Category: Human Enigmas
A double, an identical replica of a person. The idea behind this is that everyone has a Doppleganger, an identical copy of themselves somewhere in the world. If the person is good, then the Doppleganger will be evil and vice versa. It is even said that if the two should meet, then they will both perish.
Although there is no evidence that Dopplegangers exist, some people have actually reported claims of witnessing what they believe to be their Doppleganger. In all likelihood however, Dopplegangers are an aspect of myth only.
A doppelganger is not only a copy of a person, it is much more like that of a shadow; the representation of the dark side or opposite of a person. There is also an association of shape shifting similar to that of a shadow which does not remain the same at all times but still remains a shadow attached some way to the thing that makes it. The doppelganger cannot become something it is not but a variation of what it is; nor can it become independent of what it is copying. But surely the question rises where such creatures come from. Like most things unexplained or unknown it may be believed they come from a supernatural power. Whether you want to call them demons or angels does not matter for really the doppelganger is that thing in between. Upon the Earth these creatures cannot hold their former figure so they take a shape that can live in this one. Like the angels that fell with Lucifer or those once called watchers from Heaven angels and demons alike have had a fascination with man. When on Earth their first form may seem like that of a spirit ghost. Being able to roam the Earth other shapes may seem more suitable to the purpose they ultimately design becoming more human in their evolution. However the change is not controlled, at least at first. Even if the Doppelganger is but a myth the story told by them is really one of mankind. We often change and have a sense of duality. Like the doppelganger we but wonder through life searching for that form, that thing we call self, so that we may serve that purpose, so we may end the quest.
I also know that the 'doppleganger' are two persons. They both form one. The doppleganger can get out of the body of a person when something is unfinished, missed, it divides into two. When what was missed to do is completed, the doppleganger joins the person and they both form one.
Actually some legends claim that dopplegangers are not the "significant other" of each human- their dark side or light side. In some literature, the Doppleganger is like a homunculus- a living entity with no soul-which was believed to have been first created by alchemist Paracelsus in the 1400s. Just like the homunculus, it has no soul, but unlike the homonculus, it can change its form. This seems more sensible since people all have a dark and light side inside themselves, instead of one side existing somewhere else on the planet. The doppleganger is supposed to copy whatever it sees, mostly adapting a human form. When it does change, it will have most of their traits- including appearance, blood type, and voice. The only thing a doppleganger can\'t copy is the human or animal\'s soul. This is just one of the many stories of what a doppleganger could be. There are recorded writings of people actually seeing a doppleganger (Like Lincoln, poet John Donne and Guy de Maupassant) but they could all be just figments of the imagination.
The doppleganger are replacements that come from various underground facilities. It is unfair to label them souless. Though clones, like us, information is incoded into their genes. Most cases of a sighted doppleganger are reported after mass catatrophies were they can be intergrated into the stream of the holographic universe. the person witnessing his doppleganger is usually in a state of distraught, very depressed, or on the verge of a life changing experiance. The feeling of opposition one gets from them, meaning if your good the\'re evil and vice versa, Is simply the manifestation of the latter problems that brought the doppleganger about. Nothing about it is opposite seeing as though duality is strictly a disease of the mind.
In most cases, people die after they see their Doppleganger.
Dopplegangers can also be recognized by a person hearing what they believe is a person coming home and infact no one is there. It is common that the action one believe's they hear supercedes the true action. Commonly it can be a spirit of the person. Not all dopplegangers are evil.
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It is also said that if one sees their own doppleganger, (and do not die) then they are doomed to be haunted by visions of their ghostly counterpart. Supposedly, Dopplegangers are like advisors to the people they double. However, such advice can be misleading or even malicious (Can you really trust yourself?) Also, folklore tells us that dopplegangers (or "DoppleGaengers" for the offical spelling) cast no shadow. The term means "Double Walker" when translated from german.
It's also of static clue, and speculation that when you dream of seeing a doppelganger of either your equal self, or someone else it denotes an inner symbolism of your subconscious that you are, or have been carrying imaginary or self created fears of yourself, or the person you see the "alternate" of in your own waking life. So in a ways, your double is an imagery of everything you dislike about yourself shown in a mirrored opposite.
This is all basically part of urban myth and a very Jungian view of human psychology, i.e. 'the shadow' element of individual psychology,etc. A moment's consideration indicates that the notion is practically ridiculous. It would require two individuals to possess exactly the same DNA structure as if they were identical twins. I think that the mother of the individual claiming a doppleganger might have something to say about that!!!