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Jessie presley birth certificate

Jesse Presley's birth certificate

c Real Name: Jesse Garon Presley
Case: Unusual Phenomenon
Location: East Tupelo, Mississippi
Date: January 8, 1935


Details: Elvis Presley and his twin brother, Jesse, were born in a shack in East Tupelo, Mississippi, on January 8, 1935. Sadly, Jesse was declared dead by the time Elvis was born. Many believe that Jesse was the force behind Elvis' creativity and self-destructive tendencies. While he was growing up, Elvis heard a mysterious voice that he believed was Jesse's.
Dr. Peter Whitmer has devoted several years for researching twins, especially those separated by death, and the surviving twin was nicknamed a "twinless twin." Most "twinless twins" believe the spirits of their deceased twins have been close to them, sometimes as a guardian angel. Dr. Raymond Brandt coined the term "twinless twin" and researched the phenomenon for several years.
Another case of twinless twins was that of Shannon Sites, who died when she and her sister, Dian, were born, and Dian believes she saved her life. Unfortunately, many twinless twins have an overwhelming sense of guilt because they believe that they caused their twin's death. Some say that Elvis' personal torment was caused by grief from Jesse's death, believing that he'd caused it. Elvis was never able to overcome it and some people believe that it may have eventually led to his death, so he could be reunited with him in the afterlife. To this day, nobody has any explanation of the "twinless twin" phenomenon.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the February 9, 1996 episode.
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