I remember my death.
Kids say the darndest things, including some of the creepiest things you wouldn’t even expect an adult to say.
Do children speak a lot of nonsense, or do they know more than we give them credit for? For centuries, adults have been keen to the possibility that children possess knowledge of some great secret, whether from truths they learned while in the womb or prior to their conception, or even from a past life many years or centuries ago.
Do you believe in reincarnation?
The concept of a continuous cycle of existence, and that certain aspects of ourselves can carry over and be reborn into a new life, is an ancient belief, and one that many cultures still carry on today. Perhaps you believe that souls go to Heaven after death, or that once you’re dead, you’re dead. But there’s something to be said about the thought that we live on even after our mortal body has died, and that we can come back in a new form to live again.
These kids and their parents are a lot closer to believing in reincarnation after strange and inexplicable childhood experiences, including memories from their past lives, convinced them that this wasn’t their first rodeo…
At the Pub
When I was about 4 we were driving through Scotland (I’d never been to Scotland in my life) and we stopped at this pub in a small village in the Cairngorms. I got out the car and said “oh my favourite place” which my parents thought a bit weird but sat down and got a drink and my dad looked around and said “where are the toilets?” I apparently leapt up and took him by the hand straight to the toilets which were actually tucked right away behind a fake wall type thing. Again my parents were a bit unsettled, but just assumed I had seen them on the way in.
But then it got weird, I was telling my mum about how much I used to love coming here and sitting beside the fire, there actually wasn’t a fire in the pub at all so mum laughed and asked me what fire and I pointed to wall and said that there used to be a fire over there, she shrugged it off but then I carried on and went into more detail. I claimed I used to live out here and come in the pub nearly every day, I was friends with the owner, Fred.
My mum went and spoke to one of the bar staff and asked if there was a man named Fred here, to which she replied “oh no sorry miss, Fred died over 10 years ago now”
My parents say it was one of the spookiest things. Obviously maybe I had seen a sign, maybe I’d noticed the toilets when I walked in and seen a picture of the old fireplace on the wall, I don’t remember, but I choose to believe I used to be an old farmer with a local pub up in Scotland (HydraulicTurtle)
Talking in Tongues
My friend’s cousin had a son who at the age of 5 could speak a language he was never taught and no one close to them ever spoke it. He used to tell vague things about it was too hot, and he tried to get out, an explosion and just random things which never really made sense. But yeah the speaking a different language was the most bizarre thing of all. (willsherm28)
When my oldest was nearly 3, we were driving through the city and he pointed out a factory and said “look mum, that’s a chocolate factory” (something he would of had no way of knowing!) So I asked him how he knew that and he told me “the aliens told me that mum” ok cool. Active imagination or something right? “Oh when do you talk to aliens” “sometimes, when I can’t sleep at night they pick me up” (worth mentioning here, that he’s always had severe issues dropping off to sleep – so much so he has professional help with it) Asked him what he does when he’s with the aliens, and he told me “usually they just get me to sit down and they ask me questions, sometimes they get to do puzzles. If I’m good I get to see the drivers seat and look at the buttons” The weirdest part is, he was never much of a talker back then, it’s probably the most words he ever spoke in a sentence till he turned 4! (anothersheepe)