Do you know somebody who looks like you but he or she is a total stranger?
If you have answered yes, you probably also know, what the word ‘doppelgänger’ means.
Two girls, not related to each other but looking alike, have decided to take a DNA test to answer the basic question:
Do the doppelgängers have same ancestors?
Doppelgängers = look-alikes
Doppelgängers, are any two persons who look the same or are very similar to each other, however, they live in different places, sometimes in different countries or even continents.
For a very long time, the scientists, as well as the other people were questioning if these people are DNA related. Now, the discussion might finish; they do not share any ancestors.
Thanks to a website Twinstrangers.net, Niamh Geaney and Irene Adams, both 26, have found each other and have realized their similar body patterns.
They have been asked many times if they are blood-related.
To stop the discussion and finally give the definite answer, they underwent the DNA test.
And the final result?
No, they do not share any part of DNA, they are not genetically related.
The Irish girls do not share any family ancestors
Ms Adams, living in Ireland, has actually found two similar strangers on the website Twinstrangers.net. One living just a few kilometres far from her home, another one living in an Italian city, Genoa. Ms Geaney, student and television presenter, and Ms Adams took a DNA test to find out their relation back to 20,000 years in their ancestry.
The results have shown that there is NO chance of the girls being twin sisters, nor sharing one of the parents.
Ms Geaney, founder of the mentioned website, describing herself as a “global doppelganger hunter” says that “the results to determine whether the pair is related in any way was the one she was most worried about,” Indipendent.co.uk reported.
Not sisters, not half sisters, no relation, says DNA tests
“This is the one that could show that we are related in some sense. And then what does that mean for doppelgangers?” she said. “Everyone who looks the same – are they related in some sense?”
The test results have shown that the ancestors of the two girls came from different parts of the world, and so there is almost no chance to be related.
“Not sisters, not half-sisters, not even related up to 20,000 years ago,” Ms Geaney added.
The project about looking for a Doppelgänger continues and people can still try a chance to find a person looking alike.
If we want to find a person that have a similar face, we just have to register on the mentioned website, pay a registration fee and start to search.
Uploading pictures is the main task to do while searching the ‘twin stranger’.
It is believed that everybody has, at least, one person on the globe that might be considered as a ‘twin stranger’.
But, how cool is to know that person? To meet that person? Do you want to see yourself but not in any mirror reflection or pictures?