Hello. I must put my hand up straight away and say that I don't know if I believe in reincarnation or not but I keep bobbing about from genetic memory to simple childhood fantasy, to half-remembered TV trauma, forgotten real-life episodes, episodic nuttiness and always come back again to reincarnation, so maybe I do. Since I was about 6 I have had what I can only describe as someone else's memories stuck in my head. I don't rightly know if the memories came from the handful of recurring dreams which I have had all my life (until a few years ago) or whether the dreams derive from these foreign memories. The dreams and memories are rigidly defined, snapshots of events, places, buildings, topography, landscapes and context. Nothing dramatic at all: riding a horse, standing on the roof of a house, being turned out of my garret to live in another, not altogether unusual I would imagine. The thing that I find so frustrating is that I have the emotional baggage and short-term memory of the person in my memory, always the same person, different scenarios but none of the memories have budged since I was 6. I can't see anything more than what I see already, can't remember things I don't already know. Some aspects are very clear, others vague and composed mainly of sensations. Various clues have led me to believe the period is somewhere in the early 1700s in the UK but beyond that I have no indication of place or time. It is clearly the memory of someone else. It's not me at all. I like to think of myself as rather a rational, critically thinking person but these memories have always been an obsession in particular a manor house which is the focal point of everything else. I have spent my entire life, literaly, examining every building with even vaguely similar characteristics wherever I come across one to see if it fits with my memory. Two years ago, driving in the UK, I screamed at my sister who was driving, to stop. I knew, was convinced I had just driven past the place. I knew that just over the rise there would be the house. I was almost in tears. And there was a house exactly where it should be. The topography from what I could see was right, rivers, hills, fields etc., were in the right place but it was not *the* house. Back to square one. So that's about it. Pretty dull. I don't even really know what I am searching for here, understanding, guidance, someone with similar immutable memories, suggestions? I would love to have these memories go away, but after 50 years I doubt they will now, but in equal measure I'd love to find out where they came from, who, if anybody, they belong to, even just expanding them out would be a help. So I guess I'm wondering if anyone here has any advice for getting to the bottom of this. I had thought about regression but I have no idea who is a serious practitioner and who isn't so keep putting it off. I don't even really know if it falls under the remit of regression hypnosis or just regular hypnosis. I'm worried I would be guided toward a conclusion of reincarnation by a regressionist rather than aiming at the truth of my case but I know so little about it it's hard to tell if this fear has some foundation or not. Anyway, Hello to all.