TOP 7 AMAZING COINCIDENCES
1. FALLING BABY
In Detroit in the 1930s, a young man named Joseph Figlock came to the aid of a careless mother twice. On the first occasion, Figlock was walking down the street when the baby fell from a window many stories above. Fortunately, the baby fell on Figlock who managed to catch it neither was hurt. One year later, the very same baby fell from the very same window; a certain Joseph Figlock (the very same one in fact) happened to be passing beneath the window and, for the second time in his life, he caught the baby as it fell.
2. MYSTERY MONK
In the 1800s in Austria, a well-regarded portrait painter, Joseph Aigner, tried to kill himself on a number of occasions. At the age of eighteen, during his first attempt, a Capuchin monk interrupted him. He survived. Four years later the same monk again interrupted Aigner as he tried to hang himself. Eight years later, Aigner was sentenced to hang for treason due to his political activities. His life was saved by the intervention of an unnamed Capuchin monk. At the age of sixty-eight, Aigner committed suicide by shooting himself. The unknown Capuchin monk presided over his funeral service.
3. PHOTOGRAPHIC COINCIDENCE
In 1914, a German mother photographed her infant son. She took the film plates to be developed at a store in Strasbourg but was unable to retrieve them due to the breakout of World War I. Two years later she bought a film plate in Frankfurt, over a hundred miles away, to photograph her newborn daughter. By a bizarre coincidence, she had been sold her original plate, which had been mistakenly marked as unused. When the print developed, both children were in the picture.
4. BOOK FIND
The great actor Anthony Hopkins agreed to appear in a film version of The Girl from Petrovka by George Feifer, in 1973. Hopkins was surprised to find a copy of the novel lying on a bench at a train station. He kept the book, which turned out to be Feifer’s own copy he had lent to a friend. The book was stolen from his friend’s car and eventually found its way to the train station where Hopkins found it.
In 1975, a young man riding a moped in Bermuda was struck and killed by a taxi. One year later, his brother was killed in exactly the same way: driving the same moped and the same taxi with the same driver. To make matters even more bizarre, the taxi was carrying the very same passenger as he had when he killed the first brother.
6. HISTORICAL COINCIDENCE
Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, two of the founders of the United States of America, were involved in the crafting of the Declaration of Independence. On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the document. Exactly 50 years later (to the day), both Jefferson and Adams died.
Jim Lewis and Jim Springer were twins separated at birth. Both adoptive families named their boys James. Both boys grew up and became law enforcement officers. Both had training in mechanical drawing and carpentry and both ended up marrying woman named Linda. They both had sons, one named James Alan and the other James Allan. The twin brothers divorced their wives and remarried—both to women named Better. Both brothers owned dogs named Toy.