posted on Jan, 2 2009 @ 01:38 PM
You may find this to be of some interest in your pursuit of information on the caul/veil phenomenon.
The birth caul or veil is a full face mask which may be sometimes found covering the face of a child at birth. Such births are quite rare, and they
hold special significance for the child born in such a manner. There are many stories and myths about the caul, many of them erroneous. The correct
name for those who are born with a caul is a Caulbearer. Such people are often referred to as being born behind the veil, as the caul is also referred
to as the veil in many cultures, due to it being a face covering or mask.
It should be noted that Caulbearers may be male or female, and may come from any social class, racial or religious group. There are no geographical
boundaries to the phenomenon. However, it has been observed that caul births do have tendencies to run in family bloodlines. Sometimes, but quite
rarely, more than one member of a family, usually a parent and child, may be born with a caul.
You can find further information on the subject of the caul/veil and Caulbearers at www.caulbearer.org