June and Jennifer Gibbons were twin girls who spoke in peculiar language that no one outside their family could understand, and who eventually became completely withdrawn to the point where they spoke to only each other. They wrote bizarre stories and plays, and committed a few crimes to gain attention. They were institutionalized but decided that one twin must be sacrificed so that the other could begin to speak and live a normal life. Just hours after they were released from the mental hospital, Jennifer died under mysterious circumstances, having agreed to sacrifice herself. Thereafter, June began to speak and live a “normal” life.
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