Bookemjano reader and excellent fellow blogger Kyla Spauding (be sure to visit Kyla Spaulding’s Blog) offered this interesting comment after one of the recent posts here about seeing ghosts: it is such a fine example of the doppelganger type of ghost or spirit, which we’ve not covered here yet, that I thought it worth sharing:
Kyla shared: “I had this experience a while back in middle school, the person wasn’t dead but it was sure weird. My friend and I were waiting to jump scare a fellow classmate of ours we saw in the hallway. But when we turned around that classmate was sitting at their desk. They looked the exact same and had the exact same outfit on, and I know he had no siblings, to this day I am still freaked out about that incident, I wonder what it was.”
The key words: “we saw.” Not just Kyla, but her friend saw the double. That’s corroboration and rules out any kind of odd brain wave or visual distortion on Kyla’s part. Both of them saw!
Doppelgangers have also been called “phantasms of the living” and have been seen by many including historical celebs like Abraham Lincoln and Queen Elizabeth I! They are said to be rather an ill-omen. Some think they are a trick of the brain. However, they have been seen by a great many people. I encourage you to google doppelganger and read some of the articles.
Have you ever seen one? What are your thoughts? As always here, your comments are most welcome!
Photo:Egon Schiele [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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