posted on Jul, 22 2005 @ 01:58 PM
What's coincidence and what isn't often boils down to perspective.
To an outsider, three deadly crashes at the same junction over a 7 day period might seem to be a terrible (if not outright supernatural, or "fated")
coincidence; but to an accident safety inspector, who has much more "inside" knowledge of both the area and the crash details, it's nothing more
than a random happening - perhaps because the holiday season is upon us, and more traffic automatically implies a higher chance of an accident.
Urban legends are bountiful, too - I really do suggest "Thou Shalt Always Google, And Check Snopes First" as perhaps an ATS "commandment", you
"Sheila" isn't an uncommon name. If someone with that name works there - isn't it a probability that someone will call asking for her, at some
point? No coincidence there - you're just more aware of it, because it's been on your mind.
I think there's a real danger that we're becoming too obsessed with seeing patterns or meanings where there are none. Perhaps
might be more prudently employed here
[edit on 22-7-2005 by Tinkleflower]