Considering the first perspective, there are cases where there is photographic evidence suggesting ‘individual physical reincarnation’ as photographs of contemporary people closely resemble people who lived during previous eras; sometimes with noticeable parallels among events of the two lifetimes. Correlating factors may include birthmarks; similarities relating to behavior, skills or aptitudes; some manner of family lineage relationship; or ‘announcing dreams.’
An example of a nonfiction reincarnation case study where hypnotic regression is not an essential factor for a person becoming aware of a previous life is presented in a2009 blog articleabout the book Someone Else’s Yesterday: The Confederate General & Connecticut Yankee, A Past Life Revealed (2003) by Jeffrey J. Keene. Also that year the James M. Huston Jr./James Leininger case was the subject of two short articles (1, 2): Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot (2009) by Bruce and Andrea Leininger with Ken Gross. The case is an example of many that have been chronicled about children with apparent memories of a previous life.
Jeffrey J. Keene (born 1947) and John B. Gordon (1832-1904)