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Title: Supposed Elijah Encounters?
Post by: Manders on March 31, 2007, 09:53:35 am

I was just wondering if anyone has had any encounters with people who they could have sworn were Elijah, but turned out not to be.

I had one two summers ago. My mom, aunt, and I like to go to a restaurant in the northern part of my county in the summer. We were done eating and my mom and aunt had gone up to the cash register but for whatever reason I was still in the dining area. The restaurant has a round dining area with windows around where we were and a regular dining area. When I walked out into the regular dining area I couldn't help but look at a very handsome man that was sitting at a table with about 6 or 7 other people. He must have sensed me looking at him because he looked up at me and I saw two brilliant blue eyes, comparable to Elijah's. The rest of his face was also very much like Elijah's. My heart started pounding and he smiled at me. I tried to smile back, but I'm not sure if i did. I was too much in shock to really tell. Haha. The only thing that threw me off was that this man's hair was blond, but it looked as though it was dyed.

Anways, when I finally regained the use of my legs, I went outside to find my mom and aunt looking at flowers outside the restaurant. My mom asked me if I had seen the guy that looked like Elijah Wood and my heart started to beat fast again. I started laughing and couldn't stop until we got back to my aunt's house. The first thing I did was go on her computer to see if by any chance he had been vacationing in Door County that weekend. I pored over any Elijah website I could find, but no such luck.

I'm still not entirely convinced it wasn't him. Regardless, it's a fun memory.

Does anyone else have any stories? I'd love to hear them!


Title: Re:Supposed Elijah Encounters?
Post by: sani_84 on March 31, 2007, 10:11:51 am

no, since i live in switzerland, i don't think that i would be so lucky to meet him or even guys looking like him. :'(

But your story is quite funny. ;D I'd like to see a pic of this guy, but i guess you couldn't take a photo, could you? Until now, i thought that Lijs eyes are unique. :o But on the other side, everyone had a twin at least. That's what i heard. Evenif it were not him, you are lucky to meet such a handsome guy. :P You should have to take the chance to talk to him. Who knows, where this would lead? ;) But i can understand, that you were just in shock. ;D

Title: Re:Supposed Elijah Encounters?
Post by: daadsta on March 31, 2007, 10:12:39 am

[quote author=Manders link=board=1;threadid=32139;start=0#msg1085504 date=1175349215]
The first thing I did was go on her computer to see if by any chance he had been vacationing in Door County that weekend.
This is very off topic, but I love Door County!

I've never had an encounter like that with Elijah, but I have with Orlando Bloom. Only I knew it wasn't him since the guy was a lifeguard at White Water. But he looked exactly like Orlando Bloom. I made my friend go take a picture with him. ::)

Title: Re:Supposed Elijah Encounters?
Post by: Manders on March 31, 2007, 10:22:32 am

aoime_bishounen: lol, It would've been fantastic to talk to the guy, but I was most definitely in shock. I wish I could go back now and take a picture of him and get his autograph. Haha, it would've been funny even if it wasn't Elijah. :)

daadsta: Aww! I love Orlando too! And if you don't mind me asking, where have you been in Door County?

Title: Re:Supposed Elijah Encounters?
Post by: daadsta on April 01, 2007, 12:23:04 am

Honestly, I don't really know. My aunt lives in Manitowoc so we go to Door County when I visit her. All I know is that I ate at the restaurant with grass on the roof, if that helps you at all. :P

Title: Re:Supposed Elijah Encounters?
Post by: Manders on April 01, 2007, 02:47:36 pm

AL JOHNSON'S! Haha. Love that place! :)

Oh, and last night I was babysitting and had a semi-Elijah moment. I was really tired and was trying to stay awake to make sure that the kids had finally gone to sleep, so I was doing everything I could to try and stay awake. I was sitting watching some random show on some random channel when I remembered that they had rented Happy Feet. I popped that in and it helped me stay awake. I know that this doesn't really have anything to do with my thread, but I didn't want to make a new thread and I wanted to share. Ha.

Title: Re:Supposed Elijah Encounters?
Post by: siamese dream on April 02, 2007, 07:13:23 am

i had a supposed elijah encounter i guess. i was in the city (in sydney cbd on on the street with david jones and St George Bank and centrepoint tower on it to be exact in front of the bank) and i was with my younger bro and accross the road we saw a guy that look identical to lij when he had the black longer hair. my nad my brother were just like "oh my gosh that is elijah wood", but then we though "it cant be him coz as if he would be in sydney, all by himself, about 6 metres away from us". he also seemed a little too tall to be him and he was wearing sun glasses so i couldnt see his eyes...but nonetheless i was in love hehehehe im pathetic. ::)

Title: Re:Supposed Elijah Encounters?
Post by: ElijahWoodx3 on April 02, 2007, 11:56:15 am

[color=Teal]Really funny you mention this... I just had one this past weekend.

I went to a camp with my Youth Group and the guy who led worship looked JUST like Elijah Wood from the side. (though true, he did have brown eyes)

At first I did not notice it, but on Saturday, we sat towards the back and I noticed it while he was practicing his gutair. I turned to my best friend and said "Oh my gosh! That guy looks just like Elijah Wood when he turns his head!".

So, needless to say, I took about 10 photos of the guy, he must have thought I was a stalker, lol. (I actually took about 25, but I deleted a bunch)

So yesterday morning during breakfast, he walked over to the table next to ours. One of the boys had taken all of the plastic cups and staked them to make "the tower at Isengard" (don't ask). The Elijah-Wood-Look-Alike (who's real name is Matt) walked over and said "Awesome. Now all you need is a Sauroman to go on top and you'll be all set!" and we all laughed. He started talking about how he loves LOTR and how they're great and stuff.

As he was walking away though, I turned to him and said "Did you know when you turn your head to the side that you look like Elijah Wood?" He turned his head to the side and we all laughed. He replied with this, "Well, people have told me many times that I look like 'Frodo', but I thought that was just because I was short!" and we all laughed again.

He walked away after that, but it was the first time I had ever seen anyone that looked so much like Elijah Wood. It made my weekend. lol

:-* :-*[/color]

Title: Re:Supposed Elijah Encounters?
Post by: Blue Star on April 03, 2007, 02:00:47 pm

My only fake encounter with him was with his mini cooper. ;) ::)

Title: Re:Supposed Elijah Encounters?
Post by: Carmen28 on August 30, 2008, 05:24:38 pm

:)Supongo que si lo encuentro sria maravilloso y magico creo que lo puedo decir mejor en mi lengua el espaņol, trataris de estar lo mas cerca de el en mis vacaciones y no perderia chance para hablarle ( claro sin marearlo ni ostigarlo) lo haria con mesura por que lo adoro es mi vida y me fascina :-*

elijah te amo :-* :D ;) ;D

Title: Re:Supposed Elijah Encounters?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on August 30, 2008, 06:00:15 pm

I havent had an EW encounter unfortunatly

But when I used to work at the newsagents like 10 yrs ago one of the postmen (mailmen) who came in regular looked like River Phoenix, I was always watching him when he came in, trying to be discreet, lolz..

*sigh*..used to have a crush on RP back in the day.. ::)

Title: Re:Supposed Elijah Encounters?
Post by: jen10 on August 30, 2008, 08:25:34 pm

YES! i have seen MANY people that look like elijah! i see them and go "omg its..." and then i realize its not him and i shut up. :'( :'( o well, my day will come for me to meet him. it is the one thing i have to do before dieing.

Title: Re:Supposed Elijah Encounters?
Post by: Faerie in Combats on October 20, 2008, 12:20:31 am

I was about thirteen when I was at a fourth of July celebration where I thought I saw ELijah. It was this ELijah Look Alike just sitting on the grass. I was so excited. Until I remembered that Elijah was most likely in NEw Zealand doing more scenes for LOTR.

Title: Re:Supposed Elijah Encounters?
Post by: deenan on October 20, 2008, 08:21:31 am

funny, i've don't think i've seen this topic before. ;)

i had an "elijah encounter" about a year and a half ago. at work a guy came in to get his photo taken for a passport. i didn't see him for my back was to him. the person taking his photo said you look just like frodo. i paid no attention to the statement. then the girl i was talking to looked up and said you DO look like elijah wood.

i turned to see this guy and sure enough he was a splitting image of elijah with curly hair, ala frodo. only his eyes were brown. it was uncanny! :o

of course, nothing compares to seeing the real deal. ;D

Title: Re:Supposed Elijah Encounters?
Post by: Reddragon on October 31, 2008, 01:33:34 am

Haha at work last year I had an Elijah lookalike come in. He was from Canada though...and had an afro.

But I was out the back and my friend comes out and goes 'dude I'm serving some guy that looks like Elijah Wood'. Needless to say I ran out and spent the next half an hr talking to him at the photocopier with my friend.

There's also a guy at uni that looks like a blonde version of him. It makes me happy everytime I see him.
He is swedish and extremely good looking.

Title: Re:Supposed Elijah Encounters?
Post by: maryd on October 31, 2008, 06:11:42 am

There's a random person who gets the same bus as me at 5.30 on a Tuesday. He looks so much like Elijah, and he always wears big glasses, like in EII. The only trouble is, he reads the Sun newspaper. :P

Title: Re:Supposed Elijah Encounters?
Post by: jen10 on December 29, 2008, 01:25:08 pm

i saw a look alike about...3-4 months ago. i was in my grandfather's car and we were driving somewhere, (i forget.) but i saw this guy in a car that looked like elijah's car, (i saw a pic of his car once but idk if he got a new one.) the guy looked exactly like him, (with his head turned.) i almost opened the door, i was so surprised! :o but then i saw his face and i realized it wasnt him. i guess he just looked like him when his head was turned. well, thats one of my fake elijah encounters. ::) :-[ :(

Title: Re:Supposed Elijah Encounters?
Post by: fishcake on January 25, 2011, 03:58:50 pm

I knows it an old thread but i'm new. I had a crush on elijah wood about 6 years ago and this christmas happy feet was on tv, it made me remember my crush so i googled him to see his photo, and was reminded how lovely he is. But the funny thing is that night i went out to a club in manchester and the absolute spitting image of him was there! hair, dress sense etc. Even passers by were telling him he was his double. I could have kicked myself as i remember we chatted and he held my hand then i got completely drunk and wandered off!! This site is fab and from it I found out Elijah had a holiday to Scotland and Ireland at Christmas so in my head it was the real Elijah in Manchester that night! In my dreams!!

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