Doppelgänger, from the German word meaning ‘double goer’, is an alter-ego, a double or a look-alike of a certain person.
Some people believe seeing a doppelgänger is a paranormal phenomenon, and view such events as symbolizing bad luck. Some even fear it as an omen of death.
On the other hand, another prevailing myth is that every person has a look-alike somewhere on the planet. Clearly, the chances of meeting one’s double among 7,5 billion people are not very high.
By the law of probabilities, however, it is bound to happen to more people than we think. Imagine that!
There are even many celebrity doppelgängers: Will Ferrell and Chad Smith, Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel, Edie Falco and Ellen Degeneres… but we all know about those.
Bored Panda made a list of everyday people who stumbled upon their doubles. Check it out.
#1 These two were sat next to each other on a commercial flight
Then they checked into the same hotel and went to share their life stories over a beer!
#2 They spotted each other in a shopping mall
#3 These ladies met at a wedding
Incredibly, they are not related, one is the other cousin’s husband’s sister