Ok - I realize this thread was started a year ago, but I was searching for a thread that was discussing synchronicities and this was the first one to
pop up. After reading down a few posts, I saw the word I was looking for, so hopefully this is the right place. The word is "doppleganger", and I'll
explain further in my post why this caught my attention.
I don't know if anyone will even read this, but I'd totally appreciate some feed back because these synchronicities have been happening to me for
about 4 months now, and it's to the point that I'm past being freaked out and am actually getting used to them. I'd like to know if anyone else out
there is experiencing anything similar to this. Also, if anyone knows why this is happening now, in particular.
I guess I should first say that I am not a psychic person - I've always had a good 6th sense about things, but more so as a child than as an adult.
But that's pretty much it - I can tell if someone is really good, or really bad - and I get feelings about situations from time to time. But what's
been happening lately is really different.
So this is how it started. This past March, for two nights in a row, I had a dream within a dream. I hope you know what I mean by this - I had a
dream, and then woke up inside of the dream, and thought I was really awake - but then I woke up for real. Very unnerving. And each night, in each
dream, there were two of things. Twins of things, I guess - nothing of any importance, just random two of everything. I was talking to my adult son
about it on the third day, because I had told him about the first night's dreams, and this was by no means a normal thing for me. We were in the
living room talking, and I was saying that for me, in my life, doubles have come up quite a bit - not like this, but just in general. He said that
for him, it was things in threes - that it was always triples. And right after we said that, there was a program on tv and one person said "Look,
I've got doubles" and the other one said "Look, I've got triples". So that was weird, we just looked at each other and laughed uncomfortably, and I
thought what a bunch of odd coincidences.
That's when I started seeing the double and triple numbers daily, and it happened so much that I just could not deny it. When I did my checkbook,
when I bought something at the store, when I looked at the clock. I mean, it was just non-stop for awhile. This went on until the earthquake in
Japan happened, and then it stopped. I have no idea what "doubles and triples" has to do with an earthquake, and I surely could not have predicted an
earthquake from that bunch of stuff happening - so I was very much questioning what in the world was going on with me. Then, they started again -
except this time, the numbers stopped after a few days, and I started hearing this word over and over again - the word "doppleganger". I didn't even
know what it meant, sadly, and thought that perhaps it was some sort of old german submarine for some reason. I don't know where that came from, but
I looked up the word and found out what it actually meant. I thought about my "twin" dreams, and wondered what anything had to do with anything. So,
I kept hearing this word over and over again - on the radio even, and on tv - and in conversations with people that had no idea about this weirdo
synchronicity I was having. So much, that again I could not deny that something weird was going on. This went on until, oddly enough, they killed
Osama bin Laden. Then, they stopped again. I have no idea what that had to do with him, unless perhaps it wasn't really him or something, maybe it
was his "doppleganger" - but still - why am I getting these things?
So this has been happening ever since - some things that happen in the world, and some things that happened to me personally. Always the numbers for
a few days, and then a phrase that only makes sense afterwards, if it makes any sense at all. My friend suggested that the first one, the "doubles
and triples" was telling me what to look for before a big event happened. Like, to pay attention when I see double and triple numbers all the time.
I guess the doppleganger applied to bin Laden somehow, and some of the rest were right on target - but not all, unless I am just not clever enough to
decipher all of them, which is entirely possible.
So - I don't know what I'm looking for here - I guess just some kind of validation from someone else that is experiencing these things. I emailed my
friend in Texas, finally and told her about all of this, hoping she wouldn't think that I was a fruit loop. And crazily enough - she had been hearing
that word "doppleganger" quite a bit herself, and even copied her face book page from June where it came up repeatedly to show me. She also said
she's been seeing the number 11:11 quite a bit lately, and wondered what that was all about as well.
Then, I come here - and do a search, and the first one that pops up has the word "doppleganger" on the first page of the post. WTH, you know?
Anyway - anyone with any knowledge about these sorts of things - please let me know what you think. I joined ATS a few months ago, and I've been
coming here for years just to read what was up, but I was too shy to post anything like this, and then when I wanted to - I realized that I didn't
have enough posts to start my own thread anyway. Plus, I never even introduced myself - I'm sure I am not going about this the right way at all, but
that's kind of how I am. My screen name here is Following Pythagoras (because he was so awesome), but my real name is Sheila, and thanks in advance
to anyone with anything that might shed some light on this.
edit on 7-7-2011 by followingpythagoras because: because I misspelled my own screen
name at the bottom of my post at first - ridiculous, really