Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

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!

Circles of life

I have two daughters, Mazzy and Mia. Mia was 9 and Mazzy was 11 at the time of this coincidence. My wife and I divorced and the girls live with her across town in the city of Clovis that is directly connected to the larger city of Fresno which I live in. One day my cousins girlfriend came by my place with her two daughters. We were waiting for my cousin to arrive when her youngest daughter, Lily pointed at a picture in my apartment and said "I know her". She was pkinting to a picture of my daughter Mia. I asked how she knew her she said shes my friend at school.

My second wife

When I was growing up and in elementary school I made a friend named George. George lived close by the school we attended and I woukd iften go to his house after school to play. This went on from 5th grade through bigh school 10 years old thru 18yrs old. At 31 I met and married a Katie, who was only 20 years old. We had two girls and were married for 6 years. One day Katie and I were near her old house that she grew up in when i said I wanted to see it. We were also near my old elementary school and i was interested to see.

My cousin Erik and my fiance

I had just moved back to fresno california in 1997 from San Jose, Ca. I started working at software company in Fresno and met a girl named Michelle who also worked at the software company. After a year I moved on to work for the county then many other jobs. In 2012 I connecged with Michelle again and we started dating. We were engaged to be married in 2014. My cousin Erik with whom I am very close to, his life seemed to go a different direction. He was in prison, again and was not going to be attending any wedding anytime soon.