Ive been reading a few stories on here and other sites about dopplegangers and have a couple that are to do with me.
The first doppelganger of which *I* am the doppelganger is short. My first cousin once removed, (my mothers first cousin), some 20 odd years older than me, as a toddler had a photo taken with her grandfather (my great grandfather) and years later, after I had passed toddlerhood, everyone (including myself!) would ask when the photo of me and big Pa had been taken! YES we looked THAT much alike (this is my mothers adoptive family so there's no biological connection whatsoever)
The 2nd happened when I was 17 and doing the rounds of local weekend country markets with my grandmother as stall holders as usual and with no access to public transport and no drivers licence (this will make sense when you read the story involved). As a point of note here in Victoria Australia you have to be 18 to be able to obtain a drivers licence.
We were at the our normal Sunday market as stall holders, in a town 35 minutes drive away by car, when I was serving a lady who asked me if I'd managed to get my washing done at the towns laundromat through the week. I replied that I hadn't been at the local laundromat through the week as all my washing was done at home. I also remarked that I had never been in a laundromat and didn't even know this town had one!
She was absolutely insistent that she had seen me there through the week. I explained that if I HAD any washing that needed to be done at a laundromat (doonas blankets and the like, we only had a small washing machine at the time) that I would not only do it at the nearest laundromat in a town only 15 minutes away from our home but I was unable to drive on my own as I only held a learners permit as I was not yet old enough to hold a drivers licence and that there was no public transport available.
She checked this with my grandmother who verified all that I had said was true. She was absolutely amazed and said that that she had been sure it had been me!
My cousin passed away of cancer (melonama) some 10-12 years after the instances involving the 2 of us occoured.