The Pollock Twins Mystery

The Pollock Twins Mystery

During the mid 50’s, life for John and Florence Pollock couldn’t have been better…but all that was about to change.

Their idyllic family life in Hexham, England, with their two daughters Jacqueline and Joanna, came crashing down in tragedy on the 5th of May, 1957.

Both Jacqueline and Joanna were killed in a sudden car crash when they were on their way to the church with a family friend.

The parents were absolutely devastated by their loss…but John always had a feeling that his two girls would return to him…

Let’s take a closer look at the Pollock twins mystery…

Starting All Over Again

John and Florence’s grief was cut short about a year later when Florence announced the news that she was pregnant. John immediately claimed that this miracle pregnancy was the result of his two dead children trying to return to them.

He stated that Florence was going to give birth to two daughters…and he was right!

On the 4th of October 1958, Florence gave birth to twin daughters – the couple named them Gillian and Jennifer.

The Pollock Twins Reincarnation

Gillian and Jennifer were identical twins but they displayed different birthmarks. Jennifer had two rather familiar birthmarks – one across her waist (that was the spitting image of a birthmark Jacqueline had), and one on her forehead (that appeared to be the spitting image of a birthmark Joanna had).

The Pollock Twins Reincarnation

When the twins were just three months old, John and Florence decided to aim more for the quiet life and bought a property in nearby Whitley Bay. This move seemed to trigger something inside the two new additions to the family…

Two years after the initial move, the twin girls started to request toys that did not belong to them – toys that belonged to their dead sisters (these toys had been discarded long before the twins were born!).

John and Florence missed the familiar area of Hexam, and eventually decided to return with their daughters.

The twins somehow managed to remember landmarks in the area even though they moved to Whitley Bay when they were just young babies. They seemed to be most familiar with the landmarks that their dead sisters had loved.

More worryingly, the twins suffered from a crippling fear of cars – shrieking, “The car is coming to get us!” whenever one drove past them down the road.

These memories of a previous life seemed to disappear when the girls turned five…and they remembered nothing about them…

Dr. Stevenson’s Research

The twin’s report of reincarnation eventually reached a specialist on the subject named Dr. Ian Stevenson (1918 -2007). He was a child psychologist that created numerous reports on the subject.

In 1987, he wrote a book called Children Who Remember Previous Lives: A Question of Reincarnation. The book covered 14 cases of reincarnation in children, including the Pollock twins.


Dr. Ian Stevenson spent 4 decades of his life studying the subject of children’s past lives. He preferred to cover children from Asian countries that had a religious link to the subject of reincarnation.

Parents in Western countries tended to wipe out their children’s claims of reincarnation early on in their short lives – they didn’t want their kids to appear strange and there was less chance that they followed a religion that accepted reincarnation.

The Pollock Twins Mystery

Now it’s over to you – what are your thoughts on reincarnation and do you think that John Pollock’s claim was based on fact…or based on his grief-stricken heart?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions on the subject in the comment section below.

Man and Death: The Reincarnation of Shanti Devi

Man and Death: The Reincarnation of Shanti Devi

Man is “obsessed” with death and records dating as far back as our very own existence goes have proven this.

Stories like the reincarnation of Shanti Devi have stirred up even more complicated debates and confusion as man continues to probe into the afterlife.

Where do we go when we die?

The ever so important question without a definitive answer!

Different Sides The Same Coin

Muslims have a heaven, just like the Christians, but with slightly exaggerated perks like the 70 virgins when you die in a “Jihad” related cause.

Atheists on the other hand are a terribly divided house. Most of them believe that death is the end of everything.

However, a bigger number shares the Hindu’s belief in reincarnation.

The major difference of course being while Atheists don’t believe in the existence of an almighty supreme being, Hindus have a couple of deities; some of them like Lord Krishna being a reincarnation himself!

In fact Shanti Devi is on record saying that she saw Krishna when she died {Interview by Sushil Bose, 1939}.

So who is Shanti Devi and why is she special? Could she possibly be the answer to our deep search into the realms of death and the afterlife? Can we really get a second chance at life?


The story begins in Delhi, way back in 1926 where little Shanti is born to a normal middle class family. Everything is okay until she turns 4 and this can explain why her Gospel began in 1930.

“Do you know I have a husband and a son and my name is actually Lagdi? In fact I have a house in Mathura and I want to go back there and see my family…”.

Such an odd statement from a four year old who was before then known to stay silent by herself right?

Her parents think nothing of it until she insists on going to Mathura and back to the arms of her previous husband Kedar Nath.

Things take a surprising turn when a letter sent the address she keeps talking about is replied with all her claims confirmed.

Her parents later decide to pursue the issue and big names come into the picture. Mahatma Gandhi and half the Indian House of Representatives turn their attention to this little wonder who might hold answers to their strong reincarnation belief.

Shanti is taken to Mathura accompanied by an entourage of dignitaries who go on to confirm that indeed the little girl recalls details and people from her former hometown but this is not enough to convince the world.


A Swedish critic picks up his bags and heads to India to prove to the rest of the world that Gandhi and all the other “witnesses” might have ended up with flawed conclusions since it was clear they all shared the same views about life and religion.

It’s true that their investigation could have been biased and driven by the desperation to find elusive answers within their own religion.

But Sture Lonnerstrand later swallows his words and reports that Shanti appears to have Lagdi living inside her. Another confirmation and twist to a bizarre story…

Further Evidence

Yet more evidence is reported from several interviews and studies carried out by professionals like Dr. Ian Stevenson and relations from both families involved.

Several stories report that Kedar Nath begged to have some alone time with the 9 year old Shanti and she was able to describe their previous sexual encounters with vivid detail.

Apparently Lagdi suffered from arthritis and the couple had to become creative in the bedroom for things to work.

Shanti knew the positions they used during sex!

According to Kedar Nath, only Lagdi would have known such details since it was her who came up with the styles!

Was it okay that a grown man was allowed to discuss such intricate matters with a minor?

Well, even Gandhi thought it was fine; anything to get to the truth right….?

The above story is just one of the many afterlife accounts recorded in the history of man. The problem with getting hard proof about events that took place decades ago is the differences in versions told and the credibility of the sources.

So what do you think about the reincarnation of Shanti Devi? Fact or fiction?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.