Reader Submission: Mom’s Doppelganger?

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“I think I was 15 or 16 when this happened. Our house was old and creepy as hell. One morning, it must have been around 6 or 7 a.m., I woke up suddenly to see my mom bent over looking at me like she was watching me sleep.

The room was very dim because it was so early, and I’m usually not a morning person so I was very groggy. She was wearing one of her school pride shirts and black sweat pants. She was barefoot with her hands on her knees and a very curious look on her face like she was examining me. I remember this vividly but it happened so fast because as soon as I woke up, I fell back asleep.

I got up a few hours later to find my mom watching TV in the living room wearing a different outfit. I asked, ‘Why did you change?’ And she looked at me, puzzled. We went back and forth for a while because she had no idea what I was talking about. Finally, it was like a light went off in her head, and she said with a gasp, ‘Oh God Melissa that wasn’t me.’”

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