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30 Parents Talk About The Spooky Past Life Memories Their Kids Have Spoken About

1. His Life as a Cosmonaut

When my son was 3, he told his mom that he was a cosmonaut the last time he was a grown-up. Not an astronaut, the Russian version. We’re 99% certain he hadn’t heard the word before.


2. Chat With Grandma

When my daughter was 3 and starting to talk clearer was talking to someone and concerned I walked into the bedroom and no one was there. Initially I thought it was her playing with her toys. Days later the same scenario but this time I asked who she was talking to and she replied “your grandma.” I thought she meant my mom who had recently passed so I showed a pic of her and asked is this her? “No your grandma” was the reply. I found a picture of my grandma and she with a big smile said “yes, her.” I was shocked since I don’t have pictures of my grandma displayed and she died 1991 and my daughter born 2015.


3. She Used To Know Everything

My youngest (4-5) would tell about how warm and “cozy” she was in my belly, how cold and scary it was to be born, and how the hardest part was that she “used to know everything” but now she “doesn’t know anything.”

I would give her space to talk. Her frustration at almost being able to remember “everything” was almost palpable.


4. What Happened To The Twins?

Sort of along these lines. I am 60 years of age never having biological children but am the proud grandfather of several wonderful children (I am the adopted one). My lady and I have been together for 28years and her children have children now. One day my granddaughter around the age of 4 years old’ went to her mother and asked “What happened to Pa Pa’s babies? There was two of them but they’re dead now”

It so happened that when I was 13 or 14 my girlfriend at the time got pregnant. There was an abortion. My girlfriend always said they were twins…I never really believed her…and never argued the point.

I think of this a lot now in my old age.


5. When I Was An Adult…

When my daughter was about 3 years old she would say the word “Specs” all the time…like constantly. I’m thinking this is so bizarre why would a child randomly start saying this. Then my wife told me that her grandfather used to work for a company called “Specs”. The grandfather has been deceased quite a long time and was never even alive since my daughter was born. She used to say things to me all the time like “when I was an adult I used to do xyz…”


6. My Old Mommy

The following conversation happened between my wife and our youngest when she was 3 or 4.

Daughter: “I remember my old mommy”

Wife: “Uh what?”

Daughter: “Like I was born, and then I was really cold. But then I woke up and you were my new mommy” and laid her head on my wife.

My youngest was born with complications. She was intubated and spent 2 weeks in the NICU. So there’s that…


7. Will There Be More Bombs?

When I was about 4 my family and I were moving house. We went to view this house in a rural village that was right by an airfield that had been very important during WW2, and there were still disused Anderson shelters in the garden and fields behind. Apparently the minute I saw them I ran to my mum, clung to her arm and asked “Are there going to be more bombs?”, and got really agitated. Nobody ever spoke about the war, this was in the 90s, and we didn’t even have a tv. My mum was really spooked by the whole thing.


8. From Dad to Child

Well, I’m not a parent but I once told my mother, “I used to be your dad”, when I was a toddler. And if that’s not weird enough he died about 9 months before I was born.


9. The Parents Before You

When my daughter was 3, she saw a large ship while we were on vacation at the beach and said “That’s like the one my parents before you died on.” I said, “You had other parents before us?” She calmly went on to explain that I shouldn’t worry, they were her parents a long time before my husband and I were, but the ship they were on broke apart and they are still at the bottom of the ocean. She then said when her “before” parents died, she and her sister “Brinella” had to be separated because no one could take them both. She said her sister went to live in Australia, but she stayed in Ireland. We live in the U.S.


10. That’s A Photo Of My Friend

My daughter, when she was 3, used to talk about her imaginary friend all the time. Said he was big and fun, and spent alot of time playing with her. One day I was scanning old photos and had a photo of my father on my desk and she said, “hey how did you get a photo if my friend?”

I instantly got shivers down my spine. My father died in the house ~15 years previously, and she played in a room that used to be his office.

I cautiously asked her to tell me more about her friend, and without hesitating she told me he talked funny. The chills stopped me dead in my tracks because dad was an Aussie who never lost his accent.


11. My Mother Used To Paint Here

Not me but a friends little sister. The whole family was out for dinner at a restaurant in a skiing village which they recently bought a cottage near. My friends little sister as soon as they walked in said “I know this place. My mother and I used to paint here.” To which her mother replied “We’ve never been here before, what do you mean?” she replied with “No. My mother from before. We used to paint here all the time.” The family was obviously a little freaked out but didn’t think much of it as she was pretty young and they figured just messing around. Later on though, when talking to the waitress, the little girl again adamantly mentioned how she used to paint there and the waitress revealed that it in fact was an art studio for many years in the 1900s but had been converted sometime in the early 2000s into a restaurant. Needless to say the entire table, waitress included, got goosebumps and were at a loss for words.


12. Her Grandson

My daughter talks about her “grandson” all the time. I thought it was just an imaginary friend, but then a couple nights ago she came out of her room at bed time absolutely sobbing and said “I’m sad because I miss my grandson. He lives in my old house in my old neighborhood”. She has never lived anywhere other than this apartment

Edit: totally thought this would get buried! To answer some questions- we have asked her about him, but it’s pretty hit or miss on whether she’ll actually answer or just think it’s a fun game. The other night after some questions she told us that he sleeps in a crib and has a white tongue (????), but when I asked her his name a few hours ago she said “googa” and laughed and laughed. It totally could be just her imagination, but she also told me some weird things about the baby I lost a few months ago, which really makes me wonder if she remembers/knows things we don’t.


13. I’m A Kid Again

One of my preschool students: What do you want to do when you’re a kid again?

Me: Well grown ups don’t become kids again. We grow up and stay grown ups.

Her: Well I remember when I was a grown up and I drove a car! And now I’m a kid again!


14. Same Dream

Mine said that he had a dream he was in heaven (or some other place before he was born) with lots of men in suits who had lined up every woman on the planet, and the suits told him to pick who would be his mum.

The part that creeped me out is I remember my mum telling me I had a dream exactly like that as a child.


15. Almost Born

My grandma has a story from when my dad was 2-3 years old. he told her once that he was almost born before but was too sick and died and had to come back later.

Turns out my grandma had at least 1 miscarriage before he was born that was likely due to birth defects caused by a medication she had been taking at the time.


16. His Job At The Ice Factory

When he was around 4, my grandson used to talk about his job at the ice factory. One day he was talking about his boss “Farvo” and the day he quit. I asked him why he quit and he turned to me and quite passionately said “I’ll tell you why I quit! They made me work 15 days in a row without a break and I had enough of that!” It was weird hearing all that righteous anger coming out of that little boy.

*My daughter just informed me that he was three when he always talked about working at the ice factory. So yeah….scary three year olds.


17. Fear of Fire

My daughter is deathly afraid of fire because “the fire at school killed my sister and my other mom was really sad.” When she started preschool at 3 they had a fire drill and she cried hysterically until it was over and she was convinced there was no fire- I had to go pick her up and on the way home she told me she’s glad they have fire drills so all of the kids don’t die like at her last school. I’m still freaked out.


18. The Family Cat

I had a brother pass away from brain cancer. At the time we had a cat who was a calico and just sort of knew he was battling something. She was really mean to most people but with him she was gentle. He would grab her paws and she would just let it happen. Well about three years after he passed my parents had another child. Another boy. He was about three when he told my parents about the white, brown and black cat that used to let him grab her paws. She had died about a year before he was born.


19. The Pregnancy Dream

Not so much past life… When my son was about 4 we were driving to daycare he randomly pipes and says “Mommy I had this dream where you were pregnant. We named the baby Dawson. But then he fell off the bed and died”. He wouldn’t give any more information than that. I was super weirded out. That evening I decided to get a couple pregnancy tests, and sure enough I was pregnant.

Went through the next day and never mentioned anything to anyone, but the following day I woke up with cramps. Ended up going to the hospital and found out I’d miscarried. Still never said anything to anyone about it.

A few days go by and we’re driving to daycare and my son says “remember that dream I had about the baby? That’s silly because you’re not pregnant”. I was absolutely floored. It was so weird!!!


20. Motorbike Memory

From a message my ex sent me last year about our daughter who was 3 at the time

On hearing a motorbike “I had one before I was little, it went woosh and then I had no legs and mummy and daddy had to help me but I didn’t want to so I went to sleep and now I’m too little.”


21. His Replacement

My 5yo boy has a lot of creepy past life utterings, but the most concerning was when he told me he was going to be replaced soon by a brown girl with long hair.


22. Not a Fan of Vegas

I was driving my family across the state to visit family. Some commercial on the radio about Vegas came on and I started singing “Vivaaaaaa Las Vegas” in my best Elvis impersonation. My son was about 3-4 and he says “I don’t like Vegas. I lost my life and a lot of money there.” His mom and I glanced at each other like “WTF?” He never said anything else about it.


23. Remember When I Lived In Spain?

When my brother was about 3 back in the 90s our family was sitting down for dinner and he randomly said “dad, remember when I lived in Spain?” (We’re from the U.K.) and my dad humoring him said “yeah?” And he continued that he lived in Spain before with his other family but he died when he was on a fishing trip with his dad and the last thing he remembers is his dads hand trying to reach him as he drowned. He also reeled off some Spanish names for his parents which there was no way he would of known those kind of names and he started to sort of meditate in his room from time to time. He eventually stopped talking about it as he got a little older and doesn’t remember anything about it anymore. Crazy to hear so many other people have similar experiences.


24. His Days of Pumping Gas

We named our son after my father who passed away 3 years before he was born. My father pumped gas at a local gas station for years. My son saw one of the oil trucks drive by one day and proceeded to talk about how he was pumping gas at the gas station. It weirded me right out cause we never talked about that before. He’s only 3 years old.


25. I Used To Do That

I was at a nature show with my daughter, the kind where they bring animals out and tell the audience about them. This particular show was about wolves, and the handler was telling the audience why she did what she did with the wolves.

My daughter, maybe 4 at the time, said “I used to do that”. I asked her what she meant. She said, just as factually as a 4 year old could possibly be, that she used to train dogs and wolves before she died.

She herself looked confused for a bit, as though this thought was surprising to her as well. I didn’t know what to say, so I said “well that’s interesting”.

She enjoyed the rest of the show and never spoke of it again.


26. My Other Family Did That Already

When I was 3 I used to tell my mom stories about my other family every night before bed. The siblings I had and the dog too. One day she took me to target and I told her I wanted big girl undies and she said she would buy them for me and I could wear them when I was potty trained. I told her that my other family already potty trained me so I can start wearing them now. I put them on that day and never had an accident after that. She never potty trained me and was just shocked.


27. Bad Guys Got Me

My son was 3 at the time.

At bedtime he said “mama, one time the bad guys got me and drove me in their car.”

And I said what?

And he continued to tell me a story about being locked in a room and he was hungry and I didn’t find him. The bad guys got away and he never got out.

That sh!t scared me so much I still get freaked by it. I held him so right that night.


28. Helicopter Pilot

When my son was about 3, he told us how he remembered being a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. This was in 1998.


29. My Sister

My son was little (about 4 years) and he was playing with his toys and talking. I asked him: Who are you playing with? He replied with my sister’s name. My sister died when I was young.


30. I Waited 100 Years

When my nephew was about 3 or 4 my sister said he was throwing a tantrum in the car while he was in his car seat and he yelled at her randomly “I waited 100 years to be born!”