What's the most incredible coincidence that ever happened to you?
October 7, 2017 3:56am CST
While I was working at a famous fast food chain long time ago, I got along really well with a male coworker who handled the French fries machine. Whenever he’s on duty, no customer ever complained of soggy, tasteless fries. One day, I was late for work and I was in a hurry when I met him on the store front. I slapped him on the back but strangely, he just stared at me. I wanted to call him out for the cold indifference but I didn’t have enough time so I went inside. Then I saw him pouring frozen potato fries on the fry basket, mentally calculating the amount of fries to the number of customers lining up. I couldn’t believe my eyes because he was just outside! He caught me staring at him like he’s a UFO and with knowing eyes, he said “Oh you met my twin brother outside. He came by for a visit.” Funny but I’d rather have a doppelgänger experience. ;)
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I had the same experience. When we lived in France I used to go out early in the morning to buy fresh products at the market. Almost every day I met a middle aged French man and we exchanged a few words, he kissed my cheek and we went back to our homes. One morning I met him, I kissed him on the cheek, started to talk and he had a funny look. He finally said "I think you mistook me for my twin brother".
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That was funny! I was out one night downtown and it was too early to go home and so I went into a fancy coffeehouse to look around and hoping there might be somebody I knew. I saw a man that looked familiar but wasn't sure. He saw me staring at him and asked me if we knew each other and he was sitting with 2 women. I went over and said that he looked familiar and I got into a conversation and started telling them that I was a writer and wrote some songs and had some videos on YouTube. I even sang a song to them. They were very good-natured and kind and we had a nice time. They wouldn't tell me who they were but told me to look up his name on the internet. When I got home, I found out that he was a famous movie director and that one of the women with him was a very famous singer. I think I made a fool of myself.
@sol_cee I knew something was fishy. I noticed that there was something going on but they did not reveal their identities. I guess they didn't want me to make a big fuss as they were just relaxing and enjoying the dessert. While I had seen some of the movies of the director, I did not recognize the name. However, I would have recognized the name of the singer as she was quite famous when I was young but she wouldn't tell me. It made for a memorable experience that I will never forget.
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• Aurora, Missouri
Oh, wow! I really like your story about meeting your friend's twin! I can tell you a very strange coincidence, Sherlocked! It just happened when I read your discussion. When I was talking with @pgntwo last night on one of his discussions, I told him about the time I made a new friend by accident. I thought the guy was my friend so was talking to him like I always do, just having fun and being silly. He did look at me strangely at first, but I was self-absorbed and didn't think anything about it. Hmmm... instead of me repeating the story I already told, how about if I give you a link to @pgntwo's discussion and you can read it there?
• Jacksonville, Florida
My "twin" lives where I was born and lived most of my life. I have never seen her but my aunt has and my husband did before him and I ever met! My aunt thought it was me and kept calling my name-the other "me" looked at her like she was losing it. Lol.
Not necessarily incredible, but this happened to my daughter. About 15 years ago, she was living in Vancouver, BC....traveled to Amsterdam with her professor....sat on a train....across from the one person in the world that she knew in the Netherlands.
• Aurora, Missouri
I would find that very difficult to believe, Toni! After all, you are extremely beautiful! How likely do you believe there is another woman as beautiful as you without looking like you? Now, multiply that number by a million and you will come to the comparatively unlikely conclusion I've already reached! (grinning and teasing you! ) Or, if you don't like the odds I quoted you, I suppose you could read this study and believe the figures they suggest are correct, instead! Although, I know I have two doppelgangers... One is a cousin who looks just like me. The other is a guy who grew up in a town 12 miles from where I grew up. When my daughter was 5 years old we were in the Casey's Convenience store when the lady running the cash register looked at me really funny and ask if I had forgotten something. I looked over at her and ask what did she mean? About the same time, Pretty walked over to me and took my hand. The lady looked at her and ask who was I babysitting for? I looked at her and told her Pretty was mine. The lady laughed and ask Pretty where her dad or mom was at. Pretty looked at me and then pointed at me and told her I was her dad. The lady kinda acted pissed, but didn't say anything else right then. Pretty and I paid for our things and left. A day or two later Pretty and I were back in the Casey's store and the same lady was running the register again. I pumped gas into my car and let Pretty go on into the store to wait for me. When I went in, the lady stopped me and ask where I got the little girl from when she had seen me a couple days before... I leaned around the end of the candy aisle and pointed at Pretty and ask if she meant my daughter? The lady acted pissed again but didn't say anything else... Pretty and I paid for our things and left. I was starting to think the lady had a medical issue and didn't like that she seemed fixated on Pretty, so after Pretty left for school the next morning, I drove to Casey's to ask her if there was some problem. I checked to make sure the lady was there, but didn't want to make a scene in front of other customers, so waited outside until everyone else left. When I went in, I ask why she had acted upset over my daughter being with me the two previous times I was in the store... The woman looked around for a minute and ask why I had told her I was single and didn't have any kids if Pretty was really mine... I told her I hadn't talked to her about my marital status or about not having a child,,, She started calling me names and saying I was just like all the other lying, cheating scum bags she had met (and a lot more in that same vein)... At the time, that sounded funny as heck to me! The woman sure did get even more upset because I laughed about it! Finally, I started getting pissed because she kept ranting about liars and cheats, pointing at me the whole time! I yelled that she didn't know me and I had never lied to her or cheated on any woman! We both kept yelling until I started laughing at the foolishness of it all and left the store. The next time Pretty and I went to Casey's, the woman was nice and apologized several times, then ask me if I knew some guy by the name of Wright. I told her no, I didn't recognize the name. She told me that Wright and I could have been twins. He was the one who was single and didn't have any kids. After the woman told me that story, everywhere Pretty and I went, someone either ask if I knew Wright or accused me of being him. That happened for over two years. I never did manage to meet him.
• Davao, Philippines
My experience about this doppelganger is scary. I don't know if you still remember this or if your best friend told you about this. One time, I was home right after my trip to where he had his training. He called me (ex-now) if I was home already. I told him yes an hour ago, he asked me if I'm sure. Then knowing he was kind of confuse, I asked him why? He said that the pregnant woman where I stayed was in the hospital fighting for her baby because she saw me touching her belly the night I went home. She said she saw me, and it's not a mistake. The hair, the clothes I wear. It was me she saw that night when she went to pee outside. And when they ask a psychic it was one of the so-called aswang who copied me. Yeah, that was scary.
hahaha! funny. i had that experience; i accidentally slapped the back of a male person thinking he was my student. i wanted to melt or evaporate when the person i slapped was a new doctor of the ward. he just smiled at me. blush blush
• United States
I don't have a doppelganger story, though my dad used to show me pictures from magazines or newspapers with a man that looked just like him. He would often joke that he was a spy and that they had caught his image in those articles. However I have an interesting story about when my sister met her future husband. I had gotten married and my sister wasn't very happy with me. We were tentatively emailing each other when she told me that she had met someone online (which is how I met my husband). She wanted me to play a guessing game with his name. She said his first name started with a "J" and his last name started with an "S". Every day I would send my guesses and everyday I was wrong. Then one day I went to my church group, it's a home church so just a bunch of families that get together and read the Bible. A new lady showed up with a bunch of kids and started complaining about this woman that her son had met online. I heard her mention her son's name and it started with a "J". I quickly discovered this lady's last name started with an "S"... So I asked her if the woman's name was "K. H." Her jaw dropped in astonishment as she said yes, it was. I told her that "K" was my sister. I then was given the third degree about my sister. Later that night, I emailed my sister and told her I had met her future mother-in-law and a few of her future brother-in-law's...and my sister was super pissed that I had met them first.
I was visiting a place and remembered one elderly gentleman who had lived there years ago. I told my wife that he might have been visiting the same restaurant we were going in and lo and behold he was sitting there sipping coffee. He was also visiting the place after years - siva
• United States
That is funny..One thing I always remember is I picked up the phone to call my sister, and her voice was on the other end of the phone line.!.I didn't hear the phone ring..and there she was on the line..it was realy ironic, and a coincidence if you believe in them. Oh another time..in Washington DC far away from where I went to HS, I saw some kids from my school getting off a tourmobile there..And a teacher from my school ran into a student from my school in Rome of all places!!
In my case, believe it or not whether you consider this a coincidence or not. My wife and I have a synchronous birthday. We are born in the same month, in the same date, and in the same year. We're married for 42 years. We're already 65 years old.
• United Kingdom
I don't think there have been any doppelganger stories (although I have often seen faces of deceased). But there has been many a co-incidence in which everyone knows everyone. I guess that's what happens, though, when you live in a small (ish) town and find people with similar interests as the people you used to know. The strangest one, perhaps, is that my partner used to date a girl who was at college with me. It seems I can barely mention anyone without discovering that they're related or friends with someone else. My partner plays a game at weekends and of the two other usual players, one is the brother of a girl who was my son's first 'girlfriend' (they were about 5 at the time, I think!) and the other is a friend of someone from my street who, in turn, is the dad of some people I used to spend time with as a kid. I met all these people completely separately. Yesterday, I went to talk to a new student's parents. I don't think the dad recognised me but he was also in the same group of friends as the dad in a previous sentence.