Top 7 Amazing Coincidences
Do you believe in coincidences? It doesn’t matter if you do or if you don’t because the following stories would send some chills down your spine. When something is about to happen it will happen no matter what. For instance what are the odds for identical twins separated at birth to lead practically the same life? Or a baby being saved twice by the same man? The following stories seem unrealistically similar, and if they weren’t real, we could have easily thought that they were part of some really good movie scripts.
#1. Twin boys who had the same terrible destiny
Identical twins are often astonishing and usually are leading similar lives. This is a story about identical twins born in Ohio. The twin boys were separated at birth, being adopted by different families. They didn’t know each other, but both families named the boys James. And, here the odd story begins. Both James grew up not even knowing of the other, both sought law-enforcement training, both had abilities in mechanical drawing and carpentry, and each had married women named Linda. Also, both had sons whom one named James Alan and the other named James Allan. The twin brothers also divorced their wives and married other women – both named Betty. Okay this is pretty crazy, right? Also, they both had dogs which they named Toy. Forty years after their childhood separation, they were reunited and finally realized how similar lives they had.
#2. Mark Twain and the Halley’s Comet
Mark Twain was born on the day of the appearance of Halley’s Comet in 1835, and died on the day of its next appearance in 1910. The writer himself predicted this in 1909, when he said: “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it.” The man surely simply knew…
#3. Novel described the next door spy
The author Norman Mailer began his novel called Barbary Shore, without any intention to write about his Russian spy neighbor. As he worked on it, he introduced the readers with a Russian spy in the U.S. as a minor character. As the work progressed, the spy became the dominant character in the novel. After the novel was completed, the U.S. Immigration Service arrested a man who lived just in the same building where Mailer lived, only one floor above. He was Colonel Rudolf Abel, alleged to be the top Russian spy working in the U.S. at that time.
#4. Two brothers were killed by the same taxi driver
This doesn’t seem too insane, but the deaths happened in one year time distance. In 1975, while riding a moped in Bermuda, a man was accidentally struck and killed by a taxi. One year later, this man’s bother was killed in the very same way. It was so ironic because he was riding the very same moped. And the similarities don’t stop here, he was struck by the very same taxi driven by the same driver – and even carrying the very same passenger. This is just like a bad horror movie.
#5. A novel predicted Titanic’s sinking
Morgan Robertson was the author of the book “Futility”, written in 1898 which described a voyage of a transatlantic luxury liner named the Titan, described in the book as the unsinkable boat that hits an iceberg on its first voyage. In 1912 the Titanic, a transatlantic luxury liner worldly known as the unsinkable ship strikes an iceberg and sinks with great loss of life on her maiden voyage. In the book, the month of the wreck was April, and Titanic too sank in April. There were 3,000 passengers on the book; in reality, 2,207. In the Book, there were 24 Lifeboats; in reality, 20. But, if you believe in conspiracy theory that Titanic never sank, and in fact the great and unsinkable boat was replaced with a smaller one that couldn’t endure the iceberg crash, you might get the idea that somebody got an inspiration from the book. According to the conspiracy theory people who intentionally sank the ship (leading it towards the iceberg) got incredible amount of money from the insurance; so maybe, just maybe they have read this book before they did the biggest tragic scam in the world. What do you think?
#6. Falling baby was saved twice from the same man
In Detroit in the 1930s, a young and incredibly careless mother must have been so grateful to a man named Joseph Figlock. As the man was walking down the street, the mother’s baby fell from a high window onto him. Fortunately, the man and the baby weren’t harmed. One year later, the very same baby fell from the very same window onto poor, unsuspecting Joseph Figlock as he was again passing beneath. And, again they both survived the event.
#7. A bullet finally reached the man it was meant for
Back in 1833 man named Henry Ziegland broke off a relationship with his girlfriend who later committed suicide unable to cope the lost love. The girl’s brother was so enraged that he hunted down Ziegland and shot him. The brother thought that he killed Ziegland, so he turned his gun on himself and took his own life. But Ziegland wasn’t dead. The bullet had only grazed his face and then lodged in a tree behind him. Ziegland surely couldn’t believe how lucky he was. But some years later Ziegland decided to cut down the large tree, the same where the bullet was still stuck. The tree was hard to be cut down so he decided to blow it up with a few sticks of dynamite. The explosion propelled the bullet into Ziegland’s head, killing him on the spot.