Luke’s story was told by the A&E network program “The Ghost Inside My Child.”
The Ghost Inside My Child S01E02 by ghostvid
Erika was putting on earrings one day when Luke told her, “I used to have a pair like that when
I was a girl.”
Whenever he had to come up with a girl’s name for a stuffed animal or all those things children name, he would choose Pam. His mother was perplexed, since she didn’t know where he would have heard the name and it seemed
like a strange choice. She finally asked him, “Who is Pam?” He replied: “I was. Well, I used to be, and then I died and I went up to heaven and God pushed me back down, and when I woke up I was a baby and you named me Luke.”
wanting to put any ideas in the boy’s head, she did not mention Pam anymore. Nick was especially skeptical about any idea of a past life and no such beliefs were fostered in the home, he said.
When Luke was 4, he was watching TV and became upset
upon seeing an explosion in a building. Erika turned the program off and told Luke it was OK, no one was hurt. He said, “Yeah, but I died and I don’t like to think about it, it makes me sad.” He said he remembered dying in a fire, that he
jumped out of a window to escape the flames. His mother asked if it was like on TV, thinking he may have just gotten the idea from what he was watching. He said it was different; there was no explosion like on TV, it was just a fire.
He remembered that
the fire was in Chicago. He was certain it was in Chicago.
A Google search of “Pamela Chicago fire” came up with a hit, said Erika, and it gave her the creeps. Pamela Robinson had died in 1993 in a fire at the Paxton Hotel in Chicago—she
had jumped out a window while the building burned.
Erika and Nick were shocked. They continued to seek confirmation. Robinson was African American and it hadn’t occurred to Erika that Luke’s possible past life incarnation would be a different
race (Luke is Caucasian).
Erika asked her son, “What color was Pamela’s skin?”
“Black,” he replied without hesitation.
The last piece of evidence was yet to come, and after hearing it, Nick described himself
as “bewildered.” Erika printed out Robinson’s photograph on a sheet of paper alongside several photographs of other people and asked Luke if he recognized any of the faces.
Pointing to Robinson, he said, “That’s Pam.”
He said he remembered the photo being taken, though “it was the other time.”