Some people believe in fate, that everything in life happens for a reason, is predetermined and therefore out of your power. Others believe in an existence that is more of a series of random events and occurrences that, no matter how bizarre they may seem, are purely chance coincidences.
Wherever your beliefs lie on the fate-coincidence scale, these odds-defying scenarios will blow your mind. Bored Panda has compiled a list of a few times when coincidences were just so perfect, occurrences so rare that even the most ardent skeptic may wonder if there weren’t some supernatural forces at play.
What’s the weirdest coincidence that you have ever encountered? Let us know in the comments below!
#2 What Are The Chances?
"20 years ago I went to an air show with my Grandpa and Uncle. One of the aircraft I sat in was the OH58 Kiowa. This was the day that I decided that I wanted to be a pilot. Today while looking through some old photos I found the picture below of me sitting in the Kiowa. I thought it was cool because that's what I've been flying the past month. Upon arriving to the airfield today I asked operations if they have ever had a Kiowa with the tail number listed on the aircraft that I sat in when I was eight years old. (What are the chances right?) They looked it up and not only had they once had that aircraft there, but it was sitting on the ramp. I went out and took a picture with it and realized that I had actually been flying that specific Kiowa this past month. Twenty years later I am flying the exact aircraft that helped spark my dream to fly."
#4 Dog Gave Birth To Three Puppies, Each With Their Own Corresponding Number On Their Back
#6 The Mountains And Trees Lined Up Perfectly On This Camper On The Highway
#7 Hometown Zip Code, T-Shirt, Race Number, Finishing Time - All 33607
#9 A Dragon Fly Landed On My Friends Foot And Mirrored Its Own Tattoo
#11 Fire Breather Looks Like He's Kissing A Fire Dragon
#13 So My Dad, A Fisherman At Lake "attersee", Austria, Just Fished Up His Old, Lost Wallet In One Of His Fishnets, After He Had Dropped It Into The Lake 20 Years Ago
#14 Brother Spent A Year Trying To Get A Lightning Photo. He Caught This Last Night, I Just Noticed The Boat In The Bottom Left
#15 In Very Rare Circumstances It Is Possible To See A Full 360 Degree Rainbow From An Airplane
#21 Swedish Guy Accidentally Captures Green Meteorite While Searching For The Northern Lights
#22 My Blind Son Found A Four Leaf Clover On His Own. What Are The Odds?
#24 What Are The Odds?
These are the mugshots of William West and William West, and they are not related. They were both sent to Leavenworth Prison at the same time, in 1903, and after some confusion, the staff understood they had two different prisoners with the exact same name, who looked exactly alike. They are part of the reason fingerprints are now used as identification.
#26 Bad Timing
#28 My Dog's White Stripe Lines Up Perfectly With The Water's Edge
#29 My Brother Accidentally Wore The Same Outfit As My Daughters Birthday Present
#31 My Friend's Father Caught A Blue Lobster The Other Day. Odds Are 1 In 2 Million
#33 Cell Phone Picture From Friday Nights Storm. The Lighting Happened Right After The Camera Started Taking The Picture
#34 The People You May Know Section Of Facebook Put Up These Pictures That Align Perfectly With Unrelated People
#37 An Albino Deer I Spotted In Northwestern Wisconsin Yesterday
#39 One Shot, One Opportunity
#40 What Are The Odds Of This Accident?
#42 I Dropped A Plate By Accident,and It Spilt In Half Perfectly. No Shards Or Chips
#43 Once In A Lifetime
#44 Almost 12 Years Ago My Dad Caught A Picture So Rare That No One Believed Us When We Told Them. Today I Finally Found The Picture To Prove It...
#45 The Print On The Lorry In Front Is In The Same Spot My Wife Took Her Background Photo
#46 Friend Tried To Toss Me His Keys At Work, They Got Stuck On Piping In The Roof Like This
#48 We Got Another Rare Lobster In At Work. This Time He's A 1 In 30 Million Calico Lobster
#50 Aussie Currently Traveling Around Greece, I Just Found Half An Australian Bank Card Out The Front Of My Hotel. The Name, Valid Date And First 6 Numbers That Are Visible Are Exactly The Same As My Own Card. I Ran Upstairs And Pulled Apart My Bag And Found Mine Completely Intact Where I'd Left It
#52 How Does This Even Happen?!?
#53 My Dad Started Learning Archery 2 Years Ago. He Comes Back From Lessons With This Once In A Lifetime Shot
#55 Today, I Think I Found The Rarest Thing I Will Ever Come By And Never Seen One Until This Morning On My Front Tire. An Albino Fly
#56 What Are The Odds?
Talking to a friend at my local coffee shop, and my mom comes up in conversation. I haven't spoken to her in a few days, so I call her. She's driving down the same street, passing the coffee shop, so she says "I'll come in and say hi!" We were both wearing the exact same outfit