Ten Amazing Coincidences
A computer error gave two women in
America called Patricia the same social
security number. When the two women were
brought together in an office to rectify the
blunder they discovered that
They had both been born with the names
Patricia Ann Campbell
Both of their fathers were called Robert
Their birthdays were on 13th March 1941
They had both married military men in the
year 1959 (within eleven days of each other)
They each had two children aged " and 21
They both had an interest in oil painting
Both had studied cosmetics
Both had worked as
In 1893, Henry Ziegland ended a relationship
with his girlfriend.
Tragically, his girlfriend took the news very
badly, became distraught and took her own
Her distressed brother blamed his sister' s
death upon Henry, he went round to Henry' s
house, saw him out in the garden and tried
to shoot him.
Luckily, the bullet only grazed Henry' s face
and embedded itself in a nearby tree.
In 1913, twenty years after this incident,
Henry decided to use dynamite to uproot a
tree in his garden. The explosion propelled
the embedded bullet from the tree straight
into Henry Ziegland' s head - killing him
On December tth 1660, a ship sank in the
straights of Dover - the only survivor was
noted to be Hugh Williams.
On tth December 1767, another ship sank in
the same waters - 127 lost their lives, the
only survivor was noted to be Hugh Williams
On tth August 1820, a picnic boat capsized
on the Thames - there was one survivor -
On 10th July 1940, a British trawler was
destroyed by a German mine - only two men
survived, one man and his nephew - they
were both called Hugh Williams.
Mr McDonald was a farmer who lived in
Canada - nothing extradordinary in that -
until you learn that his postcode contained
the letter sequence EIEIO.
In 1996, Paris police set out to investigate a
late night, high speed car crash, both drivers
had been killed instantly.
Investigations revealed that the deceased
were in fact man and wife.
Police initially suspected some kind of
murder or suicide pact but it became
apparent that the pair had been separated
for several months - neither could have
known that the other would have been out
driving that night - it was Just a terrible
Michael had been travelling around the UK
with his family to track down his daughter,
Lisa - who he had lost contact with ten
After a long fruitless search, he approached
the Suffolk Free Press, who agreed to help
him by putting an appeal in their newspaper.
Fortunately, his long lost daughter saw the
appeal and the pair were reunited.
The odd thing was, his daughter had been
right behind him when the free paper took
A fifteen year old pupil at Argeed High
School in North Wales was to sit his GCSE
examinations in 1990.
His name was James Bond - his examination
paper reference was 007.
In 1965, at the age of four, Roger Lousier
was swimming off a beach in Salem - he got
into difficulties and was saved from
drowning by a woman called Alice Blaise.
In 1974, on the same beach, Roger was out
on a raft when he pulled a drowning man
from the water - amazingly, the man he
saved was Alice Blaise' s husband.
British cavalry officer Major Summerford
was fighting in the fields of Flanders in the
last year of WWY, a flash of lightning
knocked him off his horse and paralysed him
from his waist down.
He moved to Vancouver, Canada, six years
later, whilst out fishing, Major Summer field
was struck by lightning again and the right
side of his body became paralysed.
After two years of recovery, it was a
summers day and he was out in a local park,
a summer storm blew up and Major
Summerfield was struck by lightning again -
permanently paralysing him.
He died two years after this incident.
However, four years after his death, his
stone tomb was destroyed - it was struck by
Businessman Danie Ton made a speech
to an audience in South Africa - the topic of
his speech was - watch out because death
can strike you down at any time.
At the end of his speech, he put a
peppermint in his mouth, and choked to
death on it!