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Much of his research was conducted with children who appeared to recall a past life, and this confirmed a feature that had been noticed by other researchers. Typically, the child starts talking about a previous existence almost as soon as he or she can speak, and loses the memories within a few years – certainly by the age of eight – though there are always exceptions to this rule.
He was challenged by sceptics, of course, who offered various non-paranormal explanations for the evidence he was collecting, such as mistranslation due to bias on the part of his interpreters, fraud by the children’s families or sloppy scientific method by Stevenson. He patiently answered such claims and remained focused on his mission.
On investigation, for example, he found that two small circular marks on the head of the subject corresponded to the wounds suffered by the past-life personality who had died after being shot in the head. The size of those marks were also similar to those indicated in the autopsy report, with the exit “wound” being larger than the mark that showed where the bullet had entered.