What is a doppelganger? It is the ghostly double of a living person. The following doppelganger stories are supposed to be true and happened to real people.
1. I Was The Doppelganger
One morning, I was asleep in my bedroom when I was awakened by my brother yelling at me from downstairs and asking what I was doing. I got out of bed and went downstairs to see what he wanted. The moment he saw me coming down the stairs, his face went pale and there was a look of shock and fear in his eyes. “What’s wrong?” I asked. Just then, I heard the bathroom door at the end of the hallway slam shut. It was strange because we were the only two in the house. My brother said he had just seen me walk by him less than a minute ago and as I passed by I had given him a creepy smile. That was why he yelled at me and asked what I was doing. He said I didn’t pay any attention to him and just kept walking down the hallway. When he turned around, he saw me coming down the stairs and got the shock of his life. We ran down the hallway and checked the bathroom, but it was empty…
2. Mom? Mom? Mom?
One night, when I was 9 years old, I woke up around 3 AM and saw my mom standing in doorway of my bedroom. Something wasn’t quite right. Something about her was off. She looked pale… almost see-through… and she was just standing there in my doorway, staring at the wall.
“Mom?” I asked in a worried voice. She started moving towards my bed very, very slowly, and the whole time I kept asking, “Mom? Mom? Mom?” but she never answered. When she finally reached the head of my bed, she reached out to me very, very slowly and just as she was about to touch me, she suddenly vanished.
I immediately freaked out and scrambled out of bed in a panic. I ran to my parents’ room and when I opened their door, I saw both of my parents lying in bed, fast asleep. To this day, it still creeps me out when I remember that… thing… coming towards me very, very slowly…
3. The Garage Roof
I was 10 years old and I was playing hide-and-seek with my older sister in the backyard. When I finished counting, I started to look for her. I was surprised to find her crouching on the garage roof. She was just staring down at me and grinning from ear to ear. I thought it was strange and yelled at her to “come down!” She didn’t move a muscle. She just stayed there grinning down at me. Just then, I heard someone behind ask, “Who are you talking to?” I turned around and my sister was standing there. To this day, I have no idea who or what it was crouching on the garage roof. Our house is over 50 years old and a long time ago, someone apparently died in a fire in that garage. You can still see burn marks in the old wood…
4. The Other Me
My friends and I once spent the night in a haunted hotel. It was the Congress Plaza in Chicago. There were three of us altogether – myself and my two friends who were girls. We booked a twin room, so I slept in one bed and they slept in the other.
When we woke up in the morning, one of my friends was being really quiet. Her face was pale and she was trembling. We asked her what was wrong, but she didn’t want to tell us. After some coaxing, she said “It was probably just a dream… I’m sure it was… It had to be a dream…”
She said she had woken up in the middle of the night. The room was in darkness. She saw me standing there in the dark. I was facing the wall and had my back to her, so she couldn’t see m face. She said she sat up in bed and called my name, but I didn’t respond. She asked me what I was doing, but I didn’t answer her. Then, she looked over at my bed and saw me under the covers, sleeping peacefully. When she looked back across the room, the other me was gone.
5. What Are You Talking About? He’s Right Here
I woke up in the middle of the night and heard a noise downstairs. When I walked out of my room, I saw my dad in the hallway downstairs. He was sort of slumped over and he was opening the front door. I just stood there and watched him as he walked outside and sat down on the sidewalk. I watched him through the window. He was just sitting there, staring up at a tree. There was no expression on his face. He looked really pale… almost translucent. I got scared and went to my parents’ room to wake up my mom. I asked her why dad was sitting outside. “What are you talking about?” she said, “He’s right here!” I looked over and my dad was lying asleep in the bed beside her. It still terrifies me when I think about it…
6. Grade School Doppelganger
This happened to me when I was in third grade, and it scared me so much I started crying and had to go to the office to talk to the principal about it. I was in the hallway and my friend came walking out of the classroom to my right. He passed right in front of me and we said “Hi” to each other before he headed down the stairs. About 20 seconds later, he walked out of the same classroom, passed in front of me, and headed down the stairs. I just stared at him, confused and afraid. He stared back at me with a puzzled expression on his face.
7. Green Shirt and Denim Jeans
One day, I was home alone and lying on the couch, taking a nap. I heard the garage door slam and my brother walked by. The weird thing about it was that my brother didn’t say a word. He just turned his head and smiled at me. It was a very strange, unnerving smile. He was grinning from ear to ear. I thought it was odd, but I didn’t think much more about it. I hadn’t seen my brother all day and I noticed he was wearing a green shirt and denim jeans.
Three hours later, my parents came home and my brother was with them. I turned to my mom and said, “But… he was here a few hours ago.” My mother gave me a strange look. “I just picked him up,” she said. “He hasn’t been home all day.” And what was my brother wearing? Of course… A green shirt and denim jeans.
8. Mommy is Floating
When my son was 2 years old, he would often get up in the morning and wander around the house before my wife and I were awake. One morning, when I woke up, I came downstairs to find him standing in the kitchen. He was pointing at something and laughing. I asked him what he was pointing at and he said, “Mommy is floating in the kitchen.”
I didn’t think much about it at the time, but an hour later, my wife came downstairs. She said she had just woken up from a very strange dream. In the dream, she found herself floating out of her body and she rememebered floating down the stairs and into the kitchen… Freaky.
9. Who Was That Guy?
I was 24 and I worked at an office. One morning, my alarm didn’t go off and I overslept. When I woke up, I was already 30 minutes late for work. I got dressed as fast as I could and raced to my office, worried that I would be fired for being late. I made it to the office, parked my car and ran into the building. As I stepped off the elevator, I noticed people giving me weird looks. Everyone was staring at me. I started to panic because it was as if they all knew I was going to be fired or something.
When I saw my desk, things started to go from weird to terrifying. Someone was sitting in my cubicle, typing on the computer. It was a man. He turned his head and looked over his shoulder. Our eyes met and I felt the blood freeze in my veins. The man sitting at the desk was me. He had the same clothes, the same hair, the same face. He looked at me, startled, and then started to frantically pack up his papers. As I was walking towards him, he suddenly darted out of the cubicle and ran around the corner. I ran after him, hoping to catch him, but as I turned the corner, there was nobody there. Even worse, everyone was looking at me like I was crazy.
I checked the entire office, but there was no trace of him. I asked my workmates who had been at my desk, but they all said my desk had been empty all morning. They hadn’t seen anyone. I felt like I was going crazy, because no one else saw this guy who looked exactly like me sitting at my desk. The way he ran away, it was as if he were doing something he shouldn’t have been doing. I went into the bathroom and splashed some water on my face. I remember looking at my reflection in the mirror and feeling very uneasy at the sight of it.
This was one of the creepiest moments of my life. I quit my job at the end of the week and never went back. It’s been years since that incident, but I still find looking at my own reflection in a mirror strangely unsettling.
10. Dad’s Double
My dad used to work the night shift. He had to get up at 3 AM every morning to got to work. I would sometimes wake up and go downstairs to give him a hug before he left. One morning, when I was about 4 years old, I got to the bottom of the stairs and noticed that the front door was standing ajar. When I opened it, I saw my father walking down the driveway to his truck. He was dressed in his work uniform. I called out to him and asked him come back and give me a hug before he left. He slowly turned around and just STARED at me. He was giving me such a strange look that I started to get scared. I began crying and asking him what was wrong. He didn’t answer and just kept walking towards me.
Just before he reached me, I felt a pair of arms grab me from behind. I turned around and freaked out when I saw my father behind me. He was dressed in his work uniform and was staring at his doppleganger. The double took one look at my dad and ran down the driveway. My dad pulled me into the house and locked the door. I would have dismissed this as just my overactive 4-year old imagination, but my father also witnessed it. He refuses to talk about it, but my mom told me he was so freaked out that he didn’t go to work that day and she spent the day reassuring him that he wasn’t nuts.