Real Name: Jessie Garon Presley
Case: Unusual Phenomenon
Location: East Tupelo, Mississippi
Date: January 8, 1935
Details: Elvis Presley and his twin, Jessie Garon Presley, were born in a shack in East Tupelo, Mississippi, on January 8, 1935. Sadly, Jessie was declared dead by the time Elvis was born. Many believe that Jessie was the force behind Elvis's creativity and self-destructive tendencies. While he was growing up, Elvis heard a mysterious voice that he believed was his brother Jessie.
Dr. Peter Whitmer has devoted several years for researching twins, especially twins separated by death, and the surviving twin was nicknamed a "twinless twin." Most "twinless twins" believe the spirits of their deceased twins have been close to them, sometimes as a guardian angel. Dr. Raymond Brandt coined the term "twinless twin" and researched the phenomenon for several years.
Another case of twinless twins was the case of Shannon Sites, who died when she and her sister Dian were born, and Dian believes her twin saved her life. Unfortunately, many twinless twins have an overwhelming sense of guilt because they believe that they caused their twin's death. Some say that Elvis's personal torment was caused by grief from his brother's death, believing that he'd caused it. Elvis was never able to overcome the death of his brother, and some people believe that his brother's death may have eventually led to his death, so he could be reunited with his brother in the afterlife. To this day, nobody has any explanation of the "twinless twin" phenomenon.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the February 9, 1996 episode.