I’ve heard a lot of stories of kids telling their parents about what happened in their “last” lives, but never as exact as helping people find their own buried body — or identifying a murderer.
A 3-year-old boy in the Golan Heights region near the border of Syria and Israel said he was murdered with an axe in his previous life. He showed village elders where the murderer buried his body, and sure enough they found a man’s skeleton there. He also showed the elders where the murder weapon was found, and upon digging, they did indeed found an axe there.
The story was witnessed by a doctor, Dr. Eli Lasch, and documented by a German therapist, Trutz Hardo, who wrote about it (among other stories) in his book, Children Who Have Lived Before: Reincarnation Today.
More eerily, the boy was born with a birthmark that may be where his fatal injury was:
He was born with a long, red birthmark on his head. The Druse believe, as some other cultures do, that birthmarks are related to past-life deaths. When the boy was old enough to talk, he told his family he had been killed by a blow to the head with an axe.
The boy was also able to give the name of his killer. The accused denied involvement — but later admitted guilt to Dr. Lasch after the boy found both his “own” body and the murder weapon. Karma? Coincidence? Either way, it’s pretty creepy.