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DD seems to know all about my past. Very, very odd.

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FredQuimby Tue 12-Jun-12 15:38:38

This has been going on for ages, but I've only just really had the nerve to post about it. >Deep breath<

DD (four years old), says some very odd things. She tells me about my life and these are things she couldn't possibly know. For example, "Do you remember when you used to walk along the little lane and saw the pony and the heron?" - something that used to happen regularly to me when I was about six years old, walking to school with my mum and brother (it was a real horse and a plastic heron!). Also, things like we'll go to a car boot sale and she'll say it's like the jumble sales in the church when uncle >name< was a little boy and he bought a great big Mr Tickle jigsaw but some pieces were missing. This is again something that happened to me as a child. She told everyone in her Nursery that I'd fallen in the kitchen and had stitches in my head. She told them that the doctor was weaing a turban. Again, that happened when I was tiny and she would never have known about it. Another thing is that she identified a distant relative in a photo "Uncle >name<" and she would never have met him or heard about him, to my knowledge.

There are loads and loads of incidences like this. My mum thinks it's very weird and is confused by it. My brother thinks I must be telling her things without knowing I'm doing it.

I don't know why I'm posting really. This doesn't cover it at all, but there are far too many examples to include.

Has anyone else had any experience of this sort of weirdness??

P.S. I don't believe in re-incarnation or anything at all like that, so I'm not suggesting that sort of thing.

FaneFeyre Tue 12-Jun-12 15:41:50

This is really interesting. How do you feel about it? Do you have any thoughts yourself (no matter how out there) about what's going on?

FredQuimby Tue 12-Jun-12 15:43:45

I feel a bit unnerved by it. In every other way DD is completely normal and chats away about everyday things. Sometimes it makes me stop in my tracks and I'm always glad when she says things in front of other people because I'd worry for my sanity otherwise!

bigTillyMint Tue 12-Jun-12 15:43:52

How weird. Are you sure your mum hasn't been telling her stories about when you were a little girl? Or another family member?

DailyMailSpy Tue 12-Jun-12 15:45:07

Maybe other relatives have been telling her these things? Or showing her photographs.

pumpkinsweetie Tue 12-Jun-12 15:46:13

Very strange..........what do you think causes these memories of before her being born-maybe she has been on this earth before in a past life ?

FredQuimby Tue 12-Jun-12 15:46:25

I don't think anyone has been telling her things that could lead to the things she comes out with. Most of the things she says nobody else would know what she means. For example, there is a building in the local town which has the same name as somewhere near where I used to live and she commented on it. I'd never think to mention it, and no other family members live near here or know about it.

mopbucket Tue 12-Jun-12 15:46:29

Oh wow this is so intreasting
A little girl i know talks about a uncle that died 2 days before she was born and tells her mum storys that have never been talked about

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 12-Jun-12 15:46:56

Obviously your daughter is demonically possessed. Book an exorcism forthwith.

FredQuimby Tue 12-Jun-12 15:48:15

No, we don't see my mum or brother particularly often and the photo with my uncle was in someone's house that we've never been to before.

She also seems to recognise music that she wouldn't have heard before and will hum tunes and I have no idea how she knows them.

Apologies for my badly-worded phrases, but I can't believe I'm finally discussing this (in a good way!)

ripsishere Tue 12-Jun-12 15:49:05

Bell, candle, salt.
Seriously, I have no idea but it is fascinating.

ThreadWatcher Tue 12-Jun-12 15:51:45

Very odd indeed but not the first time I have heard of it happening.
I bet all such comments by her stop within a couple of years - because that is what seems to hapoen with kids who do this.

DailyMailSpy Tue 12-Jun-12 15:54:36

What does she say when you as her how she knew about those things?

squoosh Tue 12-Jun-12 15:55:01

I know someone who when she was 6 or so solemnly told her parents that her Grandad was dead. He hadn't been ill but they received a phone call minutes later to say he'd been taken to hospital in an ambulance and had passed away.

Spooky things happen sometimes. I do think some people have flashes where they can 'see' things. Often it seems to be small children. Maybe our logic takes over as we get older and we suppress it.

I'm not 'woo' and don't believe in angels dropping white feathers etc. but there definitely are things that we can't understand.

I wouldn't say anything to your daughter, you don't want to frighten her or worse still make her feel as if she frightens you.

DailyMailSpy Tue 12-Jun-12 15:55:23


scentednappyhag Tue 12-Jun-12 15:55:26

I can imagine that being really unnerving! But surely, rationally the only explanation is that she's picked it up from you/other family members... It's the only solution my mind will let me process! grin

handbagCrab Tue 12-Jun-12 15:58:33

Muses and this is probably scientifically bollocks..

So our cells die and are replaced yet we don't forget everything we know. Somehow this is passed onto new cells.
As dd is made from you perhaps it's passed on in the womb or something.

Or she's telepathic. Or subconsciously you're telling her this stuff and not realising. Or subconsciously you're only picking up on stuff that might resonate with your past and your brain is making more of it than there is. Or ...

Interesting smile

Aworryingtrend Tue 12-Jun-12 15:58:37

Do you have a DP/H? Could he have been sharing some of these stories with her?

choceyes Tue 12-Jun-12 15:59:58

wow this is so interesting. How on earth could she know these things? How do you feel about this?

HattieHarriet Tue 12-Jun-12 16:00:01

Hmmm... Why would anyone think to mention the doctor wearing a turban, even if someone had told her about your accident as a child?

It's fascinating op- is it just you she talks about?

RationalBrain Tue 12-Jun-12 16:04:57

That's really interesting. As you can tell by my username, I'm not at all woo! There are all sorts of rational explanations, but keep an open mind. There is an awful lot in this world we can't explain, particularly wrt how the brain works.

You may never find out why/how this is happening. But its pretty interesting! Provided it doesn't worry you at all?

cocolepew Tue 12-Jun-12 16:06:46

When my DD2 was very young we wete at a local stately home, she must only gave been 3 or 4. The were pictures on a biard dhowing a dance. DD went into great detail sbout 'the girk leaving the housr in the woods to go to the ball'. She described a small cabin and how the girl and her sisters were excited etc. The poor guide nearly dropped. She said DD had described a christmas party where the staff were invited along. She even went and got photos from a back room and the cabin was exactly how DD described it.

Another time I was resding a book and she said 'Do you think he'll escape from the fire in the woods?' a few pages after that the main character was trapped in a forest which had fire raging through it.

Toddle Tue 12-Jun-12 16:07:17


cocolepew Tue 12-Jun-12 16:07:27

Dear god sorry about typos.

Barmix Tue 12-Jun-12 16:11:25

OP, keep a record of what she's saying!

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