories to my parents about a past life, but there's just something about it... I feel it. I occasionally get the feeling that my son is my grandfather reincarnated and some of his actions are similar, but I don't really know; he's never said anything that made my jaw drop. Then again, no one in my family had died in some tragic death either. 

I am someone that believes that souls are sent back sometimes and usually [not always] within the same family, but I also believe that there are times when a new soul is required... that's my daughter. Even as an infant, she would fight to stay awake, because she was worried about missing something. The curious nature, the complete awe in her face, even as a teenager sometimes, it just reminds me of someone that's never seen anything in the world before. My son... I feel like he's an older soul. He lacks that amazement in many instances; like he's seen or done something more magnificent. From what I remember, I was like that, very little amazed me. Maybe the Buddhists and Hindus have the idea [maybe they don't, who knows], and by what I mean by that is maybe our souls are sent back because we have more to learn and when we're done learning, a new soul is formed.

Professor Expert
4  Tacos!    2 months ago

It’s pretty weird stuff. One of my kids, when she was very little, like two or three, would talk to people like a stereotype of somebody’s old Jewish grandmother. She’d give out lectures, wisdom, and plenty of guilt. More than a couple people would remark that she was an old soul.

Masters Guide
5  Sunshine    2 months ago

Sure I believe in reincarnation and the paranormal.  

I saw a ghost in a apartment I lived in.  I knew that it was feminine and young..a little girl.  She past quietly by my bedroom door.  I didn't feel afraid of her at all.  I felt like I was intruding in her space.

My father past away when I was 13, and I felt he was with me until I was about 40.  I could actually feel his warmth and love beside me.  

I swear my cat is my husband, who passed in 2011, reincarnated.

Have you ever met a stranger you instantly felt you knew?

MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
Sophomore Principal
5.1  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Sunshine @5    2 months ago

Have you ever met a stranger you instantly felt you knew?


Masters Guide
5.1.1  Sunshine  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @5.1    2 months ago

And Deja vu.  Most people have experienced Deja vu.  

pat wilson
Professor Guide
6  pat wilson    2 months ago

When I was about 4 I told my older siblings that I used to be able to play the piano and drive the tractor. We had an old upright piano and my dad had an Allis Chalmers tractor. I couldn't play piano much less drive that tractor but I was certain there was a time that I could. Well my siblings had many laughs about that and teased me for years. I didn't care, I was sure about what I said.

Hal A. Lujah
Professor Expert
7  seeder  Hal A. Lujah    2 months ago

I remember my granddaughter at 4 yrs old having three invisible friends.  Jojo was the main one, but the other two had such odd names that it made me wonder where she came up with them - Ticks and Gentleman.  We still laugh about Jojo, and blame him for anything we have no other explanation for.


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