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Monks claim Boston boy is a reincarnated Buddhist high priest

An 11-year-old Boston boy is moving to India after recalling a previous life as a Buddhist high priest.

Monks claim Boston boy is a reincarnated Buddhist high priestAn 11-year-old Boston boy is moving to India after recalling a previous life as a Buddhist high priest. On a visit to a monastery in India, Jigme Wangchuk fell into a trance and described a past life, referring accurately to an ancient temple that had a dragon on its roof. The stunned monks decided Wangchuk was the reincarnation of holy man Galwa Lorepa, who died in 1250. Wangchuk then agreed to spend a decade of monastic life. “I will miss my school days,” he said, but “I like it here.”

Oklahoma couple hit elephant with SUVAn Oklahoma couple on their way home from church hit an elephant with their SUV. Bill Carpenter, 68, says he “didn’t have time to hit the brakes” when the 8-foot-tall, 4,500-pound beast suddenly loomed in front of him. Carpenter swerved and sideswiped the 29-year-old female with his vehicle. “Had I hit that elephant, not swerved, I would have knocked it off its legs,” Carpenter said. “It would have landed right on top of us.” The animal, which had escaped from a circus, was not seriously injured.

Brazilian shows up alive at his own funeralA Brazilian man surprised mourners by showing up alive at his own funeral. Relatives of Ademir Goncalves had been called by police to view the body of a man killed in a car crash, and identified the badly disfigured body as that of the 59-year-old bricklayer. In fact, Goncalves had been drinking with friends, and only received word of his funeral when it was already underway. “People are afraid to look for very long when they identify bodies,” said a police spokesman, “and I think that is what happened in this case.”

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