Nature never seems to stop amazing the human race, it amazes in ways that are most times beyond the realm of scientific reason, and this is not better explained than in the look-alike effect. Imagining being born a single child of French speaking parents, and grow up to find an exact look-alike in Serbia, wouldn’t that be a shock to you, wouldn’t you feel your parents played a fast one on you, by not revealing to you the existence of a long lost sibling?, well don’t go ballistic, nature is a continuous establisher of all that is mysterious, and beyond normal, and just as you would find someone with similar striking personality traits as yours, striking facial characteristics of different none related personnel’s are in existence.
Let us start by establishing a detailed definition of the word look-alike. A look-alike in simple terms is a person, or individual not related to you in any way possible, but having strikingly similar facial characteristics as yours. Look-alikes are one of nature’s great mysteries, one would think of nature as being a large supercomputer with complex algorithms, which creates people of different genetic makeups, having defined facial characteristics on the same planet.
German culture and folklore has been obsessed with the look-alike effect, so much that a name for it, known as doppelganger, is in existence. A doppelganger in fiction and folklore is literary a look-a like or double of a living individual, who sometimes is portrayed as paranormal, the paranormal state being that which is beyond normal as explained by scientific inquiry. For years artist and photographer FRANCOIS BRUNELLE , has spent most of his adult life dwelling and devilling into the concept of look-alikes and has created a catalogue of interesting details about look-alikes, check them out on his website and be astounded.
So thus we get down to the every present question DOES EVERYONE HAVE A LOOK-ALIKE?, well it’s hard to establish that as fact, but in practical terms a lot of people have been able to find one, Elvis Presley the legendary American singer, had many among which was Norwegian Kjell Elvis, so the chances of one having a look-alike are available, so be on the lookout, and don’t be freak out about seeing one, it’s nature at it’s very best, playing a good one on you.
Images courtesy: www.francoisbrunelle.com