Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

Baby switch

There's a family in my village whose baby was switched with another baby at the hospital. They only found out this when the child had a heart condition and they were not compatible with her (this was when she was around 7 years old). Although they decided not to tell her anything, two decades later they were contacted by the other family. Their daughter was also diagnosed with a heart condition and they decided to find their biological daughter. They contacted the hospital and managed to meet with the family from my village. Both daughters stayed with the family that raised them.

The wrong side of a love song

I have a few coincidences in this story but they are all surrounding the same event. When I was 14 I met William he was 15. We dated for about 6 months and then I got shipped off from Seattle to San Francisco and that was the last time I saw him. I was on facebook one day and I remembered him and I looked him up. We talked and we agreed to meet and we started dating again. He relocated for me and we lived together for a short 7 months. I was and still am so in love with him I feel like he is my soulmate. He found out that he had a daughter and he moved back to Seattle and left me.

Water Slide

Yesterday,whilst watching Youtube videos, one of the videos that came up in the suggested to watch list was about the 10 highest water slides,some of which had been closed due to being aged or not complying with modern safety regulations or because someone had been killed on them. Water slide theme park rides are not something I'd normally be interested in,I nominally watch music/science videos or hassle those who post conspiracy/ufo content, but for some reason this video took my attention. Today,the front page of the paper relates the story of an 11 yr old girl killed on a water sl

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