Young Man Meets Identical Stranger In College And Discovers A Huge Mystery

It can definitely feel strange when you see someone that looks like you. However, usually it’s a fleeting moment and you probably never see that person again. However, that’s not what happened to 19-year-old Robert Shafran, who met his doppelganger on the first day of his new college in New York. Little did he know his encounter would change not only his but the lives of others, forever. Robert’s story is unique, to say the least, so take a look to see what happened when he ran into his lookalike, and what they both ended up discovering together.

First Day Of School

Students lounging
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An incoming sophomore at a college in Upstate New York, Robert found it strange when people he had never met began approaching him on campus. Both male and female students were coming up to him, giving him hugs, and acting like they’d been friends forever.

Robert was obviously confused and figured that someone was pulling a prank on him. But who would pull a prank on a new kid, especially in college? However, upon entering his dorm, his roommate had an interesting reaction.