Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

One Too Many?

Whilst trying to cope with a co -writer's obsession*with coincidences l have suddenly been prey to a raft of the things - in variety and scale<br /> and not only are they (of course) pertinent but they seem to be revitalising me<br /> and I am nearly expecting them.<br /> So you will want at least one example:<br /> l work as a published author at home and move from task to task and very often just when `<br /> l get going on a new task the phone rings or a visitor arrives.<br /> One more: just as l was starting the task of writing this response m

Face Coincidences

Ever since I was younger I feel like I have a "type" of vision. The event is that someone would walk past me or I see someone in the distance that has the same features of someone I know, but ends of being someone else; and seconds later I see the person who I thought is was. This event has happened tons of times to me. Any thoughts?

suddently miss a friend or my parents

When suddenly I miss a friend or my parents due to long time no see, at the time of my hesitating to call to a friend or my parents, I will receive a phone call or a letter. It is amazing and coincident. I don't know why and can't get a answer.

Surprising Coincidences

First of all, I apolegize in advance ifI have any spelling mistake<br /> A few days ago, I was driving to work and in a small traffic jam, the radio started to play the song "Susanna" by the band Art Company . looking to my right, a truck with a huge writing SUSANA moving company was by my side.....<br /> a few days later i cought a show in the history channel about a toy called "Etch A Sketch", didnt give it a lot of thought....

Number plate

I worked in a car spares shop which made up car number plates. We had a display on the wall showing the type of plates we could make up while the customer waited. On one occasion, a guy came in who wanted a front plate for his van. I went out to the back of the shop to start making it up, when I noticed that the registration had the letter O included in it. Unfortunately, I had run out of O,s, so I tried cutting up a Q which didn't work.


A couple of years ago I was travelling with Spanish and Chilean friends in Chile and one member of the group inherited the nick name 'Pablo Neruda' his name was Pablo (he is from Madrid) and apparently some resemblance to him. As I'm British I had no idea who Neruda was other than a famous Chilean poet. 2 or so years later I was on holiday in the south of France and happened to walk past a cultural centre dedicated to Neruda and for the first time I saw his name spelt. Some weeks after this once more the name Neruda came to my attention.


Another person has the same name and date of birth, as me. One consequence of this was that a police officer was convinced that I am a criminal - so she sent me to jail.

Coincidence linking past people with the present

My partners mother came from Austria in 1936 and worked at a local house. I became interested in the history which led to a series of coincidence. The house and garden is usually closed to the public, however, while i was thinking about this we unexpectedly discovered the Garden was open for just 1 day of the year. We were surprised and drove back to visit. We were surprised to discover someone we knew had refurbished the house and Garden (someone who had died a few years earlier).

same odd birthdays, same places lived

I met this man, so far a pretty awesome guy much like myself in many ways. We share the same birthday October 31st, and we also lived near each other twice in two different states. I moved to south las Vegas in 2009 lived there until 2011 then moved to Oklahoma near Tulsa ok. I met this man same birthday then I find out that we both moved to Vegas in the same year lived a few miles from each other aother now we both live near Tulsa once again a few miles from each other. And met just by chance playing the app game scrabble.

coincidences - in a short time frame of 24hours

I experience days when I do or say something without any prior thinking and then later on the day something happens that relates to the action or what I would have said. yesterday a friend of mind was talking about her son's behaviour and I casually said that to attract her attention he will have to do something else or think of something else..... a few hours later her son ran from home and she found him 2 hours after... on same date I was joking to a new college about her husband who is unknown to me but has the same age....