10 Fascinating Stories Of People Who Met their Doppelgangers

Have you ever done a double take when you see a person who looks uncannily like your friend — but is a total stranger? I’m sure we’ve gotten a comment one time or another from a person that we look exactly like someone they know. Studies show that you are likely to have a doppelganger in this world of 7.25 billion human beings — although there is a bleak chance that we will ever meet our doppelganger in our lifetime.

Michael Sheehan, professor of neurobiology and behavior at Cornell University, says, “There is only so much genetic diversity to go around. But if you shuffle that deck of cards so many times, at some point, you get the same hand dealt to you twice.

What happens though, if on that rare occasion that you meet your doppelganger in the flesh? Here are 10 amusing stories of real people who have met their unrelated identical twin.

Neil and Robert

A bearded man flying via Ryanair unexpectedly met his unrelated twin when they sat beside the flight! Neil Douglas was shocked to meet Robert Stirling on his flight from Stansted to County Clare. The two took a selfie and shared it on Twitter, with the photo immediately going viral.

Neil Douglas and Robert Stirling sported the same bushy beards, warm smiles and eyes. The pair both wore identical black shirts and amazingly realized they booked the same hotel in Ireland, so they later on enjoyed a pint of beer together in a nearby pub. What were the chances?

Jennifer and Ambra

These two women, who lived thousands of miles away, discovered their identical likeness just five minutes into joining Twin Strangers, a web site dedicated to finding their ‘identical’ lookalikes. Jennifer is from Texas while her twin stranger Ambra is from North Carolina.