If you have kids or know anything about the weird things that sometimes come out of their mouths, then you realize that they can be – intentionally or not – uber creepy.
One of the things young kids do that freaks out their parents is talk about their lives before this one, or just to have weird and random knowledge that should be impossible given their short lives.
Here are 14 kids who totally had their parents rethinking their position on past lives.
14. Bless his heart.
When my oldest son was three, he used to wake up crying and saying that he wanted to “go home”. Over and over he would repeat it. I would reassure him that everything was okay, he was at home. Happens for many months.
We had a huge map of the world in the hallway and one night when he was upset, I took him to the map and showed him where we lived and asked, where his other home was. He pointed out a small town in Mexico. Day after day he pointed to the same exact place.
So, we took him there. It was a beautiful little area and we had a great time. There was nothing profound in any of his reactions. When we got home he started sleeping through the night and never mentioned it again.
We live in California and my husband and and I are both white. However, our son is adopted and although his bio father is technically “unknown”, we were told it is probable that he was Hispanic.
13. Those are some cool details.
When I was about 3, I used to tell my mum stories of being a little Chinese girl. Apparently I lived at the bottom of a hill with my grandmother, and I died in a flood.
When I was 6 or 7, I came home from school upset that I’d been surrounded by a group of boys, and I cried to my mum that it was like when the soldiers on horses came to take us away.
12. Sleeper agent alert.
My mom loves to tell this story:
When I was young, I really wanted to learn Russian, so they got me into a class. In general, Russian was very easy to pick-up and use. It sort of “made sense” and I could construct complex sentences.
The teacher told my mother that it was spooky, because I could speak it in a way that they hadn’t been teaching me (I could figure-out colloquial phrases).
To this day, I still have it and haven’t lost my Russian.
11. I wouldn’t like that at all.
My son went for over a year talking about his other mommy and daddy, with a completely straight and serious face. We have a blended family, so he has me (Mom) and at his father’s house his Dad, Stepmom, and brother. He said he had 2 fake mommies and a fake daddy and then a set of real ones.
When trying to get clarification thinking he was having trouble adapting to new family roles, he informed us that we were the fakes and that his real parents were much older, lived far away on a farm, with his older brother.
That story came up off and on, as well as weird side statements from him. We had him at the ER one time, in a private room, he hears voices outside which he normally wouldn’t pay any mind to. He perked up, looked at the door, and goes, “That sounded like my real Mommy’s voice!”. He was very excited and animated about it (my kid is usually pretty deadpan, so that was off too.). I decided to just ride it out, but admittedly it did freak me out at first. He hasn’t done it in awhile.
10. A funny one.
I asked my son once who he was before he was my son. He was small, maybe 3
He looked at me sadly and said, ‘It was dark and cold and I wasn’t anything. Just all by myself..’
And then be perked up and said ‘And before that I had black wings and I flew! And I’d take shiny stuff because all shiny things are MINE!’
And that is how I realized my son was magpie in his past life. And gave me a clue where to find my missing earrings. (He had a hidden cache of jewelry in his room, the little imp.).
9. Talk about loud silence.
My family took everyone on a trip to see their old neighborhood. They drove by a house where, about 15 years earlier, a little girl was hit by a car and died.
My cousin, who was about 4 at the time, never had been in the neighborhood, and never heard this tragic story, stopped what she was doing and said, “Oh, that’s where I died, isn’t it?”
She then resumed playing with her dolls (or whatever it was she was doing).
8. Full body chills.
It was in the early afternoon of Halloween. This is a rough time of year for me, because my first child was stillborn near this day. I was sitting in a chair in the den, my husband was at the desk on the opposite side of the room.
My two and a half year old daughter was moving around the room, not really doing anything. As always happens on this day, my thoughts turn to my stillborn daughter. Suddenly my daughter plops a book onto my lap. (remember, she is two, cant read yet.) (additional note, the walls of the room were pretty much wall to wall books) The book was given to me after the stillborn. It was a pagan book for grieving parents.
Startled at the coincidence, I just kind of stared at the book. My daughter (TWO) flipped open the book, and pointed imperiously to a paragraph. I obeyed, and read the paragraph. It was talking about how a child who dies might reincarnate back into the same family, or somewhere nearby. So I wondered where my child might have reincarnated.
My daughter patted my leg and said , “I’m wight heah, Mommy.” Up until those words, nothing had been spoken out loud. It gives me chills every time I remember it.
7. Where do they come up with this stuff?
So I am raised Roman Catholic. My son is raised Roman Catholic. But I was dating this muslim guy who would play prayers constantly (that were on YouTube). This particular day my boyfriend was playing a prayer that’s supposed to protect you from jinn.
My three year old son looked up from his colouring book said clear as day “now they will be gone for 1000 days” my boyfriend looked him dead in the eye and was like “how do you know that?” My son smiled shrugged and continued to colour.
I don’t know if this is true but my boyfriend explained that if you recited that specific prayer it was supposed to banish evil spirits for 1000 days. To this day I still get chills when I think about it.
My mother was also super freaked cause I told her “daddy used to be my baby, but I drowned when he was my size.” I was 4. My grandfather drowned when my dad was 4.
6. No bones about it.
More things than I will ever be able to explain…His old birthdays, his dear departed wifes old birthdays, This 2 year old baby was inconsolable that he didn’t get her (his wife) something for her birthday (which he remembered)..This is a very very small sample..
I spent 6 years splitting time between now and years ago..He remembered old family members and a thousand things that no one would believe… Also a few years ago, he was maybe 6…
He said, “ya know mom, I think it’s pretty cool. You are born and get to live and then you get to do it all again.”
5. What happens then?
When she was aged around four years old my friend told her Mother, “I’m not coming back here again, Mommy, this is my last time.” Her mother asked her what she meant, she said, “I will never be alive like this again, I’m not coming back here.”
She is in her late forties now and is the head of a large Buddhist group.
4. Oh my heart.
My friend had a miscarriage before she had her first daughter. A few years ago when her daughter was about 4 a group of us were at a party and her daughter was sitting on her lap and said something along the lines of “I’m sorry I left you before mommy. I was hurting really bad and I wasn’t ready.”
My friend asked her was she meant and her daughter said she left her before she was born but came back. Super creepy.
Daughter doesn’t remember this conversation and still doesn’t know about the miscarriage.
3. It could be a coincidence, but…
My daughter was 3-4, she kept asking me, “Mommy, do you remember when you were little and I was big? I took good care of you, we went to the store all the time!”
Then when her little brother was born she asked me if she could call him “Auggie” (pronounced Oggy), I asked her where she heard that name and she told me that she made it up.
My great grandfather passed away August 31st of 2001, she was born September 7th of 2011. My great grandfather used to take me to king soopers a few times a week and he had a dog (long before I was born) named Auggie (nick name for August) O.o
Had a hard time wrapping my brain around it.
2. This would be awful if it were real!
When my youngest daughter was 3 years old she would very often get upset and insist I help her find her kids because they needed her. She said she was in a car accident and died, but her two children in the back seat survived and needed her.
By the time she was 5, she no longer remembered, but for almost 2 years she had an intense drive to find her kids and let them know that their mommy was OK.
1. One smart cookie.
This is about my sister. We have always called her a baby genius and she has always seemed like an old soul. I remember when she was four she was playing in another room and my mom was cleaning.
My sister comes into the room and asks my mom, “Have you been cleaning because it really smells like ether in here.” As in the surgical anesthesia used in the civil war! I had never even heard of that word before.
When we asked her how she knew the smell of ether said, “It is what we used.”
Now I’m rethinking everything I believe, too!
Has your kid ever said something like this? Tell us about it in the comments.