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It also describes the sensation of having glimpsed oneself in one's own peripheral vision with no chance of the supposed phenomenon having been a reflection.
A doppelgänger is often perceived as a sinister form of bilocation and is regarded by some to be a harbinger of bad luck. In some traditions, a doppelgänger seen by a person's relative or friend portends illness or danger while seeing one's own doppelgänger is said to be an omen of death.
I think unless you use "residual energy" in terms of Planck or zero point energy then the realm you are delving into falls to the pseudo-science category. Zero point energy is not an exact fact and when has residual energy been proven or at least in a testable theory much less be applied to a persons "whatchamacallit" I still have a hard time finding anything compelling in regards to the paranormal "ghost" study although I do not discount that their may be something to it. I just don't think that science can prove or disprove such a notion as they are not even testable amongst the living. Of course no disrespect and interesting proponderence I SnF'd you simply for the interesting outlook and question presented.
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Which brings up an interesting possibility/paradox? For example when we die say in an accident. Maybe our spirit is simply trying to warn ourselves of the impending death and tries to interfere?
Let me start off by saying, I refer to myself as a "skeptic believer" always looking for proof, thinking there may be some weight to ghosts, aliens etc, we just don't have all the pieces to the puzzle.
It occurred to me when reading another ghost stories thread, that one common explanation for apparitions and other paranormal phenomenon is residual energy...
Think about this, if this was the case, it would be possible to still see ourselves, during some traumatic or otherwise intense event in our lives, while still alive?
You say, well for some reason maybe these kinds of energy are only manifested after death...