In April of 2007, I wrote a newspaper column about a woman in Toronto named Sherrie Lea Laird who had been deemed to be the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe by a psychiatrist who specialized in hypnotic regression therapy.
It turned out to be one of the major turning points in my life.
At age 11, Sherrie was wondering about the beauty mark above her lip (similar to Marilyn Monroe) when her aunt began singing, "A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but diamonds are a girl's best friend." When she asked her aunt about the song, which seemed so familiar, her aunt explained it was sung by Marilyn Monroe in a movie called GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDS.
"It was just like an explosion in my mind," Sherrie declared. Even though she didn't even know what Marilyn Monroe looked like, she began having dreams and flashbacks about Monroe. Afraid to tell anyone about it over the years, she eventually spiraled into alcohol and drugs.
By the 1990s, Sherrie had become a rising pop singer in Toronto, Canada. Her song "No Ordinary Love" had been at the top of the music charts in Canada and Europe. But she was still traumatized by feelings of being haunted by an internal demon.
In 1998, Sherrie discovered Dr. Finkelstein's website and e-mailed him concerning her repressed feelings and anxieties about being possessed by another person.
Dr. Adrian Finkelstein is a graduate of the prestigious Menninger School of Psychiatry, a former chief of the outpatient of psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center, a former assistant professor of psychiatry at Chicago's Rush Medical School and served as assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA, where he taught past-life regression therapy.
Now in private practice, Dr. Finkelstein has been a pioneer and expert in past-life regression therapy for 30 years, and has performed over 5,000 past-life regressions. He has also created and patented a Past and Present Lives -- Iris Recognition Comparison Test (PPL-IRCT).
Sherrie and Dr. Finkelstein worked together, on and off, for more than eight years.
Soon, Dr. Finkelstein became convinced that Sherrie Lea Laird was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe.
In addition of many sessions of video-taped past-life regressions in a somnambulistic hypnotic state, other scientific analytic methods were also conducted, including bone structure, voice patterns, handwriting analysis, personality traits, linguistics, eyes, etc.
Under hypnosis, Sherrie revealed a multitude of things about Marilyn Monroe, many of which could not have been known by anyone except those close to Monroe or by Marilyn herself.
"The more evidence I gathered the harder it was to disbelieve." Finkelstein said. "Not only are there physical similarities between Sherrie and Marilyn, the details she was able to provide were just phenomenal."
In June and July of 2005, famous American medium Kevin Ryerson channeled the ancient Egyptian spirit of Ahtun-Re, known for its accurate readings, confirming that Sherrie Lea Laird is indeed the only true linear reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe.
Under hypnosis, Sherrie (in Marilyn Monroe's voice) revealed she had had an affair with both John and Bobby Kennedy. Her relationship with JFK started in 1954 and ended two month's before her death. Her true love was former husband Arthur Miller and she admitted that former husband, Joe DiMaggio, was boring and jealous. She also claimed to have had an affair with Tony Curtis, which was publicly acknowledged by Curtis at a later date.
In a session on Nov. 11, 2005, Sherrie stated that her death was caused by an accidental overdose of drugs she had taken while in a sorrowful mood and had not been murdered as speculated by many conspiracy theorists.
Sherrie was born 11 months after Marilyn Monroe died. Coincidentally, Sherrie's mother had suffered a miscarriage just two months before she became pregnant with Sherrie. Sherrie believes she had also been the miscarried child.
Under hypnosis, Sherrie's 20-year-old daughter, Kezia, surprisingly declared that she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe's mother, Gladys. Coincidentally, Kezia had been conceived within days of Marilyn Monroe's mother's death.
Sherrie is a singer -- Marilyn Monroe played a singer named Cherie in the movie BUS STOP. They each had an Aunt Anne, have similar bone structures, mannerisms and hand-writing techniques, share the same astrological moon nodes, and so on.
Dr. Finkelstein wrote the book MARILYN MONROE RETURNS -- THE HEALING OF A SOUL which was the basis for the Sherrie Lea Laird mystique. He and Sherrie have appeared on many TV shows, including Geraldo Rivera Live, The Scarborough Report, Inside Edition, etc.
These days, Sherrie is the lead singer of a band called Pandamonia -- see www.myspace.com/pandamonia
The following links about Sherrie Lea Laird and Marilyn Monroe are also very interesting.
In April of 2007, I met Sherrie Lea Laird on the Internet when she responded to my newspaper column. We soon became friends and have corresponded regularly ever since.
Before meeting Sherrie, I was a grumpy loner in the boondocks writing newspaper columns. Since meeting Sherrie, I have become a semi-grumpy semi-loner writing blogs in the boondocks.
It may not seem like much of a difference, but it does to me.
April of 2009 marks my 2-year friendship anniversary with one of the most fabulous people to ever reincarnate onto Planet Earth.
Happy Anniversary, Sher
Truth is beauty.
Quote for the Day -- "I won't be satisfied until people want to hear me sing without looking at me." Marilyn Monroe
Quote for the Day -- "Marilyn Monroe is not back because she was famous, she's back because she was human." Sherrie Lea Laird
Bret Burquest is a former award-winning columnist and author of four novels. He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a dog named Buddy Lee and where some like it hot. His blogs appear on several websites, including www.myspace.com/bret1111