posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 02:09 PM
I grew up in a family that I was adopted into. I had an adopted brother and sister. Non of us looked alike, or like our adopted parents. I can
remember my cousins coming over (3 girls) and how the topic would come up on who they all looked like in the family - "you have so-and-so ears, you
have her nose" etc...while me, my brother and sister would sit there and feel like we didn't belong. Anyway,,,,
My family moved from MA to CT when I was 13. The day I was enrolled in school I had so many people approach me saying "Nicole! You're back!" I was
like "ummm, I am not Nicole, and I just moved here"...most would say "Cut it out, Nicole! Glad you're back". I was like- who the hell is Nicole.
I even had a few teachers call me Nicole. After weeks of people approaching me and calling me Nicole, I just started to go with it. I stopped trying
to tell them I was not Nicole.
After being in school for a few months, I was walking down the hall towards the bathroom to have a smoke. A couple girls passed by me and said "How
did you do that?". I answered "do what?". They all had this strange look on their face and one of the girls said, you were just in the bathroom
when we left, how did you end up walking up the hall towards us?" I just remember looking at them like they were crazy.
I walked into the bathroom, turned the corner, and there was ME! I stopped dead, starring at this other person who was real, yet I felt like I was
looking in a mirror. We both just looked at each other for a bit. She said "you must be K?" I replied, you must be Nicole. It was really strange to
see someone who looked just like me. At that moment I wondered if I had a twin, since I was adopted at birth. I asked her if she by chance was an
adopted child, she relied that she was not. OH well, worth a shot anyway.
So, I am sure most of you are thinking kids look alike, right? Well, the story does not end there.
Many years later, I had to hire an attorney. The attorney I called said he would be at the courthouse the following day and would have time to meet
for lunch on his break. We met at a pizza shop for lunch. I walked in, found him, sat down and started to talk business. He seemed like he was half
paying attention. He was looking at me, shaking his head, but didn't appear to really be listening (as if he was very pre-occupied). I finally
stopped and asked if another day would be better to meet. He shook his head no and started to apologize. He said, you are never going to believe
this....but you look EXACTLY like my ex-wife. And he started to say we had the same eyes, hair....when I stopped him and said "was your ex-wife
Nicole?" He looked SHOCKED...he said "YES, she is my ex-wife, do you know her?"...I told him the story of when I started in Jr High School
after moving to the area...I had not seen her in probably 15 years. And actually once in high school- I really didn't think we looked all that much
alike any more. But her ex-husband sure thought we did.
Any other ATS family have a similar thing happen?
Even if not, do you believe that everyone has a look-a-like somewhere out there?