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Dad of Identical Twins Conjures Images from 'The Shining' to Freak Out Hotel Guests

Having twins might be difficult at times (I can feel parents of multiples rolling their eyes right now. I know, “difficult” might be an understatement. We salute you!!) But there are certainly perks to raising both of your children at the same time. Once those diaper years are over, they’re over. And while chasing two new walkers, potty training two little people, and dealing with two teenage attitudes points of view instead of one at the exact same time have their drawbacks, once you finish a particular developmental phase, you can say sayonara to it. The rest of us have to try to figure out how to potty train one child while sleep training the other.

But think of all the fun you can have with twins. That’s twice the snuggles, twice the adorable moments, and yes, the perfect opportunity to freak out unsuspecting strangers.

When Martin Hughes, a dad in England with a dark sense of humor, found out that his wife was pregnant with identical twin girls, he saw his future: dressing them alike, and having them hold hands at the end of hotel hallways like the creepy ghost-twins in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.

We all know those scenes. “Come play with us, Danny.” You probably shutter just thinking about them.

Well, imagine seeing them on an unsuspecting walk to the elevator in your hotel while on vacation.

Hughes’s 4-year-old daughters, Poppy and Isabella, have a blast being part of the prank.

BuzzFeed has the scoop:

“They’re too young to leave there to spook people directly but when we’ve had them do the pose then stood back and someone’s turned the corner they’ve gasped and gone a little green — ‘Oh god!’” he said.

The girls, of course, don’t really get it but “like doing it,” Hughes added.

“I jokingly taught them ‘come and play with us’ not long ago and now they do it around the house while holding hands and standing still,” he said. “They’re going to love Halloween in a couple of years.”

Hughes took to Twitter to share his fun:

https://twitter.com/wefail/status/839951248992387076

The next time you’re on vacation, you’d better hold your breath while walking to your room!