Boy's mom claims he is the actual reincarnation of Lou Gehrig

By: Elizabeth Keatinge, Buzz60

Christian Haupt has been called a baseball prodigy.

Now, 20th Century Fox has optioned the rights to a book about Haupt's bizarre recollections.

See, the 8-year-old convinced his mother that he was the re-incarnation of legendary Yankees player Lou Gehrig, who died at age 36, two years after he was diagnosed with ALS.

At two-years-old, Haupt began telling his mom that he was "once a tall baseball player" who died because his "body stopped working." He also reportedly pointed to a picture of Babe Ruth (who Gehrig had a falling out with) and said that they didn't speak to one another.

Byrd says there is no way her son could have known all this information.

Her book, "The Boy Who Knew Too Much," details the stories he tells of his alleged "past life."

Some have criticized the book, with commentators in a Daily Mail article calling the story "a bunch of made up lies."

Whether you believe it or not, that hasn't stopped Haupt from pursuing his dream to be an LA Dodger and have fun along the way.

He had a small role in the Adam Sandler film "That's My Boy" after the actor saw Haupt on YouTube.

He's also thrown out plenty of ceremonial first pitches at MLB games.