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Name: Bridey Murphy                                                                   
Born: 27 April 1923                                                                   
Died: 12 July 1995                                                                     
Bridey Murphy is the name of a woman that U.S. housewife Virginia Tighe (April         
27, 1923 - July 12, 1995) claimed to have been in her previous life.                   
In 1952, Colorado businessman and amateur hypnotist Morey Bernstein put               
housewife Virginia Tighe of Pueblo, Colorado in a trance that sparked off             
startling revelations about Tighe's alleged past life as a 19th-century               
Irishwoman and her rebirth in the United States 59 years later. Bernstein used a       
technique called hypnotic regression, during which the subject is gradually           
taken back to childhood. He then attempted to take Virginia one step further,         
before birth, and suddenly was astonished to find he was listening to Bridey           
Her tale began in 1806 when Bridey was eight years old and living in a house in       
Cork. She was the daughter of Duncan Murphy, a barrister, and his wife Kathleen.       
At the age of 17 she married lawyer Sean Brian McCarthy and moved to Belfast.         
Bridey told of a fall that caused her death and of watching her own funeral,           
describing her tombstone and the state of being in life after death. It was, she       
recalled, a feeling of neither pain nor happiness. Somehow, she was reborn in         
America, although Bridey was not clear how this event happened. Virginia Tighe         
herself was born in the Midwest in 1923, had never been to Ireland, and did not       
speak with even the slightest hint of an Irish accent.