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Have you ever been in a situation where you look at someone and feel like you’re looking in a mirror? You definitely have if you have an identical twin brother or sister, but if you don't, seeing another person who looks like or is dressed like you can make you feel like the universe is experiencing glitches in the matrix. 

Though the doppelganger mythology says that meeting your own twin stranger is an incredibly bad omen, nowadays, it just causes some confusion and laughter. Oh, and also outfit envy! 

While catching a real life glitch is a matter of luck, they aren’t as rare as to be mythical. In fact, we found 59 photos proving that these glitches in the matrix are real! And if you’ve captured any look-alikes that seem like a glitch in the matrix, we'd love to see them in this list, and don't forget to vote for your favorite photos!

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Each Booth Is An Alternate Reality

Womens who looks similar sitting in a restaurant

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For some reason, I keep coming across this picture on the internet. Is this an 'alternate reality', or what?

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Leaked Photo Of The Rarest Planet Sequencing Event

Mans sitting in one line in the bus and looks alike

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What’s The Meaning Behind Real Life Glitches? 

Without diving too deep into the metaphysical and the unexplained, we have to ask ourselves: Are the glitches in real life true, and how can they be explained? 

If we accept these glitches in the matrix stories to be genuine, we’re accepting the belief that our reality isn’t real but rather a computer simulation ruled upon us by someone. On the other hand, we can find some real-life phenomena that could be called a glitch in the matrix. We’re talking about déjà vu, the Mandela effect, memories of past lives, luck, and maybe alien abductions. 

If we’re talking about the latter, we may assume they are genuine—after all, plenty of people have experienced them and think of them as absolutely real.

As for the glitch in the matrix meaning, it may mean different things to all of us. Maybe they’re here to serve as a reminder that while we’re the owners of our lives, our fate isn’t all in our hands?

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#4

These Two Guys Entered The Metro From Different Stations And Don't Even Know Each Other. They Kind Of Fit Together

Mans standing and wearing similar clothes and having similar hair colors

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#5

I Had To Do A Double Take And Then Another. I Wasn't Sure I Was Seeing This Right. It Just Couldn't Be

Womens walking and wearing blue clothes with red bag

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#6

Spotted A Glitch In The Matrix Today

Two old man wearing same clothes walking

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John L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Holy Cow! Even the shirt collars are identical. But one is left handed, and the other is right handed.

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What Are The Examples Of Glitches In Real Life?

As we briefly mentioned in our previous section, we think that a couple of real-life phenomena could be called glitches in the matrix. Those are déjà vu, the Mandela effect, memories of past lives, and pure luck. 

The first one, the déjà vu, is a French term that literally means “already seen.” Anyone who has experienced it will agree that a déjà vu gives you a sense of overwhelming familiarity with a particular event, a face, an object, or a circumstance—quite a spooky feeling. 

The second is the Mandela effect refers to a situation when a significant mass of people firmly believe that a particular event happened when, in fact, it didn’t. As for the memories of past lives, some believe that we all have those and often recall something from our other lives to solve problems in our current one. And luck is here to remind us that we aren’t always the sole rulers of our own fate, and happy coincidences sometimes change the course of our lives.  

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What are these phenomena, if not glitches in the matrix? They do seem like errors in the code of our existence, and without any solid evidence as to why they’re happening, they carry a mythical aura. If you’re just as fascinated with these glitch in the matrix stories as we are, continue to scroll through our list of incredible photos of real life glitches captured by people all over the world. 

#8

Oops

Man standing near poster of man that looks like him

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John L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nothing like returning to the scene of the advertisement, eh?

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#9

There's A Glitch In The Matrix!

Two couples sitting in the restaurant wearing the same clothes

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#11

I Think There Is A Glitch In The Matrix

Three girls sitting in the bus and wearing same clothes

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#12

London. This Just Happened

Two man sitting in the bus and wearing same clothes

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#13

Another Matrix Glitch

Two womens buying food and wearing same clothes

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I thought it was a mirror at first sight... But then I saw the bag and the letters...

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#14

Glitch In The Matrix Detected In The Video Games Section

Two kids standing at video game store wearing same clothes

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#15

Glitch In The Matrix

4 person sitting in the bus wearing same clothes and having same hair

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John L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Somethings not right here. Are those IV bags hanging down from above?

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#16

Another Glitch In The Matrix

Two womens sitting in the bus and wearing similar leggings

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#18

There's A Glitch In The Matrix

Person reading newspaper and there is man's face similar to reader in a newspaper

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#20

Come And Play With Us. Forever

Two womans sitting and wearing same purple clothes

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#21

Glitch In Matrix At My Local Coffee Shop

Two person sitting and wearing similar blue shirts

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#24

Doppelgangers

Woman and man standing and wearing similar clothes

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Person person2 = person1.clone(); person2.setGender(Gender.female);

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#25

Did I Capture A Glitch In The Matrix?

Two man walking and wearing same blue clothes

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This.. this is... what kind of SORCERY took PLACE here?!

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#26

A Glitch In The Matrix

Two womans standing near redboxes and wearing same clothes

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#27

Slight Glitch In The Matrix

Two womans walking and wearing same blue clothes and red bags

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want to see what's gonna happen when he try to grap the hand of the wrong wife.

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#28

I Encountered A Triple-Glitch In The Matrix A Few Days Ago

Three womans walking and wearing same clothes and having same long hairs

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#30

I Found Another Glitch In The Matrix

Three man sitting at the table and wearing same shirts and looking similar

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#33

I Witnessed A Glitch In The Matrix At Walmart Today

Two man at grocery store wearing same clothes

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#34

So My Buddy Sat Down At Our Local Mexican Restaurant

Man and woman sitting and wearing same clothes

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#36

The Matrix Is Glitching Again

Two man wearing yellow shirts bag and black shorts looking similar

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some parents have no consideration for the school staff 😂😂😂

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#37

Pinks Stripes Are In This Season

Womans sitting in the bus and wearing same clothes

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#39

Glitch In The Matrix

Two man sitting at the concert and wearing similar shirts

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#41

There's Been A Glitch In The Matrix

Three womans walking and wearing same jackets

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#42

Glitch In The Matrix

Two girls standing in the train and wearing same shirts and have same hairstyle

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#43

I Too Spotted A Glitch In The Matrix Today

Two womans wearing blue shirts and black jeans

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#44

Glitch In The Matrix

Two man sitting and looking similar

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We should add Wheezy Waiter and Michael from V-Sauce into this picture and really freak people out.

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#45

Today I Witnessed A Glitch In The Matrix

Two womans walking and wearing same clothes

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#50

We've Got A Glitch In The Matrix

Two mans working at 7 Eleven and looking the same

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Two twins with different baldness patterns, running the family owned franchise.

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#52

A Glitch In The Matrix

Person sitting and wearing blue shirts and looking similar

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#53

Mirror

Persons standing near each others and writing on the paper and looking similar

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Daria B
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Okay. This one might actually be a uniform. These guys are clearly working together on some papers.

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#58

Sydney University, Located In The Same City Where The Matrix Was Filmed

Two mans walking and wearing same clothes with backpacks

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#59

I Don't Know If I Missed The Boat On This But: Another Glitch In The Matrix

Two mans standing in the line and wearing same clothes

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