We’ve all dealt with some kind of coincidences in our lives. Maybe you’ve thought of a friend you haven’t seen for years and suddenly he calls you out of the blue. Or maybe you’ve said something at the same time with another person. Our lives are filled with these small coincidences and we usually don’t pay much attention to them beyond the usual ‘oh, wow’. But then there are bigger coincidences that sometimes baffle even scientists. These unexplainable things happen all around us and history is filled with such examples. Did you know that the Titanic tragedy was predicted years before the ship was even built? And how about Simpsons predicting Trump’s presidency 16 years ago? Here are 10 crazy coincidences that actually happened.
Edgar Allan Poe and the time machine
Edgar Allan Poe, the master of all things creepy and wicked, seems to have traveled to the future or somehow foreseen the events that took place 46 years later. In his book The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket he described the sinking of a ship with four sailors that have survived. Yet, in order not to starve they had eaten Richard Parker, a cabin boy. Poe stated that the story was based on real events, but nothing of such kind has happened during his days. But 46 years later a ship did sink and the surviving sailors have done the very thing described in Poe’s book – they ate a cabin boy. And guess what? His name was Richard Parker!
The deaths of Catherine Eddowes and Mary Kelly
On a dark September night back in 1888, Catherine Eddowes was found drunk in the streets of London. She was arrested and then released some time later. The woman didn’t want to reveal her real name, so she used ‘Mary Kelly’ instead. The very same night Jack the Ripper murdered Catherine Eddowes and then moved on to the next victim named…Mary Kelly!