Though we tend to rationalize pretty much everything, some things simply defy explanation. When two brothers die in identical circumstances one year apart, and a book predicts real-life events that actually happen several years later, no matter how rational one can be, it’s hard not to think of fate, or something even more mysterious. Some stories are just too incredible to be mere coincidences… [Continue reading below]
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Below we have rounded up 30 unbelievable occurrences. While they all are amazing coincidences, many of them are sure to send shivers down your spine.
#1. Is this reincarnation?
Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the Ferrari company, died in 1988. Two months later, a German footballer Mesut Özil was born. The two men look as if they were twin brothers! Could it be a case of reincarnation?
#2. Unlucky brothers
In 1975, Erskine Lawrence Ebbin, a 17-year-old guy from the Bermuda Islands, was accidentally struck and killed by a taxi while riding along the road on his moped. Almost a year before, Ebbin’s brother was also killed at the age 17. He was riding the very same moped. In fact, he was also struck by the very same taxi. If that wasn’t enough, behind the wheel was the same driver who was carrying the very same passenger.
#3. A novel that predicted the Titanic’s destiny
In 1898, an American author Morgan Robertson published a short novella called Futility. It tells the story of a ship called the SS Titan, which, deemed to be unsinkable, carries an insufficient number of lifeboats. During its voyage on April, Titan hits an iceberg and sinks in the North Atlantic. Everyone on board dies. 14 years later, the actual Titanic, that was also advertised as “unsinkable,” hit an iceberg on April 14, and sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic. Most of the passengers died because the ship didn’t have enough of lifeboats. Talking about erasing the lines between fiction and reality…
#4. Time travel..?
Jennifer Lawrence looks exactly like a silver age Egyptian actress Zubaida Tharwat!
#5. In 2000, The Simpsons predicted Donald Trump’s presidency
Back in 2000, the creators of Simpsons made an episode where Donald Trump was featured as a president of the United States. They wrote the episode as a “warning to American,” show writer Dan Greaney told The Hollywood Reporter. “And that just seemed like the logical last stop before hitting bottom. It was pitched because it was consistent with the vision of America going insane.” We can all agree now that we should be more careful when we joke about things…
#6. Did Edgar Allan Poe have a time machine?
In the book “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket,” Edgar Allan Poe tells a story of four sailors who, having survived the sinking of their ship, had to eat a shipboy named Richard Parker to stay alive until they were rescued. In 1884, 46 years after the book was written, an actual yacht sank, and the members of the crew also had to eat a shipboy to survive. His name was… Richard Parker.
#7. Violet Jessop, who survived the sinking of the Titanic, also survived the sinking of the Britannic and a collision on the Olympic.
Violet Constance Jessop was present when the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg, the HMHS Britannic hit a mine and the RMS Olympic collided with a British warship. She survived the disastrous accidents of all ships.
#8. The cars that found each other
While nowadays car accidents are not surprising, the one in 1895 was quite peculiar. At that time, automobile production was still in its early stages, so roads were not too busy. In fact, there were only these two cars in all of Ohio… and their drivers managed to crash into each other.
#9. Jack the Ripper’s last victim
On the night of September 29th, 1888, Eddowes was found lying drunk in the road on Aldgate High Street by PC Louis Robinson. She was taken into custody and given the name “Nothing”. When she was sobered up enough to go home, she gave the cops a fake name, Mary Kelly.
On September the 30th, she was murdered by Jack the Ripper. But she was not the last, there was one more. And her name was… Mary Kelly.
#10. The Tragedy on the Hoover Dam
George Tierney was one of the first people who lost their life during the construction of the Hoover Dam. He died on December 20, 1922 during the preparatory work. Thirteen years later, George’s son fell from one of the intake towers to his death. It also happened on December 20.