posted on Jan, 16 2014 @ 01:11 AM
It's good to know it's not just me then.
Seemed to happen a lot when I was younger, not so much now.
I had a very strange evening once when I was about 23; some lads around the same age started talking to me in this pub and wondered where I'd been
all my life.
Of course I responded to them because they obviously 'knew me', and were using my name...but they were total strangers to me and, after a brief
exchange, it was obvious it was mistaken identity.
These guys were staggered - more amazed than I was.
My double had the same given name as me but a different surname.
I've got this perverse idea that there are people out there who do this for a joke...hear a stranger's name, then address that person with that name
and pretend to know them. It could happen (I know, I've done it lol).
Around the same age (early 20s) I had a close friend and we regularly spotted each other's doubles when we weren't together.
After a cursory time and place check, it was clear the person my friend had seen couldn't have been me, and vice versa.
It used to happen a lot, that. Almost got boring.
In the end, we surmised there must be something paranormal going on.
Still can't explain it to this day.