It’s not unusual for children to have vivid imaginations but are they being creative or are they accessing information from an unknown source.
Dr. Jim Tucker, M.D., a child psychiatrist, spent more than a decade studying cases of children, usually between the ages of 2 and 6 years old, who had memories of people who had passed away. The only explanation the children could provide for why they had these memories was that they must have been those people in a past life but it’s far more likely that they simply have the memory (information) of those people. This is talked about in more detail here in this article, Part 3 of 3 ) Where did they get future information?
The evidence even shows that we are dealing more with a data source than an entire life experience. Files for more than 2,500 children containing cases accumulated from all over the world by his predecessor, Ian Stevenson, showed strange phenomena recorded within detailed interviews, fragmented information like you would expect from someone jumping on and off a data connection.
Think of it like a bad phone connection where the person keeps dropping in and out.
To understand what children were experiencing, let’s focus on a more recent and well-known subject, Ryan Hammons. He is one of the more unusual studies because of the detail he was able to provide the researchers.
His mother said it all began with horrible nightmares when he was 4 years old. Ryan told his mom, “I used to be somebody else”.
She said, “His stories were so detailed and extensive that it just wasn’t like a child could have made it up”.
Keep in mind that if you were to access a stream of information like a movie but experience it in a dream then you would think you are the main character.
The researchers were able to eventually track down the person Ryan thought he was, Marty Martyn, a former movie extra who later became a powerful Hollywood agent and died in 1964.
Tucker was able to confirm 55 details Ryan gave.
They were even able to surprise living relatives with Ryans information; Martyn’s own daughter grew up thinking her father had just one sister but they were able to confirm he actually had two, again, just as Ryan claimed.
Ryan was even able to correct the wrong information on the official death certificate which had Marty’s age as 59 years old when he died but as Dr. Tucker dug deeper, he was able to uncover census records showing Martyn was in fact born in 1903 and not 1905, meaning Ryan’s statement — not the official death certificate— was indeed correct.
Now that Ryan is 10 years old, he said his memories of Marty Martyn’s life are fading, which Dr. Tucker said is “typical”. Children lose easy access to the data stream we’ve been describing at an early age.
If you lose the connection with the data source an individual may see this as fading memories. This is further proof that we are not dealing with reincarnation but rather a connection to information via a process we are not fully aware of or know how to properly use.