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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Amy Tarleton
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The best part of this photo is the guy in the background getting a kick out of it!

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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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#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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#7

My Friend Found Her Doppelganger At A Party

My Friend Found Her Doppelganger At A Party

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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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#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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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❤
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#14

My Girlfriend Met Her Doppelganger

My Girlfriend Met Her Doppelganger

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Little letitia
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#24

So My Friend Found His Doppelgänger?

So My Friend Found His Doppelgänger?

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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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#27

My Friend Just Found His Doppelganger

My Friend Just Found His Doppelganger

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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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#29

I Met My Doppelganger In Australia!

I Met My Doppelganger In Australia!

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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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#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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#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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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#35

I Found My Doppelganger In A Bar Bathroom

I Found My Doppelganger In A Bar Bathroom

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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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#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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#39

My Brother Met His Black Doppelganger Last Night

My Brother Met His Black Doppelganger Last Night

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Natalie Marie
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#42

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

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

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Kylie Gaspard
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They both have the stoned hippie look going for them....

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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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#44

My Brother From Another Mother.

My Brother From Another Mother.

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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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#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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#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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Gail Torres
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Different chins, different eyes different cheekbones....same dyed hair color.

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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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#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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Lora Glimp
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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