1The Australian Couple Who Claims to be Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene
"I have very clear memories of the crucifixion, but it wasn't as harrowing for me as it was for others like Mary who was present," says Miller, a divorced father-of-two, who said his first marriage broke down when he "began to remember details" of the supposed incarnation. He also says he remembers performing miracles.
They both run a religious movement called "The Divine Truth" from their home and claim to attract seminars of up to 150 people.
2The Toddler Who Claimed to be the Reincarnation of a WWII Fighter Pilot
At first, the parents of the boy were puzzled, then disturbed, when their two-year-old son began screaming out chilling phrases such as, "Plane on fire! Little man can't get out!" during recurring nightmares, since the boy was a regular toddler who had only just begun stringing together sentences.
Over time, James' parents say he revealed extraordinary details about the life of former fighter pilot James Huston. They say the kid told them his plane had been hit by the Japanese and crashed. James also told his father the name of the boat he took off from — Natoma — and the name of someone he flew with — Jack Larson. After some research, Bruce discovered that both the Natoma and Jack Larson were real. The Natoma Bay was a small aircraft carrier in the Pacific, and Larson is living in Arkansas.
James also described how his plane had sustained a direct hit on the engine. Ralph Clarbour, a rear gunner on a U.S. airplane that flew off the Natoma Bay, says his plane was right next to the one flown by James M. Huston Jr. during a raid near Iwo Jima on March 3, 1945. Clarbour said he saw Huston's plane struck by anti-aircraft fire. "I would say he was hit head on, right in the middle of the engine," he said.
Now, quite a few people, including those who knew the fighter pilot, think James is the reincarnated pilot. In 2010, he published a best-seller called "Soul Survivor."
3The Swedish Poet Who Claims to be the Reincarnation of Anne Frank
4The Shop Assistant Who Claims to be the Reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe
"When I first awoke from my session and the therapist told me who I'd said I was, I thought: No, that's not possible — what are the odds of that happening?" said Vicens, adding, "each time I regress, I learn a little more. I like to think I am a sane and rational person. I am definitely not making this up. Why would I open myself up to ridicule?"
He says that during just five sessions with regressional therapist Fiona Childs, he has learned details of the life of Monroe - born Norma Jean Baker - that he simply "did not know before."
5The Russian Traffic Officer Who Claims to be Jesus
6Phil Collins, the Famous Rocker Who Believes He is the Reincarnation of an Alamo Survivor
7Salvador Dali, Who Believed He Was the Reincarnation of His Dead Brother