Cathy Byrd’s 2-12 months-outdated son, Christian Haupt, was a baseball prodigy who spent numerous hours pitching and hitting balls and insisted on carrying a baseball uniform every single day and claims to be Lou Gehrig in previous-life. In 2011 his excellent skills even landed the boy a small half within the Adam Sandler film That’s My Boy.
But in her new memoir, The Boy Who Knew Too Much, Byrd shares an much more unbelievable story that even she had hassle believing at first: She claims that Christian was the reincarnation of baseball legend Lou Gehrig, who performed for the Yankees practically a century in the past.
Byrd had not believed in reincarnation. But she says she started to discover relies on the statements Christian makes about Gehrig’s life that she says the younger youngster couldn’t have in any other case identified.
She then confirms his statements by way of Google searches, radio and TV exhibits, books and searches of Gehrig archives.
Byrd herself was extremely skeptical at first about Christian’s revelations. She writes they started when he blurted out: “Mommy, I used to be a tall baseball player.”
When she tells him he might be a tall baseball participant sometime, he replies: “No! I was a tall baseball player—tall like Daddy!”
Still too younger to learn, and never uncovered to any baseball lore from his non-baseball-fan household, Byrd writes that Christian shared baseball historical past he couldn’t presumably have identified, corresponding to gamers touring by prepare to inns.
When Christian sees a photograph of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, Byrd says that her son declared: “they didn’t talk to each other.”
Byrd discovers it was true that the as soon as-tight buddies had a falling out and not spoke. “And there was no reasonable explanation as to how he would know such a thing,” she writes. “When I asked him how he knew, he replied, ‘I just know.’ ”
It was throughout a gathering with psychologist, Jim B. Tucker that Christian delivers the startling information that he selected Byrd to be his mom when she was born.
She writes that Christian stated: “I picked her to be my mom, and then she got old.”
When Tucker asks Christian when he picked Byrd, she writes that Christian stated, with out hesitation, “In the sky.”
Tucker then stuns Byrd by telling her that many youngsters within the instances he’s studied recall selecting their mother and father.
At one other level, Christian factors to a photograph of Lou Gehrig’s mom, Christina Gehrig, and says, “Mommy, you were her.”
In one previous-life regression session, Byrd describes jewellery Lou Gehrig had given her that she gave away to a household.
The creator then researches who this household could have been, tracks them down, and confirms that Christina Gehrig had certainly given the household girls’s jewellery from Japan and a watch she spoke of throughout the hypnotic regression.
She writes: “Hearing that the jewelry I’d described while under hypnosis was actually in the possession of the Steigler family proved to me once and for all that the information coming through during my past-life regressions was anchored in reality.”