Sunday 25 September 2016

Photographer left seeing double by plane doppelganger

Published 30/10/2015 | 13:56

The doppelgangers share a pint. (Neil Thomas Douglas/PA Wire)
The doppelgangers share a pint. (Neil Thomas Douglas/PA Wire)
Two lookalike strangers found themselves sitting next to each other on a flight (Neil Thomas Douglas/PA)

A man has spoken of the "total weirdness" of encountering his doppelganger after boarding a flight to see him sitting in his seat.

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Neil Thomas Douglas, a photographer from Glasgow, was travelling to Galway via London Stansted last night when he came face to face with the bearded stranger.

He said: "When I got on the Ryanair flight, there was a dude already on my seat - when the guy looked up, I thought: 'He looks like me'.

"We had a big laugh about it - everyone around us had a laugh, we took a selfie and that was it."

But the pair were later to encounter a further co incidence when they checked into the same hotel in Galway.

Neil added: "Later that night, I went to the pub and again, there was my twin. Total weirdness.

"We had a laugh and a pint."

The selfie was posted on Twitter by Lee Beattie, director of Wire Media, who wrote: "Guy on right is the husband of my friend. Guy on left is a STRANGER he met on a flight last night!"

It has since been retweeted thousands of times.

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