The young boy was born in the Golan Heights region near the borders of Israel and Syria. From the time he could talk, he insisted that he was murdered in a past lifetime by an axe blow to the forehead. Interestingly enough, the boy was born with a noticeable birthmark on his forehead (it’s often speculated that birthmarks appear on the same part of our bodies that we endured past life trauma or injury). Since reincarnation is taken seriously in that part of the world, the boy’s family didn’t immediately dismiss his claims. They wondered if perhaps the birthmark was a left-over side effect (a type of scar) from being murdered in his past lifetime.

As time went on, the little boy claimed to remember the village he lived in during his previous life. It was close enough to travel to, so his family took him there. Once at the town, the boy suddenly remembered what his name was in the past life when he lived there. What’s more astonishing is that he also recalled the murderers first and last name! The boy insisted that his family confront the alleged killer. When they were finally able to track him down, the man looked astonished – as if he’d seen a ghost. He acted rather nervously, but didn’t admit to the crime.

The young boy insisted that he remembered the exact site where the murder had taken place, so his family escorted him there. They grabbed some shovels and began digging. To their amazement, they not only found a body, they also found an ax buried nearby. Sure enough, the skull of the unidentified body showed a fracture in the forehead that perfectly matched up with the murder weapon. Family members slowly turned their gaze from the skull on the ground to the birthmark on the boy’s forehead. It was in the same exact location. The young child’s family eventually confronted the killer with this evidence and he confessed to the crime, which had taken place approximately a decade earlier.

It was tangible proof that the boy had lived before, yet it’s unknown exactly how he was able to remember this information from his previous lifetime. Credibility is given to this story because the events were witnessed by Dr. Eli Lasch. He was involved with the story every step of the way, and saw the skeleton dug up with his own eyes. Dr. Lasch worked in the 1960s as part of the Israeli government and helped develop medical systems near the Gaza region. Dr. Lasch passed away in 2009, but not before he passed this story on to a German author and therapist named Trutz Hardo. The young boy’s story appeared in Hardo’s book titled Children Who Have Lived Before: Reincarnation Today.

The boy in this true story isn’t the only person who has a birthmark that correlates to past life injury or trauma. Were YOU born with an interesting birthmark? If so, your imagination could run wild with possibilities of where it originated from. A birthmark on your back could indicate someone stabbed you in the back (quite literally) in a past life. Or, maybe it could have came from the time you cheated in a game of poker in the Wild West and someone shot you before you could make off with all the loot. Sorry if that’s a bit morbid. Anyway, it’s ironic how we don’t take our scars with us to the afterlife, but sometimes they can pop up once we reincarnate into the flesh once again. One thing is for sure – in my next lifetime, I’m destined to be born with a wide array of birthmarks as I’ve been through the ringer in this current life and have accumulated a nice collection of scars. It’s okay though . . . my scars make me look rough and tough (more so than I actually am), and at least I’ve lived to tell about them.