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Finding Your Doppelganger

Updated on September 13, 2016

Doppelganger Phenomenon

We live in a simple yet complex world where the mysteries of life continue to remain hidden from the scope of the common man. We all know that we were born, we know that we grow, we go through a system which conditions our minds to what is considered to be normal ways of living. We are taught only things needed to become corporate slaves, we work our days off, grow old, get dumped in a nursing home and then death comes to pick on our withering bones. But suppose life could be a bit more exciting than just you being you and living by the clock? Wouldn't you try to seek out that small bit of excitement just to break your cycle of boredom? Suppose you had someone in this world that looked exactly like you, but shares no DNA relation? In other words, suppose you had a doppelganger?

Indian and American Doppelganger
Indian and American Doppelganger

What Is a Doppelganger?

Some people are born with twin brother(s) or sister(s). They share the same DNA makeup because they most likely have the same mother and father. But that is not the case with doppelgangers. Doppelgangers are people who look exactly like you, sometimes act the same and share the same interest. This is basically your non biological twin. A doppelganger can be of any race and live in any country. So let's say you are a white American female. You have your pictures posted on social media and some female in Africa or Mexico is shocked when they see your images because you all look alike. A doppelganger can be a black person who looks like a white person, a white person who looks like a white person, an Asian that looks like a Black man and so on. But it is widely believed that people who have non-biological double is a paranormal phenomenon. Some folklore believe that it is bad luck while others believe that it will empower both or all people who look the same as the energies come together and synchronize and create healing and good luck.

How People Find Their Doppelganger

The world is a huge place, and there are billions of us living on this fixed object called earth. So it may not be easy for you to just go out and stand in the middle if the mall trying to see if you find someone with the same lips like yours and grab that persons shoulder and take selfies thinking you just found your twin. There are however many coincidental cases where people end up finding their double. People have boarded flights and as they are about to seat themselves they get the shock of their life. It is like they are looking into a mirror as their doppelganger is seated next to them. There have been a case where a woman was looking on Amazon review hair color and saw a woman who made a review of the hair color with a pic attached to the review. To her surprise, the woman who posted the review looked exactly like her and they were interested in the same hair color. They conversed through social media and decided to meet. The strangest thing about these doppelgangers is that not only do their facial architecture is the same, their body type and interest are also the same.

The Find Your Doppelganger Craze
After people have read many stories and have seen videos and pictures of people who have actually gone out to seek people who look like them, it has now become a craze and for some just a fun way to past time. People have began to use various mediums to actually call out people who they believe may be their doppelganger.

Social Media

  • A very popular and powerful tool if you want to share something and get the word out. If the shout sticks, it will be shared and floats around until eventually lands at the right persons computer. People will post many pictures, send out tweets looking for people that look like them. This medium is much more quicker and more effective.

Create Posters

  • Who knew that one day instead of missing people being placed on posters, you would have people placing their own images on these photos searching for their non-biological twin? People who are really serious about finding their doppelganger will create posters or flyers they hand out to people with contact information written down in case they do see or know the person on the flyer.


  • There have been countless of cases where people have gone on vacations, expeditions and have found much more than they were planning to see. They have visited many nations and many people have found persons who look exactly like them but are of different race. And what is striking about these findings is that even though they are of different races, many of these found doppelgangers share the same traits! They may have the same interest, like the same colors, find the same jokes funny, only eat a particular kind of nut, things like those which in my mind is more than just mare coincidence.

Leonardo De Capri Twins
Leonardo De Capri Twins

Does a Parallel Universe Exist full of Doppelgangers?

There are those of us who are of the philosophy that a parallel universe may exist. This parallel universe will have it's own Earth and within that Earth, a duplication of you. Your very own doppelganger across the galaxy.

Benefits of Finding Your DoppelGanger

Its just cool to know someone who look like you.
I would find it awesome to find my non-biological twin. Maybe there is something about me that i my just not know.

  1. You harvest more energy
    When you find your double, you both benefit from a influx of twin energy.
  2. May be a long lost family
    Did you know some people who found their doubles have actually found a real long lost brother or sister they never knew they had?
  3. Great for practical jokes
    Lets face it, having a double must be cool. Your double can sit a test for you, Go do a job interview for you if your double is better at that and many other great things.
  4. Made a new best friend
    Yes, doppelgangers have become good friends. They look alike, have the same interest and likes, go figure.
  5. Pay them to do Jail Time
    Suppose you had found yourself of foul in the law, rich and had a double. You could simple pay that double to go do your jail time while you go vacation in bora bora.
  6. Past a Test For You
    So what is your doppelganger favorite subject? Is he/She good at Math or Physics? Then they can simply sit your exams.

George Cloony Doppelganger
George Cloony Doppelganger


The world we live in has many secrets. Secrets which many of us will die and leave behind. Secrets of the creation and existence of man. Who is man? Where did man really come from? Are people really unique or chances greatly exist that everyone on this planet may have someone who probably is cut from the same cloth but bore from different mothers. Do all of us have a doppelganger? Well, i can assure you that i will be looking vividly to find my double. Will you?

Do you believe that a parallel Universe exist?

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      Clive Williams 15 months ago from Jamaica

      @Anita Hasch. many of us never fund our twin. But they are out there.

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      Anita Hasch 15 months ago from Port Elizabeth

      Interesting Clive. My father said that somebody looked just like me, many years ago. Unfortunately I never met her.

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      Clive Williams 17 months ago from Jamaica

      Fact is Nadine, there is always someone who looks exactly like you somewhere. And the weird part is, there is no family relation. Just proves that the design of man is really from a clay prototype.

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      Nadine May 17 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      What an interesting post especially since i'm writing a novel about a Parallel universe and yes our very own doppelganger across the galaxy sounds quite plausible to me..

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      Clive Williams 18 months ago from Jamaica

      as a matter of fact could pass for his brother

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      Frank Atanacio 18 months ago

      They say I look like the younger version of Steve McQueen...

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      Clive Williams 18 months ago from Jamaica

      Hello Billy, Probably your look a like is a wealthy farmer worth millions. Who to tell.

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      Clive Williams 18 months ago from Jamaica

      @ Eric, mot times doppelganger is of similar race. But i can tell you if i find my opposite sex double it will love at first sight.

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      Clive Williams 18 months ago from Jamaica

      @alwaysexploring...maybe nearer than you think

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 18 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I have been mistaken for someone else several time. Hummm I wonder where my doppelganger is? Interesting topic....

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      Eric Dierker 18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Hmm, what about different gender ones?

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      Bill Holland 18 months ago from Olympia, WA

      If mine is out there I've never met him. If mine is out there, poor guy! LOL