36 Side-By-Sides Of People And Their Lookalike Ancestors That Just Miiiiight Make You Question Time Travel

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Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to show us side-by-sides of them and their lookalike ancestors. Here are some of the most bizarrely uncanny submissions we received!!!

NOTE: Some pictures are from Reddit because they were far too good to not show you.

1.

<div><p>"My son and his dad around the same age."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/amandam4208" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:amandam4208" class="link ">amandam4208</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/amandam4208" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"My son and his dad around the same age."

amandam4208

buzzfeed.com

2.

<div><p>"<b>I’m adopted and was reunited with my biological father via Ancestry.</b> He sent me pictures of family and I realized that my biological grandfather and I look almost identical. <b>I had never looked like anyone before, so it was very special.</b>"</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/lunatunamuna" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lunatunamuna" class="link ">lunatunamuna</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/lunatunamuna" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"I’m adopted and was reunited with my biological father via Ancestry. He sent me pictures of family and I realized that my biological grandfather and I look almost identical. I had never looked like anyone before, so it was very special."

lunatunamuna

buzzfeed.com

3.

<div><p>"Here's my Kindergarten picture and my son at the same age. <b>He’s definitely mine — down to the gap</b>!"</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/machouse150" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:machouse150" class="link ">machouse150</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/machouse150" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"Here's my Kindergarten picture and my son at the same age. He’s definitely mine — down to the gap!"

machouse150

buzzfeed.com

4.

<div><p>"My grandma around the age of 24 and me when I was 24 years old!"</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/achomiak07" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:achomiak07" class="link ">achomiak07</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/achomiak07" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"My grandma around the age of 24 and me when I was 24 years old!"

achomiak07

buzzfeed.com

5.

<div><p>"My husband and his dad!"</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/lindsayanitawright" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lindsayanitawright" class="link ">lindsayanitawright</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/lindsayanitawright" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"My husband and his dad!"

lindsayanitawright

buzzfeed.com

6.

<div><p>"Me and my mom."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/maureenb41429f243" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:maureenb41429f243" class="link ">maureenb41429f243</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/maureenb41429f243" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

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<div><p>"My great-grandpa's baby picture and my son Elijah's around the same age."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/kgibson3" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:kgibson3" class="link ">kgibson3</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/kgibson3" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"My great-grandpa's baby picture and my son Elijah's around the same age."

kgibson3

buzzfeed.com

10.

<div><p>"<b>Accidentally got the same haircut my grandma had.</b> As a teenager, I would stand under this picture anytime I got in trouble — thank GOD I look so much like her that my mom felt bad yelling! 🙏🏼" </p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleys43333c64f" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ashleys43333c64f" class="link ">ashleys43333c64f</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleys43333c64f" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"Accidentally got the same haircut my grandma had. As a teenager, I would stand under this picture anytime I got in trouble — thank GOD I look so much like her that my mom felt bad yelling! 🙏🏼"

ashleys43333c64f

buzzfeed.com

11.

<div><p>"My daughter and me, both at 6 years of age." </p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/librarianjones03" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:librarianjones03" class="link ">librarianjones03</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/librarianjones03" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"My daughter and me, both at 6 years of age."

librarianjones03

buzzfeed.com

12.

<div><p>"My son and my grandfather." </p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/jealoustraveler97" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:jealoustraveler97" class="link ">jealoustraveler97</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/jealoustraveler97" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"My son and my grandfather."

jealoustraveler97

buzzfeed.com

13.

<div><p>"I’m about 20 years older than she was here, but you get the idea." </p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/hilarycbrown" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:hilarycbrown" class="link ">hilarycbrown</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/hilarycbrown" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"I’m about 20 years older than she was here, but you get the idea."

hilarycbrown

buzzfeed.com

14.

<div><p>"<b>My picture as a little girl basically looks like my son with a wig on.</b> (I was wearing makeup because it was Halloween.) People comment all the time on how we’re twins."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/randek" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:randek" class="link ">randek</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/randek" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"My picture as a little girl basically looks like my son with a wig on. (I was wearing makeup because it was Halloween.) People comment all the time on how we’re twins."

randek

buzzfeed.com

15.

<div><p>"My brother and our maternal granddad."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/emmaskrey" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:emmaskrey" class="link ">emmaskrey</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/emmaskrey" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"My brother and our maternal granddad."

emmaskrey

buzzfeed.com

16.

<div><p>"Me (mother) to the left and my daughter to the right." </p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/baileyd7" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:baileyd7" class="link ">baileyd7</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/baileyd7" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"Me (mother) to the left and my daughter to the right."

baileyd7

buzzfeed.com

17.

<div><p>"Me and my son! Everyone says he's my little twin. <b>We even have the same dimple!</b>" </p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/mayam4f4b0c1cc" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:mayam4f4b0c1cc" class="link ">mayam4f4b0c1cc</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/mayam4f4b0c1cc" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"Me and my son! Everyone says he's my little twin. We even have the same dimple!"

mayam4f4b0c1cc

buzzfeed.com

18.

<div><p>"That’s me on the left, my mom on the right. Same age, same terrible haircut 😂" </p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/mmcgrane910" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:mmcgrane910" class="link ">mmcgrane910</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/mmcgrane910" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"That’s me on the left, my mom on the right. Same age, same terrible haircut 😂"

mmcgrane910

buzzfeed.com

19.

<div><p>"Me and my paternal grandmother, <b>I'm 17 or 18 here and she's in her early twenties, both of us posing in our theatre costumes after a show.</b> I'm wearing a wig, but underneath I had a similar haircut." </p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/rachellouis" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:rachellouis" class="link ">rachellouis</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/rachellouis" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"Me and my paternal grandmother, I'm 17 or 18 here and she's in her early twenties, both of us posing in our theatre costumes after a show. I'm wearing a wig, but underneath I had a similar haircut."

rachellouis

buzzfeed.com

20.

<div><p>"People tell me I look like my grandma all the time. <b>I don't see it.</b>"</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/cortneys7" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:cortneys7" class="link ">cortneys7</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/cortneys7" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"People tell me I look like my grandma all the time. I don't see it."

cortneys7

buzzfeed.com

21.

<div><p>"Fraternal grandma on the left, and me."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/rubyf4e5ce9519" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:rubyf4e5ce9519" class="link ">rubyf4e5ce9519</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/rubyf4e5ce9519" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"Fraternal grandma on the left, and me."

rubyf4e5ce9519

buzzfeed.com

22.

<div><p>"My hairstylist and I decided to re-create my late mother’s old-school selfie when I saw the salon’s classic heat lamp."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/rebeccafeinglos" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:rebeccafeinglos" class="link ">rebeccafeinglos</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/rebeccafeinglos" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"My hairstylist and I decided to re-create my late mother’s old-school selfie when I saw the salon’s classic heat lamp."

rebeccafeinglos

buzzfeed.com

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<div><p>"My great-great-grandmother and me!"</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/starspangledb" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:starspangledb" class="link ">starspangledb</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/starspangledb" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"My great-great-grandmother and me!"

starspangledb

buzzfeed.com

24.

<div><p>"My son is almost identical to my dad when he was the same age."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleyl31" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ashleyl31" class="link ">ashleyl31</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleyl31" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"My son is almost identical to my dad when he was the same age."

ashleyl31

buzzfeed.com

25.

<div><p>"My paternal grandma, who passed away last May. <b>We’re both feisty and have the same saucy head tilt!</b>"</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/lauren_anne" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lauren_anne" class="link ">lauren_anne</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/lauren_anne" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"My paternal grandma, who passed away last May. We’re both feisty and have the same saucy head tilt!"

lauren_anne

buzzfeed.com

26.

<div><p>"My maternal grandma and me."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/crystaljonesb" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:crystaljonesb" class="link ">crystaljonesb</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/crystaljonesb" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"My maternal grandma and me."

crystaljonesb

buzzfeed.com

27.

<div><p>"My nan on her wedding day and me. People always say that I look identical to her. <b>I don't know if I see it, but I like to think so!</b>"</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/confettiline" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:confettiline" class="link ">confettiline</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/confettiline" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"My nan on her wedding day and me. People always say that I look identical to her. I don't know if I see it, but I like to think so!"

confettiline

buzzfeed.com

28.

<div><p>"When I straighten my hair, I look just like my mom! <b>She died a few years ago and it makes me feel close to her.</b>"</p><p> —<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/nadinemenashe" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:nadinemenashe" class="link ">nadinemenashe</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/nadinemenashe" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"When I straighten my hair, I look just like my mom! She died a few years ago and it makes me feel close to her."

nadinemenashe

buzzfeed.com

29.

<div><p>"My middle school self bared a striking resemblance to my great-grandmother."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/spunkyrats" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:spunkyrats" class="link ">spunkyrats</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/spunkyrats" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"My middle school self bared a striking resemblance to my great-grandmother."

spunkyrats

buzzfeed.com

30.

<div><p>"Me and my maternal grandmother."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/tamio2" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:tamio2" class="link ">tamio2</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/tamio2" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"Me and my maternal grandmother."

tamio2

buzzfeed.com

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<div><p>"This is my mom and I around the same age!"</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/helenr8" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:helenr8" class="link ">helenr8</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/helenr8" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"This is my mom and I around the same age!"

helenr8

buzzfeed.com

32.

<div><p>"My paternal grandma. <b>We also share a birthday!</b>"</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahnichfreeman" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:hannahnichfreeman" class="link ">hannahnichfreeman</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahnichfreeman" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"My paternal grandma. We also share a birthday!"

hannahnichfreeman

buzzfeed.com

33.

<div><p>"Me and my grandmother. I wish I'd gotten to meet her, but <b>I feel like I carry her with me because we look so alike!</b>"</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/emilys197" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:emilys197" class="link ">emilys197</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/emilys197" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"Me and my grandmother. I wish I'd gotten to meet her, but I feel like I carry her with me because we look so alike!"

emilys197

buzzfeed.com

34.

<div><p>"My mother really said 'copy-paste' with me!"</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/shekihall" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:shekihall" class="link ">shekihall</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/shekihall" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"My mother really said 'copy-paste' with me!"

shekihall

buzzfeed.com

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<div><p>"Three generations. Me, my mom, and her mom. <b>Lots of hair!</b>"</p><p> —<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleighromano511" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ashleighromano511" class="link ">ashleighromano511</a></p></div><span><a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleighromano511" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buzzfeed.com" class="link ">buzzfeed.com</a></span>

"Three generations. Me, my mom, and her mom. Lots of hair!"

ashleighromano511

buzzfeed.com

Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.