January 12, 2023
There are at least 6 people in the world who look exactly like you. There’s a 9% chance that you’ll meet one of them in your lifetime.
So far, in my 45 years of life, I have yet to meet any of my doppelgangers – that I know of anyway. I think I would know. At least I hope I would…
People, strangers, often tell me that I look very familiar to them but rarely ever to determine where or how. On rare occasion, if I tell them where I once worked, they will say that’s probably where…but not very often.
noun: A ghostly double of a living person, especially one that haunts such a person.
noun: an evil twin.
noun: A remarkably similar double.
noun: A person who has the same name as another.
noun: A fantastic monster that takes the forms of people, usually after killing them.
Oh my doppelganger
my virtues have veils
Oh my doppelganger
my vices have masks
~ Sulekha Pande
Queen Elizabeth the First was said to have witnessed her own doppelganger lying motionless beside her, whilst she was on her bed. Her lethargic doppelganger was described as “pallid, shivered and wan”, which shocked the Virgin Queen. Queen Elizabeth 1 was known to be calm, sensible, strong of will, who didn’t have much faith in spirits and superstition, but still, she knew that folklore considered such an occurrence a bad sign. She died shortly thereafter in 1603.
These are interesting facts.
Very strange, isn’t it! I haven’t seen any of my look-alikes, but I’ve been mistaken for someone that looks like me more than once. The person insisted I was this other named person (I guess who looked like me), and I kept saying I wasn’t her. I’ve also seen people that look just like people I know, but know it couldn’t be as they were not living in my town, or already dead!
I have also seen people that look familiar but didn’t have the guts to say anything to. Mostly because I couldn’t place them. Although…I have been told that I resemble my mom, in looks and mannerisms. My dad confused me for her more than once later in life and my grandmother introduced me to the nurses as her daughter in law. (My dad knew I wasn’t my mom, he was just having one of those moments.)
🙂 Yes, it would be awkward to go up to some stranger. We did do that one time as we saw a guy that looked like our friend at the airport. We waved and went over, but it wasn’t him. It was good he had a sense of humor, and we all laughed about it. 🙂