The Case of James Leininger: An American Case of the Reincarnation Type.

Explore (New York, N.Y.)

PubMedID: 27079216

Tucker JB. The Case of James Leininger: An American Case of the Reincarnation Type. Explore (NY). 2016;.
Numerous cases of young children who report memories of previous lives have been studied over the last 50 years. Though such cases are more easily found in cultures that have a general belief in reincarnation, they occur in the West as well. This article describes the case of James Leininger, an American child who at age two began having intense nightmares of a plane crash. He then described being an American pilot who was killed when his plane was shot down by the Japanese. He gave details that included the name of an American aircraft carrier, the first and last name of a friend who was on the ship with him, and a location and other specifics about the fatal crash. His parents eventually discovered a close correspondence between James?s statements and the death of a World War II pilot named James Huston. Documentation of James?s statements that was made before Huston was identified includes a television interview with his parents that never aired but which the author has been able to review.