"Carl Edon / Heinricht Richter" case (Middlesbrough, UK)

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  1. SleeplessFox

    SleeplessFox New Member

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    Hello there

    I recently read Dr. Stevenson's book "Reincarnatin in Europe" where the case of Carl Edon is mentioned (in the english version of that book the case might be found on page 68). Since the case reminded me a lot of the James Leininger story I did some online research and was extremely surprised when I watched some YT videos in which the Edon case ended up in a different way as Dr. Stevenson described it in his book.

    You may just type in the two names Carl Edon & Heinricht Richter and will receive two or three videos that will tell you that the corpse of Heinrich Richter was found not too far away from the Edon's family house (in the region of Middlesbrough) in 1997 however Carl himself died in 1995. This detail is not mentioned in Stevenson's book and I wonder why?? Stevenson described the case as "unsolved". However it could be marked as "solved" regarding the events happening after Carl Edon's death? It's very confusing.

    Is anyone familiar with that case and would like to contribute some information or even speculation.

    Looking forward for some nice postings
    All the best
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    Looked it up and found an article with the most important information.

    I wonder why Stevenson would describe this case as unsolved? Carl mentioned a lot of details which were confirmed later.

    That Heinrich's body was found near were Carl lived... maybe Heinrichs soul decided to reincarnate near where he died? Sad that Carl died so young. I wonder when and where he has reincarnated or will reincarnate again... and what he (or she in case the soul will choose a female body next) will remember from his life as Carl. If he reincarnates again and remembers, this would be really great for reincarnation research.
    They way how Carl died... (if i got the article right, he traveled the same way as Heinrich and died exactly the same day) leads back to the old question how much of our live and death is determined, and how much is free will... or maybe, this is just a special case where the soul decided about death before incarnating?
     
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    That case is mentioned in I Saw A Light And Came Here by Erlendur Haraldsson and James G. Matlock.

    This is still an unsolved case. Carl Edon's statements don't correspond with Heinrich Richter's life. Richter was not a pilot. He was a bombardier. His name was not Robert and his plane was not Messerschmitt. He didn't crash his plane through a window of a building and he was not 23 when he died. YouTube videos about this case are unreliable.
     
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    Thanks for your answers!

    Some good question, yes!

    Thanks for your assessement. So in your opinion, Heinrich Richter has nothing to do with Carl Edon's statements? What about the point Richter lost his right leg (which seemed to be proven) and Carl used to say that too (and there were some birthmarks too??).
     
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    According to Stevenson, Carl never made the connection between the birthmark and his statement that he had lost his right leg. His parents made that conjecture.

    Haraldsson and Matlock write that this case shows "how identifications can be made on the weakest of grounds" and that this case "returns us to the issue of the will to believe uncritically". (Haraldsson and Matlock, 2016 p. 258-260).

    I think that Carl probably had genuine memories which explain his behavior as a child, but he was not Heinrich Richter or Joachim Lehnis in a previous life.
     

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