12 Unbelievable Coincidences To Mess With Your Mind!


Do you believe in coincidences? Here are 12 weirdest coincidences from history to challenge even the most skeptic people out there!

***This article was originally published on Bright Side.

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1. The Fate of the Sunken Ship Titanic.

14 years before the unfortunate Titanic incident, a person named Morgan Robertson wrote a novel called Futility. This novel showcased a story of a ship named The Titan which was sunk. Both Titanic and The Titan had similar technical characteristics and collided with icebergs in the North Atlantic.

The name of the book was changed into Futility, or The Sinking of the Titan afterward.

2. The Hoover Dam Tragedy.

George Tierney lost his life during the construction of the Hoover Dam on December 20, 1922. Years after George's tragic death, his son Patrick Tierney lost his life when carrying out preparatory work over the Hoover Dam. What's surprising here is that Patrick died on December 20 just like his father.

3. Reincarnation Is Real?!

Enzo Ferrari, who is the founder of the Ferrari company, died in the year 1988. Coincidentally, about a month later football player Mesut Özil was born. Admit it, looking at those photos is giving you the creeps!

4. The Cars That Found Each Other Eventually.

In the year 1895, two cars collided in Ohio. Although this occasion seems ordinary, one should note that the automobile production was not widespread in that era. These two cars were the only two cars in the state of Ohio.

5. Similarities Between the Biographies of Lincoln and Kennedy.

There are many interesting intersection points between these politicians biographies:

-Both were killed by a gunshot to the back of the head, on a Friday before a celebration.

-Both had four children.

-Kennedy had a secretary called Mrs. Lincoln while President Lincoln had a secretary called John.

-Both of their successors were vice presidents with the name Johnson. Both of them were southerners and Democrats.

6. The First and Last Soldiers.

The graves of the first and last British soldiers who died in the First World War are facing each other and located 3 feet from each other. It is known that this arrangement was not deliberate.

7. Edgar Allen Poe and The Time Machine.

Poe wrote a novel called The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. This book is telling the story of four sailors who survived the sinking of their ship and they had to eat a ship boy called Richard Parker. Poe claimed that this story was based on real events.

Something really strange happened 46 years after the book is written. An actual boat was sunk and the surviving members of the crew had to a eat a ship boy called -wait for it- Richard Parker...This incident made many people believe that Poe had a time machine back then.

8. Unlucky Brothers.

In 1975, a 17-year-old boy named Erskine Lawrence Ebbin was riding with his moped and he was hit by a taxi. What is interesting in that story is that Erskine's brother was also killed exactly the same way. He was riding the same moped and he was hit by the same Taxi driver.

9. Anthony Hopkins and a Rare Book.

Actor Anthony Hopkins auditioned for a role in The Girl from Petrovka, which is a book written by George Feifer. Hopkins was desperately looking for a copy of the book but couldn't manage to find it anywhere. While his search for the book continued, he came across to a copy of the book randomly on the subway.

Then one day Hopkins met with Feifer. Feifer admits he didn't have the copy of the book himself. He claimed that he lent the book to a friend who had lost the copy on the subway.

10. The Story of the Name of the Roman Empire.

According to legend, the city of Rome was founded by the Romulus and Remus. After a while, Romulus became the first king of Rome. The last ruler of the Western Roman Empire was also called Romulus Augustulus.

11. The Way The Simpsons Predicted the Trump Presidency.

The creators of the TV show TheSimpsons once made a mockery episode about Trump being the president in the year 2000. 

What's more interesting here is that the show made very realistic representations of Trump's election campaign.

12. Neighbors from Different Centuries.

Famous composer George Handel was actually the neighbor of famous guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Although these neighbors were separated by two centuries, Handel lived in London at 25 Brook Street, while Hendrix lived at 23 Brook Street. There should be something inspirational around that block, don't you think?!

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