A warning inscription on his tomb read "Whomsoever opens my tomb will unleash an invader more terrible than I." Ooops! No wonder she later become known as Miss Unsinkable! When these coincidences are positive in nature, we call them synchronicity or even serendipity; when they are not, however, we call them catastrophes. A lot of people between Richmond and DC could say a battle happened on their front lawn. Get the latest inspiring stories via our awesome iOS app! And again, they both survived the event. ^_-, Depending on how you look at it, Violet Jessup was either one seriously lucky lady, or she was one seriously bad omen. 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Well if he didn't then it was a major coincidence. Clearly not superstitious, the Soviet archaeologists ignored the warning and opened the tomb anyway. For starters, the very likelihood of conceiving twins is relatively low at 33 in 1,000, but frequently, the uncanny circumstances run deeper than that—and the "Jim Twins" are a prime example. 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. World War 1 began after Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo on 28th June 1914. (source: nytimes, seesouthampton), Maybe it was very common for cabin boys to get eaten back then, Did the famous writer Mark Twain predict his own death? Twain had actually predicted (and hoped for) this very outcome, stating “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. 25 Weird And Freaky Pictures That Will Make You Go, "Whoa, Dude" Literally HOW. Hey Pandas, Tell Us Your Problems And Let's Try To Solve Them In The Comments! Lincoln was shot in Ford's theater, Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln, made by Ford. 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. Or proof of reincarnation? 15 Funny, Shocking, And Truly Weird Real-Life Coincidences "He then looked me dead in the eye and said: 'Well, I'm your brother!'" Your image is too large, maximum file size is 8 MB. Weird Coincidences. (sources: damofhoover, usbr, digital-desert), hdrinc , Bureau of Reclamation Report, An American named Matthew survived last year's terrorist attack on the Bataclan theater in Paris by playing dead after being shot. (source: historybuff), When Anthony Hopkins was preparing for his role in The Girl from Petrovka, he wanted to find a version of the book (written by George Feifer) so he could study it before filming began. Some people think so. The writer died on the very day of its appearance in 1910. Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here. Thanks for connecting! ... 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. The first man to die was a surveyor called George Tierney, who drowned in the Colorado on December 20, 1922, while looking for an ideal place for the dam. And even if you don't believe in such things as prophecies or predictions for future, some of these historical facts might shake your ground a bit. I wrote a very short simple book on my own experiences to bring confirmation to people who think that it’s all their ... back in the restaurant cause of the weather and when I blinked it triggered a lightning light which was apparently weird but cool. The ship in the book was called the Titan, but that's not the end of the similarities. Twins and coincidences seem to go hand-in-hand. Copyright ©2005-2020. They also both had insufficient lifeboats and they both collided with icebergs in the North Atlantic. 14 years before the Titanic sank, in 1898, Morgan Robertson, a fantasy writer from the US, write about a ship sinking in a novella called Futility. Coincidences that seem too strange to be true happen more than we think. Click on the prompt that catches your fancy, and post your entry in the thread, or submit to all four and quadruple your chances of becoming rich and famous. Not only was he supposed to be on board missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 before deciding to take a flight that departed an hour earlier; he was also supposed to fly on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the one that was shot down over Ukraine in 2014, before changing to a different flight in order to save money. Or why he needs two different cars from two different states. The cabin boy's name? Unfortunately, some of them nurture superstition or are just unlogical (like opening a grave would lead to something that must have been planned months earlier). Connect to your existing Cracked account if you have one or create a new Cracked username. Either that or it's one seriously creepy coincidence... Yeah, they predicted it, but these pics are not from that episode. Just a month later, on October 15, Arsenal footballer Mesut Özil was born. "I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835," he said in 1909. Some are quite enjoyable, though! She was taken into custody and released at 12:55am when she was sober enough to go home. She just gave her colleague's name to the police, to escape some sort of fine or something. The parents of a friend had a similar experience, their explanation was that Death never gets confused, you go when you´re supposed to go, no sooner. But that's not the end, because when Hopkins later met the author, Feifer told him that he also didn't have a copy of the book. What's so strange about that? Category: Strange Stories. Two of America's presidents, namely Abraham Lincoln and John F Kennedy, share a multitude of barely believable coincidences. (americanliteraryblog, wikipedia), The truth is Twain was an alien, but if he said so, no one would understand, so he just hinted. What's even more amazing is that 14 years earlier, on September 11th 2001, he narrowly avoided another terrorist attack when a United Airlines plane struck one of the twin towers while he was passing the building on his way to a meeting. Lucky to be alive, yes, but not lucky to have been there. Bored Panda works best if you switch to our Android app. The Simpsons has been known to accurately predict all sorts of things, but maybe their most impressive prediction of all (and also the most relevant right now...and depressing...) was guessing that Donald Trump would become president. The first and last British soldiers killed in the First World War are buried in Belgium’s Saint Symphorien cemetery. 1,552,994 views. Believe it nor not, Dutch cyclist Maarten de Jonge has escaped not one but two major plane crashes in his life. Patrick Tierney, George's son, who also died on December 20 in 1935.