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Originally posted by Karlhungis
When I was going to college, I had several people tell me that they ran into me at school at some point. They said they would walk up and start talking to me, just the usual chit chat ya know, only to realize that it wasn't me. It happened a few times in one year and these were people that knew me fairly well and would talk to me in person almost daily.
It was not a large school either.
I thought it was really weird and I always wanted to meet this guy. I never saw him though.
I had a very similar experience. Few of my friends told me that they ran into me in NYC subway.. They said that they greeted me but I just looked in their way and never answered. The weird thing is that this guy had an ear and his eyebrow pierced just like me. I never met him though.
Originally posted by Abused
On a sidenote, the whole scenario/set of beliefs revolving around lower/higher selves is simply a way for another spirit to communicate with a living person who (eventually) mistakes the spirit for his own spirit, eventually leading to the higher self "eating" the lower self (the basic "eat or be eaten" game). The lower self (living person) feels great because it has access to information (the allure of becoming a sage, a wise person many will like and respect) while the higher self (some other entity) knows it will eventually descend into a physical body.
A kind of doppleganger, the more a lower self communicates with such a higher self, the more they will look alike until even for friends and relatives the higher self that has takenover will not know the difference or be aware of the change. In many cases even the lower self doesn't realize it because it is simply opressed in a way it cannot know/understand (something the higher entity(ies) "left out"), but the entity(ies) that have takenover will know, afterall, they know what is going on while the unaware lower self (true identity) usually has no clue (which is why they started to learn about the lower/higher self, ironically). Eventually the lower self simply learns a worldview that allows another entity to descend into the body of the lower self while the lower self systematically gets wiped out until there is only 1 thing left (awareness) which the lower self can't do anything with. Kind of like locked in syndrome except the other entity (or more) live the life of the one locked in, while that original person is merely aware).
[edit on 5-1-2008 by Abused]
Originally posted by aleon1018
reply to post by Toy_soldier
From reading part of this explanation I would assume that these appear as time travelers such as yourself traveling back in time to warn you of something. Similar to the movie White Noise.
Otherwise it could be an illusion sent by some supposedly evil force to scare the crap out of you.
Several years ago a neighbor found a fresh or recent corpse burried in her flower bed. When the police and or FBI came there, they said it looked excactly like me and asked if I had a twin. Another time I was sitting in the living room and my sister came in and said she just saw me in front of the house.
Otherwise these could be clones created by someone to replace us or cause confusion.