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article imageParents claim son, 11, reincarnation of World War 2 pilot

By M Dee Dubroff     Aug 22, 2009 in Lifestyle
James Leininger’s parents were initially skeptical about reincarnation, but now believe that their son has lived a former life. A book about him titled "Soul Survivor" has become a best-seller in the United States.
According to Bruce and Andrea Leininger of Lafayette, Louisiana, from the age of two, their son, James, has suffered from recurring nightmares about being shot down in a plane. The mother told the press:
“In the throes of his nightmares you couldn't work out what he was saying.
But two or three months in, I was walking down the hall and I heard him saying, 'Airplane crash, plane on fire, little man can't get out.’ It chilled me to the bone. I asked him what happened to his plane and he said, 'It crashed on fire'. I asked how it crashed and he said the Japanese shot his plane.”
Horrified yet fascinated, the parents showed the child a book about World War II and flicking through the pages, the 2-year-old pointed at a picture of Iwo Jima in the Pacific and said that was where his plane went down. After doing some research, the boy’s father discovered that just one American pilot died during the Battle of Iwo Jima. His name was James M. Huston, Jr. and he was 21 years of age when he was killed on March 3, 1945.
The family traced the relatives of the dead pilot who were very impressed with James’s eerie ability to remember facts about the war. James himself has no current memories of his former “deja vu experiences” but even at the tender age of 11, he remains mystified about what happened when he was only 2 years old.
“There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in our philosophy,” once said a bearded bard of significant eloquence centuries go.
Was Shakespeare right?
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