Get ready because these are 25 chilling coincidences you won’t believe are real!
The bullet that took a while to reach its destination
When Henry Ziegland broke up with his girlfriend and she killed herself, her brother decided to shoot Henry. Thinking he was successful, he also killed himself. Henry survived, however, as the bullet grazed him and lodged in a nearby tree. Years later Henry tried to cut the tree down. It wasn’t working so he decided to use dynamite. Guess who the bullet ended up killing?
Edgar Allen Poe’s book comes to life
Called “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym”, Edgar wrote his book about 4 shipwreck survivors who were adrift on a raft for several days before deciding to eat the cabin boy whose name was Richard Parker. Not long after, in 1884, a ship called the Mignonette ended up sinking and leaving only 4 survivors. They decided to eat the cabin boy and of course, his name was Richard Parker.
Twin heart attacks
Two twins, John and Arthur Mowforth lived about 120 km from each other in England. On May 22, 1975 both began to experience chest pain and were admitted to separate hospitals. Unaware of each other’s conditions, they both died not long after.
The book that eventually came home
Missing Twin Towers in Deux Ex
During the production of Deus Ex, the video game, one of the artists forgot to add the Twin Towers to New York City. His mistake was explained by way of a terrorist attack. The year was 2000.
A grave coincidence
The city of killers
Stalin, Hitler, and Franz Josef, collectively responsible for nearly 80 million deaths all lived in Vienna at the same time.
Napoleon vs Hitler
Napoleon and Hitler were born 129 years apart, came to power 129 years apart, declared war on Russia 129 years apart, and were defeated 129 years apart.
Mark Twain and Halley’s Comet
Mark was born in 1835 during an appearance of Halley’s Comet. In 1909 he said he expected to go out with Halley’s Comet when it came the following year. In 1910 he died on the day of its appearance.
The literally identical twins
According to Reader’s Digest two twins were born in Ohio and separated at Birth. They knew nothing of each other but both were subsequently named James. They both became police officers and both married women named Linda. They both had a son. One named his son James Alan and the other named his son James Allan. They both divorced and remarried women name Betty, and they both had dogs named Toy.
Oh brother, not again
In 1975 a man was killed by a taxi while riding a scooter in Bermuda. One year later the man’s brother was killed on the same scooter by the same taxi driver who was carrying the same passenger!
During World War I the British made the passenger vessel RMS Carmania into a battleship. They then disguised it as the German passenger liner the SMS Cap Trafalgar. On Sept 14, 1914 it sank a German vessel off the coast of Brazil. The vessel it sank was the real SMS Trafalgar which the Germans had disguised as the RMS Carmania!
The license plate prediction
Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s car in which he was assassinated had a license plate that read “A III118″. World War 1 ended with an Armistice on 11-11-18.
The Hoover Dam and its victims
The first man to die working on the Hoover Dam was JG Tierny who died on December 20 1922. The last man died on December 20 1935. It was JG Tierny’s son.
Hendrix and Handel
Jimi Hendrix and George Handel both lived in 23 and 25 Brook Street London, respectively. 2 famous musicians 200 years apart.