16/04/2013 07:51 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Twins Separated At Birth To Reunite

It's a story that stretches credibility. Two girls claim they were separated at birth and now live on opposite sides of the world. But if that wasn't enough, they also believe they are identical twins.

Now the truth of the incredible saga could be revealed - the girls are determined to meet up and prove to the world what they believe about their relationship.

Anaïs Bordier, a French fashion design student living in London, and Samantha Futerman, an American hoping to break into acting in Los Angeles – who are both 25 years old - have started a Kickstarter page to fund a documentary to chronicle their first meeting and their subsequent adventures together.

And they are hoping to get a DNA test to find out if they are actually identical twins.

The story began when one of Anaïs' friend's first pointed out Samantha in a YouTube video. Samantha then received a strange message from halfway across the world. Anaïs wrote to Samantha on Twitter, saying that she discovered both of them shared the same November 1987 birthday.

Both were born in Seoul, South Korea, and they shared an uncanny resemblance.

"I received a message via Twitter that would erratically change my life," Samantha told Mashable.

"At first glance, I saw only my own face staring back from 'her' profile picture."

Anaïs was adopted by French parents and grew up as their only child outside of Paris, and knew that Samantha grew up with two biological brothers in New Jersey.

The two first chatted on Skype and found a shared love of cheese, as well as 'an apparent Napoleon complex.'

They have already surpassed their $30,000 goal, with more than 800 people donating to their cause.