Joanne Caputo was a medical filmmaker and young mother when she began researching Margaret Garner's true story in 1994. Drawn by empathy and wonderment about the tragic slavery tale, Caputo's goal was to understand how a mother (known as loving and affectionate) could kill her own children. While deep in original research – and sharing it with a mentor at Harvard University – Caputo began experiencing paranormal events with her 19th century research subjects. An atheist for twenty years, she was forced to explore and understand reincarnation once her "past life" connection as Margaret's murdered child was revealed. BUTTERFLY ON THE RIVER, Caputo's E-book memoir of her 1997 to 2001 paranormal experience with Margaret Garner and others, is a profound true story that culminates in a life-changing experience with breast cancer that strengthened her faltering marriage. Caputo journeyed from atheism to varied religious and therapeutic practices, in order to transform her suffering and heal a murdered child’s heart after more than a hundred years.
© 2016 Joanne Caputo