An Incredible true case of exact doubles.
Duplicates or look-a-likes are always been a part of movies we watch but have your heard of your double exists in the world somewhere? I am sure many a times this myth was presented to you by someone from your friends circle saying “I just saw a person ditto looks like you” and you could not believe it. This happens many time and we take it as just a casual tall story or bamboozle, but if I tell you it is the truth and the look-alikes does exists. To prove my point here I am refering one article published in the “about.com” website which will take keep you astonished.
According the writer Mr. Stephen Wagner who is a Paranormal Phenomena Expert, your exact double exists somewhere in the world and according to him a person can be in two places at the same time. “There are many intriguing accounts throughout history of people who claim to have either encountered apparitions of themselves – their doppelgangers or have experienced the phenomenon of bilocation, being in two separate locations at the very same time.” Traditionally, it is said that only the owner of the doppelganger can see this phantom self, and that it can be a harbinger of death. Occasionally, however, a doppelganger can be seen by a person’s friends or family, resulting in quite a bit of confusion. In instances of bilocation, a person can either spontaneously or willingly project his or her double, known as a “wraith,” to a remote location. This double is indistinguishable from the real person and can interact with others just as the real person would.
[su_quote]A DOPPELGANGER IS a mysterious, exact double of a living person. It’s a German word that literally translates to “double walker” or “look-alike”. A doppelganger isn’t someone who just resembles you, but is an exact double, right down to the way you walk, act, talk, and dress. A friend or even a close relative who encounters your doppelganger will swear it was you, even though you can prove you were not in the location the double was sighted.[/su_quote]
One of the most fascinating reports of a doppelganger comes from American writer Robert Dale Owen who was told the story by Julie von Güldenstubbe, the second daughter of the Baron von Güldenstubbe. In 1845, when von Güldenstubbe was 13, she attended Pensionat von Neuwelcke, an exclusive girl’s school near Wolmar in what is now Latvia. One of her teachers was a 32-year-old French woman named Emilie Sagée. And although the school’s administration was quite pleased with Sagée’s performance, she soon became the object of rumor and odd speculation. Sagée, it seemed, had a double that would appear and disappear in full view of the students. In the middle of class one day, while Sagée was writing on the blackboard, her exact double appeared beside her.
The doppelganger precisely copied the teacher’s every move as she wrote, except that it did not hold any chalk. The event was witnessed by 13 students in the classroom. A similar incident was reported at dinner one evening when Sagée’s doppelganger was seen standing behind her, mimicking the movements of her eating, although it held no utensils. Two brave girls approached the phantom and tried to touch it, but felt an odd resistance in the air surrounding it. One girl actually stepped between the teacher’s chair and the table, passing right through the apparition, which remained motionless. It then slowly vanished. Sagée claimed never to have seen the doppelganger herself, but said that whenever it was said to appear, she felt drained and fatigued. Her physical color even seemed to pale at those times.
There have been many cases of doppelgangers or Look-Alikes appearing to well-known figures:
# Guy de Maupassant, the French novelist and short story writer, claimed to have been haunted by his doppelganger near the end of his life. On one occasion, he said, this double entered his room, took a seat opposite him and began to dictate what de Maupassant was writing. He wrote about this experience in his short story “Lui.”
# John Donne, the 16th century English poet whose work often touched on the metaphysical, was visited by a doppelganger while he was in Paris – not his, but his wife’s. She appeared to him holding a newborn baby. Donne’s wife was pregnant at the time, but the apparition was a portent of great sadness. At the same moment that the doppelganger appeared, his wife had given birth to a stillborn child.
# Percy Bysshe Shelley, still considered one of the greatest poets of the English language, encountered his doppelganger in Italy. The phantom silently pointed toward the Mediterranean Sea. Not long after, and shortly before his 30th birthday in 1822, Shelley died in a sailing accident – drowned in the Mediterranean Sea.
# Queen Elizabeth I of England, was shocked to see her doppelganger laid out on her bed. The queen died shortly thereafter.
In a case that suggests that doppelgangers might have something to do with time or dimensional shifts, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the 18th century German poet, confronted his doppelganger while riding on the road to Drusenheim. Riding toward him was his exact double, but wearing a gray suit trimmed in gold. Eight years later, von Goethe was again traveling on the same road, but in the opposite direction. He then realized he was wearing the very gray suit trimmed in gold that he had seen on his double eight years earlier! Had von Goethe seen his future self?
OTHER ACCOUNTS OF BI-LOCATION
There are many more anecdotes of bi-location, especially of saints, clergy and other religious figures:
# In 1227, St. Anthony of Padua, a Portuguese Franciscan friar, was in Limoges, France on Holy Thursday giving a sermon. During the sermon, he remembered that he was obliged to be chanting prayers with his fellow friars in their chapel across town. Realizing this, he stopped his sermon, knelt on the spot, pulled his hood over his head and became quite still. At that moment, Friar Anthony appeared in the chapel and chanted the prayers as required. When they were done, he simultaneously withdrew from the chapel and raised his head at the church – and continued with his sermon.
# St. Alphonsus Liguori was bishop of St. Agata dei Goti in 1774 when he experienced his bilocation. While in his palace near Naples, the bishop fell into a trance and at once appeared at the Vatican in Rome, in the bed chamber of Pope Clement XIV, who was dying. The bishop assisted those attending the Pontiff and prayed with those present. He remained until the Pope died, then “awoke” back in his palace, able to describe what he had just experienced.
# In 1905, Sir Gilbert Parker, a member of the British Parliament, was attending a debate in the House of Commons. During the debate, he noted that Sir Frederick Carne Rasch was also present, sitting in his usual spot. Yet this was impossible since Sir Frederick was quite ill with with flu and, according to members of his household, remained in bed throughout the day. Apparently, Rasch’s double was determined to hear the debate.
After reading this article if you have seen or heard of any such cases of Look-Alikes or DOPPELGANGER then please share your experience with us by leaving the comment at the end of this article.