Ever since I was a kid I have always been amazed by strange coincidences that have occurred throughout history and was always looking at books in the
corner of the library especially around the paranormal section...
I have listed a below a short list of coincidence happenings, some of which you may of heard of....
Any ATS members out there ever had a strange coincidence happen to them personally? If you have then I would love to hear them, always freaks me
Pleeeeeeeeeease Tell us.......................
My favourite is the first one in the list....
The British actor Anthony Hopkins [who shot to fame as Hannibal Lecter] was delighted to hear that he had landed a leading role in a film based on the
book The Girl From Petrovka by George Feifer...
A few days after signing the contract, Hopkins travelled to London to buy a copy of the book. He tried several bookshops, but there wasn't one to be
had. Waiting at Leicester Square underground station for his train home, he noticed a book apparently discarded on a bench. Incredibly, it was The
Girl From Petrovka. That in itself would have been coincidence enough but in fact it was merely the beginning of an extraordinary chain of events.
Two years later, in the middle of filming in Vienna, Hopkins was visited by George Feifer, the author. Feifer mentioned that he did not have a copy of
his own book. He had lent the last one - containing his own annotations - to a friend who had lost it somewhere in London. With mounting astonishment,
Hopkins handed Feifer the book he had found. 'Is this the one?' he asked, 'with the notes scribbled in the margins?' It was the same book.
In 1858, Robert Fallon was shot dead, an act of vengeance by those with whom he was playing poker. Fallon, they claimed, had won the $600 pot through
cheating. With Fallon's seat empty and none of the other players willing to take the now-unlucky $600, they found a new player to take Fallon's place
and staked him with the dead man's $600. By the time the police had arrived to investigate the killing, the new player had turned the $600 into $2,200
in winnings. The police demanded the original $600 to pass on to Fallon's next of kin - only to discover that the new player turned out to be Fallon's
son, who had not seen his father in seven years!
While American novelist Anne Parrish was browsing bookstores in Paris in the 1920s, she came upon a book that was one of her childhood favorites -
Jack Frost and Other Stories. She picked up the old book and showed it to her husband, telling him of the book she fondly remembered as a child. Her
husband took the book, opened it, and on the flyleaf found the inscription: "Anne Parrish, 209 N. Weber Street, Colorado Springs." It was Anne's very
In Detroit sometime in the 1930s, a young (if incredibly careless) mother must have been eternally grateful to a man named Joseph Figlock. As Figlock
was walking down the street, the mother's baby fell from a high window onto Figlock. The baby's fall was broken and both man and baby were unharmed. A
stroke of luck on its own, but a year later, the very same baby fell from the very same window onto poor, unsuspecting Joseph Figlock as he was again
passing beneath. And again, they both survived the event....
There was a coincidence story about a guy who works for the AA - that's the Automobile Association in the UK, not Alcoholics Anonymous. He was out for
a walk in the middle of nowhere when a public phone box he was passing started to ring. He thought he may as well answer the phone and when he did so
was shocked to find that the caller was his dispatcher from the AA. It seems she had meant to call his mobile phone number but absent mindedly had
rung his staff number instead - which just happened to be the number of the phone box he was walking past.
Once I took a picture of my girlfriend in Pompeii (Italy) with her standing on a column. Nice picture, clear sky and clear background. Years later,
when she had a new boy friend, they browsed together through her photo-albums and he spots himself somewhere in the background of a photograph.
Amazing, and tempting to think they were meant for each other ...
(Bokke, Gdynia Poland)
edit on 14-9-2012 by davethebear because: spelling