Throughout history, meeting a doppelganger could only mean bad luck and was considered as an evil omen by many folklore tales. A doppelganger was seen as a malevolent twin or even a paranormal entity. The science behind these twin strangers is also quite grim as heautoscopy or hallucinations of seeing your own body in the distance might be signs of schizophrenia and epilepsy, which explains why it was seen as a harbinger of bad luck in the olden days. Thankfully, today we use the term doppelganger in a more general and neutral way to describe a person who looks or acts the same way as we do.

Bored Panda collected a list of people who experienced this bizarre lookalike phenomenon, and it looks like there's genuinely a glitch in the Matrix. Just think about it. You inherit the looks of your ancestors, and someone happens to look exactly like you and you happen to meet him accidentally. What are the odds? And though it is a quite an eerie experience, the chance for a fun picture is just too good.

If you have met your doppelganger in the form of funny people, we'd like to hear your story!

#1 My Doppelganger Was Seated Next To Me On A Plane, Then We Accidentally Checked Into The Same Hotel And Went For A Beer

My Doppelganger Was Seated Next To Me On A Plane, Then We Accidentally Checked Into The Same Hotel And Went For A Beer

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

I hope these two did DNA tests. just eerily similar

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#2 I Found My Literal Doppelgänger Just Now Wtf

I Found My Literal Doppelgänger Just Now Wtf

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Karen Chaddock 2 years ago

These ladies could pass for twins.

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#3 I Ran Into My Doppelganger At My Cousin's Wedding And She's My Cousin's Husband's Sister, No Other Relation

I Ran Into My Doppelganger At My Cousin's Wedding And She's My Cousin's Husband's Sister, No Other Relation

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Emre 2 years ago

You might wanna start asking some questions

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#4 My Friend Met His Doppelganger Last Night

My Friend Met His Doppelganger Last Night

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Dana Mora 2 years ago

no way! look a their teeth.. they must be related

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#5 When Retired Priest Neil Richardson Moved To Essex He Found People Kept Coming Up To Him To Say "Hello John" - Because His Double Already Lived There

When Retired Priest Neil Richardson Moved To Essex He Found People Kept Coming Up To Him To Say "Hello John" - Because His Double Already Lived There

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Griselle Lugo 2 years ago

Wow!

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#6 My Own Doppelganger That I Ran Into At A Music Festival, Plus A Face-Swap Of The Photo

My Own Doppelganger That I Ran Into At A Music Festival, Plus A Face-Swap Of The Photo

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Heather Keedy Bateman 2 years ago

Okay--this one is messing with my head!!

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#7 My Friend Found Her Doppelganger At A Party

My Friend Found Her Doppelganger At A Party

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Amy Carter 2 years ago

Twinsies!

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#8 My Friend Also Found His Doppelgänger At A Party

My Friend Also Found His Doppelgänger At A Party

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Doug Stringham 2 years ago

Better known as "Daddy's Little Secret" ;-)

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#9 Doppelgangers. Truly Freaky

Doppelgangers. Truly Freaky

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Amy Carter 2 years ago

The cap helps

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#10 Bumped Into My Doppelganger At Subic Bay. My Dad, Cousins And Brother Accidentally Mistook Her For Me, So My Aunty Asked Her If We Could Take A Photo Together

Bumped Into My Doppelganger At Subic Bay. My Dad, Cousins And Brother Accidentally Mistook Her For Me, So My Aunty Asked Her If We Could Take A Photo Together

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Amy Carter 2 years ago

DNA test needed! I mean even her own dad thought the doppelganger was her.

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#11 10 Years Ago When I Went Off To College For The First Time, People I Didn't Know Kept Coming Up To Me And Calling Me "Brian". My Name Is Josh. Then A Few Weeks Into The Semester I Met Brian And We Took This Picture Together.

10 Years Ago When I Went Off To College For The First Time, People I Didn't Know Kept Coming Up To Me And Calling Me "Brian". My Name Is Josh. Then A Few Weeks Into The Semester I Met Brian And We Took This Picture Together.

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Heather Keedy Bateman 2 years ago

Cool but creepy! :D

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#12 Found My Doppelganger. Funny.... We Even Share The Same Birthday

Found My Doppelganger. Funny.... We Even Share The Same Birthday

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Liv❤ 2 years ago

They MUST have been split up at the hospital. Same birthday!?!

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#13 My Dads Coworker Is Also His Doppelgänger

My Dads Coworker Is Also His Doppelgänger

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varwenea 2 years ago

Send the other guy to the boring meeting!!

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#14 My Girlfriend Met Her Doppelganger

My Girlfriend Met Her Doppelganger

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Little letitia 2 years ago

This is totally posed for thought same dyed hair, same T-shirt...

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#15 I Met My Twin Brother From Another Mother At The Bar. His Name Is Adam And He Also Likes Beer

I Met My Twin Brother From Another Mother At The Bar. His Name Is Adam And He Also Likes Beer

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Stille20 2 years ago

also likes beer... very rare ;)

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#16 My Bf (left) Met His Doppelganger At Ikea Last Night

My Bf (left) Met His Doppelganger At Ikea Last Night

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frank0ys 2 years ago

..They now sell doppelgangers in IKEA!!!???

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#17 Saw Doppelgänger On Front Page Met Mine A Few Weeks Ago

Saw Doppelgänger On Front Page Met Mine A Few Weeks Ago

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Viktoria Zellner 2 years ago

really like twins!

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#18 His Girlfriend Of One Year Started Walking Towards Me Thinking I Was Him...

His Girlfriend Of One Year Started Walking Towards Me Thinking I Was Him...

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Jay Jorgensen 2 years ago

…A much taller him

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#19 Met My Doppelgänger And Thought I'd Share. We Even Had Matching Hair Accessories. I'm On The Left

Met My Doppelgänger And Thought I'd Share. We Even Had Matching Hair Accessories. I'm On The Left

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Damien T 2 years ago

Talk to your daddy

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#20 I (im The Shorter One) Met My Canadian Doppelganger On A Cruise Ship With My Wife On Our Honeymoon!

I (im The Shorter One) Met My Canadian Doppelganger On A Cruise Ship With My Wife On Our Honeymoon!

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Agatha Walton 2 years ago

This is one of the best in the whole lineup.

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#21 Got Stationed In Okinawa And Shortly After My Doppelgänger Joined My Unit

Got Stationed In Okinawa And Shortly After My Doppelgänger Joined My Unit

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Ivan Silden 2 years ago

You should try wear the same clothes

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#22 I Was Walking Around A While Back And Met My Doppleganger, We Even Have The Same First Name

I Was Walking Around A While Back And Met My Doppleganger, We Even Have The Same First Name

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Stille20 2 years ago

That one I think is more about how they dress and keep their facial hair

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#23 Met My Doppelgänger. He's A Better Smiler Than I Am.

Met My Doppelgänger. He's A Better Smiler Than I Am.

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Heather Keedy Bateman 2 years ago

I guess you're the one on the right then? :D

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#24 So My Friend Found His Doppelgänger?

So My Friend Found His Doppelgänger?

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Griselle Lugo 2 years ago

This is cool but kind of creepy!

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#25 This Is Me And My Doppelgänger. Have Any Of You Redditors Met Yours In Real Life?

This Is Me And My Doppelgänger. Have Any Of You Redditors Met Yours In Real Life?

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DancingToMyself 2 years ago

And that shiny thing on the left is your private ghost?

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#26 Met My Doppelganger

Met My Doppelganger

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Magdalena Giceva 2 years ago

Almost the same.......

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#27 My Friend Just Found His Doppelganger

My Friend Just Found His Doppelganger

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Griselle Lugo 2 years ago

Oh come on! Are you a mirror??

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#28 My Friend Met His Doppelganger On A Night Out...

My Friend Met His Doppelganger On A Night Out...

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Anna Brandigi 2 years ago

this is kind of terrifying

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#29 I Met My Doppelganger In Australia!

I Met My Doppelganger In Australia!

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Dupin Thomas 2 years ago

Just two hipsters again…

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#30 Just 20 Minutes Before I Walked Into The Restaurant, The Server Told Her She Looked Like Me. We Actually Already Know Each Other.

Just 20 Minutes Before I Walked Into The Restaurant, The Server Told Her She Looked Like Me. We Actually Already Know Each Other.

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Magdalena Giceva 2 years ago

Do you share a same parents maybe?

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#31 Was Out Last Saturday Night Minding My Own Business When A Guy And His Parents Approached Me For A Photo. Apparently I'm His Doppelganger?

Was Out Last Saturday Night Minding My Own Business When A Guy And His Parents Approached Me For A Photo. Apparently I'm His Doppelganger?

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TC 1 year ago

Nope

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#32 Ran Into My Daughter On A Business Trip... Oops. Guess Not.

Ran Into My Daughter On A Business Trip... Oops. Guess Not.

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2 years ago

Ran into a server on break at Stone Brewing in San Diego and did a double take - she not only looked like my daughter (pictured on right), she dressed the same! I took the photo (with her permission and sent it to my daughter). When I got back home we staged a pose and sent it back to the server.

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#33 It's Always An Interesting Night When You Randomly Run Into A Beard Doppelganger

It's Always An Interesting Night When You Randomly Run Into A Beard Doppelganger

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Sadie Foy 2 years ago

The dude on the left kinda looks like Dogman if he had a longer and brown beard.

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#34 My Wife (left) Met Her Doppelgänger On Our Holiday In Rome.

My Wife (left) Met Her Doppelgänger On Our Holiday In Rome.

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Vera de Veyra 2 years ago

😱

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#35 I Found My Doppelganger In A Bar Bathroom

I Found My Doppelganger In A Bar Bathroom

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Amanda Cariker 2 years ago

I have forever friends i met in a bar bathroom lol!!!

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#36 Found My Doppelganger, Bought Him A Jager And Got This Photo Op.

Found My Doppelganger, Bought Him A Jager And Got This Photo Op.

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Dana Mora 2 years ago

cute :)

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#37 Doppelganger

Doppelganger

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Hatsune Chiku 2 years ago

Wow! You guys look so alike

#38 I Finally Meet Longtime Virtual Pal Steve Burnett. Other People Stare In Horror At The Uncanny Duplication.

I Finally Meet Longtime Virtual Pal Steve Burnett. Other People Stare In Horror At The Uncanny Duplication.

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yulia missy 2 years ago

Remaind me of hagrid

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#39 My Brother Met His Black Doppelganger Last Night

My Brother Met His Black Doppelganger Last Night

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Natalie Marie 2 years ago

Those are just hipsters. They all look the same ;)

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#40 I Think I Found My Beard Doppelgänger

I Think I Found My Beard Doppelgänger

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Miranda Wood 1 year ago

They got the same expression like they're about to 🤧 sneeze!

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#41 I Met My Doppelganger A Year Ago In A Choir. I Was A New Member. Everyone Kept Telling Us That We Look Alike. We Denied For Months, Until We Decided To Do Snapchat's Face-swap. We Couldn't Stop Laughing When Looking At The Result.

I Met My Doppelganger A Year Ago In A Choir. I Was A New Member. Everyone Kept Telling Us That We Look Alike. We Denied For Months, Until We Decided To Do Snapchat's Face-swap. We Couldn't Stop Laughing When Looking At The Result.

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M.U. Lyn 2 years ago

Lol awesome 😂😂😂

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#42 Met My Doppelganger At Work! Now We're Besties!

Met My Doppelganger At Work! Now We're Besties!

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Dr. Gonzo 2 years ago

Maybe if the one on the left combed her hair and cleaned up a tad.

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#43 Just Now, Found My Doppelganger. Surreal. My Mom Told Me To Ask My Father Why This Guy Looks Like Me...

Just Now, Found My Doppelganger. Surreal. My Mom Told Me To Ask My Father Why This Guy Looks Like Me...

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Laura Silverman 2 years ago

Same smile and laugh.

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#44 My Brother From Another Mother.

My Brother From Another Mother.

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Martin 2 years ago

I hear banjos when I see these two.

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#45 That Night Eliot Met His Doppelganger

That Night Eliot Met His Doppelganger

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Andy Mac 2 years ago

Nope.

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#46 Met My Doppelgänger At Work! She Was Hired To The Same Unit 3 Months Before Me

Met My Doppelgänger At Work! She Was Hired To The Same Unit 3 Months Before Me

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DancingToMyself 2 years ago

Am I the only one?! They aren't even remotely similar.

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#47 Never Met My Doppelgänger But He's A Korean Rapper Called Zico!

Never Met My Doppelgänger But He's A Korean Rapper Called Zico!

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Daya Cordero 2 years ago

I love Zico!

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#48 Found My Doppelgänger At The Pub After My Friends Went Up And Hugged Her 😂

Found My Doppelgänger At The Pub After My Friends Went Up And Hugged Her 😂

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Katie Collins 2 weeks ago

Nope

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#49 My Fiancé Ran Into His Doppelgänger At A Car Show. I Called The Guy Over And Made Them Take A Picture Together.

My Fiancé Ran Into His Doppelgänger At A Car Show. I Called The Guy Over And Made Them Take A Picture Together.

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Lacy Tinsley 1 year ago

neither look pleased

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#50 Been Told 3 Times I Have A Dopplegänger. Where Are They??

Been Told 3 Times I Have A Dopplegänger. Where Are They??

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Lora Glimp 2 years ago

My husband is/was your doppelganger. He passed away. I was showing your picture to my mom. I handed the phone to her and said "Tell me who this looks like?" She had a shocked look on her face. Our oldest son leaned over and said, " Hey that's my dad!" Yall could have been twins :)

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#51 I (left) Met My Doppelgänger (jenna) At Chick-fil-a! I Actually Didn't Even See It Until All Her Coworkers Started Flipping Out. They Were Convinced We Were Twins Trying To Pull One Over On Them. After They Took The Picture I Flipped Too.

I (left) Met My Doppelgänger (jenna) At Chick-fil-a! I Actually Didn't Even See It Until All Her Coworkers Started Flipping Out. They Were Convinced We Were Twins Trying To Pull One Over On Them. After They Took The Picture I Flipped Too.

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Carol Harrison 2 years ago

Pretty amazing.

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#52 Doppelganger Story

Doppelganger Story

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Kori K. Warriner 2 years ago

Why? Because you're wearing the same shirt?

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#53 Thoughts?

Thoughts?

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DancingToMyself 2 years ago

Nope.

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#54 My Dad Spotted My Boyfriends Doppelganger In An Amusement Park But He Was Too Embarrassed To Ask For A Picture 😂

My Dad Spotted My Boyfriends Doppelganger In An Amusement Park But He Was Too Embarrassed To Ask For A Picture 😂

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Carol Harrison 2 years ago

Stalkerganger.

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#55 My Doppelgänger It's Been Found By A Classmate While She Was Watching Tv...she's Apparently Some Russian Actress

My Doppelgänger It's Been Found By A Classmate While She Was Watching Tv...she's Apparently Some Russian Actress

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Robert La Rock 1 year ago

Don't see it. Maybe it's the angles in the pictures?

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#56 Found My Dopplenganger!! She Was A Random Neighbor Kid!! :)

Found My Dopplenganger!! She Was A Random Neighbor Kid!! :)

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Lacy Tinsley 1 year ago

your dad has some explaining to do.

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#57 Hair, Eyebrows, Glasses, Nose, Smile... He's The Bizzaro Me!

Hair, Eyebrows, Glasses, Nose, Smile... He's The Bizzaro Me!

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Sofia Lindström 2 years ago

No ..and nose no

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#58 So It Seems I Have A Few Clones Of My Own From Around The World, Mexican, Chinese, Unknown, Japanese And North Korean Lol Facebook Actually Detects Them All As Me 🤣 #orphanblack #clones

So It Seems I Have A Few Clones Of My Own From Around The World, Mexican, Chinese, Unknown, Japanese And North Korean Lol Facebook Actually Detects Them All As Me 🤣 #orphanblack #clones

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Tony Cabré 1 year ago

Your father was a sailorman?

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#59 Which Is Me

Which Is Me

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Andy Mac 2 years ago

The one that doesn't look like the other. ;-)

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#60 Can You Help Me Find My Twin

Can You Help Me Find My Twin

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#61 Help Me Find My Twin

Help Me Find My Twin

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ThaSmallAlien 2 years ago

I don't know about you but at least on this pic you look like some girl I know from my previous Highschool. 15774900_1...cbc158.jpg 15774900_1328819457149059_2870671467869962551_o1-5884820cbc158.jpg

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#62 Have You Seen My Twin?

Have You Seen My Twin?

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Jessica Laraby-Ganani 2 years ago

but these are his dreads now 14695511_1...0c39c8.jpg 14695511_10154207798343422_6055269654558566623_n-5887cb00c39c8.jpg

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#63 Where's My Doppelgänger

Where's My Doppelgänger

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Alison Marchand 9 months ago

Fucked if I know...

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#64 Met My Doppelgänger A Year Ago While I Was Working

Met My Doppelgänger A Year Ago While I Was Working

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Andy Mac 2 years ago

Nope,try again.

#65 My Sister Met An Eerily Similar Looking Girl While Visiting A Friend In A Different State At College.

My Sister Met An Eerily Similar Looking Girl While Visiting A Friend In A Different State At College.

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Katie Collins 2 weeks ago

Nope

#66 Do I Have A Twin!?

Do I Have A Twin!?

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Kori K. Warriner 2 years ago

I don't know, but you have a messy room.

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#67 Tasha

Tasha

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Brandey Green 4 weeks ago

Rachel Walters from 90 day fiancé!

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#68 They Say Everyone Has A Doppleganger...help Me Find Mine!?!?!?

They Say Everyone Has A Doppleganger...help Me Find Mine!?!?!?

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#69 Let's See If I Can Find My Doppelganger :)

Let's See If I Can Find My Doppelganger :)

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Alright Wilson 1 year ago

I think we kinda look alike 164604_140...96b376.jpg 164604_140019899486715_209031676_n-59ae05696b376.jpg

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#70 Where Is My Doppleganger!? 😚

Where Is My Doppleganger!? 😚

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Svenja Lembken 2 years ago

We look quite similar

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#71 Martha

Martha

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Alison Marchand 9 months ago

I think there's a misunderstanding...

#72 Wanna Find My Twin And Scare The Crap Out Of My Mom And Boyfriend

Wanna Find My Twin And Scare The Crap Out Of My Mom And Boyfriend

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Shaf Haque 1 year ago

You look a little like this actress from this season of Flash. Her name is Kim Engelbrecht. Engelbrecht-1.jpg Engelbrecht-1.jpg

#73 Lana

Lana

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#74 Lana

Lana

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Tony Cabré 1 year ago

#73 looks pretty much line you

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#75 Looking For My Doppelgänger

Looking For My Doppelgänger

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Morgan Addy 2 years ago

I know someone but don't know how to send the pic

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#76 Help Me Find My Doppelgänger!

Help Me Find My Doppelgänger!

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Floor Fay 3 months ago

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005402835736

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#77 My Dad Met His Doppelgänger Who Just So Happens To Be John Malkovich...

My Dad Met His Doppelgänger Who Just So Happens To Be John Malkovich...

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Katie Collins 2 weeks ago

Nope

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#78 Can Someone Find My Doppelganger?

Can Someone Find My Doppelganger?