Twin births have always fascinated people across the world. There are various myths and assumptions attached to how twins lead up their lives and how they connect and bond even if they are separated at birth. If you have a twin or if you know any twins, you must be aware of the special love and bond they possess for one another, generally speaking. It is only natural to love someone and care for someone with whom you shared a womb space even before you took your first breath in the world. The subject has also enjoyed immense popularity in literature, art and entertainment industry. In this write-up, we bring for you a list of ten tales of extraordinary twins. These twins have amazing, rather shocking stories. Some of these might even freak you out. However, they are interesting and fascinating, that is why we thought to bring for you a compilation of the same in our list of 10 extraordinary tales of extraordinary twins.
10. Insane Swedish Twins : 10 Extraordinary Tales of Extraordinary Twins
The first one on our list of ten extraordinary tales of extraordinary twins is a story of rather unfortunate Swedish twins, Ursula and Sabina Eriksson. These twins were completely normal, both physically and mentally, and led a normal life with their families, until something weird happened. Ursula traveled to Ireland one day to see her sister who was settled there. That meeting of the two resulted in a series of aggressive and violent acts that completely shocked their families and anyone who knew them. They went from completely normal to absolutely wild and mad. For reasons still not known to anyone, they took a bus to London without intimating their family and acted insanely on the bus. Considering their behavior, the bus driver asked them to get down the bus and walk to their destination. They did exactly the same!!! They got down the bus and started walking on the highway not bothering about the speeding cars. Both received serious injuries in the whole episode and charges against the act.
9. Twins Have Twins
Imagine how would you feel if you had a twin and you gave birth to twins yourself too? Sounds interesting, right? Well, that’s exactly what twins next on our list of ten extraordinary tales of extraordinary twins experienced. Ashlee Spinks and Andrea Springer are twin sisters. At the age of 22, they found out that they were both in a family way. More interestingly, they also got to know that they were expecting a set of twins each and that they were both due on the exact same dates. How shocking can this get? On the 14th December, both the sisters gave birth to their sets of twins.
8. A Mistaken Wedding of Twins
This is rather a disturbing tale of twins but we added it anyways on our list of ten extraordinary tales of extraordinary twins since we thought this might interest you. It is said that kinship enjoys a certain bond that can be felt deeply through to hearts. Well, the same connection and attraction was felt by two twins for each other – a girl and a boy. However, the connection was not a usual brother and sister type. In fact, since they had separated at birth, the connection they felt after they met each other in their youths (unaware of their biological relation) they interpreted it as love for opposite sex and developed a romantic bonding. It became so strong that they ended up getting married even. However, unfortunately, as it dawned upon them that they were actually twins, their marriage was ruled invalid by the courts.
7. Twins with Different Birthdays
Well one thing that we know about twins with great certainty is that they are born on the same dates. But this next entry on our list of ten extraordinary tales of twins negates that belief. The biggest ever birth gap observed in twins happened in Ireland. Maria Jones-Elliot gave birth to a set of girls with a gap of 87 days. Now, how is that even possible – must be your question!! The elder one, Amy, had a premature birth at the fifth month of pregnancy on 1st of June, while her younger twin was born on 27th august, in 36th week of pregnancy (also premature birth). So, while the first one had to spend a few months in incubator due to poor health, the second one still enjoyed some alone time in her mother’s womb…even though they were twins, at least technically !!!
6. Twins from Different Races
Have you ever heard of twins belonging to different races? Well, here we have an example on our list of ten extraordinary tales of twins. Alicia and Jasmin are twin sisters and it looks like they are from completely different families owing to the features, skin color and physical characteristics that they possess. Their mother is of Jamaican-English origin while their father is German. The former has brown eyes and dark hair, whereas the latter possesses blue eyes and white hair. Genetic experts believe that this is a very unusual case in which the mother released two predominantly different eggs – one with predominantly dark pigment genes and other with predominantly white pigment genes. So, it is all about chromosomes and genes!!!
5. Conjoined Twins – Inseparable forever
Having a twin sounds interesting and somewhat fun but how about a twin that is conjoined to you and is always attached to you your whole life? It would be more like a shadow and an inseparable soul. Next on our list of ten extraordinary tales of extraordinary twins, we have the amazing story of conjoined twins named Abigail and Brittany Hensel, from United States of America, born in the year 1990. So, currently they are 24 years of age. It is crucial to know for our readers that only four sets of known conjoined twins have been able to survive into adulthood. They both share an undivided torso and two legs. How lucky – they can never be alone and always find each other at their side.
4. Twins Separated at Birth but Leading Parallel Lives
Some twin stories are really freaky, they make you think if there is another level to look at the birth of twins and their lives. The next one we are sharing with you on our list of 10 extraordinary tales of extraordinary twins is the story of twin brothers who were separated at birth but lived parallel lives without even knowing about each other. The amazing part is that even though they were separated at birth, they still led similar lives. The two twins James Edward Lewis and James Arthur springer – married separate women both named Linda, they both divorced them and married another women who also both shared names, Betty. They both had sons from their second wives, whom they named James Alan. Both met each other in their late 30s and found out the freak chain of coincidences or whatever!!!
3. Twins Meet by Chance
Another interesting and happy ending story on our list of ten extraordinary tales of twins is that of twins who were separated at birth in Mexico and met each other after 20 years in the United States of America. The twins, Tamara Rabi and Adriana Scott were adopted by different families when they were born. Tamara grew up in a Jewish family in Manhattan while Adriana grew up as a catholic in Long Island. Tamara moved to Long Island to study in the Long Island University. They were absolutely oblivious to the existence of one another, until girls at the campus started mistaking one for the other due to their identical looks. They later discovered they were related and were sisters.
2. The Psychic Twins
There is a set of twin sisters who has this amazing psychic ability. Linda and Terry, identical twins, share a rare gift of psychic powers. And that is pretty much the reason of their inclusion in our list of 10 extraordinary tales of extraordinary twins. They reportedly predicted, back in 1999, the Twin Tower Attack and the terrorist attack on Pentagon on a television show. They run a TV show where they predict the future and help people resolve their issues concerning love, career etc.
1. The Intuitive Watsons
These two Watsons twins, Andrew and Christopher from Lutterworth, Englad, win a spot on our list of ten amazing tales of extraordinary twins for the unusual bond they share – a bond that has no boundaries at unconscious or conscious levels. Both the twins had a car accident which resulted in Christopher’s brain dead condition – he went in coma immediately after the accident while Andrew recovered injuries and was taken home. It was observed that whenever Andre visited his brother in the hospital, his heartbeat and blood pressure would settle down. When Andrew was unable to sleep, Christopher would have an epileptic fit and he would wake up in bed in the same position as his comatose twin.
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