Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

Professor David Spiegelhalter of Cambridge University wants to know about your coincidences!

Finding money

One day a friend and I were out for a walk. My friend is a scientist, an engineer, and a no-nonsense kind of woman. She is also the only person I know who goes to Aruba; she loves to windsurf there every chance she gets. As we walked down the street in a small New Hampshire town, I was talking to her about how I always find money, and she was kindly allowing me my little stories about this. As I was telling her, I looked down and said, "Look, here is a coin!" Imagine my surprise when I looked at it and it said ARUBA on it.

Name and Birthday twins

I hired a young man as my husband's guitar teacher, and thought it was kind of fun that he and my son shared the same first name because it is not that usual - Tristan. One day as we stood in the kitchen talking, I felt compelled to ask him when his birthday was. He said, March 25, 1983. That is the exact date of my son Tristan's birth.

King of the Road

A new friend and I were putting together a public storytelling event, and our subject was COINCIDENCE. We decided we wanted to have live music as people were gathering, so I contacted a friend who is a guitarist for that job. One day I got the idea that it would be fun for the guy singing with him to sing the old song by Roger Miller, King of the Road, so I found a You Tube of the song and sent it to the guitarist asking him if he knew it.

My robin story

My 90-year-old father was an atheist. I believe it is very likely our consciousness continues after we die. While my father was dying last year, he and I had discussions about this, and I told him that if he found his consciousness continued after he left us, then I wanted to know. He humored me by saying, "I will be the first robin you see in the spring." I laughed and said that was not good enough, that it had to be obvious - like the robin would have to be wearing little glasses. So, during the last few weeks of his life, robins and my father became the theme.

spiritual journey??

last night I went to the movies to see the movie " there's' a heaven'. I just lost my son 2 months 1/2 ago and in front of me there was a man sitting I never saw his face only he took hi phone out and his password of his phone was exactly mine.. I took that very surprise yet weird.

Independence Day

Paste from Wikipedia , 4th of July. In a remarkable coincidence, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. Although not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, but another Founding Father who became a President, James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831, thus becoming the third President in a row who died on this memorable day.

Time coincidence

For the last year or so almost every day I check my phone and the time is 14.04pm. I look at my phone randomly maybe five times during the day but always just happen to look at this time, It's not a significant time i.e a lunch hour as I am a stay home mum and always doing something different at that time and I don't subconsciously think about it untill it happens. My birthday happens to be 14th April.

same names

I'm not sure where to start so ill start with the Daniels, when I was 16 every boy I met, dated or went out with was called daniel, after 7 Daniels I met as follows:- 3 Ben's 2 Tony's 2 Jamie's 3 Ian's 4 David's I had two best friends called carly And currently at the moment I'm meeting Paul's and so far I have met 5 pauls. Also most men in my family have John as their middle name, including my son.


Read this word in a story for the first time yesterday and then today heard it several more times in a movie I was watching today.

Fourth foreign student killed in Brisbane in five months

This is a 'coincidence' in the news. Whilst undoubtedly a tragedy for the families and friends of the individuals involved, I'm appalled at the way the Australian media (including the ABC) are 'linking' the four separate murders of foreign students in Brisbane over a five month period. Especially since as far as I can tell the three previous murderers have been apprehended (or at least charges laid against three separate suspects). I was reminded of the analysis in The Norm Chronicles.