Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

My two grandfathers were born on the same date and died a day apart

My maternal grandpa, Philippe, was born August 17, 1917 and my paternal grandpa, Paul, was born August 17, 1888. Philippe died January 6, 1984 and Paul died January 7, 1971.

Multiple coincidences since moving countries

I first visited Australia in 2014 to complete a 2-month placement for my Masters degree, and moved here for good a year later. Since my first visit, a number of coincidences have happened which, despite not being superstitious, have made me feel I belong here. Here they are: </p> <p>1. My Masters placement was in Melbourne but I had two friends in Queensland who I planned to visit while I was in Australia. One friend lived on the Gold Coast, the other about an hour away in Brisbane. These friends did not know one another - one I've known since high school, the other I first met in my early 20s - she stayed for a summer in London with a good friend of mine. I planned a trip to visit them both in their respective cities. Both friends had met Australian partners, one of whom was in hospital at the time of my visit, having been in a severe accident which had made the news. I recounted the story to the second friend, who said "we know him". My friends' partners had grown up together in the same part of Queensland and their families were close. </p> <p>2.

Childhood Home

I underwrite mortgage loans. Of all the lenders in the USA, of all the loan underwriters in the USA, the childhood home that I lived in from 1974 to 1987 was the property/collateral that was assigned to me to underwrite!

Met People on the same Paris trip as myself, on an online server with thousands of people.

My friends and I play Minecraft. We were on one of the biggest servers with hundreds of thousands of people, at which point we joined a random lobby. We were chatting to a random girl, when we found out that she and her friends lived in the same city as us. Not only this, we found out while trading social medias that we went on a school trip to Paris at the same time in October half term 2019 and were in the SAME HOTEL.

Old coin showed up at my house in Utah and my parent's house in Texas

My grandfather collected coins. Seven years after he died, I bought a house in Salt Lake and had little more than a sleeping bag and a couple pieces of furniture to move into my place. On the third or fourth day in my home, there was nickel in the center of my living room dated 1918--the year my grandfather was born. I thought this was a strange coincidence, so I called my parents in San Antonio, Texas and was excited to tell them about this weird thing that had happened. When my parents answered the phone, I said, "I have a very strange story to tell you." My mother and father immediately cut me off and said, "No, we were just about to call you, we have a very strange story to tell you." We argued over who should go first, with me thinking, "Let me hear about a discount you found at Costco, and then I'll tell you my awesome story." Their story: That morning they were going to go for their morning walk around the neighborhood, and when they raised the garage door to leave, on the inside of their door was a 1918 Silver Dollar.

Met old neighbors decades later

I grew up in New Jersey, then joined the military and moved around to many different places. 20 years later I moved to Las Vegas and joined a local artist cooperative. The first meeting I attended there was an older couple I thought looked familiar. When I introduced myself we realized they were my neighbors from my childhood home in New Jersey.

Zodiac killer message decoded

I read a current news article about how one of the letters the zodiac killer sent was recently decoded. Just a few minutes later I was doing a crossword puzzle, and one of the answers was "zodiac" and the very next clue was "decoded"

Birth Coincidence & Number Re-Ocurring

My Eldest son Peter was born on the 07/09/1987, he shares this date with 2 ancestors, one was the birth and one was the death. Mabel Victoria Baldry Born - 07/09/1897 Harriet Hoggart - Death 07/09/1920 there is also another cousin born on 07/09/90 all 3 are female, but this is on the Paternal side of my family. And also seem to have the number 7 in many area's of my life. my children's birthdate's are 7th September 1987; 14 December 1989; 21st March 1991 house number is - 52, 5+2=7; there are so many instance's of where the number 7 shows up, that i know its not my imagination. !

Times 3

Ok so I have 3 that are related. In high school I dated this guy. Then I got married to someone else, then divorced. 22 years after I graduated, I was at church. When the service was over and we got up, he was in the seat behind me. A year later we were married. His birthday also happened to be the birthday of my oldest child’s boyfriend and the adoption date of my youngest 2 children. Less than 3 years later, my husband was killed in a motor vehicle accident. My husband hit a tractor and was killed instantly. The date that he died was the 32nd anniversary of the death of a close friend of mine. When I was 11 my friend, also 11, ran his dirt bike into the side of another vehicle.

Notebook index coincides with life index

I number my notebooks. Prominently and quite artistically on the front cover. The day I turned 50, I started notebook No. 50. I filled no. 49 to the last line, but, honestly, I did not cheat this.

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