Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

Confused

I was driving along and stop just before the lights which was red, I was playing a particular song on my CD then out of the blue a individual walked in front of my car and came to my window which was open at the time and dropped an album inside at first i thought it was something dodgy, i looked to see where the person was but he had disappeared when i picked up the album it was the person i was listening to on my CD.

mr

i had the same 3 images used in a text love affair some 10 years ago, as my wife used in a recent on-line love affair recently, not just similar but the exact same items

Synchronicity

Whilst researching Carl G Jung and synchronicity for my dissertation, my husband turned the TV on and the program mimicked the exact same words As I read them in perfect synchronisation....the contexts of my reading and the TV program were entirely unrelated...but the string of words were exact....very odd! I took it as a good omen with regards to my writing.

Lost diamond

I was helping my children ride their pony. After we had finished I noticed my grandmother's diamond was missing from her engagement ring that I wear all of the time. I hunted and hunted for it but as my yard was surrounded by gravel did not find it. I went back inside, walked out of the back door, saw a glint from the sun being reflected from something and it was my diamond shining in the middle of a big gravel drive.

Family connections

I will have to shorten this story quite a bit! - I originate from Hertfordshire and moved to Norfolk 14 years' ago. Some time ago I was investigating my family tree and friended my mother's 2nd cousin on facebook. A little while ago I noticed a picture of him in my local pub, when I asked him what he was doing there he told me he lived down the road (in the village my son went to school) - quite a coincidence being as this side of my family were from West Susses.

The number 69

I had my horse freeze marked, I had no choice in the numbers they are totally random - the only two numbers amongst the letters were 69 I bought an old Landrover, I didn't notice until I had it that the number plate said 69 (no other numbers) I moved house, when we got the paperwork I noticed the house number is 69 I started a new job, got my payslip and my payroll number is 69! What are the chances of that?

Strange connection

My mother moved to Rugby, we had always lived in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire or London for a couple of generations. She was talking to a couple of ladies that were now her neighbours. They were discussing where they had previously lived. They described a flat on the King's Road in London that they had lived in in the 70's with a man that lived above them with various distinguishing features including two young children. This turned out to be my father (and at the time my mother's ex-husband), the children were my brother and me.

unknown cousin moves next door

my mother comes from a large family and only kept in contact with a couple of her siblings. when i was growing up i knew one of her sisters lived in Benalla (a town 40 mins drive from the town I grew up in) but I had never met her or her family. I also knew the names of her 5 children but that was all and I never gave them or any of my other estranged relatives a thought over the years. i left home at 17 and moved to melbourne where i lived for 10 yrs and then i moved to Benalla (a town of 8000 people )having by then completely forgotten about the fact that i had relatives living there.

lost cousin moves in next door

my mother comes from a large family and only kept in contact with a couple of her siblings. when i was growing up i knew one of her sisters lived in Benalla (a town 40 mins drive from the town I grew up in) but I had never met her or her family. I also knew the names of her 5 children but that was all and I never gave them or any of my other estranged relatives a thought over the years. i left home at 17 and moved to melbourne where i lived for 10 yrs and then i moved to Benalla (a town of 8000 people )having by then completely forgotten about the fact that i had relatives living there.

ruby ruby

as i walked from my loungeroom to my kitchen i started singing (loudly) ruby ruby, the song by dion de mucci from the 50's, (a rare song that not many people know and i rarely sing), and i turned on the radio and that was the song that was playing!

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