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The Boy Who Lived Before

Ever since he was two years old and first started talking, Cameron Macauley has told of his life on the island of Barra. Cameron lives with his mum, Norma, in Glasgow. They have never been to Barra.

He tells of a white house, overlooking the sea and the beach, where he would play with his brothers and sisters. He tells of the airplanes that used to land on the beach. He talks about his dog, a black and white dog....more »

Ever since he was two years old and first started talking, Cameron Macauley has told of his life on the island of Barra. Cameron lives with his mum, Norma, in Glasgow. They have never been to Barra.

He tells of a white house, overlooking the sea and the beach, where he would play with his brothers and sisters. He tells of the airplanes that used to land on the beach. He talks about his dog, a black and white dog.

Barra lies off the western coast of Scotland, 220 miles from Glasgow. It can only be reached by a lengthy sea journey or an hour long flight. It is a, distant, outpost of the British Isles and is home to just over a thousand people.

Cameron is now five, and his story has never wavered. He talks incessantly about his Barra family, his Barra mum and Barra dad. His Barra dad he explains was called Shane Robertson and he died when he was knocked down by a car.

He has become so preoccupied with Barra and is missing his Barra mum so badly that he is now suffering from genuine distress.

Norma considers herself to be open-minded, and would like to find out if there is any rational explanation for Cameron's memories and beliefs that he was previously a member of another family on Barra. Her first port of call is Dr. Chris French, a psychologist who edits The Skeptic magazine which debunks paranormal phenomena.

Not surprisingly, he discounts any talk of reincarnation mooting that a child's over-active imagination can be fed by the multitude of television programmes available and the easy access to the Web. Norma is not convinced, she does not believe that Cameron has ever watched programmes that could have provided this information.

Norma's next step is a visit to Karen Majors, an educational psychologist whose speciality is children and their fantasy lives. She considers that Cameron's accounts are very different to normal childhood imaginary friends.

It has become clear to Norma that there are no easy answers to the questions thrown up by Cameron's memories. Cameron has asked, persistently, to be taken to Barra. Norma has finally decided to make that journey.

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User avatar #72 - Scorchtwentyfour (04/10/2013) [-]
creepy pasta
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#71 - krizziskill **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
#69 - luckymckfuckerson (04/06/2013) [-]
Reincarnation from an alternate dimension. Solved.
#67 - whateveridontneed (04/06/2013) [-]
Well, it's not that had to verify if he's lying, but then again if every pop tv show producer is smart then there wouldn't be a show, would there?

1. Ask for name and birthday
2. contact scottish government to find person
3. Question relatives and compare answers. PROFIT
User avatar #66 - rangerxaetos (04/06/2013) [-]
http://www.ianlawton.com/cpl2.htm

The story if anyone else is interested. Pretty good read, they took him to the house and he knew everything about it. More from the link.
User avatar #61 - tittystargalactica ONLINE (04/06/2013) [-]
The thing that gets me with this is that fact that the place he's saying he lived in isn't that far away from where he lives.

The island is probably unique and I think that there's the possibility that he had a book or something when he was tiny about Barra. Possibly a fictional story based on the family there which could have even been written by a member of the family.

#58 - unholyjebus (04/06/2013) [-]
Children are like sponges. When I was 6, I knew the result to every single fixture in the 1998 Football World Cup. **** me right?!
User avatar #57 - coolstream (04/06/2013) [-]
He's another compulsive liar. Nothing new.
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#70 to #55 - comradewinter ONLINE (04/06/2013) [-]
Check birthmarks.
User avatar #56 to #55 - Kingsteveooo (04/06/2013) [-]
Sounds like he fell down a hole. Most likely hit his head
#54 - Magileo (04/06/2013) [-]
dis gunna be gud
dis gunna be gud
#53 - rygt (04/06/2013) [-]
GUISE...listen up GUISE...What if....GUISE....What if Our planet is like an mmorpg and it has reached an account gap and now everyone will be respawned again one day...GUISE
User avatar #52 - lolfire (04/06/2013) [-]
So you're going to trust some little ***** retarded mom over a doctor ?
Well then you are just ******* stupid.
Either he's subconsciously picked up the information over time, or his mom is making him say this **** for publicity.
Case closed.
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User avatar #60 to #51 - TheOriginalNerd (04/06/2013) [-]
but how would he make up that whole story at 2
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#62 to #60 - roadkillamanjaro **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
User avatar #63 to #62 - TheOriginalNerd (04/06/2013) [-]
i think it makes a good story
#50 - anonymous (04/06/2013) [-]
or the parents told him to say this and are happy w/ the media attention. I havent watched the video yet tho.
#48 - electro (04/06/2013) [-]
Read the description then skip to 23:10 to understand the full thing. desc covers the first 20minutes
#47 - anonymous (04/06/2013) [-]
what a bunch of ******* doolally nonsense this documentary is.
#45 - anonymous (04/06/2013) [-]
So what, he has schizophrenia or some **** ?
#43 - ravyen (04/06/2013) [-]
Because there's one ONE white house on a beach.
#41 - anonymous (04/06/2013) [-]
this just confirms my beliefs in infinite realities where all things are possible at all times. seems like it may remember another reality, where a robertson named their son shane, and the car didnt swerve...etc etc.
#40 - zaphodcoolfrood (04/06/2013) [-]
2SPOOKY4ME
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