Paula Marie Ottley Woods Boodoosingh was simply named Paula Marie on her birth certificate. It wasn’t until age 22 that she became Paula Marie Ottley, assuming the surname of the man who raised her, whom she was told was her father. Paula never had a reason before then to view her birth certificate in any detail, but the need could no longer be denied as she began her journey to becoming a legal resident of the United States of America in the early 1980s.
Paula always knew she was different from her family. Not only was she born with the gifts of precognition and clairvoyance, and as a mnemonist with the extraordinary ability to recall vivid and detailed images, numbers, and dates throughout her life since she was an infant.