In 1987, Ian Stevenson, a professor at the University of Virginia, published, Children Who Remember Previous Lives.(11) For this book, Stevenson studied children around the world who at around age three or four had spontaneously spoken about having had a former life. Stevenson continued this research with a more forensic, Birth Defects Corresponding to Wounds on Deceased Persons (12), followed by a two volume tome titled, Reincarnation and Biology.(13) Stevenson's evidence has been rebutted by the philosopher Paul Edwards of the New School for Social Research in New York (14), and Edwards' arguments have been undermined by Georgia State University's Robert Almeder.(15)

I have a friend whose child, when age 2, was riding in a car when a motorcycle sped past. He became agitated, and his mother said, "That's a motorcycle." He replied, "When I was a grownup I used to ride a motorcycle." Some time later my friend learned that her husband's father, long deceased, had owned a motorcycle, something not common in those days. When the child was in school and began learning to write his name, he spontaneously used his first two initials, which are the same as his grandfather's, and how his grandfather had signed his name. There are countless stories such as this.