Coincidences are always strange occurrences, however, these thirteen blow most others out of the water. Have you ever experienced a coincidence that was so odd that you just couldn’t forget?
On November 4, 2008 Barack Obama won the Presidential Election, and the following day, one of the winning combinations at the Illinois Lottery was 6-6-6.
Daniel du Toit a South African astronomer, had just finished his lecture saying that death could come at any time. After his speech,he sat down and put a peppermint candy in his mouth. Unluckily, he choked to death on that candy.
As the Twin Towers were unintentionally left out by the development team for their Deus Ex video game, released in 2000, the in-game explanation said that the buildings had been brought down by a terrorist attack.
During the development of Deus Ex, which is a video game that was released in 2000, the production team forgot to add the twin towers. To explain this, and in-game explanation was provided that stated that the buildings had been demolished by terrorists
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked the first world-war. He was shot in a vehicle that had a license plate which read “A III 118”. The war ended on 11/11/18 at 11 AM.
In 2002, a 70-year-old Finnish man was killed by a truck while crossing a highway on his bike. Then, two hours afterward, his twin died under the exact same circumstances within a one-mile radius of the first brother.
In 1883, Henry Ziegland left his longtime girlfriend, who, being heartbroken, hanged herself. In order to avenge her death, her brother hunted down Ziegland, and when he found him, he shot him in the head. Although Ziegland fell to the ground and appeared dead, the bullet had only scratched his cheek and ended in a nearby tree. The girl’s brother, unaware that his victim was still alive, committed suicide. Ziegland survived, but several years later, when trying to bring down that tree with dynamite, he died as the explosion sent the bullet right through his skull.
Edgar Allan Poe’s The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket was published in 1838. The book tells a story of four men stranded at sea after their ship sinks. The men become desperate and then kill and eat a cabin boy by the name of Richard Parker.
Forty-six years after the book’s publication, a ship called Mignonette sank and the four survivors killed and ate the cabin boy whose name was Richard Parker.
Samuel Clemens, widely known as Mark Twain, was born in 1835, which was shortly after Halley’s comet appeared. Later in his lifetime, Twain joked that he would die when the comet returned. In 1910, the comet appeared at the brightest it had ever been, and Twain died of cardiac arrest.
On September 20th, 1911, the RMS Olympic ocean liner crashed into a British warship called HMS Hawke. Although the ship was seriously damaged and almost capsized, there were no seriously injured or killed.
Months later, the Titanic sank, and became one of the most devastating maritime disasters of all time. 1,500 people died.
Then, in the early morning of November 21st, 1916, the HSMS Britannic – the White Star Line’s largest and latest Olympic class ship, was shaken by an explosion. It sank in the Mediterranean Sea fifty-five minutes later killing thirty people onboard. It’s still unknown what caused the explosion – a torpedo or an underwater mine.
These three ship disasters have two things in common – they were manufactured by the same shipping company, and one nurse was present on all of them when the disasters happened. She survived all of them and is believed to be an albatross.
A Frenchman called Jean Marie Dubarry was executed under the charges of murdering his father on February 13, 1746. One hundred years after this, on February 13, another man was executed for the same crime. His name was Jean Marie Dubarry.
A French Baron, Rodemire de Tarazone, was killed by Claude Volbonne in 1872. Twenty years before that, Baron de Tarazone’s father had also been killed by a man named Claude Volbonne.
Italian King Umberto I was eating dinner in a Monzo city restaurant on July 28, 1900. To his amazement, he discovered that the restaurant’s owner completely resembled his appearance and was also named Umberto. Their wives also had the same name, and the restaurant’s opening was on the same day as King Umberto’s coronation. Both Umbertos were killed in unrelated incidents the following day.
Three men were found guilty of murdering Sir Edmund Berry and were executed at Greenberry Hill in London on November 26, 1911. Their names were Green, Berry and Hill.