Okay, I've been mulling this over for quite some time now, and I think I need help. The setting is an urban fantasy, vaguely reminiscent (I had the idea independently before reading the books) of The Dresden Files. In other words, it's the modern world, and for 99.999% of the population, it's just that, nothing more. Supernatural stuff is the realm of TV shows and horror movies. However, for my MC and a very, very few others, there's a real supernatural world out there. I know how the MC made the connection; he had an accident that resulted in him going flatline for several minutes. He Crossed Over and was brought back by the docs, but kept the connection, which can be strengthened through some more things I'm not going into right here. The second character who has a connection is a teenage girl who was an identical twin, but her sister died in the womb. Same DNA, same person to a certain extent, so she and sis have a connection and can talk to each other through mirrors. Like the MC, her powers will grow in time as she becomes more exposed to the Other World and so on and so forth. Now the point is that both of these people are pretty rare, which is why we've been able to muddle through four thousand (or whatever) years of human history with legends of another World out there, but no reproduce-able proof. I mean, you could reproduce it, if you knew just what to look for and had no ethics or fear, but many/most of the people who do gain a connection accidentally will have been dismissed as mad or burned at the stake, so... The question: Other than the Near Death or Dead Twin, can anyone think of another very rare way in which a connection might be established? My baddy needs powers too, but...well, I'd rather not just say "Ah, but you didn't know there were two of us, did you? I too survived the Great Astroglide Flood of 2007, eventually! Mwahahahaha!" Thoughts?