Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

Other side of the world

Stationed with the U.S. Navy at Olongapo Philippines in 1970 I was given a rare day off from duties on my harbor tug. Having nothing better to do I went to have breakfast at the base bowling alley. While eating I looked over to the shoe rental stand and saw an aquaintance from high school, with whom I'd graduated in 1969.

Werewolves and silver

I was sitting on a late bus home during the winter months, and it was already dark and I was half asleep. I realised it was a full moon that night, and my sleepy mind wandered to werewolves. I opened my eyes, and the first thing I saw was a truck going the other way with the words "Silver Bullet" emblazoned on the front of the cabin.

Numbers & Names

In November 2013 I bought a bungalow in Eastbourne, it is number 145 in the road, the price was £145k, when I called the selling agent for an appointment to view it prior to buying I was given 1.45pm. In January 2014 I met a lady in Manila and expect to marry her in January 2015. She owns a house there, number of house in the avenue is 145. Initials to her name are LRM. My initials are LRM.

My Ex

My partner and I broke up and it was final. I left the state for a month to regroup. When I came back I started meeting him on the road everyday and usually multiple times a day. It didn't matter the time of day. No matter when I left my house, morning, noon, or night we met on the road. This went on for10 months. It was almost creepy. It has slowed down now to once or twice a week. I don't know what it all means or meant???.

Dr. Graham Hussey

My father was an acting sergeant during World War 1 in the RAMC number 1143 A quarter of a century later at the outbreak of World II, as a civilian he was given a National Identity number EKPA 1143

Fancy Meeting You Here!

I published an article about coincidences at a few years ago. Hope this is of interest. I enjoyed the article about coincidences in the recent FOCUS magazine!


Stoupa Coincidences For some years we have been holidaying in Stoupa, a small village in the Mani, Peloponnese. Our favourite cafe/bar, Patriko, is run by Christina (same name as me), who is also the organiser of the local volunteer Fire and Rescue Service. Last year she introduced us to an English volunteer, who invited us to the fire station, which is in the next village. In the store-room were some helmets which, we were told, were a donation from the Notts (where we live) Fire Service. Why? Because another volunteer came from there.

Old colleague in small tour group

On a recent holiday in Florence my wife and I booked a visit to the Vasari Corridor, which is a narrow passageway built between the Uffizi (north of the river Arno) and the Pitti Palace (south of the river). Because it is so narrow they only groups of a dozen visitors at a time. In our group, by chance, was a former colleague with whom I had worked 17 years ago and with whom I had had no other contact.

Cousins with the same Birthday

My husband has four cousins. The first child of one of the cousins was born on 30th March. Nine years later, my daughter was born on 30th March. One year later, another of his cousins had a child on 30th March. That's 2/8 cousins with the same birthday and they share it with their second cousin!

Same Name and numbers in our birthdates with my partner

I started to date and my partner was born on 5/3 and I am born 3/5. And we both share the same Name, I have a short "nickname", Alec but my real name is Alejandro, and her name is Alexandra (the same in english) and she has a nick name: Ale.