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.
1. Coincidences in the biographies of former US Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy.
A multitude of strange coincidences exist in the biographies of the two great American presidents. Here are a few of them:
- They were both killed by a gunshot wound to the back of the head, on a Friday, before a celebration (Lincoln was killed just before Easter; Kennedy on the eve of Thanksgiving). Each was accompanied by his wife and another couple.
- Both had four children.
- Both had a friend called Billy Graham.
- Kennedy had a secretary called Mrs. Lincoln, and Lincoln had a secretary called John.
- Their successors in both cases were Vice presidents called Johnson, who were both southerners and Democrats.
2. German footballer Mesut Özil is Enzo Ferrari’s lookalike.
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.
3. Jennifer Lawrence is the spitting image of a silver age Egyptian actress Zubaida Tharwat.
Is this evidence of time travel?
4. Two famous musician neighbors living in different centuries.
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.
5. Rumors of Edgar Allan Poe’s time machine
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.
6. The first and last British soldiers killed in WWI.
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.
7. The tragedy on the Hoover Dam, between Nevada and Arizona in the US.
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.
8. Anthony Hopkins and a rare book found in the subway.
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.
9. A premonition of the sinking of the Titanic
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”.
10. The first and last ruler of the Roman Empire with the same name
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’.
11. Unfortunate brothers killed by same driver in different years
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.
12. The two cars that collided and found each other
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.
13. A prediction of Donald Trump’s election victory
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.