There are many stories of children who claim to vividly remember being someone else, but Ryan’s story is truly remarkable.
No matter what your beliefs are in regards to what exactly happens after we die, this story is sure to make you question what you may think you already know.
It all began when Ryan was about 4 years old. He would often wake up with horrible nightmares, and by the time he was 5 he decided to confide with his mother.
“Mom, I have something I need to tell you, I used to be somebody else.”
He would talk frequently about “going home” to Hollywood and would beg his mother to take him there. He would tell his mother detailed stories about meeting stars like Rita Hayworth, dancing in Broadway productions, and working for an agency where people would frequently change their names. He even remembered that the name of the street he used to live on had the word “rock” in it.
Ryan’s mother Cyndi said:
“His stories were so detailed and they were so extensive, that it just wasn’t like a child could have made it up.”
Cyndi was raised Baptist and had never really considered the possibility of reincarnation. Worried that people would think her son was crazy, she decided to keep his so-called memories a secret, even from her own husband.
She decided to check out some books about Hollywood from her local library, thinking that maybe something inside would catch her son’s attention and help him cope with what were sometimes troubling “memories.”
“Then we found the picture, and it changed everything,” said Cyndi.
Ryan claims that when his mother turns to the page in the book he instantly remembers that’s me, that’s who I was!
Finally Cyndi had a face to match with her son’s memories and finally decided to seek out help. She stumbled across Dr. Jim Tucker, M.D., the Bonner-Lowry Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia.
Tucker is a child psychiatrist who has spent more than a decade studying the cases of children, usually between the ages of 2 and 6 years old, who claim to remember details about a past life. His office contains over 2,500 files of cases of children who report this phenomenon.
He has also written a book called “Return To Life” which details some of the cases he has studied over the years, including Ryan’s.
“These cases demand an explanation,” Tucker said, “We can’t just write them off or explain them away as some sort of normal cultural thing.”
Uncovering More Of Ryan’s Incredible Story
After a few weeks of research a Hollywood film archivist was able to confirm who the man was in the picture that Ryan had claimed to be.
The picture was from a film titled “Night After Night,” and the man was Marty Martyn, who had been a movie extra and then later became a powerful Hollywood agent before passing away in 1964.
Details Ryan Provided Confirmed By Tuckers Research
- Martyn had in fact danced on Broadway
- He worked at an agency where stage names were often created for new clients
- He traveled overseas to Paris
- He lived at 825 North Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills
- How many children Martyn had
- How many times he was married
- Martyn’s own daughter didn’t even know that her father had two sisters, but Ryan provided the information
These are just a few of the 55 incredible facts that Ryan remembers from his previous life as Marty Martyn.
Now that Ryan is growing older and creating memories of his own, he says his memories of his past life are fading, but Ryan is happy to have had the experience and to now move on and enjoy being a kid – again.
By Alanna Ketler, Collective Evolution | Adapted from Today.com