'Meaning "double walker" a doppelganger is a shadow-self that accompanies every human. Only the owner of a doppelganger can see it, otherwise it is invisible to human eyes. Dogs and cats have been known to see doppelgangers. Providing sympathetic company, a doppelganger almost always stands behind a person, and they cast no reflection in a mirror. They are prepared to listen and give advice to humans, either implanting ideas in their heads, or a sort of osmosis. It is said to be bad luck if it is seen, and rarely a doppelganger will make itself visible to friends or family, often causing great confusion. Doppelgangers can be mischievous and malicious.' - anonymous

i have a cat, and there have been times that she won't come near me. she just hisses viciously, which always just annoyed me before because i couldn't figure out the reason. it makes you wonder if there is some truth in all that 'mumbo jumbo'. ok, does anyone else find this extremely creepy? i keep looking behind me. i'll never get to sleep now!!!
yenaldlosi sometime around the turn of the previous century, King Umberto I of Italy discovered a plot against his life. By mere chance his men stumbled upon a baker in another city who was an astonishing double for the king.

Upon Meeting the king, it was discovered that they were both named Umberto, had been born on the same day, in the same year on opposite sides of the same city, their wives had the same first name and they had the same number of children who though born on different dates had the same names as well.

The king enlisted the baker to serve as his double, his stand in during the period of crisis andunrest that saw him in jeopardy, offering to reward him handsomely.

The King was scheduled to make a public appearance and new that an assassination attempt was likely. The baker accepted the offer and when the time came, the two Umbertos traded places.

As the event came to a close, a shot rang out from nearby, striking and killing the baker-Umberto who was filling in for the king, before the news could be brought to the king, the bakery was robbed and the thief shot and killed the king who was filling in for the baker

i'm still fact-checking this one, but as i recall, the appearance of a doppelganger is said t obe an ill omen.

in the case of the king and the baker, finding their duplicate selves proved fatal.
eklektic anne rice's "blackwood farm"... 021127
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TK what if I'm not the original?
what if infact I'm some one elces doppelganger?
somebody Our blue mimic first copies your style, then strips it of any wit, then pretends to be someone else and argues with itself while continuing to abase your style.

I like Aquarian doppelganging, but this sort of imitation is not very flattering owing to the annoyances left in its wake.
somebody *ahem* 071004
GTony Find him! 090205
In_Bloom One in the morning and another when the sun sets
Mischief and Mayhem, casting their nets
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