Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

Daily word synchronicities

On a daily or more than daily basis when reading, writing emails or notes, or playing word games on my computer or phone, I hear the same word or phrase being spoken on TV it the radio, or even in person with a friend or family member. For instance, while driving in my car, I heard, "school bus stop" on the radio at the same time I was reading a road sign with the same words, "School Bus Stop".

Chance Encounter?

I met Tia towards the end of 2011. After quite a few back and forth texts and phone conversations, she invited me over to her place. Very early in our growing friendship and one day while hanging out with her at her place, she asked me to share a story of my travels with her. The story below is of me sharing my story with Tia. Turn's out it wasn't just a story about me, but of Tia and I both. PART 1 I began my story with Tia of my adventures before I joind the army. I was 17/18 and had joined a traveling carnival/midway in Texas. I had got hired on with a friend.

Birthday coincidence

Mine and my children's birthdays are in different months but the dates descend by one for each of us: Myself 22nd, eldest child 21st, middle child 20th, youngest child 19th


I used to have a good friend, and yesterday she happened to come up in conversation with two people- about how we had a big falling out and i was still sad about it hoping it would rekindle, and about how she hadn't contacted me since and i never thought she would again. last night she texted me a very long paragraph. also, i had a dream about having a UTI. I woke up with a UTI. o

same song choice from stranger 14 years later

Its 2017 and I downloaded a song from 2003 and around 830 and decided to listen to it in my car about 930 the song ended and was about 90 seconds into the next song on the playlist.. I was also pulling in my driveway. I shut the car off and 10 seconds later a car drove by playing the same song.... It was titled In Those Jeans by Genuine


At 2.29am on 14 April 2017 in Derby, UK, I recorded the following journal entry "Loxton bingo tonight". Via Google, I found that there is bingo at the Loxton club in Australia but not until 7.30pm on 20 April 2017.

Multiple Birthday dates and numbers coincidence

My husband and I were both raised by biological mothers and step fathers. Both mothers share the same birthday Both biological fathers share the same birthday Both elder sisters share the same birthday My son and my best friends daughter were born on the same day 3 years apart My other best friend is due a baby on my birthday My husband birthday is 20th June and mine is 14th October and our done was born in 2014

Link to previous generation?

My location - West Wolverhampton, West Midlands. February (?) 2016. As I was checking e-mails on my computer my journalist daughter called me on my mobile phone for quick directions to a street in Willenhall, West Midlands, where she was to interview a business owner. She was about a quarter of a mile from the street where she needed to be. I directed her to the street and to the shop which is known to me. Within seconds of ending the phone call an e-mail arrived from a friend in Manchester who is researching my family tree.

Random Song

Driving with my friend and our two sons. Her 7 year son requests Take on Me from Ah-Ha - his current favorite oldie but goodie - but neither of us had reception in that area. So I turn on the radio, scan to the first channel, and right then the first chord of his requested song starts. This was our second strange coincidence of the day, so something must be going right. Needless to say we turned it up loud and celebrated this little victory!


With my friend and our 2 sons playing in a creek. We were talking about books we liked reading. She told me she like sci-fi, fantasy and dragons, and talked about the dragons ornaments she had as a child. I told her how my mother (deceased) loved the same kind of stories and was obsessed with dragons as wells. Right then, my son finds a little toy in the creek and hands it to me, which I immediately thought was a dragon. It had the word "Northosaurus, made in China" imprinted on it, which is a dinosaur that is considered a Sea Dragon in China.