Helen Finds Boyfriend's Buried Money By Coincidence

British shillingThis is an example of a coincidence story which I find interesting. It was initially reported in the New York Times by John Stickney back in 1975.

It's the 1960's and an eight year old girl, Helen Montgomery, was playing in a London (England) park when, quite by 'chance', she found some money hidden under loose earth. She was hiding while playing hide and seek. It amounted to just over eight shillings - quite a prize at the time for a young girl. As the money was never claimed Helen was allowed to keep this.

Now we move forward 13 years and Helen is walking through the same park with her boyfriend. She mentioned her find to him and amazingly it was her boyfriend who buried the money years before! He told her that he had stolen the money from his mother and knew he would be in serious trouble if she ever found the coins on him. So he buried the cash to retrieve later.

The problem for Helen's boyfriend, when he went to dig up the cash, it was gone ! Helen had got there before him ... and now they are sweethearts - ahhhh! Well they were back in 1975, hopefully they are still together today.

As I see it, this coincidence or synchronicity indicates how our past and present are interlinked as are people, especially important people in our lives.

Can such things be, and overcome us like a summer's cloud, without our special wonder?
William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act III

This post was previously published on my other blog 67 Not Out

Further Reading
A Coincidence Meeting At Boscastle Cornwall
The Costa Concordia Coincidences With The Titanic