Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

Barcelona market

My son bumped into my sister in law in a market in Barcelona (and they recognised each other!). Neither had any idea the other was visiting.

HURRICANE EYE DEE and the EMERGENT SYNCH HOLE- Some Coincidences Worthy of Immortalization- Entry #2: 10/9/2017

HURRICANE EYE DEE and the EMERGENT SYNCH HOLE- Some Coincidences Worthy of Immortalization- Entry #2: 10/9/2017 By: Michael Wolfson and Eva Gustley Greetings modest, but hopefully growing, readership. I wish now to introduce you to Eva aka Dee now IDed as coauthor for Entry #2. Since she missed Entry #1, and I do suggest you begin there, I thought she might contribute a comment (risky given her perkiness). Here then is rapper, flapper and inspiring whippersnapper Eva Gustley: Eva: Woo Woo, I just got back from the Columbus RR concert and wow, nice one. Entry #1 too.

POCO SYNCHRO PROFUNDO- Some Coincidences Worthy of Immortalization- Entry #1: 10/7/2017 By: Michael Wolfson

POCO SYNCHRO PROFUNDO- Some Coincidences Worthy of Immortalization- Entry #1: 10/7/2017 By: Michael Wolfson I must admit that I am no stranger to coincidence, although my intended co-author remains an inspirational skeptic. I would guess that even Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, whose life was saved by assassin John Wilkes Booth’s brother on a train platform and who went on to be present at three presidential assassinations (and one for a lesser political figure to boot) would be impressed by certain of the bizarre event couplings I have endured.

Hugh Hefner

For a couple of months now, i have been watching the hit TV show, Sex and the City. The shows has six seasons and i was currently in the middle of season 3 (season 3 episode 14 to be exact) when Hugh Hefner made a cameo appearance in the episode, as this particular episode was set at a party at the Playoby mansion. This is the only episode of all 6 seasons where Hugh Hefner makes an appearance and literally while i was watching this episode, i receive a notification from People Magazine that Hugh Hefner had died that very day.

A Coincidence Found Out About 20 Years Later

When I was 8 or 9 (I'm 35 now) my dad had a co-worker with a name I somehow remember to this day... It wasn't that unique, but not "Jones" or "Smith".. we'll call him Bob Peppertable.. Although Bob probably played an insignificant role in my dad's life, I remember him as being one of the 20 or 30 people that you know when you're 7... Bob died when I was maybe 12. I remember my dad going to the funeral. Fast forward to middle school in a different town, a few hundred miles and two states) apart. I had a friend name Jason peppertable.

My complete Name

I was feeling real bad because I had lied to my girlfriend about a place I was going. So I was having a hard time sleeping. I kept waking up so I got my phone a started reading. I was reading a Quora Digest article online about the 10 ten guitarist. The #10 Lenny Breau I had never heard off so I looked him up on ITunes. He has over 20 albums so picked one at random. In the song titles was my full name but the kicker was the the song titled it's a sin to lie. Lenny Breau- Boy wonder 1. I'll see you in my dreams 2. Cannon ball rag 3. John Henry 4.

Came Across and Old Friend in a Different County

Since I left Gavilan View Middle School, I had never seen Fabian Hernandez. We were close friends but because we attended different high schools we drifted apart. We are both from Mexican parents, but had not traveled to Mexico. Years later, after I marry, we visit one of my wife’s uncles in Mexico City. I love going to theme parks, so we decided to go to Six Flags Mexico. When we were waiting in line for a ride, Fabian, who was also waiting in line, recognized me. He was visiting his wife family in Mexico City as well.

unintentional stalker

I went to a printing workshop in a local independently run class in Sheffield UK. There were 10 people in the class. I got chatting to the woman opposite me. She was Austrian and it turned out she was a good friend of my cousin who is also Austrian and lived in Vienna. She also had a studio in the arts centre where I worked and when she gave me her business card I saw that she also lived in the same house I lived in 20 years previously. We were both more than a little incredulous and suspicious, both believing the other to be making it up.

life and death

Okay so this is the strangeness of my life. May 6th- my friend Steve's birthday also the day my friend Dylan died when we were 16. July 18th- my friend steve(mentioned above) passed away when we were 18, also my friend Annie's birthday and my aunt rhondas birthday. October 4th- my brother committed suicide and two of my very good friends birthdays. October 27th- my boyfriends birthday also the day of my fathers stroke and grandpas death.

Voodoo coincidence or anxiety?

I was really worried about something that I won't explain here. So I started overthinking like I usually do and my mind went to catch all unreasonable things that I could imagine for what I was worried about. So I started reading something about paranormal activities and voodoo and at the same time I received a message on a WhatsApp group about someone who was talking about voodoo rites (she was talking about it just for fun). Like you can imagine I thought there was a paranormal reason for that coincidence. I know, I'm a bit anxious!

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