25+ Uncanny Photos of Coincidences That Will Blow Your Mind
Have you ever seen The Matrix? This movie got many of us wondering about those real-life "glitches" or coincidences that we see on the street! In this huge compilation of uncanny images, we show you over 40 photos that are worthy of a double-take. These incredible coincidences are sure to surprise you. You might even seriously start questioning whether The Matrix is real. Strap yourself in and get ready to have your mind blown!
Are These Two Sisters?
This first coincidence has really got us scratching our heads. Do you think these two women are twins? Even so, it's not exactly the done thing to continue dressing alike into adulthood... While their hair looks a little different, their outfits are literally the same. Perhaps they're best friends that went to the same sale at Target! We wonder if they're choosing the same movie to watch in those matching coral sweatpants!
If the Shoe Fits
Some of the best bargains can be found in thrift stores, especially in the shoe section. Plus, you're recycling so you're basically saving the planet at the same time, right? And even if you don't find awesome clothes to wear, you might still see something weird or interesting! Think these shoes look like see-through jelly sandals? Take a closer look! These shoes are just straight up polka-dotted! What a weird optical illusion.
These adorable animals seem to be paying more attention to the road rules than some humans we've seen... what's next, moose driving pickup trucks? Turns out Bojack Horseman might have predicted the future. Maybe they should even paint a, uhh, zebra crossing on the road just to make it really clear. Anyway, these little guys seem to be pretty polite, so we're going to go ahead and assume that this is somewhere in Canada.
This photo is sure to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Two women with blue hair and yellow scarves? At the same time of year, at the same time of day, in this very same part of the country, localized right behind each other in the same building?! We can barely believe this one. It's not like having blue hair is common, unless they're both lining up to get tickets to some kind of Marge Simpson fan club? You be the judge!
Road to Nowhere
Hey - it's another optical illusion! This image almost looks just like a beautiful view of a mountain on the road, but it turns out that there's actually a truck there! You wouldn't want to be driving behind this guy. If you weren't paying attention to your driving you might just end up going into the back of this tanker in a traffic jam. This photo serves as a reminder to always keep your eyes on the road - you never know what oddities you might see!
Queen on the Run
This masterpiece makes Queen Elizabeth look like some kind of creature from Greek mythology! We wonder if the coin designers did this on purpose? It seems like it is more likely that it's an accident, as everyone knows how much the British love their Royals. This particular 50p coin is from the United Kingdom, and was issued in 2004. Those legs are supposed to represent Roger Bannister, who managed to run a mile under four minutes!
Orange You Shocked?
We've seen one woman matching another with blue hair, but how about someone matching their hair with their afternoon snack? This lady got a very curious surprise when she peeled this fruit. Instead of being one uniform color all over like citrus fruit usually are, this one just so happened to perfectly match her hair! It even fades in the same way from deep red to pale orange at the bottom! Who would have thought?
Unless you're Mickey Mouse or Barack Obama, it isn't every day that you find some kind of generic, store-bought merchandise with your face on it. But that's the surprise that this fellow got when he walked into a clothing store to find some socks! Even the eye color matches. Maybe he was the model for the artist that drew the original image? We may never know, but it sure is a strong resemblance!
A Book Just For Baby
Isn't it funny how similar the baby looks to the photo? Maybe this is even a personalized book. This absolute cutie must have been very excited when their parents opened up a new picture book for them, only to reveal this character! Although, to be honest, the kid doesn't look so impressed. Perhaps they just haven't looked in the mirror as much as the child in the book! They'll appreciate it all the more when they're older. How adorable!
While we can't think of any specific seasonal holidays that involve painting your nails white and gold, this person sure is committed to celebrating it! Perhaps they brought the chocolate wrapper into their nail technician and said: "I want it to match perfectly!" If that's the case, we want the name of their salon! It seems more likely that they just got this cute diagonal design and noticed the odd coincidence while enjoying some candy.
Ken The Fashionista IRL
When many of us were little, we used to enjoy making up stories with our dolls. Playing out imaginary scenes with Barbie, Ken, Skipper, and Kelly was the highlight of our day! Some of us imagined what our dolls might look like in real life, but no-one expected to actually meet them. Kids with this particular Ken toy are going to lose their minds! It turns out there really is a Ken that looks like this (although we're willing to bet his name isn't Ken).
What a Car-nundrum!
We're not sure what this woman was thinking when she got dressed this morning. Her red-and-blue dress is unusually similar to both the cars she stands next to. Come to think of it, who even sells dresses like that? This is a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence! We are very curious about her fashion choices. Perhaps she is a spy trying to blend in with her environment. This is an innovative new approach to camouflage!
Rice is Rice
This one is sure to make you go: "Hey, wait a second!" It looks like the supermarket merchandising team really had a laugh with this product placement. Whoever was in charge of packaging for each brand either got lazy and used the same stock photo or just didn't do their research! This is especially bad considering one of these products costs twice as much as the other. What do you think happened here?
Who Wore it Better?
This person clearly spotted the Kleenex box here and immediately recognized the pattern. Is the tissue company in cahoots with a clothing company? The design of this box is basically the same as their shirt, except in reverse. Even the colors are exactly the same! Of course, we have to ask: who do you think wore it better? We're inclined to say that the person did, but who knows - their whole outfit isn't pictured!
*Heart Eyes Emoji*
Do you love cats as much as we do? Not to be one of those crazy cat people, but this is one adorable kitty! The little munchkin's owner must have spotted this shirt and bought it right away. Either that, or he got it specially made to show his love for this gorgeous little ginger cat. The kitten sitting in the bucket on this tank top looks uncannily like the charming creature he is holding in his arms. Maybe the cat even modeled for the shirt? Super cute!
A Spooky Series of Numbers!
We'll admit that some of these coincidences are a little more dubious than others, but this one is truly creepy. This guy ran a marathon in his favorite shirt, which just so happens to have the numbers "33607" on it. He also got given the very same number when he signed up for the marathon, and when he ran it he took 3 hours, 36 minutes and 7 seconds! Do you think he just stood at the finish line and waited? Either way, this synchronicity is spooky as hell!
The Chicken or the Egg?
As if the debate about whether the chicken or the egg came first wasn't already confusing enough. Now we have this one to figure out as well! Can you determine how this egg was cooked? It looks like it really wanted to be a chicken and not breakfast. Alas, this egg wasn't one of the lucky ones, and instead, it ended up on the kitchen table. Poor little chook. If there's anything that makes us think about going vegan, this is definitely it.
This adorable sleeping dog chose a sunny space for a nap. Little did he know that the sunny patch of the floor he lay in was going to make it look like he had spots! Or does he actually have big round circles on his fur? This is definitely an optical illusion we won't forget. Moreover, the image has us scratching our heads over what caused the illusion. Maybe it was aliens?! Those curious spheres look suspiciously like UFOs... Yep, without a doubt, it was aliens.
Just Like the Picture!
Whenever you buy a new phone or computer, there's always a default background image. You know the ones we mean. They're usually of some kind of scenery. No one ever really bothers to find out where the actual photos were taken, or what the photos are of. But you can imagine this guy's surprise when he found the exact location where his background image was taken! He looks pretty baffled, don't you think? We wonder where in the world he is!
A Starbucks Wormhole?
Time is pretty mysterious. If you've seen Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, or Interstellar, you've probably entertained the possibility of coming back and visiting yourself or your relatives when you're older. Maybe two of these people have a time machine we don't know about? Or perhaps one of them simply got stuck in some kind of wormhole and now they have to eat lunch together for eternity! Not such a bad deal, when you think about it!
Seeing Double or Triple
Phew! Looks like there might have been a fire sale at the local SUV dealership recently. It's pretty common to see two similar vehicles parked in a row, but three? There's definitely some inception-level weirdness going on. All three of these cars are even the same color! Maybe they belong to the same family, but even so, we can't imagine buying three of the same truck. How would you tell whose car was which?!
Imagine this: you head out for a nice date with your partner, only to be seated right behind someone wearing nearly the same couple's outfit as you! Looks like this actually happened to these two couples when they unwittingly went out to eat at the same Asian restaurant one night. They even have similar kinds of hair. If only the woman on the right was wearing beige pants, then it would be the perfect match!
Fetch the Garlic!
Most good samaritans decide to head to the blood donation center to give blood. But the owner of this vehicle might not have quite the same motives... Someone needs to alert the nurses at the Red Cross before it's too late! All jokes aside, the person who parked here is probably a Red Cross staff member themselves. Maybe even a nurse that likes vampire films! At least we sincerely hope so, because otherwise, this is kind of terrifying.
Stupid Old Freight Trucks?
Do you think a certain pop star owns these two trucks? Looks like Taylor Swift had a "blank space," and she wrote her own name! When she sang "I could show you incredible things," we didn't quite think that this was what she meant. All kidding aside, what are the chances of this happening? Maybe these two truckies know each other and decided to travel together just for laughs. It's probably more likely that this is just a spooky coincidence!
Me Want Beer! Omnomnom
If you grew up with Sesame Street, you will remember the silly blue monster who loved cookies. And of all the programs out there on TV, this well-loved kids' show is one of the most popular. The long-running series had its pilot episode back in 1969, making it 50 years old! Even more impressive is that there are now 150 different versions of Sesame Street in 70 languages. No matter where in the world you're from, this coincidence is bound to crack you up.
But Do You Though?
Eek! This one is as embarrassing as it is funny. Whoever is in charge of the PR for Halford's must have fallen asleep at the wheel that day! The public cleanup for this one is going to be a nightmare. If you look closely, the back of the truck says: "We go the extra mile!" We very much doubt that this vehicle will be going any further today in one of the most hilarious coincidences yet. It just goes to show that you should probably think hard about your company slogans!
Your Baby is... How Old?
Any parent knows that babies can be pretty demanding. Leaving the house with a child is stressful, but going into a busy supermarket with a baby can be hell. Especially if that baby has oddly specific requests for liquor! The owners of this supermarket clearly had a few wines themselves when they were deciding where they would put the alcohol section of the store. All the same, it's sure to give new parents a good giggle when they go to buy diapers!
Only Missing a Halo
There are some times in our lives when we need a little help from someone who knows what to do in an emergency. Anyone who works for the fire or ambulance service knows how important their jobs are to members of the public! Some might even say that saving people's lives on a daily basis is God's work! In this peculiar photo, someone managed to capture this firefighter at exactly the right moment. These people are true angels!
Something Fishy Going On...
What on earth is going on here? Perhaps this photographer finally discovered the sunken city of Atlantis. Presumably, though, this fish just chose the right moment to get in front of the camera for his close-up. He just so happened to swim exactly where this reef tourist's head should be, making it appear as though they are half-fish, half-human! It's almost like an episode of Spongebob Squarepants. "Oh, who lives in a pineapple under the sea!"
No Ordinary Cat
Again with the surreal animal pictures! This gorgeous rainbow kitty is relaxing in exactly the right spot. It looks like it's about to reveal a long, toothy grin and say: "We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad!" To be honest, looking at so many of these photos has got us believing in magic. Maybe this cat is onto something. Perhaps Alice's Adventures in Wonderland actually happened! Either that or, you know, there's a crystal hanging in the window or something. Hmmm... Which could it be?
Have you ever been flirted with by... a pickup truck? Looks like the driver behind this Mitsubishi has been! While it's likely that there is just some form of artwork loaded into the back, it sure does look a certain kind of way from this angle. It appears as though they're carrying the head of a giant woman with a headscarf in the boot. That's the thing about first impressions and flirting though: looks can be deceiving!
A New Parrot-Moose Hybrid
We've heard of ligers, which is when they breed tigers with lions. And we also know about the zebroid, which is a zebra crossed with any kind of horse or equine creature. We would now like to announce that there is a new hybrid in town: the paroose! Naturally, this is when zookeepers cross a moose with a parrot. It's a miracle of modern science! (Just kidding. This little guy just so happens to be perched in front of a mounted moose head).
Minnie Mouse IRL
Ever considered what Minnie Mouse looked like when she was growing up? Maybe you've pondered what she might look like if she were a real human. Well, here you are! We unearthed this exclusive photo just for you! But enough with the sarcasm. The photographer here clearly snapped this image of a little girl with her mother at precisely the right time! Rather than seeing the little girl, it just looks like a mini Minnie! Do you think it's intentional?
Life Imitates Art
This one made us calmly go: "Aahhhh." Look how beautifully the wave has formed over the rock here. Perhaps it's a little seal having a snooze? We're not exactly sure, but at any rate, it looks like a mirror image of the rocks further out at sea in the background. Isn't nature wonderful? This one has us feeling philosophical. Sometimes life truly does imitate art - or perhaps it is the other way around! Art has been imitating the wonders of real life all along.
We saw before how beautiful nature could be, but in the true mind-bending spirit of coincidences, let's consider this photo. Do you think that animals and other natural creatures wish they could take photos of us? Phew, that one has really got our minds going. In this image, a man in an office building perfectly snaps a photo of an Aztec Eagle perched beside his window, making it appear as though the eagle is taking pictures of him!
Jesus Was Into Watersports, Apparently
OK, so we knew that Jesus could walk on water, but did you also know that he could slide on water? Just joking! This obviously isn't Jesus. For one thing, they didn't have cameras back in the day! What kind of watersport do you think this could be? Perhaps this man is learning to wakeboard, although there is a severe lack of wakeboard in the photo. Whatever it is that he's doing, the photographer certainly captured a neat snap with this one!
You "Wood Knot" Believe His Hairstyle
Punk rockers have so many wild and wacky hairstyles, but this guy seems to have gone above and beyond! Maybe liberty spikes are out? In this puzzling image, it looks as though this fellow has used an entire pot of hair gel trying to make his locks look like a tree! Look a little closer though, and it turns out that it might just be an optical illusion. The tree in the background blends in with his hairstyle, making it seem as though he has an elaborate hairdo!
This One is Definitely Aliens
Some of the other images in this collection had us convinced for a moment that there were truly aliens walking the same earth as us. Call Mulder and Scully from The X Files! We've got a new case on our hands. Out of all the pictures, this one has us the most convinced. Of course, we know it's just a person with a pet frog, but isn't it eerie? We bet that if they did take over Area 51 this is what they'd find... a whole bunch of people taking selfies with their pet frogs, of course!
You May Kiss the... uhh, Shark
Looks like these newlyweds have a third wheel... a shark! This awesome photo was snapped just at the right time, and now it looks as though the couple got a little more than they bargained for when they decided to take their wedding photos at an aquarium. Of course, this unassuming shark was probably just out for a swim to see if he could find any snacks. He unwittingly got his first kiss instead. Awww!
Lord of the Rings: Return of the Library Book
Many people have seen the Lord of the Rings movies, but have you read J.R.R. Tolkien's epic novels of the same name? This person certainly has, and they're pictured here with their head literally in a book. What do you think? Maybe it's another one of those wormholes, with a young Aragorn slipping through the cracks of space-time. But then again, probably not. We also doubt that anyone actually reads full novels this close to their face. If they do, it might be time to visit the optometrist!
A Very Fishy Cloud
If you're partial to lying on your back in the grass and staring up at the clouds, you will know that there are some pretty cool formations up there if you only take the time to look! Most of us are busy staring at our phones when we're out and about. We rarely tilt our heads upward to look at the sky. We hope that this awesome image of a fishy-looking cloud inspires you to get out into nature if you can, and look at the beauty it has to offer!
The picture is a fairly interesting photo of British "Brexit Party" leader Nigel Farage. This perfectly-timed image casts his likeness to a certain German historical figure with an unusual halo of lights around his head. Farage recently addressed attendees of the Sydney Conservative Political Action Conference. In his speech, he called the late Queen mother an “overweight, chain-smoking gin drinker,” and said unsavory things about Harry & Meghan. Booo!
Aliens, For Sure.
Isn't it a coincidence that so many of these images are just people or other creatures that look like aliens? Maybe we've just watched too much X-Files, but it sure seems spooky to us. This photo depicts an unsuspecting passenger on a bus with a kind of extraterrestrial-looking head! We definitely did a double-take. And maybe we did want to believe that it was aliens. But this case is not much of a mystery: it's just another optical illusion. Sigh.
Speaking of Aliens...
What else did you think we were going to say? You've seen the Alien films. In this very odd image, our horsey friend appears to be a little like the Xenomorph. These creatures are basically the "alien" component of the film and are a deadly species of endoparasitoid creatures that reproduce by latching on to a host organism. And you thought this was just going to be about equine animals! Sorry (not sorry).
Did it Hurt?
...when she fell from heaven? Cheesy pick-up lines aside, this image seems to have been captured at exactly the right time. Now, what is it we were saying about walking around on our phones all day, never looking up? If she was a real angel, this young lady probably would have seen enough of the sky though, so we don't really blame her. These wings were probably painted with this exact photographic idea in mind. How cool is that?
Sure, we were tempted to make a fish pun, but we think that ship might have sailed. Speaking of maritime activities, this man caught the same catfish twice in one year! Maybe he should go on MTV! Regardless, we hope this guy went out and bought a lottery ticket after catching this fish again. What are the odds? We'd love to know where his secret fishing spot is though because the fish in that river are enormous!
We hope you enjoyed checking out these ultra-strange images of coincidences and optical illusions. Which one was your favorite? Do you believe in aliens yet? At any rate, if you enjoyed this collection of images, be sure to share them with your pals. And there's plenty more where that came from! Here are some similar articles that are also bound to amaze you.