1. Enzo Ferrari and Mesut Özil
The founder of the Ferrari company, Enzo Ferrari, died on August 14, 1988. Just some months later, on October 15 to be precise, Arsenal Footballer Özil was born. Take a look at their pictures side by side. coincidence Or reincarnation?
2. Lincoln And Kennedy
Two of America’s presidents, namely Abraham Lincoln and John F Kennedy, share a multitude of barely believable coincidences.
Both were killed from gunshot wounds to the back of the head; both died on a Friday; (Kennedy was assassinated on the eve of Thanksgiving, Lincoln was killed right before Easter);
But there’s even more, both had a friend called Billy Graham, both had four children, both of their successors were vice presidents called Johnson!
3. The Simpsons Predicted Trump For President Way Back In 2000
4. The Separated Twins With The Almost Identical Lives
- They were both named James on their adoption,
- They both grew up to be police officers, and both of them married women named Linda.
- Each had a son, one named James Allan and the other one named James Alan, and each also had a dog named Toy.
- Both brothers later got divorced, and both ended up remarrying women named Betty
5. Miss Unsinkable – Violet Jessup
Depending on how you look at it, Violet Jessup was either one seriously lucky lady, or she was one seriously bad omen.
The stewardess and nurse was on the HMS Olympic when it struck the HMS Hawke, she was on board the HMHS Britannica when it sank after hitting a sea mine, and she was also traveling on the RMS Titanic when it sank after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic.
No wonder she later become known as Miss Unsinkable!
6. A bullet that reached its destiny years later
Henry Ziegland thought he had dodged fate.
In 1883, he broke off a relationship with his girlfriend who, out of distress, committed suicide. The girl’s brother was so enraged that he hunted down Ziegland and shot him.
Believing he had killed Ziegland, then turned his gun on himself and took his own life but Ziegland had not been killed.
The bullet, in fact, had only grazed his face and then lodged in a tree. Ziegland surely thought himself a lucky man.
Some years later, however, Ziegland decided to cut down the large tree, which still had the bullet in it. The task seemed so formidable that he decided to blow it up with a few sticks of dynamite.
The explosion propelled the bullet into Ziegland’s head, killing him.
7. A falling baby, saved twice by the same man
In Detroit sometime in the 1930s, a young 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 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.
8. 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 kilometres 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.
9. Three suicide attempts, all stopped by the same Monk
Joseph Aigner was a fairlly well-known portrait painter in 19th century Austria who, apparently, was quite an unhappy fellow: he several times attempted suicide.
His first attempt was at the young age of 18 when he tried to hang himself, but was interrupted by the mysterious appearance of a Capuchin monk.
At age 22 he again tried to hang himself, but was again saved from the act by the very same monk.
Eight years later, his death was ordained by others who sentenced him to the gallows for his political activities.
Once again, his life was saved by the intervention of the same monk.
At age 68, Aiger finally succeeded in suicide, a pistol doing the trick. His funeral ceremony was conducted by the same Capuchin monk – a man whose name Aiger never even knew.
10. The 21st, a bad day for King Louis XVI
When King Louis XVI of France was a child, he was warned by an astrologer to always be on his guard on the 21st day of each month.
Louis ws so terrified by this that he never did business on this day. Unfortunately Louis was not always on his guard.
On June 21st 1791, following the French revolution, Louis and his queen were arrested in Varennes, whist trying to escape France.
On September 21st 1791, France abolished the institution of Royalty and proclaimed itself a republic.
Finally on January 21st 1793, King Louis XVI was executed by guillotine.
11. Two brothers killed by the same taxi driver, one year apart
In 1975, while riding a moped in Bermuda, a man was accidentally struck and killed by a taxi.
One year later, this man’s bother was killed in the very same way. In fact, he was riding the very same moped.
And to stretch the odds even further, he was struck by the very same taxi driven by the same driver – and even carrying the very same passenger!
12. Did Edgar Allan Poe own a time machine?
Some people think so. How else could he have known about an event almost half a century before it happened?
In his book “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, the author describes how four sailors who survived the sinking of their ship were forced to eat a rather unfortunate cabin boy named Richard Parker.
Although Poe claimed that the story was based on real events, that wasn’t actually true.
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. The cabin boy’s name? You guessed it – Richard Parker.