The Briton claims that the hypnosis session brought back vivid memories of his past life as an aircraft photographer and gunner during the First World War, reports mirror.co.uk.
Steve Mulligan was born in 1961 in Manchester, but he also has very clear memories of growing up in Llandudno, Wales, in the early 20th century. He claims to have grown up like Sydney Sutcliffe and died at the age of 24 after his plane was shot down on the Western Front during World War I.
He’d always had these strange memories, played out in black and white, of looking down from the heights of the sky, but he’d never been able to sort them out. And then he went to a hypnosis session and found himself remembering his past life.
“Since I was a child, I have always been drawn to Llandudno, even when I arrived here as a child, I knew the way, and my mother was amazed at how I knew where to go,” Steve recently told the Daily Post.
“When we were walking, I had deja vu, as if I had been there before. It wasn’t until someone suggested doing a past life regression that it all came out.”
During a hypnotherapy session with Paul Goddard, the 61-year-old allegedly recalled his past life, including joining the Fusiliers at Wrexham and then joining the Royal Flying Corps before working as a photographer and marksman during World War I.
He even recalled his last mission, an aerial reconnaissance flight over enemy lines near Cambrai, France, and a look down before the plane was hit by enemy fire and crashed.
“I remember that feeling when the plane was going down and it was really weird because I couldn’t control it,” Mulligan said.
“I felt this loss of life, but there was nothing I could do.”
While he understands why most people are skeptical of his story, Steve Mulligan says it would be impossible to find the name of a man who was actually born in Llandudno and lived there at the same time as his past life memories.
“I didn’t know anything about Llandudno other than coming here as a child until I regressed,” said the 61-year-old.
“I’ve never heard the name Sidney Sutcliffe, so for me to choose this name from millions of names and be someone who actually lived in Llandudno, it’s just incredible.”
Steve recently visited the Llandudno War Memorial and indeed found Sidney Sutcliffe’s name among local soldiers who died during World War I, as well as among the graves of Sidney’s parents.
“Seeing Sidney’s name on the grave was exciting and I’m still trying to figure it out. It’s a strange feeling,” Mulligan said.
“The strange thing is that his mother (Rhoda) died in 1960, and I was born nine months later, in 1961. So for me, it’s like she’s waiting for her death so I can be reborn, and that’s why I’m here.”