Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

Dated

I have many of the same dates, In my family, of births and deaths that are oddily coinciding with other family members. I was born on my mothers birthday. My mothers mother recieved a phone call in the morning on May 27, 1989 telling her that her mother had died. Several hours later on that same day, my mother’s father received a phone call that his own mother had died as well. So both of my moms grandmas died on the same day, just hours a part in different states. My dads mother and her father died on the same day but she died many years after her father. My moms father died on feb 6. So did my dog. My mom died on feb 22nd, so did my other dog. My father died July 19th- my nephews grandmother, on his moms side, died that day as well. My moms grandmas birthday was dec6, so is my sons birthday and my brothers daughters birthday, as well.
You voted 2. Total votes: 158
Date submitted:Sun, 04 Oct 2020 08:02:34 +0000Coincidence ID:10543

University friend met in London

Hi. I am originally from Kyrgyzstan. When I was 19 I went to study to Turkey and I had the University mate from Uzbekistan. But when our university finished we totally lost our connection. But when I came to London in 2002 I met him the next day on a street in London. What a coincidence?
Total votes: 205
Date submitted:Sun, 27 Sep 2020 18:56:22 +0000Coincidence ID:10540

Life and Death

I have several coincidences... 1) my great nephew and I share a birthday..Oct 2 2) my husband and oldest granddaughter share a birthday..Oct 16 3) my great nephew and oldest granddaughter weighted the same and were the same length..8lbs 10oz 4) my oldest granddaughter was born at the same time of day as her father (my son) was born..2:13 pm 5) my youngest granddaughter and daughter-in-law share the same birthday..Sep 6 6) my step-grandson and my son-in-law share a birthday..Nov 2 7) my mother-in-law died in 1996 8) my mother died in 2006 9) my farher-in-law died in 2016..all 10 years apart
Total votes: 169
Date submitted:Sat, 26 Sep 2020 17:01:02 +0000Coincidence ID:10539

Two Lives Intertwined

My husband & my life intertwined for 38 years before we met... coincidence... We grew up in the same community. We did not attend the same schools but we knew many of the same kids. In high school we had mutual friends and attended the same social events. My best friend dated his work partner for a year after high school. In our twenties we both moved to another city and lived three blocks away from each other. We knew the same people and attended many of the same social events. In our thirties we both moved back to our home town. I lived in his mom’s neighbourhood for a couple of years and we became friends. In our late thirties, early forties we lived in the same area. Our kids attended the same schools and I worked with his ex-wife. My daughter’s best friend is his niece. In our mid forties we worked for the same company. We finally met a year later and got married. My husband died this past summer but the coincidences continued during our marriage and after his death. We separated in 2019. He died suddenly a year later on the exact date we had separated. A week before he died he reminded me of what his final wishes were. On our wedding anniversary this year I was in a grocery store check out line. There was a man ahead of me paying for his items. He had several miscellaneous things including two bundles of yellow roses, which my husband always gave me on our anniversary. The man paid for his items then turned to me and handed me one of the flower bouquets. He smiled, wished me a great day and walked away. Our first holiday together was camping in a provincial park which was his favourite place in the world! During this holiday we stopped at the entrance and took pictures of each other at the park sign. I held a Celebration Of Life for him in this park seven years later to the day and I used that picture for his social media memorial. I didn’t realize the coincidence of the date I had chosen or that the picture had been taken exactly seven years before until weeks later. Coincidences?
Total votes: 165
Date submitted:Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:49:54 +0000Coincidence ID:10538

once a pon a dream

My coincidence is a recurring a dream that I'm trying to sort strings and if i get the pattern wrong everything gets messed up and destroyed and i have to restart on everything but the thing is that dream kinda came true i was just going on my life and the same kinda thing happened when i was trying to do this task it was soo crazy
Total votes: 167
Date submitted:Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:35:14 +0000Coincidence ID:10536

Just sick of them now lol

Having too many specific coincidences lately so in my frustration I had enough and sent out ABC to the universe or whoever. I just watched Beverly Hills cop 2 and the detective said he shouldn’t be working the alphabet case. AlphaBet Case. ??????
Total votes: 164
Date submitted:Mon, 14 Sep 2020 20:38:19 +0000Coincidence ID:10535

the number 3/12 which is my birthday

most extreme of number and now just expect it. Things have actually happened and number appears with it. I told a student of mine about the number 312, we talked about a year later, and for about w0 minutes at the end of a conversation she said, hay do things still happen with that number you told me, I was sitting in my car and told her I'm about to go in to the office for work but yes alot all the time, as I opened my car. Door in parking lot and looked down there was a $100 bill on the ground, I told her and I told her and she said wait, look at the time on your cell it was 3:12 pm and I often wake to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night because I'm diabetic and it's usually 312 Am when I wake up
Total votes: 160
Date submitted:Sun, 13 Sep 2020 05:22:11 +0000Coincidence ID:10534

Most extreme coincidence but many often

I am a great whitler, aas driving from work to walmart and heard the song Africa, tune stayed in my head about 10 minutes I entered Walmart giving to go to restroom. As I sat down on toilet they started playing the same song in store, at end of song came the freaky part, as I got up and song ended i turned around to flush toilet, i saw the name of the toilet brand name and it wax TOTO. That is the same name of group that sang the song Africa. I have many many thing that happen to me. For years I've searched for answers, they are extreme and often Gerardo Huerta please wasd help answe
Total votes: 158
Date submitted:Sun, 13 Sep 2020 05:12:53 +0000Coincidence ID:10533

Twice in two weeks

In 1977 I went to Blackpool uk on a coach trip, I missed the coach back and didn't have enough money for a room, so I found a bus shelter and slept in that. During the night I woke up as i heard someone moving near me. It was another guy who was asleep on the next bench to me, he awoke as I moved and I realised I knew him from my home town 70 miles away, he went to the same school as me in Halifax uk. Turned out that he had missed his last train home to Halifax uk I hadn't seen him for about 3 years since I left school, we talked a bit and next morning, we went home on the train. Two weeks later I went to a football match in Portsmouth, 250 Mile's from where I lived on my own by train. I missed my last connection train back to Halifax, from Bradford, so decided to walk back the 8 miles as the taxis were all booked up for hours. About 3 miles in on the way home I walked past a man who was walking slowly and looked as I passed him, it was the same guy(Trevor) who was in the bus shelter sleeping in blackpool a couple of weeks before, the guy i knew from school! We could not believe seeing each other again in the middle of the night 70 miles from where we last met in the middle of a quiet road back to Halifax. He had also missed his last bus back to Halifax. Even though we went to the same school and lived in the same small town, i never saw him again in the following 40 plus years. I tried looking him up last year and found out he had died unfortunately
Total votes: 157
Date submitted:Wed, 09 Sep 2020 22:10:19 +0000Coincidence ID:10532

Lizard

Last Tuesday I went on vacation with a couple of my friends. When we were about to head to bed I noticed the curtain wasn’t closed, so I went to close it and a lizard falls on me it really scared me. The next Tuesday which is today I’m back home and I decide to open my curtain guess what happens??? A lizard appears but this time doesn’t fall on me. Both were dead, both happened on a Tuesday, and both happened when I was either opening or closing the curtain.
Total votes: 156
Date submitted:Wed, 09 Sep 2020 02:50:06 +0000Coincidence ID:10531

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