Doppelganger "Derived from a German word meaning "double
goer." Sometimes referred to as a "spirit double," a doppelganger
has always been considered a warning or a bad omen. To see one's own
doppelganger is usually seen as a sign that death is close at hand.
People in history who claimed to have seen their doppelgangers:
Queen Elizabeth I, Goethe, Shelley, and Catherine the Great (who
ordered her soldiers to shoot it.) " Source: Robert Masello,
"Fallen Angels… and Spirits of the Dark"
An entity matching the description of an MIB frequently visited my friend's mother. He would encourage her to hurry up and die so she could join her deceased relatives.
DOPPELGANGERS and MEN IN BLACK
"doppelganger" is a mirror image of someone. Some jinn create
and utilize them for various purposes. They are like a
bio-robot with a temporary existence.
I was concerned about "Men in Black" because a friend's elderly mother (Mrs. Johnson) was being harassed by them. A dark suited man would suddenly show up and bother her when she was home alone in the evenings. He would encourage her to "pass over to the other side" because her deceased husband and relatives were waiting for her, and he would list them all by name. He would also do absurd things like insist she had her addition wrong when she was balancing her checkbook. Mrs. Johnson also insisted that they were "patrolling Third Street" (where she lived) in their large black car in the afternoons. Everyone (except me) dismissed her experiences as craziness and she was medicated for hallucinations.
I recognized that her experiences were definitely "real" on some level because I'd read about Men in Black and her experiences matched their description. I was also impressed by her reports of séances which she perceived occurring in her attic -- these séances had actually occurred years earlier! There was no way she could have had any knowledge about these séances. I was able to verify that these séances (which had been by a local spiritualist minister,) had been real events. However, they never took place in her attic -- as she was being made to perceive! She had never participated in any psychic activities and was entirely naive about occult phenomena. But her deceased husband, on the other hand, was a 32nd or 33rd degree Mason. I wonder if his activities had anything to do with precipitating the visitations of the MIB -- !
Mrs. Johnson wasn't especially frightened by all this, but I was. I had read Beckley's "Mystery of the Men in Black: The UFO Silencers" and Keel's "Mothman Prophecies", and was frightened by the thought of MIB telling her to die and "patrolling" her street on a daily basis. But my fears were soon calmed by an especially vivid and rather humorous dream. In it I was visited by an MIB who said I needn't be so concerned. He said: "We are really more like men in brown". He then showed me that they created doubles of themselves for various purposes. He showed how this could account for the presence of an MIB standing on a street corner for an extended period of time. ( And also, perhaps, for routine patrols of Third Street.?)
At the time I
questioned what meaning this dream had in reality, but was relieved
by the humor of calling them "Men In Brown" and was no longer so
afraid for Mrs. Johnson. This was the first time I'd been exposed to
the concept of the doppelganger. Now, many years later I can
appreciate the wisdom in this dream.
Kirk wrote the "The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and
Fairies" in 1691. He relates how Doppelgangers appeared in the
folk wisdom of the Scotch and Irish who believed they were used by
malevolent fairies. They thought of these fairies as being a
paraphysical race living among mankind. The clergy denounced them as
being satanic. Fairies were euphemistically called "the Good people"
or "the Gentry" as part of an attempt to placate them and ward off
the danger they posed. It was thought that doppelgangers, which they
called co-walkers, were used by the fairies to replace an
abducted person, so that it wouldn't be noticed as quickly that the
loved one was missing. Co-walkers would weaken, become incoherent,
and eventually "die".
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