Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

Telling me something?

This series of happenings took place in roughly a 12 hour span...beginning in the evening and ending the next morning. It was October of 2000 in Virginia when my then girlfriend gave me 2 books for my B-day. One was titled The Celestine Prophecy and the other was The new Rolling Stone encyclopedia of rock and roll. I opened the latter around 9pm that evening and started to read about Bob Marley...a favorite artist of mine. I then put the book down and turned on the tv. I surfed some channels until I landed on a PBS program about..who else..Bob Marley, his music, and Jamaica politics.

Notre Dame day

>15th April, 2019 (yesterday ) was my worst day for months, probably for years. I felt physically and psychologically absolutely down. I was to lie on a field motionless for I don´t know how long, as if someone was about to die. Late in the afternoon I decided to go to a church to confess ( what I had not done for a long time ). I entered the nearby Catholic Church at appr. 18. 00, confessed and remained seated in a bank staring and semi-consciously listening what the priest was to say. I left at appr. 19.00.

Met again

While I was a child I spent one of my school holidays in Oman at the beach and we met a fellow German, elderly lady and spent some time talking. Couple months later I was at a friend's place who was invited to his grandma's birthday and took me along. Arriving at his grandma's place I found her to be the lady from the beach in Oman.

Humans Crossing Paths

Ever since I was a child my dad would throw a fit about backing out of the driveway and there ALWAYS being a car coming down the road at that exact instant every single time. There would be no cars coming down our street before he left or after he left, just at the same exact time when he was pulling out of the driveway. Now, I'm sure many people experience and complain about the same thing and I didn't think about it too much until I started to see the same uncanny type of events start to happen in my own life.

Lots of sixes

A person whose phone number 10 digits taken by pairs always add up to "6" makes an appointment for the 6th day of the month at 15:00 (1+5 = 6).

Old Crush

So last night, my friends and I were talking about guys we used to like. I have not talked to him since elementary or seen him since him since middle school. I am in 10th grade now. I started looking at, lets call him Jeffery's instagram profile. I had a major crush on him during elementary school. My friends were telling me to hit him up because we do not go to the same school anymore. I did not. Later, when I had gotten home, my family was watching a movie. The first thing I notice was that one of the characters had the same name as Jeffery.

Birthday number sequence

The number sequence will only be apparent when considered in the USA date format (MM-DD-YYYY, as odd as that is). My son was born as 1:23am on April 5th 2006 (4-5-2006). So with a bit of imagination he was born with the time and date number sequence of 1 2 3 4 5 6.

Music and dreams

A month ago I went to a concert, which included some pieces played with traditional Chinese instruments. There was a solo guqin, which I had never seen nor heard before, and as I listened to it I saw a battle unfold before me. An old man was sitting in the middle of a path leading into the mountains, his legs crossed and a guqin in front of him. His face was hidden under a hat and as they pluked the strings an army of corpses fought for him. The more erratic the sound of the guqin got the fiercer the fight.

(Un)expected meetings

Tired with the towny life I decided ot buy myself a ticket to a bigger city last year. As it was holiday period in the summer I expected I might run into a few familiar faces, yet I still found this experience very surprising. Of all the people I could possibly meet I ended up crossing paths with someone whom I had just met a few weeks prior but who had left a strong impression on me. A few minutes later, at the same location, I caught sight of another, less familiar, person who had been drinking tea at work while sitting not too far from me almost every day for the past 3 weeks or so.

Travel Coincidence

I was one day talking with my flatmate about this very dear friend of mine who is knowledgable in French (my flatmate is from France). I mentioned to her that he often travels to Paris around early December so I had plans to ask him if he was going to leave in winter 2018 as well. This was brought up because my flatmate was travelling to Paris that week-end (some time in end of October - early November). I then, on the same day, asked my friend if and when he was going, expecting either a negative reply or December as a date.

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