10 Disturbing Cases of Real-Life Doppelgängers

10. Elizabeth I of England

From November 17, 1558 until her death in March 24, 1603, Queen Elizabeth I ruled England and Ireland with considerable effectiveness, even leading her kingdom to an impressive 1588 victory over the Spanish Armada. Despite her seeming resoluteness, however, Queen Elizabeth I was also quite emotional. The deaths of a relative and a friend in February of 1603 hit her hard, and by the following March, Elizabeth had fallen ill and was said to have developed a “settled and unremovable melancholy.” It was at this time that she was said to have been horrified by the sight of her doppelgänger, like a corpse — pale and motionless — on her bed. The Virgin Queen died shortly thereafter, but whether her passing was due to the fright she suffered or because she was already depressed to begin with has not fully been resolved.
10. Elizabeth I of England