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19 Kids' Past-Life Memories That Will Make Even Cynics Go, "Holy Shit!"

Basically none of us are sleeping tonight.

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1. "My 4-year-old told me about the time she went for a swim in the lake and could hear her mom yelling and crying out to her, but she couldn't come because she was 'under the ducks.' Then she remembers falling asleep and when she woke up, I was her new mommy."

2. "My 2-year-old niece pointed at the collapsing twin towers on the screen and said very clearly, 'I die.'"


"A news station was running a story about the September 11th attacks, and my niece was just pointing at the TV intently, then turned to my SIL and said, 'I die.'"


3. "My 4-year-old nephew talks about being on the Titanic all the time. He said he was with his wife and that it was really cold. And every time he watches a movie with boats or bodies of water he gets freaked out and wants it to turn off."


4. "My 3-year-old son told me that he smothered someone once. I asked him if he knew what that word meant. He said it meant holding a pillow on someone's head until they stop moving. I asked him when he did that and he said, 'Oh, a long, long time ago.'"

5. "When my son was 2 or 3, he'd talk about being an adult who rode horses in the woods. He said that one day he got hurt riding, then everything got dark, and the next thing he knew he was with me. I asked where he got hurt and he pointed to the birthmark on his stomach."

6. "My daughter had a nightmare that she was playing paper dolls in her mom's bathroom when a man came in and murdered her and her brother. She's never even seen paper dolls before..."

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"So I looked it up and sure enough, there was a girl her age murdered while playing with paper dolls in her mom's bathroom in the '70s."



8. "One day, my 2-year-old brother randomly started describing the detailed process of making pizza..."


"The process of keeping a fire going, using a brick oven, allowing dough to rise. He'd never seen anyone make pizza before. So my parents asked when he did this and he said, 'With my old family, my momma and poppa (not what we call our parents!), before I died and came to live with you."


10. "Our son is named after a Marine that was killed in action on my husband's last deployment. One day when he was three, we drove by the military base where his namesake is buried and our son said, 'I'm buried over there in the ground. You know, from when I died fighting bad guys with Daddy. Before I was your kid.'"


"We had never even visited that side of town before, and he had no clue that the graveyard was even there!"


11. "My 3-year-old niece told me she used to drive. I said, 'When you're older, I guess.' But she shook her head in frustration and said, 'No, when I was a grown-up. Now I'm too small.' I humored her and asked what her car was like. She told me, in the surest tone, 'A '66 Chevy Cam-ro.'"


"She continued, "That's a nice car. Fav-rite. Till it crashed. Can I watch Teletubbies?'"



12. "My husband and I joke that our son is my dad reincarnated because he's just like him. He was conceived three months after my dad passed away from a sudden heart attack, and was born with a birthmark right over his heart!"

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"If that's not enough, the first three letters my son ever wrote were 'G-U-Y,' in that order. That. Was. My. Dad's. Name."

—Lindsey Rosbottom, Facebook

13. "I was watching The Great Gatsby at my friend's house and her 3-year-old brother started talking about going to parties like those and about the financial crisis (yes, he used those exact words!) that followed."

14. "My daughter was born with a heart condition and is very sickly. One day, she said that she missed the old, 'not-sick' her. I asked her what she meant, since she had been born sick. She said, 'You know, me, but the other me with red hair.'"

15. "My son told us the reason he's best friends with his 89-year-old great-great-grandpa is because he was his sister before..."


"My grandpa did have a sister he was close to who was killed by a drunk driver well before I was born, but my son didn't even know about her!"

—Magen Friend, Facebook


16. "When my son was three, he would talk about his 'boardies,' a wood-paneled station wagon, and someone named Bubba. He said he used to surf when he was older before he became a kid. We live in the Midwest and he's never seen the ocean, much less a surfboard."

17. "My 5-year-old son told me that when he was old, he drowned in a flood. He said, 'But this time I'm learning how to swim and things will be different, see.' And then he took a swim."

19. "I was singing a song to my 3-year-old daughter that my great-grandma used to sing to me when I was small. My daughter smiled, stroked my cheek, and said, 'I remember when I used to sing this to you when I was the Mommy and you were my little girl.'"

Note: Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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