In this article we will be taking a look at the dread-filled entities that are known as Doppelgangers. Often referred to as ‘Double Walkers’ – are these apparitions really a bad omen or portent of death?
The Doppelganger Mystery
The word Doppelgangers is German for ‘double walker’ and refers to a kind of evil twin version of a person.
They are thought to be an exact version of someone, but they are to be avoided, as they can be a bad omen.
It sounds a little bit ‘Twilight Zone’ BUT…many famous characters throughout history have reported seeing their dark twins…
Catherine the Great and Queen Elizabeth I reported meetings with their Doppelgangers shortly before they died. There are also reports suggesting that both Abe Lincoln and his wife witnessed the president’s Doppelganger stalking them…
The Madness of Guy de Maupassant
Guy de Maupassant, the French writer, openly admitted that he had held numerous meetings with his own Doppelganger.
Apparently, this Doppelganger even wrote a story for de Maupassant to publish – it was a about a man who goes crazy after meeting his Doppelganger.
In a twist of events, this is exactly what happened to the tragic author – he rapidly descended into madness and ending up dying in a mental asylum…a year after the story was penned.
The Emilie Sagee Doppelganger
Emilie Sagée was a 32-year-old French woman who was a teacher at Pensionat von Neuwelcke in Latvia.
In 1845, as she was teaching at the all girls school, her Doppelganger appeared next to her and mimicked her movements as she wrote on the blackboard.
There were thirteen students in class that day – all of them backed up her story (i.e. all of them saw the Doppelganger!).
On another occasion, her doppelgänger was seen by 42 students during a lesson.
The students, and their teacher, noticed Emilie walking around the school grounds. The teacher then had to leave the classroom to have a discussion with the headmistress.
All of a sudden, Emilie appeared in the teacher’s chair…as well as outside in the garden!
The students walked up to the apparition in the chair but were unable to touch it – some kind of force was protecting it.
The Thomas Meehan Case
Judge Thomas Meehan was on a car journey to meet up with his wife and kids back in February, 1963.
When he was about four hours away from his destination he phoned his wife to inform her that he was feeling a little unwell, and didn’t think he could drive.
His wife agreed with him and told him to rent a room somewhere and drive back the next day, when he felt better.
At half past six that evening, two people reported seeing Meehan’s car driving off the road into the brush of Eel River.
At the exact same time, witnesses reported seeing Meehan in the Emergency room of a hospital in Garberville. He was apparently walking around asking people if he looked alive.
At eight that same night, a Forty Winks Motel manager claimed to have had a conversation with Meehan. The manager noticed that the Judge’s shoes were making a squishing sound – as if they were full of water.
Meehan continually asked the hotel manager “Do I seem dead to you? I feel like I’m dead.”
A few hours later, one of the switchboard operators visited Meehan’s room to inform him that he could not get a call through to his wife.
He noticed that Meehan was now wearing different clothes than when he had checked in (formal black suit and tie)…but the judge did not bring any luggage to the hotel with him.
Meehan never checked out of the hotel, and was never seen there again.
They found his body 19 days later in the Eel River…not far from where his car was reported to have crashed.
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