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rasputinOffline
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PostPosted: 07-07-2009 20:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

rustyblanket where are you??? We want photos!!! Laughing
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PostPosted: 28-07-2009 03:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm...

The July 3rd post was the last he made. The doppelganger finally replaced him but didn't know he'd been posting here! Razz

On a slightly more serious note rustysblanket (if you ever do return), I was wondering if you were even aware that the event at which the photo was taken was even occurring.
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PostPosted: 30-07-2009 21:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a look-alike. I haven't met him myself, but a friend did. Apparently he was my exact double!

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PostPosted: 05-08-2009 00:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

Umm don't some people say seeing your own doppelganger is a portent of doom/ misfortune Shocked ....... so maybe he can't reply right now........hope he is ok and will post soon.....

Wasn't there a book years ago about a teacher who would teach her class and then suddenly feel faint and collapse.......and her double would appear outside the window and just wander around the school grounds seen by her class and everyone else in the school, they'd know if it was the double because it didn't interact with people or 'talk'. I'll have to dig that story out sometime......

Maybe for some people a soul can detach and float around a while (like astral travel).......or perhaps there are parrallel universes and somehow the fabric of space time gets warped for a few seconds. Supernatural aside, they do say everyone has a living 'double' in the world as we are all so genetically similar......( celebrity look a likes wouldn't be making money otherwise LOL)..

Anyway, here's my strange 'double' experience......

My aunt was once really cross with me and I asked her what the matter was and she said "I passed you walking down the road a few days ago and I said hello but you ignored me, completely blanked me"...........I asked her where it happened as I certainly wouldn't have done that on purpose (she bears a grudge for a long time LOL)......she answered 'in Chatteris' which is quite a distance from here...20 miles or so.......I told her I have never been to chatteris. She said "I know what you look like I see you every week.......it was you! Stop lying." It definitely WASN'T me. Apaft from the fact that I have never been there I don't drive, there is no way it could have been me. On the day in question I was actually working aswell. Still to this day she is adamant I was there and maintains that I'm just trying to 'cover my tracks' for 'ignoring' her.

Anyway, great thread, glad I'm not alone............any one else.......?
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PostPosted: 05-08-2009 03:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

About eighteen years ago my then boyfriend and myself went to visit my parents in the Midlands. My mother mildly disapproved of him and even though we were living together she made us sleep in seperate rooms, him upstairs and me in the livingroom. The boyfriend had got up one morning and was sitting on the edge of the bed putting his socks on when he swore blind that I walked into the bedroom, glared at him and told him to hurry up as we were going to be late. Trouble is that I was still downstairs on the sofa when all this was happening.
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PostPosted: 05-08-2009 08:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of experiences of mine are reported here:
http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7028#7028
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PostPosted: 05-08-2009 15:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

WabbitHunter wrote:
The boyfriend had got up one morning and was sitting on the edge of the bed putting his socks on when he swore blind that I walked into the bedroom, glared at him and told him to hurry up as we were going to be late. Trouble is that I was still downstairs on the sofa when all this was happening.


Which makes me wonder just how much of our time do we really spend asleep?
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PostPosted: 05-08-2009 23:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link Rynner, I've posted some more there too....
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PostPosted: 11-08-2009 21:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a lookalike too, here in the same city. I’ve seen him a couple of times, and I’ve even been photographed in a group shot where he popped up as a passer-by! Of course, he’s never done anything spooky.
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PostPosted: 20-08-2009 16:51    Post subject: What do 'I' look like? Reply with quote

Having a double is something I can relate to. When I was a kid I'd often walk through the local park with my nan and her dog. There was a bloke we'd sometimes see who looked like my stepfather. Both of us would think it was him. I remember her once waving madly at him one evening with me at her side shouting my stepfather's name. The bloke was on the opposite side of the park, and either didn't hear us or chose to ignore us (what with our being a pair of weirdos in his eyes).

I too have a lookalike (or possibly more than one - it's difficult to know for sure). I first became aware of this when I was in my bank one day and the cashier started up a conversation with me saying that she'd seen me in a club the previous weekend. I queried her on it to get more details and had to tell her it wasn't me. For a start I never went out in the town where the club was (at least not at night), and secondly I am not a club-goer. I preferred the pubs in the smaller towns and villages in my locale. This occurred about a decade ago. I've since moved to the next town down the road and happen to have got a job in the larger town where the club was situated (but I still don't go round it at night - it's not my scene at all).

Over the years, on the odd occasion, various people tell me they've seen me (typically in the town where I now work), and I have to inform them that they are mistaken, and that it must have be my double. I have never seen him, myself, but I came close to it a couple of months ago. I will often call in at my local on my way home from work (it's handily in between the bus stop and my home), and a few weeks ago I was surprised to be told that I'd already been in. A person whom my drinking buddies said was 'the spit' of me had been sat in one of the alcoves near to their table. They'd been on the point of calling 'me' over or going to speak to me but decided I wanted some privacy. I WISH I'd been able to see him, just to compare us, and finally have a true image of this mysterious person. I don't know whether I'd be freaked out or not if we did bump into each other.

However, what would be seriously shiver-inducing is if it turned out to be this other fellow who started work at my company a while ago who has the very same name as me. Both my forename and surname have variant spellings, and his are identical to mine. We work in the same town (but on different sites), and we keep getting sent each other's emails. It's a global company with lots of sites in the UK, so ppl won't necessarily spot the difference when looking us up in the online address book. I know he's not related to me, and I also know it's highly unlikely that he'll look anything like me at all, but somewhere in the back of my mind, there's the Twilight Zone theme tune playing ever so faintly...
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PostPosted: 22-08-2009 21:44    Post subject: Look A Likes Reply with quote

I think perhaps we all fit into a set of physical 'types' and if we look enough we will see near dopplegangers for most people.


I had an uncanny resemblance to the Governor of Connecticut who at the time was most unpopular. I was actually mistaken for him and stared at on many occasions.

Of all of the "Physical types" to fit into! Embarassed
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PostPosted: 23-08-2009 00:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

the evil twin syndrome hah Very Happy

I have a couple people in my city that look alot like me if you road by them on a fast horse

I've always called those people " dopplegangers "
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PostPosted: 23-08-2009 00:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favourite Separated at Birth twins case was:

Clare Short and the Golem

I suppose people just wonder what sort of thing Clare Short was now! Sad
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PostPosted: 23-08-2009 11:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know I have a double in the next suburb although I've never seen her. When I was relief teaching at one of the local schools some years back some of the children said they has seen a woman who looked just like me.
Also one day in Big W some fellow kept following me wherever I went and then finally said "Don't you work in the bait shop in Noble Park?" Must have been a mad keen fisherman, but he had me worried for a bit lol.
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PostPosted: 24-08-2009 11:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I joined my Gym they looked really confused but said nothing. A year later I started playing tennis and the coach called me Matt. I corrected him (my name is Andrew) but he just laughed and said "Whatever, Matt." Now everyone at the gym calls me Matt and I've given up correcting them. In the locker room I questioned another tennis player about it and he informed me that there is another member called Matt who is the spitting image of me. He's gonna get a shock when he turns up for tennis only to find a doppelganger who has assumed his name!
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