50 People Share The Time They Randomly Met Their Doppelgängers And It Was Like Looking In A Mirror

They say that there’s about one in 135 chance that a pair of complete doppelgangers exists somewhere in the world. But the odds of meeting someone who looks identical to you is only one in 1 trillion. Highly unlikely, but it could still happen. Well, we have all done a double take when we mistook a random person for someone we know. Although chances are very slim, you may just bump into your lookalike when you least expect it.

Folk wisdom has it that doppelgangers are harbingers of bad luck and even death. According to some folklore, meeting your doppelganger often means that bad luck or death will soon follow. This is why in the olden days, seeing a lookalike is considered a bad omen.  And people would want to avoid seeing them as much as possible. Well, time has changed and some superstitions are no longer taken seriously. And that includes the creepy myth about meeting our identical lookalikes.


“My Doppelganger Was Seated Next To Me On A Plane, Then We Accidentally Checked Into The Same Hotel And Went For A Beer”

complete doppelgangers seating next to each other on plane
Lee Beattie | Ross Hunt

Today, people consider it a fortunate encounter when they stumble upon their complete doppelgangers. They would even pose together in photos to commemorate the moment that could only happen one in a trillion. None of these non-biologically related twins have no idea that they would see each other in the most unexpected places. And if it happens to these people, it could also happen to you. Your lookalike may just be seating next to you on a plane, or you may coincidentally meet them at random parties.


“I Found My Literal Doppelgänger Just Now Wtf”

complete doppelgangers meeting in unexpected places


“I Ran Into My Doppelganger At My Cousin’s Wedding And She’s My Cousin’s Husband’s Sister, No Other Relation”

lookalikes meeting at a wedding



lookalikes at a beer party


“My Friend Met His Doppelganger Last Night”

my friend met his lookalike last night

We’ve featured a previous post where people shared the time they unexpectedly met their doppelgangers. And the same instances have been piling up so here’s the second part to it.


“My Own Doppelgänger That I Ran Into At A Music Festival, Plus A Face-Swap Of The Photo”

doppelgangers at the music festival


“My Friend Found Her Doppelgänger At A Party”

lookalikes meeting at a party


“My Friend Also Found His Doppelgänger At A Party”

doppelgangers meeting at a party


“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.

college lookalikes posing for a photo


“Found My Doppelgänger. Funny…. We Even Share The Same Birthday”



“My Dad’s Coworker Is Also His Doppelgänger”

coworker doppelgangers


“My Girlfriend Met Her Doppelgänger”

my girlfriend met her lookalike


“I Met My Twin Brother From Another Mother At The Bar. His Name Is Adam And He Also Likes Beer”

met my twin brother from another mother at the bar


“My Bf (left) Met His Doppelganger At Ikea Last Night”

complete doppelgangers at ikea


“Saw Doppelgänger On Front Page, Met Mine A Few Weeks Ago”

complete doppelgangers seeing each other


“Met My Doppelgänger And Thought I’d Share. We Even Had Matching Hair Accessories. I’m On The Left”

doppelgangers with same hair accessories


“I Was Walking Around A While Back And Met My Doppelganger, We Even Have The Same First Name”

complete strangers with the same name


“Met My Doppelgänger. He’s A Better Smiler Than I Am.”

lookalike is a better smiler
David Bazan


“So My Friend Found His Doppelgänger”

my friend found his identical lookalike


“This Is Me And My Doppelgänger. Have Any Of You Redditors Met Yours In Real Life?”

identical lookalikes seeing each other


“Met My Doppelgänger”

meeting lookalike in unexpected places


“My Friend Just Found His Doppelgänger”

doppelgangers are like looking at the mirror


“My Friend Met His Doppelganger On A Night Out…”

my friend met his lookalike at a night out


“I Met My Doppelgänger In Australia!”

doppelgangers in australia


“Was Out Last Saturday Night Minding My Own Business When A Guy And His Parents Approached Me For A Photo. Apparently I’m His Doppelgänger?”

lookalike asked for a photo


“It’s Always An Interesting Night When You Randomly Run Into A Beard Doppelgänger”

beard doppelgangers


“I Found My Doppelgänger In A Bar Bathroom”

met my lookalike at a bar bathroom


“Found My Doppelganger, Bought Him A Jager And Got This Photo Op.”

photo op with my lookalike





“I Finally Meet Longtime Virtual Pal Steve Burnett. Other People Stare In Horror At The Uncanny Duplication.”

meeting with long time virtual pal
Bryan Alexander


“My Brother Met His Black Doppelganger Last Night”

guy meets his black version


“I Think I Found My Beard Doppelgänger”

beard lookalikes


“Just Now, Found My Doppelganger. Surreal. My Mom Told Me To Ask My Father Why This Guy Looks Like Me…”

complete strangers with the same smile


“Met My Doppelgänger At Work! She Was Hired To The Same Unit 3 Months Before Me”

lookalikes coworkers


“My Fiancé Ran Into His Doppelgänger At A Car Show. I Called The Guy Over And Made Them Take A Picture Together.”

complete strangers look alike


“My friend met a stranger at a wedding that looked just like him and was wearing the same thing.”

doppelgangers wear the same suit at the wedding


“My friend traveled all the way to Thailand to randomly find his doppelganger”

lookalikes met in thailand


“Standing in line in KC we found my friends exact doppelganger”

my friend met his lookalike while standing in line


“Agonist fans are always telling me that I look so much like @KikoLoureiro. Finally got the pic with matching @ibanezofficial! He’s an inspiring player and a really cool down to earth guy.”

band guitarist doppelgangers