Melinda Jane Messenger is an English Television presenter and former glamour model and Page Three (The Sun newspaper) girl. She presented the magazine programme Live from Studio Five on Channel 5 and was formerly the co-presenter of the show Cowboy Builders. After stopping regular television work, Melinda trained as a Psychotherapist and has practised since 2015.

In 2005 Melinda took part in the UK ITV series ‘Have I Been Here Before?’ hosted by Phillip Schofield. In this series celebrities had the chance to be regressed to a past life by Hypnotherapist Andrea Foulkes. Their past life experiences are then investigated by Jules Hudson, a historian and archaeologist, to see if these accounts can be verified.

Speaking before her regression session, Melinda said, “I am very open to the idea of past lives. I do believe we have a soul. I do believe that the soul doesn’t end in this life and that it’s a continuous process”.

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Melinda was regressed into a life as a 60 year old woman wearing dirty clothes in a cold dark place. She sees a sword that she initially thinks is a cross. Then she sees a man wearing a helmet and holding the sword. She doesn’t know who this is. She has no family, although she has had a baby in the past who had died. She is very emotional and reluctant to experience the life and why she is in this cold dark place.  At death she feels relief and had learnt about loss in this lifetime.

Speaking immediately after the regression she said, “It was nothing like I imagined it to be… Having done it I feel very liberated by it and I actually feel a real sense of relief”.

Sadly, there was very little detailed information in Melinda account and Jules Hudson struggled to find any connections to own history. His best guess was that it was likely a 14th century knight that she saw, based on her description.

Talking about the regression and the loss of the baby she said, “I shut that out. I felt myself going there, and I felt myself experiencing that pain and that anguish and then just completely pulling out… It’s kind of left there hanging and I’m thinking what did that mean. But it was just, I think it was just too much to deal with physically. It was a very real feeling”.

She goes on to contrast this experience with her current life and says, “When I was having the regression that sense of loss of this child was just so excruciatingly painful and that pain was a similar pain to the pain of the post-natal depression after my children were born”. She goes on to say, “What is strange actually is that in this lifetime I have a very strong, protective need to protect children. A really strong desire… And it did kind of make me think is that somehow linked”.

Finally she said, “I have always known or have had a strong feelings that this isn’t all there is and that our soul has a purpose. And this is, I guess, kind of more evidence of that”.