Until now, telepathy is just a theory, aphenomenon scientists wish they could prove. Twin telepathy is not universal and some pairs of twins do notexperience it at all, but that does not mean it is not real! Telepathy works when it’s needed, throughphysical or emotional pain. It’s notexclusive for twins, babies and mothers share telepathy too, and people tryingto deny it will not change its existence One of the most remarkable stories thatprove telepathy happened in the U.K. in 2009 with Leanne and Gemma, who arefraternal twins. Gemma was in her roomand had this horrible feeling that her sister is in trouble, she went to checkon her and she found out that Leanne was in the bath with her head under waterunconscious, this incident changed their lives and many others when it wentviral (Dube, 2006).
When it comes toidentical twins, the stories are even more interesting. Terry and Sherry were identical twinsseparated at birth; they both had a dream that they would meet each otherwearing a pink and white t-shirt. Laterin life, they were adopted by the same family and they were wearing the pinkand white t-shirt they dreamed about (Fierro, n.d.). After researchers did their best to proveto people twin telepathy, the next step was figuring out why it happens.
There are three main reasons but we will befocusing on the biological reasoning of it. Scientist discovered that twins are biologically interchangeable, thatmeans they are able to communicate with one another, and knowing how the othertwin feels without having any way of knowing (Ringwood, 1989). Twins can adapt to what’s around them at thesame rate, that’s why when one twin hates something, the other twin hates ittoo. In a recent statistic, beingbiologically interchangeable is the reason for telepathy in 30-40% of the cases(Fierro, n.d.). Trying to prove if twin telepathy is realor not is not an easy task; because there are a lot of stereotypes, myths, andsupernatural stuff that got mixed with facts.
In some cases telepathy between twins can happen in a really simple waylike ordering the same food, completing each other’s sentences, or having thesame emotions. But in other cases itcould be out of the ordinary; like feeling labor pains when the other twin is inlabor, or knowing what the other twin is doing without seeing them! People don’t accept supernatural things sothey explained it as if it is just anecdotes; which are “short and amusing orinteresting stories about a real incident or person” (Wagner, 2016). Basically, twin telepathy occurs because theywere born and raised together so they know each other very well from the womb.Telepathy tends to happen less if the twins are separated for long periods oftime; because they lose the connection with time (Jones, 2013).
Twin telepathy is a controversial subjectto this day, even though it was recognized over a century ago, it was firstdocumented in 1844 (Radford, 2014). Telepathy in general is sensing thoughts and feelings of another personeven when separated by great distance (Dube, 2006). It mostly happens between twins because ofhow close they are to each other, and they acknowledge the ability and use it,while the rest of the human race think it is all a myth due to lack ofscientific proof. People often define twintelepathy as having psychic powers! Whilescientists define it as ESP, which is “a collective term for various hypotheticalmental abilities” (Neer, n.d.
). When itcomes to proving twin telepathy, what kind of twins needs to be taken inconsideration. There are three kinds oftwins: identical, fraternal, and conjoined. The birth of babies is the greatestmiracle a person can witness! Givingbirth to twin babies is even more magnificent! Having twins opens a whole new adventure in a family. Twins can communicate their thoughts andideas by means other than talking; this process is called telepathy. People’s opinions may differ, but twintelepathy is real, maybe not scientifically yet, but documented experiences bytwins support its existence.