I don’t have twin but always wonder how cool it must be to have one. While you could definitely get out of hilarious goof ups claiming it was your twin, ending up in an endless blame-shift game no one could really solve, I always wonder weather youd really have some sort of link either physical or mental to that twin, as many twins claim to have.
When me and my twin sister were 2, she got a finger stuck in a door and part of it was ripped out. My parents took her to the hospital while my aunt and uncle watched me at home.
Apparently I was playing calmly and at certain point I started shouting and crying and shaking. My aunt and uncle were so panicked, nothing seemed to appease me. My uncle had to hold me in his arms because I was shaking hysterically. I eventually became calm again, as if nothing happened.
When my parents came home, they explained the whole thing to them. My parents were in disbelief. Apparently, at the same time I had my crisis, my sister went in the operation room to get stitches and my parents and the doctor were shocked that she didn’t even flinch, cry or do anything a 2 year old (or even a grown up) would normally do if having a finger stitched up without being anaesthetized. And she was just laughing and singing while waiting in the emergency room.
My parents and aunt/uncle still believe to this day that somehow I felt the pain for my sister, that it was somehow transferred.
My twin sister and I both took Spanish in eighth grade from the same teacher, but we were in different class periods.
At the start of every new lesson, we would watch a video introducing what we were about to learn. Our teacher would always ask us if we had any questions after the video finished, and several times I was the only one with a question and when I would ask it, our teacher would turn white and say, “Your sister was the only one with a question last period and it was the exact same question.”
It happened about 5 times over the course of the year.
My twin and I are a riot in group chats. We almost always without fail text similar if not identical responses. Im pretty sure our friends are debating which one to keep as weve made ourselves redundant.
We dont live anywhere close to each other.
I realize that this isnt particularly fantastic, but its a daily reminder that my thoughts are completely unoriginal.
In high school I was out fourth wheeling with a friend at the time. My twin on the other hand was about 50 miles away from me at work.
While screwing around that day I flipped my buddies truck and almost got us killed. So being in the middle of no where with no cell service we figure out a plan to get help. A few hours later after we make it back home and get back our network service I see I have a missed call from my twin.
I give him a ring to tell this crazy story about wrecking a truck. He answers in a panic, asking me if Im okay and what happened. Slightly caught off guard I ask what do you mean. He said he was working and at the exact time I flipped this truck into a ditch he was hit with this wave of something going terribly wrong.
He knew it involved me but didnt know what had happened. After the phone call I look at my phone to realize his call came in one minute after I had crashed the truck. Throughout our lives there have been many other instances of this.
Sometimes my twin and I will forget who did what.
Like I’ll have a specific memory of something even from a few years ago and she’ll go, “no, I did that.” And sometimes it’s confusing and annoying because I’ll have such a vivid memory of doing it, but she too will. The exact same details!
I have twin daughters. They are only 18 months, so they haven’t had a lot of time to do something too freaky.
However, once I came to pick them up at daycare and they were still playing while I was talking with the teacher. They were on opposite sides of the room from each other, each pushing a play stroller with a baby doll in it. Then, at the exact same time, with no discernible communication made, they both stopped, walked to the other side of the room, and started pushing the other’s stroller. It was crazy!
My father is a twin.
When my uncle was on his honeymoon, my parents were robbed. When my dad discovered the break-in, my uncle, sitting at his campsite, jumped up & told my aunt “pack your stuff, something happened with (my dad). We gotta go.”
They were 1500 miles away, with no telecommunication network.
My brother and I are very close. There was a brief period of time where my brother and I would longboard under the influence.
I had an extremely vivid dream one night of my brother’s funeral. The dream started with me at an altar and a crowd of people sitting in pews. I looked down at the altar and noticed a sheet of paper, so I began reading it aloud. It described, in detail, how my brother died long boarding down a hill and getting hit by a car. I remember reading it and having this incredibly eerie feeling, like I was having some sort of premonition or something. Like what I was reading was something that was going to inevitably happen. After this realization, I looked up and everyone in my dream was standing and looking at me with wide eyes. When I looked down at the page I had just been reading, the text read this in giant bold lettering –
WAKE UP WARN HIM WAKE UP WARN HIM WAKE UP WARN HIM WAKE UP WARN HIM
Everyone in the pews suddenly started rushing the altar, choking and crushing me. I woke up sobbing incredibly hard, finding it hard to breathe (as if I actually had been trampled and suffocated).
I’m not usually one to believe in dreams or premonitions but this scared the crap out of me. I wrote a lengthy text describing my dream and asking him to promise not to longboard under any sort of influence any time soon. We both quit longboard-ing shortly after.
We’ve also said the same thing at the same time and completed each other’s sentences, but this weird dream takes the cake for craziest twin telepathy shenanigans I’ve ever experienced.
Because we were quite young at the time I can’t remember it, but my mum swears this story is true.
One of us was going up the stairs, and the other was playing in the living room. My mum stood in the doorway of the hallway and the living room, so she could see both of us.
Whoever was on the stairs fell and banged their knee, but was fine. Instantly, the twin in the living room (who couldn’t see the stairs and was unaware anything had happened) suddenly grabbed his knee and started crying!
During wood shop my twin thought “I wish I had the sand paper.” I thought he had said this aloud and handed the sandpaper to him without saying anything. No one around us heard him say he wanted sandpaper, and is still one of our greatest moments.
My aunt and dad were twins.
My aunt woke up in the middle of the night from an odd dream. She even woke my uncle up to tell him about it.
In her dream, my dad told her to take care of my sister and me. He told my aunt he was leaving and needed her to look after us. She said the dream really shook her. Next morning we found out my dad had died in his sleep.
In high school we took a quiz on the assigned reading we had done from To Kill a Mockingbird.
One of the questions was, “what did Scout dress up as for Halloween?” (a ham) My brother and me both included similarly drawn pictures of stick figures wearing ham costumes in the margins of the quiz.
My twin and I were both sport camp counselors a couple of summers ago.
To decide which team would go to bat first, my twin and I would play Rock Paper Scissors. We shot the same hand 9 times in a row!
My twin isn’t around anymore due to a medical ailment, but I remember something from when we were still kids.
She had cerebral palsy and could not stand, sit up, speak, or even chew solid foods. She was always on her back or in a wheel chair and was tube fed through her belly button.
She could only make noises or blink to have any communication.
I remember one night, the lights were out and she was on a mattress on the floor beside me, it was a hazard having her on a high bed in case she fell. Anyway we were just lying there and we were talking away for probably over an hour before we fell asleep. She would respond by making noises. We had a full one hour long conversations with each other in an a way that we could banter back in forth. It seemed natural and made sense to me, that I could pick up what type of response she had by her noises.
I’m a complete scientific skeptic and completely aware that there is nothing supernatural about this, but it’s still very odd.
Around the time my twin sister died I fainted for the first time in my life. I was not aware she had died, it was an aortic aneurysm, totally out of the blue, she was 23 and healthy.
I was at work and just fainted. I wasn’t sick, never fainted before, I just collapsed to the floor with no warning and was unconscious for around 5 seconds I think. While I sat being looked at by the first aider at work I got the call to go to the hospital as she had been taken in. She had already died at home though. Worst day of my life.
There’s one that’s often as amusing for others as it is annoying for us – we tend to buy the same things for ourselves and our children at times, unknowingly.
So there have been times where we’ve shown up somewhere where either she and I will be wearing the same thing, or our kids will be wearing the same thing.
Our kids have ended up with the same clothes or toys so many times, just by coincidence. We have also shown up to events only to be horrified at wearing not the same shirt or outfit, but the same color which is just as ridiculous feeling.
No one wants to be match with their twin when they’re 30 years old. Although it’s always funny.
Both of us used to wear eyeliner about two years ago but have since changed our makeup routines and neither of us wear eyeliner anymore.
Except for one Sunday when we both woke up and thought huh, I want to wear eyeliner today and put some on. We live in different buildings and neither of us had even mentioned eyeliner beforehand.
Then there was the time we both got up out of our chairs at the same time to go tell the other we wanted to make grilled cheese. We had been in separate rooms.
My twin and I have felt each other’s illnesses at times and the best were the pregnancies.
I knew she was pregnant with her first child before she did. I started dry heaving in a store and knew it wasn’t me so I called her and told her to do a test. The next day she was at my door with a positive test.
She just had a baby a month ago and wasn’t telling anyone she was at the hospital till after he was born. But I knew she was in labor almost immediately. I got a bad headache and told my oldest daughter that they were inducing her because I could feel the pitocin. Sure enough the next day she texted me that they’d induced her, starting with pitocin. I also knew how her labor was going, I could feel her not progressing and knew she was going to have a c-section. Sure enough, exactly as I predicted within about an hour.
A mother with twin boys said they both had tests in school and both answered everything exactly the same. The teacher was furious and made them take the test again, separately, and still they had exactly the same answers.
It was really embarrassing for her when the teacher called her telling what happened and she had to explain them how this was so very normal for her kids.
Back in 2004 my twin brother got married and went to Hawaii several months later on a delayed honeymoon.
Around Tuesday I started to feel really hot and felt heat radiating off my skin, the next day it was worse. That night they called and said where they were at. I asked them if Jason had gotten a sunburn and his wife confirmed he had gotten his back sunburnt.
There have been other times I was thinking about something and he would start talking about the same subject. Once when we were kids I was thinking how awesome pizza would be for dinner, and then he asked mom if we could get a pizza.
Another time in a English class we had to write an essay at the end of a test. The teacher thought we had somehow cheated, both essays were identical with the same grammar mistakes. We were sitting on opposite sides of the room during the test.
My ex’s twin was 1500 miles away. And almost without fail when we got to my ex’s dorm there would be an answering machine message about our date. “Did you have punch tonight?”,”Did you have pizza?”,”Did you get blasted and do it?”
And the twin was mostly correct, It got creepy quickly.
Me and my twin sister live in different cities. I was on a bus and did a double take as I could’ve sworn I saw someone who looked just like my twin. It wasn’t her, maybe I just hallucinated her, but a minute later my phone starts ringing, and guess who it was.
Once my twin and I had a high school literature class together. The class was playing a charades-style vocabulary game in which people would have to act out a vocab word and get their team to guess it.
My twin went up for my team, saw the word on the paper, and just looked at me with a sad, defeated, expression. I looked from their eyes to the teacher, and guessed the correct vocabulary word in first try with no clues.
Yesterday I was listening to the radio and Riders on the Storm came up.
I texted my brother to tell him I thought of him playing Need for Speed 2 when we were kids.
Guess what? He sends me a photo of him playing Need for Speed at that exact moment.
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