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Boy recalls past life as a 1930s movie extra

By T.K. Randall
March 17, 2015 · Comment icon 57 comments

The young boy recalled being Marty Martyn, an actor and dancer. Image Credit: PD - Adrian104
A young boy astonished his parents when he recalled vivid details of who he was in a previous life.
Ryan's recollections began when he was around five years old and centered around his memories of being an actor who lived and worked on various movies in Hollywood.

He told his parents how he had danced on Broadway during his career and had even met legends such as Rita Hayworth. He would often talk about "going home" to Hollywood and described how he'd lived on a street with the word "rock" in its name.

"His stories were so detailed and they were so extensive, that it just wasn't like a child could have made it up," said his mother, Cyndi, who spent a lot of time researching her son's recollections at the local library in an effort to try and make sense of it all.

When she came across a book showing a still photograph from the 1932 movie "Night After Night" however Ryan incredibly pointed to one of the extras in the shot and declared that this was him.

The case was later investigated by psychiatry professor Dr. Jim Tucker who, having documented dozens of similar cases, spent time researching each of Ryan's claims.
What he discovered was that the man in the picture, Marty Martyn, had actually done all of the things that Ryan claimed to be recalling from his previous life.

Several of the details provided by the five-year-old, which were particularly difficult to corroborate and couldn't be researched online, also turned out to be completely accurate.

Martyn, who died back in 1964, even lived at 825 North Roxbury Dr. in Beverly Hills, a match to Ryan's description of living at a place with the word "rock" in its name.

"If you look at a picture of a guy with no lines in a movie, and then tell me about his life, I don't think many of us would have come up with Marty Martyn's life," said Dr Tucker.

"Yet Ryan provided many details that really did fit with his life."

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Comment icon #48 Posted by She-ra 9 years ago
Hey me either so we both learn something It's an interesting thought. I'm still trying to process and wrap my head around it. I have to leave for a bit but when I come back online I plan to read more on this. Have a great day
Comment icon #49 Posted by Vincennes 9 years ago
hypnosis is a method of merging the conscious with the subconscious and although its wonderful for entertainment purposes and many therapies its not entirely accurate or exact! the mind is constantly influenced by many external factors that we are totally unaware we are absorbing, i have a huge interest in reincarnation and find it fascinating, but using hypnosis to further investigate an example wouldn't be an advised method in my opinion, The mind is capable of creating anything and everything, but not necessarily the truth! I'm laughing here because I'm glad that you said it's useful for so... [More]
Comment icon #50 Posted by Father Merrin 9 years ago
I'm laughing here because I'm glad that you said it's useful for some therapies. I had a good friend once who used the group hypnosis type of therapy for quitting smoking. At the time he had been a smoker for over thirty years but was determined to quit, so he paid his $100 and joined a "professional" hypnotist holding a one session seminar in a school auditorium. I had dinner with him several days after the session during which time he was livid that it had cost him a $100 and "didn't work at all." He said that he walked right out of that session and lit up a cigarette in the parking lot. Tha... [More]
Comment icon #51 Posted by Vincennes 9 years ago
Ah! some people are more susceptible to hypnosis than others! Ive been involved with certain hypnosis therapies for PTSD and it works well with around 30% of people it can push memories away from the surface and helps with reoccurring nightmares, The problem with hypnosis for smoking is that nicotine addiction is a physical need aswell as a psychological one, LOL ~~~ Maybe that's why my friend's hypno therapy, "didn't work." ))) The question remains though, exactly how much control does our mind have over our body ? The question of cell memory is also so very interesting. If you just take dogs... [More]
Comment icon #52 Posted by Ad hoc 9 years ago
Interesting article and thread. As a default I'm skeptical about the concept of direct reincarnation: that the universe is set up that way, the point of the process, how it could physically work. While on the other side it does seem very convenient as a comfort blanket. However I find the concept of genetic memory kinda interesting, especially with the discovery of epigenes- which act something like genetic 'settings' that are passed down from parent to child along with the genes themselves, and can be changed in response to environmental stresses. I've also often wondered if some paranormal p... [More]
Comment icon #53 Posted by Nnicolette 9 years ago
When i was young i used to have a reoccuring nightmare. I would dream the same situation over and over again about a life in england in the 1500s and of the way things were. In my dream i had been a thief along with two accomplices. In the end i was chased by these guards and ran out on a peninsula basically into the ocean and was swept away by the waves. It was very vivid i would recognise the place if i saw it. The funny thing is it left me with a deeply ingrained fear of being surrounded by water and the ocean. I also grew up with an abnormally strong incapability of lying or stealing like ... [More]
Comment icon #54 Posted by docyabut2 9 years ago
This may sound way out, but some how I think we are all human robots in a experiment, a probe that are programed to feel, experience and record the earth. We all like to feel we are special by a God out there. but its the other robots that went before and have tried to make it better here and still are. We are just recording of cell memory of all that has past is why we feel that connection when tapped into.
Comment icon #55 Posted by Mr Walker 9 years ago
Just to reiterate what I posted on the other post. With a little training, and access to the cosmic consciousness, anyone can enter a stored past life, and interact with the person stored in a sort of virtual reality. That doesn't mean you WERE that person, just that your consciousness is linked to it via the cosmic consciousness. You can learn from this contact/ experience, but you cant alter the stored life of the dead person, or even convince it that it has died. Well at least I have never been able to. It is no longer self aware or learning growing, but you can enter into the stored virtua... [More]
Comment icon #56 Posted by spud the mackem 9 years ago
People don't believe me when I tell my story,so I don't tell it anymore, but its True.
Comment icon #57 Posted by Fothergill 9 years ago
I remember as far back as 1979 hearing an interesting story of reincarnation on Credo a program that used to come on, on Sundays. In this particular episode there was a woman claiming that a little boy was her reincarnated husband; I found the whole thing fascinating as the program sought to juxtapose this idea of reincarnation with Christian beliefs.

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