1952


29
YEARS

DOPPLEGANGER

There was a “...a small coffee-house in Goodwin’s Court…”

“...off St Martin’s Lane…”

“…[and] it was there, it would seem

...that my ghost was seen on one occasion!”

“I used to pop in for coffee most mornings…”

The journey from Aldine House to Goodwin’s Court.

“...and the entry was up a few steps and past the proprietor…”

“…a moment after I had sat down he would bring me a cup of steaming hot black coffee.”

“On this occasion…”

“…I thought the proprietor looked at me rather strangely…”

‘Did you come in earlier this morning, sir?’

“I said,

‘No, of course not, why?’ 

‘Funny,’  he replied.

‘I saw you quite distinctly, but you were wearing a different suit…’

‘...you nodded and smiled to me like you always do as you passed…’

...and a moment later I brought in your black coffee…’

...but no one was here

and you know there is no other way out…’

‘...that was about half an hour ago…’

“On occasions people are seen…”

“...after they have been pronounced dead…”

“But ghosts of living people? 

How can that be?

These present a real problem for the psychic researcher…”

“It does seem that certain people, under certain conditions not yet established, are indeed seen in one place…”

“…when they are indisputably in another place altogether…”

No Common Task
pp.83-84

Ghosts and How to See Them
p.36