If not all of us, most people 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 then there are those “holy crap that is literally unbelievable” types of coincidences.
Take a look at the pictures below for a few amazing examples.
#1 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!
#2 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?
#3 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.
#4 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!