20 Times Regular People Spotted Glitches In The Matrix

There’s no two ways about it. Sometimes the universe just can’t cope with the sheer variety of human experiences. The result? Glitches in the Matrix so distressing that they will make you question life, reality and everything else you ever held to be true. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…

Imagine you’re out shopping only to look up and see this. You might feel the urgent need to dive into the nearest optometrist to get your eyes tested. Or see the nearest psychiatrist to make sure you aren’t just losing it.

At some point, you’re going to start believing that The Matrix was actually a documentary. After all, looking at this pair, it seems that there’s no way this is anything other than a glitch in the code that makes up our universe. The truth is out there…

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Remember the video games of old, in which the background characters would just be carbon copies of each other? Yeah, this definitely feels like whoever was programming this particular part of the universe just got lazy.

The rare super-glitch: where there’s not just one, but two, glitches adjacent to each other. The similarities here are absolutely mind-blowing, right down to the identical expressions each pair is pulling.

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You’ve got to wonder if these guys planned this deliberately. After all, if they didn’t, then there really is only one explanation. And it’s not one that’s going to help us sleep at night – as anyone who’s seen The Matrix will know.

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By the time you’ve looked through these photos, you’ll realize that whether you like it or not, you’ve taken the red pill. Indeed, there’s pretty much no going back from this: as Morpheus says, it’s time to find out how deep the rabbit hole goes.

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Whoever’s up there programming all this stuff, they should probably know that a simple gender swap won’t be enough to fool us. Indeed, they could have at least changed the color of their shirts, too. Otherwise, we might end up seeing right through their ruse.

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Let’s pretend for a second that this isn’t actually an error in the computer code that makes up our universe. Which one of these guys sat down last and thought absolutely nothing of the fact their exact doppelgänger was right there? Yeah, it just wouldn’t happen.

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We know fashion comes in waves, but there’s no way these three women would be in the same place, at the same time, wearing exactly the same clothes. Right? Either these are triplets screwing with us or we’re through the looking glass here.

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You can understand why the woman in front here wouldn’t be disturbed by the situation at hand. After all, she has no idea that she’s being followed by her clone. The second woman, though? Yeah, she should be freaking out right about now.

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Leopard-print leggings must be all the rage. Or – hopefully – someone dozed off while coding this bus into reality. Because a universe where leopard-print leggings are popular is almost more terrifying than the actual Matrix.

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Looking curiously alike on its own could just be a coincidence. But also sporting the same hoodies and shoes is stretching our suspension of disbelief to breaking point. And what really crosses that line is seeing these two guys, with all their other similarities, sat in exactly the same pose.

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There’s no way you could look at this picture and not think that these women must have planned this. But then you remember that these glitches in the Matrix seem to be happening everywhere. And then it crosses your mind that actually, this could just be the universe malfunctioning.

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Just in case you haven’t had an existential crisis yet, here are three different guys in a coffee shop. Or at least, we can only hope that they’re three different guys. If not, we might have to start reconsidering our perception of reality.

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By now, we’re getting more and more convinced that someone, somewhere has actually perfected cloning technology. Indeed, there are few other ways to rationalize this kind of phenomenon. Even if their clothing is just some kind of uniform, how do you explain their identical builds and bald spots?

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To be fair to the machines which have clearly created our reality, it must be hard work coming up with seven billion different humans. Indeed, stuff like this was always bound to slip through the net. But that doesn’t make it any less disturbing.

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At first glance, this just seems like a reflection in the window behind him. Then you realize that’s not how physics works. So either this is a glitch in the two guys or a glitch in the glass. Either way, we’re just going to back away slowly.

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We just can’t understand how these guys aren’t as freaked out by this as we are. Presumably they just don’t realize what’s occurring in front of them. And the only explanation for that is that they’re really just programmed into reality.

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Maybe there’s a rational explanation for this. Indeed, maybe it’s just the annual parade of blonde-haired women wearing dark clothes. Okay, that didn’t sound so rational after all. We guess we’ll just have to accept that it is indeed a glitch in the Matrix.

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For once, the guy on the left looks to have noticed how incredibly similar the guy walking next to him is. We can’t even begin to imagine what’s going through his head right now as a result. Indeed, the poor guy is presumably on the brink of an existential meltdown. Wouldn’t you be?

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