Abraham Lincoln | 9 Mystifying Cases of the Doppelganger Phenomenon

Abraham Lincoln

Honest Abe once confessed to friends privately that he had an inexplicable encounter on the night of his first election. The then candidate took a moment to rest on his couch one evening, happened to turn in the direction of a mirror, saw his own face and saw not one but two faces. Next to him was his doppelganger, pale and ghostly, looking at him from the mirror. He sprung up from the couch and the “other” had disappeared. He sat back down, only to see it again. Although Abe was alarmed, his wife Mary was even more so. She interpreted the event to mean that the doppelganger was his dead self and that he would die in his second term. The rest is history.

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