The Empress of Russia, Catherine the Great, was awakened one night by her servants who were surprised to see her in her bed. They told the Czarina that they had just seen her in the throne room. In disbelief, Catherine proceeded to the throne room to see what they were talking about. She saw herself sitting on the throne. She ordered her guards to shoot at the doppelganger. Of course, the doppelganger must have been unscathed, but Catherine died of a stroke just weeks after that.