Bridey Murphy


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Bridey Murphy

The name adopted by a US housewife, Virginia Tighe, whilst under hypnosis, for a past life that she had allegedly led as an Irishwoman in the early 19th century. The case started a past-lives craze in popular culture; scientists who evaluated the Bridey Murphy story attributed all of it to memories of Tighe’s own (not a past) childhood.
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This lunacy kicked off when Morey Bernstein published The Search For Bridey Murphy in 1956 and made so much fame and money that lots of psychiquack con-artists were eager to get their share of that big, fat, juicy pie.
Research uncovered that Bridey Murphy did actually exist and Virginia's vivid tales were accurate.