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.
My Doppelganger Was Seated Next To Me On A Plane, Then We Accidentally Checked Into The Same Hotel And Went For A Beer
I Ran Into My Doppelganger At My Cousin's Wedding And She's My Cousin's Husband's Sister, No Other Relation
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
My Own Doppelganger That I Ran Into At A Music Festival, Plus A Face-Swap Of The Photo
My Friend Found Her Doppelganger At A Party
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
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.
Found My Doppelganger. Funny.... We Even Share The Same Birthday
I Met My Twin Brother From Another Mother At The Bar. His Name Is Adam And He Also Likes Beer
Saw Doppelgänger On Front Page Met Mine A Few Weeks Ago
His Girlfriend Of One Year Started Walking Towards Me Thinking I Was Him...
Met My Doppelgänger And Thought I'd Share. We Even Had Matching Hair Accessories. I'm On The Left
I (im The Shorter One) Met My Canadian Doppelganger On A Cruise Ship With My Wife On Our Honeymoon!
Got Stationed In Okinawa And Shortly After My Doppelgänger Joined My Unit
I Was Walking Around A While Back And Met My Doppleganger, We Even Have The Same First Name
Met My Doppelgänger. He's A Better Smiler Than I Am.
This Is Me And My Doppelgänger. Have Any Of You Redditors Met Yours In Real Life?
Met My Doppelganger
My Friend Just Found His Doppelganger
Just 20 Minutes Before I Walked Into The Restaurant, The Server Told Her She Looked Like Me. We Actually Already Know Each Other.
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?
Ran Into My Daughter On A Business Trip... Oops. Guess Not.
It's Always An Interesting Night When You Randomly Run Into A Beard Doppelganger
My Wife (left) Met Her Doppelgänger On Our Holiday In Rome.
Found My Doppelganger, Bought Him A Jager And Got This Photo Op.
I Finally Meet Longtime Virtual Pal Steve Burnett. Other People Stare In Horror At The Uncanny Duplication.
My Brother Met His Black Doppelganger Last Night
I Think I Found My Beard Doppelgänger
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.
Met My Doppelganger At Work! Now We're Besties!
Just Now, Found My Doppelganger. Surreal. My Mom Told Me To Ask My Father Why This Guy Looks Like Me...
Met My Doppelgänger At Work! She Was Hired To The Same Unit 3 Months Before Me
Never Met My Doppelgänger But He's A Korean Rapper Called Zico!
Found My Doppelgänger At The Pub After My Friends Went Up And Hugged Her 😂
My Fiancé Ran Into His Doppelgänger At A Car Show. I Called The Guy Over And Made Them Take A Picture Together.
Been Told 3 Times I Have A Dopplegänger. Where Are They??
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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