publication date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 (part of Summer 2019)

category: Paranormal

clue: This housewife remembered being someone else's bride.

explanation: When housewife Virginia Tighe was put under hypnosis by Morey Bernstein, she recalled memories of being an Irish woman named Bridey Murphy in the 1800s. Bernstein wrote the popular book The Search for Bridey Murphy about it (calling Tighe "Ruth Simmons"), sparking a craze in popular culture about reincarnation and past lives. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, and Chris Lemler

trivia: The image for the goo comes from the 1956 film adaptation of Bernstein's book, starring Teresa Wright and Louis Hayward.


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