20 Shocking Coincidences That Will Make You Wonder About Their Odds
Our life is surrounded by the concept of probability. And we all know how minuscule some chances can get. They can be as small as a billionth of a percent, yet it happens, and that’s the thing that we always tend our attention to.
In a Reddit thread in r/AskReddit, the OP asked the community about their creepiest coincidental experience after he discovered a tombstone with his birthday on it. The members of the community poured in their most shocking and sometimes creepiest coincidences they have ever experienced. Below, we share with you 20 of the most interesting coincidences that will make you wonder, “What are the odds?”
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This is buried but I hope someone reads it. My best friend was on a father son fishing trip at Sioux Narrows, Ontario (I’m from north Dakota and so were my friends and his family) now there is this bridge there that’s apparently 50-60 feet above the water. My friend was with another mutual friend who had went on the trip. These two had a tradition of jumping off this bridge into the water. On this particular trip, my friends dad had a crazy dream where one of them jumped off and died. It shook him to the point he made all the people on the trip promise they wouldn’t jump. My two friends ignored the warning and went for it anyway. As u have already figured out my friend never came outta the water. One of the best people I’ve ever met gone :(
This may get buried but just wanted to share . I was raised by my grandmother. The day she died I was going to the place after receiving news, an old lady looking so similar to her flagged down my vehicle asking if I could drop her a little distance on the way. After dropping her off I stopped by the side of the road and cried a river. I like to think it was my grand mother who wanted to see me for one last time.
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I was working as a contractor in a sanitarium for the mentally deranged. I happened to notice a nameplate on a door that had my very unique last name on it. Turns out it was my great aunt was living there.
I once was attending an 80’s themed party, planning to dress as Marty McFly i spent a day shopping in thriftshops in a large city. After visiting at least 6 i had everything but a denim jacket. Not a single one had one (crazy I know). My friends and we decided to try one more before we gave up for the day. We walk in, the cashier meets us at the door and all she says (not hello, nothing). Is “we’re having a sale on denim jackets today only” and showed us to 2 full racks of nothing but denim jackets in everysize.
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I was walking through the woods one day, and I stumbled across a graveyard from the 1800’s 1900’s. I was just walking through and the first one that I saw was a little boy who died on the same day that I was born. The crazy part was that he and I had the same first and middle name.
Creepiest coincidence I can think of is when I was in high school, it was around the time Princess Diana had died. I visited my grandmother at her job at a doctors office to have lunch with her. Everyone in the break room was watching coverage of the funeral when my grandmother said, “I wonder if Mother Theresa would get this kind of coverage if she died?” Like clockwork, an announcer came on and told of the breaking news that Mother Theresa had passed away. Everyone did that slow head turn eye contact with my grandmother. To this day, my grandmother says it was a coincidence.
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My best friend died via assisted suicide at my house (did an AMA awhile back). After she drank her lethal cocktail, she slipped into a coma and then it took about 40 minutes for her to finally pass. We kept taking her pulse every two minutes or so. Finally, my Great Dane who had been sleeping bolted upright and let out one muffled “woof”, and then stared directly at my friend, then her eyes tracked slowly up from her, through the air, up towards the ceiling. We leaned over to take her pulse again, and this time she was gone.
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Was listening to pink floyds dark side of the moon while driving into my ranch this morning. The lyric “run rabbit run” comes on as a rabbit simultaneously was running off on the road. Kinda trippy.
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It was nearing Christmas and one day when I came home from school my mother asked me to guess who we got a Christmas card from. Without hesitation I said, “From the people who ran the little motel on our summer trip to Michigan.” She was speechless. I was right and I was speechless too.
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Picked a bunch of flowers to put on a random grave whilst on a walk at a cemetery. After 20 minutes my arm holding the flowers shoots out behind my back. I figure that the grave it’s pointing to is the lonely grave that wants the flowers. The names on the grave were mine and my fathers full names with the same spelling. We have a pretty uncommon last name!! Turns out it was our ancestors.
Tl;dr: found me and dads graves.
My sister and I have a good friend that we met around 2003-04. We were all living in the same city, but we grew up in different cities. A few years later she met our imigrant mother who was a seamstress. One day she was with her own mother talking about us and where we were from, and our mother. Her mom suddenly said, “That’s funny! I got married in that city and I remember I had a foreign lady make my wedding dress for me!” A few days later my sister was sorting through our old family photos and found a picture of a couple that she didn’t recognize on their wedding day from around the late 70s early 80s. The bride in the picture was our friend’s mother.
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Stopped my cd player in the car because it was playing a song that reminded me of a dead friend, switch to radio. Same song. Note for note. Three years after it had been released.
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I worked at a library for a very long time, and in an effort to not lose my soul, I collected stuff I found in books. My favorite discovery was a hilarious postcard between two friends. I immediately thought, “I’d like to met these people”. I kept it next to my computer for a few years.
After a few years passes, I’m going through my papers and find a postcard from my girlfriend that I don’t recognize. It takes me a few minutes to understand that I’m reading the postcard I’d put aside years earlier, between someone who was now my girlfriend and another person I’d come to know as a friend. It was probably the weirdest event in a series of events that defied probability regarding a ton of surreal linking events in our lives.
TLDR: I stumbled into a relationship with someone whose mysterious postcard ended up in my collection without directly pursuing it.
I went to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washingtonwhen I was 12. When you first go in, they give you this passport thing [image above] which tells you the story of someone who lived during the Holocaust. The one that I got had a young man whose birthday was the same as mine, except 50 years prior. The day I went to the museum was 50 years to the day since his death.
I had a dream (at age 16) that my mom got pregnant, that the baby was a girl with brown hair, and at the time in my dream the baby was almost a year old. I told my mom and we laughed about it that day. Mind you I was my mom’s only child. Cue a week later we found out she was pregnant. My sister was born 9 months later and has brown hair.
I was around ten years old and my mom took my siblings and I to an Elvis impersonator show. After the show, he was signing scarves and things. [He was kind of a local celebrity in my medium-sized Florida city.] The person in front of me had the same uncommon name as me and was about my age. I said that was my name, as well. We thought it was cool but never saw each other again.
A few years later, I’m camping with my family in New Hampshire. The campground has a small playground and I’m on the swings. I hear someone call my name, turn and see this same person was there, telling their family they were going to the playground.
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I once read or heard a story, about these two newly weds that were going through family photos. The wife stumbled upon a photo of herself at Disney World, as a child, posing with some character in a costume. In the back ground of the photo they found the husband being pushed in a stroller. The picture was taken like 15 years before they were married, and they lived in separate countries at the time. It was a complete coincidence that both of them were caught in the same snap shot.
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Last december, i had a bad dream earlyish in the morning that my dad had stopped taking his liver medication and that he was going to die. In the dream, i asked why he had been so careless but he said that it was just his time. When i woke up, my sister texted me that dad was in the hospital. He passed away 3 weeks later due to, of course, liver complications from not taking his medication.
When I was 16, I went to pick up my little brother from soccer practice. On the way home he goes, “do you ever get the feeling your whole life is about to change?” this was uncharacteristically weird of him, since he tends to be pretty ‘bro’ in his daily life and i’m the emo sibling. And so I said, “I dunno, things like nothing ever changes.” And he said, “something is about to.”
Anyway, we pulled into our street and out of the blue he goes, “someone died.” I’m like “uh… what?” Then we pulled around the corner and all these cars were parked in front of our house. Turns out our dad died that day at work.
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I was taking some picture at the graveyard, it was for a class so my friends were there modeling for me, anyways, I ask one of my friends to try to look like she is crying, while I adjust my camera, when I go to taker her picture, I see she is doing a GREAT job, she is sobing up and crying, I take a couple of pictures before realizing that she is looking at this big family grave… With the exact names and last names as her realives, there was her dads’ name, mom, sister and brother, exact name with exact last name. Her family lives on another state and they are alive. So that was spooky, but later on we are all in my car, and we are listening to some music one of us had on a usb, we were listening to a son for like the third time, when the sound goes off and a horrible voice says ‘get back from where you came from’, and the song continues where it left off. We were so creeped out we had to stop and catch our breath. To this day I still don’t know what it was, maybe interference from another radio? No idea, but it was creepy.
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