One of the most remarkable outcomes of the researches of Dr. Ian Stevenson is the confirmation that certain congenital birthmarks of a child match the features or the mode of death of the previous life. Thus a child who remembered that she was run over by a train where her right leg was amputated, was born with congenital absence of the lower part of her leg.

There were so many cases of these that Stevenson wrote a separate book on this topic alone entitled Where Reincarnation and Biology Intersect, with detailed discussion of cases including photographs. A summary of his findings was published the Journal of Scientific Exploration and can be read online. Click here to read the full article.

birthmark3 A congenital absence of lower part of leg of a girl in Burma who remembered that she was run over by a train in the previous life and her right lower leg was amputated.
birthmark2 A boy in India remembered that he accidentally inserted his fingers into the fodder-chopping machine in a previous life. He was born with an unusual absence of his fingers.
birthmark11 A Turkish boy who remembered having been shot by a shotgun at close range on his right ear was born with an absence of the right ear.


Book and Journal Articles on Birthmarks:

Stevenson, Ian. Where Reincarnation and Biology Intersect.Praeger, 1997.

Keil HHJ, Tucker JB. “An unusual birthmark case thought to be linked to a person who had previously died.”Psychological Reports 87:1067-1074, 2000.

Pasricha, Satwant (1998). Cases of the Reincarnation Type in Northern India With Birthmarks and Birth Defects. Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 259-293.

Roth, Christopher F. (1998). Reincarnation and Biology: A Contribution to the Etiology of Birthmarks and Birth Defects.Anthropology of Consciousness 9 (2‐3):64-68.

Stevenson, Ian (1989). A Case of Severe Birth Defects Possibly Due to CursingJournal of Scientific Exploration, ol. 3, No. 2, pp. 201-212.

Stevenson, Ian (1992). “Birthmarks and Birth Defects Corresponding to Wounds on Deceased Persons”, paper presented at the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration, Princeton University, June 11–13. Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 403-410.

Tucker JB & Keil HHJ. “Experimental birthmarks: New cases of an Asian practice. International Journal of Parapsychology, in press.