5-year-old Luke Ruehlman from Ohio claims he was once called Pam and perished in a previous life after leaping from a burning building
Ruehlman started weirding out his stay-at-home mom, Erica, at the age of 2, when he started talking about a mystery woman named Pam. Later, she would ask him directly who the heck Pam was.
"He turned to me and said, 'Well, I was,'" his mother told Fox TV. "He was like ‘Well, I used to be, but I died and I went up to heaven. I saw God and then eventually, God pushed me back down and I was a baby and you named me Luke.'
Erica was stunned. She pressed him more, and asked how she died.
"He looked right at me and said, 'Yea it was fire.' And at that point he made like a motion with his hand like he was jumping off a building," her mother told the station.
She claims he then detailed how Pam had lost her life in "a tall building" and had previously "traveled on the train in Chicago."
His mother was bewildered as the family had never visited the Windy City, and she didn't ever remember even mentioning it to her son.
She then did some Internet digging, and discovered that a blaze at Chicago's Paxton Hotel had claimed the lives of 19 people in 1993.
One of the victims was, weirdly, a black woman in her 30s named Pamela Robinson. Luke's grandma Lisa Trump was convinced that the story was not just a coincidence.
The family appeared on the "Ghost Inside My Child" show on the Lifetime Movie Network, on which Luke immediately picked out Pam's picture.
They then contacted Pam's daughter, and discovered that the child and her late mom enjoyed the same kind of music.
But, soon after, Luke appeared to just let the memory of the woman go.