Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

Parallel Lives

Started working with someone by chance and there was this immediate connection. Unknown to each other at first, we both brushed it off and then the coincidences shot off the chart. Now that we are actively sharing all of this information it's becoming mind numbing how wide and deep these coincidences have developed. This is what prompted me to start to research if there are others out there and i found this page. The only major differences right now are that I am male, she is female. Our birthdates are only days apart, yet 18 years separate us.

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." ?

I have been living in G. for 20 years, but very often go back to H. I am often there, yearly 3 or 4 times... A year ago I went back - again; and there are some tensions in me, and some of these tensions surely originate from - have to do with - H. So i go back and would live there in a small flat. I feel very tense, I try meditation for about 20 or 30 minutes, it does not help at all and i decide: "you take a walk!" It is 1o o´clock in the evening, it is a small flat and I go out and decide to take a walk (what usually helps ).

Wish come true

Strange but true ------------- Twenty years ago I was in my house getting ready to leave for an important meeting which started promptly at 5pm. But since my car was in the garage for a few days I would have to walk. But as I left the house I noticed that it was already nearly 5pm, and it would take me at least 7 minutes to walk to the meeting -by which time the doors would be locked. Undaunted, I thought to myself: "If Nature wants me to get to this meeting (which was a group meditation session), then Nature will provide the means to get me there on time".

3 kids born the same day different years

my 3 youger children where also born the same day August 12 different years 1994, 1995 and 1997

A Curse on Your Family?

A distant relation of mine, a great, great... uncle was John Dalton, the famous scientist. A family tradition in the past was to name the first born, if it was a boy, John Dalton and our surname. </p> <p>My grandfather's brother, first born, was called John Dalton xxxxxxx and died as a young child. My fathers brother, again the first born, was called John Dalton. He died in a car crash on his honeymoon. </p> <p>His surviving widow, later married my dad's other brother and their first born was a boy.

Psychic arithmetic?

Last year, one Saturday afternoon, my wife asked me how old someone was if they were born in 1995. I subtracted 1995 from 2013. '28' years old I said. 'No, hang on, 18 years'. Her cousin's 18th birthday was approaching and she just wanted to make sure so she could buy a card. Later that day we were out shopping and I suggested going the opposite direction we were walking to go to another shop. It was then that I saw a banner outside a garden centre type shop, celebrating 18 years of being in business. '1995 - 2013. 18 year anniversary'.

Ace of Spades

I was watching an episode of the Simpsons one day whilst listening to the Motorhead song 'Ace of Spades' on my iPhone. As you do. Homer was in a casino playing blackjack I think. As he turned over the ace of spades card, the lyric 'the Ace of Spades' was 'sung' by Lemmy. In the exact same instant! It was a simple but quite startling coincidence.

New York, New York

I was walking through a shopping centre one day when I saw a young white youth dressed like a rapper, trying to look cool. I thought to myself, 'ha! he thinks he's cool but he isn't. He thinks he's a cool black man from New York or something'. Just then, a black man wearing a NY cap (New York Yankees) came round the corner! I thought it was very spooky that this chap turned up just as I had that phrase in my head - was there a mental connection between us? What did it mean? Just pure chance, I now realise.


Greetings from Finland! I was born in February thirteenth (13.02) at 12.03 pm. My weight was 3120g. And now my address is xxxxxxxxxxx 12 D 13, previous address was xxxxxxx 3 D 20. All those numbers following me all the time.

random visit

I met a chap in Bulgaria, in 2006 who is a taxi driver aged about 36. He was very helpful, he had never left the country and was scared of flying. After 6 years of meeting him over there (I have a flat on the Black Sea) I finally convinced him that he should fly over for a visit and said he could stay with my family. When he arrived I took him sightseeing to London. As we went down the escalator at Paddington to the underground he started to shout at a person going the opposite way up.