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blackpoe Sun 28-Jun-20 12:35:42

I haven't but I have met a friend's one when on holiday on the other side of the world in NZ, it was such an odd experience - they obviously didn't sound alike but they looked identical.

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thismushroom Sun 28-Jun-20 12:54:35

A friend of mine saw someone who looked identical to me whilst on holiday in Germany I think it was. They covertly filmed them as they were sitting on the cafe table behind - I was pretty shocked when I watched it. So weird.

Jeds55 Sun 28-Jun-20 13:03:26

My parents told me they saw my doppelganger in Newquay whilst on holiday.
I moved from my jome town 200 miles to London and must have lived very near my best friend's doppleganger, I saw her fairly often. Fooled me every time

MortyFide Sun 28-Jun-20 13:09:16

Mine turned up in my first year of secondary school. A lot of people thought she was me (and addressed her directly with my nickname and got a baffled look in response), but I was never mistaken for her, iyswim. Peculiar. When we were eventually introduced neither of us thought we looked like the other, but we duly stood together for a bit so people could work out the difference. Eventually the poor girl stopped having to say I'M NOT BLOODY HER!

Namechangex10000 Sun 28-Jun-20 13:11:01

No but she was in the audience of Britain’s got talent because someone took a photo off of their paused tv and sent it to me and it creeped me right out, I even sent it to my partner and my DAD and said “who’s this?” And they both said “you” 🤔

JesusInTheCabbageVan Sun 28-Jun-20 13:11:57

Not exactly, but I saw a photo of my great grandmother as a younger woman and it was basically me in a frilly bonnet, which felt strange.

3catsandcounting Sun 28-Jun-20 13:13:12

I worked in a cafe as a teenager and another girl was taken on who customers thought was my twin.

We were the same age but went to different schools, so we'd never met previously. Side by side we looked like the same person. Spooky.

Notredamn Sun 28-Jun-20 13:35:07

Mine is in the public eye so it can be a bit of a pain being 'recognised' and a bit embarrassing as I sound much more common and she probably wouldn't been seen dead in my area 😂

StrictlyAFemaleFemale Sun 28-Jun-20 13:38:16

Yes! I think I was 14 or 15 and coming out of WHSmiths and she was on her way in.

StrictlyAFemaleFemale Sun 28-Jun-20 13:40:03

Oh and the photo of the nazi youth that my history teacher used. Whole class said she looked like me. I thought she looked like my Mum.

GizzaNuther Sun 28-Jun-20 13:40:57

Only in passing. We were both cycling towards each other. We looked like each other, had almost identical clothes on and even our bikes looked like each others. It was like riding towards a mirror and freaked me out.

HermioneWeasley Sun 28-Jun-20 13:42:14

No, but I have one. She’s a bit of a trollop and has caused me some issues

SauvignonBlanketyBlank Sun 28-Jun-20 13:43:32

I met Linda Lusardi doppelganger.Around 20 years ago i worked with a woman identical to her but she was Scottish.

Thecurtainsofdestiny Sun 28-Jun-20 13:43:49

Yes, in work. She could do bits of my work but I couldn't do hers...she was often very gracious and did what people asked of her ( when they assumed it was me they were asking!).

I definitely got the better deal!

EllenOlenska Sun 28-Jun-20 13:51:02

Never met but about 5 years ago a woman serving me at the local supermarket said I looked exactly like her daughter.

Ernieshere Sun 28-Jun-20 13:51:09

@GizzaNuther Did she look at you? shock

SimonJT Sun 28-Jun-20 13:52:12

Yes, we share an ex! Hes a bit famous and I have been mistaken for him by the paps before, I once had to have a photo removed from a gossip site as it was me and not the doppleganger! I don’t think we’re that similar, but we must be. We went to the same university, we also have the same side of our nose pierced.

I also have an Italian rugby player/fitness guy who I look like.

Ponoka7 Sun 28-Jun-20 13:52:34

JesusInTheCabbageVan, I was reading articles with pictures of Sioux First Nation people. My grandfather was Sioux. In the picture from the late 18'00s/early 1900's was a girl identical to my DD, who also had a look of me. Where the picture was taken fitted in with my family's timeline. It was surreal.

Ponoka7 Sun 28-Jun-20 13:53:30

If I'm ever around Llandudno I get mistaken for someone. So I must have one.

womanaf Sun 28-Jun-20 13:55:15

Yes! On a summer camp when we were 20ish.

To the point where I’d see her, think I was looking at myself in the mirror but then notice I wasn’t doing whatever movements she was doing.

Really weird.

thatonesmine Sun 28-Jun-20 13:56:09

No but she lives in the same city as me because her picture was on the front page of our local paper. Seeing it was a very weird moment.

SapatSea Sun 28-Jun-20 13:57:02

Yes, whilst interrailing when I was 18 in Aix en Provence. Went with my fellow travellers to a local swimming pool and was immediately approached by a young guy speaking in very fast french, when he realised his mistake he called a big crowd of his mates over, much hilarity ensued. When my doppelganger turned up, she really did look like me, although my hair was a bit longer and more wavy. Spooky. I tried to talk with her but she seemed very peed off about the whole thing and stomped off to the nearest exit!

3rdNamechange Sun 28-Jun-20 13:57:36

I haven't but apparently there's a website where you can put your picture and it searches for you.

verybritishproblems Sun 28-Jun-20 13:58:43

* Not exactly, but I saw a photo of my great grandmother as a younger woman and it was basically me in a frilly bonnet, which felt strange.*

Haha same!

RJnomore1 Sun 28-Jun-20 14:02:37

Not met but saw. She was in the chorus of a musical I went to when I was about 18. Totally freaky.

I may have another as I’m always baffled by how many people think they have met me before when they definitely haven’t

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