#atozchallenge – F is for Fetch, your ghostly doppelgänger

 

They come when a loved one is about to die.

A fetch is a ghostly twin of somebody who has just died, or of somebody who will very soon. When they foretell doom, they appear in the evening as shadowy apparations who vanish down alleys or halls when followed. Their appearance may even offer clues as to how death will occur. However, if you are lucky enough to see one in the morning, it may signal luck and long life…

Should you see your own spectral face in the afternoon or evening, your time has come to enter the next life!

Sources:

Image: How They Met Themselves by Dante Gabriel Rossetti on http://www.wikipaintings.org

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetch_(folklore)

http://www.theshadowing.co.uk/world-shadowing/guide-netherworld.htm

http://maskofreason.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/know-your-ghosts-the-fetch

(Okay, just so readers know – I’m taking the theme ‘evil spirits’ fairly loosely. Any spirit you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley qualifies!)

5 comments on “#atozchallenge – F is for Fetch, your ghostly doppelgänger

  1. riverfairchild says:

    I think the Fetch is one of the scariest creatures around because you’re confronted by yourself! That seems more terrifying to me than seeing anything else, no matter how gruesome. 🙂
    Thanks for visiting the UR blog today!

    River Fairchild – A to Z April Challenge
    Untethered Realms

  2. Author says:

    I’d never heard of a Fetch before – thanks for an enlightening post! Fun theme for A to Z 😉

  3. Hi there!

    I’m dropping by from the A to Z Challenge. I am a 4th Degree Black Belt and a children’s book author…focusing on reviewing picture books for the challenge. Stop by my blog if you get the chance…;~)

    Take care,
    Donna L Martin
    http://www.donnalmartin.com

  4. faeriembassy says:

    you are certainly providing an A list of out there beings , thank you for widening my world and yes I am finding this challenge very inspiring and helpful for my writing as well as a cool way to visit so many other people around the world.
    Sandra (aust) ‘ life without television ‘

  5. Birgit says:

    I never heard it called Fetch before. i heard of the doppelganger and it may be your time but icchhhh-I would hate to see a double of me

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