If you’re a fan of the Matrix series, then you might remember that there was a phenomenon discussed in it known as the “glitch”. In real life, we call it deja vu, and we’re not quite sure how it works. Some speculate it’s our mind having an epiphany and creating two memories at one time and it seems as if you’ve seen something happen before. In the Matrix, this was called a glitch, and it happened when something was changed that should not be changed.
Things like the windows being replaced with brick walls. The side effects are what we call deja vu, of something happening again due to the change. In real life, there’s another form of “Matrix glitch” that is not a deja vu, and it’s what we call finding your doppelganger. I, myself, have never found my own doppelganger, but there are some lucky people out there who ran into strangers who were spitting images of themselves. They’ll make you look twice too!
#1 My Doppelganger Was Seated Next To Me On A Plane, Then We Accidentally Checked Into The Same Hotel And Went For A Beer
BBC did a thorough investigation on doppelgangers!
Folk wisdom has it that everyone has a doppelganger; somewhere out there there’s a perfect duplicate of you, with your mother’s eyes, your father’s nose and that annoying mole you’ve always meant to have removed. The notion has gripped the popular imagination for millennia – it was the subject of one of the oldest known works of literature – inspiring the work of poets and scaring queens to death.
#2 I Found My Literal Doppelgänger Just Now Wtf
#3 I Ran Into My Doppelganger At My Cousin’s Wedding And She’s My Cousin’s Husband’s Sister, No Other Relation
But is there any truth in it? We live on a planet of over seven billion people, so surely someone else is bound to have been born with your face? It’s a silly question with serious implications – and the answer is more complicated than you might think.
#4 My Friend Met His Doppelganger Last Night
#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
#6 My Own Doppelganger That I Ran Into At A Music Festival, Plus A Face-Swap Of The Photo
Armed with a public collection of photographs of U.S. military personnel and the help of colleagues from the University of Adelaide, Teghan painstakingly analysed the faces of nearly four thousand individuals, measuring the distances between key features such as the eyes and ears. Next she calculated the probability that two peoples’ faces would match.
#7 My Friend Found Her Doppelganger At A Party
#8 My Friend Also Found His Doppelgänger At A Party
#9 They have the same beard
What she found was good news for the criminal justice system, but likely to disappoint anyone pining for their long-lost double: the chances of sharing just eight dimensions with someone else are less than one in a trillion. Even with 7.4 billion people on the planet, that’s only a one in 135 chance that there’s a single pair of doppelgangers. “Before you could always be questioned in a court of law, saying ‘well what if someone else just looks like him?’ Now we can say it’s extremely unlikely,” says Teghan.
#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
#11 Ten 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.
#12 Found My Doppelganger. Funny…. We Even Share The Same Birthday
#13 My Dads Coworker Is Also His Doppelgänger
#14 My Girlfriend Met Her Doppelganger
#15 I Met My Twin Brother From Another Mother At The Bar. His Name Is Adam And He Also Likes Beer
It’s a mathematical certainty, but reversing the problem reveals just how staggeringly long the monkey would have to toil. Ignoring grammar, the monkey has a one in 26 chance of correctly typing the first letter of Macbeth. So far, so good. But already by the second letter the chance has shrunk to one in 676 (26 x 26) and by the end of the fourth line (22 letters) it’s one in 13 quintillion. When you multiply probabilities together, the chances of something actually happening disappear very, very quickly.
#16 My Bf (left) Met His Doppelganger At Ikea Last Night
#17 Saw Doppelgänger On Front Page Met Mine A Few Weeks Ago
#18 His Girlfriend Of One Year Started Walking Towards Me Thinking I Was Him…
#19 Met My Doppelgänger And Thought I’d Share. We Even Had Matching Hair Accessories. I’m On The Left
#20 I (im The Shorter One) Met My Canadian Doppelganger On A Cruise Ship With My Wife On Our Honeymoon!
#21 Got Stationed In Okinawa And Shortly After My Doppelgänger Joined My Unit
#22 I Was Walking Around A While Back And Met My Doppleganger, We Even Have The Same First Name
#23 Met My Doppelgänger. He’s A Better Smiler Than I Am.
But that’s not quite the end of the story. The study relied on exact measurements; if your doppelganger’s ears are 59 mm but yours are 60, your likeness wouldn’t count. In any case, you probably won’t remember the last time you clocked an uncanny resemblance based on the length of someone’s ears.
#24 These two army lads can get into a lot of shenanigans together
#25 This Is Me And My Doppelgänger. Have Any Of You Redditors Met Yours In Real Life?
#26 Event staff
#27 My Friend Just Found His Doppelganger
#28 My Friend Met His Doppelganger On A Night Out…
#29 I Met My Doppelganger In Australia!
#30 Just Twenty Minutes Before I Walked Into The Restaurant, The Server Told Her She Looked Like Me. We Actually Already Know Each Other.
#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?
#32 Ran Into My Daughter On A Business Trip… Oops. Guess Not.
Francois Brunelle, who has photographed over 200 pairs of doubles for his project I’m not a look-alike, agrees. “For me it’s when you see someone and you think it’s the other person. It’s the way of being, the sum of the parts.” When seen apart, his subjects looked like perfect clones. “When you get them together and you see them side by side, sometimes you feel that they are not the same at all.”
#33 It’s Always An Interesting Night When You Randomly Run Into A Beard Doppelganger
#34 My Wife (left) Met Her Doppelgänger On Our Holiday In Rome.
#35 I Found My Doppelganger In A Bar Bathroom
#36 Found My Doppelganger, Bought Him A Jager And Got This Photo Op
#37 They’ve got the same energy
#38 I Finally Meet Longtime Virtual Pal Steve Burnett. Other People Stare In Horror At The Uncanny Duplication.
#39 My Brother Met His Black Doppelganger Last Night
#40 I Think I Found My Beard Doppelgänger
#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.
#42 Met My Doppelganger At Work! Now We’re Besties!
It’s a striking demonstration of the way faces are stored in the brain: more like a map than an image. When you bump into a friend on the street, the brain immediately sets to work recognising their features – such as hairline and skin tone – individually, like recognising Italy by its shape alone. But what if they’ve just had a haircut? Or they’re wearing makeup?
#43 Just Now, Found My Doppelganger. Surreal. My Mom Told Me To Ask My Father Why This Guy Looks Like Me…
#44 My Brother From Another Mother.
#45 Met My Doppelgänger At Work! She Was Hired To The Same Unit 3 Months Before Me
#47 Never Met My Doppelgänger But He’s A Korean Rapper Called Zico!
#48 Found My Doppelgänger At The Pub After My Friends Went Up And Hugged Her 😂
#49 My Fiancé Ran Into His Doppelgänger At A Car Show. I Called The Guy Over And Made Them Take A Picture Together.
#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.
What about you? Have you ever found a doppelganger? Tell us down in the comments!