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PostPosted: 20-10-2013 13:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scribbles wrote:
Yes, the one with the hitchhiker in the bright yellow oilskins! And yep, I'm guessing that most of us on this board watched stuff like this when we were kids and here we are today! That episode's story and so many of the images in it have stuck with me for thirty years. Makes me wonder if I'm not doing my kids a disservice by being strict about age appropriate material. They're not going to be the next Stephen King at this rate.

I am very jealous of all these real-life doppelganger stories on here, so interesting.

http://cdn.static.ovimg.com/episode/215964.jpg

We were allowed to watch this, me and my sister I'd have been around 11 she's a couple of years older.

I watched lots of hammer films on friday nights on my portable black and white tv after everyone had gone to bed. Loved it.
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PostPosted: 31-10-2013 02:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

That picture gave me the chills Shocked

Finished the box set, the episodes weren't great by the end. 'Tales of the Unexpected' next, I think!
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PostPosted: 02-11-2013 14:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

OneWingedBird wrote:
I wonder where the line is between having a doppleganger and bilocating?

One imagines that if one bilocated one would be aware of it afterwards if it was just yourself in two places at once... or would one? Confused


Really interesting idea. Have not taken that into consideration.
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PostPosted: 23-08-2014 19:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re: dopplegangers
Here is a neat little article from a neuro-psychological perspective:

How to learn to love to your doppleganger - hallucinating yourself can be both a symptom and a tool:
http://nautil.us/issue/13/symmetry/how-to-learn-to-love-your-doppleganger
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PostPosted: 30-08-2014 22:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to have a doppelganger around where I live. I had several incidents around ten years ago, as I'll relate, but the first time I became aware of my double was back in around 1996 when a friend of mine asked me where I'd been going one afternoon when he saw me driving out of our town. I was puzzled by this, as I'd still been at work at the time he saw "me". He told me that he'd seen "me" driving the same type of car and - spookily - it was the same colour.

Fast-forwarding a few years to 2003 / 04, I was in our local nightclub one evening when a woman came up to me, acting in a very friendly manner as if she knew me. "Oooh! Hello!" she said, putting her hand on my arm. I looked at her blankly. She studied my face a bit closer and then said, "oh. It's not you is it?". I just smiled and shook my head and she disappeared.

Soon after this, I was visiting my dad in hospital after he'd been admitted with heart trouble (turned out to be a medication issue and he was fine). A bloke and his missus were visiting an old gent who occupied the bed-but-one to my dad. I kept noticing the bloke who was visiting looking at me. I was starting to feel a bit nervous about it, so he came over, apologising, saying that I was the exact double of a guy he knew at work. He was looking because he was sure it was him, then telling himself that it wasn't... then having to look again to make sure. I told him that this wasn't the first time it had happened and related to him the night club incident. We had a laugh about it. I think he told me my double's name. It's a shame that I didn't take some notes and try to track him down for a photo opportunity.

Anyway, I've not had any doppelganger incidents for several years now. Perhaps he's moved away.
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PostPosted: 31-08-2014 07:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenco wrote:
I used to have a doppelganger around where I live. I had several incidents around ten years ago, as I'll relate, but the first time I became aware of my double was back in around 1996 when a friend of mine asked me where I'd been going one afternoon when he saw me driving out of our town. I was puzzled by this, as I'd still been at work at the time he saw "me". He told me that he'd seen "me" driving the same type of car and - spookily - it was the same colour.

Fast-forwarding a few years to 2003 / 04, I was in our local nightclub one evening when a woman came up to me, acting in a very friendly manner as if she knew me. "Oooh! Hello!" she said, putting her hand on my arm. I looked at her blankly. She studied my face a bit closer and then said, "oh. It's not you is it?". I just smiled and shook my head and she disappeared.

Soon after this, I was visiting my dad in hospital after he'd been admitted with heart trouble (turned out to be a medication issue and he was fine). A bloke and his missus were visiting an old gent who occupied the bed-but-one to my dad. I kept noticing the bloke who was visiting looking at me. I was starting to feel a bit nervous about it, so he came over, apologising, saying that I was the exact double of a guy he knew at work. He was looking because he was sure it was him, then telling himself that it wasn't... then having to look again to make sure. I told him that this wasn't the first time it had happened and related to him the night club incident. We had a laugh about it. I think he told me my double's name. It's a shame that I didn't take some notes and try to track him down for a photo opportunity.

Anyway, I've not had any doppelganger incidents for several years now. Perhaps he's moved away.


Again that weird thing where we don't push it or follow stuff up. The old Fortean mind sap.
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PostPosted: 31-08-2014 08:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

May have mentioned this before - one of my brothers had a double.

This Bro was on the folkie scene and would dress up in moleskins and weskit to accompany laments upon the accordion about failed harvests.

People kept telling him that they'd seen him at one event or another that he hadn't been to, when he hadn't even said hello, and eventually he was shown a video of himself singing and playing and told Look! You can't deny it!
But it wasn't Bro. He'd been elsewhere at that time.

He eventually tracked down the lookalike and they had a few beers together, and I have a photo of them somewhere both waving their absolutely distinctive long fingers which nobody could possibly mistake for anyone else's.

The lookalike had also been spotted at events he hadn't been to. I thought they'd have made a great novelty duo, maybe as folksinging singing conjoined twins, but it wasn't to be. Sad
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PostPosted: 20-09-2014 04:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone ever FOUND a doppleganger, SPOKE with them, TOOK PHOTOS, then proceeded to have medical tests done which ACTUALLY proved that they were genetically the same?

I don't doubt that there are dopplegangers, but it would be nice to analyze a bit more.

Some awesome stories here. About once a year, people recognize me as someone else, and then quickly realize i look similar but not the same. So in my case, this seems to imply that my appearance is bland or lacking uniqueness. But for others I realize there's much more to it.
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PostPosted: 20-09-2014 19:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are billions of people on the planet, it's only natural some of us will look like a bunch of the rest. The word "doppelganger" always suggested some sort of supernatural glitch to me, though.
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PostPosted: 20-09-2014 20:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

gncxx wrote:
The word "doppelganger" always suggested some sort of supernatural glitch to me, though.

At least you spell it correctly,unlike the thread title! Wink
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PostPosted: 24-09-2014 22:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday afternoon I got fast food at a drive-thru. The server behind the window said "Back again so soon?". I asked what she meant and she said I'd just been through an hour or so before, she was sure of it. But I hadn't been to that joint in 6 months or so. She said same car and everything. I was driving a rental car, with Florida tags. I dont even know why she'd remember me anyway, I mean, I'm not that good looking.
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PostPosted: 25-09-2014 06:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was heading for the bus stop yesterday at about 6pm, and as a teenage couple went by me the girl said, sounding slightly surprized, "Oh, hello Nan!"
I didn't have time to slow down to give her a second look, so I simply replied"Hello" and hurried on Very Happy .
I hope it doesn't cause any problems within her family!
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PostPosted: 25-09-2014 08:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recycled1 wrote:
I was heading for the bus stop yesterday at about 6pm, and as a teenage couple went by me the girl said, sounding slightly surprized, "Oh, hello Nan!"
I didn't have time to slow down to give her a second look, so I simply replied"Hello" and hurried on Very Happy .
I hope it doesn't cause any problems within her family!


This made me laugh out loud.

She'll mention seeing and talking to Nan, who obviously won't remember it, thus leading to her finally being admitted to Golden Meadows retirement home. For hours she'll sit staring out of the window wondering...Did I say Hello and can't remember it?

Or maybe Nan was already dead? You just did a doppelgänger haunt!
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PostPosted: 19-11-2014 07:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Concerning the yellow hitchhiker case. Couple of years ago my friends and I were at the lake for a few days of vacation break. It was evening and while most of the people stayed in the cabin, my best friend and I went out for a smoke. As I mentioned it was evening and right after rain. We had a torch with and talking walked slowly a path down to the lake. I was lighting the way so we didn't stomp on something. Suddenly we saw someone ahead of us, standing right by the lake. Somehow we knew it was a woman although we saw her back. She was wearing that yellow coat with hood on the head. I didn't except anyone to be there so at first it freaked us out and I moved the torch away from that spot. When I lighten it up again - there was no one. She couldn't have gone any side because of the tall grass, couldn't go forward as it was water there already and certainly didn't move towards us. It was silent around so we knew the figure didn't move - we would hear that. Both of us remember it with details, we remember the same thing and we have no idea what it was.
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