Indian forensic scientist has discovered a six-year-old boy who says he
remembers his previous life. According to the parents of the boy, Taranjit
Singh, he has been talking about his past life since he was two years
old and used to run away from home. The boy knew the village he lived
his former life, as well as his own and his father's names. He also knew
the name of the school he attended. On 10 September 1992, in his previous
life, he says he was riding his bike home when he was hit by a motor scooter.
He received head injuries and died the next day.
His present father, Ranjit Singh, says that as the boy became more and
more insistent, he and his wife went to the village where Taranjit claimed
to have lived in the past. At first, they couldn't find anyone who resembled
the descriptions of his former parents. Then someone told him to go to
another nearby village, where they met a teacher at the local school who
confirmed the story of the motor scooter accident. They found out where
the boy had lived and went there to meet the parents.
When they told the family their story, Ranjit Singh mentioned that his
son claimed the books he was carrying when the accident occurred had got
blood on them. He also described how much money he had in his wallet.
When the woman heard this, she began to cry and said she had saved the
blood-stained books and the money in memory of her dead child. Taranjit
Singh's parents and siblings from his former life soon came to his new
home to meet him.
The boy recognized a wedding picture his former parents brought with them.
At first Indian forensic scientist Vikram Raj Singh Chauhan, refused to
believe this story, but he eventually became curious and decided to investigate.
He visited both villages and found that the boy and both sets of parents
repeated the same story. Chauhan spoke to a shopkeeper who told him that
the boy had owed him the money that was in his wallet when he was hit,
and was probably bringing it to him to pay for a notebook he had got on
"In his present birth, Taranjit has never gone to school as he belongs
to a poor family, but yet when I told him to write the English and Punjabi
alphabet, he wrote them correctly," Chauhan said. He took samples
of both boys' handwriting and compared them. He found they were identical.
It is a basic tenet of forensic science that no two handwriting styles
can be identical, because each person's handwriting has specific characteristics.
Experts can usually spot even expertly forged handwriting. Chauhan's theory
is that, if the soul is transferred from one person to another, then the
mind - and thus the handwriting - will remain the same.
A number of other forensic experts examined the handwriting samples and
agreed they were identical. "I have some scientific basis to claim
possible," says Chauhan, "but I wish to do more research on
the subject and am closely monitoring the development of the child."
Chauhan has presented his findings at the National Conference of Forensic
Scientists in India.
(Source: www.tribuneindia.com; www.unknowncountry.com)
from: Share International September 2002
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