Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

A life of coincidences

A life of Coincidences. 1964 When expecting my son I was married to a paratrooper who was in Barhein. I asked the CO'S wife if she could get my husband back as I had a dream that I was loosing my life blood. 11th June 1964 I had an emergency ciscerian and 9 pints of blood at Louise Margaret hos: Aldershot. After getting birth certificate as i was adopted I found a family of 6 brothers and 1 sister in 1998. On the cert: the registrars name was J**** my name was J**** at the time.

Early Morning Drinking

in the days when the post came at 7.30 in the morning, my boyfriend and i had just got up, and i had put the kettle on. I asked him if he wanted tea or coffee, and as a joke,I said i would have a rum and coke. The doorbell rang and the postman handed me a parcel.Inside was a small can of ready mixed rum and coke.It was an advertising gimmick.What is even stranger is that I have never touched alcohol in my life, and really was only joking!

flat tire...

Going to high school here in Los Angeles I had a flat tire and changing it made me late for school. Running through the green in the center of the school I heard my name was my girlfriend in one of the trees on the green. She was supposed to be in Massachusettes at Wellesley College !! She had dropped out without telling anyone and just gotten back to L.A. an hour before and came to the school in hopes of seeing me during the lunch hour. Had I not had the flat tire we would never had met so strangely that morning.

Grandchilds birthday

I work for a motorfactors in Cornwall as a delivery driver. On Dec 10 2009 a customer asked for a industrial fan to be delivered to their site which we had sold to them but had been storing until they needed it. On arrival to their site, for the first time, with the delivery at approx 2.00pm, I went to their office and asked where they wanted me to offload the item. There was about 10 people in the office but nobody new anything about this delivery and began ringing allover the site trying to find who had called my workplace.


For many years I have noticed 11:11 on clocks etc and about 15 years ago came across a book about the 11:11 phenomena. In 2008, I went to a summer gathering (festival) in Dorset. I parked in Wareham to get a coffee and noticed my ticket was bought at 11:11 but wasn't too surprised. I then went on to the festival and bumped into someone I hadn't seen for about 10 years (Hilary C). She told me She had just written a book called The 11:11 code. I bought a copy and reached page 10 where she mentioned that she noticed the trip meter on her car was 111. I decided to check mine.

Radio play

Having read several of Mr McCalls books about the no1 ladies detective agency I was delighted to hear a Monday morning announcement on BBC Radio 4 that they would be broadcasting a play based on the books featuring the heroin "Precious Ramotzwe" on the following Friday afternoon.

Deaths of my maternal grandparents

My grandparents both died on January 26th., four years apart.

The Blind Date.

In the early 1950's I was a teenager living with my parents in Hong Kong, my father was in the R.A.F. working in Kai Tak. Fast forward 30 years I was living in the U.K. a friend asked me to go accompany her on a date, for me a blind date. The evening passed pleasantly and while exchanging life experiences the gentleman I was with mentioned that he had been in the RAF in Hong Kong in the 50's. He had also worked at Kai Tak. After further exchange we discovered that he had been one of my father's lads.

Dates of deaths

My maternal grandparents both died on January 26th., four years apart.

daughters' ouija board video blacks out

We were watching a video of my daughters years before playing with a Ouija Board. On the tape one of them asked "Is there a spirit here ?" At that exact moment the Television & VCR blacked out. I assumed the whole house or part of the house also had blacked out, but I checked all the electricity and ONLY the television/VCR had lost power.