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Dorothy Eady: 'The Woman Who Lived Two Lives'

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Dorothy Eady: 'The Woman Who Lived Two Lives'

Everyone loves a creepy tale, don't they? Well, none come much weirder than that of Dorothy Eady, 'the woman who lived two lives'. Listen to her story below:

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Despite having been born in London in 1904, Dorothy claimed to be the reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian priestess and helped experts track down previously unknown historical sites.

Dorothy's story, which was recently shared on TikTok by reallifeghoststories, started when she was just three years old when she fell down a flight of stairs and was knocked unconscious.

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According to some accounts, she was pronounced dead at the time but was somehow revived. And when she woke up, she had a different accent and kept speaking of 'going home'.

A few months later, Dorothy's parents took her to an Egypt exhibition at the British Museum, and it was there that she spotted a photo, shouting: "There is my home."

The picture was of the Abydos Temple of Seti, who was the father of Ramses the Great.

According to the legend, the young Dorothy then asked: "Where are the trees? Where are the gardens?" Before running around the exhibit, kissing the feet of multiple statues.

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Dorothy claimed she was the reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian priestess. Credit: PA
Dorothy claimed she was the reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian priestess. Credit: PA

She became so obsessed with pharaohs, priestesses, temples, ancient Egypt and the idea of 'going home' that her parents got a psychiatrist involved.

But nothing could discourage her.

And when she was a teenager, she claimed to have had an affair with Seti I, a pharaoh of the New Kingdom Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt.

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After looking back into her supposed past life, Dorothy described how she was the reincarnation of a girl named Bentreshyt and had met the pharaoh in the temple gardens she had described when she was just four years old.

After becoming pregnant with his child, it was a capital offence for a priestess of Isis to lose their virginity, Bentreshyt was forced to stand trial. However, she chose instead to take her own life.

In her late twenties, Dorothy moved to Egypt to further her study into her past, and had a child called Sety, even changing her own name to Omm Sety.

Seti I (left). Credit: PA
Seti I (left). Credit: PA
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Due to her strong beliefs, locals in Cairo were said to have been frightened of Dorothy, who would allegedly spend nights alone in the Great Pyramid of Giza or leave offerings at the feet of the Sphinx.

When an opportunity arose to work on the excavations at Abydos, she jumped at the chance, and her knowledge of the area proved invaluable, helping the team to locate the ruins of the gardens she described as a child.

But that's not all.

To test her supposed insight, the chief inspector from Egypt's Antiquities Department once took her to Seti's temple, where, in the pitch black, he described a series of wall paintings to her and asked her to walk towards where the images could be found.

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She got every one correct despite the fact images of the murals had never previously been published publicly.

Despite her importance to the study of ancient Egypt, Dorothy remained an outsider up until her death at the age of 77, and she was buried in an unmarked grave in the middle of the desert.

Attempts to disprove her claims continue to this day.

Featured Image Credit: Dorothy Eady

Topics: egypt, History, Social Media, Weird, TikTok

Dominic Smithers
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