Now and then an Alternate Reality spacetime slip results in sightings of a doppleganger. Sarah and her friends had just such an experience in 1990:
About 1990 in east Chicago, Illinois, “Sarah” writes of an odd experience at her home.
“My best friend Nicky and I had a couple of friends over from out of town for a few days. Nicky and I slept on the bed, Sam and ‘Whiskeyman’ slept on the mattress on the floor. Everyone had dozed off except me.
“All of a sudden I heard rumbling at the window in the living room—like someone was trying to break in. The guys were still asleep, so Nicky and I got out of bed. I ended up going to take a look.
“I peeked around the bedroom wall, and there was Sam (the guy who was on the floor asleep), trying to open the window, as though he wanted to get out. I was shocked by what I was seeing. I said, ‘Sam, what are you doing at the window?’ BUT I could also see him asleep on the floor!
“Nicky came in and saw the same thing. All the while I’m talking to Sam at the window, the Sam in bed was yelling, ‘I’m right here! What are you talking about?’
“The Sam at the window [in the brief time we saw him] had on the same clothes, glasses, hair—everything!”