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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Emre
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4 years ago

they really look awesome!

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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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Autumn
Community Member
4 years ago

Boyfriend and I had dopplegangers when we went to Canada, we didn't meet them, but we had a couple waitstaff/merchants say things like "have you been here before? You were here yesterday, right?" We wanted to run into them so bad!

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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
Community Member
4 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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Griselle Lugo
Community Member
4 years ago

Separated at birth!! Wow!!

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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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Jonathan Eatsalot
Community Member
4 years ago

Better Call Saul!

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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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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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Emre
Community Member
4 years ago

more than twins

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#9

Doppelgangers. Truly Freaky

Doppelgangers. Truly Freaky

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Hiruya
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow

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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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Rafael Tiba
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4 years ago

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LOL an Asian talking about doppelgangers.

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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
Community Member
4 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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Mike Olson
Community Member
4 years ago

They also share a love of not smiling.

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#13

My Dads Coworker Is Also His Doppelgänger

My Dads Coworker Is Also His Doppelgänger

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Doug Stringham
Community Member
4 years ago

Look a bit like Jeff Bezos.

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#14

My Girlfriend Met Her Doppelganger

My Girlfriend Met Her Doppelganger

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Little letitia
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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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Luyen Dao
Community Member
4 years ago

Pretty sure, she meant I'm the one on the right lol

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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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Sunshine Burns
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4 years ago

When they were open minded, fucking best honeymoon for the wife 😂

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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
Community Member
4 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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Jay Jorgensen
Community Member
4 years ago

Same neck beard

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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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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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Griselle Lugo
Community Member
4 years ago

Double exposure!!

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#26

Met My Doppelganger

Met My Doppelganger

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Misty Dewsnup Dutson
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow!

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#27

My Friend Just Found His Doppelganger

My Friend Just Found His Doppelganger

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Griselle Lugo
Community Member
4 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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Fire Bird
Community Member
4 years ago

The other guy isnt too pleased. Or too much liquids. I am going to bet the latter.

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#29

I Met My Doppelganger In Australia!

I Met My Doppelganger In Australia!

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Dupin Thomas
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
3 years 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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Community Member
4 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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Sarah Geand
Community Member
4 years ago

Sympa!

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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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Chris Gen
Community Member
4 years ago

These women look like twins to me!

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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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Dracule Mihawk
Community Member
4 years ago

Cute.

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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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Griselle Lugo
Community Member
4 years ago

Yayks!!

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#37

Doppelganger

Doppelganger

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Hatsune Chiku
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow! You guys look so alike

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#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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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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Hatsune Chiku
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4 years ago

Twinsies!

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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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Elisabeth Trihapsari
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4 years ago

LOL

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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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H.Neill Augustine
Community Member
4 years ago

Nope

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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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

I hear banjos when I see these two.

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#45

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
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#46

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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M.U. Lyn
Community Member
4 years ago

You should go there, you might can make some money there 😝

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#47

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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Andy Mac
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4 years ago

Nope.

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#48

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
Community Member
3 years ago

neither look pleased

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#49

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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Ranim Boukhari
Community Member
4 years ago

You're beautiful!

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#50

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
Community Member
4 years ago

Pretty amazing.

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