The Reincarnation of Jenny Cockell The True Story of a Woman who has lived before!

Jenny Cockell

Jenny Cockell was just an ordinary Northamptonshire housewife. She was also a mother of two children, But there was nothing ordinary about her. Over the next few years, she not only believed that she had lived before, as an Irish woman called Mary Sutton who was born in 1897, but she 'found' her children still living in Ireland.

Her story starts just before her fourth birthday. She began to remember her past life in small snatches and pictures, and for a long time she never mentioned it to anybody because she believed that everybody had the same feelings and experiences. The most vivid of the memories was a very disturbing one. She dreamt of her own death. Or should I say Mary's death. She was also aware that Mary had been 35 years old and had just given birth to her eighth child. She could 'see' the hospital where it was happening, and she felt very strong feelings of guild and sorrow that she was leaving her children.

The feelings never left her, and, after experiencing these memories for some time, she suddenly decided to draw a map where she believed these strange things had happened. She just knew that it was in Ireland, she was quoted as saying, ' I just felt so sad that I had left them, I realised then that I had to go back, so I got out a map, and I instinctively kept pointing to Ireland. After a while I was drawn to a place called Malahide. I just knew this was my home town'.

But life got in the way, and she was still only a child. It was a few years later when Jenny got married and had her own children, that the feelings and memories surfaced again. Only this time they were stronger.So she started to think about tracking down Mary's family in Ireland.

Mary Sutton and child

Rotundra Hospital Where Mary died

Beginning to Believe

Jenny stated that if she were to trace the family, she wanted to make sure she did it right. No mistakes and not the smallest doubt. It had to be the right house, the right family, and even more importantly, get the names dates and children's names correct. So she consulted a hypnotist who dealt with regression therapy. The funny thing was, that Jenny was very much a sceptic, she didn't really believe iin anything like reincarnation or any other type of psychic phenomena. That I think, Is what makes this story so incredible. She felt uncomfortable with the whole story, and was afraid she was going to make a fool of herself. So after undergoing regression, and realising that this was not going to go away, she decided to make the trip to Ireland.

Still consulting her maps that she had drawn, she took out a map of Ireland and studied in detail a real map of Malahide. To her surprise, she realised that it was very similar to the one she had drawn from memory. This gave her the final push to undertake the journey back in time, to see if she could understand, and find, the home and family that she had 'left' many years before.

She arrived in Malahide, which is north of Dublin, and decided the best course of action would be to check out any records she could find in the church records.

The records showed that there had been a Mary Sutton who had lived and died in Malahide, and her eight children had been left to various relatives, and some had been placed in orphanages. She decided that if she was going to do this properly she would get in touch with the local newspapers, and also write letters to all the churches, to find out as much as she could. By this time, any sort of embarrassment or doubt was quickly beginning to disappear. She knew in a way that nobody else could understand, that this was real.

With the help of letters to foster homes and the historical societies, she realised that if this didn't work, nothing would.

Much to her surprise and relief, she located the surviving children. Before she met the children, she subjected herself to questioning by a BBC researcher to make sure that the dreams and memories that she had been having, would match up to the facts by the surviving members of the Irish family.

Jenny told the researcher facts about the family home, the kind of sewing thread that Mary had used, even small things like when the children had caught a live hare in a trap.

Eventually after her interview, she came face to face with Sonny, Mary's son, for the first time.

Sonny Sutton and Jenny

Sutton Family


In 1990, Sonny Sutton picked up the phone, and listened to the most amazing story he had ever heard, and when he at last put the phone down, his wife said, 'You look like you have seen a ghost', Sonny turned to her, and as white as a sheet said, 'I've been talking to my Mother'.

The rest of Mary's family were not so easily convinced. Who was this Jenny? What was her purpose in doing this to the family? They just could not believe such a thing. The family had been brought up as Catholics, and in complete bewilderment, Phyllis Clinton, Mary's daughter, consulted her priest, who told her that, after hearing the evidence, the only thing he could think of was that somehow, Mary was speaking through Jenny, as a way to get the family back together. Christy, 72, Frank, 70, Phyllis who was 71, Betty Keogh, 62, and their brother Jeffrey James, who died in 1992 aged 66, were very unsettled by all of this.

'She knew the pictures on the wall, what was in the house, how it was built, it is unbelievable' said Phyllis. 'I still find it hard to believe, even though I know she is telling the truth' she goes on to say,' mammy passed her soul over to this unborn person'.

There was a 21 year gap between the year Mary died and Jenny was born. And this is very unusual in the fact that the children could be found and the story corroborated.

Jenny is a member of Mensa and is a very down to earth person. She insisted that anything that she could not remember, should not be added to the story. It had to be only the things she could prove.

This is a very fascinating story in the fact that an average everyday woman, born into a normal household grew up with the knowledge that, to her, it was normal to remember past lives. And even more important isn't whether you believe her or not, the fact is that, after Mary's death, her children were separated and lost contact with each other for nearly 60 years. Jenny Cockell did a remarkable thing. She reunited a lost family, and on that day in a Dublin home belonging to Betty, they came together and shared tears and memories, vowing never to be apart again.

If there is anything that we can take from this story is that, whether we believe in reincarnation, or not. something extraordinary happened. So the next time you dream a dream, or have a memory that is strange to you, maybe you should listen to your thoughts, because there could be someone out there that is remembering you.

Filmed in 1993. Amazing!

© 2010 Nell Rose

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stephensaldana 6 years ago from Chicago

Inexplicable Hub!!!!!!

The story is superb. The reader cannot escape even a single sentence, as each and every sentence is connected with each other like, web. The concept of reincarnation is very much worth to read. I do believe in life after death. Thanks a lot for giving so much enjoyment and fun.

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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

I've always been utterly fascinated by the concept of reincarnation. Life is such a wonderful thing, and I enjoy the very challenge of it all. I know a lot of people say living is hell. I'd love to come back and do it again, and again, and again. If Jenny's story is true, she is lucky to know who she was.

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Thank you Stephensaldana, for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed it. It is a strange story, but I can't think of any other explanation for it. She really was Mary! When another explanation occurs then maybe we will see differently, but until then... cheers nell

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Springboard, thanks for reading it. Yes it would be great, wouldn't it? But I think it would be a lot better if we could remember it! thanks again nell

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Mit Kroy 6 years ago from Georgia,USA

It's a very interesting story Nell.

Keep hubbing!

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Thanks Mit Kroy, for you nice comments. cheers nell

Siew Cheng 6 years ago

wow, fantastic! I dont mind meeting my great-grandma!

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fishtiger58 6 years ago from Momence, Illinois

wow it is hard to believe but I guess anything is possible. Thanks for a great read Nell.

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Siew Cheng, ha ha I think I would rather meet my great great ggggggreat! grandparents, it would be to spooky just to meet only one Great, if you see what I mean! thanks again. nell

Hi, fishtiger, thanks for reading it, It is a bit weird, isn't it? cheers nell

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Island Tropical 6 years ago

Great article, I will try to interact with my readers more often from now on just like you do.

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Thanks Island Tropical. I will come and have a look see! cheers nell

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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

Nell, this is a wonderful story, and you have done a fine job in the telling of it. I like your style - deceptively simple, clean, and well-researched! Thanks so much for this lovely tale.

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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

Hello my friend Nell! How did I miss this great hub?? This story was amazing and went a lot on the conversation we had weeks ago! Awesome story and you told it perfectly! Wowzie!!!! Nothing about God's world is suprising is it? Not to me! Great Hub...rated up!

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K4yl4 6 years ago

nice story

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, RedElf,Thanks for the kind comments, I just love this story as there is no other answer that I can think of, apart from reincarnation. Thanks again nell

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Ghost Whisper, thank you so much for rating it, i am glad you liked it. I can't for the life of me, find another explanation for her story. It must be reincarnation or something like that. Spooky! Thanks again, I really appreciate it. cheers nell

Hi, K4y14, thanks again. nell

barnowl 6 years ago

I wish I really had a good grasp of this fascinating subject.

I hope to explore the current literature. Thanks for the input.

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Amez 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi, very nice to find someone that supports something I have believed for most of my life, from my inner senses, and reading of those like Mary Cockell, like Pattons, proclaiming the same. You might like my Inner sense Hub.

Well Written and smooth, I'm struggling to do as well.

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, barnowl, glad you liked it. thanks for the nice comments. cheers nell

Hi, Amez, thanks for the comments, yes I will come and have a look, but at the moment my pc has died!! I am using a library one until it is mended. I feel lost!!! be back soon cheers nell

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RosWebbART 6 years ago from Ireland

Great read; thank you.

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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

This is really, really good!!! This would make for a good book and a good movie--Think about it!!!

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Thanks RosWebbART, and I am glad you liked it. nell

Hi, support Med, One of these days I will try to write a book again, but it's a bit daunting now!! Unfortunately this story has been written by Jenny. I think they made a film about it, but changed the names and location. never mind. cheers nell

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

This is freaky! I've read similar accounts where people could fluently speak languages they'd never heard. I like your writing style, too!

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, habee, yes I have heard that too. I think it was a woman who, as a child fell down the stairs and woke up believing that she used to live in Egypt at the time of Tutenkamun! Thanks for the comments. nell

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Tom Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio

Really cool hub Nell! I believe we are all connected directly to our recent and ancient bloodlines. Some of us can reach back with our minds and see the lives of the others.

I love reading stuff like this! Thanks! :)

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Tom, i love these sort of stories too. I do believe sometimes it is what is called genetic memory, as you pass down your mothers eyes and your fathers chin for example, I believe that our neurons in the brain are passed down as well, which means that we pass on our memories. But in this case, Jenny wasn't related to them. Now that is weird! thanks again. Nell

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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Fascinating story - thanks for putting it so well.

Love and peace


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Tony, thanks for reading it, and I am glad you liked it. cheers nell

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sheila b. 6 years ago

Mmmm, when reading a story such as this, I always realize there are places in my mind I cannot reach.

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Sheila, I know just what you mean. I sometimes think that we only know a little about our minds, and the strange things in the world. thanks again Nell

mona 6 years ago

if we beleive in reincarnation then what about increase in population?

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, mona, thanks for the comment. Reincarnation is the recycling of the soul, the physical population would stay the same. Thanks for reading it. cheers nell

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heyju 6 years ago


What an amazing story, I enjoyed it. Get's you thinking doesn't it? Loved it, thanks again : )

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hiya, heyju, I am glad you liked it. it was strange because it was a modern story, and usually these sort of stories are from a long time ago. I honestly cannot think of another explanation, which I usually manage to figure out! thanks nell

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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Nell, another great story. I too remember seeing this on a tv. program. Thanks for the hub

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Granny, thanks for the comment, I love these sort of stories. cheers nell

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Rose Kolowinski 6 years ago

Another strange and interesting story! Since Jenny was determined to get things right and make sure there were no doubts, it does make one wonder if it really was true! Thanks Nell for another great hub!

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Rose, I know exactly what you mean. I am usually quite sceptical about these sort of things, but this one did make me think. Thanks for reading it. cheers nell

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CaribeM 6 years ago

As always, a very fascinating story. Many stories about people who remember past lives have been supported by historical evidence and other studies, and others have been proven false by regression sessions. But, this story is certainly one that helps to reflect and debate seriously about the possibility of reincarnation.

Great hub!

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, CaribeM, Thanks for commenting, and I remember when I first found out about this story, i tried every way to figure out if it was false. But I couldn't find anything. I am usually quite sceptical in a scientific way, but this was intriguing. Thanks again nell

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angel115707 6 years ago from Galveston, TX

I love this, despite what people say I believe in reincarnation, and not as a dog etc... I just think its much simpler than people push it to be and its not evil either... I have had many dreams as an old soul.... I dream things about Ancient Egypt, only to find out these dreams match what I research, I have dreams about past lives that are so real and detailed things people wouldn't think of... I also dream of the future and often those things come to pass... it makes sense why you like quantum physics.. I would like to learn more about quantum without the ego-types who make money off of it... "you can be any thing" etc and look down on all other people... I think Einstein had some great view points on it too


much love xoxo

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, angel, I to have had dreams that have been proved later, and one in particular about the 17th century, I also dreamt about the future, which was really strange, that's why I like quantum physics, time travel etc, and like you, I don't like being preached at by someone who has read a book about atoms and think they know it all! lol I have had a few do that to me. I don't think anyone really knows about time, and reincarnation, so to make a point is fine, but like you, I have my own beliefs about this. Thanks for reading it, and your comments are fascinating, hugs nell

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Merlin Fraser 6 years ago from Cotswold Hills

I am not sure what to think, I have heard and read about such stories before and they are unusual in their details. What makes this one special is the availability of living proof.

To believe or even accept the possibility of reincarnation is one thing but to believe you are living it is very rare.

How is it that a person can clearly recall memories from another person, place and time?

Before writing this response I took a look at other research about Jenny's story and there is a lot of scepticism with much reference made to the time difference between her experiences and actually writing about it coupled to the fact that she had also under gone hypnotic regression also before the book.

Much is made of Jenny’s own acknowledgments as a day dreamer, her own statement, “My escape into the past grew as I grew, and it was like a little death in my own life, a death of part of me that replaced part of my life.” This and many other quotes from her own book are used by the sceptics as proof that Jenny fantasized as a retreat from her own unpleasant reality and the fantasy eventually took on a life of its own.

There are many sceptical references to the many gaps and contradictions in Jenny’s memories when compared with the real life and background of Mary, many things that you would expect to be unforgettable in Mary’s memory like her married n or maiden name, the street where she lived, this and many more examples are pulled from Jenny’s own written recollections.

Is this a true example of reincarnation ?

If so it doesn’t seem to be one that stands up to the challenges that true sceptics love to throw at such tales. I’m afraid that upon reflection Jenny herself makes it far too easy for them to take her story apart. The fact that she went on to make money from her books and a movie based upon her story merely compounds the sceptic’s points of doubt in her sincerity.

It therefore boils down to our personal beliefs and attitudes towards reincarnation as to whether we believe or disbelieve Jenny’s story.

My own research seems to show a natural divide between a belief in any form of afterlife or not. Those who accept that there is an afterlife, and therefore by definition there must be previous lives are more susceptible to hypnotic regression. On the other hand those who do not accept the afterlife theories tend to have no regressive reincarnations.

The fact that Jenny herself believes that all she documents is true fact is not proof, any more than the fact that through her attempts at research managed to cobble together a string of facts that seem to tie in with her dreams.

As always it’s an interesting tale and one that will be disputed for years to come.

Nell you presented the story well full of conviction and do I sense a slight hope that it may be point the way to a greater belief that such things are possible ?

Who knows for sure, maybe they are, will we remember we were here the next time around ?

According to the experts we’re not supposed to, What do they know ?

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Merlin, thanks for reading it, I think the thing was that I had read her book years ago, so when it came to writing this, I just re-read parts of the original again and also a few things online, obviously there was a few things that I missed, as you say maybe the answer was that she added information around her own ideas and came up with this, In a sense we could all do it, maybe. it's funny really because I used to believe in reincarnation, but now I don't. I think the trouble with me is that I am a sceptic scientific psychic! that's an oxymoron if there ever was one! lol but I am. I have had so many so called parananormal things happen in my life, but the scientific part of me automatically says, but what if..., which is good, but it can also take away a real psychic episode by pulling it to pieces. I had a very vivid dream years ago, that I was a woman in the early to mid 1600's and I was old, and I had my grandson stood next to me, looking out of a window at the roundheads riding down the road towards the kings men, and feeling such dread that there was going to be a battle. the funny thing was that when I was 'sliding' towards her at the beginning of my dream, I was me, but the second I floated into her body, I was still me but her with her memories, if this makes sense. but the strangest part about it was the fact that the little boy standing at my side was blond curly haired and about two years old. it was such a vivid dream that I painted a picture of it, which turned out quite good, even if I say so myself! lol and kept it in the cupboard. a few years later I had my son, and by the age of two, he was the spitting image of the painting! not sure what that means, but it was fascinating. I am still not sure if there is anything to this or not, or just wishful thinking on the part of the human race to make sure there actually is something out there. thanks nell

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Merlin Fraser 6 years ago from Cotswold Hills

Hi Nell,

What a wonderful story and thank you for sharing it with me. Like you I haven't a clue what it means for one dream to be both backward and forward looking.

Perhaps the little boy in the dream was not your son but one of his distant relatives whose genes have been passed down through the centuries.

Like you I'm a 'Wanna Believe' sceptic, but without the scientific background. I hate it when so called experts deliberately set out to destroy things like your story simply for the lack of proof positive.

We live in our three dimensional world of forwards, backwards and upwards but we ignore the fourth dimension of Time. I am convinced that the answers we seek lies within our lack of knowledge of this dimension and our inability to understand the power of the human mind.

When we sleep it is a time when, without the interference of our conscious mind and outside distractions, our sub-conscious mind is able to roam free. What if it was during this completely relaxed state of mind the sub-conscious was able to touch the mists of time !

I hate to ever push the sale of my books, but I think you might enjoy INNER SPACE Book Two, The Reluctant Nemesis. After reading your story above I think it will send a cold shiver down your spine !

I shall say no more.

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Merlin thanks for coming back, it may well have been a genetic memory and that was my GG grandfather as a little boy! I have started to look into my family history, and have already discovered a bit more about Ellen Sadler the sleeping girl of Turville who was related on my grandfathers side. it was funny really because I didn't know how to go about it, but a man from Wikipedia wanted to write about Ellen and asked for my help, and between us we managed to get his page written! not only did he put the link of my page at the bottom of Wiki but also sent me loads of info that he had discovered! what a result! so now I am trawling through it to see what else i can find out, i am definetly going to take a peek at your book, and I will get back to you when I have read it. thanks again nell

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babyhudson 6 years ago from Baguio City

Your Hub kept me wondering if I too had a past life? Sometimes when we dream, it takes us to places that we've never been. But I believe these are the places that we've been in the past. Others don't really believe in reincarnation. But personally, I do. It may not be as strong as Jenny's but I believe one way or the other. I'd really love to go through hypnosis, regression if I had the chance.

Thanks for your Hub. I really love it.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, thanks for reading it, I am still not sure what to believe about it, I would love to believe in reincarnation and have had so many feelings about it, I would also love to be regressed, it would be amazing, thank you for commenting, cheers nell

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

This is an absolutely amazing story. How wonderful that it could be proved and she was able to bring together a family. I was fascinated. Thanks you for sharing. Rated up and amazing.

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, KoffeeKlatch Gals, thanks for reading it, it is an unusual story in the fact that she had proof because of finding her 'old' family, I am glad you like it, thanks a lot, cheers nell

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Phyllis Doyle 6 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Nell, this story of Jenny and Mary is amazing. The reuniting of the children of Mary is beautiful and the way it all came about through Jenny is profound. The healing that came from Jenny's determination is wonderful. I have always believed in reincarnation and stories like this validate what I have always felt as truth. Thank you for this great hub.

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Phyllis, sorry it took so long to answer, I am glad you like it, it is a very interesting case, I sometimes doubt if we do have reincarnation, but then I read this and wow! it certainly does look real! thanks so much nell

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Lady Guinevere 6 years ago from West Virginia

I swear I was your follower before and I read this hub before too. I wrote one for the Christian's about Reincarnation What It Is and Is Not and what Jesus said Reincarnation (or soemthing to that effect) is from the Biblical standpoint if you would like to go read that one. I read or heard some time ago that there are only a certain amount of Souls and each Soul has many journeys. I call them lessons. I don't remember where I read or heard it though and wished that I could find that information again because it gave an account of how a soul is made. I have been looking for that for a few years now on the internet and can't seem to find it. Anyway it was very intersting and made sense to a degree. I had an experience that explains this "learning" as well and it is on hubpages. It is What I Learned When I Went Home. I like this hub much and the other hubs titles are enticing. I shall read more of them.

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, L.G. Thanks for reading it, I am glad that you liked it, it is an interesting subject, one that confuses me and interests me, thanks for liking my hubs, and I look forward to reading some more of yours too, cheers nell

Deborah Sexton 6 years ago

Wonderful story. I believe in reincarnation too. My husband was born in Israel and the Hebrews have always taught reincarnation. It is found in the scriptures. Some just don't see it.

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Deborah, thanks for reading it, It sounds really interesting and I will definitely be over to read some more of your hubs about the Hebrew scriptures, thanks nell

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JKeiser 6 years ago from Halstead, KS

Hello, Nell -- Wonderful story and really makes one think. I believe in reincarnation, there is just too much that is unexplainable in this world. I believe in that "other dimension" and past souls reaching out. But, back to your story, what I really find fascinating is the similarity between the two women, especially at the eyebrows. And, I think if Mary had her mouth closed in her picture, there would be an even larger resemblance.

I will be reading more of your works, Nell. Fascinating stuff, they are!

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, JKeiser, thanks for reading it, I never noticed how much they looked alike! how intriguing, maybe somewhere in the past they were related and it was genetic memory? now there's a thought! thanks again nell

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DzyMsLizzy 6 years ago from Oakley, CA

Very interesting story, Nell!

I am fascinated by all things paranormal. A dear friend of mine, who is a paranormal investigator, and so not put off by such things, had an experience with her own children when they were very young--perhaps 3 or 4 years old.

The children were twins, and one day, they offhandedly remarked "we like you better than our other mommy--she was mean and ugly."

My friend replied with a 'thank you' or some such validating comment. Nothing further was ever mentioned about it by either party.

But for her, it validated that they had recalled a bit of a past life, AND that they had been together as siblings then, too!!

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, DzyMsLizzy, I love it when children say things like this, it does make you think. I remember my friend going very white and pale when her daughter who was five at the time turned to me when we were looking at a book about castles, and she said ' I use to love it when we lived together and you made my dresses like those, it was great, I loved those dresses, you always made me stand still so you could mend them'! !!!!! I opened my mouth so wide I nearly swallowed myself! ha ha was she joking with me? at that age? I don't think so! my friend just looked at me. so i said in a very nochalant way, 'yes, I loved it too!' The funny thing was that ever since she was born she always came to me, and everybody thought she was mine, very strange! cheers nell

Whikat 6 years ago

Hi Nell, this is a wonderful story. Someday I will tell my children about this story. We have just started looking into past lives and the reasons why we chose to come back as who we are today. I believe my oldest daughter talks to spirits, guides, or angels. I love the detailed way you tell the story.

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Whitkat, thanks for reading it, that is fascinating about your daughter, I would love to know whether we have lived before, it would be great if they could prove it properly, thanks so much, cheers nell

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merseyblue 6 years ago from Liverpool, UK

What a wonderful story (for want of a better word). I do believe in reincarnation and like Green Lotus said, it's good to see what I personally believe to be proof of this belief. Thanks for sharing x

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, merseyblue, thanks for reading it, it does make me feel there must be something in it, it would be great if there was more research done about it to prove it, or disprove it, I am glad you liked it, cheers nell

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Tusitala Tom 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

I can see why you get a rating of 100, Nell. Your Hubs are exceptionally well done. They're so good that I've decided to become a follower. They also deal with a lot of the stuff I'm interested in too.

In this particular Hub you mention Northhamptonshire. I've lived in Hanging Haugton in Northhamptonshire when it was a tiny hamlet of seven or eight homes back in 1942. Was evacuated there from London during the War. Moved to Australia in 1951 and have never been back.

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Tusitala Tom, Nice to meet you I am so glad you like my hubs, and that is fascinating that you lived in Hanging Haughton all those years ago, what a great name for a town! thanks for reading it, cheers nell

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Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

Hi Nell this hub was brilliant. So well laid out and written. I am trying to get round to reading more of your work and I am getting there slowly but surely. Thank you ahain for sharing this hub with us all.I am going to vote it up and bookmark it. Take care Nell.

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Eiddwen, I am glad you liked it, this sort of subject really does interest me, and thanks so much for the vote, cheers nell

Listerino 6 years ago

What a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it. How did you come across Jenny's story?

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Listerino, I first read her story a few years ago in her book and was fascinated, then recently I tried finding the darn thing and it had disappeared! lol so I found different articles online about her and wrote this. The funny thing was, after giving up looking for the book, I found it where I thought it couldn't possibly be! behind the bookcase on the floor! ha ha thanks again nell

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amchomemaker 6 years ago

I really enjoyed reading that story

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, amchomemaker, I am glad you liked it, thanks for reading, cheers nell

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pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

This story was awesome. If mankind weren't so stiff necked we could perform intense studies on this phenomenon. Too many stories are out there for this to be imagination.

I too dreamed of my demise along with two of my children in the old west as a child and pre-teen. After repeating the dream to closed minded adults and dealing with life it has since faded. Wonderful hub.

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, it is fascinating isn't it? I also have had weird dreams about past lives, it would be interesting to see if it was true, thanks so much nell

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Attention Getter 6 years ago

Amazing! I personally believe we all know a little about our past lives when we are young but it fades away before we can actually communicate it into real life as 'past life'. LOVE that she held on to the memories and the sons reaction when he got off the phone with his 'mother'. Thanks for sharing!

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, It certainly made me feel as though there was something there, there are also loads of other stories like this, but some of them may be explained by genetic memory, but some do seem beyond comprehension. Thanks so much, nell

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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

Thank you Nell - It is fascinating and inspiring story for sure.

I belive in reincarnation, experienced some memories, but my memories never touched my last incarnation...obviously there is no need for that.

Thank you again for sharing this touching story.

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Tatjana, thanks for reading it, I think I do believe in it, but I also believe there may be genetic memory involved as well, but I am still not sure, but that's the intriguing thing about these stories, glad you liked it, and thanks again nell

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dallas93444 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

I used to live with a lady who was a psychologist and intuitive. Detectives would visit and review cases with her. I know she solved some cases from personal observations. In regard to "reincarnation," I am perhaps an agnostic. I do know however, two small children who lived about 2 1/2 hours away were brought to her because they kept talking about they died in a car wreck. Bottom line: The facts were checked and verified. There was no "apparent" way the children, or anyone else could have known the information they gave about their "prior" lives... Strange, but true... Thanks for sharing...

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, dallas, that's a fascinating story! it never fails to amaze me how children do this, maybe there is something in it that we just don't see, thanks so much, nell

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anjalichugh 5 years ago from New York

Hi Nell! I stumbled on this hub very late. Apparently this hub is almost 9 months old. I'm glad I read this.

I had seen Jane Seymour as Mary Sutton in 'Yesterday's children' many years ago. The movie was a complete tear jerker. I've always believed in reincarnation. There are countless spine chilling anecdotes where people have recalled being someone else in the past life. It sure is intriguing but very harsh on the one who remembers some unfinished business. Thx so much for sharing this beautiful hub.

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, anjalichugh, thanks for reading it, I remember the film as well, I think they changed the setting etc, but it was based on this story, it is intriguing, and maybe one day they will find out if these stories are true or if there is a different explanation, thanks so much nell

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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Jenny/Mary's story reminds me of a very similar situation which led psychologist Brian Weiss into the field of past life regression. Can't remember the name of the book (currently in storage) that he wrote about the woman, but she too found the now-grown children she left behind in a previous life, and like Jenny knew details about their childhood home that she couldn't possibly have known unless she'd lived there.

Fascinating subject!

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, JamaGenee, I think it is great when we can verify it in this manner, most people will say it is just imagination, but then someone comes along and finds their children from before! I can't find any other explanation, maybe there is one, but I would love to hear it, of course, the brain is a very intelligent thing, you never know, there could be another even more bizarre explanation, thanks so much nell

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charkamman 5 years ago from portugal

I loved to read this! It reminds me of a Youtube video of a small boy named James, who had been a WWII pilot in his former life, and he came up with amazing details.

I do believe this is true, thank you so much for writing this Nell!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, charkamman, thanks for reading it, I have written another hub about James and his story, it is fascinating isn't it? thanks again nell

Sword of Fire 5 years ago

SOF here, the original Druid. Reincarnation is a fact, my friends. Call it resurrection, whatever. It is very real, and the evidence is locked in each of us. Also locked in there is the ancestral memory that tells you who you were. Ceratain evidences exist in your present life. Consider the truth of the Dalai Lama. It is these same evidences which locates the new Dalai. I even know that there is a re-incarnate at the heights of power. I think he knows he is one. That makes unwelcome addition to our current time frame. Just what a time traveler might look for. Re-incarnation is a method by which we walk into the future from the past. Time travel.

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, SOF, thanks for commenting, I am still not sure about reincarnation in the fact of the soul travelling back and entering another persons body, but I do believe in genetic memory, but saying that, how do we explain it like in this story? Humm! I would love to prove it right! thanks so much nell

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Hello Nell,

I just stumbled on this hub and i'm fascinated.I have been reading Edgar Cayce's books on reincarnation,i don't know what to believe.I want to believe it's true.I do believe in Karma.anyway,if true,i want to come back as Scarlett and give Rhett a chance to reconsider and come back and take back those nasty last words spoken,"Frankly Ma'am, i don't give a damn" lol Thank's for a very good story.You do it so well.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, always exploring, ha ha what a great idea! it would be good wouldn't it? the trouble with me is that I always have to try and find another explanation! even if it is wrong, I try and be scientific, but reincarnation probably is a fact, but I have to pick it to pieces to figure it out! lol thanks again nell

brownlickie 5 years ago

Hi nell rose . What a fabulous story. I have always believed in reincarnation but I am now not sure. I was wondering whether the spirit of mary sutton is speaking through jenny giving her glimpses of her life making her feel like she experienced the life itself. Whatever there is something that happens when we leave here and probably we are not supposed to know . A great hub regards brownlickie

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, brownlickie, thanks for reading it, I know what you mean, I used to believe in reincarnation, but now I think that we are looking in the wrong direction, whatever the answer is, I doubt if we will ever find out, but it is fascinating, thanks nell

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mothercristina 5 years ago

Hi Nell, this is a very intriguing story. You have a knack for finding the most interesting things to write about.

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, mothercristina, thanks so much for reading it, I do like these sort of stories, they are so intriguing, cheers nell

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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

In a few years, it is believed, they will create a machine that will be able to interpret how many people lived, what they did in their lives and what did they say.

There is a possibility, Jenny as a sensitive child, picked up on those vibrations.

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Qudsia, thanks so much, you could be right! what a great invention that would be, cheers nell

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Ross Harrison 5 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

Another awesome hub Nell. I have always been fascinated by reincarnation, and though somewhat a sceptic, I am very awe inspired (spelling?) by the lovely ending to this story, with all children reunited.

There are a lot of unexplained phenomena which will always fascinate us, that is until they are explained.

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Ross, it is fascinating, I wonder if it was real or some very strange coincidences? I doubt we will ever know, thanks so much nell

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amybradley77 5 years ago

This is a wonderful story, and I absolutely believe in it's truths and I'm very happy for the families reunions. I believe in many things most would probably dismiss, I have some hubs here on ghosts, angels, and afterlife stories. These are based on true events, and I will be writing more of them soon. This is a very inspiring and heartwarming story, wonderfully written, thank you! A.B.

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, amy thanks for stopping by, it is fascinating isn't it? cheers nell

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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

I'm convinced we live many lives and each for a purpose to purify the soul so one day we can join our God in his purest form!Ever since I read the book "jonathon livingston seagull" as a teenager, the idea of reincarnation struck me then.We need to be open up to the possibility. After all isn't it a miracle we are here period? Religion confines us way too much, tells us how and what to think! Thanks for sharing this. What are your thoughts?

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Fossillady, thanks for reading it, I totally agree with you about Religion, I used to believe in reincarnation, then I didn't, now I am not sure! ha ha but I think there must be something in it, especially when you meet someone who seems so familiar, but you have never met before!

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sfrentz06 5 years ago from Sterling Heights, MI, USA

This is a fascinating story. I have always been sceptical of reincarnation, but it certainly does make you wonder. I'll have to read more about it. Amazing!

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, sfrentz, I know what you mean, I am still not sure what to believe, thanks for reading it, cheers nell

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smackins1974 5 years ago from UK

I had heard of this story before it is quite a popular one in the UK. It was nice to re-read it with your take on it though. Thanks


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Nell; OMG... I am in the process of writing a hub about myself that finally taught me to accept my gift. I too have had past lives that I think about all the time. I love love love England and it's history. I know that I can pick out the house in a moment, walk in as though I had never left. The names Lady Sarah Rawlins and Lady Elizabeth Litchfield I always dream about. Also a young girl at the age of nine that died of pneumonia. She was her dad's favorite and died in the round room. I have searched trust me but without as you stated the funds, I can only go so far. I keep going to Suffolk and Sussex. It is always in the country as well. What do you think?

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Sarah, thanks for reading it, I remember seeing it years ago, and wondered what she was up to now, thanks

Hi, Mrs. J.B. sounds fascinating, can't you find anything on the internet? maybe records of this house and family, you never know, if you dig deep enough something may appear. good luck, and keep us informed! thanks nell

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Ask_DJ_Lyons 5 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee

Very interesting hub! Thanks for sharing!

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, DJ, thanks again, glad you liked it!

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amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

Thank you for sharing. I absolutely love this story. I have always believed in reincarnation. It always seemed so logical to me. Just look at nature and how flowers, leaves and grass dies in the winter and re-born again in spring. It's just so obvious.

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, amymarie, thanks for writing, I totally understand what you mean, each year the flowers die, and then back they come in the spring, constantly changing and reproducing, why not humans too? thanks

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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

I can't imagine how anyone would believe that we could learn all we have to in one lifetime so reincarnation just makes sense. I have seen a few documentaries and read quite a bit in this area but your writing style is the best. I loved reading your article and for over a year people are still commenting. This is testament to the quality of your writing and the excellent subject material. Thank you. Voting you up and awesome! and you now have another follower!

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Spirit Whisperer, thank you so much, I love this subject and can't get enough of it! I am so glad you liked it, and thanks

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pan1974 5 years ago from Columbus,Ga

I believe this story, I felt sad when i read the beginning, I'm glad she decided to find her children.

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Hi, thanks again!

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ACSutliff 5 years ago

You certainly do know how to tell an intriguing story. I'd love to believe in this, and I almost wish something crazy like this could happen to me. :)

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tebo 5 years ago from New Zealand

I've read this book. It certainly is an intriguing read. I believe this stuff. My husband passed 5 years ago - only 46 years old. I'm trying to develop my psychic abilities. I have seen him once but I got a fright and he vanished. I read this book a long time before he passed though. Actually I might read it again now that you have reminded me of it. Thanks.

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Ashantina 5 years ago

"Same soul, many bodies" as Dr Seuss puts it.

Ive always wondered why God allows some to remember and most to forget.. Interesting read Nell.

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writinginalaska 5 years ago from southeast Alaska

i have never discounted the idea of having lived before. i have meet far too many people where the Click was instant and i knew i have met them before/probably in a past life, there is no other explanation to me. wish i could go back and figure who i was or how many times my soul had come back, would be fascinating. Great Hub!

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, thank you for your comments, AC I would love to understand it better, it would be fascinating, and tebo, I am so sorry for your loss, good luck with your psychic development I really hope it works out for you.

Hi, Ashantina, it is strange that some people remember and others don't get anything, I wonder why?

Hi, writing, I have had that happen to me too, when I was at school my first friend and I both felt that we had met before! cheers nell

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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

Hi Nell Rose,

I have been taught how to do past life regressions. I have seen too many stories where they are so real and positive in the end to not believe in them. My intuitive nature makes me wonder why more people don't believe. In the bible there are verses I know talking about reincarnation.

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Healing Touch, that's fascinating, I would love to have a past life regression! I definitely believe that something is going on, it is a fascinating subject, thanks so much nell

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workingmomwm 5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

Wow. This is a very interesting story. Thanks for sharing it, Nell.

And who knows, really? It could all very well have been real.

"There are more things in heaven and earth ... than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, workingmomwm, it is fascinating, I wonder if there are other stories out there that can be verified like this, I keep looking! lol thanks so much for reading it, cheers nell

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aslanlight 5 years ago from England

While being a disbeliever in reincarnation I had a very powerful flashback of a previous life, and it brought up extremely strong feelings of rage about the manner of my death, that lasted for months! I had a name but I couldn't find her when I looked her up.

I'm still skeptical because perhaps I imagined it, but your hub has brought me a little closer to believing.

Maybe I should write about my experience. Feedback might help me to decide.

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, aslanlight, it is difficult to know whether it is true or not, but I believe that we have to know where our dreams come from, sometimes it comes by dreams and other times by flashbacks, it would be great if someone could study it properly, thanks nell

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Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

Even for a sceptic like me this story rang true! Good mystery hub. Don't they look alike?

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sam19392 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Thanks Neil for your such amazing article.

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Gypsy, they do look alike! how strange! I never noticed that, thanks so much nell

Hi, sam thanks for reading, cheers nell

Muldanianman 5 years ago

I remember a case of an English woman, who when regressed told of a childhood in nineteenth century Australia. She said she remembered being locked in a barn, which she described in detail, including the pattern of the tiles on the floor. She named the location of the barn, and the TV programme investigated and found the place in Australia. The barn was still standing. However, the floor of the barn was covered in concrete and had been for for decades. The producers convinced the farmer to have the floor dug up, which revealed the exact floor tiles, the woman had described, even though no one living had any memory of how the floor used to be.

Muldanianman 5 years ago

I must add the story of my own extraordinary experience, which seriously made me question if reincarnation may have some reality. I attended a Spiritualist church and was constantly told that I had a spirit of a writer working with me. I took this with a pinch of salt. I was given the name William, and told that this writer looked very much like me. I was told these things by more than one medium.

Then, one day, my father asked me to research a great uncle of his, by the name of William Sharp. Typing the name on google, I was first presented by the picture of a Willian Sharp, who was a writer from Paisley, which is only a few miles from my family of Sharps. He was a Spiritualist, who believed a spirit wrote automatically through him. Sharp died in 1905. Looking at his photo, I was amazed, because he is the spitting image of myself. I discovered that several of Sharp's life events are very similar to my own.

I then read one of Sharp's fairy tales, and was further amazed, because the outline of the story was almost identical to a fairy tale written by me. I have tried to discover a link between William Sharp and my family, which has a long line of William Sharps, going back centuries. Whether this is all just a set of amazing coincidences, I have no idea, but suspect that it probably is, but it is easy to get carried away when presented by these similarities.

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Muldanianman, thanks for reading it, I think I remember that story about the woman that said she lived in Australia, it was years ago and I thought I had imagined it! thanks for the reminder, your story is fascinating, I would certainly look into it more, very strange, thanks for sharing, cheers nell

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Lilleyth 5 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

At the age of 12, my brother began remembering my deceased grandfather's life. My brother was born 3 days before my grandfather died of a heartattack. He asked my father where a certain man was, who had a cone-shaped head, who was an acquaintance of my grandfather, and deceased. He would become very upset and said he "wasn't supposed to talk about it" when questioned.

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Lilleyth, that is amazing! it just goes to show that there is more to this than just guess work, thanks for sharing your story, cheers

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kentuckyslone 5 years ago

This is a very interesting hub (one of the most interesting I have read in awhile!) I was 'raised' to believe that reincarnation was untrue but over the years I have leaned more and more toward the belief that it is in fact true.

I had a strange experience when I was a kid that I now believe was a result of a latent memory of a previous lifetime as a "Native American" (I really dont like that term) on the Great Plains.

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, kentucky, you could well be right, we do have dreams and feelings of being here before, I remember watching a tv program when I was a child and thinking that it was really familiar to me, it was set in the sixteen century, and for years after I still felt the same, thanks for reading, cheers nell

Lisa Mae DeMasi 5 years ago

Hi Nell Rose. Love your hubs. I recently had two past life regressions and learned how my current life parallels them. If only everyone could be more open to looking deep within ourselves to learn who we really are instead of getting so caught up in the hecticness of everyday life.

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Lisa, thanks for reading it, I would love to have a past life regression, I am really interested in it, thanks again nell

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Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

Hi, Nell - this was a beautiful story, how the family was reunited by this "stranger" mother. When one of my sons was about 4 years old, we were walking in an old part of the city and came upon blocks of marble set near the curb. We stopped to look at them. My son said they were for people to use to climb into carriages in the past. He went on for some time, days later, about how it was to live, how people dressed in the late 19th century. I always wondered where he got that stuff and could not help but wonder if he was remembering another life. He used to tell me the stories and start, "before I was born." You never know.....

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Dolores, that's a fascinating story! It does make you think, I remember my friends little girl telling me that I looked after her when we lived in a castle! strange stuff! thanks for reading, cheers nell

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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

Very cool story. I believe her, there's too much evidence not to. I'm so glad the children were reunited at last. I'll bet it made a hole in their lives, to lose the brothers and sisters to each other at an early age.

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Paradise, its an amazing story isn't it? just to think that she got them all back together! it must have been so hard to lose each other like that, but what a happy ending, thanks so much for reading, cheers nell

Joanna 5 years ago

"whether we believe in reincarnation, or not. something extraordinary happened" - I've found this article accidentaly and don't know what to tthink about it... Hard to believe BUT it happened and it's a fact! Where will be my soul in the future? Where are all souls? Many questions and no answers... Do we need answers? Maybe they will not make us happier...

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Joanna, sorry it took me so long to answer, so busy running around! lol it is a very strange story, and true! who knows how this works? I did use to believe completely in reincarnation, but there is always that doubt, but after researching this, it does make me believe it much more, but it can be confusing, so many questions as you said, hopefully scientists will figure it out one of these days, thanks for reading, cheers nell

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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Nell, this is a very interesting hub. I'm not sure I believe in reincarnation but I still found this story fascinating, I wondered if Jenny experienced anything like this again or was her connection only with the Sutton family? Voted up.

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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Jools, I think the connection stopped with the Suttons, I do agree with you, is it reincarnation? I think there is a lot more to it than that, what I don't know! lol! but I think people always think ghosts, reincarnation etc, maybe its telepathy? thanks nell

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Silva Hayes 4 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

Just found this article by accident, and wow, what a strange story! I 'think' I believe in reincarnation; not sure. When she was 3 years old, my 13-year-old granddaughter told me matter-of-factly what her name was in her last life. I was mixing up a batch of cookies at the time and almost dropped the bowl. To the best of my knowledge, she had never heard the theory of reincarnation mentioned. Nell, I have always wanted to go to a hypnotist and have a past-life regression, and I never did. Starting today I am going to put a secret envelope in a hiding place and start putting money in it, a little here and a little there, and save up for a visit to the hypnotist. I will certainly write a hubpage article about it afterwards. Thanks, Nell, well written, voted Up and interesting!

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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Silva, they say 'out of the mouth of babes', and this certainly seems like it! its when small children say these sort of things that make it seem much more feasable, good luck with the secret envelope! I would love to try it too, make sure you let me know when you have been, can't wait to hear your story, thanks for reading, cheers nell

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Sister Mary 4 years ago from Isle of Man

I love this article Nell and have no doubt that we have been here many times before. It is not just because I am from Ireland that the story attracted me but the subject matter is always captivating. I have also tweeted it and will get Xavier add it to our Hypnotherapy daily Newspaper.

Great piece of writing as always.

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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks Mary, I love this story, it fascinates me, I have the book at home, and thank you for adding it to your Newspaper, much appreciated, cheers nell

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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

What an amazing story! I believe there is more out there that we cannot understand. I believe it was reincarnation and there was a purpose with this family. I am in awe with this, thank so much for sharing. :) Thumbs up!

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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, AEvans, this story has always fascinated me, ever since I read the book a few years ago, it seems it must be reincarnation, I can't think of anything else that would explain it, thanks so much for reading, cheers nell

Vincent Moore 4 years ago

Nell I fell upon this hub of yours and am truly amazed, yet not surprised. Like Green Lotus I am a believer in reincarnation. I know I am from another time, feel it deeply at times, have dreams of past lives. I am often stirred to write the way I do, prompted by an unknown force I call my Muse.

You see Nell, a father and mentor I never had came into my life and changed it when I was but 15 yrs old. He had a huge impact on my future, he passed over in 1992. I always felt his presence and had a graveyard experience with him once visiting his marker, I would never forget.

I truly believe he stands by me as my Muse today and gives me the words I lay down in here. I also had an apparition experience a few years back when I was an over the road highway driver. I write about The Lady in White in a poem I wrote about her. I called it "Graveyard of Lost Souls."

So yes my friend, I am a believer and this fascinating story hits home to me. Simply incredible and rare indeed, but so accurate. Voted UP awesome, interesting and useful...

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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Vincent, I totally understand, I Had a dream years ago that was so real I actually did a drawing of it, If only I could find it now. I dreamt that I was gliding towards a woman, and when I reached her, my soul entered her body, and I became her. She was an oldish woman, 60s? and dressed in 17th century clothing. I became her, and stood by a window looking down on roundheads and cavaliers, the time of Cromwell. I had a small boy with me, three years old, with blond curly hair, dressed in a blue costume of the day. a few years later I had my son, who also had blond curly hair! it was so real, I can see it as clearly now as I did back then, thanks so much for reading, and the vote, cheers nell

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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Wonderful hub Nell, and my opinion is that reincarnation could very realistically exist, but that we are not yet scientifically advanced enough to understand it or how it works yet (in much the same way as 50 years ago we would not have understood Sky TV or Mobile Phones, but they exist now!)

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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi misty, thanks so much for reading, yes I agree, the answer is out there, but we just need scientists or someone to come up with the answer, thanks again, nell

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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Oh, my: What a compelling story! Who knows??? I have a tendency to believe in reincarnation myself.

This is "spooky" but a good read, Mary

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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks mary, reincarnation is one of those things that fascinates me, who knows? maybe it really is true, wouldn't that be something? thanks as always, nell

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gail641 4 years ago from Mason City

A fascinating true story. Reincarnation sounds like a great idea. It is nice that the family was able to get back together again. Wonderful!

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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi gail, it is such a fascinating story, something was definitely going on, genetic memory? maybe, telepathy? probably not, so really it only leaves reincarnation, wish we could figure it out! lol! thanks again, nell

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gail641 4 years ago from Mason City

Its probably reincarnation, it sure sounds like it. Thanks, too.

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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Hi Nell,

A very interesting story very well-written Nell. Here in India this phenomenon is not uncommon. Memories of a past life have made even little children including a little girl whose age I don't remember, go in search of their children from their previous life. This was a few years ago and I haven't seen or heard of any such thing recently.

Well if it has happened then it must be true. We have to believe certain things even though we have been taught to rationalize everything and perceive them with a more common sense approach.

Great hub Nell. Cheers, Rema.

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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi rema, thanks again, Yes it seems to be more prevalent in India than Europe but stories like this do appear, and it makes me wonder that maybe because its so world wide something must be going on, fascinating though and wouldn't it be wonderful? nell

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Annemari 3 years ago from Tiny part of the World

It is a really marvellous story.

Voted up and well done.

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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Anne, thanks for reading, and glad you liked it, nell

Stellar Phoenix 3 years ago

This post is incredible! You obviously know how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost..haha) Excellent job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool! Stellar Phoenix

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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi stellar, thank you so much! thats made my day! go on start writing, you may surprise yourself! lol!

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KenWu 3 years ago from Malaysia

I always love such kind of stories/ facts. I do believe in reincarnation and rebirth, though in some religions this is absolutely unacceptable.

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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Ken, different religions interpret it in different ways, I really don't know whether its true or not, but its a beautiful idea, thanks so much for reading, nell

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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Really great story Nell, and well told. Fascinating concept. One day we will all understand this and other strange and mysterious stuff.

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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks so much for reading Peg, yes she was amazing wasn't she? Thanks!

Kevin 3 years ago

Hi,I know without doubt that I lived as a girl only to my late teens in USA,the high school sweater I wore was bright red with a large 52 on the right hand side,would love to know which high school I attended,the name Redfern High is always in the back of my mind,though I have never been able to find out anymore info.I am certain something sinister happened to me as a teenage girl which ended in my passing.My father took me to a big side show at about age 4-5 years ,a clown was headed our way and I became hysterical ,screaming,my dad picked me up and placed me above his shoulders, I still did not feel safe until he took me away from there.I often wonder if a clown had something to do with my life ending previously.

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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

That's fascinating Kevin, its amazing how we remember certain things. Good luck with finding out more, and if you do please come back and let me know, I would be fascinated to hear the story, thanks!

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David Stone 2 years ago from New York City

Once again, great, readable reporting. I'm becoming a big fan of your work.

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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks David, great to see you here, and thanks again, nell

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Pawpawwrites 2 years ago from Kansas

Wow! That is amazing.

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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Nell these re-incarnation stories are just getting freakier and freakier . Huh, where do you knock these up from lol. Interesting but for people who do not believe in re-incarnation its a bit weird lol . But there's got to be something going on there for these people to know these things. Better Jenny and Barbro than me yes. Don't wanna relive anyone's live.

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Rhonda Lytle 2 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

What a brave woman. I can just imagine how daunting it must have been tracking down the grown children, just getting anyone to listen to her story much less believe. Fascinating!

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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

What an amazing story of which cannot be lightly dismissed! Too much evidence. Thanks.

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DealForALiving 2 years ago from Earth

This is such an interesting topic, and you've done a wonderful job with your posts on reincarnation/memories of past lives. Thank you.

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GetitScene 2 years ago from The High Seas

Interesting. Despite being a Buddhist myself, I admit to being a skeptic. And for heaven's sake! If reincarnation is true...I'd feel awful guilty about some of the memories I'm burdening the next poor devil with!

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sparklingcrystal 2 years ago from Manila

This is a very interesting story. Maybe Mary had this "unfinished business" that's why she came back as Jenny to reunite her children. It shows that a mother's love stays forever even though she's no longer physically present. I love stories like this. Very inspiring. I've never heard this story before and this is something I can share with my friends too. :)

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sallybea 2 years ago from Norfolk

A fascinating story, I love reading stories like these. Thanks for sharing.

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Cardisa 2 years ago from Jamaica

Amazing story Nell. I don't know if I believe in such things but this certainly sounded "sane"

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DreamerMeg 2 years ago from Northern Ireland

Very interesting and of course, as always, very well written!

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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks so much everyone, I am so glad you liked it, she is one amazing woman isn't she? nell

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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Nell i cannot see your reply keeps showing four years ago replies. I am going to practice violin now ;)

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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hiya Jo, sorry, its just that there are so many comments on here, it takes up the whole page, after reading and commenting back to the ones today, I am going to delete a whole load, hope your okay, and thanks for reading, nell

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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Okay i understand i am good with a few scattered showers "body pains" u know when one is getting old things like these sets in.

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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

LOL! old? wish I was your age again! thanks for popping over Jo, nell

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Besarien 22 months ago

We live steeped in mystery and see only a little that we call our reality. I don't believe in much besides Christianity but don't disbelieve necessarily. Maybe there is knowledge of past times and lives just floating about in the ethereal soup waiting for someone to come along whose brain is properly configured to receiving that information. Maybe one day we will learn to tap into it like the ultimate internet. I don't think there is reason to fear what we don't understand- then most of us would be afraid of everything. I love that Jenny was brave enough to investigate and see it through to a satisfactory conclusion for her and the family. I love your hubs!

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Nell Rose 22 months ago from England Author

Hi Besarien, you may be right there about the knowledge floating around, I often wonder if thats true too. there is definitely something we are missing about it all, thanks so much for reading, nell

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Jodah 20 months ago from Queensland Australia

This is an another amazing hub Nell, whether it was reincarnation or just Mary's spirit trying to reunite her children it doesn't matter. very interesting. Voted up.

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Nell Rose 20 months ago from England Author

Hi Jodah, thanks so much, yes its really intriguing isn't it? I do believe her, not sure exactly what its about though, as you say maybe the spirit? nell

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Shades-of-truth 19 months ago from USA

Loved reading this! I don't believe in reincarnation, but one has to admit that instances like this cannot be explained away. What a delightful end to the true story, and how excited Jenny must have been, when she found out that all of the strange things she "knew", were true!

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Nell Rose 19 months ago from England Author

Hi Shades, yes its amazing isn't it? if not reincarnation something is definitely going on! In fact I am friends with her on facebook now! lol! amazing how what goes around comes around! thanks, nell

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delia-delia 19 months ago

Absolutely fascinating a very interesting story! Great hub and well written....thanks for sharing! I watch a TV program that has reincarnation in children and adults.

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Nell Rose 19 months ago from England Author

Thanks Delia it is fascinating isn't it? I love reading and researching these stories, nell

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robie2 18 months ago from Central New Jersey

Don't know how I missed this one...... but I've been doing some reading recently on reincarnation and near death experiences with an emphasis on personal accounts and am finding the whole subject absolutely fascinating. Totally absorbed by your excellent hub and loved the video too. This all makes perfect sense to me... a lot more than fire and brimstone and St. Peter at the pearly gates. voted up and awesome. Thanks for a great read, as always Nell

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Nell Rose 18 months ago from England Author

Hi robie, I have another surprise on this story! I chat to Jenny on facebook! lol! well I have left a few comments that she has read, but we both belong to the same reincarnation group so what a bonus! thanks so much for reading, nell

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drbj 18 months ago from south Florida

What an incredible story, Nell, and what an exceptional job you did relating it to us in a very easy-to-understand fashion. A large Up plus on this one, m'dear.

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Nell Rose 18 months ago from England Author

Thanks drbj, I am so glad you liked it, I am in the same group on facebook as Jenny so its come round full circle on reading her book and now chatting to her! lol!

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cam8510 17 months ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

Truly fascinating, Nell. It's hard to argue with a child's innocent memories that turn out to be correct. We all shall see at some point. Thanks for sharing this and making it so interesting.

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Nell Rose 17 months ago from England Author

Thanks Cam, yes its amazing what children come out with, it really makes you wonder doesn't it? thanks so much, nell

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aesta1 17 months ago from Ontario, Canada

Such a beautiful story. Whatever may the explanation be for this phenomenon, the outcome is worth it. A mother would do everything to keep her kids together.

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Nell Rose 17 months ago from England Author

Thanks so much aesta, yes that is so true! glad you liked it, nell

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ladyguitarpicker 16 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

A really good story, and one that we are not suppose to know the answers. I had an uncle on his death bed that told us he hopes he does not come back again. He believed we need to get it right in the way we are living our life, so we do not come back. Great story.

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Nell Rose 16 months ago from England Author

Thanks ladyguitar, glad you liked it, and thanks for reading, nell

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john000 16 months ago from Superior, Arizona

Do you think Jenny Cockell looks like Nicola Sturgeon?

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Nell Rose 16 months ago from England Author

lol! john, now you said it.........!

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sunflowerforests 15 months ago from The light in the forest of doubt.

Love that you've highlighted these articles telling of this very common phenomenon. I will be reading these in the coming days. Thank you

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Nell Rose 15 months ago from England Author

Thanks sunflower, thanks for reading, I was in fact chatting to Jenny Cockell yesterday! amazing how it all comes round, thanks

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 14 months ago from Sunny Florida

@Nell Rose this was a fascinating article. I was blown away by this story. I love that she was able to bring the children back together. Awesome.

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Nell Rose 14 months ago from England Author

Hiya Koffee, its amazing isn't it? if proof is needed it seems that this is it! reincarnation is real!

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viryabo 14 months ago

Such a wonderful story. I enjoyed reading it, and I do believe that it is indeed true.

Where l come from, we mostly believe in reincarnation. In fact it is believed in my family that I am a reincarnation of my paternal grandmother.

Reason why my name, translated into English means . . . "My mother returns".

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Nell Rose 14 months ago from England Author

Hi viryabo, that's amazing! thanks for sharing your story! nell

Heather 10 months ago

My daughter at 2 would point to the tv when wizard if oz was on or we would see pictures online and say thats me she would say she was judy garland so yes i do believe

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Nell Rose 10 months ago from England Author

Hi Heather, thanks for reading. That's awesome! and yes I totally believe it! does she still say so today? nell

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gjcody 8 months ago

I have to tell you this is a fascinating story ...and yes I do believe this is possible. I have had strange things come to me when I needed them and it is so interesting how people meet too. Almost as though it was suppose to be daughter and her husband met on a plane ...her original flight was canceled and he missed his flight (he lost his day planner putting them on the same flight) ...and here we are four children later. Beautiful story Nell Rose ....keep on hubbing

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Nell Rose 8 months ago from England Author

Hi gjcody, Wow! that's amazing, and yes fate! thanks for reading, nell

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