Ryan, a 10-year-old boy from Oklahoma, claims he is the reincarnation of Marty Martin, a little-known actor from the 1930’s. Read more from Oddity Central:
When he was only four years old, he started having nightmares that his parents had no idea how to stop. He would often talk about his heart exploding, and of Hollywood, a place that is several thousands of miles away from Oklahoma. According to Ryan’s mom Cyndi, he would always talk in a matter-of-fact manner during these incidents.
After a year, Cyndisaid that Ryan confided to her about his reincarnation. “He said, ‘Mom, I have something I need to tell you. I used to be somebody else,’” she said. He would tell her stories about his past life and beg her to take him “home”.
One day, while his mother was showing him old books about Hollywood, Ryan pointed at a still from the 1932 movie, Night After Night, starring Mae West, and said “that’s me”. The family later found out that the man in the picture was an extra named Marty Martin.
Few people in the movie industry even remember the guy, but Ryan knew details about his professional and private life that were later confirmed by one of Marty’s daughter.