Spirit Contact or coincidence?

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https://understandinguncertainty.org was produced by the Winton programme for the public understanding of risk based in the Statistical Laboratory in the University of Cambridge. The aim was to help improve the way that uncertainty and risk are discussed in society, and show how probability and statistics can be both useful and entertaining.

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Following my father-in-law's death in 1971 I bought his well loved 1956 Morris Minor as our family car. At the time I was in the RAF and stationed near Bedford.On our first trip down to Bristol we reached the arboretum at Westonbirt when the engine suddenly died. The car ran on for a couple of hundred yards and then started again without any intervention from myself and we continued on without further incident. When we later discussed the incident we were reminded that my wife's father had died at the Westonbirt golf course right next to where the engine failed. The car never repeated this failure. To this day we still believe it was Bert giving us a wave.
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Date submitted:Sat, 14 Jan 2012 10:09:48 +0000Coincidence ID:3789


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