VIDEO: Little boy, 5, eerily claims to be reincarnation of woman killed in 1993 fire

The five-year-old boy revealed unsettling details about his previous life as a woman - and his death.


by Kayleigh Dray |
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When Luke Ruehlman was a toddler, his parents revealed that he started to use the word 'Pam' with unnerving frequency - leading them to question him about who Pam was.

But his answers left them feeling more than a little troubled.

"When I woke up I was a baby and you named me Luke"

His mother Erica, speaking with Lifetime's Ghost Inside My Child, explained that Luke told her, “well I used to be [Pam], but I died and went to heaven and I saw God and eventually God pushed me back down.

"When I woke up I was a baby and you named me Luke.”

He then went on to explain that he had died after jumping from a burning building in Chicago - and told them that he had been black.

Seeing her son was so adamant about his claims, Erica decided to do some digging.

And, while researching deaths and fires in Chicago, she stumbled across something that felt - to her - like far more than just a coincidence.

In 1993, a fire at the Paxton Hotel killed 19 people in 1993 - and one of the victims, an African-American woman in her thirties, was named Pamela Robinson.

She had jumped to her death.

The family went on to appear appear on a show called Ghost Inside My Child and to test Luke, they spread out a series of photos and asked the now five-year-old to pick out Pam’s picture. He did it on the first go.

“He goes, ‘Well, I don’t recognise anybody. But, I remember when this one was taken. He pointed to the correct one,” his mother said.

The Ruehlmans, who say they haven’t received any money from their story and are not religious, said while Luke no longer connects with Pam, the story is a positive one that transcends race and gender.

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