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Reincarnated Kids: 9 Signs Your Child Had A Past Life

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Does your 3-year-old have a strange understanding of the inner workings of the Titanic?

Is your 6-year-old boy able to translate the words of Adolf Hitler?

Does your 7-year-old girl say bizarre things about how she spied on you in a window from heaven before she was born?

As strange as it sounds, some people believe those anecdotes are signs the kids were reincarnated.

Belief in reincarnation goes back centuries and is part of many religious faiths, but there is, so far, little scientific data supporting it.

However, the producers of a reality series are gathering some intriguing information that may suggest reincarnation does exist, but they need help.

The producers of Ghost Inside My Child a reality series returning for its second season later this year on the LMN network, are currently conducting a casting call for children who claim to have, or have had, past life memories.

Currently, the show has interviewed 12 families over the course of doing the show and need at least eight more for the next season.

Producer Sandra Alvarez-Smith admits the pool is too small to be scientifically valid, but said she's been amazed at the similarities between the kids who've been interviewed so far.

Things like:

  • Adult-Like Behavior
    Ghost Inside My Child
    Kids who've allegedly been someone else in a past life seem to act in a way beyond their years and show skills more in common with someone older.
  • Specific Past-Life Memories
    Ghost Inside My Child
    Alvarez-Smith says the supposedly reincarnated kids she's interviewed say things like "I was on the train" or "I used to be...."
  • Traumatic Memories
    Ghost Inside My Child
    Most of the kids Alvarez-Smith says are claiming they were somebody else in a past-life have traumatic memories of a violent death. One example is Carson Culpepper, who told her mom, Beth, she remembered being at the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing, which happened years before she was born.
  • Uncanny Knowledge Of Other Languages
    Ghost Inside My Child
    Kids who may be remembering a past-life sometimes have knowledge of the language they spoke, such as a 6-year-old boy who was able to translate the words of Adolf Hitler even though none of his relatives knew German.
  • Night Terrors
    Ghost Inside My Child
    The kids who believe they were someone in a past life often experience night terrors. "Their eyes are open, but they're in the middle of a terrible nightmare," Alvarez-Smith said.
  • Advanced Skills
    Ghost Inside My Child
    Besides having knowledge of other languages, kids who may be having a past-life regression show advanced skills beyond their years.
  • Morbid Drawings Of Their Death
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    Kids who've allegedly had a past life often remember that previous incarnation with really morbid and bloody drawings.
  • Memories Of The Period 'Between Lives'
    Ghost Inside My Child
    Children who believe they were someone else in a previous existence sometimes have vivid memories of the "in-between" stage. They also tell their parents they saw them through a window in heaven before they were born.
  • Talk About The Earlier Mother
    Ghost Inside My Child
    Kids who claim they've had a past life will bring up their earlier parent by talking about "my other mother."

If you think you or your child had a past life, apply online or by emailing You can also contact Alvarez-Smith at 323-410-7580 or Amanda Spain at 323-410-7859

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said that the upcoming version of "Ghost Inside My Child" will be on the MyLifetime network. It will be on the Lifetime Movie Network, which is being rebranded as LMN. Also, Adolf Hitler's name was incorrectly spelled.

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