ASSOCIATION FOR EVALUATION AND COMMUNICATION OF EVIDENCE FOR SURVIVAL
 
 

"It is strong confirmation of any theory that proofs converging from many and varying classes of phenomena unite in establishing it."
— The Hon. Robert Dale Owen

 
The top cases demonstrating the survival of the human personality after the demise of the physical body. Due to the difficulty of comparing cases based on communications with cases based on recollections, and to make the list easier to grasp, these are divided into two sections: the top 20 spirit-contact cases and the top 20 reincarnation cases. [For more info, see Key below.]
The 20 Most Convincing
Spirit-Contact Cases

Mediums / Ouija / Possession / Apparitions
Year
Case Name and Identification Number
Score
Source
2006
Eisenbeiss
2004
Playfair
2003
Ginsberg
2002
1989
A Country Revival   [ID#71]
Stevenson
1973
Stevens
1971
Gauld
1957
Gay
1949
1939
1930
1924
Haraldsson
1918
Hyslop
1916
1909
1907
1904
1898
Hodgson
1897
Cloak and Danger   [ID#44]
Johnson
1879
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The 20 Most Impressive
Reincarnation Cases

Regressions, Recollections, & Visions of Other Lives
Year
Case Name and Identification Number
Score
Source
2011
Tucker
2009
2003
2002
Guns and Rebirth   [ID#74]
Haraldsson
2000
1999
1995
1995
Sightings
1993
A Town Reborn  [ID#23]
1993
1991
1990
1982
1981
Ramster
1978
1978
1977
1976
1963
1956
Key: For those lacking time to examine the entire list, the top 10 cases (five in each category) are marked with ∗.   Cases are listed according to the year in which they were reported (newest on top). Only the highest ranking cases, as determined by our objective Evidence Scoring System, are included here. (Cases scoring within one or two points of each other should be considered essentially equal.) When a new case qualifies to be added, the lowest ranked case on the list is moved to the Honors List. For a quick look at the ranking principles, see the Evidence Hierarchy. Click on the case name to go to a summary in .pdf format. Clicking on the source will lead you to information on obtaining the source, if it is a book. Clicking on the score will take you to the table showing how its value was determined.

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