Did you know that Napoleon and Hitler were born 129 years apart, came to power 129 years apart, declared war on Russia 129 years apart, and were defeated 129 years apart? Get ready because these are 25 chilling coincidences you won’t believe are real!
The bullet that took a while to reach its destination
When Henry Ziegland broke up with his girlfriend and she killed herself, her brother decided to shoot Henry. Thinking he was successful, he also killed himself. Henry survived, however, as the bullet grazed him and lodged in a nearby tree. Years later Henry tried to cut the tree down. It wasn’t working so he decided to use dynamite. Guess who the bullet ended up killing?
Two twins die almost the same way in almost same spot at almost the same time
In 2002, a man was hit by a truck in Finland as he was trying to cross highway 8 on his bike. 2 hours later his twin brother was also hit by a truck while trying to cross highway 8 on his bike. They died within 1.5 km of each other, 2 hours apart.
Edgar Allen Poe's book comes to life
Called “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym”, Edgar wrote his book about 4 shipwreck survivors who were adrift on a raft for several days before deciding to eat the cabin boy whose name was Richard Parker. Not long after, in 1884, a ship called the Mignonette ended up sinking and leaving only 4 survivors. They decided to eat the cabin boy and of course, his name was Richard Parker.
Last name mayhem
According to Mysteries of the Unexplained, in the 1920s three Englishmen met on a train in Peru. The first one’s last name was Bingham, the second’s was Powell, and the third was Bingham-Powell.
Twin heart attacks
Two twins, John and Arthur Mowforth lived about 120 km from each other in England. On May 22, 1975 both began to experience chest pain and were admitted to separate hospitals. Unaware of each other’s conditions, they both died not long after.
The book that eventually came home
Anne Parrish, an American writer was walking through a Paris bookstore when she came across Jack Frost and Other Stories. She began to tell her husband how she loved the book when she was a child. He took the book, opened it, and inside the cover were written the words “Anne Parish, 209 N Weber Street, Colorado”.
King Umberto's double
King Umberto I, king of Italy, went to a small restaurant. He came to realize that both he and the owner were born on the same day, in the same town, and they had both married a woman name Margherita. On July 29 1900 the king was told that the restaurant owner had been shot dead in the street. Later that day the king was assassinated.
Missing Twin Towers in Deux Ex
During the production of Deus Ex, the video game, one of the artists forgot to add the Twin Towers to New York City. His mistake was explained by way of a terrorist attack. The year was 2000.
The names of Rome
Rome’s founder was supposedly named Romulus. Its first emperor was named Augustus. Its last emperor was named Romulus Augustus.
A grave coincidence
Although it wasn’t done deliberately, the graves of the first British soldier and the last British soldier to die in World War II are only several meters apart.
The city of killers
Stalin, Hitler, and Franz Josef, collectively responsible for nearly 80 million deaths all lived in Vienna at the same time.
Heed your own warnings
At age 49 South African astronomer Danie du Toit was giving a lecture about how death could come at any time. After he finished, he pulled out a mint and popped it into his mouth. Within a few minutes he had choked to death.
Napoleon vs Hitler
Napoleon and Hitler were born 129 years apart, came to power 129 years apart, declared war on Russia 129 years apart, and were defeated 129 years apart.
What a car-incidence!
In 1895 there were only 2 cars in the entire state of Ohio…until they ran into each other.
Mark Twain and Halley's Comet
Mark was born in 1835 during an appearance of Halley’s Comet. In 1909 he said he expected to go out with Halley’s Comet when it came the following year. In 1910 he died on the day of its appearance.
The literally identical twins
According to Reader’s Digest two twins were born in Ohio and separated at Birth. They knew nothing of each other but both were subsequently named James. They both became police officers and both married women named Linda. They both had a son. One named his son James Alan and the other named his son James Allan. They both divorced and remarried women name Betty, and they both had dogs named Toy.
A very lucky baby
In the early 1930s Joseph Figlock was walking down the street when a baby fell out of a window right onto his shoulders. Neither was harmed. One year later the exact same baby fell on Joseph’s shoulders in the exact same spot.
Oh brother, not again
In 1975 a man was killed by a taxi while riding a scooter in Bermuda. One year later the man’s brother was killed on the same scooter by the same taxi driver who was carrying the same passenger!
A lucky lady
Violet Jessop was on the RMS Olympic when it collided with the HMS Hawke, she was on the RMS Titanic when it hit an iceberg, and she was on the HMHS Britannic when it hit a mine.
During World War I the British made the passenger vessel RMS Carmania into a battleship. They then disguised it as the German passenger liner the SMS Cap Trafalgar. On Sept 14, 1914 it sank a German vessel off the coast of Brazil. The vessel it sank was the real SMS Trafalgar which the Germans had disguised as the RMS Carmania!
The license plate prediction
Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s car in which he was assassinated had a license plate that read “A III118”. World War 1 ended with an Armistice on 11-11-18.
The inscription in the tomb
When Soviet archaeologists opened the tomb of Tamerlane, a Mongol descendant of Genghis Khan, they found an inscription that read, “Whoever opens my tomb will unleash an invader more terrible than I”. It was June 20 1941. Germany invaded the Soviet Union on June 22.
The Hoover Dam and its victims
The first man to die working on the Hoover Dam was JG Tierny who died on December 20 1922. The last man died on December 20 1935. It was JG Tierny’s son.
Mr Bryson stayed in the same hotel room as Mr Bryson
According to “Incredible Coincidence” by Alan Vaughan, sometime in the late 1950s Mr. George D Bryson checked into the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky only to discover that the person who stayed there before him was also Mr. George D Bryson!
Hendrix and Handel
Jimi Hendrix and George Handel both lived in 23 and 25 Brook Street London, respectively. 2 famous musicians 200 years apart.