Readers Coincidence Stories

coincidence cartoon

Three short coincidences stories follow, originally received from 67 Not Out readers. If you have a coincidence story you would like published on this blog or 67 Not Out please use the Contact Button on 67 Not Out - thanks.

American Pickers TV Coincidence
"I was reading one of your posts from a long time back, which said when once you start getting interested in coincidences, you see them everywhere.

Not even half an hour later, I walked downstairs to find my mom watching a TV show called American Pickers, the episode titled 'Easy Riders'. They had bought a motorcycle from a random guy, and brought it to a shop to be fixed up.

The mechanic, while fixing the bike found a old picture from the shop, which showed the exact same motorcycle had been fixed there years ago.

Its amazing that this old bike ended up in the same shop by coincidence, even though it had passed through many hands over the years.

This also made me think about how many coincidences probably happen, but no one notices them. The guy on the show just happened to find the old picture of the bike. He could have easily not found it, and no one would ever know the coincidence occurred - just thought you might find that interesting."

- Merideth

The Henry Rawlinson Coincidence
"I recently went to see a performance of Sir Henry at Rawlinson End in Liverpool - taken from an album made in the 1970's by Vivian Stanshall of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.

Sadly Viv died in a house fire on 5th March, 1995 - exactly 100 years to the day that the real Sir Henry Rawlinson died (5th March 1895). Quite a coincidence."

- Colin Taylor

The Old Man And Archway Coincidence
"I was a wandering down an (admittedly very picturesque) narrow curved street in Siena.

In the distance there was an old man walking with a cane, and he'd just passed under an arch with a stone missing. I thought it made a nice mood photo, no landmark, nothing special.

Years later a friend was showing me photos from her recent European vacation, and though hers is closer and mine from a greater distance, she'd photographed the same man, in similar clothes, on the same street, under the exact same archway.

Maybe this guy wandered that same street for decades, but still ... the two photos side by side are pretty amazing.

- Alice

Other Coincidence and Synchronicity Examples:
Coincidence Of Double Exposure On Newspapers Front Page
60 Years Of Romance Coincidence
The Buddha Coincidence Connection Story

1 comment:

  1. Good ones! That last story is strangely eerie. Maybe the man was a ghost??