Episode Sixty-One: Twins of Terror – June & Jennifer Gibbons, Ursula & Sabina Eriksson

Twins…they’re nature’s clones! Who among us twinless folk hasn’t wondered what it would be like to have an almost exact copy of ourselves living in our very homes? Sounds pretty neat until you hear about creepy shit like twinnery gone drastically awry, as in the two cases we’re discussing today. June and Jennifer Gibbons, known as “The Silent Twins,” would only speak to each other in a bizarre language no one else understood, and apparently had some weird symbiosis thing going on where one had to die so the other could live a normal life. Then there’s Sabina and Ursula Eriksson, twins who made headlines around the world when they suddenly flipped out at the same time and went merrily playing about in traffic, among many other terrifying shenanigans. Listen and reflect upon this double dose of disturbing twin-based weirdness…it’s 13 O’Clock, episode 61.

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Here is the “Madness in the Fast Lane” documentary about the Eriksson twins. Song at the End: “Siamese Twins” by The Cure.

Episode Six: Bizarre Brothers – Stewart and Cyril Marcus & the Collyer Brothers

Ah, brotherly love. It’s an ideal we can all aspire to…unless your brother is anything like these weirdos. On episode 6 of 13 O’Clock, Tom and Jenny explore the eerie and tragic tale of the infamous Collyer brothers, whose eccentricity, failing health, and rampant paranoia led them to barricade themselves in their swanky Manhattan brownstone behind 140 tons of junk and innumerable booby traps. On the second half of the show, they also discuss the weird story of Stewart and Cyril Marcus, the twin gynecologists on whom David Cronenberg based his classic 1988 horror film, Dead Ringers.