In an automobile accident in 1957, Jacqueline and Joanna were killed. They were “reincarnated” the next year.
Joanna Pollock, 11, and her younger sister, Jacqueline, six, were on their way to church with their friend Anthony in the small English town of Hexham in May 1957 when they were struck by an erratic vehicle.
The two young girls were dead almost quickly. Anthony, who was only nine years old, died on the way to the hospital.
After being forcibly taken from her own children, the driver, a local lady under the influence of several substances, was later determined to have purposefully hit the three youngsters. The woman was eventually sent to a psychiatric facility after the story made news across the United Kingdom.
Joanna and Jacqueline Pollock’s parents, John and Florence Pollock, were heartbroken by their daughters’ deaths.
However, when Florence became pregnant later, John became certain that the two girls would be reborn as twins into the family.
The couple, both fervent Catholics, frequently quarrelled about the concept of reincarnation, with Florence passionately opposing John’s beliefs. It was later claimed that the couple’s marriage was in jeopardy as a result of the incident, with Florence threatening to file for divorce.
In addition, neither parent’s family had a history of twins, and Florence’s doctor had anticipated a single birth, indicating that the chances of twins were slim.
Florence, against all chances, gave birth to twin girls on October 4, 1958. Gillian and Jennifer were the twins’ names.
Despite the fact that the twins were identical, they had different birthmarks, which is unusual.
Jennifer had a little birthmark on her left hip that matched Jacqueline’s birthmark. She also had a birthmark on her forehead that matched a little scar Jacqueline had in the same location.
The family moved to Whitley Bay, east of Hexham, when the twins were three months old.
However, when the girls grew older, it became evident that Gillian and Jennifer remembered Hexham in great detail, despite not having grown up in the small town.
When the family returned to Hexham when the twins were four years old, they pointed out and named locations they hadn’t seen before, including the school Joanna and Jacqueline had attended, Hexham Abbey, and a playground their late sisters adored. They even seemed to know how to go to the playground despite never having seen it.
Similarly, the twins were able to name all of their late sisters’ toys.
Despite the fact that Florence had hidden the late girls’ toys, the twins began to ask for certain toys back. It was almost as if the twins remembered the toys as belonging to them.
They were able to name their toys using the names that had been given to them previously, and they divided the toys in the same way as their sisters did. They also mentioned that the items were from Santa Claus, which was correct.
When Florence and John compared the twins to their older sisters, they realized that they had extremely similar personalities.
The twins played the same activities and ate the same foods as their siblings, according to their parents.
Florence continued to deny John’s claims that the twins had been “reincarnated” for the first few years of their lives.
She changed her mind after overhearing the twins discussing the vehicle accident.
Florence once overheard the girls playing a game in which they acted out their sisters’ car accident. Jennifer’s head was cradled by Gillian, who told her: “Your eyes are filled with blood. That is where the automobile collided with you.”
“That is the mark Jennifer got when she landed on a bucket,” Gillian said once, pointing to Jennifer’s birthmark on her forehead.
Surprisingly, the twin girls appeared to have a dread of automobiles. The twins had reoccurring nightmares of being hit by a car when they were little.
While near cars, Gillian and Jennifer got afraid and apprehensive on a daily basis. When a car began up in an alleyway, the girls screamed, “The car is going to get us!” John remembered the girls clutching each other in despair.
The twins’ recollections of their ‘previous lives’ began to disappear after they were five, and they went on to enjoy normal lives.
While the twins were completely oblivious to the event, Gillian subsequently recalled seeing herself playing in a sandpit at a Whickham residence. Despite the fact that Gillian had never visited Whickham, she was able to accurately describe the house and garden that Joanna had shared with her parents when she was four years old.
While the Pollock twins’ case has long been held up as “evidence” of reincarnation, many claim that the twins’ memories were impacted by their four older brothers.
While John and Florence claim they didn’t tell the twins about their murdered sisters until they were older, it has been suggested that the twins may have learned about their tragedy through their older brothers.