Life sometimes brings us strange surprises that are seemingly impossible to explain. Below is a list of unbelievable coincidences that have occurred in this world which demonstrate just how unpredictable and mysterious it is. Take a look.
A multitude of strange coincidences exist in the biographies of the two great American presidents. Here are a few of them:
Enzo Ferrari, who founded the Ferrari company, died in 1988, and about a month later, the German footballer was born. Interestingly, looking at their portraits, they’re like twin brothers.
Is this evidence of time travel?
The famous composer George Handel was a neighbor of famous guitarist Jimi Hendrix. However, they were separated by two centuries. Handel lived in London at 25 Brook Street, whilst Hendrix lived for a time at 23 Brook Street. They were both incredible musicians who had a major influence on the development of music in their respective eras.
In the book ‘The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket’, written by Edgar Allan Poe, we learn the story of four sailors who survived the sinking of their ship and were forced to eat a ship boy called Richard Parker. Poe claimed that this story was based on real-life events, but this wasn’t actually the case.
46 years after the book was written, an actual boat did sink, and the members of the crew who were saved recounted how they had eaten a ship boy called Richard Parker. This led to rumors that the famous American writer had owned a time machine.
The graves of the first and last British soldiers killed in the First World War are located 6 meters from each other, and their headstones face each other. It is said that this arrangement was not in any way deliberate.
One of the first people who lost their life during the construction of the Hoover Dam was George Tierney, who died on December 20, 1922, when carrying out preparatory work. And the last person to die during construction was Patrick Tierney — George’s son. It is said that he also died on December 20.
Once, actor Anthony Hopkins urgently needed to get hold of a book so that he could study for a role in a film he was starring in, ‘The Girl from Petrovka’ written by George Feifer. It is said that he couldn’t find the book in a shop anywhere, but then coincidentally came across a forgotten copy in the subway.
So unbelievable that when Hopkins later met Feifer, the latter told him that he didn’t have a copy of the book himself — he had lent his last one to a friend, who had lost it somewhere in the subway.
In 1898, 14 years before the sinking of the Titanic, fantasy writer Morgan Robertson wrote the novella “Futility”, which told the story of a ship that was sunk — and which bore the name ‘The Titan’. Both the fictional and real ship were described as unsinkable, had similar technical characteristics, lacked a suitable number of lifeboats, and collided with icebergs in the North Atlantic.
It is said that after the sinking of the Titanic, the book was republished with the title “Futility”, or “The Sinking of the Titan”.
According to legend, the city of Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus. Romulus became the first king of Rome, while the last ruler of the Western Roman Empire was Romulus Augustulus, although he was born as Flavius Romulus Augustus. Nevertheless, one can say that one of the most powerful empires of the ancient world began and ended with the name ‘Romulus’.
In July 1975, Erskine Lawrence Ebbin, a 17-year-old inhabitant of the Bermuda Islands, was riding along the road on his moped when he was hit by a taxi and killed. Almost a year before, also in July, Erskine’s brother — who was also 17 — was killed. He was riding the same moped and he was killed by a taxi as well. It is said that behind the wheel was the same driver, and he was carrying the same passenger.
In 1895, in the state of Ohio, two cars collided. The peculiarity of this particular accident is that it is to be found in the fact that during this period, automobile production was only just beginning to take off, and there were only these two cars in all of Ohio. Unfortunately, at that time automobile accidents still weren’t documented, and so the official records of this case haven’t survived.
The creators of “The Simpsons” made an episode in the year 2000 which made a joke about Donald Trump becoming president of the United States. Could they ever have guessed that one day it would become true?
Even more amazing is the fact that the show presented Trump’s election campaign in a way that was almost identical to scenes from real life when he launched his presidential bid.