It’s easy to see why this story about reincarnation, 14 years after it was published, is going viral.
Here’s the seed of the fabulous tale: After making the claim that he had been murdered in a past life, a young boy was able to correctly give officials the exact site of where his remains were buried.
The old story was recently told again by the Epoch Times, and has been shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook. The story this week went viral on Reddit — more than a decade after it was originally published in Germany.
The shocking tale is just one of many to come out of a book published in 2000, “Children Who Have Lived Before: Reincarnation Today” by author and German therapist Trutz Hardo. The book explores reincarnation and the theory that many children are still able to remember snippets of their past life until they grow older and forget.
Hardo reported on the story of the 3-year-old boy after speaking to an Israeli doctor, Eli Lasch, who claims to have witnessed the discovery.
The child was reportedly living in the Golan Heights region of Israel and was a member of the Druse people — a group of non-Jewish Israelis who strongly believe in reincarnation.
In the book, Hardo recounts how the boy told Lasch he had been murdered with an ax before he was reincarnated. According to the book, the child brought Lasch and a group of villagers to a neighboring community where he walked up to a man he believed had murdered him and took them to the site of the body.
After taking the boy’s claims seriously, the group reportedly began digging and uncovered a man’s skeleton as well as a decomposing ax allegedly used in the alleged murder.