We have almost zero context or information about how or why this new phenomenon is overtaking Twitter. But, someone tweeted this:
And apparently museums aren't just a place to soak in ancient knowledge.
They're also factories run by the CIA, using state-of-the art technology to record the features of every person in the world.
These "museums" then pump out an exact replica of exactly every face on the planet so they have a record of each person to walk the Earth. Why? No one knows. But it's clear that they then disguise these records as "portraits" from hundreds of years ago.
So you don't get suspicious.
Alternatively, a lot of people were inspired by the above tweet by Deenerys—which went mega-viral over the holidays—and responded with their own portrait clone-faces, which are completely coincidental and testament to the fact that the gene pool's a lot shallower than we like to think.
Much, much shallower.
Some were definitely more accurate than others.
But it's safe to say with absolutely no hyperbole that this is the freakiest thing to ever happen on the internet.
Let the hunt for your own face begin.