Bruce & Andrea Leininger shared the story of their young son James who remembered vivid details of a previous life as a World War II pilot, and who many claim is a living example of one of the most compelling cases so far for reincarnation. At a very early age James showed a fascination with airplanes, but his parents became puzzled and concerned when the boy began repeating phrases during recurring nightmares, such as "Plane on fire! Little man can't get out!" He made drawings of the incident, and it was like he was replaying a tape in his head, trying to put it on paper, said Bruce.
After consulting with past lives expert Carol Bowman, Bruce & Andrea began to piece together many of the clues James offered, such as mentiong he flew a Corsair plane, the location of Iwo Jima as where his plane was shot down, and his friend named Jack Larson. They were eventually led to the conclusion that their son was the reincarnation of a fighter pilot named Lt. James Huston who went down over Iwo Jima in 1945.
Bruce tracked down some of Huston's surviving crew mates on the carrier Natoma Bay who were meeting for a reunion in 2002, and brought James together with Huston's sister Annie, now in her 90's. Andrea described how James had three G.I. Joe dolls which he named Walter, Leon, and Billie-- he said they had met him in heaven. According to records, there were three servicemen with those first names, who died while serving on the Natoma.
Children and Past Lives
First hour guest, hypnotherapist and author Dr. Bruce Goldberg talked about children that recall past lives. Some exhibit xenoglossy-- knowledge of a foreign language they aren't familiar with. He cited the case of a five-year old who spoke in a medieval German dialect, and presented accurate historical information.