Do you believe in fate and destiny? Whether the answer is affirmative or negative, these top 10 coincidences in history will make you speechless and ponder upon a long time. These coincidences are beyond any possible conceivable notions.
These coincidences will make you believe that life is much stranger and miraculous than any fictional novel we will read. Here are the top 10 coincidences in history to change your belief about fate and destiny.
Buckle up to be awestruck of the never-ending possibilities in the world!
1. Separated Twins with Identical Lives
In 1973, a set of identical twins who were just born were separated from each other without any knowledge of each other’s existence from the town named Ohio. The coincidences in their lives are numerous. Both the twins were adopted by different parents under the same name James.
They eventually grew up to be police officers and then married women named Linda. The coincidences do not end here. They both had a son named James Allan and James Alan. Their dogs also had the same name Toy.
These twins later got divorced and ended up marrying a woman named Betty. This is the top strangest coincidence amongst the ten coincidences in history.
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2. Mark Twain Predicted His Death
Coincidences can sometimes be a strong intuition and a prediction. The famous novelist Mar twain had predicted his death, which is one of the top coincidences amongst the ten coincidences in history.
Mark Twain was born in 1835, which was also the year when Halley’s comet fell on earth. Halley’s comet is a comet that passes only after 76 years. In the year 1909, Mark Twain predicted his death in an interview that he was born when Halley’s comet came to earth, and he would die when Halley’s comet passes the next time to earth.
Interestingly, Halley’s comet passed in the next consecutive year, and Mark Twain died on the same day of its’ passing.
3. Coincidence or Reincarnation
Sometimes, life on earth leaves us dumbstruck with its strangest possibilities and occurrences. One such happening that is amongst the ten coincidences in history is the similarity between the founder of Ferrari and the Arsenal Football player.
The founder of Ferrari, Enzo Ferrari died on August 14, 1918. Just a month later, on October 15 was the born day of the famous Arsenal football player Mercet Ozil. Not only their birth and death, but their identical faces is one of the creepiest mysteries and coincidences history has ever come across.
4. The Simpsons Cartoon Prediction or Coincidence in History?
The Simpsons cartoon is in the news always for its predictions coming true in recent times. It is still a mystery if it is a prediction or a mere coincidence. The most impressive prediction made in the Simpsons that made to our list of the ten coincidences in history is that the victory of Donald Trump as the president of The United States of America.
This specific Simpsons episode was created and aired in the year 2000. Is it a mere coincidence? What do you think?
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5. Prediction of Sinking of the Titanic
A whopping 14 years before the sinking of the Titanic, Morgan Robertson, a fantasy writer from the US, described a sinking ship in his novella called Futility. The ship that he described in his novella was called Titan.
This prediction makes to the top 10 coincidences in history because the description of the ship in this novella applies to the Titanic in multitude. It is described as unsinkable with insufficient lifeboats. Both the ships collided with icebergs in the North Atlantic region.
6. The Strange Connection Between Two American Presidents
The strange connection between the American presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy makes to the list of the top 10 coincidences in history for the multitude of unbelievable coincidences they shared.
Both the presidents died out of gunshot wounds on the back of the head on a Friday. The days when they died were the days before a celebration. Lincoln died before Easter, and Kennedy died before Thanksgiving. When they were assassinated, they were accompanied by their wife and another couple.
Both these American presidents had a friend called Billy Graham. They had four children, and their secretaries were named after one another, which is incredibly creepy. Kennedy’s secretary was Mrs.Lincoln, and Lincoln’s secretary was Mr.John.
Their successors were the respective vice presidents whose names were Johnson. Isn’t it one of the creepiest coincidences of all time?
7. Catherine Eddowes and Mary Kelley Coincidence in History
On September 29, 1888, 8.30 PM Catherine Eddow was found lying drunk on Aldgate high street. She was taken into police custody and was released at 12.55 AM when she was completely sober. While leaving, she signed under a fake name Mary Kelley.
On the same night, Catherine was murdered by Jack the Ripper. He went on to murder another woman whose name was Mary Kelley. This incident is one of the top 10 coincidences in history undoubtedly.
8. “My Way Killings”
Between 2000 and 2010, at least six people were killed while singing the song My Way by Frank Sinatra in the Philippines. These killings occurred when the singer sang the song slightly out of tune. Many bars in the Philippines have banned the song.
This is one of the top 10 coincidences in history, although some bar owners reason that the arrogance of the lyrics of the song is the cause.
9. The Tragic 27 Club
Several famous musicians and actors have died precisely at the age of 27. This coincidence has begun to be noticed between 1969 to 1971. The famous musicians and actors who died at the age of 27 during that period include Janis Joplin, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, and Jim Morrison.
It was named the “27 clubs” when the Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain died in 1994. Again in 2011, Amy Winehouse, who was considered extremely talented, died at the age of 27.
The British Medical Journal released a report that there is no risk for musicians and actors to die at the young age of 27 and there is no scientific evidence for the same as all of them died due to various causes.
But, it still remains as one of the unsolved mysteries, which is also amongst the top 10 coincidences in history.
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10. The Russian Spy
Author Norman Mailer wrote a novel called Barbary Shore, which had a minor character of a Russian spy. As he kept writing, the character of the Russian spy grew more prominent and as one of the crucial figures of the novel.
After the completion of the novel, the US Immigration service arrested a Russian spy who lived just one floor above Norman mailer’s house. The name of the spy was Colonel Rudolf Abel.
Is it a mere coincidence or a well-known act? Only Norman Mailer would know.
A Few More Interesting Coincidences
- The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria triggered World War I. The license plate of the automobile he was riding in when he died (above) was AIII 118. WWI officially ended on 11/11/18, Armistice Day.
- The British army turned the same passenger liner RMS Carmania (right) into a battleship during World War I. It was disguised to look like the German ship SMS Trafalgar to avoid enemy fire (left). The Carmania sank a German ship off the coast of Brazil in 1914. The sunken ship was the Trafalgar, which was disguised as the British Carmania.
- Abraham Lincoln’s kid was saved from death by John Wilkes Booth’s brother. Long before the terrible day in April 1865, John Wilkes Booth and Abraham Lincoln apparently had a strange family connection. Edwin Booth, Booth’s brother, was a well-known stage actor who fought for the Union during the Civil War. Lincoln’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln, leaned up against a halted train in a New Jersey railroad station, nearly tumbling down the tracks as it restarted. Edwin Booth snatched him by the collar and pulled him to safety barely in time. The younger Lincoln recognized his hero and wrote about the episode, but John Wilkes Booth didn’t find out who he had saved until years later.
- Political rivals Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died just hours apart on July 4th. Former presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams’ relationship had many ups and downs throughout the years. They began as comrades, but as their political views diverged, they became adversaries. As the last two surviving members of the British Empire’s American revolutionaries, they finally reconciled and corresponded by letter until their deaths. They died just hours apart on the same day in 1826, on the Fourth of July, no less.
- Violet Jessop was a nurse and ocean liner stewardess who got the moniker “Miss Unsinkable” after surviving both the Titanic disaster in 1912 and the HMHS Britannic disaster in 1916. Jessup was also said to be on board a third boat, the RMS Olympic, when it collided with a warship—fortunately, the Olympic remained afloat.
These are the top 10 coincidences in history that we wish were taught to us in history class and would make us believe the incredible and insane possibilities of life on earth.
Comment below the one coincidence listed that blew your mind.