Mum claims she was black murderer from New Orleans in previous life

An Irish mother believes her persistent bad luck is punishment for killing someone in a past life.
Sharon Parrett thinks she used to be a black man from New Orleans who committed a murder.
Her husband Tim has now sketched the man in the hope of discovering who Sharon might once have been.
Sharon Parrett, from Cork, Ireland, believes she was a black man from New Orleans in a former life so her husband Tim has sketched her dream (Picture: Kennedy News)
The mum-of-two, 47, said: ‘I do believe in reincarnation and I do feel that I’ve been here [on earth] a few times.
‘I believe [the man in my dreams] had done bad things. I don’t know why but I believe he had killed someone, committed a murder.
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‘I think he’s something to do with being a detective, but I don’t think he’s a good person. I feel that I’m now being punished in this life.
‘A lot has happened in my lifetime. I’ve had bad relationships, bad things have happened to me.’
Sharon, from Cork, has had a recurring dream of the mystery man for the last 40 years.
The special needs assistant even blames her bad luck in relationships on whatever she got up to as the mysterious man in the 1920s, who she envisions wearing a trench coat.
Sharon has had the same dream for over 40 years and sees her reflection in the mirror as a black man (Picture: Kennedy News)
She continued: ‘I’m allergic to a ridiculous amount of things and I’m in and out of hospitals all year round.
‘I’m allergic to grass and tree pollen, cats, dogs, horses, gala melon, mould, hazelnuts, possibly latex.
‘I’ve broken bones – I’ve broken both my legs, my back. Around four bones.

‘We’ve even had four car crashes in five years.
‘I’m known for not having much luck, although people would say the kind of job I’m in I should have good karma, but I don’t.
‘I struggle to think that he could’ve been me in a past life, but I certainly haven’t brought any of those traits into this life.
‘I’m completely different from that person now, but I do think that my bad luck is due to that.’
Tim Parrett has drawn detailed sketches based on Sharon’s dreams (Picture: Kennedy News)
Sharon started having the dreams in childhood despite having no known connection to New Orleans – at least in this lifetime.
She added: ‘Each time I have this dream I wake up sweating and panting. It’s a strange feeling – very weird.
‘I go into this empty pub, it’s derelict, and as I get to the top of a flight of stairs I see my reflection. That’s how I know I’m a black man.

‘I think the fact that I can see myself in the mirror and I’m a completely different person, that’s the scariest part.
‘There’s a woman at the top of the stairs also, and she’s upset and scared of me. It always scares me too.
‘She has two children with her and she is cowering in the corner.
‘This woman and her children are scared of me. I don’t understand why.
‘I’m wearing a long coat and I get the feeling I’m not the nicest person.
‘I got my husband to draw the place I imagined in my mind and the man.
‘I’ve been having the dream for as long as I remember, but I’ve never been able to work out his name or any more detail.’
Sharon believes she also has links to India (Picture: Kennedy News)
Sharon has turned to Buddhism in a bid to understand reincarnation.
She said she often has feelings of deja-vu or recognising people she has never met and believes she may have once lived in India.
She continued: ‘I’ve often met people that I think I’ve known, but it was impossible. For example I was in Turkey and this man was looking at me like he’d seen me before too.
‘There was no way we would have ever crossed paths. We couldn’t have known each other.
‘I feel a major connection towards India also, yet I’ve never been there. Even my family have said there’s something Indian in you, you must be Indian in a former life.’

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