Who was Lily Pons? 6-year-old Dorothy Angelica recalls details of past life as opera singer

A California-based physician and reincarnation researcher believes that this is a true case of reincarnation

Who was Lily Pons? 6-year-old Dorothy Angelica recalls details of past life as opera singer
Dorothy Angelica (R) claims she was Lily Pons (L) in her past life (Keystone/Getty Images and Reincarnation Research)
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Kira Angelica has shared that her daughter Dorothy Angelica recalled creepy details of her past life as Lily Pons, including her painful death from cancer in 1976. The mother revealed the details in 2019 to Dr Walter Semkiw, a California-based physician and reincarnation researcher, who said, “Dorothy started rattling off details of a possible life. Kira grabbed a notebook and documented Dorothy’s statements over time. She thought that her daughter was just imagining things, but suddenly she opened her eyes and said, 'Mum, I know who I used to be in a past life. Her name was something like Lizy or Lily, but her real name was Alice Pons.'"

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According to Reincarnation Research, little Dorothy's singing voice was also perfect from an early age; she was born in the US on Sept 24, 2010, and her mother said she also had a "magnetic stage presence" when she performed in a musical production at age 3. She told Dr Walter that she had an eerie vision when she was 8 months pregnant in 2010. While sewing a baby blanket, she heard a voice from another room call out, "Mommy, Mommy." She saw a young girl in a plaid dress smiling at her before disappearing again. When Dorothy turned 6, her mother told her about the girl's vision. After her mother's story, Dorothy decided to meditate to find out more about the girl, whom she later discovered was Lily Pons. Kira Googled the name and found out that Lily was a star soprano at New York's Metropolitan Opera. And when she read that the singer's birth name was Alice Pons, Kira "gasped and almost fainted"

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Who was Alice 'Lily' Pons?

Alice 'Lily' Pons died about 35 years before Dorothy was born. The soprano was born in Draguignan, France, on April 12, 1898, and was one of the great opera singers of the early 20th century. She made her operatic debut in the early twentieth century. According to Britannica, she made her debut in 1928 in the title role of Léo Delibes' "Lakmé" at the Opéra de Mulhouse in Mulhouse, Alsace, and was the first soprano in 50 years to reach the high F that Delibes wrote in the "Bell Song" in Lakmé. She has also performed at the Opéra Garnier, Royal Opera House, La Monnaie, Teatro Colón, Chicago Opera, and Fort Worth Opera, among others, and has been awarded the Croix de Lorraine and Légion d'honneur by the French government, according to Operawire.

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Opera singer Lily Pons bowing to the audience after singing at the Charity Ball of the 'Little White Beds', at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, May 20th 1953. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Opera singer Lily Pons bowing to the audience after singing at the Charity Ball of the 'Little White Beds', at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, May 20 1953(Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Little Dorothy also said her Lily's husband's name was Cos Liams. She said that they had pets and added that Lily spoke many languages, played piano, and loved to sing. She also told her mother, "Ever since you started talking about dying and being reborn, I started having a terrible stomach ache, and I feel sad. I might throw up, Mom. It feels like I had a bad stomach in my past life. Very bad. It makes me sad.” And later told, "Now I know what Lily Pons died from, Mom. She died from a bad stomach ache." Kira researched and found that Lily died from pancreatic cancer on February 13, 1976, at age of 77.

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Kira finally shared with Dorothy what she had learned about Lilly Pons on the Internet and showed her a photo of Pons, which prompted Dorothy to exclaim, “Hey! That was me! Now you’ve seen me with short hair, mom!”

Dr Walter believes that this is a true case of reincarnation. He said Dorothy and Lily are facially similar and further added, "The singing and acting talent of Alice Pons is being replicated in the persona of Dorothy Angelica." 

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