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Monday, November 13, 2017

Strange coincidence that you won't believe it actually happened



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Sometimes things happen that are beyond are control… they defy explanation.
Just like these strange coincidences you’re about to read below.
Like a great mystery novel, these stories below are quite chilling, and they cover real-life coincidences that you won’t believe are actually true.
  • James Dean’s car curse
In September 1955, James Dean was killed in a horrific car accident whilst he was driving his Porsche sports car. After the crash the car was seen as very unlucky. Here’s some reasons why:
  • When the car was towed away from accident scene and taken to a garage, the engine slipped out and fell onto a mechanic, shattering both of his legs.
  • Eventually the engine was bought by a doctor, who put it into his racing car and was killed shortly afterwards, during a race. Another racing driver, in the same race, was killed in his car, which had James Dean’s drive shaft fitted to it.
  • When James Dean’s Porsche was later repaired, the garage it was in was destroyed by fire.
  • Later the car was displayed in Sacramento, but it fell off it’s mount and broke a teenager’s hip.
  • In Oregon, the trailer that the car was mounted on slipped from it’s tow bar and smashed through the front of a shop.
  • Finally, in 1959, the car mysteriously broke into 11 pieces while it was sitting on steel supports.
  • Twin Boys, twin lives
“The stories of identical twins’ nearly identical lives are often astonishing, but perhaps none more so than those of identical twins born in Ohio.
The twin boys were separated at birth, being adopted by different families. Unknown to each other, both families named the boys James.
“And here the coincidences just begin. Both James grew up not even knowing of the other, yet both sought law-enforcement training, both had abilities in mechanical drawing and carpentry, and each had married women named Linda. They both had sons whom one named James Alan and the other named James Allan.
“The twin brothers also divorced their wives and married other women – both named Betty. And they both owned dogs which they named Toy. Forty years after their childhood separation, the two men were reunited to share their amazingly similar lives.”
Source: Reader’s Digest, January 1980
  • Just like Edgar Allan Poe’s book
“In the 19th century, the famous horror writer, Egdar Allan Poe, wrote a book called ‘The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym’. It was about four survivors of a shipwreck who were in an open boat for many days before they decided to kill and eat the cabin boy whose name was Richard Parker.
“Some years later, in 1884, the yawl, Mignonette, foundered, with only four survivors, who were in an open boat for many days. Eventually the three senior members of the crew, killed and ate the cabin boy. The name of the cabin boy was Richard Parker.
  • Twin brothers, killed on the same road, two hours apart
“On 2002, Seventy-year-old twin brothers have died within hours of one another after separate accidents on the same road in northern Finland. The first of the twins died when he was hit by a lorry while riding his bike in Raahe, 600 kilometers north of the capital, Helsinki.
“He died just 1.5km from the spot where his brother was killed. “This is simply a historic coincidence.
Although the road is a busy one, accidents don’t occur every day,” police officer Marja-Leena Huhtala told Reuters. “It made my hair stand on end when I heard the two were brothers, and identical twins at that. It came to mind that perhaps someone from upstairs had a say in this,” she said.”
Source: BBC News
  • Poker winnings, to the unsuspected son
“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!”
Source: Ripley’s Giant Book of Believe It or Not!
  • Mark Twain and Halley’s Comet
Mark Twain was born on the day of the appearance of Halley’s Comet in 1835, and died on the day of its next appearance in 1910.
He himself predicted this in 1909, when he said: “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it.”
  • Three strangers on a Train, with complementary last names
“In the 1920s, three Englishmen were traveling separately by train through Peru. At the time of their introduction, they were the only three men in the railroad car.
Their introductions were more surprising than they could have imagined. One man’s last name was Bingham, and the second man’s last name was Powell. The third man announced that his last name was Bingham-Powell. None were related in any way.”
Source: Mysteries of the Unexplained / Amazon Book



This is probably the most shocking and most weird coincidence of all time, where a fable meets a bitter reality.

Morgan Robertson in 1898 wrote a novel called " Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan "


This book described a huge ship which was considered to be unsinkable in the fiction.The ship was named "TITAN".

During the first voyage of the ship, it strikes an iceberg and sinks, causing huge loss of lives and property.
This event was written to be taken place in the MONTH OF WRECK, that is, APRIL.

This is RMS Titanic.



In the year 1912, the TITANIC faced the similar fate as described by the book, strangely in the month of APRIL.

Although the novel was written before the RMS Titanic was even conceptualized, there are some uncanny similarities between both the fictional and real-life versions. 

Like the Titanic, the fictional ship sank in April in the North Atlantic, and there were not enough lifeboats for the passengers. There are also similarities between the size (800 ft (244 m) long for Titan versus 882 ft 9 in (269 m) long for the Titanic), speed (25 knots for Titan, 22.5 knots for Titanic) and life-saving equipment.
Beyond the name, the similarities between the Titanic and the fictional Titan include:

  • Both were triple screw (propeller)
  • Described as "unsinkable"
    • The Titan was the largest craft afloat and the greatest of the works of men (800 feet, displacing 75,000 tons, up from 45,000 in the 1898 edition), and was deemed "practically unsinkable" (as quoted in Robertson's book).
  • Shortage of lifeboats
    • The Titanic carried only 16 lifeboats, plus 4 Engelhardtfolding lifeboats, less than half the number required for her passenger and crew capacity of 3000.
    • The Titan carried "as few as the law allowed", 24 lifeboats, which could carry less than half of her total complement of 3000.
  • Struck an iceberg
    • Moving at 22½ knots, the Titanicstruck an iceberg on the starboard side on the night of April 14, 1912, in the North Atlantic, 400 nautical miles (740 km; 460 mi) away from Newfoundland.
    • Moving at 25 knots, The Titanalso struck an iceberg on the starboard side on an April night in the North Atlantic, 400 nautical miles (740 km; 460 mi) from Newfoundland (Terranova).
  • Sinking
    • The Titanic sank, and more than half of her 2200 passengers and crew died.
    • The Titan also sank, and more than half of her 2500 passengers drowned.

FICTION BECAME A FACT. 

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