Editor’s Note: This story comes from the aunt of a boy who remembers his name and past life in Russia during WWII. The aunt and boy’s mother were able to bring closure the boy in this incredible story.
I babysit my 6 year old nephew, Matthew (Matty) every Tuesday and Thursday of the week since my sister shifted to a new schedule. My nephew likes to draw some odd figures and he was always so busy making them – the same figures and he always kept it like its something important.
Sometimes he’s still awake at 2am. We know it’s not ideal for a child to stay up that late, but every time I tuck him he would sneak around and draw. My sister once caught him murmuring something she couldn’t understand while he was sleeping. I did too. He was shouting so I would wake him up every time it happened.
We’ve been very aware of that because every time it happened, the next day he would return home from school drawing dead people on the ground and people looks like in a war and he would post it in his room. I asked him what’s that for? Then something tells me its not my nephew I’m speaking with.
“Stay out of my business. my men were dying at that time. Don’t you know how this failure feels?”
Matty is somewhat very well-mannered and has a bit of a temper on him when we put away his art materials. Sometimes he’s just a normal kid who just likes to watch cartoons and ask for snacks.
I stole one of his drawings and showed it to my boyfriend. We found out these odd figures have a latitude and navigation. My nephew is just 6 and he didn’t even learned a thing about navigating a map this clever. I just figured this is a map that resembles Russia.
My sister had him consulted to a therapist. He asked my nephew some questions.
Therapist: “Whats your name?”
Therapist: “What are you?”
Matty: “Polkovnik.” (We didn’t understand what it means)
By the 3rd question were not able to hear furthermore because the therapist said Matty seemed to be uncomfortable answering these questions when me and my sister were around. So we waited. After the therapy, the therapist explained.
His theory: Matty was a colonel in a soviet union. We showed his drawings of the map, he said it was a map of Frankfurt, Germany and Russia. He explained that The colonel was being interrogated and they stab him right on his left thigh. Coincidently, Matty has a birthmark on his left thigh. He also said his death was very brutal, but didn’t explain in vivid detail. described how he died. he suggested to let him draw his thoughts off and theres nothing to worry about it.
Now, me and my sister assumed that he lived before so that also explains why he’s mature.
Me and my sister, along with Matty, came to Russia for 3 days and toured around the red square. Matty was pointing to places and told us what happened at that time [the time he was alive in an apparent past life]. My nephew said he wanted to go to “Medvedevka.” We were not very familiar at this place so we took a ride. What shocked us was that Matty pointed out the directions to that place. We were surprised that when we stopped by a cemetery. My nephew was emotionless – he was finding something and I told my sister leave him be.
We found Matty, talking to a grave which said “Polkovnik Yevgeniy Ivanovsky 1878-1952” (Colonel Eugene Ivanovsky 1878-1967). Me and my sister felt deep sadness when Matty cried and touched that grave.
What happened is just wonderful.
Editor’s Note: We found a reference to Yevgeniy Ivanovsky in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIFS4tlkUSU