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MUSKOGEE, Ok. — While he says they’re now fading, many memories of a 10-year-old boy named Ryan Hammons belong in another life.
Today reports the little boy, now 10, and his mom, Cyndi, claim he was reincarnated and previously lived as a movie extra — in Hollywood.
Cyndi said at around the age of four, Ryan began having nightmares and a year later told her “I used to be somebody else.” She said he would cry for her to take him “home” to Hollywood, telling stories about meeting people like Rita Hayworth and appearing on Broadway.
Cyndi said she kept it all a secret from her husband. Until she found a library book with a photo of Hayworth shot from the movie “Night After Night.” That’s because Ryan pointed to a man in that photo and said “that’s me, that’s who I was.”
The man was an extra in the movie, and his name was Marty Martyn. After that, Cyndi enlisted the help of child psychiatrist Dr. Jim Tucker, who works with children who claim they have memories of past lives.
**In February 2015, Fox 8 interviewed the family of an Ohio boy who began sharing specific details of a past life in a different city as a woman who suffered a horrific death. For that story, click here**
Tucker told Today that Ryan’s case is one of the most unusual he’s seen because of the close detail he was able to recall. Through researching records on Martyn — almost none of which are available online — Tucker says he was able to confirm 55 details Ryan gave him about Martyn’s life.
For example, Ryan knew how many kids Martyn had, how many times he was married and how many sisters he had. Ryan had once told his mother he lived on a street with the word “rock” in it. Tucker said Martyn lived at an address on Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills.
“If you look at a picture of a guy with no lines in a movie, and then tell me about his life, I don’t think many of us would have come up with Marty Martyn’s life,” Tucker told Today. “Yet Ryan provided many details that really did fit with his life.”
Ryan is now 10 and says the memories are starting to fade.
Hammons was featured on the A&E show “The UneXplained” back in 2011, according to the Muskogee Phoenix.