So Seeker's original question was a little more involved than he/she suspected. Misty is right, of course, emotional attachment to certain people or a certain person in a particular place can influence where a deceased person (DP) eventually reincarnates. This goes to the Why question: Why do DPs reincarnate where they do, what are the factors that influence / determine where a DP reincarnates. I was a little more concerned with the How question: How do DPs reincarnate where they do, what conditions must be met before a DP reincarnates where they do. Does length of time between reincarnations play a role? I don't think there was any prior emotional attachment between DP James Huston and the Leiningers when he spotted them on Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, although it would be impossible to know for sure. But I don't think there was. Ditto for DP Marty Martin and the Hammons, in Muskogee (County), Oklahoma. Really hard to see a connection there. I've been thinking about that other now recently famous (or notorious, depending on your opinion) case, namely, the case of Christian Haupt and his mother's claim that he was/ is the reincarnation of Lou Gehrig. I know autumnleaves would give this case a 2 or 3 on the credibility scale, but I would give it a much higher score, say 6 or 7, based on Carol Bowman's first-hand testimony regarding her early phone interactions with the mother (Cathy Byrd) and the weird "coincidences" surrounding the case (eg., ALS ice bucket challenge going on at the same time, Christian and Cathy being diverted to Tampa Bay and winding up winning a giant photo of Lou Gehrig at a TB Rays' ALS awareness day by lottery). As far as Seeker's original location question goes, this is a case where the DP and the reincarnate are separated by 3000 miles, the distance between NYC and LA, and about 67 years (Lou Gehrig died in 1941, Bronx, NYC, NY - Christian Haupt was born in 2008, presumably Thousand Oaks, CA, greater LA area). I don't think there was any prior personal or emotional attachment between Lou Gehrig and the Haupts (or between Christina "Mom" Gehrig, d. 1954 Milford, Connecticut, and Cathy Byrd (b. 1967, LA metro area or greater LA area), if you believe her claim of being the reincarnate of Mom Gehrig). I'm still concerned with the "How" part of the question, but it may also involve the "Why" part of the question in this case (as in Why do DPs reincarnate where they do?), even though it would be wild speculation on my part. If anyone cares to join me down the rabbit hole for a couple of paragraphs, stay tuned. My speculation revolves around the filming of The Pride of Yankees in 1942,(released by Samuel Goldwyn Productions in July 1942), where it was filmed (NYC and LA), who starred in it (Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright), and Lou Gehrig's widow, Eleanor Twitchell Gehrig (d. 1984, NYC).