Meet Ryan, a seemingly normal 10-year-old who lives in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He was born to Baptist parents in 2005, but at the age of four, Ryan started having nightmares, and would often talk about his heart exploding as well as Hollywood, a city located several thousands of miles away from Oklahoma. His mom, Cyndi, said he would always talk in a “matter-of-fact” manner during these episodes. After a year, Ryan finally confided to her about his past life, and said: “Mom, I have something I need to tell you. I used to be somebody else.” Speaking at length about Hollywood, his five marriages, vacations in Europe, his old houses, and his career as an actor / agent. Ryan stumbled upon a still in one of the books, from the 1932 movie “Night After Night” starring Mae West, and pointed to an extra in the film while shouting “That’s me!”. The family later found out that the man in the picture was bit-actor-turned-agent Marty Martin. Continue reading for a video and more information.
With the help of Dr. Jim Tucker, a renowned child psychiatrist, Ryan’s parents reached out to a film archivist, who put them in touch with one of Martin’s daughters. After speaking to her, it turns out that all 55 of Ryan’s stories check out, matching up perfectly with the actor’s life. The boy was able to accurately name the street he lived on, and the names of his children, siblings, along with ex-wives. However, the most shocking revelation came when Ryan told Dr. Tucker that he wondered “why God had him die at 61-years-old,” only to be reincarnated as a baby. While Martin’s official death report stated that he was 59 when he had died, Dr. Tucker looked through old census reports and discovered that the certificate was incorrect, and not Ryan.