Many of us have experienced some kind of coincidence in our lives. From bumping into someone at the most unexpected places or times or just wearing the same dress as your friend without informing each other. And if you don’t believe in coincidences then this list might change your opinion. Here are the 10 Coincidences That Sounds Unbelievable but they are actually true.
1. A premonition of the Titanic
Fantasy writer Morgan Robertson wrote the novella Futility 14 years before the sinking of the Titanic in 1898. The novel told the story of a ship that was sunk named The Titan. But it wasn’t only the name, there was a range of similarities between the Titan and the Titanic. Both of the ships were called as unsinkable, had alike mechanical characteristics, lacked a proper number of lifeboats, and crashed into icebergs in the North Atlantic. After the sinking of the Titanic, the was republished with the name Futility or The Sinking of the Titan.
2. The Tragedy on the Hoover Dam
During the construction of the Hoover Dam, George Tierney lost his life on December 20, 1922. He was one of the first people among the 96 to die during the construction of the dam carrying out preparatory work. But unbelievably the last person to die during construction was Patrick Tierney on December 20 who was George’s son.
3. The cars that found each other
Two cars colliding might not sound all that surprising. But when the two cars are the only cars in all of the state, that sounds unbelievable. This is exactly what happened in 1895 in Ohio. During this period automobile companies were fairly new and they only just started to rise. In all of Ohio, there were only two cars which somehow not only found each other but collided.
4. The first and last soldiers of World War I
The First World War has left many scars on the lives of numerous people, especially the ones who fought in the war. Many of those soldiers lost their lives. But unbelievably the grave of the first soldier of WWI is located 6 meters from the grave of the last soldier of the war with their headstones facing each other. This sounds a bit striking when it wasn’t planned or intended in any way.
5. Rumours of Edgar Allan Poe’s time machine
In his book, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, Edgar Allan Poe wrote about four sailors who survived the sinking of their ship. He described how the sailors were forced to eat a rather unfortunate cabin boy named Richard Parker. Poe claimed that the story was based on real events although that wasn’t true. But freakishly enough 46 years later, a boat did sink and the surviving members were forced to eat a cabin boy to stay alive who was named Richard Parker. Ans this is the reason why a lot of people think that Edgar Allan Poe had a time machine.
6. Unlucky brothers
In an unfortunate turn of events, Erskine Lawrence Ebbin a 17-year-old inhabitant of the Bermuda Islands was hit by a taxi while he was riding on the road on his moped in July 1975. But the freakiest fact is, Erskine’s brother also died a year before him in July while riding the same moped, hit by a taxi. And even more unbelievably the taxi driver was the same in both accidents carrying the same passenger.
7. The Separated Twins With Identical Lives
James and his twin brother were separated at birth and adopted by different families without any knowledge of each other’s existence. But coincidentally they had almost an identical life. They were both named James by their parents, they both became police officers and both married women named Linda and each of them had a son named James Allan and James Alan. Both brothers also had a dog named Toy. If that wasn’t to blow your mind, both of the brothers also got divorced and ended up remarrying women named Betty.
8. Mark Twain Predicted His Own Death
Mark Twain was born when Halley’s Comet was passing the earth in 1835. The Halley’s Comet only passes once every 76 years or so, so it was a rare occasion. But somehow Twain predicted that he would also die on the comet’s next passing. In 1909, he said “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835,” and “It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it.” And freakishly enough he did die on the exact day of its appearance in 1910.
9. Miss Unsinkable
Violet Jessup was either a very lucky woman or one seriously bad omen. She was a stewardess and a nurse on the HMS Olympic when it struck the HMS Hawke. She survived the accidents. She also was on board the HMHS Britannic when it sank after hitting a sea mine and she survived that one too. And the third time she was travelling on the RMS Titanic when it sank after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic. After surviving all three horrific accidents she became known as Miss Unsinkable.
10. Revenge Killing
When Henry Ziegland broke off his relationship with his girlfriend, she committed suicide out of suffering in 1883. The girl’s brother was so angry that he hunted Ziegland down and shot him. Then when he believed that he actually killed him, the brother took his own life. But Ziegland didn’t die. The bullet lodged into a tree after brushing his face. He barely survived but the thought of the bullet being stuck in the tree became a weight for him. So, years later Ziegland decided to cut down the tree. The tree seemed so strong that he tried to blow it up with dynamite. But coincidentally the explosion drove the bullet out of the tree launching it into Ziegland’s head, killing him.
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