Perhaps it would be a sad thing to ruin someone's image but I think its even sadder to humour a delusion Tanker. Much better to be honest IMO. Although I haven't engaged with someone claiming one of my past lives directly I have found flaws in people claiming other lives but I find they either retreat or take swipes at my own claims ( no smoking guns just veiled insults ). In my experience people who are delusional tend to remain delusional spite the fallacy in their claim and others pointing it out. I think its entirely possible to put a stamp of sorts on a claim Scavenger. One wouldn't go so far as saying it was incontrovertibly true but , as Dr Ian Stevenson did, one can say that the most likely possibility is reincarnation. When one is dealing with a knowledgeable imposter versus a true claimant with blurry memories I'd like to think the blurrier minded would win through. They, after all, are the real deal. One would be witness to someone with historical ignorance confirming and contradicting detail based on memories not simply have constructed a fantasy life based on recorded knowledge. They may not be able to name the battle but they would be able to describe the intent and outcomes behind the tactics because they remember that portion of what they were doing. That's involved detail not merely a hagiography like a knowledgeable false claimant would have. The true claimant saying "I do not remember that time in that life" would not dismiss his claim but a false claiment not being able to convey true nuance of thought and emotion would look very shaky to me. Hi Jaime. I've found when some claimants lack in detail they are describing compartmentalised claims. Coincidences or birthmarks, psychics or feelings. Many claims seem to lack descriptive and contextualised memories. Also those that do describe character describe so without context. Much like the shallow characterisation of second rate fiction writers as to the actual nuance of character and flaws that a present in a real person. Not every false claim writes like Shakespeare you know? A true claim would have the essence of a lived life and very few authors, the top tier being most prevalent obviously, can create the richness of character of a life lived. I'm only starting to heal this year after six years in the reincarnation wilderness. Some people just examine their memories, integrate it into themselves so that it can be felt ( after the denial phase ) and then arrive at a point of healing. PL memories are a process. Many don't stick with it and those that do become wiser people. The false claimant, however, are unchanging IMO.