Most, if not all of us, have experienced some sort of coincidence in our lives. Maybe you said something at the same time as somebody else, or perhaps you bumped into an old friend in the most unlikely of places. But there are those funny little "would you believe it" types of coincidences and plot twists, and then there are those "holy crap that is literally unbelievable" types of coincidences.

Take a look at the pictures below for a few amazing facts. From somebody predicting the sinking of the Titanic 14 years before it happened to the Simpsons predicting Donald Trump's election triumph way back in 2000, this collection of crazy coincidences will blow your mind. And even if you don't believe in such things as prophecies or predictions for future, some of these historical facts might shake your ground a bit. Don't forget to vote for the best! (h/t: brightside)

#1

The Separated Twins With The Almost Identical Lives

The Separated Twins With The Almost Identical Lives

A set of twins from Ohio who were separated at birth grew up without any knowledge of each other's existence. They lives did however share a number of strange similarities. They were both named James on their adoptions, they both grew up to be police officers, and both of them married women named Linda. But that's not all. Each had a son, one named James Allan and the other one named James Alan, and each also had a dog named Toy. Both brothers later got divorced, and both ended up remarrying women named Betty! (source: people)

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GlitterGlitch
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5 years ago

crazy enough they didnt like the same hair cuts

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#2

Did Edgar Allan Poe Have A Time Machine?

Did Edgar Allan Poe Have A Time Machine?

Did Edgar Allan Poe own a time machine? Some people think so. How else could he have known about an event almost half a century before it happened? In his book called The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, the author describes how four sailors who survived the sinking of their ship were forced to eat a rather unfortunate cabin boy named Richard Parker. Although Poe claimed that the story was based on real events, that wasn't actually true. 46 years later however, a boat really did sink, and the members of the crew who were rescued were forced to eat a cabin boy in order to survive. The cabin boy's name? You guessed it - Richard Parker. (source: nytimes, seesouthampton)

Edgar Allan Poe , wikipedia Report

GlitterGlitch
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5 years ago

Maybe it was very common for cabin boys to get eaten back then

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#3

Mark Twain Predicted His Own Death

Mark Twain Predicted His Own Death

Did the famous writer Mark Twain predict his own death? Well if he didn't then it was a major coincidence. The writer was born in 1835, when Halley's Comet was passing the earth. It only passes once every 76 years or so, but Twain predicted that he would die on its next passing. "I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835," he said in 1909. "It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it." The writer died on the very day of its appearance in 1910. (americanliteraryblog, wikipedia)

A.F. Bradley , NASA Report

Daria B
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5 years ago

The truth is Twain was an alien, but if he said so, no one would understand, so he just hinted. ^_-

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#4

Miss Unsinkable

Miss Unsinkable

Depending on how you look at it, Violet Jessup was either one seriously lucky lady, or she was one seriously bad omen. The stewardess and nurse was on the HMS Olympic when it struck the HMS Hawke, she was on board the HMHS Britannic when it sank after hitting a sea mine, and she was also traveling on the RMS Titanic when it sank after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic. No wonder she later become known as Miss Unsinkable! (source: historybuff)

wikipedia Report

Daria B
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5 years ago

Maybe she could swim....

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#5

The Case Of Anthony Hopkins And A Rather Rare Book

The Case Of Anthony Hopkins And A Rather Rare Book

When Anthony Hopkins was preparing for his role in The Girl from Petrovka, he wanted to find a version of the book (written by George Feifer) so he could study it before filming began. But wherever he looked, he couldn't find a copy until one day, while sitting on the subway, he found a copy on the carriage in which he was travelling. But that's not the end, because when Hopkins later met the author, Feifer told him that he also didn't have a copy of the book. Why? Because he'd lent his last one to a friend, who had then accidentally lost it on the subway! (source: npr, dm)

Universal Pictures , Universal Pictures Report

GlitterGlitch
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5 years ago

Oohhh I gotta watch this movie now

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#6

Coincidence, Or Reincarnation?

Coincidence, Or Reincarnation?

The founder of the Ferrari company, Enzo Ferrari, died on August 14, 1988. Just a month later, on October 15, Arsenal footballer Mesut Özil was born. Take a look at their pictures side by side. Massive coincidence? Or proof of reincarnation? You decide!

wikipedia , DPA Report

Wendy Whitley
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5 years ago

Last time I checked, there was a month called September between August and October.

Laury M.
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5 years ago

They just totally skipped it in 1988

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Arjan
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5 years ago

The shape of the head is completely different, the only slight similarity is in the eyes and hair colour.

mahsima
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5 years ago

I know a gay who looks like enzo ferrari,too much more than this footballer

mahsima
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5 years ago

Oops !! A guy * why we cant edit our comments xD

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Malwin Wellham
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5 years ago

Haha is this a joke? they don't even look alike. Although probability of having someone of looks like you is high considering the human population.

Panka Marczell
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5 years ago

A month later? 👏👏 Aug 14 - Oct 15 I think that's two months

Matt Kane
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5 years ago

Reincarnation, if real, has everything to do with the internal spirit and nothing to do with external genetic traits. *eye roll*

Hans
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5 years ago

While I like these kind of not-serious "conspiracy theories", they are not too close if you take pictured that do not make them look to close. Consider e.g. the eyebrows...

Rahzi Iz
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5 years ago

Maybe Ozil is the long lost son of Enzo Ferrari.

Metodi Kolev
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5 years ago

Real Madrid star Mesut Ozil uses a Ferrari 458 as a daily driver and the footballer seems to have no problem relying on a supercar to get around town. However, the footballer has recently received a fine for double parking his black 458 in Madrid.

Ellie
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5 years ago

Besides It's just for fun. Does everyone have to point out the error in the text? ;P

Ashi Munir
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5 years ago

This just shows they could very well be related.

Deepak Punjabi
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5 years ago

Even if Reincarnation is true, it couldn't be in this case. Because the soul of Mesut Özil was already in the foetus was already in him at conception.

Sophie Whitbread
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1 year ago

Maybe they're twins, or different people.

Jeremy Freed
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2 years ago

Trump ran for president in 2000 as an independent but dropped out. This episode was aired after he dropped out of the race. Simpson’s didn’t predict shit.

ASHER PEDDY
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2 years ago

ferrari was also buried on october 14 11:59 ozil was born at 12:00

Melinda Burge
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2 years ago

Spoooooky!

Manu Schuster
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5 years ago

C'mon there were over five Billion People on earth at this time... about 100 Billion born and died yet.

Kathleen de Marcellus
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5 years ago

But How????

Vania Fernandes
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5 years ago

Just a coincidence

Metodi Kolev
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5 years ago

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/mesut-ozil-fined-for-double-parking-his-ferrari-458-42861.html

Akane Ana
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5 years ago

From August 14 to October 15... Isn't it 2 months? Also they don't look much alike in my opinion...

Debbie McDermott
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5 years ago

That's uncanny!

Ellie
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5 years ago

That nose. Those eyes. Same smile! What on earth are you people talking about. They look totally the same to me.

Adina Voss
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5 years ago

Between August and October usually are two months... ;-D

Dragos Bulgariu
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5 years ago

two months later,not one

Layla Brown
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5 years ago

Enzo is looking up changing the shape of his face. I find they look alike as they have the same eyes, faded eyebrows, similar shaped noses, similar hairlines and thin lips. To me, the only difference really are the ears.

Marax
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5 years ago

My fool's math says that August 14 - October 15 would be TWO months.... O.o

Gill Hughes
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5 years ago

you kind of ruin these articles with silly mistakes... just a month later? it was 2 months

Rana
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5 years ago

this is a coincidence

Isabella Martins
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4 years ago

Umm, where'd September go?

Hamlets twin
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5 years ago

No, the human race has a limited gene pool and they have similar ancestry. Why is it that when people don't understand something it has to be proof of something else?

Kenneth Alexander
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5 years ago

No one can be born only 2 months after their previous "self" has died.

Bridget Delaney
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5 years ago

They don't look that much alike. Ferarri's face is wider. His nose is wider. Their teeth are different. This is just called people don't even try to look. They look like they MIGHT be related, but that's it.

Labhras Duane
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5 years ago

Thats racist . Imagine of they did that with African Americans would i be more believable ?

Uche E
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5 years ago

Please, shut up

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#7

The Simpsons Predicted Trump For President Way Back In 2000

The Simpsons Predicted Trump For President Way Back In 2000

The Simpsons has been known to accurately predict all sorts of things, but maybe their most impressive prediction of all (and also the most relevant right now...and depressing...) was guessing that Donald Trump would become president. We didn't see it coming. You didn't see it coming. But The Simpsons definitely saw it coming way back in the year 2000 (although the pictures featured here are from the 2015 episode). Either that or it's one seriously creepy coincidence...

The Simpsons , Drew Angerer Report

Sondre Strøm Linde
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5 years ago

Yeah, they predicted it, but these pics are not from that episode. These pics are from an episode about the actual Trump-president-hoopla.

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#8

The Dutch Cyclist Who Escaped Two Plane Crashes

The Dutch Cyclist Who Escaped Two Plane Crashes

Believe it nor not, Dutch cyclist Maarten de Jonge has escaped not one but two major plane crashes in his life. Not only was he supposed to be on board missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 before deciding to take a flight that departed an hour earlier; he was also supposed to fly on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the one that was shot down over Ukraine in 2014, before changing to a different flight in order to save money. (source: independent)

ZURAB DZHAVAKHADZE , Maarten de Jonge Report

Cristi
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5 years ago

The parents of a friend had a similar experience, their explanation was that Death never gets confused, you go when you´re supposed to go, no sooner.

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#9

The Man Who Predicted The Sinking Of The Titanic

The Man Who Predicted The Sinking Of The Titanic

14 years before the Titanic sank, in 1898, Morgan Robertson, a fantasy writer from the US, write about a ship sinking in a novella called Futility. The ship in the book was called the Titan, but that's not the end of the similarities. For example, like the real Titanic, the Titan was described as unsinkable. They also both had insufficient lifeboats and they both collided with icebergs in the North Atlantic. (sources: titanic.wikia, historyonthenet, cruiselinehistory)

F.G.O. Stuart , George G. Rockwood Report

Hans
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5 years ago

Seems like a rather obvious idea for a book on a catastrophe in a time where big ships were becoming the matter of fascination.

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#10

The Strange Coincidences Between Lincoln And Kennedy

The Strange Coincidences Between Lincoln And Kennedy

Two of America's presidents, namely Abraham Lincoln and John F Kennedy, share a multitude of barely believable coincidences. Both were killed from gunshot wounds to the back of the head; both died on a Friday; both died before a celebration (Kennedy was assassinated on the eve of Thanksgiving, Lincoln was killed right before Easter); and each one of them were accompanied by their wife and another couple. But there's more! Both had a friend called Billy Graham, both had four children, both had secretaries named after the other (Kennedy's secretary was called Mrs. Lincoln, while Lincoln's secretary was called John), and both of their successors were vice presidents called Johnson! (source: logic-books, historynewsnetwork, wikipedia)

Alexander Gardner , U.S. Navy photo Report

Apollo's Daughter
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5 years ago

Lincoln was shot in Ford's theater, Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln, made by Ford.

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#11

Did The License Plate Number Of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's Car Hold A Secret Message?

Did The License Plate Number Of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's Car Hold A Secret Message?

World War 1 began after Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo on 28th June 1914. The car in which he was traveling at the time of his murder bore a license plate with the number A III 118. What's so strange about that? World War 1 officially ended on Armistice Day, 11th November 1918, otherwise written as 11/11/18...(source: telegraph)

Laurent Heyligen Report

Rana
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5 years ago

the deadliest coincident ever

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#12

The Double Tragedy On The Hoover Dam

The Double Tragedy On The Hoover Dam

112 deaths were associated with the building of the Hoover Dam, but there's a strange coincidence between the first and last men to lose their lives during its construction. The first man to die was a surveyor called George Tierney, who drowned in the Colorado on December 20, 1922, while looking for an ideal place for the dam. The last man to die? Patrick Tierney, George's son, who also died on December 20 in 1935. (sources: damofhoover, usbr, digital-desert)

hdrinc , Bureau of Reclamation Report

Hans
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5 years ago

This is spooky.

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#13

American In Paris Survives Bataclan Attack And 9/11

American In Paris Survives Bataclan Attack And 9/11

An American named Matthew survived last year's terrorist attack on the Bataclan theater in Paris by playing dead after being shot. What's even more amazing is that 14 years earlier, on September 11th 2001, he narrowly avoided another terrorist attack when a United Airlines plane struck one of the twin towers while he was passing the building on his way to a meeting. (source: telegraph)

MrMARIOcod , Getty Report

Hans
Community Member
5 years ago

I find it hard to call someone "lucky" when you have witnessed two acts of extreme violence. Lucky to be alive, yes, but not lucky to have been there.

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#14

The First And Last Soldiers From World War One

The First And Last Soldiers From World War One

The first and last British soldiers killed in the First World War are buried in Belgium’s Saint Symphorien cemetery. Their graves are located just 6 metres apart and their headstones face each other, which is a major coincidence considering that this arrangement wasn't at all planned. (source: the guardian)

Virginia Mayo , Peter Johnston Report

Véronique Dussart
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5 years ago

Here in Saint-Symphorien,it is called "le cimetière des Anglais".

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#15

The Warning Inscription On The Tomb Of Tamerlane

The Warning Inscription On The Tomb Of Tamerlane

On June 20, 1940, Soviet archaeologists uncovered the tomb of Tamerlane in what is now Uzbekistan. Tamerlane, who saw himself as Genghis Khan's heir, was a Turco-Mongol conqueror and the founder of the Timurid Empire in Persia and Central Asia. A warning inscription on his tomb read "Whomsoever opens my tomb will unleash an invader more terrible than I." Clearly not superstitious, the Soviet archaeologists ignored the warning and opened the tomb anyway. 3 days later, Adolf Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, the largest military invasion of all time, upon the Soviet Union. (source: wikipedia)

pbsthisdayinhistory.tumblr.com Report

Hans
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5 years ago

This one is stupid...the invasion must have been planned for months, if not years.

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#16

The Catherine Eddowes And Mary Kelly Coincidence

The Catherine Eddowes And Mary Kelly Coincidence

On the night of September 29th, 1888, at around 8:30pm, Catherine Eddowes was found lying drunk on Aldgate High Street in London. She was taken into custody and released at 12:55am when she was sober enough to go home. Upon leaving she gave the police a fake name - Mary Kelly. The same night she was released, Catherine Eddowes was murdered by Jack the Ripper, who then went on to murder another woman named - you guessed it - Mary Kelly. (source: wikipedia)


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YsaPur
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5 years ago

Not much of a coincidence; based on her life both were probably of the same "profession" we know Jack the Ripper targeted. She just gave her colleague's name to the police, to escape some sort of fine or something.

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