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Most recent 20 results returned for keyword: discovery channel (Search this on MAP) Arnab Chongdar : Past Lives Recall Cases, or what some call Telepathy between the spirit and the brain. Some people had...
Past Lives Recall Cases, or what some call Telepathy between the spirit and the brain. Some people had unique obes or astral travels and they noticed that the brain and the spirit think quite independently :)

Certain people think any "past life recall" they hear about is a real past life recall, but often it is a false memory or stuff "the past life recaller" read 5-25 years ago that then people inadvertently unintentionally make up into a movie when they go to a past life reader. This phenomenon has been scientifically proven already, this error. Some people described an exact character from a book they read many years ago, etc. The human brain is ultra complex, and just like with anything it imagines and stuff, it's often hard to believe a past life unless one has actual proof with exact events, birthmarks, personality traits, etc matching some other data, etc. Also, say if we see something that looks like a "past life", it could be a symbolic communication from some spirits, not necessarily a literal past life or even sometimes our own ultra imaginative brain making up some kind of narrative to translate some message. This brain and spirit stuff is the most complex of all types of research, since the brain is the most complex computer and nobody knows how the brain works. Thus, unless there is a lot of proof, we could argue that one cannot even begin to assume that some memory is a past life if one wants to be really scientific so to speak, especially given the fact in the astral world imagery can be created by spirits or even astral projectors with different agendas. :) This does not mean every "past life case" is a "false memory" case. :) It's like saying"earth looks flat from our vantage point with limited technology and no space tech or aircraft, etc", so "earth is flat". "Past life memories" seem "false memories with our limited technology and time travel capabilities" usually, so "they are false memories always". :) In any event, it doesn't really matter what we believe about reality, truth is what it is, no matter how different our points of view are. :) Also, all can be faked (search long enough for some past person with similar characteristics to a living person for example), if people want to create a fake case of reincarnation, they easily can, stage everything. So, it becomes very challenging to determine when some case is real or not, if you want to be ultra ultra scientific, so ultimately only our own spiritual overall intelligence (what Einstein calls intuition) can guide a little when data is lacking. Either way, it's all very interesting. This stuff is (by virtue of involving the most advanced computer, the brain, whose way of working we have no clue about) harder to research than the most nerve wrecking relativity or physics or math problem to arrive at real scientific conclusion about the validity of this or that case, given that most people lie so much and memories get confused, etc. :)

It is the hallmark of an educated mind to investigate theories, concepts, possibilities, philosophies and beliefs one doesn't really believe in. :) Even so, this is such an interesting area of Telepathy research, i.e the influence of possible past life personality-minds on current personality, and inter-life (that 0.1 to 5000 year period between lives as the hypothesis goes) personality-minds on current human personality.

We all heard the Golden rule saying that it is best to treat others the honest Gentle Forgiving Healing Nurturing Nonviolent Sweet way we want to be treated in future years or physical lives and afterlife periods between lives or afterlife itself in general - because regardless if reincarnation is real or not - karma is real. :) Perhaps it is good to investigate hypotheses we don't believe in yet fully, as it expands our discernment. I even made a poll (at to ask people about their explanation (TELEPATHY, spirit interference, etc or reincarnation?) for the mind blowing cases below. has several free e-books, without copyright, with over 100 reincarnation cases. Titus Rivas co-authored a book on reincarnation and shared it for free ► University of Virginia investigated thousands of cases ►

While many don't believe in reincarnation, these cases below are very interesting and make you wonder (people know intimate details of other families' dead relatives, unlearned languages, have same habits as dead people, likes, dislikes, foreign language accent (they never learned that language this life), birth marks matching death wounds, perfect knowledge of the death):

1. the James Leininger case has so many details, it is one of the most famous and well known: reincarnation of a former air pilot James who died in Japan during World War II ► 5 min, 14 min & 3 min

2. - 3 min video on reincarnation of Shanti Devi. ♥ This was studied by hundreds of scientists and believed by Mahatma Gandhi who appointed a special commission to investigate its veracity. You can also read a long article about Shanti Devi at ► Other cases are at ►

3. - 3 min Discovery Channel video about 2 children Joanna 11 and Jacqueline 6 coming back in the same family (John and Florence Pollock as parents) as twins Gillian and Jennifer in 1958, after dying in 1957 in a a car accident on their way to church in Hexham, England. The reborn souls had the same birthmarks as the previous bodies, named the dolls the same way as in the former bodies, found their graves without being shown. See also.

4. - 7 min BBC clip on reincarnation memory of a child Edward Austrian who had his throat tumor disappear after he remembered his past life shooting in the throat. Edward had a phobia of dark, drizzly, damp weather and often became ill with throat problems. What made the latter strange is how Edward identified with his throat illness, calling it his “shot”. By the time he was 4 years old, Edward developed a cyst in his throat and was taken in for tonsillitis surgery to prepare for further treatment of the cyst. After his surgery, the boy confided to his mother Patricia (who didn't believe in reincarnation initially) with a recollection of his previous life as James, an 18 year old soldier, and his life in the trenches during a war. Edward also told his mother how he was killed; he was shot in the throat. After his recollection of his past life to his mother, Edward’s cyst disappeared, something that his doctor was never able to explain. These healings are often spontaneous after past life recalls.

5. - 46 min video with Carol Bowman presenting research on how past life recall leads to physical healings. ♥:)☻

6. - 6 min Discovery Channel video on a rebirth case from Sri Lanka (girl with 2 sisters and brother, electricity at her former house dies in a bike accident and is reborn 6 miles away in a poor home without electricity).

7. - 7 min UK Living video on Jenny Cockell reincarnation case. The clip shows how a lady died and reincarnated and was able to reunite her former separated children. In the clip you can see how her Catholic former son says he now believes in reincarnation (as do all her kids). For more details about her reincarnation books, see

8. - 35 min video on reincarnation of Jewish Holocaust victim Anne Frank

9. - 5 min video on a boy's reincarnation as a girl Nicola. Nicola recalled at 2 her former past life house. Mom checked records and found they matched the story.

10. - 7 min clip on Mike death and rebirth in the same family. The baby told his mom he is Michael, the nephew who died 4 years before and gave more details.

11. - 8 min video of reincarnated Mandy Seabrook. At the age of 2, Mandy told her mom that she is the reincarnation of her older sister Mandy (same name) who died before. Mandy had unexplainable knowledge of her dead sister's life. At two years old she instantly recognized the grave where her older sister was buried (herself in that other life), even though she never traveled to that area of the country. She attended the funeral as a spirit and recalled her watching the funeral as a spirit, providing details.

12. - 9 min video of super-skeptical policeman who verified 28 facts recorded during his past life regression, discovering he was a painter before.

13. - 9 min video about Roman Emperors removing reincarnation from the New Testament for their own political goals, as other dictators changed history books too. There are many Gnostic and other Gospels where Jesus teaches reincarnation and says he is one of many more aware souls, basically making Christianity almost identical to Buddhism, Hinduism and all native religions believing in reincarnation and the plurality of paths. This is a reason why 25% of Americans/Europeans believe in reincarnation. Some claim different emperors/kings/scribes removed reincarnation from the first 5 books of Old Testament (the Jewish Torah) too and added some 'not so nice' paragraphs.

14. - 53 min video on Jesus in India & Buddhist places by the Indian Government. ♥

15. - 49 min BBC video "Jesus was a Buddhist Monk" who taught reincarnation and went to India. It's not just a quarter of American Christians who believe in reincarnation. Millions of Muslims ( & Jews ( believe in rebirth too. Madonna & many celebrities believe in rebirth. So did Henry Ford, Napoleon, Benjamin Franklin.

16. - 21 min video by Professor Tucker on Ian Stevenson's past life research. Professor Ian Stevenson studied 2500 rebirth cases and wrote 14 books on reincarnation Possibly the most known books among his 14 books are "20 Cases suggestive of reincarnation" and "European Cases of reincarnation" available on amazon. You may find lots of websites or pdfs giving excerpts from these books too, if you google these book titles and author and pdf. Geddes MacGregor, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at USC wrote a book on rebirth too ► Other reincarnation researchers are Satwant Pasricha, Godwin Samararatne, Antonia Mills, and Erlendur Haraldsson (whose free amazing papers can be found at

17. - another video with more data on reincarnation from Professor Tucker. It mentions cases of birth marks in new life indicating previous life events, etc. Here is a 2013 paper by Tucker on birthmarks ► (Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 269–282, 2013). Professor Ian Stevenson wrote a 2268 page book on birthmarks called "Etiology of Birthmarks".

18. is a 103 min documentary called Reincarnation from 1981 about 4 Australian women who recall lives in Europe in places they never visited this lifetime in a detail that blows the minds of all skeptics. You can also watch it in 4 smaller clips for each woman: 1. 2. (21 min), 3. (20 min), 4: (40 min). One of the cases was super-strong, with too many details provided that nobody in the world could have known and are not in any online source or book. 2 other 1 hour famous past life documentaries are from National Geographic ► BBC ►

19. is a 2 min video about a 3 year old reincarnated boy who identified past life killer causing the charging of the killer. Newspapers covered this rebirth case too For more info, see Some skeptics argued that the families in the Druze community brainwash the kids to invent past lives, since they got thousands of cases. But indicates that parents often try to repress these kid memories or don't believe in reincarnation and actively fight the kid's recall of a past life, discouraging it. Therefore, it cannot be the parents who "coax the kid to make up a story". They are genuine past life recalls.

20. Fernando case has a lot of evidence, he is using old names and same curse words as in a former life and

21. Little boy recalls past life killer and wife and

22. several mind blowing cases from Tibet, India, Canada, Sri Lanka in this amazing 40 min BBC documentary

23. Gus Taylor is reincarnation of his grandpa in this 5 min video This is a stronger case, as the family did not believe in reincarnation, being a Southern baptist family.

24. the reincarnation of Hanah Monsour who predicted her future reincarnation and was born 10 days after dying, meaning her soul was probably visiting the new womb now and then before total entrance. She also looks very similar. video at

25. A Male Reincarnates as a Woman, Retains Male Traits & Becomes a Lesbian

26. Yale graduate, MD and skeptic Brian Weiss became believer in reincarnation after a patient of his told him in her 5th regression unbelievable details about his father and son that she could not have possibly known in this 6 min clip with Oprah Winfrey

27. At 2 years old, Luke Ruehlman, a white boy, named everything Pam and later told his parents that he died in 1993 in a fire and he was a black woman and went to heaven and was sent back to Earth and, 5 min clip reminds all that the soul has no gender or race. :)

28. Carl Edon reincarnation case

29. 5 year old Ryan Hammons remembered his past life as Marty Martyn, providing 55 exact details he could not have possibly known or find online according to an NBC News March 2015 article

30. 3 year old Purnima Ekanayaka recalled her past life as Jinadasa Perera (a guy killed while riding a bike), providing about 20 exact details she could not have possibly known - having birthmarks matching the injuries of her former self who died 2 years prior to her birth

31. Girl recalls 10 past lives as shown in this 3 min video

32. Kumkum Verma recalls her past life 25 miles away in a lower class and all details provided matched the former lady personality when parents went to the former family to verify. Kumkum spoke this life with the past family accent and used the manners of the past life class, further confirming the strength of her recall. Super-strong recalls, birthmarks matching death wounds and habit/accent retention happen in cases like this, where violent or untimely death happens and reincarnation is very fast ►

33. Patrick had the same birth marks as the 3 lesions of the half-brother who died 12 years before and provided details about the half-brother that were true and he could not have known

34. has several free e-books, without copyright, with over 100 reincarnation cases. The website and e-book author helped University of Virginia to investigate many cases in India. The 2 free English books are at and at

35. John is reborn as his grandson, after 5 years in heaven, and has birthmarks matching death injuries, same habits, plans to take care of animals in his new life as William, as John predicted he would in his next life. ►

36. 5 min clip about Stefan Horowitz who was shot during the Holocaust and whose life was recalled by Bruce Whittier (a Christian who didn't believe in reincarnation). Bruce got via dreams information on how to find a clock he had in that past life.

37. 8 min clip about the past life of Jeffrey Keene who has several marks on his body matching the wounds of Civil War General John B. Gordon, looks like him (this is not very common, quite often we change gender and even race from one life to the next) and had experienced many events in his life that point to his reincarnation

38. Rosario Weisz reincarnates as Henrietta Roos-Weisz, has the same talents in painting and French, same personality and her past life friend Francisco Goya becomes her spirit guide who helps her produce her best paintings

39. Muslim Turkish boy recalls exact details of his Christian Armenian life in Istanbul, 500 miles away - details confirmed

40. Bruce Kelly recalls under hypnosis his exact past life name James Edward Johnston, birth date, jobs, habits and drowning in the U.S.S. Shark submarine as a World War II sailor - clip also has the filmed encounter visit of his former house - with his visual recognition of surroundings

41. 2 min Xenoglossy video explains how during past life regression a Chinese lady who didn't know English started to talk in perfect English. Similar past life hypnosis cases exist with people speaking in a language they don't know. A physician had his 3 year old twin boys start talking in a strange language and he went to Columbia University and found out it was Aramaic

42. Tibetan test to see which kid is the reincarnation of a given monk - i have doubts about the Tibetan teaching that the Tulku teacher reincarnates right away, since souls don't always do so - indicating that sometimes they may make a false identification

43. Sharon recalls her life as John, a seaman killed in the Pearl harbor attack, providing lots of names and details she could not have possibly known - some not even in the archives

44. Lisa Bach remembers many details about her past life as the Princess Elizabeth of Hungary, a "saint" of the Catholic church. On site she recalls a staggering amount of details no living human being can know. It's among the strongest recalls of details of centuries ago while on site.

45. Georgia Rudolph 1914 past life recall has many details confirmed and she recognized her former house as she drove by. For 30 years she kept dreaming of her past life self* ►

46. 4 min clip from a documentary about indigo kids about a Lady who reincarnates as her own granddaughter and recalls many details of the funeral. It is quite common for people to become their own grandchild via reincarnation.

47. past lives of Twins article in the Lancet, one of the most known medical journals

48. Pythagoras was more famous for reincarnation and spiritual teachings than for math in ancient times. He was a vegetarian who taught the immortality of the soul and that it's possible to bilocate via soul travel. Plato and others wrote about reincarnation cases a little too

49. Mira Kelley explains how the chain of her past life as a slave has caused a problem this life in her jaw and how her past life recall caused an instant healing next morning, helping her to avoid the surgery the doctor proposed.

50. two kids recall their past lives as Buddhist monks, have same habits, monk like personalities, with many details confirmed

51. Rich Hindu Hardevbaksh Singh was killed by his son in March 1961 and was reborn in April 1962 as poor Muslim Nasruddin Shah 6 miles away, with birth marks matching death wounds. He talked as a kid about his Hindu past life, found his past life family with the help of his elephant venturing in his new town due to new elephant owner riding the animal there, identified correctly the previous life wife and a son. He also refused to "say Muslim prayers, fast on Ramadan, go to mosque, eat beef", just as a Hindu would.

52. Oma Devi, a Hindu lady, commits suicide in 1987 by setting herself on fire, is reborn in 1990 as a Muslim named Nagina, and starts reenacting at the age of 1 her suicide by gesturing about holding the kerosene bottle over her head and setting her hair on fire with a match. At the age of 3 she provides full details of her former family and suicide. Her Sunni Muslim parents don't believe in reincarnation but all details of Nagina's story are verified

53. Muslim Mushir Ali got killed in his horse cart by a tractor in June 1980 and was reborn with birthmark matching tractor death wounds as Naresh Kumar in April 1981 in a Hindu family. Naresh played as if he is a horse cart driver, used Urdu words that he never learned this life (as Mushir did) and prayed like a Muslim, as Mushir did. Naresh provided exact details of his death, correctly identified his former family, house location around that town, convinced his former father, who did not believe in reincarnation, that he is his former son Mushir.

54. Reincarnation of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy as Josh and Danny Bacher. These guys played Laurel and Hardy since they were kids and made even a silent film in 2006. One of them has the largest collection of Laurel and Hardy artifacts.
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Carlos Hathcock

Carlos Norman Hathcock II (May 20, 1942 – February 22, 1999) was a United States Marine Corps sniper with a service record of 93 confirmed kills. Hathcock's record and the extraordinary details of the missions he undertook made him a legend in the Marine Corps. His fame as a sniper and his dedication to long-distance shooting led him to become a major developer of the United States Marine Corps Sniper training program. He was honored by having a rifle named after him: a variant of the M21 dubbed the Springfield Armory M25 White Feather, for the nickname "White Feather" given to Hathcock by the NVA.
Early Life and Education:
Hathcock was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on May 20, 1942. He grew up in rural Arkansas, living with his grandmother after his parents separated. While visiting relatives in Mississippi, he took to shooting and hunting at an early age, partly out of necessity to help feed his poor family. He would go into the woods with his dog and pretend to be a soldier and hunt imaginary Japanese with the old Mauser his father brought back from World War I. He hunted at that early age with a .22-caliber J. C. Higgins single-shot rifle. Hathcock dreamed of being a Marine throughout his childhood, and so on May 20, 1959, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. Hathcock married Jo Winstead on the date of the Marine Corps birthday, on November 10, 1962. Jo gave birth to a son, whom they named Carlos Norman Hathcock III.
Before deploying to Vietnam, Hathcock had won shooting championships, including matches at Camp Perry and the Wimbledon Cup. In 1966 Hathcock started his deployment in Vietnam as a military policeman and later became a sniper after Captain Edward James Land pushed the Marines into raising snipers in every platoon. Land later recruited Marines who had set their own records in sharpshooting; he quickly found Hathcock, who had won the Wimbledon Cup, the most prestigious prize for long-range shooting, at Camp Perry in 1965.
Confirmed Kills:
During the Vietnam War, Hathcock had 93 confirmed kills of North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and Viet-Cong personnel. In the Vietnam War, kills had to be confirmed by an acting third party, who had to be an officer, besides the sniper's spotter. Snipers often did not have an acting third party present, making confirmation difficult, especially if the target was behind enemy lines, as was usually the case.
Hathcock himself estimated that he had killed between 300 and 400 enemy personnel during his time in Vietnam.
Confrontations with North Vietnamese Snipers:
The North Vietnamese Army placed a bounty of $30,000 on Hathcock's life for killing so many of their men. Rewards put on US snipers by the NVA typically ranged from $8 to $2,000. Hathcock held the record for highest bounty and killed every Vietnamese marksman who sought it. The Viet Cong and NVA called Hathcock Du kích Lông Trắng, translated as "White Feather Sniper", because of the white feather he kept in a band on his bush hat. After a platoon of Vietnamese snipers was sent to hunt down "White Feather", many Marines in the same area donned white feathers to deceive the enemy. These Marines were aware of the impact Hathcock's death would have and took it upon themselves to make themselves targets in order to confuse the counter-snipers.
One of Hathcock's most famous accomplishments was shooting an enemy sniper through the enemy's own rifle scope, hitting him in the eye and killing him. Hathcock and John Roland Burke, his spotter, were stalking the enemy sniper in the jungle near Hill 55, the firebase from which Hathcock was operating. The sniper, known only as the 'Cobra,' had already killed several Marines and was believed to have been sent specifically to kill Hathcock. When Hathcock saw a flash of light (light reflecting off the enemy sniper's scope) in the bushes, he fired at it, shooting through the scope and killing the sniper. Surveying the situation, Hathcock concluded that the only feasible way he could have put the bullet straight down the enemy's scope and through his eye would have been if both snipers were zeroing in on each other at the same time and Hathcock fired first, which gave him only a few seconds to act. Given the flight time of rounds at long ranges, the snipers could have simultaneously killed one another. Hathcock took possession of the dead sniper's rifle, hoping to bring it home as a "trophy" but, after he turned it in and tagged it, it was stolen from the armory.
A female Viet Cong sniper, platoon commander and interrogator known as "Apache" because of her methods of torturing US Marines and Army of the Republic of Vietnam troops and letting them bleed to death, was killed by Hathcock. This was a major morale victory as "Apache" was terrorizing the troops around Hill 55.
Hathcock only once removed the white feather from his bush hat while deployed in Vietnam. During a volunteer mission days before the end of his first deployment, he crawled over 1,500 yards of field to shoot a high-ranking NVA officer. He was not informed of the details of the mission until he accepted it. This effort took four days and three nights, without sleep, of constant inch-by-inch crawling. Hathcock said he was almost stepped on as he lay camouflaged with grass and vegetation in a meadow shortly after sunset. At one point he was nearly bitten by a bamboo viper but had the presence of mind to avoid moving and giving up his position. As the officer exited his encampment, Hathcock fired a single shot that struck the officer in the chest, killing him.
After the arduous mission of killing the NVA officer, Hathcock returned to the United States in 1967. However, he missed the Marine Corps and returned to Vietnam in 1969, where he took command of a platoon of snipers.
Medical Evacuation:
Hathcock's career as a sniper came to a sudden end along Route 1, north of LZ Baldy in September 1969, when the amtrack he was riding on, an LVT-5, struck an anti-tank mine. Hathcock pulled seven Marines off the flame-engulfed vehicle and was severely burned before jumping to safety. While recovering, Hathcock received the Purple Heart. Nearly 30 years later, he would receive the Silver Star for this action. All eight injured Marines were evacuated by helicopter to the USS Repose (AH-16), then to a Naval Hospital in Tokyo, and ultimately to the burn center at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
After the Vietnam War:
After returning to active duty, Hathcock helped establish the Marine Corps Scout Sniper School, at the Marine base in Quantico, Virginia. Due to his extreme injuries suffered in Vietnam, he was in nearly constant pain, but he continued to dedicate himself to teaching snipers. In 1975, Hathcock's health began to deteriorate, and he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He stayed in the Marine Corps, but his health continued to decline, and was forced to retire just 55 days short of the 20 years that would have made him eligible for full retirement pay. Being medically retired, he received 100 percent disability. He would have received only 50 percent of his final pay grade had he retired after 20 years. He fell into a state of depression when he was forced out of the Marines, because he felt as if the service had kicked him out. During this depression, his wife Jo nearly left him, but decided to stay. Hathcock eventually picked up the hobby of shark fishing, which helped him overcome his depression.
Hathcock provided sniper instruction to police departments and select military units, such as SEAL Team Six.
Later Life and Death:
Hathcock once said that he survived in his work because of an ability to "get in the bubble," to put himself into a state of "utter, complete, absolute concentration," first with his equipment, then his environment, in which every breeze and every leaf meant something, and finally on his quarry. After the war, a friend showed Hathcock a passage written by Ernest Hemingway: "Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and like it, never really care for anything else thereafter." He copied Hemingway's words on a piece of paper. "He got that right," Hathcock said. "It was the hunt, not the killing." Hathcock said in a book written about his career as a sniper: "I like shooting, and I love hunting. But I never did enjoy killing anybody. It's my job. If I don't get those bastards, then they're gonna kill a lot of these kids dressed up like Marines. That's the way I look at it."
Hathcock's son, Carlos Hathcock III, later enlisted in the Marine Corps; he retired from the Marine Corps as a Gunnery Sergeant after following in his father's footsteps as a shooter and became a member of the Board of Governors of the Marine Corps Distinguished Shooters Association.
Carlos Hathcock died on February 22, 1999, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, from complications resulting from multiple sclerosis.
Awards and Decorations:
  Silver Star. Hathcock was awarded a Silver Star in 1996 not for his sniping, but for his act in 1969 of saving the lives of seven fellow Marines after the amphibious tractor (AMTRAC), an LVT-5, on which they were riding struck a landmine. Hathcock was knocked unconscious, but awoke in time to wade through the flames to rescue his injured comrades.
  Purple Heart
  Navy Commendation Medal
  Achievement Medal
  Good Conduct Medal
  National Defense Service Medal
  Vietnam Service Medal
  Gallantry Cross
  Vietnam Campaign Medal
Hathcock remains a legend in the US Marine Corps. The Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock Award is presented annually by the National Defense Industrial Association to the soldier, sailor, airman or Marine who does the most to promote marksmanship training. A sniper range named for Hathcock is at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
In 1967 Hathcock set the record for the longest sniper kill. He used a M2 .50 Cal Browning machine gun mounting a telescopic sight at a range of 2,500 yards (2,286 m), killing a Vietcong guerrilla. This record was broken in 2002, by Canadian snipers (Rob Furlong and Arron Perry) from the third battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry during the War in Afghanistan. Hathcock was one of several individuals to utilize the M2 Browning machine gun in the sniping role. This success led to the adoption of the .50 BMG cartridge as a viable sniper round. Sniper rifles have since been designed around and chambered in this caliber since the 1970s. The Canadian Forces snipers also used the .50 BMG round in their record-breaking shots.
Springfield Armory designed a highly accurized version of their M1A Supermatch rifle with a McMillan Stock and match grade barrel and dubbed it the "M-25 White Feather". The rifle had a likeness of Hathcock's signature and his "white feather logo" marked on the receiver.
Turner Saddlery similarly honored Hathcock by producing a line of leather rifle slings based on his design. The slings are embossed with Hathcock's signature.
On March 9, 2007 the rifle and pistol complex at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar was officially renamed the Carlos Hathcock Range Complex.
Hathcock is the subject of a number of books including:
Chandler, Roy F. (1997). White feather: Carlos Hathcock USMC scout sniper: an authorized biographical memoir (1997 ed.). Iron Brigade Armory Publishing. ISBN 978-1-885633-09-5.  - Total pages: 277
Henderson, Charles (2001). Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills (2001 ed.). Berkley Books. ISBN 978-0-425-18165-2.  - Total pages: 315
Henderson, Charles W. (2003). Silent Warrior (2003 ed.). Berkley Books. ISBN 978-0-425-18864-4.  - Total pages: 336
Sasser, Charles; Roberts, Craig (1990). One Shot, One Kill (1990 ed.). Pocket Books. ISBN 978-0-671-68219-4.  - Total pages: 288
Hathcock generally used the standard sniper rifle: the Winchester Model 70 .30-06 caliber rifle with the standard 8-power Unertl scope. On some occasions, however, he used a different weapon: the M2 Browning machine gun, on which he mounted a 10X Unertl scope, using a bracket of his own design. Hathcock made a number of kills with this weapon in excess of 1,000 yards, including his record for the longest confirmed kill at 2,500 yards. Hathcock carried a Colt M1911A1 pistol as a sidearm.
In Popular Culture:
Hathcock's career as a sniper has been used as a basis for a variety of fictional snipers from the "shooting through the scope incident" to the number of kills he made.
In the criminal procedural series NCIS, Hathcock was mentioned in the episode "One Shot, One Kill" when a white feather was found at two crime scenes in which the victims were shot and killed by a sniper. The series protagonist Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, a former Marine scout sniper, realized the significance of the feather as the perpetrator's "calling card", referencing Hathcock's nickname during the Vietnam War ("White Feather Sniper"). He credits Hathcock with "39 confirmed kills," apparently having transposed the digits of Hathcock's actual 93 confirmed kills.
The protagonist of Stephen Hunter's Bob Lee Swagger Series consisting of the novels Point of Impact, Black Light, Time to Hunt and I, Sniper is loosely based on Carlos Hathcock (Hathcock is alluded to in the book as "Gunny Sgt Carl Hitchcock").
The 1993 movie Sniper, featuring actor Tom Berenger, is loosely based on some of Hathcock's exploits in Vietnam.
In JAG, Season 1, Episode 16 ("High Ground"), Gunnery Sergeant Ray Crockett (portrayed by Stephen McHattie) is based on Hathcock. Crockett is a sniper instructor at Quantico, Virginia, who believes that he is being "forced out of the service" short of his retirement. He makes the statement that he "wrote most of the book" on sniper operations. The character Rabb refers to an incident where Crockett pinned down an NVA unit by killing their officer with the first shot. In Beirut, Crockett used a Browning .50 to take down an enemy sniper at about 2,500 meters. Lastly, Gunny Crockett is a winner of The Wimbledon Cup.
In the fourth episode of the first season of the CBS show Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, the criminal being chased by the Behavioral Analysis Unit's red cell team is a long-distance sniper killer, played by Noel Fisher. Fisher sends Mick Rawson (played by Matt Ryan) of the BAU team a package containing a pager which he uses to notify Rawson of his next kills; he signs the package "Carlos Hathcock," which Rawson explains by sharing the tale of Hathcock's 93 kills and an incident during the Vietnam War in which he was put up against the best sniper of the NVA, known only as 'Cobra' (thus mimicking the incident, since Rawson is also a skilled sniper shooter).
The popular Discovery Channel series MythBusters tested the question of shooting another sniper through the telescope. Episode 67, entitled "Firearms Folklore", aired on November 29, 2006. Myths tested included, 'Can a bullet travel through a sniper's scope and kill him?' Using a police industry standard SWAT sniper rifle and standard police match ammunition, the MythBusters fired several shots at a scoped rifle mounted on a ballistics gel dummy. The bullet was unable to hit the dummy: it was either stopped or deflected by the multiple layers of lenses in the scope, leaving the dummy relatively unharmed. Without any clear evidence that a bullet can penetrate a sniper scope, the MythBusters decided to label the myth as "busted". But due to much debate by viewers it was revisited in episode 75. Using a period-accurate scope (this story originates from reports of Carlos Hathcock in the Vietnam War, and the scope used by Hathcock's opponent did not have the numerous internal optical elements of the scopes tested), it was found to be plausible.
March 10 2015 on the H2 History Channel a documentary titled "Sniper: Inside the Crosshairs" depicted a sniper team that successfully reenacted the 'through the scope' shot
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