Boy, 5, believes he was an African-American woman in past life

Luke Ruehlman (R) and the woman he claims to have been in a past life Pamela Robinson (L). (Photo courtesy:

A five year-old boy in the U.S. city of Cincinnati believes he a 30-year-old African American woman, who died in a 1993 fire, in a past life, Fox8 news channel reported last week.

It started out with Luke Ruehlman, then two, calling things around the house “Pam” which was followed by making references to “when he was a girl.”

“He used to say: ‘When I was a girl, I had black hair,’ or he would say, ‘I used to have earrings like that when I was a girl,’” Erika, Luke’s mother, said adding that he has stopped mentioning Pam.

Luke revealed his belief that he was Pam when his mother confronted him about who she is. According to the mother, the boy recounted a process of reincarnation in which he was “pushed back down to earth” in the form of a new born.

“Well, I used to be [Pam], but I died. I went up to heaven, and I saw God, and he pushed me back down and when I woke up, I was a baby and you named me Luke,” the boy was quoted as saying.

In an episode of paranormal investigative show “The Ghost Inside My Child,” Luke is shown several photos of African-American women in their 30s. Pamela Robinson, the woman Erika believes her son Luke was speaking of, was one of them.

Luke appears to have been able to identify Pamela Robinson using knowledge his mother said he would not have been able to acquire on his own.

After the incident, Erika reached out to the Robinson family in a bid to find out more about the woman her son claims to have been.

She found out that both her son and Pamela shared an affinity for artist Stevie Wonder and playing the keyboard.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45